Seventh ANNUAL LNC FORUM Presented by SAS

Turning knowledge into action

JANUARY 23, 2014 8:00-3:00

SAS Executive briefing center

Whether you attended the LNC Forum on January 23, want to refer to a presentation, or were unable to attend, we want to share the information conveyed to attendees by our presenters. The links below provide presentations made by speakers, videos referenced during breakouts, and highlights of the LNC Forum. Be sure to mark your calendar for Thursday, January 22, 2015 for the 8th Annual LNC Forum in Charlotte, NC.

2014 LNC Forum Agenda

2014 LNC Forum Presentations, Handouts, and Videos
(click on links for downloads)

Opening Keynote – North Carolina In A Global Context
Dr. James Johnson, Jr. – William Rand Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor, Kenan-Flagler Business School; Director, Urban Investment Strategies Center, Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – (presentationvideo)

Morning Leadership Keynote
Stephen Wiehe – President and Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board, SciQuest (presentation / video)


[Energy Opportunities]
Mr. Paul Newton, State President-North Carolina, Duke Energy

Dr. Vikram Rao, Executive Director, Research Triangle Energy Consortium
Mr. Ivan Urlaub, Executive Director, North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association

[Common Core in North Carolina]
Mr. Karl Rectanus
, Founder, TechExecutives; Education Consultant, North Carolina Chamber Foundation – (handout)

[Healthcare Paradigm Shift – Transition to Quality of Care]
Dr. Beat Steiner, Professor, Director of Medical School Program, UNC Healthcare

Dr. Brian Caveney, Vice President, Sales Consultation and Support, Healthcare Division, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

[Citizen Engagement and Transparency – CityCampNC Case Study]
Mr. Jason Hibbets, Project Manager, RedHat; Community Manager,; Planning Committee Co-Chair, CityCampNC

The Honorable Bonner Gaylord, District E Councilmember, Raleigh City Council (presentation)
Additional Information: CityCampNC


[Venture Capital Opportunities and Challenges]
Ms. Miriam Wilson, Vice President, Council for Entrepreneurial Development

Mr. Bob Creeden, Executive Director, Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network
Mr. Jim Roberts, Executive Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, UNC Wilmington
Additional Information: (presentation / video)

[Agribusiness – Still Number One]
Mr. Larry Wooten, President, North Carolina Farm Bureau
Ms. Lisa Zannoni, Global Head of Regulatory and Stewardship, Seeds and Co-Lead of the Global Regulatory Leadership Team, Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc. (presentation)

[Early Childhood Education in North Carolina]
Ms. Susan Perry-Manning, Executive Director, North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (presentation)

[Economic Development in North Carolina]
Mr. John Hoomani, General Counsel, North Carolina Department of Commerce (handout)


Afternoon Leadership Keynote
Dr. Jim Goodnight – Co-Founder, SAS (video)

To learn how to get involved in the Eighth Annual Leadership North Carolina Forum, please contact Brian Etheridge at (919) 803-5326.
2014 LNC Forum Sponsors
Presenting Sponsor: SAS Institute
Gold Sponsor and Exclusive Marketing Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Gold Sponsors: Piedmont Natural Gas, Fidelity Investments, Norfolk Southern
Silver Sponsors: Business North Carolina, Duke Energy
Bronze Sponsor: CenturyLink
Forum Supporter: Delta Dental of North Carolina