The NC TECH Association hosted its annual Outlook for Tech conference on Wednesday, and one thing was clear — The future of the industry in North Carolina is bright.

The event, typically held in Charlotte, was virtual this year and focused on what industry leaders and experts throughout the state had to say about technology trends and future innovations, NC TECH Association CEO Brooks Raiford said.

Throughout the morning, 350 people tuned in to tech talks from Tom Snyder, executive director of RIoT, and Nicole Raimundo, CIO for the town of Cary; an innovations briefing by Jake Brody, managing director, south market unit interactive lead at Accenture; the State of Tech Industry Report briefing by Ted Abernathy, managing partner at Economic Leadership; the keynote address from Carl Deal, managing vice president of Gartner Executive Programs; and a 2021 preview of NC TECH’s year ahead by Mark Dirks, president and CEO of Beacon Technologies.

Check out the full recap at Charlotte Inno.