HDI Charlotte is pleased to announce our 9th Annual Technology Forum and Vendor Expo featuring networking, informative presentations, industry-renowned vendors, amazing prizes, and more.  Even better — we’re pleased to be back at our Johnson & Wales location in uptown Charlotte!

This is our biggest event of the year and is a great opportunity to network and expand your knowledge through vendor interaction and fantastic speakers.  We encourage anyone in the scope of technology support (Analysts, Team Leads, Managers, Directors, Execs) to attend.

We’re VERY excited to announce our 2016 speakers:

Dr. Beth Haggett (Click here for Beth's bio)

Dr. Beth HaggettDr. Beth inspires transformation in areas that make the most difference for people. Her vast experience as a psychotherapist, organizational consultant, speaker, coach, trainer and facilitator over two decades help her to reach people and ask powerful questions that inspire. Beth’s main goal is to invoke transformation both on a personal and organizational level. Her specialty is helping companies create a coaching culture that supports employee engagement and flourishing for individuals and groups. Beth also has over 20-years experience working with adults, adolescents, trauma recovery, and improving marriages and family relationships. She assists individuals, groups and organizations in recognizing and changing patterns contributing to illness and dysfunction and creating more healthful habits and lives. Beth is a mother of four amazing adults and has six grandchildren. She loves working cows on her beautiful Azteca horse up in the Utah mountains.

Dr. Beth has worked as a Trainer, Consultant, and Coach for corporations such as: Hitachi Data Systems, Oracle, VeriSign, Agile, Amdahl, Ericsson, Novo Nordisk, Autodesk, The Veteran’s Administration, The Children’s Justice Center and others. Her coaching curriculum is considered “Best Practices” in the customer support industry and is licensed by HDI, The KCS Academy and DB Kay & Associates. Beth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Utah. She has advanced training in EFT, Addictions, Emotionally Focused Marriage Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Family Systems, Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis, Psychoneurobiology, Mind-Body Medicine, and Personal and Executive Coaching. Her professional experience includes: Integrative Psychotherapy, Executive Coaching, Speaking, Consulting, Teaching and Training. She teaches Consulting Skills, Ethics and Evidenced Based Coaching at Saybrook University.

Dr. Beth has a PhD in Mind-Body Medicine: Health Systems, from Saybrook University, a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Walla Walla University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Washington State University. Beth has the “Master Personal and Executive Coach” certification through the College of Executive Coaching.

Click here to visit Dr. Beth Haggett’s site.

Hank Marquis - (Click here for Hank's bio)

Hank MarquisHank Marquis is a Research Director on the IT Leaders Infrastructure and Operations Management team with Gartner. His research covers the strategies, markets and pricing for tools that establish and optimize an effective software license position (software asset management tools); and configuration management database (CMDB) tools and their related discovery and normalization technologies. He also covers the ITIL change and configuration management processes as they pertain to CMDB tools. Mr. Marquis joined Gartner after an extensive IT career. His prior experience includes senior leadership roles in enterprise IT, as well as being CTO of an infrastructure optimization software tool firm. This unique background makes him intimately familiar with the issues faced by both the producers and consumers of tools in the markets he covers. You can find him on Twitter as @hankmarquis.

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2015 Event

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