Presented by Microsoft, the 2017 ConnectivIT® Ball was held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Charlotte Convention Center.
Nearly 550 guests, including 30 CIOs from Charlotte’s corporate IT community, raised a record-setting $980,000 to empower local nonprofits through business and technology solutions. The event featured a "Believe the Impossible" theme.
With extensive business networking, fantastic entertainment, recognition of a nonprofit technology achievement, and an after party to get even a CIO dancing, the ConnectivIT® Ball is an evening on the "must list" for the technology community.
Heart Math Tutoring has won the 2017 Mission Possible Economic Opportunity Award (formerly the Technology Innovation Award), sponsored by Accenture.
Check out the 2017 ConnectivIT® Ball photos here.
Check out the 2017 ConnectivIT® Ball program here.
CIO & Sponsor Events
The CIO Host Reception - Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The CIO Host Reception is hosted by Bank of America and catered by The Compass Group at the top of the Bank of America Corporate Center.
The event brings together 35+ area CIOs and 100 IT professionals to celebrate the impact of Apparo’s work in the community and to deepen relationships.
The ConnectivIT® Cocktail - Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The ConnectivIT® Cocktail precedes the Digital Ball and brings together the top tier sponsors of $15,000 and above to network with CIO's and IT Business leaders. The event is a sold-out event with 30+ CIOs and 125 IT influencers and leaders. This exclusive event is held in the Duke Energy Vista, overlooking Charlotte and the surrounding communities.
ConnectivIT® Series 2017 Host Committee
Shawn Cherry, AAA Carolinas
Mike Laurenti, Ahold Delhaize
Suhas Yerra, AIG
Paul D. Cavnaugh, AvidXchange
Bill Pappas, Bank of America
Dave Matthews, Bank of America
Kevin O'Rourke, Barnhardt Manufacturing Company
Aaron Higley, Campus Crest
Pete Murphy, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare
Craig D. Richardville, Carolinas HealthCare System
Eric Goodwin, Carolinas HealthCare System
Eric Christian, Carolinas HealthCare System
Cam Faison, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company
Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Jeff Stovall, City of Charlotte
Kevin Ledford, CloudGenera
Darrell Thompson, Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated
Walter Rowe, Colfax Corporation
Rob Watkins, Compass Group North America
Allen Kim, CPI Security Systems
Josh Jewett, Dollar Tree
Chris Heck, Duke Energy
Jakob From, Electrolux, North America
Mitch Elligton, Empowered Benefits
Ames Flynn, Extended Stay America
Deb Watt, Foundation For The Carolinas
Jim Clendenen, Harris Teeter
Steve Hagood, Ingersoll Rand
Scott Ross, Lowe's Companies
Victor Fetter, LPL Financial
Dave Garrett, Novant Health
Detlef Dohmen, Polypore International
Dale Lancaster, Red Ventures
Michael Hitchins, North America Rentokil
Markus Hill, Rodgers Builders
Steve Ermish, ScentAir
Al Mele, SCOR Global Life Americas
Joe Topinka, SnapAV
Chris Maritato, Sonic Automotive
Michael Keating, Springs Global US
Rick Doody, SPX Corporation
Kevin Eamigh, SPX Flow
Kirby Miner, Sunbelt Rentals
Robert Barnhart, UTC Aerospace Systems
Brad Merlie, Utiligent
Theresa Wilson, Wells Fargo