Charlotte Area Technology Collaborative

Uniting the community to open career pathways that inspire, advance, and grow a diverse technology talent pipeline.

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What We Do

Charlotte Area Technology Collaborative (CATC) brings together businesses, education, government and organizations to promote and grow the development of a diverse and skilled technology pipeline. The Collaborative provides learning and growth opportunities for future and current technology professionals, promoting innovation and entrepreneurism, advancing the technology profession and fostering economic development.

The Collaborative is Charlotte’s hub for the technology community and a clearinghouse for meaningful and needed technology education and activities in the Charlotte Region. The organization is governed by area executive leaders who meet throughout the year to oversee the financial and operational aspects of the business.

Operational Pillars

The Collaborative’s three pillars guide us in uniting the community to inspire, advance, and grow a diverse technology talent pipeline.

CATC Pillars

Inspire

Engage and encourage students in grades 6 - 20 to explore and pursue technology careers and the profession through business connections and experiential learning opportunities

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CATC Pillars

Advance

Provide channels for technology professionals to network, share ideas and collaborate on advancing the technology profession

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CATC Pillars

Grow

Attract technology talent, both new to Charlotte and reskilling to promote Charlotte as the technology hub through presenting informative events, supporting innovation and entrepreneurism to foster economic development.

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Our Board

Brooke Lowery

Brooke Lowery

Microsoft

Christine Meloro

Christine Meloro

Bank of America

Dan Hansen

Dan Hansen

Accenture

Dan Roselli

Dan Roselli

Packard Place

David Kapfhammer

David Kapfhammer

Accenture

Drew Lockhart

Drew Lockhart

Ally

Elizabeth	Austin

Elizabeth Austin

Curvature

Frank Boncimino

Frank Boncimino

Syntelli Solutions

Joe Deney

Joe Deney

Flexential

Joe Topinka

Joe Topinka

SnapAV

John Fread

John Fread

Logical Advantage

Joseph Pensiero

Joseph Pensiero

Sealed Air

Lonnie Emard

Lonnie Emard

IT-oLogy

Meredith LaBonte

Meredith LaBonte

Community Advocate

Mirsad Hadsikadic

Mirsad Hadsikadic

UNC Charlotte

Scott Ross

Scott Ross

Lowe's Companies

Terry Cox

Terry Cox

TechWorks Gaston

Theresa Wilson

Theresa Wilson

Wells Fargo

Todd Atwood

Todd Atwood

AmWINS VP

Valerie Truesdale

Valerie Truesdale

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

Sponsors

Charlotte Area Technology Collaborative thanks its sponsors for their support with uniting the community's technology talent to foster learning and growth opportunities for the future.

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Upcoming Events

Event: eFITT: Exploring Futures In Technology Today

Location: Kennedy Middle School, 4000 Gallant Road Charlotte 28273

Date: Oct 20, 2018 – 09:00 AM

eFiTT is a free monthly middle school program led by CATC partners where
students can learn more about IT. These creative sessions cover a variety of
IT topics including hands-on activities as well as presentations from IT professionals.  The content varies each month.

October workshop is Creating an Interactive Game with Ruby.  Leaders:  Tech Talent South Alumni