U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Host National Forum in Charlotte Exploring the Power of Technology


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will host the second “Digital Empowers” regional forum in Charlotte, NC. The event will bring together business and community leaders to explore and share technological innovations and partnerships that are shaping the future of social impact and building a stronger future for the city.

Participants will share how their organizations use new technologies and digital innovations, including blockchain, design thinking, virtual reality, robotics, data collaboratives, and cloud analytics to increase access and equity to individuals and communities. The event is in partnership with the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, North Carolina Technology Association, Queen City Fintech, and the Research and Economic Development at UNC Charlotte.

Participants to include: 

Marc DeCourcey, Senior Vice President, Corporate Citizenship Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Balaji Ganapathy, Head, Workforce Effectiveness, Tata Consultancy Services
Brooks Raiford, President and CEO, North Carolina Technology Association
John Lewis, CEO, Charlotte Area Transit System
John Hardin, Executive Director, Office of Science Technology & Innovation, North Carolina Department of Commerce
Jason Aspiotis, Founder and CEO, Finsophy PBC
Sherrell Dorsey, CEO, BLKTECH Interactive and Founder, ThePLUG
Kim Lanphear, CEO, Apparo
David Boraks, Reporter and Host, WFAE
Christopher Jackson, President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont

The nationally broadcasted event will place at the Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont on March 13th starting at 8:30am.