Senior Systems Analyst / Chief Technology Officer
NC Dept of Health & Human Services / SolonTek Corporation
With advanced degrees in computers and secondary education, along with several IT certifications, Dr. Joe Perez, Industry Insights’ 2021 Thought Leader of the Year, brings 35-plus years’ experience to the stage as an IT/higher education professional. Having served as BI Specialist at NC State University and currently serving as Senior Systems Analyst/Team Lead at the NC Department of Health & Human Services (and CTO at SolonTek Corporation), Perez stays active in the IT community with more than 14,000 LinkedIn followers. A published author, world-renowned international keynote speaker, data viz/analytics expert, and specialist in efficiency/process improvement, he is indeed a much sought-after resource, speaking at dozens of conferences across the globe annually, earning him coveted thought-leadership recognition by organizations such as DataManagement University and Global AI Hub.