Senior Systems Analyst, NC Dept. of Health & Human Services Chief Technology Officer, SolonTek Corporation
Meet The Speaker
With advanced degrees in computers and education, along with several IT certifications, Dr. Joe Perez brings almost forty years of experience to bear as an IT/higher ed professional. Having served as Business Intelligence Specialist at NC State University and currently serving as Senior Systems Analyst at the NC Department of Health & Human Services (and Chief Technology Officer at Solontek Corporation), Perez stays active in the IT/higher ed communities with nearly 16,000 LinkedIn followers. A highly-recommended international keynote speaker, published author, data viz/analytics expert, talk show co-host, and specialist in efficiency/process improvement, he is indeed a much sought-after resource.
A recipient of the 2021 Thought Leader of the Year award, Perez speaks at dozens of conferences yearly, extending his reach into more than 20 countries around the globe, impacting thousands. As a result of his achievements, Joe has been inducted into the prestigious Thought Leader communities at DataManagementU, Engatica, Coruzant Technologies, Gartner, and the Global AI Hub. Dr. Perez's passion for teaching has never waned, whether as speaker, workshop facilitator, podcast guest, conference emcee, or team leader; inspiring countless individuals to strive for excellence.
He cherishes spending time with his wife and family, whom he considers to be the "best things that ever happened to me." Besides being a gifted musician, Joe serves as speaker, interpreter, and music director for his church's Hispanic ministry. He even manages to publish a monthly military newsletter, The Patriot News, which has gained widespread recognition. His unwavering commitment to his community is an inspiration to all.