Richard Hipp to Speak at Triangle Technology Executives Council August 17 Executive Lunch Briefing

Guest Speaker is Creator of SQLite Database Engine

Raleigh, NC, August 13, 2011 --( The Triangle Technology Executives Council (, a nonprofit organization dedicated to continuous education and economic development of technology companies in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, has announced that Richard Hipp will address TTEC members at the August Executive Lunch Briefing on Wednesday, Aug. 17.

Hipp, an Atlanta native and current Charlotte resident, is the creator of SQLite, a database engine currently used for data storage in most smartphones, web browsers and many other software products. Since Hipp developed SQLite in 2000, more than 2 billion instances of the product have been deployed. He is the founder of Hipp, Wyrick & Company, Inc. (Hwaci), an independent software development and consulting firm in Charlotte, N.C., and currently leads a team of developers at Hwaci to maintain and support SQLite for an international clientele.

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“We are honored to have Richard address our members and believe he will inspire others to become more involved in the technology industry,” said John Crites, president and CEO of TTEC. “He is an excellent example of hard work and creativity and should provide our group with terrific insight.”

- Hipp received his master’s degree from Georgia Tech in Atlanta and his doctorate from Duke University in Durham, N.C.

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The Triangle Technology Executives Council (TTEC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the economic development of technology companies in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina through the collaboration among leaders in the management community. The council resources are primarily volunteers comprised of executive technology leadership in this region. TTEC sponsors who share the commitment for economic development in the area provide additional resources. The organization also partners with local universities and the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) to extend shared expertise to aspiring students and technology ventures. For more information please visit

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