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TechTitansTILDIGTech Industry Series

The Tech Industry Series is an interactive monthly program focused on technology applications and trends in the high-tech industry. Luncheons are held one Friday a month - typically the third Friday - and feature presentations by industry experts.

Tech Industry Luncheon
Friday, June 16, 2017
15909 Preston Road, Dallas 75248
$40 members | $50 prospective members | $400 table of eight


"Cognitive business in an agile world"
Featuring Romelia H. Flores, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor, IBM Global Solution Center

The world is being reinvented by computer automation, analytics and cloud technology with an emphasis on user-based agile development.  Cognitive systems understand the world and provide compelling user experiences by leveraging data insights.  Watson, created by IBM, is a cloud-based, open platform of expanding cognitive capabilities.  Romelia will discuss the history of IBM's Watson Cognitive technology and describe publicly available cognitive services which are driving discovery-based innovation.  Please join us to learn more about IBM's Cognitive Business Strategy and design approaches with Romelia.


2017 Tech Industry Series Schedule

Dates and programs are subject to change

 Jan 27: Dr. Richard Benson, President, UT Dallas  July 21:  Chris MacFarland, CEO, Masergy
 Feb 10: Maya Leibman, CIO, American Airlines  Aug 11: Tech Titans Innovators Lunch
 Mar 24: Matt Desch, CEO, Iridium Communications  Sept 15:
 Apr 21: Nick Hassan, Texas Instruments  Oct 20:
 May 5: Rick Nordtvedt, Ph.D., Gartner     Nov 17:
 June 16: Romelia Flores, Master Inventor, IBM  

2016 Tech Industry Series programs:

November -
"When will pizza be delivered by drone?"
Ron Poynter
, President, OnPoynt Aerial Solutions

October -
"Virtual Reality: The next frontier of media and why it's important"
Lance Loesberg
, Founder and CEO, BigLook360

September -
"The Future of Work: The Creation of a Collaborative Culture"
Julian Phillips
, Executive Vice President, Whitlock

August - Annual Tech Titans Innovators Finalists
Corporate Innovation: Martin Marietta - Masergy - Nokia 
Emerging Company Innovation: Bottle Rocket - Brainspace - Dialexa - Tango Analytics

July -
Luncheon with Design & Manufacturing
Joanne Moretti,
General Manager, Radius Innovation & Development, a Jabil Company - "Driving innovation through customer experience"

June -
"Social data's influence on financial markets"
Chris Camillo
, CEO and co-founder, TickerTags

- "As fast as a speeding bullet: the future tech of train travel"

Shaun McCabe, CTO, Texas Railway

April - "The buzz about the environment and sustainability"
Elodie Geoffroy-Michaels, Vice President, Americas Energy & Sustainability, CBRE Global Workplace Solutions

March Happy Hour - The Innovation of beverage

Hope Shimabuku, Director, Texas Regional Office, United States Patent & Trademark Office 

January - "The CEO's Challenge for 2016"
Betty Manetta, Founder, President and CEO, Argent Associates Inc. & Asociar LLC

2015 Tech Industry Series programs:

November - Luncheon with Design & Manufacturing
Doug Moore,
EVP, COO, Fujitsu Network Communications - "The Shifting Economics of Global Manufacturing"

October -
Luncheon with Cyber Security Symposium
Luncheon Keynote - Jeff Schilling,CIO, head of custom operations and security, Armor (formerly know as FireHost) - "Cybersecurity: local to global"

September -
Luncheon with BI Symposium
Luncheon Keynote- Allison Cerra, Vice President, Marketing, EG Americas, Hewlett-Packard - "Big Data, bigger questions"
Symposium Speakers:
Paul Ingram, HugeData; Urmil Shah, Texas Instruments; Bryce Engelbrecht, iQor; Matt Dugan, AT&T

August - Annual Tech Titans Innovators Finalists
Corporate Innovation:  AT&T - Methode Electronics - Omnitracs - Qorvo 
Emerging Company Innovation:  Axxess - Brainspace - EnTouch Controls - Ziosk

July - "A user success story - how the cloud enabled dramatic corporate"
Janet DeBerardinis, CIO, Caliber Collison Centers

June -
Luncheon with IoT Symposium "The connected oil and gas field"
Luncheon keynote Sha-Chelle Manning, Director, Corporate Innovation at Pioneer Natural Resources Corp.
Symposium speakers:

Ramniklal Mistry, Verizon Wireless; Jeffrey Smith, Numerex; Lance White, PetroCloud; Dilip Sarangan, Compass Intelligence; John Krachenfels, AT&T.

May -
"The mobile strategy of enabling technology"
Greg Flory,
Senior Lead Strategist, Bottle Rocket

"State Farm IT: Using technology to be there for our customers"
Ashley Pettit,
VP Systems, State Farm

March - "Mobility: Art of the possible"
Stephen Reiter,
EVP, Entegra Technologies

February - 
"How the trends in Big Data are changing the way we do business"

Teena Piccione, Assistant Vice President for Solutions Architecture at the AT&T Big Data Center of Excellence
January -  "Mobility revolution: New players and new technology"
Terry McCabe, CTO, Mavenir Systems

Title sponsor

The University of Texas at Dallas
Erik Jonsson School of
Engineering & Computer
Science, EC32
800 W Campbell Rd, 
Richardson 75080
 June Tech Industry Lunch 
Friday, June 16
Prestonwood Country Club 
15909 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 

Check In 11:30 
Program 12:00 - 1:00