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Tech Industry Lunch

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.

2022 Tech Industry Series Speakers


January 17 - Simone Severini, Director, Quantum Computing, Amazon Web Services (AWS) - View Presentation

February 18 - CIO Panel with Tanya Hannah, King County WA; Onyeka Nchege, Novant Health; Michael Pegues, Aurora, IL - View Presentation  Read Article - The Enterprisers Project

March 25 - Jason Leiker, Assistant Vice President of ESG, AT&T

April 22 - Female CIO Panel - Heidi Cox, Principal & CIO, HKS; Tracey Francis, SVP of Technology, Bottle Rocket; Gertrude Van Horn, SVP & CIO, NCH Corporation

May 20 - Michael Youngs, CIO, DFW International Airport - View Presentation

June 17 - Kris Fitzgerald, former CTO for NTT Data - View Presentation

July 15 - Dave Copps, CEO, Worlds - Tech Titans Awards Gala Winner Series

August 19 - Neelu Sethi, CIO, Reddy Ice - Tech Titans Awards Gala Winner Series

September 16 - ATT FirstNet - Tech Titans Awards Gala Winner Series

October 14 - Tech Titans Innovators Luncheon

November 18 - Richardson IQ with Amy Carenza, ActivePure, Don Magner, City of Richardson, Ron Nag, MedCognetics and Steve Guengerich, UT Dallas


2021 Tech Industry Series Speakers


January 22 - Mike Bafan, Chairman of Toyota Mexico Manufacturing Operations and Group Vice President of Toyota North America's Manufacturing Project Innovation Center

February 19 - Jose R Favilla, Jr, Global Industry 4.0 Leader, IBM Corporation

March 26 - Teresa Mackintosh, CEO, Trintech (2020 Tech Titans Emerging Company CEO Award winner)

April 16 - DevOps Panel: Kevin O'Dell, State Farm; Kodwo Panford, Zix; Courtney Kissler, Zulily; John Willis, Botchagalupe Technologies; and Bryan Finster, DevOps Mentor

May 21 - Joe D'Cruz, Catalyze Dallas and Roger Raley, Alpine Advanced Materials

June 18 - Blair Bardwell and Pari Pandya, AT&T

July 16 - Grant Ecker, VP Global Enterprise Architecture, Walgreens Boots Alliance and E.G. Nadhan, Chief Architect and Strategist, Red Hat

August 20 - Skip Howard, CEO, Spacee

September 17 - Malcom Ross, CTO, Appian

October 15 - Innovators Luncheon

November 19 - Trude VanHorn, CIO, NCH Corporation

February Tech Industry Luncheon Series


Rethinking the Workforce of Tomorrow

With increased remote work, quiet quitting, and the great resignation, is it time to rethink the workplace and workforce of tomorrow? In this new era, it is important to consider WHO the workforce is, WHERE the work happens, WHAT the work is, and HOW it is being accomplished. What are some of the steps being taken to address the needs of the workforce from underserved communities in the hybrid world we live in today? Join us for a discussion with leaders who are on the forefront of developing tomorrow’s workforce as they share their successes and challenges.


Sharlene Jenner, Abelson Taylor
Dillon Mahipala, Ericsson North America
Tara Whitehead Stotland, Cognizant
Moderator: Diane Majors, Experience Catalysts


Friday, February 17,  2023
Check in/Networking 11:30 am
Presentation 12:00 - 1:15 pm
Buffet lunch served

Prestonwood Country Club, 15909 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75248

Tech Titans members $60 | non members $70

Table Sponsor $500

  • Reserved table of 8 and 1 additional seat at head table(s) - Total of 9 guests

  • Logo in event program

  • Company recognition from the podium

Your registration data may be provided to sponsors of this event.

2022 Tech Industry Luncheon Events

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