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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


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

Tech Industry Series Innovators Luncheon

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Friday, October 14, 2022
Check in/Networking 11 am
Presentation 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
buffet lunch served

Prestonwood Country Club - The Creek
15909 Preston Rd., Dallas 75248


Presentations by the eight finalists in the Innovation award categories of the Tech Titans Awards

The annual Innovators Luncheon is the largest and most exciting luncheon on our calendar! It features presentations by the eight finalists from the two Innovation Award categories - Emerging Company Innovation and Corporate Innovation.  These awards recognize and celebrate these companies for outstanding innovation and unique accomplishments through recent or potential breakthrough technologies.  Each of the finalists nominated for awards in the these categories will explain how their innovations are changing the landscape of North Texas.

Corporate Innovation Finalists

Anderson Merchandisers
Berry Appleman & Leiden
Brinker International
Toyota Financial Services

Emerging Company Innovation Finalists

Aligned Data Centers
Chargeback Gurus


Tech Titans members $55 | non members $70

Table Sponsor $550

  • Reserved table of 8
  • 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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