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Tech Industry Lunch

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

2023 Tech Industry Series Speakers

2023 Tech Industry Luncheon Schedule
February 17 - Re-Thinking the Workforce of Tomorrow

Sharlene Jenner – VP Engagement Strategy, AbelsonTaylor
Dillon Mahipala – Transformation Leader, North America at Ericsson
Tara Whitehead Stotland – Lead Strategist at Cognizant
Moderator: Diane Magers, Founder & CEO, Experience Catalysts

May 19 - Leadership 2023 - Keys to Leading Teams in Times of Change

Doug Moore, CEO, Fujitsu North America
Jacquelyn Clayborn, CEO, ONC National
Kathy Jones, Employment Experience Manager, State Farm
Jon Davis, Chief Revenue Officer, Matrix Resources

August 18
November 17
Special Tech Industry Luncheon Virtual Presentations
February 27 - Can technology resist Status Quo for the underserved

Michael Pegues, CIO, Aurora, IL
Kimberly Lagrue, CIO, New Orleans, LA
Tanya Hannah, CIO, Aon Corporation
Moderated by E.G. Nadhan, Global Chief Architect Leader, CTO Organization, Red Hat

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




 Tech Industry Luncheon 

Presenting Sponsor:

How AI is changing the retail industry

August 18, 2023
11:30 am - Check in desk opens
11:45 am - Lunch buffet opens
12:00 pm - Program begins
1:30 pm - Program adjourns
Clubs of Prestonwood - The Creek
15909 Preston Rd.
Dallas, TX 75248


Skip Howard, CEO, Spacee

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are changing the way shoppers buy their goods. Much like the move to online shopping years ago, customer friendly kiosks and automated check-outs using AI are forcing dramatic change at a rapid pace. Leading the way in the use of AI in retail is Spacee. Spacee is a Computer Vision & A.I. company that empowers organizations with near real time Actionable Insights.

Skip will cover the foundational basics of AI, explain computer vision and show how Spacee is doing that has changed the shopping experience while providing value in worth billions. 

About the speaker:
Skip is the Founder/CEO fo Spacee. Outside of Spacee, Skip is passionate about advancing technology knowledge and runs one of the largest Computer Vision Developers group in North America.

Several publications have recognized Skip as a top CEO and innovator, including DCEO (Winner of Innovation in Retail) and Ernst & Young (Finalist for 2019 Entrepreneur Of The Year®). He was named Top 500 most influential business leaders in Dallas by D Magazine in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. He is a member of YPO and EO.



Quarterly luncheons scheduled for The Clubs of Prestonwood, 15909 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75248
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2022 Tech Industry Luncheon Events

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