- AGENDA -
8:00am - 8:30am Check-in, Continental Breakfast, Table Showcase and Executives Networking
Venue & Breakfast Sponsored by Aastra
8:30am - 9:00am Welcome & Introduction of Founder
Pam Terry, Executive Director of Techxans
Founder's Welcome & Inspire Me Program
Anthony Huang, Founder of Techxans
Sponsors Recognition & Program Introduction
Pam Terry, Executive Director of Techxans
9:00am - 9:30am FEATURED PRESENTATION
"Business Intelligence - What It Takes to Be Best in Class"
Dan Hooper, Principal, Integrated Services, Inc.
9:30am - 10:00am FEATURED PRESENTATION
"Exploring the DNA of VoIP Security"
Gary Mading, Director, Aastra
SPECIAL RECOGNITION OF
Informatica | IBM | EduCorp | Vitria | Choice Solutions
10:00am - 10:25am BREAK- TABLE TOP SHOWCASE & NETWORKING
SPECIAL RECOGNITION OF
Comware | CSI Leasing | NTR Global | CTH Technologies
10:30am - 11:30am CIO & Thought-Leadership Panel:
Topic: "2009: Trends in Enterprise IT"
Brad Harslem, CIO Panel Moderator, CIO Fellow
CIO Innovations Institute
Dallas Chapter Chair & Former CIO of Coach America
Rich Gius, VP & CIO, Atmos Energy
Keith Thode, COO & CTO, The Aidmatrix Foundation
Tom Rodenbaugh, Technology Director, 1st Global
11:30am - Noon Closing, Awards & Thanking Our Speakers
Post-Event Technology Executives Networking
TABLE TOP SHOWCASE EXHIBITS & NETWORKIN
NOTE: This Event is Free to Industry Professionals and current TechExecs Sponsors and Paid Members. Attendance is limited for Sales, Marketing and Recruiting Professionals who are current members or sponsors. Please contact Pam Terry (firstname.lastname@example.org) to qualify for attendance to the CIO Panel Forum. * Attendees List will be provided at the event.
SPONSORS & PARTNERS RECOGNITION
EduCorp, Comware, CTH Technologies
PANEL & SPEAKER BACKGROUND:
VP & CIO
Richard (Rich) Gius is Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Atmos Energy Corporation. Rich joined Atmos in October of 2007 as a CIO and corporate officer. He is responsible for leading Atmos' enterprise-wide information technology strategy, architecture, project delivery and operations execution, focusing on many of the company’s strategic initiatives including service excellence and operational effectiveness.
Prior to joining Atmos, Rich spent more than two decades at Cardinal Health, rising through various positions of increasing responsibility. In 2003, he was named by Computerworld Magazine as a Premier 100 IT Leader, recognizing IT leaders who have applied information technology in effective, creative and innovative ways to advance their organization's strategy. Under Rich’s leadership, Cardinal Health's ValueLink business application was recognized in 1997 by CIO Magazine's Application Hall of Fame as one of the 12 most influential business applications of the past decade, and its SAP ERP and CRM implementations were honored as a 1999 national finalist for the Computerworld Smithsonian Business Technology Award. Before joining Cardinal Health, he held positions in both marketing and technology at Boise Cascade Corporation from 1979 to 1982.
Rich earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Northern Illinois University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago. Rich serves on the University of North Texas’ Information Technology & Decision Sciences Advisory Board, Oklahoma University’s Center for Management Information Systems Studies Executive Committee, American Gas Association Technology Advisory Council, and AT&T Mobility Customer Guidance Council.
Rich is also a former member of the board of directors of the Health Industry Business Communications Council, which is an ANSI-accredited standards development organization for information technology standards in the healthcare industry, and MediClick, Inc., which is a provider of materials management, as well as financial ASP-based solutions, for hospitals and large integrated delivery networks.
COO & CTO
The Aidmatrix Foundation
Keith Thode leads the daily operations of Aidmatrix, after serving in consulting and leadership roles in major technology firms like Accenture and i2 Technologies. As COO he governs business development, technology research and production, constituent relations, marketing and development, programming and systems management. He has been a founding force, building Aidmatrix since its foundation in 2001. Thode began his career with four years at Andersen Consulting, implementing enterprise systems for clients such as Georgia Pacific, Delta Air Lines and Mando Machinery (Republic of Korea). Later, he worked for Enterprise Resource Planning technology leader Baan Company, eventually becoming the firm’s Consulting Director for the Western U.S. While at Baan, Keith led the implementation team, bringing to market Baan’s B2B/e-commerce products. As Consulting Delivery Director for i2 Technology’s 2Source program, he led the implementation of Supplier Relationship Management products through a partnership with EDS and AT Kearney. He holds a Suma Cum Laude masters degree in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University and a bachelor of science in Economics and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University. In addition to his work with Aidmatrix, Thode serves on several boards and holds officer capacities in other nonprofit organizations including 121 Community Church, NPower Texas and The European Committee of Young Life International.
He is lead-author on the article “Manufacture-for-Donation: Driving Bottom-Line Performance Through Contributions to Run Strategy Optimization,” published in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. Thode is also a frequent speaker at nonprofit industry conferences.
Technology Director, 1st Global
Tom Rodenbaugh is the Technology Director for 1st Global, Inc, the leading Wealth Management Partner to the CPA industry. Tom has 20+ years experience in Information Technology with extensive knowledge in application engineering, desktop automation and large scale server and network deployments. Tom is responsible for all aspects of IT at 1st Global in addition to Security, Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning for the corporation. Prior to his joining 1st Global in 2000, Tom held various technology positions over 11 years at American Airlines and Sabre where he was responsible for the deployment of desktop and automation technologies to systems worldwide. Tom has a BS in Computer Science from Kansas State University.
CIO Fellow, CIO Innovations Institute
Techxans Dallas Chapter Chair & Former CIO of Coach America
Brad has been the CIO for three DFW based companies: Coach America, Concentra and Greyhound Lines. He most recently held the CIO position at Coach America which is a leading provider of ground transportation services. Coach was a private equity startup company when Brad joined in 2003 and grew to $400 million in revenue before it was sold last year. Brad had the unique opportunity to create an entire IT infrastructure from data center to network to application portfolio all of which had to be highly scalable to support the acquisition driven growth model. He spent the first 17 years of his career at American Airlines in Marketing and in the Sabre division where he was VP of Operations and Applications Development. Brad holds a BS from Cornell’s Engineering College and an MBA from New York University’s Stern Business School. He was the Keynote Speaker at the 1996 Information Week 500 Conference and served on the Information Week Magazine, Editorial Advisory Board from 1996-1998.
TOPIC: BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE - WHAT IT TAKES TO BE BEST IN CLASS
Dan Hooper, Principal, Integrated Services, Inc.
Abstract: Most Companies have yet to solve Business Intelligence. Those who have are clearly Best in Class. What did they do to make BI a success, beat their competition and show ROI? 2009 is no time to back-down. Let’s talk.
Bio: Dan Hooper joined ISI as VP of Sales and Marketing in 2003, having previously worked with the company on several IT projects. Prior to that, he built a strong track record of successful businesses in the DFW market. During the 1980s and 1990s, he effectively turned around and launched several major marketing and trading divisions at Commercial Metals, a Fortune 500 company. He has also led several emerging companies to profitable growth. In 1999, under his leadership as VP of Sales and Marketing at ePartners, the company was listed as one of Fortune Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies. Dan is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering.
Integrated Services, Inc. (ISI) has been a recognized leader in delivering IT strategy and architecture solutions for Fortune 500 and high growth companies since 1985. ISI concentrates on Data Architecture, Business Intelligence and Portal solutions, and is Microsoft’s 2008 global award winner for Data Management Solutions. Leveraging Microsoft platforms to deliver powerful and cost-effective self-service solutions, ISI delivers the Right Data, to the Right People, at the Right Time®, assuring its clients of ”Turning Data Into Profit®.” ISI is the founding sponsor of the DFW SharePoint Users Community for Microsoft's SharePoint technologies. Both a Gold Certified and Managed Microsoft Partner, ISI was named the 2008 Worldwide Partner of the Year for Data Management Solutions. To learn more about ISI, go to www.isi85.com or www.sqlrx.com.
TOPIC: "Exploring the DNA of VoIP Security"
Senior Product Manager
Aastra USA (www.aastra.com)
Abstract: The VoIP Security session will introduce you to some best practices that can prevent hackers from being able to attack your VoIP network. We will cover examples of ways hackers perform reconnaissance, gain access, and steal valuable information from unprotected VoIP networks.
Bio: Gary Mading is Senior Product Manager at Aastra USA, a leading provider of open-standards voice communications solutions for enterprises of all sizes. Gary manages the product strategy for Clearspan, Aastra’s all-SIP IP-PBX for large enterprise customers. Gary has over 20 years of experience developing and marketing communication products, including carrier systems, transmission equipment, broadband access products and enterprise communication systems. He has held senior positions for large communication companies such as Alcatel and Motorola.Gary holds a B.S. Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Texas and an M.S. in Business Management from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Techxans Dallas Chapter Vice Chair
SMB Development, XO Communications
Rick started early creating his own version of dithering in 1980 to create thousands of colors on an Apple II which was “limited” to only 8 colors 5 years before it came to regular use in software. He also used spare time to write a program to do his trigonometry homework raising the ire of his math teacher and getting extra credit in both classes. He was president of three of his 5 Junior Achievement companies and ran 5 Boy Scouts Explorer posts before being elected to serve as the Bay Lakes Council Chairman overseeing the scouting programs in over 200 communities at the age of 19 years old. His early career allowed him the pleasure of working with American Airlines, ATT, Sprint, US Postal Service, several Republican Party campaigns, various religious organizations and Non-Profits such as Special Olympics. He rewrote the scripts to increase sales for the “Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance” phone calls you received from your credit card providers in the 1990s. At one point he was running calling programs for 9 different companies including several insurance companies, US Postal Service and the Nielson Rating surveys. He took the risk of buying his employer and re-launching as Trans-Tech Services Inc. To dedicate more time to the business he quit college, lucky enough to have several programming languages and a full complement of systems analysis and design knowledge. He transformed the internal processes – from sales to shipping, mirrored a Xenix system to Windows and created a CRM program from scratch. He developed “Collision Vision”; a computerized automotive repair estimating system. He developed marketing, sourcing, production, and even wrote the lease contracts for the lease program. Within 3 years had built up 17,000 business customers nationwide selling software and systems, auto polish, plastics, and other specialty items. In 1995 he turned 31 and finished 8 years with the United States Navy Reserves. In 1998 he started a web design consultancy to assist the development of UBID.com a hopeful startup in the web auction race. Since 2000 he has provided his telecommunications expertise through Time Warner, Cypress, Birch Telecom, Centric Voice, and currently with XO Communications. He has helped hundreds of businesses position their telecommunications resources for efficient and profitable results. He is proud to have helped Dallas Food Bank and Make-a-Wish Foundation as part of his many successful strategies to increase productivity and profitability. Rick is currently the Chapter Vice Chair of the Dallas Fort Worth branch of Techxans CIO Network and Forums. He is an avid attendee of several local chambers of commerce and a member of the International Association of Certified Microsoft Partners. He enjoys networking and has built a personal network of several hundred business contacts. Rick and Linda have three boys, two are Life scouts and one is a Wolf Cub scout. They enjoy weekend adventures throughout Texas.
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Technology Executives Network (Techxans | TechExecs)
Pam Terry has considerable experience in the technology industry beginning her foray into technology in 1994. She has a proven track record in sales and marketing in data, voice, collocation, IT consulting, application development, ecommerce, and technology training. She was most recently an Account Executive with Time Warner Telecom, a Major Accounts Consultant in the Business Division of Time Warner Cable and VP of Marketing for ERGOS Technology. During her tenure in the industry, Pam had the pleasure of co-founding Techxans with Tony and even created the “Techxans” name. Prior to Pam’s technology industry experience, Pam was Executive Director of the Galleria Chamber of Commerce and previously provided marketing consulting in the accounting firm industry. Throughout her career, Pam has been involved in community and trade organizations, having obtained Accreditation in Public Relations from the Public Relations Society of America, and serving on the boards of several charitable and membership groups such as the American Organ Transplant Association and the Association of IT Professionals. Pam is currently serving as Regional Director of Powerful Women International, a women’s empowerment membership group. Pam brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in association management and technology to her role as Executive Director of Techxans and Tech Execs. Originally from Brownsville, Texas, Pam has been in Houston since 1971.
Founder & CEO
Technology Executives Network (Techxans | TechExecs|
As a well known industry icon, Anthony Huang has been a successful entrepreneur with a solid track record of having started and sold four profitable business ventures. Along with two other individuals, Pamela Terry and Laura Ramey, Anthony Huang launched the Techxans organization back in 2000. Techxans.org has sustained the ups and downs of the Information Technology industry for the past 7 years and continues to strive and grow in size and capabilities. In 2001, Techxans reached national and international attention for helping to launch EnronX.org which was the largest Ex-Enron contact site and was mentioned on the front page of The Wall Street Journal and CIO Magazine. In January 2007, Techxans formed Techxans InterActive Broadcast providing Internet TV broadcasting, strategic online advisory services for Techxans Corporate Members & Sponsoring companies. Prior to Techxans, Anthony Huang was the CEO of Rexton InterActive Consulting that led the market in providing strategic web consulting for over 100 major clients across 23 different industries. Anthony also served as the CIO for 2 healthcare ventures. Anthony began his career with Apple Computers and Ernst & Young and was a recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1998 with The Greater Houston Partnership. He has been a speaker at numerous conferences including InformationWeek, Gartner Group Midsize Enterprise Summit, and Red Herring Venture Forums. Anthony graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Management Information Systems and lives in Sugar Land with his wife and two children.
About Techxans: Technology Executives Network
Founded in 2000, Techxans (www.Techxans.org) is the single largest Technology Executives Network in Texas with over 13,000 member contacts, and over 48,000 newsletter recipients, throughout the State of Texas. The purpose of Techxans is to focus on promoting the Texas Technology Community, featuring "Best of Breed" Resources available to key decision makers, Promote Networking and partnership amongst technology and industry executives, and ultimately serving as the dominate Connections for industry buyers and suppliers. TechExecs (www.TechExecs.net) is the national chapter of Techxans Association with over 370,000 IT Executive contacts throughout US.
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