Rescheduled to October 2, 2008
Next Houston CIO Panel Forum
>> Thursday, October 2, 2008 -- Houston, TX
Topic: "Globalization Considerations:
Worldwide Deployments, Onshore/Near/Offshore Outsourcing,
Issues & Value Proposition"
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2008 7:30am - 11:30am
VENUE SPONSORED BY: SYSCO CORPORATION
Location: Sysco Food (Headquarters): 1390 Enclave Parkway, Houston, TX 77077
TWO COMPLIMENTARY RESEARCH REPORTS
FROM FORRESTER DOWNLOAD HERE
CIO PANEL & KNOWLEDGE THOUGHT-LEADERS:
Greg McKown, CIO
Gordon Quan, Esq., Partner
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Techxans | TechExecs
Founder & CEO
Techxans | TechExecs
VENDOR ACCEPTANCE, WEBSITE CONTENT USAGE COVENANT & POSSIBLE EXCLUSION OF ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES: We highly honor and cherish our CIO Panel Participants! If you are a vendor, Techxans sincerely insists that you do not pre-introduce, call nor solicit the above listed speakers, and unless you are a recognized sponsor of Techxans, using the Techxans Name or Brand in any part of your solicitation is strongly prohibited and may exclude you from attending current or future functions. Please respect the integrity of our powerful & learning events as our speakers and panelists are not compensated for their participation on the panel. They are giving their time generously to share and enlighten all of us. We understand that contacting people and exploring growth opportunities is a normal part of everyone's daily business. We simply ask that you do not use the Techxans' name as the caveat for your solicitation activities. Please adopt and base your growth on the Techxans' motto of building upon "Personal Relationships" in person. Having and developing a great personal network and relationships are the key elements behind successful business! Abusing deals, for simply the deal, actually negatively impacts your business, so, come get involved, participate, share, learn and network with everyone to create enriching relationships!
- AGENDA -
7:30am - 8:20am Check-in, Continental Breakfast and Executives Networking
Venue Sponsored by Sysco Foods
Breakfast Sponsored by CoolHires
8:20am - 8:25am Welcome & Introduction
Techxans Founder Anthony Huang
8:25am - 8:30am Sponsors Recognition & Moderator Introduction
Pam Terry, Executive Director of Techxans
8:30am - 8:40am CIO Panel & Speakers Introduction
by Jeff McAdams, Moderator
Founder & President, HigherOut
8:40am - 9:10am Luis Crespo, Strategic Advisor, Prominente
"Technology’s Impact in a Global World & Software
Development’s Impact in Non-Traditional Markets"
9:10am - 9:45am Imre Szenttornyay, Director, Hildebrando
"It’s a Small World After All, Competing in a Global 2.0
Economy: Sourcing Nearshore"
9:45am - 10:00am - BREAK -
- SPECIAL RECOGNITION: OmNovia Web Conferencing
10:00am - 11:00am CIO & Thought-Leadership Panel:
"Outsourcing Best Practices: Human Capital Considerations "
Enterprise Outsourcing Considerations & Value Proposition
Twila Day, VP & CIO, SYSCO
Greg McKown, CIO, Comfort Systems
Willie Tejada, VP of Application Acceleration, Akamai Technologies
Gordon Quan, Esq., Partner, Quan, Burdette and Perez, P.C.
11:00am - 11:15am Closing & Thanking Our Speakers
11:15am - Post-Event Technology Executives Networking
NOTE: This Event is Free to Industry Professionals and $20 for Sales, Marketing and Recruiting Professionals. * Attendees List will be provided at the event.
NEW NATIONAL -AND- STATEWIDE SPONSORS
NEW LOCAL CHAPTER SPONSORING MEMBERS
PANEL & SPEAKER BACKGROUND:
Vice President & Chief Information Officer
SYSCO Corporation (www.Sysco.com)
Twila Day was named Vice President, CIO for SYSCO Corporation, the largest North American foodservice marketing and distribution organization, in December 2005. In this role, she has been instrumental in creating the Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) architecture, provided vision for the Enterprise Data Warehouse, spearheaded the integration of proprietary systems with best-of-breed 3rd party software, and provided leadership in the transition of the traditional broadline companies away from a decentralized operating environment to a centralized hosted operation. Previously, she was intimately involved with SYSCO’s in-house developed multi-million dollar ERP project. Twila received the 2003 Leadership in Technology Award from the Association of Women in Computing. She is a member of Association for Women in Computing (AWC), Women in Technology Industries (WITI), and Women in Foodservice Forum (WFF). SYSCO Corporation is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. For calendar year 2006 the company generated $32 billion in sales.
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
COMFORT SYSTEMS USA (www.comfortsystemsusa.com)
Greg McKown, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, is responsible for the Company's information technology activities. Mr. McKown's experience includes 3 years as CEO of Hostcentric, a managed hosting company, and 13 years as the Chief Executive at Maxim Computer Systems, a local and wide area networking provider which reached the Inc 500's list of fastest growing private companies in 1997. He started his information technology career at Harris Corporation where he held both field engineering and sales positions.
Willie M. Tejada
Gordon Quan, Esq.
Professionally, Gordon is the founder and managing partner of Quan, Burdette and Perez, P.C., one of the largest and most respected U.S. immigration law firms in America with offices in Houston, San Antonio, The Rio Grand Valley and Mexico City. He has been selected for Best Lawyers in America, Texas Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in Houston, and is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Gordon continues his community service as a member of the board of directors of the Coalition for the Homeless (Houston), the South Texas College of Law, Catholic Charities, and Neighborhood Center, Inc. He also chairs the Asian Chamber of Commerce and is Vice-chair of the Asia Society, Texas Center. Gordon has been recognized as a “Trailblazer” by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, “Spirit of America” by the National Chinese American Citizen Alliance, a “Bridge Builder” by the Masons Society (the highest honor given to a non-Mason), “Friend of the Homeless” by the Coalition for the Homeless, “Councilmember of the Year” by the Houston Police Officers Union, a “Voice for Children” by Children at Risk among many others. Mr. Quan earned degrees from the University of Texas (B.A. 1970), the University of Houston (M.Ed. 1973) and the South Texas College of Law (J.D. 1977). Above all, Gordon Quan has always been a person who cares deeply about others and has tried to make life better for all. Married to the former Sylvia Lau for more than 30 years, they are the parents of three daughters, Caroline and husband Patrick Long, Kristen and husband Hunter Hammill, Katherine and grand-daughter Victoria Long.
Imre Szenttornyay is a global business strategist with over 14 years of experience in business management and information technology consulting. Imre has consulted with companies throughout the world, including the United States, Mexico, Central America, Hungary, and South Korea. Imre has been featured in Wired magazine, the Houston Business Journal, Biometrics Digest, KPRC Channel 2, WBTV Channel 39, Disney World (Epcot), Global ID Magazine (Italy), Smart Computing, Archimag (France), Scientific America, and Electronic House. During his tenure at NEC Solutions America and Gateway Computers, Imre successfully negotiated key distribution and OEM contracts with various global (overseas) manufacturers and Independent Software Vendors in order to capitalize on strategic market trends and economic opportunities. Currently, Imre serves as the Director of Business Development & Strategy at Hildebrando Services Inc., a Global Services 100, ISO 9001:2000 and CMMi-mL5 level certified firm that has a 20-year history in providing Systems and Application Development, Systems Integration, Captive Center services, Testing Factory, IT Outsourcing (ITO) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). Happily married and the father of four (4) children, Imre has volunteered his time and expertise to serve on various boards and causes, including the Texas Children’s Hospital Family Advisory Board, the Building Security & Technology Planning Committee at the Houston Community College, and the Boy Scouts of America. Imre was also nominated to serve as Chairman on the Board of Directors of the International Biometrics Industry Association, and invited to testify on, and demonstrate the use of biometric technology for National Security, at a Senate Aviation Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C. in 2001.
Since 2005, Luis A. Crespo has been a Business Manager for Prominente US, a Houston-based company specialized in outsourcing of IT solutions. His current and main responsibility is the developement of new local businesses and offshore outsourcing of IT services and solutions. Before working for Prominente, Luis worked as a Business Consultant in Follow Up Consulting Inc., an international company specialized in providing business developement support to companies that have just settled in USA. Also, he held similar job positions in companies such as People Ventures LLC and Privastaff LLC. Among the activities that Luis has performed throughout his carrer, the following can be highlighted: International Business Consultant, having introduced overseas companies in the US market, International re-engineering Consultant, working for most of HOLDERBANK´s South American Companies (HOLCIM, BRAZIL; CEMENTOS POLPAICO, CHILE; CEMENTOS NACIONAL, ECUADOR; CEMENTOS BOYACA, COLOMBIA; CEMENTOS APASCO, MEXICO), and Development of the most important Latin American e-government project for IT Secretary, in the Province of Córdoba, Argentina. Luis coordinated support to world-class companies, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank. The project ended on time and according to budget. Tax Revenues were ncreased by 30% and costs reduced by over 15%. Luis A. Crespo is a Certified Public Accountant graduated from the National University of Córdoba and is also a Bachelor in Computer Sciences, from the National Technological University. He obtained his MBA in the University of Stanford, and also holds an honorary degree in Systems Engineering at Córdoba Computer Sciences Board (Argentina). Other studies: E-Commerce and E-business and International Public Affairs, in George Washington University, USA. Among his publications, he has co-authored “Razón de Estado, Bases, Acciones y Premisas para transformar el Estado orientado al Ciudadano – National interest, basis, actions, and premises to transform a Citizen-oriented State using information technology inside the government, transformations premises and procedures” (Argentina, 1999).
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Technology Executives Network (Techxans | TechExecs)
866.761.7770 ext. 2
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.
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