2008-10-2 Techxans Houston CIO Panel Forum (Thursday)

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

Location: Sysco Food (Headquarters): 1390 Enclave Parkway, Houston, TX  77077

              TOPIC BY





Twila Day

Greg McKown, CIO
Comfort Systems

Gordon Quan, Esq., Partner
Quan, Burdette and Perez, P.C.


Luis Crespo
Strategic Advisor

Jeff McAdams
Founder & President

Imre Szenttornyay

    Pam Terry
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Techxans | TechExecs
Anthony Huang
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!


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"
                                    [PRESENTATION SLIDES]

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. 







  Twila Day
Vice President & Chief Information Officer
SYSCO Corporation
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.
  Greg McKown
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
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
Vice President of Application Acceleration
Akamai Technologies
With more than 15 years of marketing, product management, and business development experience, Mr. Tejada joined Akamai in March 2007 as part of the Netli acquisition. At Akamai, he is responsible for the Application Acceleration solutions targeted at optimizing the delivery of enterprise applications over the Internet. A seasoned executive, Mr. Tejada has held various senior management positions in both start-up and large enterprise companies including Novell Inc., the pioneer in local area networking. At Novell he led marketing, product management, developer and strategic relations organizations. An accomplished communicator and presenter, Mr. Tejada is an inventor listed on US Patent 6,078,924 and also the author of Facilitating Competitive Intelligence: The Next Step in Internet-Based Research published in CRC Press's "Best Practices Series" in Internet Management.


Gordon Quan, Esq.
Founder & Managing Partner
Quan, Burdette and Perez, P.C.
Gordon Quan has had a long history of community activism. Thee first Asian American elected citywide to the Houston City Council and first to serve as Mayor Pro Tem, Gordon believes each person can make a difference.  Born in China but raised in Houston, Gordon was a founding member of the Asian American Bar Association of Houston and the Asian American Coalition. He has served in leadership positions with several organizations – President, Houston Foundation; President, East Downtown Tax Increment Redevelopment Zone; Chair, Blue Ribbon Commission to End Chronic Homelessness in Houston; Chair, Plan for Affordable Housing in Houston; President, Asian American Democrats of Texas; President, Asian Pacific American Municipal Official of the National League of Cities. 

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
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.
  Luis Crespo
Strategic Advisor
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).


Jeff McAdams
Founder & President
Jeff McAdams, founder and president of HigherOut, is passionate about helping people reach their goals. With more than 11 years of experience as a recruiting consultant, McAdams is a leader in identifying the right team, including executive management, technologists, marketing and sales professionals, project managers and administrative staff. His firm has strengthened hiring departments nationwide from small firms to Fortune 50 companies. McAdams experience includes 10 years working with Oracle Technical and Functional professionals, growing a vast Oracle network. He has also helped define the recruiting process for HigherOut, including the creation of a specialized new candidate methodology and feedback procedure. Before founding HigherOut, McAdams worked as a recruiting consultant for Humana, a Fortune 500 company providing coordinated health insurance coverage and related services through traditional and internet-based plans. McAdams is a member of several professional organizations including the Texas Association of Personal Consultants (TAPC), the Capitol City Association of Personnel Consultants (CCAPC), and the South Central Oracle User Group (SCOUG). He is a decorated United States Air Force and Texas National Guard veteran and a graduate of Steven F. Austin University. Jeff, his wife Kari and daughter Madeline live in Austin, Texas.

Pam Terry
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.


Anthony Huang
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.



Name Sales End Price Fee
Industry Professionals (Non-Vendors Only, Techxans Sponsors -or- Techxans Paid Members) Ended Free
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