2008-11-6 Techxans Houston CIO Panel Forum

 Next Houston CIO Panel Forum
>> Thursday, November 6, 2008 -- Houston, TX

Topic:   "Trends in Enterprise IT: Portfolio & Project Management,
             Virtualization & Cloud Computing, Web 2.0 and Enterprise Relationship Management."

Date:    Thursday, November 6, 2008 7:30am - 11:45am
                Continental Breakfast Provided by The Planet

Location:   The Planet
                315 Capitol
                Houston, TX 77002

               Please Contact Pam Terry (pam@techxans.org) to inquire & qualify
               to attend this CIO Panel Forum -or- call 832-276-4153



Will Charnock
Vice President, Technology
The Planet
(CIO Panelist)

  Allan Skov
Former VP of IT
DCP/Duke Energy
(CIO Panelist)
  Brian Trudeau
Amerex Energy
(CIO Panelist)

Steve Klein
(Featured Speaker)

  Carl Meadows
Senior Manager
The Planet
(Featured Speaker)
  Bill Arend
Regional Manager
(Featured Speaker)
  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!

  - AGENDA -

7:30am - 8:20am    Check-in, Continental Breakfast and Executives Networking
                                 Breakfast Sponsored by:  The Planet

8:15am - 8:20am    Welcome & Introduction of Founder
                                 Pam Terry, Executive Director of Techxans

8:20am - 8:25am    Founder's Welcome & Inspire Me Program
                                 Anthony Huang, Founder of Techxans

8:25am - 8:30am    Sponsors Recognition & Moderator Introduction
                                 Pam Terry, Executive Director of Techxans

8:30am - 9:00am    FEATURED SPEAKER: Trends in Project & Profolio Management
                                 Steve Klein, Director, Compuware  [DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION]
                                 "Project Management Success:  Measuring Beyond Cost
                                  and Time"

9:00am - 9:30am    FEATURED SPEAKER: Trends in IT Spending   [PRESENTATION]
                                 Carl Meadows, Senior Product Manager, The Planet
                                 "Spend Your Capital on Customers -- Not on IT"

9:30am - 10:00am   FEATURED SPEAKER: Trends in Web 2.0 & Enterprise Appliciations
                                 Bill Arend, Manager, Oracle   [PRESENTATION]
                                 "CRM in a Social Networking World"

10:00am - 10:15am  - BREAK -

                                               "LifeSize" & "Akamai"

10:15am - 11:15am  CIO & Thought-Leadership Panel:
                                        "Trends in Enterprise IT" 
                                         Allan Skov, Former VP of IT, Duke Energy
                                         Will Charnock, VP, Technology, The Planet
                                         Brian Trudeau, CIO, Amerex Energy

11:15pm - 11:30am    Closing, Diamond Awards & Thanking Our Speakers

11:30am -                 Post-Event Technology Executives Networking

NOTE: This Event is Free to Industry Professionals and current Techxans Sponsors and Paid Members.  Attendance is limited for Sales, Marketing and Recruiting Professionals who are current members or sponsors.  Please contact Pam Terry (pam@techxans.org) to qualify for attendance to the CIO Panel Forum. * Attendees List will be provided at the event.






Allan Skov
Former VP of IT
DCP / Duke Energy

Allan is a CIO with more than 20 years experience in the energy industry in Canada and the United States.  Most recently, Allan was with Duke Energy where he was the Vice President Information Technology of  Duke’s $10 billion joint venture with ConocoPhillips in Denver.  Allan holds a Bachelor of Commerce and MBA from the University of Windsor in Canada.  Allan enjoys spending time with his wife and teenage daughter, skiing, golf, hockey, writing and supporting a number of community activities.

Will Charnock
VP, Technology
The Planet
William Charnock joined The Planet in March 2003 and today serves as vice president of technology. In this role, he is responsible for directing the company's technology planning and investments. He previously served as vice president of network engineering with The Planet. Charnock has more than 10 years of experience in senior management with Internet services companies. Prior to joining The Planet, he was director of data network engineering with Allegiance Telecom, where he served in a number of increasingly responsible roles. Charnock was responsible for the architecture and build-out of the company's nationwide Tier-1 IP network, as well as new technology evaluation and development.

He led the network integration team responsible for merging the IBI (formerly Digex) and Allegiance IP backbone networks. Prior to his career with Allegiance, he was chief technology officer and minority owner in FastLane Communication.  Charnock attended the University of Houston.

Brian Trudeau
Amerex Energy
Brian Trudeau is the Chief Information Officer for Amerex Brokers LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of GFI Group, Inc.).  Brian has over 17 years of corporate computing experience.   He has worked in regulated industries such as nuclear and pharmaceutical.  The last 7 years Brian has worked on improving corporate computing and energy trading systems at Amerex.  Recently, he has moved their infrastructure to primarily a virtual server environment and managed the build out of an entire disaster recovery site for Amerex.  This approach has saved the company money and reduced the energy consumption footprint dramatically.  Brian specializes in server virtualization, storage area networks, disaster recovery and BCP, and building TDM and IP networks.  Brian has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in Electrical Engineering.

Steve Klein
Steve Klein has 18 years experience in the Project and Portfolio Management arena.  He has worked in PMOs both inside and outside IT in a variety of industries (Government, Telecom, Software Development, etc…) .  Steve's background makes him a trusted advisors with clients (future and current) looking to implement the PMO discipline and a Project and Portfolio Management solution.  He has Bachelors degree for the University of Texas at Austin in Economics and Finance.  Steve’s presentation today will talk about success rates of projects not increasing and the new challenge of delivering projects in less time at less cost, and how that is putting pressure on PMOs. Learn what project metrics in the IT landscape today are critically important and why.  Topics will include: * defining metrics
* ensuring your projects deliver the most value * SMART metrics * And more!

Carl Meadows
Senior Product Manager
The Planet
The Planet provides on-demand hosted IT infrastructure and is the number 1 privately held dedicated server hosting provider. As Senior Product Manager at The Planet, he is responsible for managing the product portfolio and ensuring that we are effectively developing and taking products to market.




Bill Arend
Regional Manager
Mr. Arend manages the South Texas and Louisiana region for Oracle Corporation.  The regional role is focused on helping emerging businesses from start-ups to $500M in revenue solve their most complicated business challenges.  Arend leads a direct sales team and a network of resellers that market Oracle’s portfolio of business applications including Siebel, Hyperion, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, and Oracle E-Business Suite.  Prior to his role at Oracle, Mr. Arend managed Microsoft’s Business Solutions partners serving the marketplace in Houston.  Mr. Arend serves in leadership positions in a variety of local organizations.  Mr. Arend serves on the Houston Technology Center’s (HTC’s) Advisory Board and is a member of Technology Executives Club of Houston (TECH) with other technology executives in the Houston market.  He is also a member of the Board for the Baylor University Bear Foundation.   Bill earned a B.B.A. in Marketing with a minor in Information Technology from Baylor University.  He enjoys raising his son and two young daughters with his wife, coaching youth sports, and playing basketball and golf.


Pam Terry
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Technology Executives Network (Techxans | TechExecs)
866.761.7770 ext. 2
Pam Terry began her foray into the technology industry in 1994 and 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 Account 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 Houston Regional Director of Powerful Women International, a women’s leadership 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)
arh@techxans.org 866.661.0258
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
IT Industry Professionals (CIO, CISO, IT Management in non-vendor industries) & Techxans Sponsors and Paid Members   Ended Free
Non-Members Per Event Ticket (Individuals in Sales, Marketing, Recruiting or Consulting that are not already a recognized sponsor or paid member) Ended $65 $1.62
Annual Individual Membership for Sales, Marketing, Recruiting & IT Consultants   Ended $149 $3.73
Annual Chapter Sponsorship for IT Solution Providers   Ended $500 $9.95

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