Inspiring Across Generations

(IAG) Conference - 2016

Leading in a Dynamic World

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Venue: Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas

800 W Campbell Rd., Richardson, TX 75080

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Admission: $50

Early bird special until October 15: Non-member $35 | Member $25

Description:

The Ascend North Texas chapter is proud to bring you the first ever Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) regional conference to the DFW metroplex this fall. Inspiring Across Generations regional conferences gather our corporate and community partners for a day of leadership, mentorship and relationship development programs providing insight and benefits for both students and seasoned professionals. These conferences also provide networking opportunities for leaders and professionals at the local level. The first IAG conference organized by the North Texas chapter will be held at the University of Texas, Dallas on October 22.

Keynote Speaker: Chris Simmons

We are thrilled to welcome, Chris Simmons, CEO and Founder of Moments LLC and former PwC managing partner of Washington DC, former PwC US Board member, and former Chief Diversity Officer.  As an executive coach, nationally recognized speaker and diversity consultant, Chris was one of the most memorable closing speakers at the Ascend National Convention's wildly popular "Ascend Talks".  He will share perspectives on key leadership skills to lead in a dynamic world by exploring how to to be bold, extraordinary, and strategically use your power and influence to reach new professional and personal heights in your lives and careers.  Come prepared to be inspired and walk away with great ideas that will help you Ascend!

Panel 1: A Lesson from the Top

The first panel features three dynamic Asian American C-suite speakers from the DFW business scene who will share invaluable lessons from the top they have learned by helping lead their companies in a dynamic world. We are pleased to announce the following speakers who will be headlining our first panel:
Harish Gally - As a transformational IT Leader, Harish has been instrumental in a number of turnaround initiatives. Currently at Forterra as their CIO, he has been driving change in the existing business and leading a number of mergers and acquisition initiatives.  Check out Harish on LinkedIn
Tobias Lee – As the Chief Marketing Officer of the Legal division of Thomson Reuters he oversees the global marketing strategy, most notably ensuring that the legal profession knows who has the best solutions in the profession. He is also the executive sponsor for the Asian Affinity Network. Check out Toby on LinkedIn.

Tobias Lee

 

As the Chief Marketing Officer of the Legal division of Thomson Reuters he oversees the global marketing strategy, most notably ensuring that the legal profession knows who has the best solutions in the profession. He is also the executive sponsor for the Asian Affinity Network. 

Harish Gally

CIO at Forterra

 

As a transformational IT Leader, Harish has been instrumental in a number of turnaround initiatives. Currently at Forterra as their CIO, he has been driving change in the existing business and leading a number of mergers and acquisition initiatives.

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Vincent Hsieh

COO/CFO at Geoforce

 

 

As the COO/CFO at Geoforce, Vince has responsibility for finance, operations, strategic planning, human resources, legal, and marketing functions.  His  background includes finance, operations, management consulting and board advisory roles in companies ranging from start-ups and mid-size businesses to Fortune 100 companies.

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Tobias Lee

CMO at Thomson Reuters

 

As the Chief Marketing Officer of the Legal division of Thomson Reuters he oversees the global marketing strategy, most notably ensuring that the legal profession knows who has the best solutions in the profession. He is also the executive sponsor for the Asian Affinity Network. 

Panel 2: Emerging Technology and Innovation

The second panel will focus on How Technology Spurs Innovation in the Workplace. Our speakers will shed light on how emerging technologies and constant innovation helps their companies lead in an extremely competitive and dynamic 21st century business world. We are excited to announce the following speakers who will be heading     this panel:

Sonali Bhavsar

Associate Partner at

IBM Cognitive Solutions

 

A senior industry Cognitive Solutions leader in Financial Services,  Sonali is responsible for Risk and Compliance Analytics at IBM, building strategic initiatives related to data strategy and governance as they apply to cognitive journey and enabling disruptions in financial services through cognitive and AI.

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Raju Kattumenu

CEO/Founder at Oculus 360

 

 

An entrepreneur,  building a software company that is producing some inspiring work around the convergence of the Big Data, Machine Learning, Visual Discovery and UX disciplines.

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Adil Shaikh

Founder of HackDFW

 

A software developer and an entrepreneur, Adil is the Founder of the largest hackathon in the southern United States, HackDFW.

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