By Andrew Jacobson, Dallas Community Manager for Uber
Uber is pleased to be the official transportation sponsor for the State of Technology event.
New Uber riders who use promo code “SOT” will receive 30% off trips to / from State of Technology event at the Westin Galleria. This means you’ll be be able ride in style for less than the cost of a cab!
How does it work? Using Uber’s free iPhone/Android app (or a text message), you can request a pickup and a black car driven by a professional driver will show up in minutes. Your credit card is billed directly for your trip and tip is included in the fare, so there’s no need to carry cash. You can even see the car coming towards you on a map!
Activate the 30% off promotion now with these simple steps.
Download the free Uber iPhone/Android App (or sign up at uber.com for the SMS feature)
Sign up with all your information and enter promo code “SOT”. Enter the code when you sign up!
A 30% will be applied towards your ride to or from the State of Technology event.
Posted By: Erica Flores, Industry Clusters and Economic Development
Maryfran Johnson was named Editor in Chief of CIO magazine and events in January 2009. A longtime journalist and editor, she brings more than 20 years of experience covering IT leadership, technology and business trends to her role, along with an extensive network of CIO contacts from previous leadership positions at Computerworld and CIO Decisions magazine.
The Dallas Regional Chamber is proud to partner with CIO Magazine for CIO Perspectives, a one-day IT executive event packed with informative sessions and professional networking opportunities. Maryfran will moderate the February 16th event in Dallas, and we were fortunate enough to catch up with her to ask a couple questions about the latest buzz. Continue reading →
Posted by: Erica Flores, Industry Clusters & Economic Development
On Friday, December 2nd, the Dallas Regional Chamber and the Innovation & Technology Council hosted its 11th Annual State of Technology Luncheon & Innovation Showcase at the Irving Convention Center, featuring keynote speaker Paul Mascarenas, Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Ford Research & Innovation at Ford Motor Company.
Prior to the luncheon, Mascarenas hosted a private roundtable discussion with member CIO, CTO’s and VIP’s for a peer-to-peer discussion about the role of innovation in their industries and how to better leverage new technology to advance their organizations. Continue reading →
Posted By: Charity Logan, Industry Clusters Fall 2011 Intern Berkner High School Senior, Richardson ISD
Hi, my name is Charity and I am a senior at Berkner High School in the Richardson ISD. This semester I was given the privilege of interning here at the Dallas Regional Chamber through Richardson’s professional internship program. After being selected for the program through a combination of applications and interviews I was assigned to work here, not knowing much, if anything, about the Chamber’s mission. Throughout my experience, I have learned how much the Chamber supports growing businesses in the area giving them great opportunities to network and establish a respected name; and that this really does make Dallas a great place to live for businesses and families alike. The consistent dedication of the employees here makes the every part of what they do seem easy and enjoyable. Continue reading →
Erica Flores, Industry Clusters & Economic Development
On December 2nd, Ford Research & Innovation’s Chief Technical Officer and VP, Paul Mascarenas will host a private members-only CIO Roundtable to discuss how Ford keeps pace with consumer technology as well as Ford’s research initiatives including: the cloud connected car, in-car health and wellness technologies and car-to-car communications.
The Dallas Regional Chamber invites all member-company Chief Information and Chief Technical Officers to participate in this exclusive event, being held in conjunction with our 11th Annual State of Technology Luncheon & Innovation Showcase on December 2nd. Continue reading →
Erica Flores, Industry Clusters & Economic Development Earlier this week, Mike Rosa, VP Economic Development, and I had the pleasure of visiting the Los Angeles area to meet with a few companies interested in relocating to the Dallas region. While the company meetings were extremely helpful and informative, one meeting in particular proved to be especially enlightening.
Joseph Vranich, a Pittsburgh native and 15-year California resident is a business relocation expert that specializes in business growth and relocation with clients located throughout the United States. We met with Vranich at coffee shop in Orange County in an effort to better understand why California companies are taking their business elsewhere. The Irvine-based coach was recently interviewed for a series called “Saving the California Dream” that aired this week on KTTV News in Los Angeles (click here to view the video.) In his interview, Vranich bluntly explains the business exodus from California calling it “the most regulated state in the United States” and goes on to give a list of reasons why companies are fleeing the Golden State for more business-friendly states like Texas. Continue reading →
Author: Lane Sorgen, General Manager, South Central Enterprise District , Microsoft
For businesses, Dallas boasts a host of competitive advantages, including a central location, low cost of living and a skilled workforce. What’s more, it’s becoming an increasingly telework-friendly city, according to a recent survey commissioned by Microsoft. The survey assessed the attitudes and opinions of information workers across 15 major U.S. metropolitan areas and found that Dallas ranks second in terms of telework adoption.
Fifty-seven percent of Dallas information workers surveyed report that their companies provide formal remote working policies. Seventy-six percent of these respondents say their companies supply the technology needed for working remotely.
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