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Five Questions with CIO Magazine Editor in Chief, Maryfran Johnson

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

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The DRC Celebrates another Successful State of Technology Luncheon & Innovation Showcase

Posted by: Erica Flores, Industry Clusters & Economic Development

11th Annual State of Technology CIO/VIP Roundtable

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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

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Calling All Member CIO’s and CTO’s: We Want You!

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

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Guest Blog: Telework Takes Hold in Dallas, According to Microsoft Survey

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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by | October 31, 2011 · 2:00 pm

INNOVATION: Steve Fluckiger, Jones Day

Steve Fluckiger, Partner with Jones Day and Chair of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Life Science Council shares his personal connection with innovation.

Tell us what innovation means to you in the comments below or click here to access our micro-site and enter for a chance to win two tickets to attend the 11th Annual State of Technology Luncheon & Innovation Showcase on December 2, 2011 at the Irving Convention Center.

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INNOVATION: Yi Zhao, Huawei USA

Innovation & Technology Council Co-Chair and Vice President of Huawei USA, Yi Zhao explains how his company utilizes “customer centric innovation” as a business tool.

Click here to tell us what innovation means to you and you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win two tickets to attend the 11th Annual State of Technology Luncheon & Innovation Showcase on December 2, 2011 featuring the CTO and VP of Ford Research & Innovation, Paul Mascarenas.

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INNOVATION: John Antos, Value Creation Group, Inc.

John Antos, President of Value Creation Group, Inc. and active angel investor explains the importance of innovation as it relates to the business ecosystem.

What Does Innovation Mean to You?  Tell us your definition in the comments below or click here to access our micro-site and enter for a chance to win two tickets to attend the 11th Annual State of Technology Luncheon & Innovation Showcase on December 2, 2011 at the Irving Convention Center.

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Announcing 2011 Dallas Regional Momentum Awards Recipients!


The Momentum Dallas Awards recognize companies, organizations or projects that have created positive economic momentum in the Dallas region. This premiere business event is expected to draw an audience of 600 key regional and national corporate executives, economic development partners and legislative leaders.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2011 RECIPIENTS:

Corporate Headquarters Location:
MoneyGram

Corporate Facility Location:
USAA

Job Growth:
TriQuint Semiconductor – Texas

Community Catalyst:
Perot Museum of Nature & Science and
North Oak Cliff Commercial & Neighborhood Revitalization -
(Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce)

Innovation Catalyst:
North Texas Regional Center for Innovation & Commercialization (RCIC)

Global Catalyst:
Qantas Airways LTD and
Texas Instruments – RFAB

The award recipients will be honored during a luncheon at The Fairmont Dallas on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Citi and Holmes Murphy & Associates sponsor this year’s awards luncheon. This year’s keynote is by Nicole G. Small, CEO of the Museum of Nature & Science and Forrest E.Hoglund, Chairman, Museum of Nature & Science Expansion Capital Campaign. The Museum of Nature & Science is a 2011 Community Catalyst award recipient.

To read the full press release announcing the 2011 recipients, click here. To learn more about the Dallas Regional Momentum Awards, visit www.dallaschamber.org/events or contact Erica Flores at (214) 712-1921.

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INNOVATION: Yoram Solomon, Interphase Corporation

We asked you to answer the question: “What Does Innovation Mean to You?”  Click the video below to hear from Dr. Yoram Solomon, Vice President of Corporate Strategy
and Business Development at Interphase Corporation as he defines what innovation means to him and his business. 

Tell us your definition in the comments below or click here to access our micro-site and enter for a chance to win two tickets to attend the 11th Annual State of Technology Luncheon & Innovation Showcase.

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Innovation: Sudipta Bhattacharya, Invensys Operations Management

Last week, we asked you to answer the following question: “What Does Innovation Mean to You?”  In the coming weeks, you’ll hear from members of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Innovation & Technology Council as they offer their definition of Innovation.

Click the video below to hear from Sudipta Bhattacharya, CEO & President, Invensys Operations Management and 2011 co-chair of the Innovation & Technology Council as he defines what innovation means to him and his business.  Tell us your definition in the comments below or click here to access our micro-site and enter for a chance to win two tickets to attend the 11th Annual State of Technology Luncheon & Innovation Showcase.

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