The team that launched THE Go-To Event in the DFW metroplex in 2012, is pleased to bring you the Technology Ball series of technology community networking events. After coordinating Founding Members to introduce the concept in 2011, we successfully launched the Gala in Dallas in 2012 and doubled the event’s success and participation in 2013. In 2014, we began operating under our own entity, Digital Conduit, to preserve the experience in Dallas. Under the leadership of Karen Krygowski Bruno, we continue to leverage relationships in the technology community to attract the participation of CIOs, CTOs and VPs of IT in the event, and anticipate growing our business to include events in other cities across the US.
Karen Krygowski Bruno
President & Founder
With more than two decades of client relations and event planning experience, Karen is ideally suited for her role leading Technology Ball efforts. As President and Founder of Digital Conduit, Karen oversees Technology Ball relationships with IT Executive Hosts, Sponsor Liaisons, Planning Committee Members, Volunteers and the Event-Planning Team. She also manages the sponsor experience and benefits, and orchestrates the vision for Technology Ball Galas and Lead-In Events.
Prior to launching Digital Conduit, Karen spent 8 years at Aidmatrix, a nonprofit global supply-chain provider. In her role as Vice President of Development, Karen coordinated corporate fundraising engagement for the organization and initiated a grand-scale fundraising initiative: the Digital Ball Technology Community fundraising event. As part of her Digital Ball responsibilities, Karen served as the liaison to global CIOs and other Key Executives from the technology community on their engagement with the event. With the 2nd annual Digital Ball, Karen successfully grew the event to include participation from dozens of global CIOs, nearly 100 technology companies, and raising in excess of $750K cash and in-kind support on behalf of Aidmatrix. Prior to joining Aidmatrix, Karen worked for seven years in The American Funds Distributors arm of the Capital Group Companies in Los Angeles, CA as Multimedia Team Project Manager. Karen began her career in Nashville, TN where she worked as Insurance Team Manager and Financial Analyst for HCA Healthcare and as Corporate Actions Transactions Manager and Client Services Liaison for Bankers Trust Company (now Deutsche Bank).
Karen received her BA in East Asian Studies, with a concentration in Business and Economics, from Vanderbilt University. She enjoys cooking, traveling, foreign languages and wine tasting. Karen resides in Southern California with her husband Ron, and their Pomeranian Gidget and Calico Cat Sedona.