Technology Ball Newsletters

Technology Ball newsletters are sent out approximately monthly to our online readership via email. These newsletters contain snippets of articles, with the full content displayed here on the website. If you are not currently receiving email newsletters, email Info@TechnologyBall.com to be subscribed. 
This page is a historic compilation of Technology Ball newsletters from January 2020 to present. 
 
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February 18, 2020

Innotech – IT Leadership Track Featuring Tech Ball Exec Hosts

InnoTech Dallas returns to the Irving Convention Center on April 23, 2020, and the Technology Ball team is proud to announce another year of partnership with this impactful IT event. We are pleased to bring back the IT Leadership Track, hosted by Technology Ball. Several of our Executive Hosts will be showcased on InnoTech Panels throughout the day, covering various topics, including State of the Art Cloud Security, Journey to the Intelligent Enterprise, Creating a Frictionless Customer Experience Through Technology, Cloud Transformations, and Building a Culture of Innovation.

IT Leadership Track Panelists: 
Amy Czuchlewski, SVP of Technology of Bottle Rocket
Chris Boult, CIO of CEC Entertainment
Rusty Kennington, CIO of Corsicana Mattress Company
Michael Carr, VP of M&A, Strategy and Innovation of Darling Ingredients, Inc.
Matt Anders, Head of Integrated Workspace Technology of eBay
Tony Caesar, Head of IT MANA of Ericsson
Greg Ericson, CIO of EssilorLuxottica
Thomas Sweet, VP IT Solutions of GM Financial
Kim Morris, CIO of Hollman, Inc.
Jodie Brinkerhoff, Vice President of Innovation at DFW Airport
Neenu Kainth, Chief Digital Officer of Mr. Cooper Group
Bob Kerr, Director IS Operations of Populus Financial Group
Mike Santimaw, SVP & CIO of Rent-A-Center
Kevin Christ, Board Member of Society for Information Management (SIM)
Blake Holman, CIO of St. David’s Foundation
A. Ravi Malick, SVP & CIOof Vistra Energy

By participating in InnoTech, you not only have the opportunity to learn from Technology Ball Executive Hosts through their thought leadership engagement on panels, but you also will uncover a unique opportunity to network with them during this all-day conference. What’s more, many of them extend the invitation to members of their teams, so your engagement opportunity potential with the participating companies can be even deeper. 
 In one focused day, InnoTech Dallas creates an environment where education, innovation, peer-to-peer networking, and the latest technology and business solutions meet. We hope to see you there to enjoy the Women in Tech Summit, multiple IT Panel Discussions, Vendor Exhibits, and other compelling technology content throughout the day. Registration is now open to join us for an impactful day in the technology community. 

Please consider participating in InnoTech through a limited number of special Technology Ball Sponsorships, including a new opportunity for a “Speed Networking” addition to the panel sponsorships we have featured the past several years. Sponsorship opportunity outlined below.

InnoTech Tech Ball Sponsorship Opp w/ Speed Networking

Participating as a sponsor of the Technology Ball IT Leadership Track at InnoTech provides unique visibility before our participating Executive Hosts as well as a vendor booth component, an element not typically included in Technology Ball’s social format. The $5,995 sponsorship features the following robust list of benefits: 

  • Opportunity to introduce Tech Ball speakers of one panel and welcome attendees
  • Two sessions of Executive Host Speed Networking* including a total of 8-14 IT Executives  
  • Sponsor logo to be placed in select advertising produced for the event. Includes print, internet marketing, and additional opportunities
  • 40-word feature editorial with Sponsor logo in program guide (logo and editorial provided by Sponsor)
  • Quarter page black and white ad in program guide
  • 10×10 exhibit space within the InnoTech exhibit area
  • Sponsor brand associated with the IT Leadership track
  • Sponsor’s logo and link to be included on specific page on InnoTech Dallas website
  • Company logo placed on event signs and banners at event
  • 6 complimentary Conference passes to event for prospects, clients, and/or team members
  • Opportunity to place company literature at table in back of panelist room
  • Opportunity for picture with panel members before or after presentation
  • Two tickets to the Keynote luncheon and opportunity to join at the Technology Ball luncheon tables

If you are interested in learning more about the InnoTech Executive Host visibility and access opportunities, please email Info@TechnologyBall.com.

UTD Job/Intern Fair Wednesday, March 25

The partnership between Technology Ball and UTD has grown since its inception in 2018. We are proud to continue to support STEM education through different programs with UTD students and in March, Technology Ball and UTD will host the second Job/Intern Fair for UTD students.

If your company has at least one internship or full-time position that could be filled by the STEM talent from the Naveen Jindal School of Management, please consider joining the Job/Intern Fair on Wednesday, March 25. With advanced notice, we could also include students from the undergraduate school at UTD.

If you are interested in joining us click here to let the Technology Ball team know:

  • How many potential positions you may be looking to fill (at least one)
  • If the position are full time or internships
  • Intended position criteria, including background and degree you will be seeking, as well as your preference of graduate and/or undergraduate student applicants
  • If the position(s) is H1B1 Visa sponsorship-permitting or not
  • An estimate of how many people would attend the Job Fair from your organization

Date: Wednesday, March 25
Set Up*: 12:30-1:30 pm
Event Time: 1:30-4:30 pm
Location: On campus at UTD

*Refreshments and light lunch available for your company representatives prior to the event; you may attend the full session or just a portion of the event

Tech Ball 2020 Dates Announced

Technology Ball brings buyers and sellers of technology goods and services together to generate new business relationships and strengthen existing ones through networking. A series of after-work networking receptions allows IT Executives to mingle in a non-salesy, non-threatening social environment with seasoned sales representatives from participating vendor companies. The season culminates in the Technology Ball Gala in November, and raises dollars for STEM students through Technology Ball’s partnership with University of Texas at Dallas. The team is pleased to announce the confirmed 2020 calendar of events:

Kickoff BONUS Event:
Tuesday, April 14
Sponsored by West Monroe Partners

June Networking Reception:
Wednesday, June 17
Sponsored by RagingWire Data Centers and CrowdPlat

August Networking Reception*:
TBA

October Networking Reception*:
TBA


Black Tie Gala:
November 14

Committing your participation as a Technology Ball Sponsor by Friday, April 10 secures your ticket to the Kickoff “Bonus” event, plus other early-incentive opportunities. 

 Contact the Team if you are interested in joining us as a 2019 Technology Ball sponsor. 

*Check back in future newsletters or on the Technology Ball website for the complete list of Networking Reception dates and sponsors

January 16, 2020

 

2020 Sponsorship Opportunities – Join us for our Upcoming Season

We are thrilled to continue bringing the technology community together through the Technology Ball Networking Receptions and Black-Tie Gala. Join us as an Executive Host or Sponsor for another year of powerful networking as we ramp up for our 2020 season beginning this Spring. With more than 70 Executive Hosts featured on our current roster, we are pleased to have more CIOs, CTOs, VPs of ITs, etc. participating than ever before! We look forward to continuing to grow our Host roster in our 2020 season.

Sponsors who commit early to participate in the 2020 Technology Ball season will have an opportunity to enjoy early visibility in Technology Ball newsletters and on our website. We encourage you to commit your participation today so you may enjoy the same visibility. As we ramp up for the 2020 season, all eyes will be on the Tech Ball website, so let us know if we can count you in and showcase your company on our sponsor roster as we go live with our 2020 website update. Our 2019 sponsorship packages will remain the same for 2020, with the exception of a slight price increase at the Byte and Kilobyte Sponsorship Levels which are increasing by $500 each to better align the sponsorship packages with the benefits they include. 

This year’s early sponsorship incentives include the following exciting access opportunities: 

  • Admission to April Bonus Kickoff Reception
  • Access/additional access to one lead-in Networking Reception
  • Access/additional access for two to the Technology Ball VIP Reception

Support our STEM Education cause by serving as a Mentor of a UTD Student

After the successful UTD Pilot Mentor session last Fall, we learned that students and mentors alike, were positively impacted and fulfilled by the program. We are proud of the program’s success and are continuing the momentum with our Spring Mentor Session running January 27 through April 17. 

The program’s structure is flexible in nature and focused on job and career preparation, so you do not have to be in the  technology sector or an official member of the Technology Ball community to be a mentor! We look forward to growing the program and, if you or someone you know, may be interested in learning more about our Spring Semester Session, please contact the Technology Ball team here.

Nearly 75 Mentors and Mentees participated in the 2019 Fall Semester Pilot Mentor Program and shared their feedback to help us improve the suggested curriculum. Some of the most popular topics were the group mentoring week which paired two Mentor groups to create an opportunity for student participants to network with a student peer and a second IT Executive mentor, along with their primary Mentor. The networking and additional professional touch points were valuable in building a professional rolodex for the students, as well as providing additional professional insight and perspective from another Mentor participating in the program. Other highly-valued topics by the students were career and resume preparation and business etiquette insights. 

For additional perspective on this low time commitment program, please enjoy the 2019 impact video below, which showcases student and mentor insights into their experience with the mentor program. 

Innotech 2020 Date Announced

InnoTech Dallas returns to the Irving Convention Center on April 23, 2020, and the Technology Ball team is proud to announce another year of partnership with this impactful IT event. We are pleased to bring back the IT Leadership Track, hosted by Technology Ball. Several of our Executive Hosts will be showcased on InnoTech Panels throughout the day, covering various topics, soon to be announced. 

 

 
In one focused day, InnoTech Dallas creates an environment where education, innovation, peer-to-peer networking and the latest technology and business solutions meet. We hope to see you there to enjoy the Women in Tech Summit, multiple IT Panel Discussions, and the Vendor Exhibits and other compelling technology content throughout the day. Check back on the InnoTech website to register for this exciting and impactful technology event. 

 

Please consider participating in InnoTech through a limited number of special Technology Ball Sponsorships, including a new opportunity for a “Speed Networking” addition to the panel sponsorships we have featured the past several years. If you are interested in learning more about the InnoTech Executive Host visibility and access opportunities, contact the team or stay tuned for more information through our newsletters.

Technology Ball Press

Dallas Business Journal

Technology Ball is proud to have Dallas Business Journal as a Sponsor through the years. Within our partnership, Technology Ball is able to publish advertisements featuring our esteemed Executive Host companies as well as our Sponsors. Below are the most recent ads published in the Dallas Business Journal.

Fall 2019