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2018 HITEC Spring Leadership Summit & HITEC 50 Awards Hosted by AT&T
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3/14/2018 to 3/16/2018
When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
6:00 AM
Where: Hyatt Regency Dallas
Dallas, Texas 
United States

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Transforming through Disruption


March 14th-16th, 2018
Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207

Hyatt Hotel Parking


HQ Hotel is Sold Out - Alternate Hotels 



Wednesday, March 14th  

Welcome Reception &  AT&T Innovation Showcase ,

Hyatt Regency Dallas Landmark  Ballroom CD

Thursday, March 15th  
8:00am-12:00pm Registration - Trinity Registration Desk

HITEC Women In Technology Breakfast Sponsored by Accenture and Hosted by AT&T (Women Only) - Landmark AB

Sonia Carvalho, Managing Director, Products SAP Practice, Accenture - Presenting Research


HITEC Women In Technology Breakfast Sponsored by Accenture and Hosted by AT&T (Women Only) - Landmark AB

Rocio Lopez, Global Information Technology Executive, Accenture

Adriana Torres, Senior Vice President , Global Head of Hospitality Support, ORACLE

Dr. Alicia Abella, Vice President, Advanced Technology Realization, AT&T Services Inc.

Karla Parra, Senior Manager, Talent and Organization, Accenture

9:30am-10:00am Networking Break - AT&T Innovation Showcase - Landmark CD
10:00am-10:20am HITEC Welcome - Landmark AB
10:20am-11:15am HITEC Check -in - Landmark AB
11:15am-11:30am AT&T Welcome - Disrupting Mexico Telecom - Landmark AB
Pablo Salazar, Chief Information Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, AT&T Mexico
11:30am-12:30pm Welcome to HITEC - AT&T Luncheon

Winds of Digital Disruption - Landmark AB
Gene Alvarez, HITEC Advisory Board Member and Managing Vice President, Gartner, Inc. 
1:15pm - 2:00 pm

AT&T Fireside Chat - Disrupting for a New, Better World - Landmark AB
Thaddeus Arroyo, HITEC Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, AT&T Business 
Suman Kanuganti, Chief Executive Officer, Aira

Decision Support Platforms for Smart Cities/Communities Presented by LinkAmerica - Landmark AB
Carlos Carpizo, President, LinkAmerica
Edgar Mora Altamirano, Mayor of the City of Curridabat, Costa Rica

Nicole Fontayne-Bardowell, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

Arturo Ballesteros, Director Government Affairs, North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA)

2:45pm-3:15pm Networking Break - AT&T Innovation Showcase

Connected Enterprise presented by KPMG - Landmark AB
Miriam Hernandez-Kakol, HITEC Board of Directors and Principal, KPMG 
Julio Hernandez, Principal, KPMG

Carlos Caraza, Chief Information Officer, Monsanto


Latin America: A Hub for Tech Talent - Landmark AB
Ivan Zavala, Business Development and Public Affairs, Cognizant 
Rolando Ortiz, Former Chief Information Officer, Grupo Bimbo
Juan Carlos Gutierrez, HITEC Board of Directors  and Managing Partner rational7 

Rodrigo Becerra, Corporate Director and Chief Information Officer, PEMEX

4:45pm-5:30pm Facing the Digital Challenge hosted by Softtek - Landmark AB
Marcos Jimenez, Chief Executive Officer, Softtek US & Canada  
Jorge Pederzini, Global Director for Brinker International

5:30pm-6:30pm HITEC 50 AWARDS RECEPTION - Landmark Ballroom
Friday, March 16th  
8:00am-9:00am  Registration and Continental Breakfast - Trinity Registration Desk/Landmark 
9:00am-10:30am (A) Concurrent Sessions:
Board Fit (invite only)  - Pegasus A
9:00am-10:30am (B)

Concurrent Sessions:
Technology Track  - Industries that Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence will disrupt by 2025 - Landmark AB
Thomas Miranda, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Sparkovation Advisors

Salmeron Barnes, Principal, Workforce for the Future at Mercer

Hector Perez Jr, Vice President CRM Strategy and Engineering at Fidelity Investments

Russ Bodnyk, Principal Scientist at Valkyrie Intelligence

9:00am-10:30am (C) Concurrent Sessions:
Professional Track  Executive Coaching, Strategic Relationships & Communication - Pegasus B
 Fernando Rosario, Chief Technology Officer, Raisel 
10:30am-10:45am  Networking Break - AT&T Innovation Showcase
10:50am-11:20am  Welcome to Day Two

TED Talk: Disruption in The New Digital Era - Landmark AB
Roberto Ricossa, Regional Vice President – Latin America, F5 Networks
Sandra Howard, Vice President, Corporate Brand Marketing, AT&T
Cindy Healy, Director, Microsoft Business Operations 

Fireside Chat - Landmark AB
Alberto Yépez, HITEC Board of Directors Chairman, Managing Director, Trident Capital Cybersecurity

Hernan Armbruster, Senior Vice President, Americas Region and Hybrid Infrastructure Projection, Trend Micro

1:00pm-2:00pm  Networking Lunch

Disrupting Through Inclusive Engagement presented by AT&T  - Landmark AB

Alencia  DeAnda-Gregg, Director Technology & Operations Program Office, AT&T

Laura Ramirez, Lead Consultant, Talent Development, AT&T

Adrian Quintanilla, Assistant Vice President of Talent Acquisition, AT&T

 2:00pm-2:45pm (B)

 Transforming your Skill Set presented by AT&T - Landmark AB

Melissa Corwin, Assistant Vice President, Training, AT&T


Internet of Things Keynote  - Landmark AB
Chris Penrose, Senior Vice President, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T
3:15pm-3:30pm Closing Remarks

Platinum & Gold Corporate Sponsors