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Networking for Good at the ‘Technology Cocktail’

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TechBall-rectangle2The Technology Ball continued its 2016 season with a “Technology Cocktail” reception this month. It was the final lead-in event before the November gala.

Technology Ball executive hosts, sponsors, and planning committee members gathered for a reception hosted by the Infomart Data Centers. Attendees enjoyed networking with the backdrop of one of Dallas’ landmark buildings and also had a chance to tour Infomart’s 1.6 million-square-foot data center.

Notable guests included CIOs, CTOs, and vice presidents of IT from companies such as ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­AT&T, BakerCorp, Cash America International, Citi, DAVACO, Essilor, Flowserve, Fossil, Gold’s Gym, NCH Corporation, NEC Corporation of America, Studio Movie Grill, and TXU Energy, among many others.

SHINING A LIGHT ON THE FUTURE

The Technology Ball series of events will culminate with the “Technology Ball” black-tie gala Nov. 5 at the Omni Dallas Hotel. The evening’s theme will be “Shine a Light on the Future,” and will highlight the bright minds impacted through nonprofit MentorNet‘s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education initiatives. 

Proceeds from Technology Ball support STEM initiatives in the social sector through its nonprofit beneficiary MentorNet, a division of Great Minds in STEM. 

Here’s a glimpse into the recent “Technology Cocktail” reception. 

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[ Photos courtesy of The Technology Ball ]

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From left to right: Executive Host Mark Austin, VP Big Data, AT&T; Andrew Jackson, BravoTECH; Executive Host Gregory Ericson, CIO, Essilor; Rost Ginevich, Overdale Group

From left to right: Executive Host Mark Austin, VP Big Data, AT&T; Andrew Jackson, BravoTECH; Executive Host Gregory Ericson, CIO, Essilor; and Rost Ginevich, Overdale Group.

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Executive Hosts Gregory Ericson, CIO, Essilor USA and Mark BeMent, CIO, Jackson Walker LLP, with Emmanuel Delpierre of Perficient

Executive Hosts Gregory Ericson, CIO, Essilor USA and Mark BeMent, CIO, Jackson Walker LLP, with Emmanuel Delpierre of Perficient

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Executive Host Mark BeMent, CIO, Jackson Walker LLP; Karen Krygowski Bruno, Technology Ball; Oge Nduke, IntelliMagic; Emmanuel Delpierre, Perficient; Executive Host Gregory Ericson, CIO, Essilor

Executive Host Mark BeMent, CIO, Jackson Walker LLP; Karen Krygowski Bruno, Technology Ball; Oge Nduke, IntelliMagic; Emmanuel Delpierre, Perficient; and  Executive Host Gregory Ericson, CIO, Essilor

Scott Mitchell, Infomart Data Centers; Executive Host Mark Austin, VP Big Data, AT&T; Rost Ginevich, Overdale Group

Scott Mitchell, Infomart Data Centers; Executive Host Mark Austin, VP Big Data, AT&T; and Rost Ginevich, Overdale Group

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Executive Hosts Nellson Burns, VP IT, HollyFrontier and Juan Fontanes, VP IT - CIO, NEC Corporation of America with Planning Committee Member Matt Thompson, Lee & Associates

Executive Hosts Nellson Burns, VP IT, HollyFrontier and Juan Fontanes, VP IT – CIO, NEC Corporation of America with Planning Committee Member Matt Thompson, Lee & Associates

Left to right: Executive Hosts Tom LaPlante, CDO, Arena Online and Earl Barnes, Head of Global Infrastructure, Flowserve; Jeremy Cowlishaw from Lucas Group; Executive Host Larry Freed, CIO, Overhead Door

Left to right: Executive Hosts Tom LaPlante, CDO, Arena Online and Earl Barnes, Head of Global Infrastructure, Flowserve; Jeremy Cowlishaw from Lucas Group; and Executive Host Larry Freed, CIO, Overhead Door.

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Executive Hosts Janis O'Bryan, SIM President and Nellson Burns, VP, IT, HollyFrontier

Executive Hosts Janis O’Bryan, SIM President and Nellson Burns, VP, IT, HollyFrontier

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Executive Hosts Earl Barnes, Head of Global Infrastructure, Flowserve and Tom LaPlante, CDO, Arena Online

Executive Hosts Earl Barnes, Head of Global Infrastructure, Flowserve and Tom LaPlante, CDO, Arena Online

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Executive Host Val King, Director of IT, Studio Movie Grill

Executive Host Val King, Director of IT, Studio Movie Grill

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Executive Host Barbara Adams, CIO, Cornerstone Healthcare Group and Quincy Preston of Dallas Innovates

Executive Host Barbara Adams, CIO, Cornerstone Healthcare Group and Quincy Preston of Dallas Innovates

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Andrew Jackson, BravoTECH; Christi Birch, Architecting Innovation; Executive Host Phil Parker, VP, IT Solutions Consulting, HMS Healthcare; Executive Host Brad Lamar, VP Application Development, Cash America

Andrew Jackson, BravoTECH; Christi Birch, Architecting Innovation; Executive Host Phil Parker, VP, IT Solutions Consulting, HMS Healthcare; and Executive Host Brad Lamar, VP Application Development, Cash America

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Executive Hosts A. Ravi Malick, SVP Technology & CIO of TXU Energy & Luminant and Ed Robben, CIO, Fossil Group speak with Emily Ashley of Advocate

Executive Hosts A. Ravi Malick, SVP Technology & CIO of TXU Energy & Luminant and Ed Robben, CIO, Fossil Group speak with Emily Ashley of Advocate

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Executive Hosts Gertrude Van Horn, CIO, NCH Corporation and A. Ravi Malick, SVP Technology & CIO, TXU Energy & Luminant with Kathy Andrews from HUNTER Technical Resources, LLC

Executive Hosts Gertrude Van Horn, CIO, NCH Corporation and A. Ravi Malick, SVP Technology & CIO, TXU Energy & Luminant with Kathy Andrews from HUNTER Technical Resources, LLC

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Rost Ginevich of Overdale Group with Executive Hosts Larry Freed, CIO, Overhead Door and Robby McDonald

Rost Ginevich of Overdale Group with Executive Hosts Larry Freed, CIO, Overhead Door and Robby McDonald

Executive Host Roberto Arrocha, CIO, Davaco Inc with Sankar Azhakesan with DOYENSYS

Executive Host Roberto Arrocha, CIO, Davaco Inc with Sankar Azhakesan of DOYENSYS

MentorNet Protege Catherine Jojo and Technology Ball President & Founder Karen Bruno

MentorNet Protege Catherine Jojo and Technology Ball President and Founder Karen Bruno

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Scott Mitchell of Infomart Data Centers, Karen Bruno of Technology Ball, Executive Host Val King, Director of IT, Studio Movie Grill

Scott Mitchell of Infomart Data Centers; Karen Bruno of Technology Ball; and Executive Host Val King, Director of IT, Studio Movie Grill

Scott Mitchell of Infomart Data Centers, Karen Bruno of Technology Ball, Executive Host Val King, Director of IT, Studio Movie Grill

Scott Mitchell of Infomart Data Centers; Karen Bruno of Technology Ball; and Executive Host Val King Director of IT, Studio Movie Grill

Karen Krygowski Bruno is President and Founder of Digital Conduit and the Technology Ball, and orchestrates the vision for Technology Ball galas and events. Prior to launching Digital Conduit, Bruno (...)

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