2019 Event

2019 Event

Our 2019 DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast will return October 4 at the Irving Convention Center, from 6:30 – 9:30 am. Sign up today to VolunteerSponsor, or Host a Table. We’re also accepting nominations to the Merv Tarde Values in Leadership Circle. Since we have other events leading up to our annual event that we post on our events page, go there to get up to speed.


Guest Speaker for 2019

Sanjay Poonen joined VMware in August 2013 and is responsible for worldwide sales, services, ecosystem and alliances, global marketing and communications, and cross-portfolio product marketing.

Previously, Sanjay held the role of executive vice president and general manager for the End-User Computing business unit at VMware. In this role, he was responsible for strategy, products, engineering, marketing, and sales across all of VMware’s End-User Computing offerings.

Before VMware, Sanjay was president and corporate officer of Platform Solutions and the Mobile Division at SAP AG. During his more than seven years at SAP, Sanjay held several executive-level roles in product development and sales, including leading SAP’s Analytics, Big Data, Mobile and all Industry Business Units, driving many solutions to industry-leading market positions.

Prior to SAP, Sanjay held executive roles at Symantec, VERITAS, and Informatica, and he began his career as a software engineer at Microsoft, followed by Apple.

Sanjay serves on the Board of Directors of Infor and the Advisory Board of Docusign. He holds two patents as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated a Baker Scholar; a master’s degree in management science and engineering from Stanford University; and a bachelor’s degree in computer science, math, and engineering from Dartmouth College, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.


Become a Table Host

We are looking for Table Hosts who will commit to reaching out to their coworkers, technology partners and friends here in DFW and invite them to join you at your table. The price to Host a table with 10 seats is $400, so go to our Table Host Sign up Page and submit your information today.

Become a Sponsor

There are sponsorship packages available for you to support this event and connect your company to our attendees and supporters. If you want to learn more about being a sponsor, go to our Sponsorship Package Page for information. If you have questions, contact us at [email protected].


Become a Volunteer

There is a place on our planning committee for you. Sign up to volunteer and help us make 2019 the best yet.


Merv Tarde Values in Leadership

The Merv Tarde Values in Leadership Circle is designed to recognize leaders who are boldly living out their faith in Jesus Christ as they serve others in the Technology Community of DFW. Send us your nomination through our submissions page.


Previous Events

2018 – More than 850 attendees heard from Cheryl Bachelder, the former CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. Rusty Kennington, Eric Wilson, and Robert Hunt were inducted into the Merv Tarde Values in Leadership Circle.

2017  Our speaker was Onyeka Nchege, CIO of Interstate Batteries. Matt Levy, Paola Saibene, David Stone, and Onyeka Nchege were inducted into the Merv Tarde Values in Leadership Circle.

2016 – We had over 700 people in attendance to hear Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VM Ware, share how he lives out his faith in his personal and professional life. We added Mark A. Stone, CIO for the Texas A&M University System, as the 2017 Merv Tarde Values in Leadership Circle.

2015 – Our guest speakers were Todd Stewart of Gulf Wind International and Gary Peek of Rent-A-Center and we more than doubled our attendance from 2014 to see almost 500 people in attendance. Jeff Blackwell and Phil Farr were our first inductees into the Merv Tarde Values in Leadership Circle.

2014  Our inaugural event was held at the Irving Convention Center. Our guest speakers were Don Cosbie, President of SSIClaimsnet, and Steve Reiter, Executive VP and Chief Revenue Officer for Entegra Technologies. We were excited to see over 200 people join us for our first event and excited to see where God will take the event in the future.