2021 at Irving Convention Center
Our 2021 event is scheduled for September 10 and we’ll be back in person at the Irving Convention Center. Our 2020 event was virtual and was our best event ever! You can watch the video on our Facebook and YouTube pages.
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Our 2021 Guest Speaker is Ellen Barker
We are excited to have Ellen Barker, Senior Vice President and CIO of Texas Instruments. Ellen has been a leader at TI for almost 37 years and has seen amazing changes in the technology field.
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September 10 at the Irving Convention Center.
2020 – Our speaker was Dave Shwadlenak, VP of IT for Mercy Ships. Jeff Woods and Matt Harrington were inducted into the Merv Tarde Values in Leadership Circle.
2019 – Our speaker was Sanjay Poonan, COO of VMware. Jason Denton, Reuben Najera, Tad McIntosh and Rod Wright were inducted into the Merv Tarde Values in Leadership Circle.
2018 – Our speaker was 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 two inductees into the Merv Tarde Values in Leadership Circle.
2014 – Our inaugural event 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.