Events

Our 2023 event was October 27th at the Irving Convention Center and our speakers were: 

  • Ana Lopez 
  • Robert Hunt

Ana Lopez is the Founder and CEO of Alturas Technology Services, a Technology Consulting and Recruiting firm in the Bay Area. Before starting her company in 2018, Ana was VP-Strategic Accounts at cPrime, where she received numerous awards for Top Performance and built top-performing teams for some of the best brands in technology.

Ana experienced family strife in her early years. During this time, she rediscovered a transforming Christian faith. We look forward to Ana sharing her story with us at our 2023 event.

Robert Hunt is part of the DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast leadership committee and a past inductee into the Merv Tarde Values in Leadership Circle. He is also the owner of REF Dallas, leading monthly peer group meetings for CEOs in DFW area. Robert became an Author in 2022, co-author of the book “Nobody Cares…until you do.” It presents insights and tools to help people press past the blame and excuses that hold them back from living the life they really want. It’s written in Robert’s style of humor and candor that he will share with us at our 2023 event.

Our 2023 event was October 27th at the Irving Convention Center and our speakers were: 

  • Ana Lopez 
  • Robert Hunt

Ana Lopez is the Founder and CEO of Alturas Technology Services, a Technology Consulting and Recruiting firm in the Bay Area. Before starting her company in 2018, Ana was VP-Strategic Accounts at cPrime, where she received numerous awards for Top Performance and built top-performing teams for some of the best brands in technology.

Ana experienced family strife in her early years. During this time, she rediscovered a transforming Christian faith. We look forward to Ana sharing her story with us at our 2023 event.

Robert Hunt is part of the DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast leadership committee and a past inductee into the Merv Tarde Values in Leadership Circle. He is also the owner of REF Dallas, leading monthly peer group meetings for CEOs in DFW area. Robert became an Author in 2022, co-author of the book “Nobody Cares…until you do.” It presents insights and tools to help people press past the blame and excuses that hold them back from living the life they really want. It’s written in Robert’s style of humor and candor that he will share with us at our 2023 event.

Previous Events

2023 – Our speakers were Ana Lopez and Robert Hunt. (click their names to see video from that event.)

2022 – Our speaker was Dr. Mark Stone, CIO of Texas A&M University.

2021 – Our speaker Ellen Barker, Senior Vice President and CIO of Texas Instruments.

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.