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DBU Tech Talks is an exciting speaker series focused on the rapidly growing field of information technology. Located at the DBU North campus, engaging experts will be bringing their insights from their vast experience in the information technology field. Scroll down to learn more about these compelling speakers.

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DBU North is located at 2805 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 450, Plano, TX 75093-8762. View Directions >>

February 14, 2019 | 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Maturing the Blockchain Ecosystem: Which part of the future is here?

The session is designed to spur non-technical thinking and business motivation around a new choice from our technology tool-box which the world fondly and loosely refers to as blockchain. Blockchain is actually not a technology. It is pattern. It is a pattern that represents a genre of decentralized networks, as distinct from most current centralized platforms.

There are other decentralized patterns, esoteric and lesser known than, blockchain. We have come to live with the term as a loose and interchangeable reference to the decentralized collective. That aside, the essential discussion is on the characteristics of blockchain’s unprecedent capabilities, why the movement is so disruptive, and the rippling outcomes from blockchain for institutions, businesses, and society at large to consider in the context of 4th industrial revolution in cyber-physical world.

Gurvinder Ahluwalia - CEO, Digital Twin Labs

Cijoy Olickal - CEO, Plymouth.AI

Jon West - DLT Consultant

Anna Agnew - CFO Strategic Results LLC

March 21, 2019 | 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Transforming your organization from data to intelligence
with Sam Campos

Sam Campos is a 2009 and 2012 DBU Alumnus with an MBA in Project Management. He has been a practitioner in the field of Business Intelligence for over 7 years. He became Director of Pricing and Analytics at The Stewart Organization where he was responsible for successfully building a Business Intelligence practice. Recently, Sam stepped into a role as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.


April 18, 2019 | 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

More revenue, growth, and business value with a modern approach to enterprise risk management
with Paola Saibene

Paola Saibene has 20+ years of experience in IT Transformation & Business Innovation, having held multiple CIO / CTO / CSO / COO positions in government and in the private sector, including multi-billion dollar enterprises. Paola is an Adjunct Professor at Dallas Baptist University and teaches courses in the Information Security for Managers concentration in MSITM and MBA programs.

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