L. E. T. S. Talk! 2019

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Date(s) - 11/02/2019
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

UT Dallas Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center

The IIT Alumni Association of North Texas (IITNT) is hosting L.E.T.S. Talk! 2019, a full-day interactive learning experience designed around the themes of Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Service on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 8:30 AM. This will be the prime networking event for 2019 for IIT alumni, IITNT members as well as members of the public – technology and business professionals – who live and work in the North Texas area. Throughout the day, conference attendees can expect to hear from inspiring leaders and participate in lively discussions.

The conference will feature the next edition of our popular and exciting Pitch Perfect event.  Several start up companies have been selected by the IIT Entrepreneur Advisor Network (IITEAN) to pitch their business plans in a “Shark Tank” like session.  These companies are then matched with mentors and sometimes even find potential investors. There is also an audience-choice award for the one presentation with the best business model.

L.E.T.S. Talk! 2019 will be held at the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Refreshments will be served throughout the day. A post-event social and networking evening has also been planned

Our star-studded lineup includes

Technology Panel:
Ellen Barker, SVP and CIO, Texas Instruments
Shailesh Prakash, EVP and CIO, The Washington Post
John Meadows, SVP and CIO, Frito Lay North America (PepsiCo)
Panel Moderator: Dr. Raj Menon, Trustee, Collin College

Leadership and Service Panel:
Hon. Paul Voelker, Mayor, City of Richardson
Hon. Rick Grady, Council member, City of Plano
Sejal Desai, Business Engagement Director, Communities Foundation of Texas
Panel Moderator: Dr. Raj Menon, Trustee, Collin College

Pitch Perfect!
This popular ongoing entrepreneurship event will feature eight (8) selected startup companies presenting their business plans.  Previous participants have received funding and mentoring from our seasoned advisors and investors.

Featured Speakers:
Abhinav Sinha, COO, OYO Hotels
“How OYO Successfully Disrupted the Hospitality Industry.”

Gagan Sharma, President & CEO, BSI Financial Services
”Successful Entrepreneurship.”

Luncheon Keynote Speaker
Arjun Sen, President, ZenMango
“YOURNESS: Leadership Journey Through Differentiated Personal Branding.”

Breakfast and networking starts at 8:30 AM.
Sessions will start promptly at 9:30 AM.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Post-event Social and networking at 5:00 PM.

Silver Sponsors

Department of Computer Science, UT Dallas
Department of Computer Science, UT Dallas

3 Lines Venture Capital

Media Sponsor

Radio Caravan
Radio Caravan

Dress Code: Business or Business Casual


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Online Standard Ticket $90.00 N/A
Online Special Discount (Expires Monday, October 14) $60.00
Early Bird Ticket (50% off) Expired $45.00 N/A