May 2-3, 2024 in Dallas
June 6-7, 2024 in Austin
July 18-19, 2024 in San Antonio
August 22-23, 2024 in Houston
September 12-13, 2024 in Dallas
October 3-4, 2024 in Austin
EACH SESSION IS HELD IN A DIFFERENT MAJOR CITY IN TEXAS
“Knowing Self and Others”
“Establishing My Legacy”
George Rios is a Senior Technology Advisor and an Executive Coach partnering with business and technology leaders to advise, guide, and provide insight to advance organizations to their desired business outcomes. With over 30 years of experience in IT, George has experience in working through top organizational challenges, dealing head-on with the impact of digital transformation, and fostering interpersonal relationships. Coupled with the focus on building strong leaders and teams, he accentuated the importance of embracing change with solid collaboration between the business sector and technology organizations. He is the former CIO and Director of IT for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and has held various IT leadership positions in the private sector, including Fisher Controls International, MediaNet, and Computer Science Corporation (CSC). George is recognized as a technology leader in Texas, having served as the Texas Association of State Systems for Computing and Communications (TASSCC) president and a board member on other civic and professional advisory boards. In 2013, George was awarded the TASSCC President’s Award for IT Excellence, and in 2018 was awarded the CIO of the Year by the Texas Public Sector CIO Academy. He is a graduate of Texas State University and attended both the LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Governor’s Executive Development Program and the Executive Leadership for Information Technology Excellence.
Howie Cohen is a highly qualified professional advising the Defense Media Activity at the US Department of Defense. Prior to this, he owned and operated a startup, IonX llc., led collaboration services at Bristol Myers Squibb, led knowledge management at Chubb Insurance, and offered consulting services as a Booz Allen Hamilton Lead Associate for Fortune 500 companies and the Department of Defense. He has served as a facilitator at Columbia University, guest lecturer and speaker for global engagements. Howie has more than 30 years of experience in multiple industries, with a focus on bridging the gap between people and technologies. He has a passion for storytelling and creating engaging content for various audiences. He also runs a blog where he shares his insights and experiences on topics such as communication, innovation, and personal growth.
SESSION 1 and 5 WILL BE HELD IN DALLAS
SESSION 2 AND SESSION 6 WILL BE HELD IN AUSTIN
SESSION 3 WILL BE HELD IN SAN ANTONIO
SESSION 4 WILL BE HELD IN HOUSTON