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Monday, October 5, 2020

- CDT
- CDT
Women in Tech
Fireside Chat with ShearShare
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Courtney Caldwell (She/Her)
Courtney Caldwell (She/Her) ShearShare, Inc., Cofounder & COO
Nancy Fechnay (She/Her)
Nancy Fechnay (She/Her) Independent Advisor/Angel, EIR at Notley Ventures
- CDT
Women in Tech
Mothers Running Businesses From Home
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Monica Cravotta (She/Her)
Monica Cravotta (She/Her) WP Engine, Vice President of Marketing
Cristina Bocanegra (She/Her)
Cristina Bocanegra (She/Her) Mini Market, Love Child & Co-Founder of Current Conference, Founder
Candice Hahn (She/Her)
Candice Hahn (She/Her) R/GA, SVP, Managing Director
Joelle Vail
Joelle Vail Capital Factory, Chief Revenue Officer
- CDT
- CDT
- CDT
Women in Tech
Women In Tech Startup Showcase
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Mollie Duckworth (She/Her)
Mollie Duckworth (She/Her) Baker Botts L.L.P., Partner
Jim Breyer (He/Him)
Jim Breyer (He/Him) Breyer Capital, Founder & CEO
Brittany Hill (She/Her)
Brittany Hill (She/Her) Accelerist, Founder/CEO
Ari Palmer (She/Her)
Ari Palmer (She/Her) TaxTaker, CEO & Co-Founder
Wei Escala (She/Her)
Wei Escala (She/Her) Eggschain Inc., CEO
Monica Landers (She/Her)
Monica Landers (She/Her) StoryFit, CEO & Founder
Toni Portmann (She/Her)
Toni Portmann (She/Her) Walkabout Collaborative LLC, CEO and Co-Founder
Kerry Rupp (She/Her)
Kerry Rupp (She/Her) True Wealth Ventures, General Partner

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

- CDT
CPG
CPG Track Opening Remarks
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Scott Marcus (He/Him)
Scott Marcus (He/Him) Vital Farms, Chief Marketing Officer
Marc Nathan
Marc Nathan Egan Nelson, VP Client Strategy
- CDT
Fundraising
Fundraising Track Opening Remarks
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Jake O'Shea (He/Him)
Jake O'Shea (He/Him) Capital Factory, Investor Relations Manager
Jill Klinvex (She/Her)
Jill Klinvex (She/Her) Capital Factory, Senior Venture Associate
- CDT
Secure Autonomy
Secure Autonomy Track Opening Remarks
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Dr. Kevin McNeill (He/Him)
Dr. Kevin McNeill (He/Him) CACI, Sr. Vice President, Cyberspace Solutions
Sean Duffy (He/Him)
Sean Duffy (He/Him) Capital Factory, VP of Partnerships
- CDT
- CDT
Fundraising
Venture Fund Economics 101
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Morgan Flager (He/Him)
Morgan Flager (He/Him) Silverton Partners, General Partner
John Dirvin (He/Him)
John Dirvin (He/Him) Capital Factory
Cat Dizon (She/Her)
Cat Dizon (She/Her) Active Capital, Co-Founder/COO
Chris R. Traylor (He/Him)
Chris R. Traylor (He/Him) Heavy Oil Solutions, Inc., Chairman & CEO
- CDT
Secure Autonomy
Autonomy & Drones
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Colin Guinn (He/Him)
Colin Guinn (He/Him) Guinn Partners, Founder
Michael Balazs (He/Him)
Michael Balazs (He/Him) The MITRE Corporation, Chief Futurist, Autonomy
Kevin Finisterre (He/Him)
Kevin Finisterre (He/Him) DigitalMunition, Penetration Tester
- CDT
Fundraising
Fundraising For Texas Startups In 2020
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Kerry Rupp (She/Her)
Kerry Rupp (She/Her) True Wealth Ventures, General Partner
Mike Dodd (He/Him)
Mike Dodd (He/Him) Silverton Partners, General Partner
Charlie Plauche (He/Him)
Charlie Plauche (He/Him) S3 Ventures, Partner
Krishna Srinivasan (He/Him)
Krishna Srinivasan (He/Him) LiveOak Venture Partners, Founding Partner
Thomas Ball (He/Him)
Thomas Ball (He/Him) Next Coast Ventures, Co-Founder and Managing Director
- CDT
- CDT
CPG
Equity in Access, Visibility and Funding in the CPG and Natural Products Space
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Edwin Marty (He/Him)
Edwin Marty (He/Him) City of Austin, Food Policy Manager
Joi Chevalier (She/Her)
Joi Chevalier (She/Her) The Cook's Nook, CEO
Roman Gonzalez (He/Him)
Roman Gonzalez (He/Him) Gardenio, Founder and CEO
Tam Hawkins (She/Her)
Tam Hawkins (She/Her) Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce, CEO
Aimy Steadman (She/Her)
Aimy Steadman (She/Her) Future/Proof, Founder & COO (and also founding board member of Naturally Austin)
- CDT
- CDT
Secure Autonomy
Vulnerability at the Edge
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Jen Savage (She/Her)
Jen Savage (She/Her) Active Cyber LLC, Offensive Security Consultant
Lloyd Greenwald (He/Him)
Lloyd Greenwald (He/Him) CACI, Executive Director
Marcus Carey (He/Him)
Marcus Carey (He/Him) ReliaQuest, Enterprise Architect
Brian D. Courchaine (He/Him)
Brian D. Courchaine (He/Him) Principal USAF ACC Cyberspace Operations, MITRE
- CDT
CPG
Key CPG Trends: from Collagen to Keto
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Marissa Epstein (She/Her)
Marissa Epstein (She/Her) The University of Texas at Austin Nutrition Institute Department of Nutritional Sciences, Director
Kirstin Ross (She/Her)
Kirstin Ross (She/Her) SKU, Managing Director
Jason H. Karp (He/Him)
Jason H. Karp (He/Him) HumanCo, CEO / Founder
Christine Mei (She/Her)
Christine Mei (She/Her) Gathered Foods Corporation, CEO
Bader Alam (He/Him)
Bader Alam (He/Him) CAVU Venture Partners, Principal
- CDT
Secure Autonomy
Secure Autonomy Startup Showcase
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JD Stanley (He/Him)
JD Stanley (He/Him) IoT/AI Inc, COO
Jack Elston (He/Him)
Jack Elston (He/Him) Black Swift Technologies, Founder and CEO
Devin Breen
Devin Breen CHAaSM, Vice President
Sean Duffy (He/Him)
Sean Duffy (He/Him) Capital Factory, VP of Partnerships
- CDT
Fundraising
Sourcing Capital and Fueling Growth from Abroad
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David Dufresne (He/Him)
David Dufresne (He/Him) Panache Ventures, Partner
Chris Ripley (He/Him)
Chris Ripley (He/Him) Smarter Sorting, CEO
Dina Santos (She/Her)
Dina Santos (She/Her) Consulate General of Canada in Dallas, Senior Trade Commissioner
- CDT
- CDT
CPG
CPG Startup Showcase
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Naijean Bernard (She/Her)
Naijean Bernard (She/Her) Jeany's Ginger Elixer, Owner/Founder
Serenity Carr (She/Her)
Serenity Carr (She/Her) Serenity Kids, Co-Founder and CEO
Emily Kealey (She/Her)
Emily Kealey (She/Her) Naturally Austin, CEO/Executive Director
Zach Harper (He/Him)
Zach Harper (He/Him) Funky Mello, CEO
Shannon Davenport (She/Her)
Shannon Davenport (She/Her) Esker Beauty, Founder
Gavin Booth (He/Him)
Gavin Booth (He/Him) Greenbelt Craft Kombucha, Founder
Emily McNabb Butler (She/Her)
Emily McNabb Butler (She/Her) The Good Hippie, Owner
- CDT
COVID-19 Innovation
Disruptions and Pivots: Communities that Sweat Together Stay Together
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Patrick Hitchins (He/Him)
Patrick Hitchins (He/Him) FitRankings, CEO // Founder
Tom Digan (He/Him)
Tom Digan (He/Him) Ladder, Co-Founder & President
Lizzie Aquirre (She/Her)
Lizzie Aquirre (She/Her) Soulstice Retreats, CEO
Ryan Fenton (He/Him)
Ryan Fenton (He/Him) FloSports, Director, Global Rights Acquisition/Partnerships
Rob Cohan  (He/Him)
Rob Cohan (He/Him) Accenture, Managing Director
- CDT
- CDT
- CDT
COVID-19 Innovation
Using Data, Social Media and Analytics to Understanding How to Respond to COVID-19 Impacts and Challenges
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Chris Armstrong (He/Him)
Chris Armstrong (He/Him) Accenture Interactive, Experience Optimization Lead
Katie Townsley (She/Her)
Katie Townsley (She/Her) Accenture, Strategy Director
Melissa Moloney (She/Her)
Melissa Moloney (She/Her) Accenture, Higher Ed, Non Profit, and Government Consulting Executive
Kevin Ellenwood (He/Him)
Kevin Ellenwood (He/Him) Accenture, Managing Director
- CDT
COVID-19 Innovation
Government as a Platform: Operating in the Never Normal
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Greg Martin (He/Him)
Greg Martin (He/Him) Sumo Logic, Vice President and General Manager, Security Business Unit
Leigh Christie (She/Her)
Leigh Christie (She/Her) Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Senior Vice President, Global Technology & Innovation
Todd Kimbriel (He/Him)
Todd Kimbriel (He/Him) Accenture, Government Senior Advisor
Anh Selissen (She/Her)
Anh Selissen (She/Her) Texas Department of Transportation, Chief Information Officer
Amanda Crawford (She/Her)
Amanda Crawford (She/Her) Texas Department of Information Resources, Executive Director

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

- CDT
Mental Health and Wellness
Mental Health Track Opening Remarks
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Tony Tovar (He/Him)
Tony Tovar (He/Him) Sana Benefits, Head of Community
Kylie Everhart (She/Her)
Kylie Everhart (She/Her) Friday Health Plans, Director of Sales, Texas
- CDT
Product and Design
Product and Design Track Opening Remarks
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James Skelton (He/Him)
James Skelton (He/Him) Galvanize, Technical Evangelist
Marcelo Cordini
Marcelo Cordini December Labs, CoFounder, Head of Texas Office
- CDT
- CDT
- CDT
- CDT
Mental Health and Wellness
Navigating Emotional Risk in an Online Environment
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Anna Westbrook (She/Her)
Anna Westbrook (She/Her) Isabel & The Runaway Train, Producer, Composer / Playwright
Junice Rockman (She/Her)
Junice Rockman (She/Her) JRock Therapy, Neuropsychotherapist, Journalist, Public Policy Advocate, M.A.,LPC, LCDC-i
Natalie Khoo (She/Her)
Natalie Khoo (She/Her) Avion Agency, Director
Andrew Shearer (He/Him)
Andrew Shearer (He/Him) BravePath, Founder and Principal
- CDT
- CDT
Product and Design
How UX Research is Helping Startups Build The Right Product
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Marcelo Cordini
Marcelo Cordini December Labs, CoFounder, Head of Texas Office
Elisabeth Bohlmann
Elisabeth Bohlmann December Labs, VP Client Strategy
Matt Miller (He/Him)
Matt Miller (He/Him) Liongard, Director of Product Management
Vincent Tran (He/Him)
Vincent Tran (He/Him) Liongard, COO/CPO
- CDT
- CDT
- CDT
- CDT
Future of Work
Future of Work & Inclusion with Enterprises
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Wendy Howell (She/Her)
Wendy Howell (She/Her) Cisco Systems, Chief of Staff
Chris Pardo (He/Him)
Chris Pardo (He/Him) Dun & Bradstreet, VP, Innovation
Lisa Besserman (She/Her)
Lisa Besserman (She/Her) Indeed, Head of Program, Global Incubator
- CDT
- CDT
Future of Work
A Glimpse Into The Future of Platform Changes
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Tom Miller (He/Him)
Tom Miller (He/Him) ClearForce, CEO
Toni Portmann (She/Her)
Toni Portmann (She/Her) Walkabout Collaborative LLC, CEO and Co-Founder
Bryan Chambers (He/Him)
Bryan Chambers (He/Him) Capital Factory, Vice President of Accelerator and Investment Fund
- CDT
Social Impact
Navigating the 2020 Election: What You Need To Know
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Savannah L. Barker (She/Her)
Savannah L. Barker (She/Her) Notley, Senior Director of Program Operations
Charlie Bonner (He/Him)
Charlie Bonner (He/Him) MOVE Texas, Communications Director
Sarah Ortiz Shields (She/Her)
Sarah Ortiz Shields (She/Her) Austin Tech Alliance, Executive Director
- CDT
Marketing and Branding
2020 PR and Marketing Planning for Startups, Take Two: What to Do Now
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Jonathan Dampier (He/Him)
Jonathan Dampier (He/Him) Revionics, SVP Global Marketing
Laura Russell (She/Her)
Laura Russell (She/Her) Adlucent, Senior Director of Marketing
Mariana Fischbach (She/Her)
Mariana Fischbach (She/Her) Ketner Group Communications, Director of Media Relations
- CDT
Future of Work
Future of Work Startup Showcase: Back to Work
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Mark Holland (He/Him)
Mark Holland (He/Him) Choose Health, CEO
Ted Gutierrez (He/Him)
Ted Gutierrez (He/Him) SecurityGate.io, CEO
Will Harris (He/Him)
Will Harris (He/Him) Eagle Eye Networks, Reseller Partner Director
Richard Zhu (He/Him)
Richard Zhu (He/Him) ZipcodeXpress Inc., CEO

Thursday, October 8, 2020

- CDT
- CDT
HR, Talent, and Culture
HR & Culture Track Opening Remarks
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Desmond Thomas (He/Him)
Desmond Thomas (He/Him) Walmart Global Tech, Community and Operations Manager
Randy Fisher (He/Him)
Randy Fisher (He/Him) Insperity, Strategic Marketing Manager
- CDT
Startup Legal Considerations: How to Spot Pit Falls and Maximize Value
Legal Track Opening Remarks
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Ryan Carpenter (He/Him)
Ryan Carpenter (He/Him) Carpenter Wellington PLLC, Managing Attorney
Mario Glisic (He/Him)
Mario Glisic (He/Him) Carpenter Wellington PLLC, Attorney
Sean Duffy (He/Him)
Sean Duffy (He/Him) Capital Factory, VP of Partnerships
- CDT
Bonus Track
Introduction to K Startups, Say an-nyeong haseyo (hello) to Korean startups
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Sedon Hwang (He/Him)
Sedon Hwang (He/Him) Strong Friends Company, CEO
Gwan Hyeon Shin (He/Him)
Gwan Hyeon Shin (He/Him) Atozsoft Corporation, Marketing Manager
Na-Young Seo (She/Her)
Na-Young Seo (She/Her) Mooyeokwang, Inc., Marketing Manager
Hwan Hee Koo (She/Her)
Hwan Hee Koo (She/Her) Lupin Company Inc., CEO
Francis Pahng (He/Him)
Francis Pahng (He/Him) Zinnotech Corporation, CEO & President, Zinnotech
Jeehee Kim (She/Her)
Jeehee Kim (She/Her) Studio CrossCulture, CEO
- CDT
- CDT
Bonus Track
The Texas Triangle
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Marc Nathan
Marc Nathan Egan Nelson, VP Client Strategy
Aisha Lewis (She/Her)
Aisha Lewis (She/Her) Notley, Director of Strategic Programs
Heath Butler (He/Him)
Heath Butler (He/Him) Mercury Fund, Partner
- CDT
A-LIST: Up Close & Personal
A-LIST up close & personal: Leading Through Adversity & Our Path Forward
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Hugh Forrest
Hugh Forrest SXSW, Chief Programming Officer
Linda Ginac
Linda Ginac TalentGuard, Founder & CEO
Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette
Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette Huston-Tillotson University, President
Robert Alvarez
Robert Alvarez BigCommerce, CFO/COO
Tyson Tuttle
Tyson Tuttle Silicon Labs, CEO
- CDT
Startup Legal Considerations: How to Spot Pit Falls and Maximize Value
Ethics in AI
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Will Griffin (He/Him)
Will Griffin (He/Him) Hypergiant, Chief Ethics Officer
Sherri Greenberg (She/Her)
Sherri Greenberg (She/Her) University of Texas, Professor of Practice in the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and Director of Research for Good Systems Future of Work
- CDT
- CDT
HR, Talent, and Culture
Company Culture in a Pandemic: Practical Ideas and Learnings
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Albert Swantner (He/Him)
Albert Swantner (He/Him) Board Member at Naturally Austin, CTO at Mobile Tech RX
Caitlyn Conner (She/Her)
Caitlyn Conner (She/Her) Popspots, People Operations
Karen Fernandez (She/Her)
Karen Fernandez (She/Her) formerly @ The Guild, Startup Advisor, Head of People
- CDT
- CDT
- CDT
Survival and Pivot
Is it Time to Pivot?
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Steve Schaffer (He/Him)
Steve Schaffer (He/Him) Nextfront Ventures, LLC, Advisor | Mentor | Investor | Board Director | Speaker
- CDT
Innovation in the National Security Community
How the National Security Community and Industry can act more like a Startup
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Kurt DelBene (He/Him)
Kurt DelBene (He/Him) Microsoft, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Core Services Engineering and Operation
Jen Sovada (She/Her)
Jen Sovada (She/Her) MissionTech Solutions, LLC, Chief Futures Officer
- CDT
- CDT
Survival and Pivot
Launching in a Pandemic
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Cecilia Laseter (She/Her)
Cecilia Laseter (She/Her) Peck Boards, Founder/CEO
Kate Herling (She/Her)
Kate Herling (She/Her) Tandem, CEO & Founder
Clark Nowlin (He/Him)
Clark Nowlin (He/Him) Golden Ratio, Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Albert Swantner (He/Him)
Albert Swantner (He/Him) Board Member at Naturally Austin, CTO at Mobile Tech RX
- CDT
A-LIST: Up Close & Personal
A-LIST up close & personal: Growing a Thriving Team & Business with Persistence
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Hugh Forrest
Hugh Forrest SXSW, Chief Programming Officer
Tony Aguilar
Tony Aguilar Chipper, Founder/CEO
John Berkowitz
John Berkowitz OJO Labs, CEO & Co-founder
Brent Bellm
Brent Bellm BigCommerce, CEO
Tahjar "Tee" Roamartinez
Tahjar "Tee" Roamartinez Cyber Warfighters Group, Founder & CEO
- CDT
- CDT
Sales and BizDev
MythBusters - Pitch Deck Edition
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Kristine Bryant (She/Her)
Kristine Bryant (She/Her) Gladiator Consulting, CEO
Jim Brown (He/Him)
Jim Brown (He/Him) Arena Growth Partners, Founder & Managing Partner
Carolyn Jenkins (She/Her)
Carolyn Jenkins (She/Her) C-Suite Consulting, Advisor
Kurt Wilkin (He/Him)
Kurt Wilkin (He/Him) HireBetter, Co-Founder
- CDT