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A-LIST: Up Close & Personal

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

- CDT
A-LIST up close & personal: Innovating during challenging times
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Tamara Fields
Tamara Fields
Accenture, Austin Managing Director
Julia Cheek (She/Her)
Julia Cheek (She/Her)
Everlywell, Founder and CEO
Kiwi Camara
Kiwi Camara
DISCO, Founder and CEO
Eric Starkloff
Eric Starkloff
NI, President & CEO

Announcing “Spotlight” Awards and Tech & Inno Awards (11-50 employees category)

Challenging times require innovative and effective leaders, and during this time, Austin leaders have adapted with determination and creativity. They’ve shown us how to engage and focus in order to move the ball forward in their industries. They’ve shown us what’s possible with a strategic leader at the helm.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

- CDT
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

Announcing Tech & Inno Awards (51-199 employees category)

We’ve seen first-hand the importance of leadership during times of adversity. Authentic leaders inspire a community and their teams by standing up with passion and purpose. They are focused on finding a way forward, and they understand the need for transparency and empathy with their teams.

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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

Announcing “Ace in the Hole” Award, “Top Tech Team” Award and Tech & Inno Awards (1-10 employees category)

Leaders must be persistent and determined to grow a thriving team and business. Exceptional entrepreneurs grow out of drive, grit and adaptability. You could call them “glass eaters” or “pragmatic innovators.” They excel in creativity and resiliency and find ways to scale their teams and companies.