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Photo Gallery: The Technology Ball ‘Networking for Good’ Reception

Hosted at Infomart Dallas, the event aims to bring the technology community — CIOs, CTOs, and VPs of IT— together. Proceeds from The Technology Ball series support STEM education initiatives.

Michelle Sheffield, CIO of BenefitMall, shares her STEM story.

Technology Ball, a Dallas Innovates Partner OrganizationThe Technology Ball, a series of networking events for the DFW technology community, commenced its 2017 season with a June networking reception at Infomart Dallas.Technology Ball executive hosts, sponsors, and planning committee members enjoyed networking under the backdrop of one of Dallas’ landmark buildings. Tours of the data center were made available to guests. Notable attendees at the reception included technology leaders from BenefitMall, Bottle Rocket, Citi, Concentra, Greyhound, Mary Kay, NEC, NCH, NTT DATA, and Vistra Energy, among many others. The event was sponsored and hosted by Infomart Data Centers.

Proceeds from the season of events support STEM Education initiatives (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in the social sector through its nonprofit beneficiary, MentorNet, a division of Great Minds in STEM.

GALLERY

Karen Krygowski Bruno, Digital Conduit President & Founder; A. Ravi Malick, Vistra Energy SVP of Technology & CIO; Gertrude Van Horn, NCH Corporation CIO

Karen Krygowski Bruno, Digital Conduit President & Founder; A. Ravi Malick, Vistra Energy SVP of Technology & CIO; Gertrude Van Horn, NCH Corporation CIO

Michelle Sheffield, BenefitMall CIO; Valerie Freeman, BravoTECH CEO; Joan Holman, Strasburger & Price, LLP CIO

Michelle Sheffield, BenefitMall CIO; Valerie Freeman, BravoTECH CEO; and Joan Holman, Strasburger & Price, LLP CIO

Brittainy Hanna, HUNTER Technical Business Development Manager, Ryan Nowlin Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. VP of IT

Brittany Hanna, HUNTER Technical Business Development Manager and Ryan Nowlin Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. VP of IT

Karen Krygowski Bruno Digital Conduit President & Founder welcomes attendees

Karen Krygowski Bruno Digital Conduit President & Founder welcomes attendees

Scott Mitchell, Infomart Data Centers SVP Sales & Marketing greets guests

Scott Mitchell, Infomart Data Centers SVP Sales & Marketing greets guests

Michelle Sheffield, BenefitMall CIO shares her STEM story

Michelle Sheffield, BenefitMall CIO shares her STEM story

The evening’s speakers, Scott Mitchell, Infomart Data Centers SVP Sales & Marketing; Karen Krygowski Bruno Digital Conduit President & Founder; and Michelle Sheffield, BenefitMall CIO

The evening’s speakers, Scott Mitchell, Infomart Data Centers SVP Sales & Marketing; Karen Krygowski Bruno Digital Conduit President & Founder; and Michelle Sheffield, BenefitMall CIO

Brooke Burnett, Epitec Technical Recruiter and Chris Boult, Greyhound Lines, Inc CIO

Brooke Burnett, Epitec Technical Recruiter and Chris Boult, Greyhound Lines, Inc CIO

Kristy Bonner, NCH Corporation Director, Enterprise Application Services and Kathy Andrews, HUNTER Technical Sr. Business Development Manager

Kristy Bonner, NCH Corporation Director, Enterprise Application Services and Kathy Andrews, HUNTER Technical Sr. Business Development Manager

Juan Fontanes, NEC Corporation of America VP of IT and CIO and Pankaj Kampli, YASH Technologies, Inc. Director of Client services

Juan Fontanes, NEC Corporation of America VP of IT & CIO and Pankaj Kampli, YASH Technologies, Inc. Director of Client services

Kristy Bonner, NCH Corporation Director, Enterprise Application Services; Valerie Freeman, BravoTECH CEO; and Gertrude Van Horn, NCH Corporation CIO

Kristy Bonner, NCH Corporation Director, Enterprise Application Services; Valerie Freeman, BravoTECH CEO; and Gertrude Van Horn, NCH Corporation CIO

Juan Fontanes, NEC Corporation of America VP of IT & CIO left and Michelle Sheffield, BenefitMall CIO network with event attendees

Juan Fontanes, NEC Corporation of America VP of IT & CIO left and Michelle Sheffield, BenefitMall CIO network with event attendees

Amy Czuchlewski, Bottle Rocket VP President of Engineering and Marcia Morrow, Citi SVP, Sr. Service Delivery Manager

Amy Czuchlewski, Bottle Rocket VP President of Engineering and Marcia Morrow, Citi SVP, Sr. Service Delivery Manager

Kris Fitzgerald, NTT DATA VP/CTO enjoys the networking

Kris Fitzgerald, NTT DATA VP / CTO enjoying the networking.

Shannon Helms, r2 Technologies Technical Recruiter at check in, along with Matt McGaughey, Spinakr Solutions Founder & CEO and A. Ravi Malick, Vistra Energy SVP Technology & CIO listen to the evening’s program

Shannon Helms, r2 Technologies Technical Recruiter at check in, along with Matt McGaughey, Spinakr Solutions Founder & CEO and A. Ravi Malick, Vistra Energy SVP Technology & CIO listen to the evening’s program

Michelle Sheffield, BenefitMall CIO and Pankaj Kampli, YASH Technologies, Inc. Director of Client services 

Michelle Sheffield, BenefitMall CIO and Pankaj Kampli, YASH Technologies, Inc. Director of Client services

Sal Sarosh, cOutsource President; Mike Zagurski, Dave & Busters Information Security Officer; Hamilton Sneed, HAS Events Principal & Founder; Breana Parker, Dice Communications Southern Region Account Executive

Sal Sarosh, cOutsource President; Mike Zagurski, Dave & Busters Information Security Officer; Hamilton Sneed, HAS Events Principal & Founder; Breana Parker, Dice Communications Southern Region Account Executive

Vanessa Miller, The Intersect Group Client Manager; Ajay Patel, Mary Kay Director of Data & Infrastructure Services; Michael Halydier, Mary Kay Manager, Global Data Center Operations/Engineering

Vanessa Miller, The Intersect Group Client Manager; Ajay Patel, Mary Kay Director of Data & Infrastructure Services; Michael Halydier, Mary Kay Manager, Global Data Center Operations/Engineering

Phil Parker, HMS VP, IT Solutions Consulting; Andrew Jackson, BravoTECH President/Co-Founder; Michelle Sheffield, BenefitMall CIO

Phil Parker, HMS VP, IT Solutions Consulting; Andrew Jackson, BravoTECH President/Co-Founder; Michelle Sheffield, BenefitMall CIO

Quinn Leinen, Coupa Sales Executive; Elizabeth Hecksel, former Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association Director of IT; Shay Story, Optomi Account Executive; Alejandro Jacobo, Ally Technology Business Development Specialist

Quinn Leinen, Coupa Sales Executive; Elizabeth Hecksel, former Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association Director of IT; Shay Story, Optomi Account Executive; Alejandro Jacobo, Ally Technology Business Development Specialist

Brooke Burnett, Epitec Technical Recruiter; Katrina Baker, SEI – Systems Evolution, Inc. Senior Consultant; Bri Crow, Zyston Business Development Manager

Brooke Burnett, Epitec Technical Recruiter; Katrina Baker, SEI – Systems Evolution, Inc. Senior Consultant; Bri Crow, Zyston Business Development Manager

More Scenes from the Event

Photos: Courtesy of The Technology Ball


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The Technology Ball series of events will continue with a August 10 networking event and a Technology cocktail lead-in networking reception on October 4. The series culminates on November 4 with the annual black-tie gala. The gala’s theme will be “The Roots of STEM Education” highlighting the importance of a STEM education focus for young people, and how a STEM career plan can impact the STEM workforce shortage.

Technology Ball aims to provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity to engage with this community in a social setting — while “giving back” through a common, philanthropic cause. For more information, go here.


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