Michelle Sheffield, CIO of BenefitMall, shares her STEM story.
The 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.
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; and Joan Holman, Strasburger & Price, LLP CIO
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
Scott Mitchell, Infomart Data Centers SVP Sales & Marketing greets guests
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
More Scenes from the Event
Photos: Courtesy of The Technology Ball
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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