Techweek Day 3: Patents, UX Design & Emerging Tech Topics

This is the second year for the event that features discussions centered on new technology and the startup community.


The media world is rapidly changing and experts ranging from television to social media talked about the disruption in a Techweek Dallas panel Tuesday at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center. 

If you didn’t get a chance to go, here are some highlights: 

Philip Nelson, president of Nelco Media, said new mobile technology has been a game changer, cutting out the gatekeepers and making everyone a potential content creator at virtually no cost.

“Platform doesn’t matter anymore. It’s good content that people want to watch and they go to watch it where it is. The thing that excites me most about cost creation is that there really is no one to tell you no anymore,” Nelson said. 

Clarisa Lindenmeyer, founder of business consulting firm Proximity to Power, emphasized the importance and power of having your own social media presence.

“We certainly cannot compete with The Dallas Morning News, nor do we try. What we’re trying to do now is tell a deeper story. Use your network to be creative and tell the story,” Lindenmeyer said. 

Other panelists included Hilary Kennedy, an Emmy Award-winning TV host of the Four Minute Buzz on The Blaze Network, and Susy Solis, president of Solis Media Strategies and former news broadcaster.

Techweek has continued Wednesday with an info session on the $100,000 Dallas Diversity & Inclusion Investment Challenge and sessions with patent and UX design experts. 

Tonight you can dive into some emerging tech topics from machine learning to cryptocurrency at the Addison TreeHouse. Then, you can slide over to Bottle Rocket for a midweek happy hour. (Is it Wednesday already?)

Rest up innovators! Thursday is a big day with speakers from Brainspace, Sabre, Capital One Financial Services, Fossil, and many more at the Growth Summit. 

Here’s a look at events coming up: 


5 p.m. — What’s the Buzz? Cryptocurrency, Machine Learning, and more at the Addison TreeHouse, 14681 Midway Road, in Addison

7 p.m. — Official Wednesday Night Happy Hour with LaunchDFW, at Bottle Rocket, 14841 Dallas Parkway, Eighth Floor, in Dallas


Events are at the Moody Peformance Hall, 220 Flora St. in Dallas, unless otherwise noted.

8 a.m. — Women In Tech Breakfast presented by Addison TreeHouse

8:59 a.m. — Growth Summit presented by Accenture

9 a.m. — Welcome Address presented by Addison TreeHouse with Shelley Widom

9:15 a.m. — Data Intelligence presented by Elevate with Clarisa Lindenmeyer, Sravan Ankaraju, Dave Copps, Steve Hebert, and Ken Rees

10:05 a.m. — Innovation & Enterprise presented by Accenture with Ethan Francis, John Samuel, and Karen Stroup

10:55 a.m. — The Debate: Startup vs. Enterprise hosted by Oracle with Venkat Nambiyur and Scott Walker

11:30 a.m. — Customer Acquisition for Enterprise presented by Crowe Horwath with Vance McCollough, Andres Fabris, Shane Guanine, and John Hinckley

Noon — Hiring Fest

12:35 p.m. — Customer Support Technology: The Competitive Advantage hosted by Zendesk with Zac Garcia

1:25 p.m. — Customer Acquisition: B2C with Matt Alexander, Rachel Bentley, Bryan DeLuca, Nick Kennedy, Kevin Lavelle, and Ben Newell

2:15 p.m. — What to Expect When You’re Ready to Exit presented by Accenture with Andrew Hopkins, Adrian Covey, and Ginger Hughes

3:05 p.m. — The Result of the Raise with StackPath with Jasmin Brand and Steven Canale

3:40 p.m. — Online Trust and Creating a Better Web with WeTransfer, speaker is Damian Bradfield

4:15 p.m. — Growth Financing: Operators with Lee William McNutt, George Baker, Corey Egan, TJ Person, and Brenda Stoner

5 p.m. — Growth Summit Speaker Reception presented by Sabre

7 p.m. — Talk Nerdy to Me; The Future and Virtual Reality with Mara Jackson, Student Services Addition at University of Texas at Dallas, 780 Franklyn Jenifer Drive, in Richardson

You can view the week’s full schedule here


Tuesday’s Growth of Digital Media panel at The DEC

1 Million Cups Dallas kicked off Wednesday’s Techweek events. 

$100,000 Dallas Diversity & Inclusion Investment Challenge info session at The DEC

Meet the Patent and Trademark Experts

UX design workshop

R E A D   N E X T

  • The hybrid event in August will take place in person at SMU and virtually. The seventh annual Dallas Startup Week powered by Capital One is Dallas-Fort Worth's largest event focused on driving entrepreneurial success, economic impact, and innovation in the region.

  • You'll find deadlines coming up for the AccelerateHER Incubator Program; Future of Data Challenge; Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment Empowerment Day, and Tech Titans Innovation Collider Grand Challenge; and many more opportunities. New this week: Nominations for the Pegasus Prize and D CEO and Dallas Innovates' The Innovation Awards have opened.

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    Nonprofit BUiLT is hosting the event to highlight the success and possibilities of Black tech talent in the region. “There is no talent pipeline problem,” says Peter Beasley, co-founder of the Blacks United in Leading Technology International. “Black tech talent is widely available, especially in North Texas.”

  • With Dallas ranked as one of the top cities in America for tech pros, UT Dallas and Fullstack have launched four skills training bootcamps focused on coding, cybersecurity, data analytics, and DevOps. The online bootcamps begin in November with tuition at $11,995 each.