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Come hear about:

* A demographic look at Houston's competitive position in Information Technology
* An overview of the recommendations on job growth in the IT sector presented to Mayor Bill White by the Economic Development Task Force
* Houston's strengths in Information Technology
* Ten Technologies to watch for 2005
* Spot Profile: 3 Houston Technology Center IT Clients
* HTC and Supporting Women Owned Technology Businesses

Featured Speaker(s)

Aruna Viswanathan is the Vice-President and Director of Operations, Houston Technology Center (HTC). Since joining HTC in 2001, she has worked with more than 40 businesses, primarily in the hardware and software sectors. She currently manages the acceleration team at HTC, which provides guidance to HTC's 60+ client companies to help develop business plans, raise capital, implement strategic marketing and build management teams. She is also responsible for overseeing HTC's growth, by developing business processes and client company programs.

Aruna previously worked for Motorola's wireless subscriber signal processing division as well as two successful software start-up companies. She was a 2003 recipient of the AWC (Association of Women in Computing) Women in Technology Award. Aruna holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from Rice University.

She serves on the board of Women in Technology International (WITI), Texas Entrepreneurship Institute (TEI), and as a board representative for the MIT Enterprise Forum. She also participates on the boards of two emerging technology companies, and is actively involved in the technical and operational advisement of Test Masters, an educational services company.

Schedule of Events

6:00pm Registration and Networking
6:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Introductions
7:10pm Guest Speaker
8:00pm Round Tables
8:15pm Networking