One of the leading technology organizations recently announced its rebranding, which includes a name change that should make it easier for everyone to remember. Read about Friday night’s reveal. Also, this week, the technology community will have several options for networking, creating new things and learning about what paths are right for which companies.
Take a look a this week’s five things you should know.
- The Metroplex Technology Business Council announced its new, but familiar, name at the Tech Titans 15th anniversary gala Friday night. It now goes by the name Tech Titans, the technology association for North Texas. The new branding aims to offer a shortened name, better mirror the community it represents and get rid of the complicated acronym, the group said. The gala honored the winners of the Tech Titans awards. The winners will be profiled in this week’s print edition of the Dallas Business Journal.
- The Dallas Regional Chamber will host its State of the Technology luncheon at noon Tuesday at the Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre, 5410 LBJ Freeway. The luncheon will feature keynote speaker Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), who will discuss what’s coming up next within the industry.
- AT&T (NYSE: T) will host a mobile app hackathon at 6 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Saturday at the AT&T Foundry, 2900 W. Plano Parkway in Plano. The Internet of Things mobile app hackathon will feature experts from AT&T, IBM and Harman.
- Health Wildcatters will host a happy hour from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Alto 211, 211 N. Ervay St. The event will introduce the class of 2015 to the public. The health care accelerator runs a 12-week program that provides $30,000 of seed funding, mentoring and programs to each company. Health Wildcatter also will host a health care innovation breakfast, aimed to connect entrepreneurs, medical professionals and innovators from the health care and business communities. The breakfast will be from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday at Alto 211.
- Genius Den will host Clint Greenleaf, founder of book publisher and distributor Greenleaf Book Group, in a program titles: Self-funding vs. Taking outside capital. The event will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Genius Den, 3106 Commerce St, Dallas.
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