Information Systems NTX IS Talent Symposium

Get IT Together – The North Texas IS Talent Symposium

Friday, February 7, 2020
Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center, UT Dallas

The Information Systems Area of the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management will host “Get IT Together — the North Texas IS Talent Symposium” on February 7, 2020, on the UT Dallas campus.

This invitation-only event is for our industry partners in the DFW area.

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Symposium Details

Through this event industry partners will learn:

  • How to access top entry-level talent for your information systems positions
  • How the Jindal School prepares students for these positions
  • How you can engage, access, support and hire interns and full-time employees
  • How to develop and grow your IT, systems and business analytics talent through UT Dallas academic programs, certificates and online offerings.

The symposium will include:

  • An overview of UT Dallas information systems programs
  • Talks by Carolyn Carlson of Google, David Woody of the American Heart Association, Jeff Kavanaugh of Infosys on how their organizations recruit, develop, retain and compensate top talent
  • Breakout sessions, and
  • A closing networking reception and happy hour.

Symposium Contact

Contact Holly Rio at if you have not received an invitation but are interested in attending.

Symposium Chairs

Mark Thouin

Mark Thouin

Director, MS ITM Program

Naveen Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas

Ron Bose

Ron Bose

Director, Center for Information Technology and Management

Naveen Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas

The symposium agenda is subject to change. Please visit this page for the latest updates.

February 7, 2020 | Friday

2 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Welcome and introductions

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Overview of UTD IS Programs

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Stories from Industry and Nonprofits

Carolyn Carlson, Google – Recruit, Develop, Retain and Compensate
David Woody, American Heart Association – The Many Ways We Work with UT Dallas
Jeff Kavanaugh, Infosys Knowledge Institute – How to Develop a Talent Pipeline for Your Digital Transformation

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.


3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Three table breakout sessions

Attendees will rotate among tables staffed by UT Dallas representatives from the bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programs in information systems and from the Jindal School Career Management Center. Campus representatives will be available to provide additional information and answer questions.

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Happy hour, reception

Networking reception with faculty, students, and industry partners.

Get IT Together — The North Texas IS Talent will take place on the UT Dallas campus in the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center (DGAC).


The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Road, DGA 10
Richardson, TX 75080

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