Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Mike Maples will be our special guest at the Austin
TEXCHANGE dinner meeting on Wednesday, May 14, 2003Mike Maples,
a widely recognized technology business leader and Angel Investor
will share his unique thoughts and perspectives gained from more
than 38 years in the computer industry. Join us for another valuable
and insightful evening.
Long Champ Drive
$30.00 per person (Entrepreneur Members)
$45.00 per person (Non-Entrepreneur Members)
$60.00 per person (Non-Members)
Mike retired from Microsoft Corporation as executive vice
president of the Worldwide Products Group and member of the Office
of the President, reporting directly to Bill Gates. Mike was responsible
for all product development and product marketing activities.
Before coming to Microsoft Mike worked for IBM for 23.5 years
where he was director of software strategy for IBM Corporation.
A graduate of Oklahoma University with a Bachelor of Science
in Electrical Engineering and Oklahoma City University with a
Master of Business Administration, Maples has been involved with
many organizations tied to technology.
He sat on the Board of Directors of the Information Technology
Association of America, and was president of the American Software
Association. He was also a member of the board of the University
of Washingtons Technology Center and the Board of Advisors
for Engineering Coalition of Schools for Excellence in Education
and Leadership. He served on the Austin Economic Development Council
and was a board member of the Austin Software Council. He is currently
a member of the Board of Visitors for the Engineering School at
the University of Oklahoma and the College of Engineering Foundation
Advisory Council at the University of Texas at Austin.
He chaired the Lt. Governor's Advisory Council on the Digital
Economy for Texas in 2000. Mike serves on the Boards of Directors
for a number of private and public high tech companies and ventures
funds. In addition, he sits on several non-profit boards.
information on TEXCHANGE, please visit our website at: http://www.texchange.org
Going Global ArReticles & Resources
Publication date: 2003-06-01
Is now the right time to do business overseas?
Abroad without the Pain
Breaking into international markets may require forming strategic
partnerships with companies and experts who have already done
Whether you're exporting or importing products, there's a veritable
maze of resources and regulations of which you should be aware.
Use these Websites to help you find your way when doing business
FORTUNE SMALL BUSINESS
Thursday, November 21, 2002
New Face of Global Competition
Not so long ago, India's Wipro Ltd. sold cooking oils and knockoff
PCs. Now its 15,000 technologists cook up vital software applications
and research for Ericsson, GM, the Home Depot, and other giant
customers. Are you prepared to go head-to-head with the best the
world has to offer?
February 2003, Page 90 By: Keith H. Hammonds
Challenges -- and the Promise -- of Globalization
A review of an insightful new book, A Future Perfect, which examines
the impact that globalization has had on businesses large and
small in countries rich and poor.
Bribery and Other Types of Corruption Threaten the Global Marketplace
Local TEXCHANGE Board of Directors:
Past Chairman: David Lee, Sentient Ventures
Chairman: Mark Murdock, Attorney
President: Elaine Wetmore, Austin Entrepreneurs Foundation
President-Elect: Thom Singer, Andrews & Kurth
VP Administration & Programs: Becky Gates, TheLinkPartners
VP Membership: Scott Eggleston, Entrepreneur
Secretary: Walter Bissex, Fulbright & Jaworski
Allison Allen, Entrepreneur
Gary Cadenhead, University of Texas
Stuart Edwards, Silicon Valley Bank
Kim Evans, Venice Beacon
Rod Favaron, Lombardi Software
Nick Fox, Vinson and Elkins
Paige Manley Martin, Entrepreneur
Carol Thompson, The Thompson Group
Local TEXCHANGE Board of Advisors
Gene Albert, Sawin50.com
Vinay Bhagat, Convio
Lawson Brice, IBM
Jim Butler, City of Austin
Clint Bybee, Arch Venture Partners
Ed Cavazos, Andrews & Kurth, LLP
Steve Coffey, Hunt Ventures
Jonathon Gilliam, Deloitte & Touche
Gary Hoover, Hoover's Online
Bill Morrow, Grande Communications
Paul Tobias, Wilson Sonsini
Steve Wagh, Entrepreneur
Amy Warmke, Ernst & Young
Ellen Wood, Virtual CFO
Membership opportunities for the Austin
Chapter of TEXCHANGE are available to those who are interested.
Please check the website at http://www.texchange.org.
Membership is limited.
reservations require payment by credit card. Cancellations greater
than three business days from the event
will be honored and a credit towards the next
Texchange dinner will be issued. Cancellations less than three
business days from the event will be honored; however,
no credits or refunds will be issued. Replacements
will always be honored.
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charges on your credit card statement will be from 123Signup,