Texas Enterprise Speaker Series: Can Music Survive the Music Industry?

UT’s Texas Enterprise Speaker Series is proud to present composer/producer extraordinaire, Gary Powell. Powell’s credits for Walt Disney Records include song albums for The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Pocahontas, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story I & II, and many more.

Recently hired by the Butler School of Music to teach music students the business of music, Powell will share his perspective on the future of the music industry.

When: Thursday, September 5, 2013 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

Where: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Room 203

Cost: $20 per person. Includes box lunch.

Parking: Garage parking is available at the AT&T Conference Center and surrounding public parking lots.

Learn more about Gary Powell at www.garypowell.com


Posted by Alesi Gerthe

Entrepreneurship Live! Featuring Susan Strausberg

Who: Susan Strausberg, Co-founded 9W Search

When: Tuesday April 9, 2013 (5:30 p.m. registration, 6:00 p.m. program, & 7:00 p.m. reception)

Where: AT&T Conference Center Room 201

RSVP:  http://tinyurl.com/EIR-Speakers-Apr-9

Susan Strausberg has co-founded and developed a next generation financial search platform called 9W Search. In 1995 Susan co-founded EDGAR Online, Inc. a leading provider of interactive business and financial data on global companies to financial, corporate and advisory professionals. Under Ms. Strausberg’s leadership EDGAR Online became an internationally recognized brand as the trusted source for SEC filings while at the same time delivering value-added applications that produce the fastest and most accurate financial information in the market.

She has been featured in many articles as the CEO/spokesperson for EDGAR Online and was the subject of a chapter in “DotCom Divas”, a compilation of biographies of important women in the emerging Internet business world.

Submitted by Anna Craft

Changing the Way Business Thinks About Energy

The world is evolving, and global energy demand is shifting to meet the needs of a more modernized society. At the same time, the U.S. is entering an era in which markets, technologies and policies are enabling dramatic increases in production of oil, gas, wind, solar and bioenergy — in turn affecting global economies, the environment, and our national security posture.

In a lecture for the Texas Enterprise Speaker Series, Professor Michael Webber will identify the key trends that are reshaping the energy sector, including economic and population growth, industrialization, an expanding electrical grid, smarter energy systems, and a policy push for domestic, low-carbon, and renewable fuels.

The discussion will focus on how a newfound shift in economic philosophy is creating new business opportunities in the energy sector, allowing companies to increase profit margins while decreasing resource consumption — which will simultaneously boost the economy and protect the environment.


• How your business can be in a better position to succeed in a rapidly changing energy industry and turbulent environmental and world economic environment.

• How to prepare for a world with different price curves, different environmental regulations, and new sources of energy.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center Room 203

(Garage parking is available at the AT&T Conference Center and surrounding public lots.)

Register Here: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1385/3/index.aspx?sid=1385&gid=3&pgid=933&cid=2148  (Limited Seating)

Presented by Michael Webber, Ph.D.

Michael Webber is the Josey Centennial Fellow in Energy Resources, Co-Director of the Clean Energy Incubator at the Austin Technology Incubator, and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, where he trains a new generation of energy leaders through research and education at the intersection of engineering, policy, and commercialization.

He has authored more than 150 scientific articles, columns, books and book chapters, including a compendium of his commentary titled Changing the Way America Thinks About Energy, which was published in May 2009.

Webber is on the board of advisors for Scientific American, holds four patents, and is one of the originators of the Pecan Street Project, which is a $30 million public-private partnership for smart grid innovation and deployment.

Questions? Please contact Gayle Hight, 512-475-6423

Submitted by Anna Craft

State Department Career Workshop and a speech by Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield

Career advisors and faculty members are invited to a workshop lead by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield. The objective of the workshop is to update career advisors and faculty members on careers with the Department of State so that this information can be shared with students and alumni.

When: Wednesday, February 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Where: LBJ School of Public Affairs

RSVP for the workshop here: http://advisingworkshop.eventbrite.com.

A full schedule for the day is available at the link above.

At 12:30 p.m. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will deliver a speech at Bass Auditorium. Students are welcome to attend this speech.

RSVP for Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield’s speech here: http://ambassadorthomas-greenfield.eventbrite.com/

Posted by Alesi Gerthe

Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Speaker Series

As Vice-President of the Internal Audit group at WorldCom, Ms. Cooper was the key whistle-blower in the WorldCom 3.8 Billion Dollar Fraud Case. She was named one of Time Magazine’s Persons of the Year and has authored a book, Extraordinary Circumstances.

This event will be held on Thursday, April 11 at 2:30 p.m. in CBA 3.202.

There will be a presentation and question-and-answer session. All are welcome.

Posted by Puja Machchhar.

Speaker Series with Hemi Thaker

The Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship and the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center invite you to a new and exciting speaker series, The Herb Kelleher Entrepreneur-in-Residence, moderated by Laura Kilcrease. Each lecture is free and open to the public and will include a reception.

Entrepreneurship Live with Hemi Thaker, President and CEO Anue Systems, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year ® 2011

When: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Where: AT&T Conference Center, Room #205
Time: 5:30 p.m. Registration, 6:00 p.m. Program and 7:00 p.m. Reception
Cost: Free
RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/EIR-Speakers-Feb-5

For more information on the speakers, please visit the Herb Kelleher Centers Website: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Centers/Kelleher-Center/Entrepreneur-in-Residence.aspx

Submitted by Madeline Chauvin

American Society of Women Accountants Event

“Creating a Comfortable Work Environment”
with Speaker Lisa Harris with Austin Health Works

What:  American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA) Austin Chapter meeting for networking, dinner, and CPE

When:  Tuesday, January 15, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Where:  Brick Oven – 10710 Research Blvd (Braker & Jollyville by HEB)

Cost:  $21 to $35

For more information – 512-217-1679 or www.aswaaustin.org to register.

Submitted by Ashley Wallace

From Data to Knowledge: Making Sense and Meaning in an Information World

When: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center
Room 102
1900 University Ave.
Austin, TX 78705  
$20. Includes box lunch. Reservations are limited. Walk-ups are welcome on a space available basis. A limited number of lunches may be available for purchase.
Garage parking is available at the AT&T Conference Center.

To register and learn more about the event, please visit: http://www.texasenterprise.utexas.edu/article/data-knowledge-making-sense-and-meaning-information-world-0

Event Description
The explosion in new information tools and services can require us to engage in continual information navigation at the expense of comprehension. In his talk, Dr. Andrew Dillon will explain how the ability to exploit technology is as much a psychological as a technological problem. Dr. Dillon will review:

  • Human civilization has moved through several information ages to reach the current situation.
  • How our information processing capacity is limited by our underlying architecture and how to design for this, not against it.
  • How future tools can augment natural human psychology and how this might be exploited to our advantage and our disadvantage. 

You Will Learn -

  • How your own information-processing tendencies are influenced by tools and by your own psychological makeup.
  • To manage your own and your organization’s information-seeking activities.
  • To recognize the sweep of information technologies and to distinguish the hype from the reality of any new information tool.

Submitted by Alesi Gerthe

Texas Enterprise Speaker Raj Raghunathan

Dr. Raj Raghunathan
Wants to Make You Happy!

If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy?
Texas Enterprise Speaker Series

When: Thursday, November 1, 2012    
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Where: AT&T Conference Center

Everyone wants to lead a happy, fulfilling life.  However, judging from the skyrocketing sales of books on happiness—and of anti-depressants—it seems that hardly anyone is as happy as they want to be.

In his presentation, Professor Raj Raghunathan discusses one of the most common reasons why people are not as happy as they could be:

The Fundamental Happiness Paradox

For more information, including a bio of the speaker, go to this page.

Click on the Register button at the bottom of the page.

Please contact Gayle Hight at [email protected] or 512-475-6423.
Submitted by Madeline Chauvin

VIP Speaker: CEO of The Clorox Company, Don Knauss

The CEO of The Clorox Company, Don Knauss is coming to campus:

Location: Jessen Auditorium
Time: 5:30 PM
Date: 10/11/12

Short Bio:
Donald R. “Don” Knauss joined The Clorox Company as chairman and chief executive officer in October 2006. As CEO, he has overall responsibility for directing the company’s worldwide business, which generated revenues of $5.2 billion in fiscal year 2011.  Prior to joining Clorox, Knauss spent 12 years with The Coca-Cola Company. He joined the company in 1994 as senior vice president of marketing for The Minute Maid Company, and, in 1996, was promoted to senior vice president and general manager for Minute Maid’s U.S. retail operations. Beginning in 1998, Knauss served nearly two years managing Coca-Cola’s businesses in ten countries of Southern Africa. In 2000, he was named president and chief executive officer of The Minute Maid Company.

He became president and chief operating officer of Coca-Cola North America in 2004.
Knauss previously held a variety of positions in marketing and sales with the Frito-Lay and Tropicana divisions of PepsiCo, Inc. He began his business career as a brand manager in the paper products division at Procter & Gamble. Prior to that, he served as an officer of the United States Marine Corps.

Knauss sits on the boards of directors for Kellogg Company and URS Corporation. Knauss has a long-standing commitment to promoting workplace equality and embracing diversity. In 2006, he received The Jackie Robinson Foundation’s ROBIE Award for industry achievement. The ROBIE Award is the foundation’s highest tribute to an individual who has promoted and expanded opportunities for minorities in the corporate world. A native of Highland, Ind., Knauss holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Indiana University. One of Knauss’ personal passions is promoting education, which includes serving on the Morehouse College (Atlanta) board of trustees and the Marine Corps University Foundation board of trustees.  In 2007, Don and his wife Ellie launched, and continue to personally fund, the Knauss Scholars Program. This annual program provides 15 children of Clorox employees as much as $10,000 each — $2,500 per year for a four-year program — to be applied toward accredited colleges and universities, as well as vocational and technical schools.

Submitted by Madeline Chauvin