When: Wednesday, Sept 18, 2013 5:30pm social, 6:30pm dinner and 7:15-8:15pm Program
Where: Matamoros Restaurant Y Cantina 12844 W IH10 and DeZavala (MapQuest: http://bit.ly/bFc6PM)
Topic: San Antonio: City of Innovation in IT and more”
Speaker: Jim Brazell , Innovation Speaker and Consultant
Prices: $20 AITP members with reservations
$25 non-members and members without reservations
$15 for AITP student members
RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/73rqxal and let us know of any special meal requests
The Alamo City's Story of Education, Workforce, and Economic Development Innovation - From the city's origin as a river city until the present, advanced technology and human creativity have distinguished San Antonio as a city of innovation. What is the Alamo city's story of innovation? What contributions have local scientists, engineers and technical artists made to the world? What is the character, culture and lineage of innovation in San Antonio? On December 15, 2011, the Milken Institute ranked San Antonio No. 1 in jobs, tech and wages among all 200 U.S. large cities. Is this a fluke of the economy or an indication of what's next? Join speaker Jim Brazell for storytelling and an interactive discussion about innovation and the Alamo city. Learn more online at http://www.saheartofinnovation.com.
On behalf of the AITP San Antonio chapter – we hope you had a great Summer and are ready for the Fall season and look forward to seeing you at the September chapter meeting!
Speaker Bio: Jim Brazell is a public speaker and consultant focused on innovation. For the past decade he has been a featured speaker at national education, workforce, and economic development conferences. Audiences include the National School Boards Association, League for Innovation in the Community College, National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, the Gallop Organization, and the Chautauqua Institution. If you want to know how to do innovation, Jim offers has practical stories, models, tools, and resources for organizations seeking change and what is next. Jim is from San Antonio and for the past 113 years he has been an advocate for the city as a city of innovation. To support education, economic development, and workforce initiatives, Jim has developed a speech titled San Antonio: City of Innovation. This speech has been delivered on behalf of the city to the World Congress on Information Technology, Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association, National Career Pathway Network, Alamo Colleges' Global Education Leaders Conference, and to corporate relocation teams including Toyota. Jim is CEO of VentureRamp.com a San Antonio based company operating at the intersection of education, workforce development, and economic development. His latest initiative with the Greater Chamber IT Committee is called OpenTEAMS. OpenTEAMS will provide area youth with paid summer internship and free online tools for programmers, online learning and training, and a network of mentors across area employers and schools to develop and sustain IT talent and creativity in San Antonio.