I am a frequent speaker, with past talks featured at major industry and private analyst group conferences.

These have included SXSW Interactive, the Global Mobile Internet Conference, Networld + Interop, Internet World Australia, COMDEX, Gartner Group’s Dataquest, and Forrester’s Meta Group, among many others.

A partial list includes the following appearances:

  • Intel.VISION2022, Industry and Academic Collaboration: Solving Technology and Business Challenges for the Future, May 2022 (Dallas)
  • 10th Anniversary Symposium, Opportunities in Biomedical Engineering, April 2021 (Dallas/virtual)
  • Techstars Biz Dev Day, University Engagement, Dec 2020 (Dallas/virtual)
  • Dallas Startup Week, Healthcare Startup Basics, Sep 2020 (Dallas/virtual)
  • Lab-to-Launch, Turning University Research Into a Startup Venture, May 2020
  • Innovation Summit, Investor Best Practices Panel, Nov 2019 (Austin)
  • NTX Disruptors, Financial Services, Dec 2018
  • 20th Annual US HHS SBIR/STTR Conference, UT Dallas CerSci Therapeutics case study with Lucas Rodriguez, Oct 2018 (Dallas)
  • NTX Disruptors by Dallas Business Journal, Healthcare, Sep 2018
  • Plano West Rotary Club, The Texas Manifesto, Dec 2017
  • Plano Software Entrepreneurs Meetup, Seduced by Startups, Dec 2017
  • Dallas Regional Chamber, Innovation Roundtable, Nov 2017
  • Entrepreneurship Export Exchange (E3) Conference, Fireside Chat w/ Xconomy’s Angela Shah, Nov 2017 (Dallas)
  • Never Give Up keynote, StartGarden, June 2016 (Hosted at OST, Grand Rapids MI)
  • Startup Lessons Learned, Small Business Festival, May 2016 (Austin)
  • Tech Inclusion: Austin, by Galvanize at SXSW Interactive, March 2016
  • InnoTech Austin, Nov 2004, Oct 2011, Oct 2015 (Innovation Centers)
  • The Realtime Marketing Lab, Sept 2015 (Austin)
  • NET Impact Business for Good Summit, Sustainable Investing (Feb 2014), Impact Investing (April 2015), Austin
  • Houston Startup Grind (Hidden in Plain View), April 2015
  • ModevUX Conference, Our Global, Mobile UX Lessons, March 2015 (Washington DC)
  • SXSW Interactive Conference, March 2003, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2015 (Austin)
  • St. Edward’s University, Digital MBA program, New Ventures, November 2014 (guest lecturer)
  • Capital Factory University, B2C Customer Acquisition, September 2014 (Austin)
  • InnovationWeek, Intro to Lean & Strategic Community Investment speaker, May 2014 (Austin)
  • Impact Texas, Sector-based Investment Strategies, January 2014 (Austin)
  • Chinaccelerator 10×10, August 2012, June 2013 (Shanghai)Steve-2012-China-1
  • Global Mobile Internet Conference, October 2012 (Silicon Valley), May 2013 (Beijing)
  • AppJamm-Chengdu, Closing Ceremony Speaker, April 2013 (Chengdu, China)
  • App Dev Conference, October 2012 (San Jose)
  • Lean Startup Machine/Techyizu, Keynote Speaker, June 2012 (Shanghai)
  • Farm Credit Bank of Texas Annual IT Roundtable, November 2011 (Austin)
  • Technology Advisory Group, October 2011 (Austin)
  • Social Media Club of Austin, October 2011
  • InnoTech Dallas, May 2011
  • Launch, February 2011 (San Francisco)
  • University of Texas-Austin, 1997 to 2010 (multiple guest lecturer talks, Schools of Business, Communications, Information)
  • LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT-Austin (Collaborative Applications), March 2010
  • CoSN Annual Conference (Education in the Era of Pervasive Personal Identities), March 2010 (Washington, DC)
  • Texas K-12 CTO Council (Web Technologies: Portals, Policy & Social Networking), February 2010 (Austin)
  • Austin Technology Council, Sep 2001 (Marketing), Feb 2004 (Benchmarking), Nov 2004 (Persuasion), March 2009 (CIO/CTO Roundtable-Recruiting/retaining talent), March 2010 (Mobile tech)
  • Imagine That Workshop 2008 (keynote), August 2008 (Kansas City)
  • Interactive Austin (keynote, inaugural conference), June 2008
  • Metropolitan Breakfast Club, June 2002 (Clean Energy) and August 2003 (Competitive Usability), February 2008 (Innovation)
  • Office 2.0, Oct 2007 (San Francisco)
  • CIO Summit/Austin IT Executive of the Year Awards, Oct 2006 (IT Governance) and Nov 2007 (Enterprise 2.0)
  • Clean Energy Venture Summit, Oct 2006 (Austin)
  • The Institute of Internal Auditors chapter meeting, April 2006 (Fort Worth)
  • Project Management Institute chapter meeting, March 2006 (Austin)
  • Government Technology Conference Southwest, January 2006 (Austin)
  • University of Houston Tech Expo, Accessibility Track (keynote), October 2005 (Houston)
  • Conference on Philanthropy, October 2004 (Charleston, SC)
  • American Marketing Association, Sept 2003 (Austin)
  • President’s Comm. of Advisors on Science and Tech.-Dist. Energy Workshop, August 2002 (Austin)
  • Peter F. Drucker Foundation Leadership Conference, November 2001 (Beverly Hills)
  • Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation Annual Meeting, October 2001 (San Jose)
  • Council on Foundations Corporate Community Involvement Conference, July 2001 (Boston)
  • ChariTECH by Applied Materials, 1998, 1999, Oct/Nov 2000 (Austin, Portland, and Richmond, VA)
  • Rio Grande Valley Economic Summit, 2000 (Laredo-Mercedes, TX)
  • Leadership Austin workshops, 1999 (Social Equity), 2000 (Digital Divide)
  • Association of Internet Professionals, August 2000 (Austin)
  • Internet World Australia, CRM Track Keynote, June 2000 (Sydney)
  • Internet Developers Exchange of Austin (IDEA), May 2000
  • Department of Labor, National Skills Summit, April 2000 (Washington, DC)
  • Society of American Business Editors and Writers 2nd Tech Conference, October 1998 (Austin)
  • Young Men’s Business League of Austin, February 1998
  • Meta Group’s Metamorphosis Conference, May 1996 (San Francisco)
  • DCI’s Internet Showcase, Track Keynote, January 1996 (Boston)
  • Dataquest’s ServiceTrends Conference on Systems Integration, October 1995 (Orlando)
  • Comdex, November 1992 (Las Vegas)
  • Networld+Interop, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 (Dallas and Boston)
  • Brainshare by Novell, September 1990 (Provo, Utah)
  • And many others, including: the Association of IT Professionals (formerly DPMA), IBM’s Common User’s Group National Conference (New York), Information Center Management Association (Houston), American Production and Inventory Control Society (Omaha and Lubbock, TX)


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