We are proud to partner with Accenture's AustInnovation Day for the June installment of our monthly series, Area Business Connections. This discussion will focus on the challenges students face in today's fast-paced environment, including feelings of overwhelm and the proliferation of Gen AI and Innovation certification programs. We will explore how to navigate this rapid pace of innovation and change while demonstrating the value of education and empowering students to thrive.

Featured Speakers
  • Moderated by Tamara Fields

    South Market Unit Chief of Operations and Austin Office Managing Director

  • Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart

    Austin Community College District

  • Lillian Mills

    The University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business

About AustInnovation Day

For the past three years, AustInnovation Day has been a cornerstone event in our community, serving as a platform for informative and insightful discussions, panels, and fireside chats. Through these engagements, we aim to explore the latest innovations and technology trends across various industries, with a particular focus on their impact on Austin.

This year our theme is titled “Error 429: Human request limit reached. Technology Overload.” Innovation has always been at the core of our mission, driving us to push boundaries, explore new horizons, and shape the future. However, amidst the rapid pace of change and the expanding capabilities of Generation AI, it's crucial to ensure that technology remains not just accessible, but also digestible and value-driven for all stakeholders – employees, customers, and clients alike. The relentless march of innovation can sometimes make it feel as though technology is happening to us, rather than for us. This perception can create a disconnect, undermining the true potential of technological advancement to empower and enrich lives. We must pivot the narrative, and this year's Austinnovation Day will center on the imperative to prioritize humans in technological pursuits.

Full Day Agenda (All times Central Time):

  • 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM CT – Check-in & Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM CT – Welcome & Kickoff
  • 9:00 AM – 9:55 AM CT – Fireside Chat: Adapting to the Accelerating Pace: How Educational Institutions Navigate Innovation's Breakneck Speed
  • 10:00 AM – 10:55 AM CT – Fireside Chat: Modernizing Commerce in the Era of Change Fatigue
  • 11:00 AM – 11:55 AM CT – Harnessing Gen AI for Public Service: Navigating Infrastructure, Broadband, and Semiconductor Innovation in Texas
  • 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM CT – Closing
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CT – Luncheon
  • 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CT – Innovation in Action

Thank you to our host and presenting sponsor!

Area Business Connections Corporate Sponsor

Pivotal Partners

Foundation Partners

Corporate Partners

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