TeXchange Houston Announces 2012 Curriculum for Technology Entrepreneurs, Houston Economic Trends and The Playbook for Success in 2012

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The Houston chapter of TeXchange has developed a full curriculum of seminars and events for 2012 for Houston technology executives and community leaders.

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TeXchange is critical to the economic growth, job creation and prosperity of the Houston technology business community.

TeXchange Houston has today announced its upcoming 2012 schedule of dinner seminar events focused Economic Trends & The Playbook for Success in 2012 and Beyond for Houston technology entrepreneurs that are looking to network and actively contribute to the Houston technology and emerging business community.

The Houston chapter of Technology Entrepreneurs’ Exchange (http://www.TeXchange.org) is a non-profit organization focused on providing Houston entrepreneurs engaged in technology-oriented businesses including software, services, healthcare, energy, and general industry with an open forum for exchanging ideas. TeXchange provides a network of local and regional business leaders who interact at a series of dinner seminar events for continuing business education. TeXchange also has chapters in Austin and Dallas.

“TeXchange is critical to the economic growth, job creation and prosperity of the Houston technology oriented business community. We are working to create special interest groups and in-depth events to help members deepen their knowledge and achieve even greater value from their membership,” said Garry E. Meier, Ephor Group Chairman and TeXchange Chairman and State Advisor.

The Houston chapter of TeXchange has developed a full curriculum of seminars and events for 2012. Each seminar features successful executives and noted industry experts who serve as speakers and panelists on revenue growth, strategy, business management, and expansion topics. All TeXchange events are open to both members and non-members guests.

The following seminars are scheduled for 2011:

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012: Economic Trends & The Playbook for Success in 2012 and Beyond.

This seminar will focus on emerging trends, the state of union for Houston technology businesses as well as the attributes of a successful business model in a slow growth economy. Topics covered as part of the Playbook for Success in 2012 will include:

  •     Management Strategies for Revenue Growth
  •     Marketing Tactics & Trends
  •     Sales Strategies for Growth
  •     Capital and Financial Options and Management
  •     Leadership and Management Practices
  •     Operational Calculator for Business Operations Optimization

About the Speaker: Terry Peltes

Terry Peltes is a noted, proven, and seasoned Technology & Healthcare Business Services executive and leader. Mr. Peltes enjoys specific expertise in both public and private companies and has delivered substantial returns through his leadership and transformation of strategy, operations, organizational alignment, finance, sales & marketing, human resources and regulatory compliance.

Prior to being an advisor and speaker, Mr. Peltes was the National Healthcare Practice Manager of a leading business services consulting firm. Mr. Peltes has also led the turnaround and sale of a national hospital revenue cycle management services firm.

Currently, Terry is actively involved in consulting with national healthcare services companies and healthcare focused private equity groups where he helps companies clarify strategy and align operations, accelerate revenue and profit growth and increase enterprise value. Terry’s clients are noted to achieve market dominance through specific strategies designed to out-market, out-sell, and out-service the competition.

Terry is Six Sigma and Lean Certified as well as a member of Harvard Business School Alumni Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), The Strategic Account Management Association (SAMA), 2006 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program, and numerous non-profit, private and public company boards.

Thursday, April 5th: Revenue & Opportunity Management with special focus on Marketing Technology Trends & Tactics.
This seminar will focus on effective revenue models, sales strategies, marketing tactics, branding and social media strategies for today's world. Panelists will address the following questions:

1)    What technology and tactics should every software and service company be employing in 2012 to drive leads and generate revenues?

2)     What is the most cost effective program or strategy for generating new clients?

3)     How do firms create consistent, predictable, sustainable results from marketing that generates sales?

Thursday, May 17th: Revenue & Opportunity Management Focus on Sales Strategies for Growth in 2012.
This seminar will focus on effective revenue models, sales strategies, marketing tactics, branding and social media strategies for today's world. Panelists will address the following questions:

1)    What are the best strategies for sales in 2012 for B2B?

2)    What surefire tactics, Referral Selling, Principal Selling, etc, are most effective today?

3)    What business development and channel including alliances and partnership success stories can you share with us that apply to technology oriented businesses in 2012 and beyond?

Thursday, August 16th: Capital & Financial Management with special focus on Financial & Expense Management including Useful Capital Financing.

This seminar will address: What are the financing and funding options in today’s marketplace? How do companies attract and deploy useful capital for growth and wealth creation?

Panelists will address the seminar focus topics as well as:

1)    What are the hallmarks of effective financial management including financial controls and reporting practices as well as management science concepts for top performing organizations?

2)    What tips can you share on ways that boards or advisors can be helpful when considering financing options.

Thursday, September 13th: Leadership & Management with special focus on Leadership Effectiveness.

This seminar will address business strategy practices for our “Twitter” world, including management processes and leadership practices. The panel will present tips on making sure that investors believe in the integrity and abilities of a company’s employees, as well as tips on measuring progress and success in leadership skills.

Thursday, October 25th: Leadership & Management with special focus on Management Effectiveness.

The seminar will cover the hallmarks of effective management, what to expect from employees in key positions, and what investors require from a company’s business model. The seminar will address the purpose of governance, the roles of a company board and/or advisors, and when to obtain outside perspective when making investments or strategy decisions.

About Houston TeXchange events: All TeXchange events will be hosted at The Briar Club @ 2603 Timmons Lane, Houston, Texas 77027 (complimentary valet parking). The event fee, which includes dinner, is $25 for TeXchange members and $35 for non-members. Guests are welcome to attend two events per year. Speaker and panelist information will be announced a few weeks in advance of seminars via the TeXchange website at http://www.TeXchange.org.

All TeXchange events are hosted from 6 to 8:30 p.m. central time with the following schedule of activities:

    6:00 p.m. – Networking and Cocktail Reception

    6:45 p.m. – Program and Dinner

    7:30 p.m. – Table Discussions, Presentations and Question & Answer Session

    8:20 p.m. – Closing Comments/Wrap up

Why network with TeXchange?

I.    The benefits of networking and getting to know your peers, community leaders, financial and capital providers. Learn and discuss the topic and come network with your peers and community leaders.

II.    TeXchange is critical to the economic growth, job creation and prosperity of the Houston technology oriented business community.

III.    Houston C-level executives of technology centric organizations

TeXchange Houston Mission: To provide a relevant resource and knowledge network to enable executives of technology businesses in the creation of wealth.

About TeXchange: TeXchange is critical to the economic growth, job creation and prosperity of the Houston technology oriented business community. As we head into 2012, the TeXchange Board of Directors of the Houston Chapter would like to formally invite you to join our community as we strive to make Houston known as a preeminent hub for technology business.

TeXchange Houston Chapter Sponsors include:

Weaver LLP, http://www.weaverllp.com

Aventine Hill Partners Inc, http://www.aventinehillinc.com

Ephor Group LLC, http://www.ephorgroup.com

Fizer, Beck, Webster, Bentley, Scroggins, http://www.fizerbeck.com

Oracle, http://www.oracle.com

--A Special Thank You to our Houston technology sponsors who have been so supportive!

MEMBER AND GUEST CONTACT for questions and to sign up for events:

Charles Bedard

713.401.9643

http://www.texchange.org

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