The Front Porch of Austin - ABIA with Rick Belliotti
Austin Tech Connect
by Austin Technology Council
3d ago
As a tech community we all rely a lot on the ease of air travel, and the first part of that is our local Austin Bergstrom International Airport.  On this episode of Austin Tech Connect we hear from Rick Belliotti, the Deputy Chief Officer- Information Technology at ABIA,   Rick ir relatively new to Austin, but has spent a lifetime in the tech side of the "Airport Business".  He will share his career journey as well as give us a look behind the curtain of the world of "Airport Tech".   About Rick Belliotti Rick Belliotti is currently the Acting Chief Performan ..read more
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Moving Money Around the World with Wise
Austin Tech Connect
by Austin Technology Council
1w ago
This week on the "Austin Tech Connect" podcast we chat with Balazs Barna, Head of US Engineering and Austin Site Lead for Wise.  As Wise continues to grow their US presence, Austin has become a key location for the company.  Since 2017 Wise has grown from 500 people worldwide to over 5500 employees.     In this interview we hear about Mr Barna's career journey (including being a 2x Kick Boxing World Champion), the growth of Wise, and his take on why Austin is such a great place to grow a company and raise a family.   About Balazs BarnaBalazs Barna is the Head ..read more
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Entertainment Tech in Central Texas with Nate Strayer
Austin Tech Connect
by Austin Technology Council
2w ago
As Austin continues to grow, we find more and more that we have lots of different "tech" industries operating in our region.  One area that is growing is the tech used to create movies, TV, music, etc...  Entertainment Tech is a coming together of many technologies that solve problems and make things easier for film makers, producers, directors, etc...     This week on "Austin Tech Connect" we talk to Nate Strayer from Stray Vista.  Stray Vista is the largest Virtual LED Volume Studio in Texas.  Nate went to school to be a film director, moved to LA ..read more
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Community, Collaboration, and Conversations
Austin Tech Connect
by Austin Technology Council
3w ago
This episode of "Austin Tech Connect" is all about the idea of continuing to build and expand the idea of "Community" in our tech ecosystem.  While most episodes are interviews, this is a solo episode with the Austin Technology Council CEO, Thom Singer.   For nearly two years Thom has been working with ATC to help "Celebrate the past, be present in the NOW, and look to the future.  The Austin Technology Council is a 32 year old organization that was founded for many reasons, a main one being to bring the tech community together.  This need is still important, but very diffe ..read more
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Angel Investing and the Central Texas Angel Network
Austin Tech Connect
by Austin Technology Council
1M ago
Gary Forni, the Chairman of the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) is focused on starting, mentoring, investing in, and growing startups in the Austin area. As an investor, his focus is innovation and disruptive technology. As a member of the business community, he works with accelerators to maximize the success of entrepreneurs at Capital Factory, UT, Austin Technology Incubator, and as a founding investor and mentor in SKU. As an entrepreneur, he has worked to bring eight new businesses to market.  In the distant past, he was an executive at Marvell Semiconductor and Intel Corp. At Inte ..read more
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Solar Energy and The Future with Omeed Badkoobeh
Austin Tech Connect
by Austin Technology Council
1M ago
Tune into the latest episode of the Austin Tech Connect podcast to hear from Omeed Badkoobeh, Co-Founder and CEO at Yotta Energy.   About Omeed Badkoobeh:   Omeed Badkoobeh is a trailblazer in the energy technology sector, serving as the founder and CEO of Yotta Energy. Under his leadership, Yotta Energy has developed a cutting-edge, distributed, and decentralized solar+storage architecture tailored for commercial and industrial buildings. This innovative approach meets the growing demand for distributed energy generation while transforming these structures into valuable grid as ..read more
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Serving Community and Social Capital with Joseph Kopser
Austin Tech Connect
by Austin Technology Council
1M ago
In this episode we talk to Austin's Joseph Kopser.  He is a serial entrepreneur and consultant who played his military career into a successful life in business.  He is one of the best networked and best connected people in the Austin tech community, and is always willing to help others.  About Joseph Kopser Joseph Kopser is a lifelong problem solver committed to building the teams needed to take on our toughest challenges.  In addition, he is a technology entrepreneur and expert in transportation, smart cities, urban mobility, energy, national security issues as well ..read more
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The Austin Tech Hall of Fame and First Time Founder Award
Austin Tech Connect
by Austin Technology Council
2M ago
The Austin Technology Council is happy to announce the creation (or re-creation) of the Austin Tech Hall of Fame. ATC thinks it is important that our tech community honors the past, is present in the now, and plans for the future. We are launching the Austin Tech Hall of Fame over the next six years.  Each year we will induct six "Legacy" members and one current member of the Hall of Fame.  Anyone in the community can nominate (you need not be an ATC member) and you can nominate whomever you feel is "Hall of Fame Worthy).  For the first year the ATC Board will choose those induc ..read more
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Pike Robotics with Connor Crawford
Austin Tech Connect
by Austin Technology Council
2M ago
In this episode of Austin Tech Connect we hear from Connor Crawford, the co-founder and CEO at Pike Robotics.  This is a growing company that has launched out of the University of Texas and is working to build robots that go places that are "dull, dirty, and dangerous".   In his first role as an entrepreneur/founder, Connor is doing a good job of growing the company and is focused on the strategic plan for the next phase of the organization.   About Connor Crawford   Connor D. Crawford, MSE, has a track record of innovation, leadership, and attainment of business resul ..read more
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Is Bryan/College Station the Next Tech Hub?
Austin Tech Connect
by Austin Technology Council
2M ago
This episode of "Austin Tech Connect" is a look at the upcoming "Midway to the Future" technology conference in Bryan/College Station, and a discussion about how the Brazos Valley is growing in population and innovation.    Jermey Osborne, the co-organizer of "Midway to the Future" joins the discussion about how Texas A&M University and the Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation are leading the way to help grow the technology business community and research efforts in the area.     This matters to Austin's tech scene, not because the area wou ..read more
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