Innovation & Technology Summit

The UT Dallas Office of Information Technology will host its 3rd annual Innovation & Technology Summit on May 16, 2018, at the Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) on the UT Dallas campus.

The Summit brings together innovators and consumers of information technology to engage faculty, students and staff in enriching conversations and learning opportunities about teaching, community IT, research, and collaborative partnerships. Thanks to a team of dedicated partners, OIT is able to provide this opportunity for personal growth and development free-of-charge to everyone in the UT Dallas community.

This year we have once again assembled a dynamic group of experts to present on the latest research advances, technological innovations, and workforce trends. In addition to educational opportunities, an information fair will showcase the new products and services of both UTD tech-support departments and outside vendors. There will be several giveaway opportunities, a photo booth and door prizes throughout the day, as well as a networking happy hour at the conclusion of the day.


Keynote Speakers

Yoram Solomon

Large Scale Creativity

Dr. Yoram Solomon is an innovation, strategy, and entrepreneurship expert and the author of Un-Kill Creativity: How Corporate America Can Out-Innovate Startups and 6 more books. Solomon writes a column for Inc. Magazine, and was named one of the top 40 innovation bloggers for 2015 and 2016.

Randy Chappel

The Dallas Fuel

Randy Chappel is Managing Director at Hersh Interactive Group, the Esports investing arm of Hersh Family Investments. Chappel also serves as Managing Director at Hersh Family Investments, which he helped launch with Ken Hersh in 2007.

Justin Rojas

The Dallas Fuel

With more than a decade of experience in creating and executing comprehensive digital campaigns in the entertainment industry, Justin is the Director of Social Content and Strategy for Envy Gaming.

Mike Rufail

The Dallas Fuel

Mike Rufail is the founder and CEO of Envy Gaming, Inc., which owns and operates popular Esports franchise Team Envy as well as the Dallas Fuel, one of 12 Esports teams selected to compete in the inaugural season of the Overwatch League.

Speaker Lineup