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  • IM Entrepreneurship Event

    Amy George, Founder of Blue Avocado
    April 20, 2012


Each year, The IM Program hosts a variety of events where students and company representatives can connect inside and outside the classroom. Students showcase their individual charisma and talent, and corporate sponsors provide valuable council to some of the brightest student minds as they begin to explore the corporate world. Whether you are a student, corporate partner or alumni, there are many ways to get involved with this nationally ranked program.

McCombs Alumni BBQ

The McCombs Alumni Network invites you back to Austin this fall for the 2013 Alumni BBQ, a pre-game (Texas vs. Kansas State) reunion celebration at the business school. Get ready to watch the Longhorns while reconnecting with fellow McCombs alumni and enjoying delicious Texas barbecue. Cost: $30 for adults. $10 for kids 6-12. Free for kids 5 and under. Register now!

This event is scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2013, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

BBA Career Networking / Speed Dating  

This once-a-semester event is one of our most popular career networking happenings. Experienced MIS professionals "speed date" with MIS majors, minors, and undeclared freshmen and sophomores. For ten minutes each round, recruiters share information about their company, things like including internships, full-time employment and corporate culture, with students. This is a great opportunity for companies to connect their recruiters to students interested in or already studying MIS. Contact MIS faculty member Clint Tuttle for participation information. Click here for more information.

Next event scheduled for Wednesday, October 16, 2013.

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MIS Information Session

This event occurs each fall and spring semester. A 1-hour event targeting freshmen and undeclared students, the MIS Info Session has recent graduates and alumni from a diverse field of industry and consulting come to  speak to students concerning the ways in which MIS has affected their career and what opportunities it holds for them after school. Contact MIS faculty member Clint Tuttle for information on how to participate. 

Next event scheduled for Thursday, October 10, 2013.

Company Nights

MISA Company Nights

The Management of Information Systems Association (MISA) at McCombs School of Business is a collection of students interested in careers relating to Information Technology. MISA helps to develop the future IT leaders of tomorrow by offering students opportunities to hold leadership positions within the organization. Company Night allows sponsors the opportunity  to educate students on employment opportunities and general information about their company.

Contact MISA President Michelle Patterson to attend.

GBTG Company Nights

The Graduate Business Technology Group provides educational, career, and networking opportunities for students who are interested in the high-tech sector or business areas that are strategically impacted by information technology. This organization understands that tomorrow’s business leaders must embrace technology and apply that knowledge in making their corporations succeed.

Contact GBTG President Joe Gosse to attend.

Info Sessions

Students interested in the MIS major can learn more about it at the MIS Info Session. Faculty, alumni and student organization representatives will convene to answer questions in a casual environment. Pizza provided!

Next event scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

MIS 333K Competition

MIS 333K, Business Web Development, is one of the toughest classes in the MIS major. It culminates with an intensive six-week, team web-development project. Many students say the K project is the most challenging assignment of their college careers.   When the project is presented in class, sponsoring companies are recognized for their support. Students are reminded of that support throughout the project and at the awards presentation. For participation information, contact MIS faculty member Rick Byars

Next event date scheduled for Friday, December 7, 2012.

IM Speaker Series

Each semester, the UT IM Program invites executive speakers to help students learn more about the changing world of technology-enabled business. 

Ahmed Mahmoud

Ahmed Mahmoud, Executive Director, General Motors, IT

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., BUR 106
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Ahmed Mahmoud serves as executive director for General Motors Information Technology.  Most recently, Ahmed Mahmoud was senior vice president IT for Hewlett Packard, where he was responsible for and HP’s eCommerce technologies.  

Prior to joining HP, Ahmed Mahmoud was senior vice president and chief information officer of AMD, where he was responsible for managing the company's global technology infrastructure to best meet internal needs and serve AMD's customers. Mahmoud also led AMD's Business Architecture and LEAN business transformation teams. Collectively, these teams were responsible for identifying and efficiently implementing operational improvements throughout AMD.

Mahmoud joined AMD in 2008, bringing more than 20 years of enterprise information technology (IT) leadership experience. Prior to AMD, he spent 13 years at Dell, where he served as vice president of IT.

Mahmoud earned both a bachelor's and master's degree in physics from Texas A&M University, and lives in Austin, TX. 

Michael Noel, CIO, PRGX

Michael Noel, CIO, PRGX

Monday, November 12, 2012, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., UTC 2.102A
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Upon completing his undergraduate engineering degree from the Directorate of Marine Engineering and Technology in Calcutta, India, Romil Bahl received his MBA from the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business.

Romil began his career at Deloitte Consulting, then moved to A.T. Kearney. Here, he grew to be a partner and office of the firm, and held his last role at the company in leadership of the Strategic Technology and Transformation practice across Europe, based in London. He became head of EDS's (A.T. Kearney’s parent at that time) global consulting practice. Romil moved on to become a founder and managing director of Infosys Consulting. He also led Infosys’ global system integration business from late 2007 until 2009. He was named PRGX’s President and Chief Executive Office in January 2009. In the years he has been at PRGX, he has been instrumental in the continued success of the company.

Last year, Romil was named one of the most influential people in financial operation by the Institute of Financial Operations. He interviewed with Sean Farrell of The Independent and Bloomberg in a CEO Sitdown session regarding the turnaround of PRGX. In June, he was inducted as a new board member to the Carter Center, a board composed of representatives from the leadership of Atlanta and Georgia Businesses.

Tech Ops Case Competition

This event occurs each fall semester. MBA students engage in a technology-related business case with a strong focus on knowledge of information systems architecture. All MBA concentrations are encouraged to participate, especially if you want to learn more about the IM field. See the GBTG web page on last year's competition. Contact Alejandra Carlos or Graham Smith for more information.

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