Upcoming Events

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  October 18, 2017 

TeXchange DFW,  October 18, 2017

Steve Hebert, CEO Nimbix

5:30-8:30pm, Maggianos – Northpark
8687 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75225

Steve Hebert, CEO and Co-founder of Nimbix.  An entrepreneur, builder and inventor at heart.  
Steve Hebert started in technical sales in semiconductors with Texas Instruments after earning his degree in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University. Today, he is a technology industry veteran of over 20 years with a strong track record of operational execution and sales growth at both startup and large companies. Prior to Nimbix, he led a global sales team in the computing segment with programmable chip-maker, Altera. An entrepreneur, builder and inventor at heart, Steve’s vision is aimed at solving the world’s biggest challenges with supercomputing.

Come join us for Real Connections. Relevant Content and Rich Conversations.

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 Past Events


 September 29

The  fourth annual YTexas RELO Awards

Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Dallas TX

6:30-10:00 pm. black tie optional


The RELO Awards recognize an esteemed list of 50 companies who have relocated corporate headquarters to the state of Texas and exemplified a superior commitment to the community, commerce, and culture in Texas.

Please join us for dinner, cocktails, awards, and live music. Attendees will include Texas-based CEOs and CEO newcomers from over 30 US cities and 7 countries who have relocated to the Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio metro areas.

Contact Michelle Botzau, or 972.207.7109  if you are a CEO and are interested in attending.  If you act quickly, special pricing on tickets, tables and half-tables may be available to friends of nFLXn.

 September 20

Closed Door Sessions: Coming Big Changes in “Acceptable” Corporate Governance


Closed Door Sessions are invitation-only opportunities to meet with other top-tier executives for a chef-prepared meal, interesting program, and great conversation. Sessions are held only a few times each year, with attendance limited to 10-20 people. Topics vary, but generally share information that is cutting-edge and directly applicable to businesses today.

The September event is closed.  If you’d like to be considered for future invitations, please contact Michelle Botzau 972.207.7109.

 ,  September 20, 2017 

TeXchange DFW,  September 20, 2017

5:30-8:30pm, Maggianos – Northpark
8687 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75225


Mike Muhney’s journey from ACT! to development and fundraising for a new class of enterprise software. 

Mike Muhney began his career with IBM in the “Mainframe Era.” Best known as the Co-Founder and Co-Inventor of ACT!, the product that—literally—created the entire relationship management industry. ACT!, still on the market after 30 years and still the leader in the Windows World, has sold over 10,000,000 copies at an average price of $400 resulting in over 4 Billion in sales.  Today, Mike is pursuing the development of a new class of software…He will be sharing that process, including his fundraising journey.


TeXchange DFW,  June 14, 2017

5:30-8:30pm, WeWork Legacy West,
7700 Windrose, Plano, TX 75024


Summer Social

As we wind down our year we’d like to invite you to join Texchange for our Summer Social event. An opportunity to continue a tradition of Real Connections. Relevant Content and Rich Conversations. 


Displaying     TeXchange DFW,  May 17, 2017

5:30-8:30pm, Maggiano’s Northpark

Corey Egan’s ilumi journey from crowdsourcing launch to Shark Tank / Mark Cuban investment to new IoT platform

Corey Egan is Co-Founder and CEO of ilumi, named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s most brilliant companies.

Starting with an idea for smart LED lighting that won the UTD Business Idea competition in 2010, Mr. Egan raised over $575k in preorders via crowdfunding and received an investment from Mark Cuban on ABC’s Shark Tank.

Come hear Mr. Egan discuss those successes, along with numerous challenges including managing hardware production in China, securing retail distribution, and striving for growth and profitability in a competitive space. Read more….


    TeXchange DFW,  April 19, 2017

5:30-8:30pm, Maggiano’s Northpark

Chip Wagner’s 2016 $74M sale to a competitor.

Hear Chip Wagner, CEO of the Addison-based IT consulting firm Alsbridge tell about their acquisition by a top competitor, Information Services Group, for $74 million. ISG will pay $56 million in cash, $11 million in stock and a $7 million seller’s note. Alsbridge management will get most of their consideration in the form of stock.    read more 

  TeXchange DFW,  March 15, 2017

5:30-8:30pm, Maggiano’s Northpark

Matt Alexander’s Oct. ’16 Darling Digital Startup Acquisition

Outside of his day to day, Matt has been named one of the top Texans under 30 in 2016, top five faces of technology in 2015, named twice as one of Dallas’ most fashionable people, and been selected as a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award. He also serves as a mentor for a variety of incubators and accelerators.   LEARN MORE…


(TED Talk Style Presentations)

March 9, 2017 6:30-9:00pm

University of Dallas – SB Hall, Serafy Special Events Room
    Campus: 1845 East Northgate Drive,    Irving, TX 75062

Moderator:  Terri Adkisson



We at the DFW OD Network are committed to finding innovative ways of sharing our experiences, research, frameworks, and cases.  The March monthly session will feature seven speakers who will each deliver a 10-minute TED Talk style presentation that is both experiential and engaging on one of the following three topic areas:

  • Current Business of OD — Highlight OD practices that are having a profound impact by leading efforts in organizational redesign, transformational change, leadership development and effective team collaboration. 
  • Future Direction of OD — There is abundant research in the field of OD.  In this topic area, professionals can share ground breaking and emerging OD concepts, models, frameworks and research.
  • Technology of OD — With the booming change of technology and social media, it’s important to stay current. Speakers who pick this topic area can provide insights on how to embrace technology, strengthen skills and learn new tools. 

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TeXchange February Meeting Wednesday, February 15, 2017 5:30-8:30pm

speaker change

From Incubator to Billion-Dollar Exit

David Sym-Smith, is the CEO at IndoTraq a leading provider of indoor positioning technology and General Partner at Mobility Ventures. David is a 25 year mobile industry veteran and has a solid record of building multimillion dollar operations from scratch along with profitable exits.


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OD Network 2017 Restart Retreat:
Claim your Goals and Celebrate Chinese New Year!

Special Event – Saturday January 28 – Hurst Conference Center

Facilitator Team:
   Terri A.G. Adkisson;  Dr. Sandhya JohnsonDr. Jude Olson

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In place of our regularly scheduled meeting in January, join us for a special event ‘offsite retreat’ on Saturday, January 28 to restart your professional year—in your career, your consulting, your organization and your business.

Meet with your DFW OD Network colleagues for an interactive session to focus on the future, identify personal/professional goals, and find resources to turn those goals into actions.  We will lead you through a creative, structured planning process to prioritize your individual new directions in the coming year with lunch time to network and gain perspectives from the group.

Please come prepared to reflect on these questions:

Give yourself time, space and community to take an inventory of what you accomplished in 2016 and plan for new opportunities in 2017.  Start the Year of the Rooster with clear goals, great company, and good fortune!


TeXchange January Meeting Wednesday, January 11, 2017 5:30-8:30pm

Private Equity in DFW – come hear Top PE Players

TeXchange is hosting a panel of PE firms — Brook Smith, Partner at Ancor Capital; Susie Kriscunas, Managing Partner at The Riverside Company and Scott Colvert, Partner at Trinity Hunt Partners. You will find out what these PE firms are looking for, and learn how to position your company for a successful, Series B or C round, or even an exit. This exciting event will be hosted by Silicon Valley Bank.

Real Connections. Relevant Content and Rich Conversations.

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Success North Dallas December Meeting: General Patrick Walsh “The National Security Challenges of our Times”

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7-9 am


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TeXchange Holiday Social Event Tuesday, December 13, 2016


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Come hear the ‘Real Story’ of the Menara Networks $46.8M Acquisition!

November, 16 2016

Another great TEXCHANGE program! Two brothers, Siraj and Salam, co-founded Menara Networks in 2003 to build and run the world’s most reliable datacentric networks. They staffed their company with engineers and operations specialists and grew the company to approximately $21M in revenue in 2015. May 2016, Menara was acquired by IPG Photonics corporation for a cash purchase of $46.8 M.

Real Connections. Relevant Content and Rich Conversations.

event1Scaling Your Business: How successful companies can achieve sustainable growth

Oct 29, 2015

JOIN other successful business leaders who are positioned for growth.
GAIN valuable insight into the use of complementary tools and best practices to achieve long-term success.
LEARN from experienced professionals who have successfully used these techniques.

+ Aligning Your Business Model, Customers, & Profit
+ Accelerating Growth Through Outsourcing*
+ Lightness in Leadership: Tools for Growth & Change
+ EOS®: Creating Clarity, Discipline, & Accountability for Sustained Growth*

*CPE credits available to accounting and insurance professionals. No prerequisites required.

event2DON’T FREAK! Create Sustainable Organizational Change with Neuroscience

October 13, 2016

Meaningful organizational change doesn’t happen when companies and individuals are on auto-pilot. Imposed change often elicits the neurochemical responses of fight, flight, freeze, flock, and freak. Even advice or information can be registered in the mind as unwarranted change and evoke one or more of these responses.

Sustainable organizational change rewires organizational processes and structures, analogous to the neuro-chemical systems of the entire body and brain.

What does it takes to unwire corporate and personal habits, and rewire new ones? This session will be a fun combination of experiential exercises, highlights of the latest neuroscience, and practical ways to implement positive organizational changes. Come to learn more than you expect!

Organization: D/FW OD Network
Presenters: Terri A. G. Adkisson, MBA and Tom Boldrey, Ed.D.