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Austin Forum arm

Arm defines the pervasive computing shaping today’s connected world. Realized in 100 billion silicon chips, our device architectures orchestrate the performance of the technology transforming our lives — from smartphones to supercomputers, from medical instruments to agricultural sensors, and from base stations to servers.

The foundation of a global ecosystem of technology innovators, we empower the world’s most successful business and consumer brands. Every day our thousands of partners embed more than 45 million Arm-based chips in products that connect people, enhance the human experience, and make anything possible. Extensible, scalable, and ever evolving, it is a foundation that confirms how we lead by design — to serve today, anticipate tomorrow.

Austin Forum Atchley

Atchley & Associates, LLP (A&A) is an Austin-based full-service certified public accounting firm, offering services such as attestation, tax, accounting, business consulting, political campaign reporting and litigation support services. We serve clients in both the public and private sectors.

Our commitment is to provide quality services to our existing clients and create opportunities for new clients. To gain a better understanding of the type of firm we are, we invite you to check out our website. You will see that in addition to being a professionally dedicated CPA firm, we also realize the importance of maintaining a balance in our lives.

Austin Forum Austin Energy

Austin Energy is the nation’s eighth largest publicly-owned electric utility and a department of the City of Austin. Our mission is to safely deliver clean, affordable, reliable energy and excellent customer service.

Our utility provides electricity to more than 448,000 customers and a population of almost one million in the City of Austin, several neighboring cities, unincorporated areas of Travis County, and a portion of Williamson County. Austin Energy is recognized for achieving some of the highest performance standards in the industry. These standards include aggressive renewable and reliability goals and demonstrated efforts to promote new clean energy technologies and a sustainable environment.

The City of Austin’s goals for use of renewable energy are some of the most aggressive in the United States. We are leading the effort to study the impact of electric vehicles on the electric system while promoting increased market share in the automotive industry.

Austin Forum ATC

Austin Technology Council (ATC) is a non-profit organization made up of leaders and experts in Central Texas’s thriving tech community. We connect people and companies from across the technology landscape, providing access to knowledge, talent, capital, content, networking and market visibility necessary to the growth and sustainability of our member companies and the Austin tech ecosystem.

austin forum ATI

Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) is the startup incubator of the University of Texas at Austin. A program of the University’s IC2 Institute, ATI has a 25-year track record of helping founding teams achieve success. ATI focuses on helping startups compete successfully in the capital markets. They have strong, long-term, trust-based relationships with investors—the local angel investors community, local and national venture capital firms, and sources of public funding.

Austin Forum Brad Englert

Brad Englert Advisory is a technology planning and consulting services firm that provides leadership for the continued development of innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment for institutions and organizations. Englert brings more than three decades of experience in governance and policy, resource allocation, and information technology protocols.

Austin Forum Cesari Reed

Cesari & Reed is an Intellectual Property law studio where ideas are refined and innovations are protected with customized solutions. Their combined legal experience, coupled with their passion and creative approach, distinguishes them as an innovative law firm.
They work together to guide, research, instruct, inform and strategize with their clients to provide a unique experience that is built upon the client’s business plan and goals. They treat their clients, micro, small and large, equally.

They know time is critical, budgets are at stake, and innovation is dependent upon the creative approach they take to secure IP protection. Their personal connection to their clients and ideas allows them to move innovation forward by informing, elevating, and adding value.
They’re champions of ideas and treat their client’s dollar like their own. For them, it’s a creative approach (like innovation itself) and the ability to shift, strategize and solve problems that distinguishes them from others. They engage their clients with a high level of experience and know-how, which translates to a quality product, no surprises and time savings, all at a known cost before the work is started.

Austin Forum Cisco

Cisco helps seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the unconnected. Born in 1984 out of the desire of two college students to exchange email, Cisco has grown into the world’s largest and most respected provider of technologies that transform how people and things connect, communicate, and collaborate.

Cisco’s more than 70,000 global employees, including 1500 in Austin, are not only focused on delivering industry leading technology to our customers, but delivering on the promise of technology in our society. We measure success not just on revenue and profit, but how we positively impact people, society, and the planet.

Austin Forum Dell EMC

Dell EMC supports industry, research, government and education with market-ready HPC solutions that enable more innovation and discovery. Our scalable, flexible solutions readily handle compute and data-intensive research workloads, helping drive faster breakthroughs.

Every day, Dell is pairing technology with innovation to make a positive social and environmental impact – building a Legacy of Good. We are committed to putting our technology and expertise to work, where it can do the most good for people and the planet, making possible today what was impossible yesterday.

Every team member at Dell shares this commitment because being a good company is the right thing to do, but it is also right for our business. We’re creating real value for our customers, employees, and partners while driving social and environmental good in the community.

Austin Forum IXP

IXP is an online Platform as a Service, delivering custom software, like ERP solutions and general business software. Your custom software is programmed by sequencing steps in flowcharts and parameterizing the steps. This is a completely new approach for team members with know-how in different domains to program their custom software. Our team enables your team to eliminate company internal emails, moving spreadsheet based desktop applications to concurrent multi-user client-server software with web access and mobile apps front end. With support from us, your team creates a return on your investment early on and throughout the use of our platform. We also bring a completely new approach to integrating programing in math courses for students of any age.

Austin Forum NVIDIA

NVIDIA’s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots, and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world.

Austin Forum Ott Group

The Ott Group at Keller Williams is a real estate team headquartered at the Northwest Market Center. The team comprises agents who specialize in helping families move in, out and around Austin. Formerly the Relogroup, the team has helped many tech companies including Dell, Apple, Intel, IBM, 3M, Google, and Facebook relocate their employees into and out of the Austin area. The team is an ABJ and Platinum Top 50 recognized team of agents who aim to build careers worth having, businesses worth owning, lives worth living, experiences worth giving, and legacies worth leaving.

SXSW Austin Forum

South By Southwest dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

Austin Forum Vizias
Vizias is a technology strategies & solutions company with an intense focus on advancing science and leveraging advanced computing and data techniques and solutions that impact and improve society. Our name comes from the Esperanto word for *envision.* (‘Esperanto’ itself means ‘one who hopes’.) We are a small team of experienced computing and communications experts that are passionately hopeful for a better world. We envision technology strategies & solutions to make it better—and then work with our network of partners and collaborators to design, develop, and deliver these solutions.