March 2019 SIM Member Monthly Meeting
The Unique Challenges of IT Management
for a Houston's Sports Team
VP & CIO
VP of IT
Come out to Minute Maid Park to hear a special panel discussion from the IT leaders of the Astros, Rockets and Texans. You will learn how each are managing their unique information technology landscape, from infrastructure challenges to the fan experience:
The Fan experience - how do they stay competitive through technology to “wow” the fans
Staying up on technologies - namely with connectivity tools such as Wi-Fi and DAS
IT vendor management – working with traditional vs. non-traditional vendors
OPTIONAL - MINUTE MAID PARK PRIVATE TOUR
You will have a unique opportunity for a private tour of Minute Maid Park. Tour time starts
promptly at 4:30 PM CST. Networking, Beer, Wine, Ball Park fare start at 5:30 PM CST.
Chris Hanz, VP & CIO, Houston Astros
Jeff Schmitz, VP IT, Houston Texans
Okpara Young, Director IT/Telecom, Houston Rockets
Ken Piddington, CIO, SGR Energy – Moderator
Parking is FREE and will be available at the Houston Astros controlled lots located at Texas Ave. and Hamilton St.
Entrance to the event will be at the Right Field Gate, located at Preston St. and Hamilton St.
Event will be held in the Champion’s Pavilion at the Torchy’s Deck
If you are not a SIM Houston member, there is an easy way to come to this event.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you signed up and a seat at this great event!
We would like to thank our event sponsor: