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Trade Talk - Austin: Technology

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Featured Industry - Technology

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Trade Talk is a bi-annual industry-focused event, open exclusively to women-owned businesses and corporate sponsors. The corporate sponsors for this event are Dell Technologies and IBM. In a virtual setting, the sponsors share information on their supplier diversity initiatives as well as insights into their industry - what vendors and consumers can anticipate. Following that, we'll break into two rounds of 20 minute virtual small group discussions with the sponsors so every attendee has the opportunity to ask questions and network with each sponsor in a more intimate setting.

How Small Group Discussions Work


These are 20 minute, more in-depth discussions with the sponsors on their company's procurement practices. Attendees will be split into two smaller groups to facilitate networking and conversation with the corporations. If you speak with Dell Technologies in the first round of discussions, you'll speak with IBM in round two and vice versa.

If you’re looking to do business with Dell Technologies or IBM and/or learn about what's going on in the technology sector, this December event is for you!
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Dell Technologies

The Dell story began with two technology companies and one shared vision: to provide greater access to technology for people around the world. Dell Technologies is instrumental in changing the digital landscape the world over, fueled by the desire to drive human progress through technology. 
At Dell Technologies, our purpose is to drive human progress, through greater access to better technology, for people with big ideas around the world. It's a journey that began over a generation ago, in Dell's founder, Michael Dell's University of Texas dorm room. He believed he could provide customers with more powerful technology at a better value by rethinking how computers were manufactured and delivered. Around the same time, Richard Egan and Roger Marino started EMC; first delivering compatible memory boards with higher reliability, then delivering data storage solutions scalable to enterprise level. 

These journeys completely changed the way the world sources, builds and sells technology. For Dell, it was selling technology directly to people, rather than through retail outlets. For EMC, it was Symmetrix, a data storage solution that transformed the way data centers operated in large enterprises. By the new millennium, both Dell and EMC were market leaders. On September 7, 2016, Dell and EMC joined forces in the largest technology merger in history to become Dell Technologies. Dell Technologies unites technology leaders - Dell, EMC, Secureworks, Virtustream and VMware - in one company with the power to drive digital transformation and generate real results every dat for the customers and people who partner with us.  



The character of a company -- the stamp it puts on its products, services and the marketplace -- is shaped and defined over time. It evolves. It deepens. It is expressed in an ever-changing corporate culture, in transformational strategies, and in new and compelling offerings for customers. IBM's character has been formed over nearly 100 years of doing business in the field of information-handling.

Nearly all of the company's products were designed and developed to record, process, communicate, store and retrieve information -- from its first scales, tabulators and clocks to today's powerful computers and vast global networks.
IBM helped pioneer information technology over the years, and it stands today at the forefront of a worldwide industry that is revolutionizing the way in which enterprises, organizations and people operate and thrive.

The pace of change in that industry, of course, is accelerating, and its scope and impact are widening. In these pages, you can trace that change from the earliest antecedents of IBM, to the most recent developments. You can scan the entire IBM continuum from the 19th century to the 21st or pinpoint -- year-by year or decade-by-decade -- the key events that have led to the IBM of today. 

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Registration Cost


Last day to register online is December 7

Register now

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