Forums Council

Tri-chairs of all Tech Titans Forums
Michael Wilkinson
Paragon Innovations, Inc.

Mike leads Paragon Innovations' business strategy and vision, product design and development, and customer relations. Since its inception in 1990, Wilkinson and his team have grown Paragon into one of the nation's leading providers of product development and engineering services. Customers include 3M, Alcon, Edwards Life Sciences, L3, Medtronic, Siemens, etc.

In addition, Wilkinson earned his Eagle Scout at the age of 13. Wilkinson has served on the Board of Directors of Tech Titans (formally the Metroplex Technology Business Council) and is now a tri-chair of the Design & Manufacturing Forum.  He was a former chairman of the American Electronic Association's (AEA) North Texas CEO roundtable. Wilkinson graduated in 1986 from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas with a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology.

Brittany George
Senior Manager
Alicia Makaye
GXA Network Solutions
As a VP at GXA, Alicia is a key decision maker that serves as a problem solver and advocate for the organization. As the overseer and developer of human resource functions, Alicia’s responsibilities include interviewing, recruiting, hiring, and managing employees. She also assists in organizational development, personnel development, team building, employee management and planning. Alicia has volunteered her time in the community and with GXA’s global missionary outreaches and has traveled to countries such as South Africa, Kenya, Mexico and Swaziland. Locally, Alicia volunteers her time at universities and other organizations to help students and adults looking for employment.
Alicia has a master’s degree in human resource management and a PhD in public affairs from UT Dallas. 
Adam Ley
Chief Technologist
Ed Hightower
Business Development
Alan Hartmann
Moss Adams LLP
Gary Tanel
Business Development
TechBiz Consulting LLC helps OEMs find outsourced suppliers for:
Design:   Electrical, Mechanical, CAD, Software
Manufacturing:  Circuit board assembly, cables plastics, metal, and system build

Gary Tanel is:
Lead tri-Chair of the Design & Manufacturing Forum
President of SMTA Dallas
Bob Kantner
Jones Day
Garyld Miles
RealTime Group, The
COO/VP, Operations & Engineering
Andrew Slote
Effectivate LLC
I am an information technology and operations leader with experience in Internet, telecommunications and video services.  My most recent position was as a general manager of company which I led for more than 14 years starting with the early stages of formation.  I help companies understand their data and improve their processes. I excel at working with new ventures or where business improvement is needed.  
Lea Worth
Rick Brunner
Collin College
Cyber Security
Jeff Sandene
Mark Rasmussen
Jones Day
Russel Donnelly
Russel Donnelly, LLC
Founder/CEO/Wireless Advisor

30 years experience in Sales & Business Development bringing mobile networking infrastructure, software and services to US Tier 1 wireless eco-system companies (carrier, OEM, integrator, tower) in support of their 3G/4G/5G and IOT initiatives.

Russel Donnelly, LLC can help companies enter this market segment or expedite sales.

  • Provide guidance to clients that want to sell new technology, products, software or services.
  • Broker client connections.
  • Represent client technology, products, software or services.
Brian White
Ericsson Inc.
Head of Support & Repair
Brian leads Customer Support for the North Amarica Region of Ericsson.  He is also a tri-chair of the Tech Titans Analytics & Insights Tech Forum.
Bill Cockerill
Account Executive

Bill spent a couple dcades in semicondcutor, starting in the fabs before going into the semicondcutor capital equipment & supplier base. 

He has spent the pas ttwo years in Machine Learning.  Currently in Edge Machine Learning.   
Jon West
Babar Bhatti
Ian Marshall
RealPage, Inc
Sr. Dir. of learning & development