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Last Month's TAG meeting

December Meeting -- Friday, December 1, 2017 07:00 AM

This meeting occurred last month and details of the January have not beee posted yet. Summary information may be available at the bottom of this page under "Future Events"

We would like you reserve your place for the January meeting now. You must reserve prior to Thursday, January 25, 2018 02:30 PM to avoid our reservation cutoff and the need to pay $20 without a reservation

Our annual offsite meeting is going to be enriching in a number of ways from learning a useful practice for modern product development to hearing the story of how that practice spread from IBM Austin to 46 studios worldwide in 5 years.

TAG's December 1st meeting will be at IBM Studios Austin with Phil Gilbert, General Manager of Design for IBM, as our speaker and guide.


  1. All reservations must be made in advance on this website (no walk-ins allowed for this meeting).
  2. Reservations must include full name and affiliation entered on this site's reservation page.
  3. The meeting will be held at the IBM facility, 11501 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758
  4. Visitors will have to come in through bldg 904 security to pick up previously prepared visitors badges.
  5. Click here for directions (including pictures) to the IBM Austin Location.

Meeting Agenda

7:00 AM to 7:30 AM - Networking and Breakfast
7:30 AM to 7:45 AM - Announcements and Introductions
7:45 AM to 8:30 AM - Presentation with interchange

The price for our monthly breakfast is $17.50 for prepaid reservations and $20 at the door. Reservations made prior to the normal Wednesday cut-off are not considered complete unless paid through PayPal using your PayPal account or Credit Card. Please make your reservations early and before the cutoff!

About the Program:

Design thinking is at the center of IBM's innovation strategy. Design at IBM literally places the customer's end users and their needs in the center of the product development process at the start.

IBM Studios has grown from its beginnings in Austin 5+ years ago to 46 Design Studios worldwide that employ 1500+ renegades and realists.

PHIL GILBERT, General Manager of IBM Design, sets the strategy for and leads the transformation of product design at IBM. Previously, Phil led the Business Process Management segment for IBM, where he drove the simplification of its portfolio and the ease-of-use of its products. Phil joined IBM in 2010 via acquisition of Lombardi Software where he was President. Phil is a recognized leader in the technology industry, holds multiple patents, and has lead three successful start-ups.

This program is a continuing part of TAG's focus on innovative new technology based businesses that provide a glimpse of the area's economic future. Entrepreneurs: TAG's program presents case studies in how to start, sustain and become successful. Come to TAG to meet people who are following the entrepreneurial path.

Future Events

January Meeting --- January, 26, 2018

Watch this space for more information, Have a happy holiday season until then.

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