Press Release – updated: Sep 14, 2017 17:28 CDT
AUSTIN, Texas, September 14, 2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) – iTexico CEO Anurag Kumar is slated to participate in the September ‘Diplomacy Begins Here’ summit at the Texas State Capitol on Sept.19. Mr. Kumar will be part of a panel discussion entitled ‘Immigration in the Age of Innovation – How does immigration contribute to Texas economic prosperity: immigrants and entrepreneurship.’
Kumar will be joined by fellow panelists Ann Badmus (Partner, Scheef & Stone, Dallas) and Ms. Patricia Stout (Board member, Asociacion de Empresarios Mexicanos). The Consul General of Ireland Adrian Farrell will moderate the discussion, which will take place from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.
The summit is being hosted by the well-known international visitor program known as GlobalAustin, in partnership with the San Antonio Council for International Visitors, the Dallas World Affairs Council, the El Paso Council for International Visitors, Global North Texas, and Global South Texas. Event organizers are using the summit to focus on the concept of citizen diplomacy and professional and cultural exchange programs such as the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
Attendees of the single-day summit will hear two expert speakers in the morning sessions discussing current U.S. foreign-policy priorities and how these policies affect the local Austin area, the state of Texas, and the nation. The presentations will be followed by afternoon sessions consisting mainly of six panel discussions.
The overall goal of the summit is to promote dialogue relating to international trade, international journalism, the role of sports in creating international goodwill, the effects of global events on international business, the contributions of immigrants to innovation, economic development, and cultural diversity. The day’s events will also include special sessions for students who want to learn more about diplomacy in the real world.
Mr. Kumar will bring his expertise in technology, innovation, and business to the panel discussion he will participate in. Kumar is an experienced entrepreneurial business executive with extensive startup leadership experience that has enabled him to establish and grow four high-tech companies to date. He is a former charter member and president of TIE’s Austin Chapter, a member of the Central Texas Angel Network.
iTexico is a global software technology company specializing in nearshore software development and mobile applications. The company was originally established in 2010 in Austin, and exponentially grew to include additional offices in California, Chicago, Washington DC and a wholly-owned software development and delivery center in Guadalajara and Aguascalientes, Mexico.The company currently employs more than 150 professionally trained software developers serving clients in countries around the world.
GlobalAustin is an international visitor leadership program that is part of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. The program was first established in 1960 to welcome student visitors to the University of Texas. In the more than 55 years since its founding, GlobalAustin has become a leading voice in promoting citizen diplomacy and better international relations.
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