On Thursday, May 2, Aidmatrix hosted the 2013 Digital Ball Kickoff Luncheon, in celebration of a successful inaugural gala last November and in anticipation of an even bigger and better event for 2013. The Luncheon marks the first event of the Digital Ball season, which culminates in Aidmatrix’ annual fundraising gala on November 2. Proceeds from the Digital Ball raise essential funds to support Aidmatrix’ humanitarian relief efforts around the globe.
The Luncheon was met with overwhelming support, with more than 120 business, technology and nonprofit thought leaders in attendance and more than 50% growth compared to the 2012 Kickoff event. Guests included Aidmatrix Board of Directors and Executives, Digital Ball Planning Committee Members, and current and prospective IT Executive Hosts and Sponsors from companies such as Accenture, AT&T, Avanade, D Magazine, DFW Airport, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Epitec, Flowserve, Invensys, Jackson Walker L.L.P., Microsoft, Pyramid Consulting, RadioShack, Renaissance Executive Forums Dallas, Rent-A-Center, Safety-Kleen, Samuel Lynn Galleries, SIM RLF, Spych Market Analytics, Stream Energy, Tandy Leather Factory, Time Warner Cable Business Class, United Surgical Partners International, and US Renal Care, among many others.
Guest speakers included Andre Fuetsch, Senior Vice President – Information Technology at AT&T and John Ward, Managing Director at Accenture, who both highlighted their companies’ longstanding partnerships with Aidmatrix and outlined the benefits of participation from the IT Host and Sponsor perspectives, respectively. Gov. Scott McCallum, Aidmatrix President & CEO and Michael McGrath, Aidmatrix Board Chair and DecideBetter! Founder, also addressed the audience.