Nov. 1, 2022

A Deep Dive with Bob Campbell, a Longtime Austin Leader

Bob Campbell is a visionary senior business leader with a track record of building successful businesses while advising corporate and government leaders on management and policy issues. He is a management consultant; corporate board member; non-profit board member; private equity advisor, and active angel investor. We talk about his long history here, what's changed, and how the larger macro trends are affecting our region.

What's Next Austin?

Episode Highlights

  • A few things have changed in the 50 years Bob has been in Austin the most obvious is our physical growth. Ben White Boulevard was regarded as being far south and Highway 183 was the outer reaches of the north.
  • Somethings remained permeant fixtures of our community, one being a strong spirit of cooperation and collaboration, an interest in being mutually supportive, and helping people to be successful.
  • The creation of the Texas Permanent School Fund and the Texas University Assets created a base to fund the future workforce development needs of the state
  • Texas 2036, a policy shop focused on long term state business issues, in which Bob serves on the board, leans heavily in data and transparency of that data. This parallels what we have seen at the regional level with Austin Chamber’s new ecosystem dashboard.
  • What’s next Austin, “I can't imagine that this will not be an extraordinary place to be, an extraordinary place to do business. And I'm very bullish on the future.”

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Austin Next has partnered with IoT World and the AI Summit, here in Austin on November 2 and 3. This is THE place to learn and discover how to achieve successful IoT, AI (and even Quantum Computing) implementations for your customers or your organization. And Austin Next will be there live! More important, because the tech industry is undergoing significant change and many of us are finding ourselves involved in hiring freezes or even layoffs. Informa, producers of the show and Austin Next want to help.

So, if you're #OpenToWork, 250 tickets are now available for the November event for anyone who has been laid-off from a technical role in the past three months. Usually, $2,300, these All-Access Passes grant you unrivaled access to learning opportunities across the six stages at the event. But they also include access to more intimate workshops, the Austin After Hours parties, and a packed exhibition hall – because there's no denying the power of a strong professional network.

There is more information here, and here is the link to apply for the All-Access Passes

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