On Friday, October 27th, the team at TAP Innovations had the privilege of hosting 2 tables at the highly anticipated Dallas/Fort Worth Technology Prayer Breakfast (DFW Tech PB) at the Irving Convention Center.
Speakers of the Day: Stories of Faith and Leadership
Ana Lopez: A Journey of Resilience and Faith
Ana Lopez, Founder and CEO of Alturas Technology Services, graced the stage with her inspiring story. Before establishing her company in the Bay Area in 2018, Ana held the position of VP-Strategic Accounts at cPrime. Here, she garnered numerous Top Performance awards and built high-performing teams for renowned technology brands. However, Ana’s journey was not without its trials. Facing family strife in her early years, she rediscovered her Christian faith, undergoing a transformative journey. Ana shared her powerful story at the event, providing attendees with a poignant example of resilience and the strength that comes from faith.
Robert Hunt: Living a Life of Purpose and Accountability
Robert Hunt, a distinguished member of the DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast leadership committee and a Merv Tarde Values in Leadership Circle inductee, also took the stage. As the owner of REF Dallas, Robert leads monthly peer group meetings for CEOs in the DFW area. In 2022, he added ‘Author’ to his impressive resume, co-authoring “Nobody Cares…until you do.” This book offers readers insights and tools to overcome blame and excuses, encouraging them to live the life they truly desire. Robert’s session, marked by his trademark humor and candor, left a lasting impact on all in attendance.
About the DFW Prayer Breakfast: Connecting and Inspiring Technology Leaders
The DFW Tech PB is a volunteer-led organization based in Richardson, TX, founded by Jeff Clement with support from the IT community in DFW. The event is designed to connect technology leaders in North Texas, providing a platform to share convictions and passions.
Mission and Vision: Fostering a Life-Changing Relationship with Jesus Christ
The primary mission of DFW Tech PB is to create a relevant business environment for technology professionals in DFW, where a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ is presented and nurtured. The organizers aspire for technology leaders who follow Jesus Christ to live out their faith boldly in every aspect of their lives, including at work. They aim to represent Christ authentically to others, encouraging more people to hear the Gospel, believe, and follow Jesus.
Core Values: Guiding Principles for Life and Work
The event is anchored in core values that guide attendees in their personal and professional lives:
• Following, serving, and proclaiming Jesus Christ
• Servant leadership
• Honoring God in work by pursuing excellence
The DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast 2023 provided a unique and enriching experience for all attendees, including the team at TAP Innovations. The powerful stories shared by Ana Lopez and Robert Hunt, coupled with the deep sense of community and shared values, created an environment of inspiration and fellowship. The event served as a poignant reminder of the power of faith and the impact it can have on one’s personal and professional life. For TAP Innovations, it was a morning well spent, full of meaningful connections and renewed inspiration to lead with purpose and integrity.