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The IEEE Central Texas Consultants Network is an affinity group of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) Region 5 Central Texas Section.


The Consultants Network promotes the development of members' careers through professional and social networking, including publicizing members' skills and sharing potential professional opportunities, and supports the IEEE Central Texas Section.

Meetings - General Information

The Consultants Network meets monthly. Except when meeting jointly with other groups, the Consultants Network meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Meetings usually begin with informal networking from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., followed by presentations from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. by experts in technology, marketing, sales, advertising, financial or legal needs of small businesses and special needs of consultants

October 19, 2023 

Election of Officers for 2024

It is time to nominate candidates for Consultants Network (CTCN) and Life Member leadership positions. The slate will be presented in this meeting, but it is not too late to nominate yourself or someone you know for one of these positions. Please give it some thought. Send nominee information to either Luis Basto (CTCN),, or Bill Martino, Life Members,

Biotech and the Convergence of Conventional and Emerging Technology

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Topic: Biotech and the Convergence of Conventional and Emerging Technology

Have you ever wondered how genetic engineering and artificial intelligence combine to advance personalized medicine? Curious about the disruptive potential of nanotechnology in drug delivery? And let's not forget the groundbreaking field of bioprinting, where we'll explore how the idea of 3D printing was used to revolutionize tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

This will be an interactive session where you'll not only learn about the exciting advancements in biotech but also can have the opportunity to actively participate through questions and discussions.

Led by a knowledgeable biomedical engineer/entrepreneur, this session will explore the powerful synergy that arises when conventional and emerging technologies converge in biotech. We'll dive into real-life case studies demonstrating this convergence's transformative impact.

We'll encourage an open dialogue throughout the talk, welcoming your questions and fostering engaging discussions. Please share your thoughts, ideas, and concerns, as we believe that active participation leads to a deeper understanding and a more enriching learning experience.

Prepare to be captivated by the limitless possibilities that emerge at the convergence of conventional medical approaches and other technology. Envision a future where traditional and emerging technologies seamlessly collaborate, pushing the boundaries of what's achievable in medicine, personal health, and beyond.

So, prepare to participate and bring your questions to the table as we embark on this exciting journey together. Join us as we unravel the captivating world of biotech, where the convergence of conventional and emerging technology shapes the future of innovation.


Scott Collins,

CEO, Chairman of BioAustinCTX

Speaker's bio

Dr. Scott Colllins

is an accomplished and forward-looking CEO, renowned for his diverse expertise and exceptional achievements. With a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and a successful company sale, he possesses a unique blend of technical and business acumen.

As a visionary leader, Dr. Collins enjoys working with companies, innovators, and organizations to identify the path of least resistance toward commercial success. His multi-disciplinary approach, coupled with a virtual MBA, allows him to offer insightful solutions for raising funds and accelerating growth.

Date & Time: Thursday,  October 19, 2023 : 6:00 - 7:30pm
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If you are interested in professional career development and cross-training in varied technical fields, please consider joining the Central Texas Consultants Network. And bring a colleague!

Presentation materials, if available, may be obtained after the meeting through the Past Meetings page.

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Please Join us for our upcoming free webinars:


 When: Wednesday, 18 October 2023 - 10 AM ET Details / Registration:

External factors unrelated to technology that include global pandemics and wars have influenced the development and applications of technology. As a result, the world has transformed itself and it continues to evolve and reinvent itself through technology. Technology is a key enabler of global transformation driven by comprehensive developments, often called "Megatrends." Megatrends coalesce around multiple interacting or mutually dependent developments, last for a long time, and have broad impacts not just to technology, but to business, society and the environment. Simply put, they impact all of humanity. In this talk we present predictions of individual technology developments as well as megatrends.


Career Happiness: 7 Steps To Get It - And Keep It! (Part 1)

When: Wednesday, 1 November 2023 - 2 PM ET Details / Registration: YOU are in charge of YOUR career. No one else. But likely no one taught you how to take the right actions to get what you want. And if you are like most, you aren't even sure what you want. Eek! Our Presenter Julie Bauke will take us through her Career Catalyst process to clarity that leads to powerful action. Join us for first part of this two-part webinar series that will put you on the path to your Career Happiness! This program is for all members- regardless of the stage you are in your career. Part 1: 

  • Getting to Self-Awareness: Who you are, professionally?
  • Building your reputation: How others see you and why that matters!
  • Aligning yourself with what your organization needs.

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