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Guest Speaker: Ellen Barker, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Texas Instruments

Topic: Change is Inevitable, Growth is Intentional

There is only one constant in life – and that is change. Many people fear and resist change for many reasons. Learn why this happens, and how you can use fear as a motivator and accept change. Consider these questions about the Basics of change, How to embrace,  Positive changes that TI has made, Why does change create fear, How do we use fear and change as a motivator and other questions from you.

Through the many changes in her life and role as CIO at TI Ellen has much experience with change. Join us for a great discussion and insight of being bold about change.


About our Speaker –
Ellen Barker, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Texas Instruments

Ellen Barker is senior vice president and chief information officer of Texas Instruments responsible for the Information Technology Services organization.

Prior to this role, Ellen served as vice president and controller of TI’s Silicon Valley Analog business.  Throughout her career, she has also held several other leadership positions within the company’s Analog, Embedded Processing, manufacturing and former defense divisions, including vice president of High Performance Analog finance and operations. She held leadership roles on  the integration teams for TI’s acquisitions of National Semiconductor, Burr Brown and Chipcon, contributing to TI’s growing Analog presence, and has also contributed her operational, financial and management expertise to diverse operations and functions across TI.

Ellen joined TI in 1984. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas, Austin and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dallas.

In addition to her role at TI, she is on the board of directors for High Tech High Heels, a non-profit organization focused on increasing the number of girls entering a college degree program in science, technology, engineering and math, and Tech Titans, the largest technology trade association in Texas.

Ellen believes in giving back to her community and helping others. She volunteers with the American Heart Association – Go Red for Women and is an active leader in her church. She has been married to her husband Alan for 33 years and they have two adult sons and daughters-in-law.  Ellen is an avid golfer and enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.