Dallas is known to be one of the largest metropolitan areas in the Southern United States. With an economy that has grown increasingly over the years it has allowed even more opportunities for entrepreneurial innovation. Our city has built an inclusive entrepreneurial culture that recognizes diverse talent and promotes economic growth in our area, and 900lbs is proud to be a part in producing solutions in emerging tech that contributes towards ensuring DFW is a standout leader.
On Monday, June 17th, our team had the pleasure of hosting a group from the International Visitor Leadership Program. Twenty-seven visitors from around the globe were invited to the United states through this program arranged by CRDF Global, where they discuss the roles of government, private enterprises, professional organizations, and universities fostering entrepreneurs as well as supporting innovation.
The group consisted of twenty-seven global leaders in STEM, each traveling to Dallas from countries ranging from Albania, France, South Africa and everywhere in between. They all represent leaders and entrepreneurs with backgrounds in high tech, engineering or science-related fields, with a passion to learn more about how organizations in the U.S. such as 900lbs utilize new and emerging technologies to solve complex business challenges.
During their visit with us, the group was taken on a tour of the 900lbs office where they were inspired to interact with our touch tables and Virtual Reality headsets, as well as experience first-hand, a new and upcoming Augmented Reality piece our team is currently working on. After interacting with some of our most innovative projects and visual experiences, Kadri Arrak, a marketing and communications manager at TARTU TEADUSPART in South-Estonia stated, “We are blown away by the level of execution we have seen here today”.
The visit concluded with a Q&A with Steve Deitz, Founder and CEO of 900lbs, where the group asked compelling questions about 900lbs’ unique process and methodology phases, as well as how our company has continued to build upon our foundation and found its niche in the market. The group ended with a keen understanding that our accomplishments can be attributed to having a collaborative team who is passionate about what we do and ever-evolves in seeking new and unique ways to leverage technology to create solutions that create impactful results for our clients and our industry.