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Brain Wainstein

Brian Wainstein

Technology Experience Center Manager at AT&T

A graduate of the AT&T Leadership Development Program and an MBA graduate from the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, Brian manages AT&T’s Technology Experience Center in Dallas, Texas.

Brian has ten years of experience in technology, including telecommunications, consumer electronics, software, and product design.

In the course of running the Technology Experience Center, Brian Wainstein has hosted informational and educational events for AT&T’s leadership, and for customers in all sectors, including government, healthcare, travel, education, and finance for up to 300 participants at a time.

At the AT&T Foundry, AT&T’s innovation center, he helped bring to life healthcare, customer service, and retail analytics products, and demonstrated them at analyst and shareholder events.

As a Network Customer Service Centers Manager, Brian both managed a team of dispatchers tasked with ensuring that U-verse customers had an excellent experience with their installation and repair orders, and the executive escalations team, ensuring that high-value customers enjoyed their U-verse products to the fullest extent possible.

At The Reynolds and Reynolds Company, Brian deployed and implemented Enterprise Resource Planning software solutions to automotive groups, aided in the testing and design of new software products, and edited and rewrote a major software manual.

As an MBA student at Vanderbilt, Brian led a team from the Vanderbilt Engineering School in collaboration with Project Pyramid, an organization centered on bringing up the living standards of the world’s poor, to develop a foot-powered light and cellular phone charger. Brian is a major techie, a competitive fencer, a terrible, yet enthusiastic tennis player, an avid reader, a gentleman and a scholar.

 

Brandon Hamric

Brandon Hamric

Overdog Senior Programmer

Rescue Forensics Co-Founder and CTO

Have you ever wanted to sit down and hang out with your favorite athlete? What about challenging them to a game of Madden to showcase your skills? While you may never get the chance to meet them in person, with OverDog, you can interact and game with your favorite athletes from the comfort of your couch.

More specifically, OverDog is a mobile app that allows Athletes to send out Xbox and PlayStation challenges. Fans can accept Athlete challenges and quickly connect and get in game.

Brandon serves as OverDog’s Senior Developer for Platform & Analytics. Just as important as his incredible architecture skills, Brandon bridges the gap between OverDog’s 30-somethings and OverDog’s 22-year-old crowd. He kinda gets everybody’s jokes – which is nice.

In addition to his duties at OverDog, Brandon is the co-founder of Rescue Forensics, a leading tool in the fight against human trafficking. Brandon is a graduate of the University of Memphis where he majored in Computer Science. Professionally, he is excited to pursue a career in the gaming space as evidenced by not only his desire to join the OverDog team but also his background as a game developer. Brandon’s first custom designed game, an iOS app, had over 150,000 downloads and a 5-star rating!

 

Shawn Chapman

Shawn Chapman

Wannado CTO

Wannado is known as “Spotify” for local events & experiences. Available for iPhones and Android phones, Wannado’s mobile platform constantly keeps up with what’s happening in your community, who’s doing it and where. A 2011 graduate of the Jumpstart Foundry, one the country’s leading tech-focused accelerators, Wannado also helps organizers promote local events to relevant local audiences using marketing, analytics, and ticketing services.  The company has developed strategic partnerships across Nashville, such as Hands On Nashville, the Entrepreneur Center, the Nashville Technology Council, and The Skillery.

Shawn Chapman is Wannado’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO).  He is an expert at building and leading technology organizations in the areas of development, quality assurance, systems operations and architecture.  Prior to joining Wannado, Shawn served as Co-Founder of Datagoeshere and earlier as Information Security Officer and CTO of BancVue, where he was responsible for information security across the entire company.  Shawn earned a Bachelors in Engineering at Vanderbilt University.

 

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