University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

IT Executive Forum

Each fall the ITRI hosts the IT Executive Forum. This is a unique experience for students to interact and network with top executives in the field of information technology from companies like Walmart, JB Hunt, Tyson, Acxiom, FedEx, ConocoPhillips, and many more.

What to Expect

Over 300 high school students attended last year and asked questions like, "What classes should I take?" "Should I become certified in general office software?" Each panelist took time to explain the types of jobs available in the information technology field and the skill set needed to attain those jobs.

The college students appreciated the chance to discuss specific career opportunities with executives in the industry and garner an understanding of the practical knowledge required to be successful in the field of information technology.

Previous Events

2014 IT Executive Forum 2016 IT Executive Forum Moderated by Dr. Rajiv Sabherwal
2016 IT Executive Forum 2016 IT Executive Forum
2016 IT Executive Forum 2016 IT Executive Forum




Event Details

IT Executive Forum for College Students
Thursday, November 1, 2018

4:00 - 5:00 pm.

Register to attend


IT Executive Forum for High School Students
Friday, November 2, 2018
12:30 - 1:30 pm.

Pizza will be provided for the high school students from 11:30 to 12:15 pm.

RSVP Eric T. Bradford or 479.575.5291


Both events will be held on the University of Arkansas campus at The Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development at the Sam M. Walton College of Business. View map.

For further questions or to RSVP, please contact Eric T. Bradford, the ITRI Managing Director, at or (479) 575-5291.

Information Technology Research Institute
227 N Harmon Ave., Ste. 404
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 575-5291  p
(479) 575-3460  f