November Lunch & Learn

November 15, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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The Headliners Club- 20th Floor
Chase Tower- 221 W. 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Auditing Your IT Infrastructure (even when you're not in IT)

Tanner Vaughan, Founder, CEO and Intern | Live Oak IT Partners

Do you sometimes feel like you’re flying on faith when it comes to your company’s IT infrastructure? Whether they’d readily admit it or not, many company executives have an overwhelming lack of faith in their IT strategy. Internal IT staff (Directors, Managers, or Support Staff) often have a vested interest in keeping the details of their jobs overly complicated, and outsourced firms tend to take this overcomplication to an even greater extreme. With this in mind, how can you gauge your company’s IT health without having to be an IT professional yourself?


The objective of this session will be to simplify some of the traditionally “complicated” components that make up a standard SMB IT infrastructure, and provide the attendees with some specific questions to ask of their IT support staff, be they internal staff or an outsourced provider. 

About the Speaker:

Tanner Vaughan is the CEO and Founder of Live Oak IT Partners, a boutique IT service and consulting firm based in Austin, Texas. Tanner is unique in that he is likely the only MSP (“Managed Service Provider”) CEO with no extensive background in IT. Tanner graduated with a degree in Business Management and Marketing from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor and worked as an outside salesperson and Director of Business Development for the majority of his career before founding Live Oak in early 2014.

Live Oak has carved out a niche as “a customer service firm that just happens to do IT for a living”. Tanner and his team of unique-IT professionals (ie IT people that also understand customer service) have successfully partnered with dozens of large firms in Austin, and they continue to develop a reputation as the Outsourced, In-House IT Department.

Our business partner sponsors for this month's luncheon are:

Important Reminders About Parking

Option 1:     

Park in the Chase Tower Building Garage at 221 W. 6th Street.  Be sure to either stamp your parking ticket or pick up a discount ticket at the meeting to receive the $5.00 discounted parking rate when you exit the garage.

Option 2:

If the Garage is full, the Headliners Club offers a discounted parking rate of $5 at the parking lot at 600 Guadalupe Street (Lot P3010 which is connected to the Extended Stay America Hotel).

Instructions for Using Discounted Rate

  • Enter lot from either Guadalupe Street or San Antonio Street
  • Park in any unmarked space and immediately head over to the Pay Machine
  • Enter license plate into Pay Machine
  • Choose the rate named "Headliners 3Hr"
  • Enter passcode: HC1955
  • Pay $5.00 (Pay Machine accepts cash or credit)




$30.00 Member Ticket

$40.00 Non-Member