October 2018 Lunch N Learn

October 16, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Meals on Wheels Central Texas
3227 E. 5th St., 2nd Floor, Board Room 232
Austin, TX 78702

When:  Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM (1 hour, 1 Strategic and Business Management PDU)
Location:  Meals on Wheels Central Texas, Boardroom 3227 East 5th Street, Austin, Texas 78702. The Boardroom is located in the West building on the second floor in room #232.

Parking: Parking is available underneath the building facing 5th Street. Additional parking is available in the Volunteer parking lot, which is located right off 5th Street and before the exit drive on Allen Street. Additional street parking is available past the exit drive on Allen Street on both sides of the street and on Tillery north of 5th Street are also marked for parking on both sides of the street

PMI Austin Chapter is always looking for new local charities to host our Lunch & Learn sessions. If you know of any charities to highlight, please email our Lunch & Learn Committee Chair, Renee Adair, at LunchNLearn@pmiaustin.org

Registration:  $15 (Price includes lunch and your PDU credit) 
Lunch will be provided. Online registration and payment only; no payments will be accepted at the event. 

Presentation Title: Disrupting the Automotive Industry: Tesla Strives for Success

Tesla is one of the world's fastest-growing electrical-vehicle (EV) companies. With reasonably priced, zero-emission vehicles and eco-friendly designs, it is disrupting the traditional fossil-fuel automotive industry. The company's approach incorporates excellent customer service, superior products and services, R&D, a talented workforce, and innovative technology. Tesla is not just an automaker, but also a product and service conglomerate that integrates its automation, energy, neurotechnology, artificial intelligence (AI), and software solutions into its vehicles.

This study investigates Tesla's unique business strategy. It addresses Tesla’s main risk factors along with its performance through the lens of a SWOT analysis. A SWOT methodology is employed to analyze the data, resulting in some critical findings regarding Tesla's infrastructure, performance, pricing, marketing, production, and customer service. Findings are Tesla’s business model duplicates that of Apple (Strength). Its Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) pricing is still costly, its assembly line is inefficient due to a production bottleneck, and its charging stations are too scarce (Weaknesses). The company should expedite the expansion of its Gigafactory battery plant to meet customer demand (Opportunity), and Tesla is facing some fierce competition (Threat). This research is crucial to professionals and students in the disciplines of management and marketing because of the way Tesla is disrupting the traditional fossil fuel business model. Competitors are watching very closely and following in Tesla's footsteps to keep up with EV technology.


About the Speaker: Ahmed Zouhair, PMP
Business Administration, Emotional Intelligence, ITIL, Agile, Project and Program Management

Ahmed ZouhairAhmed Zouhair, PMP is a Project and Program management practitioner with more than 20 years of professional services experience teaching, training and consulting in Project and Program Management for various fortune 500 companies. Ahmed founded of the Project Management Training and Consulting Services. A consulting small business organization that provides training and consulting in project management.  Ahmed has an extensive experience in IT Projects, ITIL, Agile/Scrum and PMO. Ahmed is the founder of the Austin Project Management Toastmasters club and the Central Texas College (CTC) Project Management Program.  Ahmed has a bachelor’s in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993, a Master’s of Science in MIS from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1999 and a DBA from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX. He is also an active volunteer with SCORE.


About the Charity: Meals on Wheels Central Texas

Meals on Wheels Central Texas

Meals on Wheels Central Texas’ (MOWCTX) mission is to nourish and enrich the lives of older adults and people with disabilities. We accomplish that by offering the 5,000 people we serve annually a holistic range of person and home-centered services that allow them to age in place with dignity and respect.

As a valued community-based health care provider, MOWCTX offers an array of programs—focusing on social determinants of health—that work in concert to help the people we serve maintain their independence. Our signature Meals on Wheels program provides daily nutritious lunches hand-delivered by caring volunteers who also perform safety checks. But our deep service platform provides other vital services such as home repair; in-home assistance with the activities of daily living; monthly supplies of shelf-stable groceries; food and veterinary care for our clients’ pets; and connecting seniors with technology, just to name a few. These programs improve health, as well as reducing falls, trips to the hospital, and early institutionalization.

MOWCTX programs also save taxpayer dollars. Most of our clients live on less than $19,000 per year; when one of them moves into assisted living, it costs taxpayers more than $40,000 annually. For a small fraction of that, our programs enable clients to remain healthy and safe in their own homes.


About the Food: Corner Bakery Cafe

Corner Bakery CafeFood is being provided by Corner Bakery Cafe in the Arboretum, 9761 Great Hills Trail, Austin, TX 78759, 512.777.4250. Learn more at: http://www.cornerbakerycafe.com/






$15.00 Guest Ticket

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