For more than five years the Austin Business Journal's Face 2 Face series has delivered some of the brightest industry leader to Austin's business community for informative and inspiring discussions. Personal stories, tales from the boardroom and opinions on today's ever-changing business environment are tackled in a fireside chat format with ABJ Editor Colin Pope.

The Face 2 Face breakfasts are usually held the second Tuesday of each month at Whole Foods' world-famous headquarters in downtown Austin. The breakfast starts at 8:30 am with a half hour of networking followed by a one-hour Q&A session with our featured guest. This discussion is fueled by questions from the audience, and most often centers on business-to-business topics that both educate and entertain.

Nav Sooch is the CEO of Ketra, Inc., a privately held, Austin-based company that creates and supplies premium digital lighting systems. Ketra's fully tunable LED products allow for unsurpassed control and consistency across a full spectrum of color, vibrancy, and intensity. Prior to his time at Ketra, Mr. Sooch co-founded Silicon Laboratories, and has served as Chairman of the Board since its inception in August of 1996. Mr. Sooch also served as Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Laboratories from 1996 to 2003. From March 1985 until founding Silicon Laboratories, Mr. Sooch held various positions at Crystal Semiconductor/Cirrus Logic, a designer and manufacturer of integrated circuits, including Vice President of Engineering, Product Planning Manager of Strategic Marketing, and Design Engineer. From May 1982 to March 1985, Mr. Sooch was a Design Engineer with AT&T Bell Labs. He is also the founder and Chairman of Sooch Foundation, a privately funded charitable foundation striving to make a positive and permanent change in the lives of economically disadvantaged people in Austin through increased educational opportunities. Mr. Sooch holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Dearborn and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Monthly from 8:30 - 10 A.M.

Blanton Museum of Art Auditorium (West Building)
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Austin, TX 78701

NOTE: February through June's Face 2 Face will be held at the Blanton Museum of Art.

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