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INNO 2019 Recaps + Highlights
A Hackathon. A Startup Showcase. Interactive Content Sessions.
The inaugural INNO conference saw compelling, up-to-the minute conversations and relevant speakers within the themes of innovation, collaboration, disruption, and community building.
Re-experience INNO 2019 by checking out recaps and highlights from the inaugural event.
2019 Agenda + Highlights
Tuesday April 30: Sessions at the New Orleans Jazz Market INNO Stage
Corporate Innovation Panel
The Human Factor
Innovation vs. Disruption
The Future of Music is Tech
8:30 AM: Doors Open
The Human Factor
10:10 AM: Making Business More Human with Tom LaForge
10:30 AM: How To Connect To Thrive In Business with Traci Ruble
10:50 AM: Surviving a Global Brand’s Acquisition Courtship with Jon Werner
11:15 AM: From Wantepreneur to Entepreneur and Back with Anu Gali
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch Break
Innovation vs Disruption Track
1:45 PM: Newer Dimensions – Better Decisions with Shailu Tipparaju
2:05 PM: Not Everyone is Cut Out to Work on the Future with Ruth Yomtoubian
2:30 PM: Building the Trust Economy with Blockchain with Josh Thompson
The Future of Music is Tech Track
3:00 PM: From Studio to Startup: Creatives in Corporations with Daniel Rowland
3:20 PM: Building a Global Music Tech Empire, in Baton Rouge, LA with Jim Odom
4:05 PM: The Future of the Musician Industry with Elmo Lovano
Tuesday April 30: Sessions at the New Orleans Jazz Market Deep Dive Stage
The Startup Path
Connecting With Your Humanity
9:25 AM: Please join us on the INNO stage for Opening Keynote
The Startup Path Track
10:50 AM: The Path to a Revenue Stream with Helen Manich
11:15 AM: Innovation: Cool Doesn’t Cut It with John Boudreaux
11:35 AM: Deal Structures in fundraising and M&As with D’Juan Hernandez
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM: Please join us on the INNO stage for Investor Panel
Valuing Communities Track
1:45 PM: Cultivating Communities with the Courage to Change the World with Galyn Burke
2:05 PM: Building and Monetizing Online Communities with Nigel Eccles
Connecting with Your Humanity Track
3:00 PM: Instilling Humanity in Online Communities with Brett Durrett
Wednesday May 1: Sessions at the New Orleans Jazz Market INNO Stage
The Gulf South Ecosystem
8:30 AM: Doors open
Digital Transformation Track
9:35 AM: FounderCraft: Founder Thinking for Corporate Innovators with Gregarious Narain
10:00 AM: Being a Tech Sherpa; Leadership from Behind with Michael Mangos
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch Break
12:45 PM: Mindful Afternoon Stretch and Breath Break with Cheyenne Ellis of Make Movements
Personalized Health Track
1:30 PM: An Engaged Patient: My Medical Journey with Michael Mauti
1:50 PM: Connecting with People, To Feed Them with Matt Moore
2:05 PM: A Conversation on Personalized Health, Technology, and Community Building
The Gulf South Ecosystem Track
2:20 PM: Using Non-Traditional Sources of Capital to Finance Mission-Driven Businesses with Margot Brandenburg
2:40 PM: State of Digital Economy & Local Innovation Ecosystem with Michael Hecht
Community Transformation Track
4:05 PM: Changing Communities Through Acts of Play with Mac Love
4:30 PM: Playing to Win in the Game of Life with Derek Thomas
Wednesday May 1: Sessions at the New Orleans Jazz Market Deep Dive Stage
Morning Track & Roundtable Breakouts
Technology Trends from the Future
Impact Investment Track
10:00 AM: Two Breakout Roundtable Sessions: Creating Qualified Opportunity Zone Businesses and Creating Sustainable Impact Through Investment into Opportunity Zones with conversations led by early adopters and leading investors in this space.
10:50 AM: Key Takeaways from Roundtable Discussions
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch Break
Technology Trends from the Future Track
1:05PM: The Rapid Rise of AR with Jeff McConathy
1:30 PM: The Future of Data with Adam Zuckerman
1:50 PM: Illuminating Dark Online Communities with Clark Hogan-Taylor
Thursday, May 2nd: A Community Celebration at Launch Pad
Launch Pad, a collaborative workspace & community of entrepreneurs, professionals & creatives, is celebrating its 10th year, and you’re invited to this all-day event that includes mimosas and Bloody Marys, a fireside chat, member showcase, and mix & mingle.