INNO Returns in 2020 with a Focus on Cross-Industry Innovation

The unspoken secret of innovation is a result of connecting industries and ideas. Innovation can’t happen without relationships and partners to drive ideas forward.

Innovation on Display in New Orleans

INNO, happening again this April 27th through 29th in New Orleans, is the preeminent cross-industry innovation conference in the world, drawing together leading corporate innovators from all industries, and the startups spearheading change in business and technology today.

Each year, companies pour millions of dollars into research & development and innovation, in an attempt to stay relevant and gain a competitive edge. Yet, 88% of internal innovation efforts will fail.

INNO is all about inviting our speakers, attendees, and guests to immerse themselves in the magic of New Orleans; to connect with peers, creatives, and accomplished innovators; and to ultimately change the landscape of their businesses and communities.

Join us in New Orleans in April!

Introducing our First Group of Speakers

Throughout February, we will continue to make speaker announcements and introductions. Our first set of speakers includes:

Braden KelleyBraden Kelley, Director, Innovation + Human-Centered Problem Solving at Oracle
Braden is an experienced innovation and digital transformation specialist. He has been advising companies on how to increase their revenue and cut their costs since 1996. He writes and speaks frequently on the topics of continuous innovation, design thinking, and organizational change.


Lisa Song SuttonLisa Song Sutton, Serial Entrepreneur + Miss Nevada 2014
Lisa is a serial entrepreneur and real estate investor. Lisa started her business career by working in a top Las Vegas law firm, specializing in business litigation. She then went on to create companies of her own, starting her first business, Sin City Cupcakes, nearly 8 years ago, and today it is an iconic Las Vegas treat that delights tens of thousands of locals and visitors each year. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Inc. Magazine and on the TEDx stage.

In addition Lisa is actively involved in her community as a former Miss Las Vegas (2014), Miss Nevada (2014) and served on several non-profit boards including Monday’s Dark and the Asian Community Development Council. Lisa was selected as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum and was named a Top 10 Social Entrepreneur to Watch. She is currently a candidate for U.S. Congress for Nevada’s 4th District in the 2020 election.

Gautham Pallapa
Gautham Pallapa, Global CTO, Business Transformation at VMware
Dr. Pallapa works with enterprise customers to transform their strategy, processes, technologies, culture, and people to achieve their objectives and business outcomes. His mantra is “Transform with Empathy” and partners with organizations on their transformation journeys with customer delight and employee experience at the core.


Rob HarriganRob Harrigan, Design Principal, Immersive AI + AI Services at IBM
Rob is a visual creative, passionate about brand & technology. He currently serves as Design Principal, Immersive AI & AI Services at IBM within the Data & AI organization. Over the past five years at IBM, he has created experiences, experiments, and established best practices within the nascent field of design with AI and now lead visual design for immersive spatial applications powered by AI.


Stay tuned next week for more INNO20 speaker announcements.

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