Our content focus is to put up-to-the-minute and relevant speakers on stage, primary those working on cross-industry collaboration and innovation in strategic partnerships between startups and corporations.
INNO, April 27th to 29th in New Orleans
Taking place between weekends of the world-famous Jazz Fest, INNO is the world’s preeminent cross-industry innovation experience for corporate innovators, investors and startups. We’re excited to offer a unique forum to forge deeper connections around re-imagining existing solutions applied from other industries, and we’re thrilled that you would like to be a key part of it.
Introducing More #INNO20 Speakers
Throughout February, we will continue to make speaker announcements and introductions. Our second set of speakers includes:
Jennifer He, Director of Product Innovation, North America at Visa
Jennifer is the Director of Product, North America Innovation at Visa’s Innovation Center in San Francisco, where she uses rapid prototyping and human centered design to build next generation payment solutions.
Her background is in technology, having previously worked at Stripe and Microsoft. Jennifer is also a long time proponent of women in tech leadership. In 2015, Jennifer launched and managed Girls in Tech DC, a nonprofit focused on empowering women in technology.
Paul Breslow, Innovation Director at Électricité de France
Paul joined the EDF Group (Électricité de France) Innovation Lab team in June 2015. He supports technology scouting for business units within the entire EDF Group, manages relationships with the start-up and innovation ecosystems in North America, participates and leads R&D projects, and assists business units in accelerating new business development.
Paul has over 15 years of experience throughout the value chain of clean energy development, commercialization, and deployment. Prior to EDF, Paul held key and leadership roles in start-ups and large international companies.
Kevin Lin, Co-Founder at Twitch + Gold House; Angel Investor + Advisor
Kevin Lin is a co-founder of Twitch, the world’s largest live social video platform for gamers and creators. Having sold Twitch to Amazon in 2014, Kevin is the co-founder of Gold House, a nonprofit collective of diverse leaders dedicated to forging stronger relationships that empower Asians to have more authentic, more successful, and healthier lives to, in turn, advance all of society.
As an avid angel investor and advisor, Kevin is also a consistently deep patron to his hometowns of New Orleans and Taipei, as well as to founders and creatives.
Tyler King, Design Lead, IBM Z Resiliency at IBM
Tyler is the design lead for IBM Z Resiliency, specializing in design research and strategy for enterprise hardware – specifically mainframes! Her job is to lead her team through the Enterprise Design Thinking framework to bridge the gap between mainframe users and IBM technologists. Most recently, she oversaw the design work for the new z15 Instant Recovery capability and z/OS Interaction Navigator.