4th Annual Georgia Innovation Summit 2019
The 4th annual Georgia Innovation Summit is scheduled for Wednesday February 20, 2018 at the GTRI Conference Center in Atlanta. The Summit will feature dynamic presentations by leaders from the corporate world, small business and entrepreneurs, innovation organizations, universities, and government on how to effectively implement innovation in businesses large and small throughout Georgia. The Summit is presented by the Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection in partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development Entrepreneurship & Small Business Team, the Georgia Centers of Innovation, and the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute.
8:00am to 8:30am
Veronica Maldonado - Program Director, Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp video
8:30am to 9:00am
Morning Keynote: “How to Have a Disruptive Mindset – Part 1”
Nicole Jones - Delta Global Innovation Leader
9:00am to 10:10am
Panel #1: “Innovation Leadership”
Innovation Leadership in a time of accelerated change is critical to the success of business….
Moderator: John Avery - ATDC
Panelists: Asif Ranjeev- COO PAYCOM
David Keller –EGO Industries
Knox Massey - Invest Georgia
Spenser Nix -Reformation Brewery
Panasonic and NCR
smalls ATDC types
10:10 to 10:20
Stewart Rodeheaver - President, Vizitech USA
10:20am to 10:40am
10:40am to 11:50am
Panel #2: “Workforce Innovation”
As we innovate our businesses, we must also innovate how we acquire, continually train, and retain our workforce which will drive future innovation…
Panelists: Audra Jenkins - Randstad Diversity Officer
Kirsten Laarhoven - TCSG Workforce
Jackie Rohosky -Quick Start
Larry Alford - GAMEP
Dan Lawson - Strand Clinical Technologies
Southwire ’12 for Life’
11:50am to 12:00 noon
Keith MacGregor – GT
12:00 Noon to 12:40pm
12:40pm to 1:10pm
Afternoon Keynote: “How to Have a Disruptive Mindset – Part 2”
Paul Judge -Tech Square Labs
1:10pm to 1:30pm
1:40pm to 2:50pm
Panel #3 - “Emerging Technologies Driving Innovation” (Steve)
With information age driving the doubling of new human knowledge every 12 hours in 2018, new technologies come at us at a faster pace than ever forcing us to change our business models to stay relevant…
Moderator: Stan Vangilder - Southern Company Innovation Center
Panelists: Major Brian Kime - US Army 75th Innovation Command
Kiran Manchiraju - Southwire, Senior Director of Research
Rajeev Kapur-Chief Data officer for Kimberly Clark
Noa Davidson – Coca Cola
2:50pm to 3:00pm
3:00 pm to 3:10 pm
3:10 pm to 4:00 pm
Networking & Exhibits
Sponsors: Coca-Cola, Southern Company Gas, Grady Health Systems, Vdart
The 4th annual Georgia Innovation Summit is scheduled for Wednesday February 20, 2018 at the GTRI Conference Center in Atlanta. The Summit will feature dynamic presentations by leaders from the corporate world, small business and entrepreneurs, innovation organizations, universities, and government on how to effectively implement innovation is businesses large and small throughout Georgia. The Summit is presented by the Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection in partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development Entrepreneurship & Small Business Team, the Georgia Centers of Innovation, and the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute.
The Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection (MPC) is a business development program administered by the Georgia Education Foundation (GEF) in partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development. MPC provides opportunities for Georgia small businesses to benefit from a partnership with a corporate mentor for a period of one year. Emerging firms can build relationships, explore new technologies, learn about best practices, and benefit from the wisdom of corporate executives who are committed to the long-term health and overall growth of small businesses in Georgia. The mentor corporations are companies that are headquartered in Georgia or have a significant presence in the state. These mentor firms are leaders in their respective industries and are committed to small business development and supplier diversity. They represent a broad spectrum of industry categories, including transportation, education, logistics, manufacturing, telecommunications, consulting services and information technology.
GDEcD’s Entrepreneur and Small Business Team works hard to support small businesses and provide them with the necessary resources and services to succeed. The Entrepreneur & Small Business Team helps find solutions and effective ways to build an entrepreneurial environment to support small business through mentoring, professional development, strategic planning and resource awareness. The team also connects with Georgia’s business and community associations so that thousands of businesses, local leaders and practitioners are aware of resources and opportunities. The team also supports the annual Georgia Small Business Rock Stars Awards which recognize the outstanding, unique and impactful small businesses in the state of Georgia.
Exclusive to Georgia, the Centers of Innovation provide over 1,000 businesses each year the technical industry expertise, collaborative research, and partnerships to help the State’s strategic industries connect, compete and grow globally. The Centers of Innovation provide valued-added services that assist companies in Georgia’s key industries to develop new products, services and markets through partnerships with state, federal and private institutions that comprise Georgia’s Innovation Ecosystem. This Ecosystem contains a large and diverse array of participants and resources, including the state’s universities and technical colleges, which contribute to and are necessary for ongoing innovation in the state’s modern economy.
The Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) is Georgia Tech’s business outreach organization and serves as the primary vehicle to achieve Georgia Tech’s goal of expanded local, regional, and global outreach. EI2 is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive university-based program of business and industry assistance, technology commercialization, and economic development. EI2 serves startups, industry, the public sector, and students to help increase companies bottom line, improve competitiveness, and positively impact the economy. In addition, EI2 provides connections to Georgia Tech’s vast resources, including world-class research, state-of-the-art facilities, internationally recognized experts, and upper-echelon students.
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