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3rd Annual Georgia Innovation Summit – Invitation

February 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

$60

For the third year, EI2 is partnering with the Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection to host the Georgia Innovation Summit on February 20, 2018. This year’s summit is focusing on emerging trends and innovations that will affect businesses large and small throughout Georgia.  Please share this opportunity with your clients and attend yourself if your schedule allows.

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The 3rd annual Georgia Innovation Summit is scheduled for Tuesday, 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 emerging trends and innovations that will affect 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.

Agenda
7:30 am -8:00am
Registration/ Networking/Visit Sponsor Booth

8:00 am to 8:30 am
Welcome Remarks
• Veronica Maldonado- Torres – Program Director, Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection
• Governor Nathan Deal (video)

8:30 am to 8:40 am
Morning Keynote: “Georgia’s Innovation Ecosystem”
• Jennifer Bonnett – General Manager, Advanced Technology Development Center
• R Steven Justice – Executive Director, Georgia Centers of Innovation, Georgia Department of Economic Development
‘Innovation Ecosystem’ is the term used to describe the large and diverse array of participants and resources that contribute to and are necessary for ongoing innovation in a modern economy. The local Georgia Innovation Ecosystem is made up of resources available from industry, universities and colleges, government, non-government organizations, and the investment community. In 2017 the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) and the Georgia Centers of Innovation (GCOI) embarked on a project to identify innovation resources throughout the state and collate them in one easy-to-access format. This new tool will better connect businesses to the expanding innovation culture to fuel industry innovation across the state.

8:40am to 9:00am
Panel #1: “FinTech’s Impact on Your Business”
Moderator: Jeff Capusan – FinTech Catalyst, ATDC
Panelists:
• PJ Bain – CEO, PrimeRevenue
• Paul Nobel – CEO, Autit
• Tim Brown – Managing Director, Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech
• Joe Kleinwaechter – Vice President for Innovation & Design, Worldpay
FinTech is impacting businesses in every sector. But what is it, what changes are coming, and how can my business take advantage of this revolutionary new area? Innovations in financial technologies are disrupting and enhancing traditional banking, providing new opportunities for payments, procurement, and logistics, and creating new opportunities for business funding. From mobile payments to instant factoring, come hear from some of Georgia’s leading companies and thought leaders driving the FinTech sector today.
10:20am to 10:40am
Networking Break

10:40am to 12:00 Noon
Panel #2: “Embracing the Internet of Things”
Moderator: Mary Ellen McClanahan – Director, Entrepreneur & Small Business, Georgia Department of Economic Development
Panelists:
• Sol Salinas – Global Lead, Accenture Smart Cities
• Cory Hewett- CEO/Co-Founder, Gimme Vending
• Tony Maley – CTO, VDART Digital
• Stacy Sutton – VP of Marketing, Clean Hands Safe Hands
• Andy Dugenske, Director, Factory Information Systems Center, Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute
Why on earth would you want so many connected devices talking to each other? The concept of connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or to each other)…how does IoT apply to small and large companies and how has it defined their future. Why IoT? What’s its power? Hear from both large and small companies on how market influence and demand might have propelled these businesses to adopt IoT to meet customers’ needs, wants and desires.
12:00 Noon to 12:45pm
Networking Lunch

12:50pm to 1:20pm

Afternoon Keynote:
“The Business Impact of Emerging Technologies”
Chris Lydle
Global Lead of Digital Signage, Google

1:20pm to 1:40pm
Networking Break

1:40pm to 3:00pm
Panel #3 – “Dealing with Cyber Security”
Moderator: R. Steven Justice – Executive Director, Georgia Centers of Innovation
Panelists:
• Tom Patterson – Chief Trust Officer, UNISYS Augusta
• David Zamsky –Vice President of Marketing UPS Capital
• Dr. Lydia Ray – Director, Center for Cyber Defense Education, Columbus State University
With computers and information technology now part of almost all aspects of our daily lives, cybersecurity is a key concern of businesses of all sizes to protect customer information and company proprietary information while ensuring continuity of business operations. Ever more cybersecurity requirements are flowing down from large companies to their subcontractors and vendors, as evidenced by the stringent new U.S. Department of Defense rules on safeguarding defense information and cyber incident reporting. The panel will examine trends in cybersecurity as it relates to helping businesses address these new requirements, discuss the impact of these new requirements on the contracting environment, the latest research in cybersecurity and programs, and provide insight into the growing cyber insurance market.

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Closing Panel: “Resources to Help Your Business Navigate the Changing Business Environment”
• Veronica Maldonado -Torres, Program Director, Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection
• Chris Downing – Vice President, Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute
• Mary Ellen McClanahan – Director, Entrepreneur & Small Business, Georgia Department of Economic Development
• R. Steven Justice – Executive Director, Georgia Centers of Innovation, Georgia Department of Economic Development
The moderators will reflect on the major themes discussed during the Summit and resources available to assist your organizations to address those challenges.
Come join us for a full day of interactive innovation discussion, resource information and discover growth opportunity for your Georgia business!

Innovate, Collaborate and Grow! Redefine the Future of Your Business Through Power Emerging Technologies.
Early Bird: $45 Ends February 9th
Regular Ticket: $60

Background Information:

The 3rd annual Georgia Innovation Summit is scheduled for Tuesday, 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 emerging trends and innovations that will affect 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.

Venue

Georgia Tech Research Institute- Conference Center
250 14th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318 United States
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