The Frontier Conference To Attract Industrial Leaders, Disruptive Entrepreneurs

NEW ORLEANS – Top investors in the industrial sectors will join disruptive entrepreneurs to talk about what’s next at The Frontier Conference, from April 12 – 14, at the Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave.

         At this one-of-a-kind conference, that event organizers say will change the innovation landscape, 25 of the country’s leading industrial leaders will come together to discuss innovations that are transforming cultures and economies, and young, ambitious entrepreneurs will join thought leaders and financial partners to break through with ideas to attack new markets and find ways to take ideas and make them a reality. All energy sectors will be represented, members of major universities will be present and technology strategy leaders are coming as well, reps said.

         “The Frontier conference is where the best minds are coming together to change big industry,” said Hank Torbert, co-founder of The Frontier. “We are pleased to work with Techstars to help their founders find the best opportunities to help our corporate attendees transform their businesses. Innovation is ushering forth a new age for industrials. There is no better time than now for us to bring the key influencers together.”

         A panel of speakers will address topics including emerging technologies, critical natural resources, venture capital and industrial innovation, big data, advanced manufacturing, the clean tech landscape, transportation and logistics and technology innovation.

         Keynote speakers and innovators in attendance will include: Aaron Dirks, chairman and co-founder of PosiGen; Ajay Kshatriya, CEO of Biota Technology; Alexander Girau, founder, president and CTO of Advano; Alex W. Reed, president and CEO of Advanced Polymer; Alex Rozenfeld, managing partner of Climate Impact Capital, LLC; Amar Pradhan, global strategy leader of IBM; Dave Drach, vice president of Corporate Strategy of Techstars; Eric Bielke, director of GE Ventures; Hank Torbert, founder and host of The Fronter; Jimmy Baldwin, senior vice president sales and marketing of Coastal Cargo; Kirk Coburn, founder and managing director of SURGE Ventures; Dr. K Nandakumar, Cain chair professor of LSU; Lauren Zarama, CEO of InKemia Green Chemicals; Laurie Jugan, consultant of Mississippi Enterprise for Tech; Lloyd F. Colegrove, director of data services of Dow Chemical; Mark Bünger, vice president of Research of Lux Research, Inc.; Michael Hecht, president and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc.; Dr. Ram Shenoy, chief technology officer of RBR Group; Robert Toker, partner of Stone Bridge Energy Partners; Rustom K. Mody, vice president and chief engineer enterprise tech of Baker Hughes, Inc.; Srikanth Saripalli, associate professor of Texas A&M University; Summer Worden, founder of Filly Intelligence; Wayne Gerard, co-founder and CEO of RedEye; and Will Sarni, founder and principal of Water Foundry.

         VIP tickets to the event have sold out, but there are still spaces left for attendees. There are also a few remaining sponsorships available, event organizers said.

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