8:00am to 8:30am - Welcome

Veronica Maldonado-Torres - Program Director, Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection

8:30am to 9:00am - Morning Keynote: “How to Have a Disruptive Mindset – Part 1”

Duriya Farooqui, President, Point A Center for Supply Chain Innovation, Georgia-Pacific

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, Director, ATDC

Hursh Juneja, Head of Enterprise Architecture and Innovation, IT at Chickasaw Nation
Joe Kleinwaechter, Vice President for UX, ADP
Ryan Wilson, Co-Founder and CEO, The Gathering Spot
Mariano Maluf, CEO, The Nexial Group

10:10 to 10:20 - InnoTalk #1

Stewart Rodeheaver, President, ViziTech USA

10:20am to 10:40am - Networking Break


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.

Moderator: Gabriela Gonzalez-Lamberson, National Development Director, InRoads


Floss Aggrey, Director, Compliance and Diversity, Randstad
Jessica Hartley, North American Strategy and BD Lead, Accenture
Travis Dommert, Senior Vice President, Talent Development, Jackson Healthcare
Paola Moncivais, Vice President, Global Talent, The Coca-Cola Company 
Justin Rainer, CEO, Staffwrx

11:50am to 12:00 noon - InnoTalk #2

Carlo Martinez, Founder & CEO, SteppingBlocks  

12:00 Noon to 12:40pm - Networking Lunch


12:40pm to 1:10pm - Afternoon Keynote: “How to Have a Disruptive Mindset – Part 2”

Cathy Hackl - Lead Futurist at You Are Here Immersive Labs

1:10pm to 1:30pm - Networking Break


1:40pm to 2:50pm - Panel #3 - “Emerging Technologies Driving Innovation”

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 Van Gilder, Program Manager, Southern Company Innovation Center


Major Brian Kime, US Army 75th Innovation Command
Kiran Manchiraju, Senior Director of Research, Southwire
Noa Davidson, Senior Manager, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, The Coca-Cola Company
Rob Friess, Managing Director, Accenture
Finn Findley, CEO, Quest Renewables


2:50pm to 3:00pm - InnoTalk #3

Keith McGreggor, Professor of the Practice, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech

3:00 pm to 3:10 pm - Final Thoughts

3:10 pm to 4:00 pm - Networking & Exhibits