The Frontier Conference 2017 – Innovation in Industrials Conference
The Frontier
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12 // Home of Mathew Wisdom — 2507 Prytania St
6:00 - 8:00 PM
OPENING RECEPTION // LOCATION: The Home of Matthew Wisdom, 2507 Prytania Street
Presented by:  DORYBUENGER & SILICON VALLEY BANK
THURSDAY, APRIL 13 // New Orleans Jazz Market — 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
7:00 - 8:00 AM
REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / NETWORKING
8:00 - 8:15 AM
OPENING REMARKS
With:  Hank Torbert & Mark Bunger
8:15 - 8:45 AM
KEYNOTE: WHY INNOVATION IS CRITICAL FOR INDUSTRIALS
With:   Dr. Ram Shenoy
8:50 - 9:50 AM
COMMERCIALIZING IP: SURVIVING THE "TECHNOLOGY VALLEY OF DEATH"
Presented By:  NASA
Moderator:  Laurie Jugan Panelists:   Andrew Maas, Chad Deville, Drew Mouton, Lauren Underwood, Robert Toker, William Ahmann
9:50 - 10:10 AM
AM COFFEE BREAK
10:15 - 11:00 AM
FINANCING: VENTURE CAPITAL AND INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION
Presented By:  SILICON VALLEY BANK
Moderator:  Robert Toker Panelists:  Alex Rozenfeld, Eric Bielke, George Coyle, JP Bauman
11:05 - 11:50 AM
ENERGY TRANSFORMATION AND INNOVATION: THE NEXT 50 YEARS
Presented By:  SHELL LUBRICANTS, ENTERGY & JACKSON OFFSHORE OPERATORS
Moderator:  Kirk Coburn Panelists:  Blake English, Dave Drach, Jordan Fruge
12:00 - 1:00 PM
KEYNOTE LUNCH AND LEARN: INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION LANDSCAPE: WHY WE ARE AT A CRITICAL MOMENT
With:  Dr. James Lyons
1:30 - 4:30 PM
BIZDEVDAY (Hosted by TECHSTARS)
1:10 - 1:55 PM
CLEAN TECH LANDSCAPE AND THE POTENTIAL FOR DYNAMIC RETURNS
Presented By:  JP MORGAN & ENTERGY
Moderator:  Ron Ondecheck, Jr. Panelists:  Aaron Dirks, Jordan Fruge, Mangus Torp
1:55 - 2:15 PM
PM COFFEE BREAK
2:20- 3:20 PM
TRENDS & OPPORTUNITIES IN CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING
Presented By:  SHELL LUBRICANTS & APMT
Moderator:  Alex Reed Panelists:  Dr. Lloyd Colegrove, Dr. Sigmund Floyd, Prof. Krishnaswamy Nandakumar
3:25 - 4:10 PM
IOT: THE IMPACT ON INDUSTRY 4.0
Presented By:  SERVATO
Moderator:  Chris Mangum Panelists:  Aimee Quirk, Amar Pradhan, Erica Zimmerer, Siv Houmb, PhD
4:10 - 4:30 PM
PM COFFEE BREAK
4:35 - 5:05 AM
KEYNOTE: THE CORPORATE INNOVATION JOURNEY, IT'S NOT A STRAIGHT LINE
With:   Dave Drach
5:10 - 5:45 PM
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES & ROBOTICS: HOW ARE WE DRIVING THE NEXT GENERATION?
Presented By:  THE PORT OF NEW ORLEANS
Moderator:  Summer Worden Panelists:  John Meyer, Julian Thomas, Wayne Gerard
5:50 - 6:25 PM
NANOTECH AND BIO INNOVATION FOR INDUSTRIALS
Presented By:  LUX RESEARCH
Moderator:  Shafin Khan Panelists:  Mark Bunger, Moji Karimi, Dr. Tara Karimi
6:30 - 430 PM
HAPPY HOUR RECEPTION
Presented by:  JP MORGAN
FRIDAY, APRIL 14 // New Orleans Jazz Market - 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
7:00 - 8:00 AM
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & NETWORKING
8:00 - 8:10 AM
CLOSING REMARKS
With:  Hank Torbert
8:15 - 8:45 AM
DIGITAL WATER INNOVATION
With:  Will Sarni
8:50 - 9:35 AM
TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AT THE ENERGY, WATER, FOOD NEXUS
Presented By:  THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Moderator:  Will Sarni Panelists:  Cody Friesen, Jess Bollinger, Michael Glade
9:35 - 9:55 AM
AM COFFEE BREAK
10:00 - 11:00 AM
KEYNOTE: ADVANCED MANUFACTURING: KEY TRENDS AND MARKET DRIVERS
Presented By:  INTRALOX, APMT & CAJO TECHNOLOGIES
Moderator:  Alex Reed Panelists:  Adrian Fortino, Dr. Bill Bottoms, John Landrum, Rustom Mody
11:05 - 12:05 PM
INNOVATION IN CHEMICALS AND MATERIALS
Presented By:  SHELL LUBRICANTS & APMT
Moderator:  Dr. Sig Floyd Panelists:  Alexander Girau, Dr. Michael Giardello, Lauren Zarama, Prof. Scott Grayson
12:15 - 1:15 PM
LUNCH AND LEARN: TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS: HOW DO WE ADDRESS FUTURE NEEDS THROUGH INNOVATION?
Presented By:  NASA, PORT OF NEW ORLEANS & JACKSON OFFSHORE OPERATORS
Moderator:  Jimmy Baldwin Panelists:  Janine Mansour, Mark Bunger, Trey Fayard