We have assembled a team of seasoned professionals and industry experts.

Adobe – Claudia McCue

  • Adobe 2015 creative cloud
  • Mobile design tips and techniques

AT&T – David Fink

  • How businesses can leverage technology to be more competitive

Beakn – Matt Frazier

  • The Promise of the Physical Web Technologies

Beakn – Stan Briggs

  • Transforming Retail

BFAC – Brad McMullan

  • Texting Marketing
  • Phone Apps

David Pharr

  • Crowdfunding in Mississippi

Dawn R. Dugle

  • Inside secrets to getting Free Media attention

EdaptIT – Ralph Smith

  • Multi Channel Selling

FedEx – Martin Peterson

  • eCommerce Shipping
  • Shipping Internationally
  • Supply Chain

Hansen Global Events – Gilda Caputo-Hansen

  • Customer Relationship Building Through Events

Innovate MS – Tony Jeff 

  • Shifts Driving Technology and Innovation

Jackson Free Press – Todd Stauffer

  • Content Marketing 101

Maris West and Baker – Tim Mask

  • Branding in the digital environment

Maris West and Baker – Randy Lynn

  • Fostering a Culture of Innovation in Mississippi

Mississippi Department of Economic Development – John Brandon and Vickie Watters-Martin

  • Entrepreneur support in Mississippi
  • State of Mississippi International Trade Office
  • Economic Development Through Small Business
  • Minority Business Development In Mississippi
  • Doing Business With The Federal And State Government
  • Exporting and International Opportunities

Mississippi Manufacturers Association – Jay Moon CEcD, FM, HLM

  • Workforce Development

Mississippi State University – Roberto Gallardo and Lara Bowman

  • eCommerce 101
  • Cloud computing
  • Crowd funding

Round Table Discussion

Silicon Valley South: Building a knowledge economy infrastructure in Mississippi

Tim Mask Moderator Marist West and Baker

Peer Elevate & Front Gate Equity – Jennifer Gatewood, PMP

  • Equity Crowdfunding 101

Socially In – Keith Kakadia

  • Getting More Customers Through Paid Advertising On Social Media

WSI – Burns Smith

  • eCommerce and Social Media


Previous Speakers


Big Commerce – Matt Irving

  • How to build a successful web store

Catholic Charities – Amy Turner

  • Foster Care and Adoption

Connect MS (formerly the MS Broadband Commission) – Vicki Helfrich

  • Broadband in the State of MS

Edge Theory – Joe Stradinger

  • Social Media Lead Generation

Glenwood Digital – Kurt Black

  • Marketing Automation Solutions

Governor Phil Bryant

  • Economic Development in Mississippi


Mississippi Small Business Administration (SBA) – Janita Stewart, Alice Doss, Rhonda Fisher

  • Small Business Opportunities
  • Small Business & 8(a) Certification
  • Getting Your Business Funded: Financial Assistance Part 2
  • State and Federal Government Business Contract Opportunities
  • International Trade/Export loan programs

Professional Staffing Group – Jane Sanders Waugh

  • Interim Staffing Strategies for Growth Initiatives

Susan Marquez – Public Relations

  • Customer Service in the Digital Age

WSI – Jack Porter-Smith

  •  2015: the year of mobile PPC
  • Local PPC: be found or get lost


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