Startup Global Nashville

On July 7, 2015 the Global Innovation Forum participated in a seminar hosted by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center as part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Startup Global initiative.  The Global Innovation Forum is a partner of the U.S. Commerce Department to accelerate the Startup Global initiative, an effort by Commerce Secretary Pritzker to help more firms think global from the earliest stages of a company’s growth.

Startup Global Seminar Agenda

July 7, 2015

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM  Welcome Remarks – Goals for the Day

Sam Lingo, COO, Nashville Entrepreneur Center 

9:10 AM – 10:10 AM
Local Startups and Corporations in the International Market

Moderator: Lori Odom, International Director, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

Panelists:
David Green, QA Leader, Schneider Electric
John Aron, CEO, The Pasta Shoppe
Dave Berryman, President, Gibson Guitar
Patrick Woodyard, CEO, Nisolo

10:10 AM – 10:30 AM             Break

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Protecting Intellectual Property When Going Global

Moderator: Josh Mandell, Senior Adviser for Innovation and Competitiveness, U.S. Department of Commerce

Panelists:
Edward Lanquist, Registered Patent Attorney, Patterson IP Law
Josh Nickols, CEO, InvisionHeart
Susan Anthony, Acting Director of the Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA), Office of Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Richard Cole, Deputy Director, International Patent Legal Administration, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Sector Trends in International Business

Introduction to Topic: Florent de Gantes, Product Consultant (Formerly with Google)

Moderator:  Matt Wiltshire, Director, Mayor’s Office of Economic and Community Development

Panelists:

Healthcare:
James Bearden, Chairman and CEO, Gresham Smith and Partners

Music and Entertainment:
Brad Turcotte, VP Marketing, Universal Music Group

Supply Chain and Logistics:
Chris Shmid, Senior Vice President, V. Alexander & Co., Inc.

Automotive:
Michael P. Ralsky, President, GlobalGR LLC (Representing Navistar Inc.) 

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Networking Lunch sponsored by Launch TN

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
International e-Commerce and Digital Marketing Leaders

Moderator:  Jake Colvin, Executive Director, Global Innovation Forum

Panelists:

Brian McKinley, VP of Marketing, Ingram Content Group
Usman Ahmed, Head of Global Public Policy, PayPal
Jeff Kratz, Managing Director, Amazon Web Services
Deanna Kaufman, Manager Solutions, Solution Design and Implementation-Global, FedEx Customer Solutions, FedEx Services 

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM   Government Resources for Going Global

Moderator: Josh Mandell, Senior Adviser for Innovation and Competitiveness, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service, International Trade Administration

Presenters:
Brie Knox, Director, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service, International Trade Administration
Patrick Kirwan, Director, Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service, International Trade Administration
Leslee Alexander, International Director, State of Tennessee 

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM   Key Takeaways

Moderated by:  Sam Lingo, COO, Nashville Entrepreneur Center



Date & Time
07/07/2015
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location
Nashville Entrepreneur Center

41 PEABODY STREET
Nashville TN


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