Industry leaders will be discussing the latest technologies and how they are changing the way businesses operate on May 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at BizX, a free online event from the City of Sacramento’s Office of Innovation and Economic Development.
The webinar will be followed by an in-person networking event for registered attendees from 5-7 p.m. at the Capitol Event Center (1020 11th St., Sacramento).
The speakers include a line up of entrepreneurs, small business owners and tech-startup professionals who will examine how innovation can help businesses to run more efficiently, increase value, protect intellectual properties and boost productivity.
“We are excited about this year’s line up of speakers,” said the City’s Program Development Manager Lorrie Clark. “We have industry leaders from across California coming together to discuss important topics that will help Sacramento businesses stay innovative and on top of technology trends.”
Topics will cover artificial intelligence (AI), cyber security practices, information technology (IT) and influencer marketing.
Here are the speakers:
Louis Stewart, Head of Strategic Initiatives at NVIDIA
Louis Stewart currently serves as the head of strategic initiatives at NVIDIA. He served as the City of Sacramento’s first chief innovation officer for three years prior to joining the tech leader. Mr. Stewart was responsible for the development of a broad citywide portfolio of programs and initiatives that support, drive, influence and build upon the City of Sacramento’s economic inclusion philosophy, business development strategies, goals, customer relationships and business results.
Information technology speaker
Anna Straus, Co-founder & CEO of Sparck
Anna Straus is the co-Founder and CEO of Sparck, an AI-driven employee recognition and engagement SaaS platform that is helping organizations overcome the Great Resignation. They have raised over $1 million in fundraising and were recently featured in the Business Journal as a top start-up to watch in 2022.
Artificial intelligence speaker
Andrew Gardner, Co-founder & COO of Humanly
Andrew Gardner is the co-Founder & COO of Humanly.io. Humanly helps organizations hire & retain at scale through equitable and efficient candidate and employee conversations. Andrew has 12 years of sales and management experience with early stage tech startups.
Influencer marketing speaker
Trevor Fong, State Farm Agency Owner
Trevor Fong is a small business owner in Sacramento. He also created and hosts the largest business networking mixer in Northern CA. His monthly mixers average over 400 guests per event. He is an expert at personal branding, social media marketing and generating referrals.
Information Technology speaker
Pamela Isom, President/CEO of ICE Safety Solutions
Pamela Isom is the president and CEO of ICE Safety Solutions, a nationally ranked safety company with innovative and transformational safety training, equipment and VR/AR Safety platforms focused on mitigating employee illness, injury and loss of life for corporations across the US.
Find more information about the speakers and register on the City’s website.
This is the seventh BizX event. Past topics include marketing on a budget, leading and attracting and retaining talent, consumer engagement and more.
BizX is presented by the City’s Office of Innovation and Economic Development and the County of Sacramento, in partnership with Sacramento State’s Carlsen Center and the Business Environmental Resource Center.