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NEW ORLEANS, LA - 365 Connect, the New Orleans-based, award-winning online technology platform provider for the multifamily housing industry, announced today that 365 Connect President and CEO Kerry W. Kirby will be a featured speaker at NOLATech Week. The company is also a key sponsor of the event. NOLATech Week will be taking place from October 7-12, 2013, celebrating New Orleans' place in the world as a leader in technology and innovation.
NOLATech Week will bring together businesses and individuals at the forefront of innovation, technology, and culture. Focused on the entire greater New Orleans community, NOLATech Week will connect professionals from across the city, ranging from tech companies, entertainment businesses, government agencies, environmental organizations, non-profits as well as health and science leaders. NOLATech Week is the future of New Orleans innovation.
"We are excited to have 365 Connect as a participant and sponsor for NOLATech Week,” said Jason Seidman, the event organizer. “NOLATech Week is a week-long celebration of New Orleans’ unbelievable accomplishments, unrivaled community, and unbridled potential. 365 Connect is certainly a symbol of that potential, overcoming countless obstacles to become an award-winning national leader in providing web-based platforms to the multifamily housing industry. Their sponsorship of this event demonstrates their continuing commitment to our city and its technology community.”
Kirby stated, “365 Connect is proud to sponsor and participate in this collaborative event that showcases the innovation taking place in our hometown. Since our founding 10 years ago, we have watched New Orleans reinvent itself into one of the hottest cities for entrepreneurs and technology innovators to build and start businesses. With our national reach, we want to set an example that great technology is being created right here in Louisiana, this event amplifies our message across the nation.”
NOLATech week's events will showcase how the community is utilizing the city's economic growth to innovate across a myriad of disciplines. The week is dedicated to celebrating the talented, innovative, tech-savvy people who call New Orleans home. All events are intended to educate, engage, facilitate collaboration, and grow awareness for all businesses, organizations, and members of the New Orleans tech community. In addition to a series of featured events, which are created by local organizations, larger events similar to key note or a conference general session are called "Marquee Events" and have been planned for the week.
On Thursday, October 10, Kirby will be a featured speaker and panelist at an exclusive Marquee Event for NOLATech Week from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. John Clarke, Associate Dean with Tulane University; Jim Dubos, CTO with Transformyx; Lisa Lloyd , CEO of Lloyd Marketing Group; Gerard Ramos, CEO of Revelry will join Kirby in a comprehensive discussion about how they utilized failure to grow, learn and succeed in their businesses. Commentators Andrew Yang, founder of Venture for America and Colin Grussing, founder of 52 Businesses will interact with the panel as well. Moderated by Adriana Lopez – contributor to Forbes, Silicon Bayou News and NolaVie.com, this highly anticipated event will be held at Propeller, the center for social innovation, located in New Orleans.
A renowned speaker, author and media expert on technology in the multifamily housing industry, Kirby is scheduled to speak and moderate for several upcoming industry events including the Tulsa Apartment Association, NMHC OpTech Conference and the Multifamily Conference Series Program throughout 2013.
About NOLATech Week: NOLATech Week is organized to bring together businesses and individuals at the forefront of innovation, technology, and culture. The week's events will showcase how the community is utilizing the city's economic growth to innovate across a myriad of disciplines. The schedule currently includes official Marquee Events (larger events that will serve as official registration and check-in points during the week) and a growing list of Featured Events created by local organizations. These events will include panels, discussions, speakers, meet-ups, demonstrations, social gatherings and more. For more information visit: www.NolaTechWeek.org
ABOUT 365 CONNECT: 365 Connect was founded in 2003 with an unwavering commitment to transforming how apartment communities market, lease, and retain residents. As a leading provider of award-winning technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry, we deliver a fully-integrated suite of comprehensive solutions that automate marketing, simplify transactions, and serve residents after the lease is signed. 365 Connect allows its clients infinite expansion, robust integrations, and the ability to revolutionize user experiences. Explore: www.365connect.com