Innovate Orlando brings together thought leaders from Orlando's emerging technology and business sectors. How are new technologies from Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Mixed Reality changing the game for companies at any stage in Gaming & Sports, Banking and Finance, Advertising, Marketing & PR, and Entertainment & Hospitality?

Gaming & Sports

Banking & Finance

The Changing Agency:Marketing & Advertising

Entertainment & Hospitality


  • 12:30PM - 1:00PM Registration & Check-in

  • 1:00PM - 1:10PM Welcome and Opening Remarks
    • Diane Court, Executive Director - Orlando Tech Association
    • Jim Thomas, Executive Director - Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce

  • 1:10PM - 2:00PM Gaming and Sports
    • Moderator: Jim Powell, Director of Technology, Purple Rock Scissors!
    • Panelist: Jack Elkins, Director of Innovation - Orlando Magic
    • Panelist: Renato Reis, CIO, Orlando City Soccer
    • Panelist: Richard Terrell, Founder VIrtually Invincible, Co-Founder Lightbulb Lab

  • 2:00PM - 2:50PM Banking and Investment
    • Moderator: Orrett Davis - Head of Growth, Abe.AI
    • Panelist: Chris Crockett, Senior Vice President, SunTrust
    • Panelist: Michael J O'Donnell, Executive Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Central Florida, Chairman - Co-Founder at Florida Angel Nexus
    • Panelist: Heather Gilletti, Account Manager, Edukate

  • 2:50PM - 3:00PM Break

  • 3:00PM - 3:50PM The Transitioning Agency - Marketing, Advertising, PR
    • Moderator: Carlos Carbonell, Founder and CEO, Echo Interaction Group
    • Panelist: Fawaz Zakir,Senior Business Divelopment Manager, Purple, Rock Scissors!
    • Panelist: Dina Magdovitz, Senior Account Executive at PAN Communications
    • Panelist: Scott Mann, Founder and Creative Director, High Forge
    • Panelist: Matt Masterson, Director of Brand Development, MoxĂ© Integrated Marketing

  • 3:50PM - 4:00PM Break

  • 4:00PM - 4:50PM Entertainment & Hospitality
    • Moderator: Necole Pynn, Development Manager, Electronic Arts
    • Panelist: Michael Molinari, Senior Manager, Strategic Innovation at Universal Orlando Resort
    • Panelist: Mark Novak, Executive Vice President and General Manager, TravelTab

  • 4:50PM - 5:00PM Closing Remarks
  • Orlando Economic Partnership 301E Pine Street, 9th Floor Orlando FL 32801

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Informulate Lean Software


Purple Rock Scissors


Florida Virtual School
Fatt Merchant
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