Transforming Business in the Digital Age


In an increasingly digital world, businesses are seeking new ways to solve traditional problems. Join Tech Talent South for our panel of industry experts where we will explore the power of digital transformation and the roles that make it possible.

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Neel Sus, CEO & Founder of Susco Solutions
Neel Sus is the founder and CEO of Susco Solutions, a local tech firm that creates intuitive software for high-growth, people-centric businesses and organizations. Neel began his career as an engineer at Avondale Shipyards in 1999 before transferring to the Project Finance Group in 2002. Because all work orders were written by hand at that time, Neel taught himself programming to create the first electronic work order system in Avondale history. In January 2005, he started Susco Solutions part-time while still working at Avondale. A year and a half later, he left Avondale to pursue Susco full-time, committing himself to being part of the regional revitalization post-Katrina. Susco became one of the first three firms in Louisiana to develop an application for the iPhone. Over the last five years, Susco has become a market leader for internal business software development, legacy systems conversions, mobile workforce applications, Salesforce implementations and commercial mobile apps. In August 2007, Neel became the first participant in the Entrepreneur Organization's accelerator program, which helps businesses get from $250,000 to over $1 million in revenue. He was a founding member of net2no, a charter member of the GNO Inc. NextGen Council and a past president of the American Association of Indian Professionals. Neel has won multiple awards since Susco's inception, including Innovator of the Year (New Orleans CityBusiness), 40 Under 40 (Gambit Magazine), and Silicon Bayou 100 Most Influential People (Silicon Bayou).

Valerie A Lowe, President of Optimus Change Management and Business Transformation Consultant
Valerie is a New Orleans native who left in her 20s and returned in her 40s to her darlin’ New Orleans. Like many of life’s explorers, she sought opportunities and adventures elsewhere, gaining experience, skills and education. This year, Valerie launched Optimus Change Management, LLC, a consultancy in transformation strategy, after 15 years of organizational change management experience with defense contractor Northrop Grumman. She holds two certifications in change management, and specializes in helping organizations and their people adopt technical changes.

Terrell Boynton, Director & General Manager of the New Orleans Digital Transformation Center at DXC

Christopher Reade, President at LookFar, Club Discovery and Carrollton Enterprise Services

*Full list of panelists TBA!