Innovation Enterprise Plans AI Forum for January 26th

Louisiana Tech University’s Innovation Enterprise will host a forum focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) on January 26 at 3:00 PM in the University Hall conference room and online. The event is sponsored by CenturyNext Bank.

IE logoThe forum will focus on AI, its impact, applications, ethics, industry and impact on the human experience. The panelists are:

  • Former DataRobot CEO Dan Wright
  • DataRobot’s former VP of Strategy Ken McCord
  • Peter Smart, Designer and Chief Experience Officer at Fantasy
  • Patrick Horne, CG/Character Supervisor at FuseFX

Louisiana Tech’s chief innovation officer, Dr. “This forum will provide a platform for attendees to engage in thought-provoking discussions and exchange ideas about the potential benefits and challenges of AI,” said Davy Norris. “It will also provide an opportunity for attendees to network with industry leaders and experts in AI. Open dialogue and education on the subject is critical to understanding and shaping the responsible development of AI.”

Wright said she was excited about the opportunity to discuss the topic with students and community members.

“AI is transforming every aspect of the way we live and work, including art and culture,” said Wright. “Through conversations like the ones we will have at Louisiana Tech, we can help ensure that this technology is used for good and benefits the greatest number of people in the state and around the world.”

“Innovation is central to Louisiana Tech’s culture and brand,” said Norris. “Thanks to our sponsors from CenturyNext Bank, this innovation forum will add an attractive new venue to foster discussion and collaboration at the intersection of sectors focused on the enormous challenges and opportunities of our time.”

This event is free and open to the public. Register here to attend the online event. For more information, please contact Hannah Bustamante at

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