Thursday, June 20 @ 9:00 am
Henry Hays, a visionary CEO and co-founder of DisruptREADY, spearheads a cutting-edge business intelligence firm focusing on emerging technologies, specially Artificial Intelligence. His firm has built custom LLM solutions for the automobile, construction, education and banking industries. As an Adjunct Professor at LSU's Roger Ogden Honors College, he imparts his expertise by teaching courses on AI and LLMs, shaping the minds of future innovators. Globally sought after, he delivers keynote speeches on Disruptive Innovation and how to use AI. Before founding DisruptREADY, Hays played a pivotal role in developing the commercial facet of Avanir Pharmaceuticals, a company that was acquired for $3.5 billion in cash in 2014. His multifaceted experience and entrepreneurial leadership continue to fuel advancements in tech and business strategy.
Thursday, June 20 @ 10:00 am
The Rawls Group, President and CEO
David Ciambella, CFP® works with closely held business owners, family members, and executive management teams to address a myriad of family business succession planning issues and is a co-founder of the International Succession Planning Association®, an organization dedicated to providing professionals, business owners, and strategic partners access to a network of expertise, educational tools, and resources to enhance business longevity and value. A native of Philadelphia, David graduated from Rollins College in 1991 with a B.A. in Psychology. David enjoys spending time with his wife, children and friends at the beach, supporting his children in their various sporting activities, fishing and playing an occasional round of golf. David’s expertise with privately held and family-owned businesses is also shared throughout various industries. He is a frequent speaker and presenter for national organizations and contributes articles in publications that span industries including professional services, automotive and other franchise concepts.
Friday, June 21 @ 9:00 am
Global Director of Automotive Research, Bloomberg Intelligence
Kevin Tynan is the Global Director of Automotive Research for Bloomberg Intelligence since 2009. With 25 years of investment research experience, Mr. Tynan began his career as an equity analyst at Argus Research, covering the global automotive, auto parts and auto retailers industries. As a senior analyst, the "Financial Times/StarMine" ranked Mr. Tynan the top stock picker for the automobile parts segment in 2007. He was the No. 2 ranked automobile manufacturing sector stock picker according to "Forbes/StarMine" in 2004 and again in 2005. Mr. Tynan graduated from Saint Anselm College with a BS in business economics and is a member of the college's Athletic Hall of Fame. He received an MBA in finance from St. John's University.