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ATL Solutions Summit: Local Innovators Tackling Global Challenges  

November 9 at 8:00 am 10:00 am

(404) 377-7710

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151 Ellis St. NE
Atlanta, 30303 United States

Atlanta has become a hotbed for technology, a vibrant ecosystem benefiting from a cycle of growth, exit and reinvestment and amplified by a shining international reputation.

But to what end? Beyond building wealth for a few, how can what’s made in ATL positively impact citizens living here and around the globe? 

In a city known for both civil rights history and vast income inequality, answering these questions has taken on a new urgency of late. 

Join Global Atlanta and Atlanta International School at the downtown Atlanta headquarters of CARE for breakfast and a celebration of local companies launching globally applicable innovations that tackle some of society’s most intractable problems. 

In addition to an expert panel discussion over breakfast, we’ll hear from AIS students learning to commercialize their own innovations and launch a special Global Atlanta issue featuring Atlanta companies in the following arenas: 

  • Tackling the plastic crisis
  • Unlocking generosity
  • Energy generation and storage
  • Protecting kids online
  • Growing financial inclusion

Who should attend: 

  • Impact investors 
  • Ecosystem leaders
    Tech startups 
  • Professional service providers
  • Nonprofit leaders
  • Educators looking for industry partnerships

Featured Speakers:

Marsha Maxwell, Head of Technology, Innovation & Research at AIS

Dr Marsha Maxwell is a neuroscientist, teacher and technology specialist. With over twenty-three years of strategic, tactical and operational technology experience, Marsha creates innovative environments and applications that harness the power of new technology and neuroscience to enhance a teacher’s reach, better engage students and foster a culture of innovation in an organization. Her work has been used in projects for institutions as varied as NASA and Sony.

Her areas of specialization include data science, mixed reality, artificial intelligence, space exploration and machine learning. She holds a BS from Spelman College in Chemistry and an MS (Biology) and a PhD (Neuroscience) from the California Institute of Technology.

Jessica Starobinets, Program Manager for ReadyRemit, Brightwell

Jessica Starobinets has 10+ years of marketing, sales and account management experience. She gets a thrill out of finding innovative, data-driven solutions to challenging business problems.

After years in the marketing world, her love of problem solving led her to pursue a path in Operations. Jessica has never shied away from a new project and strives to be a valuable contributor in every role. She leads Brightwell’s ReadyRemit program.

Trip Barnes, Head of
Partnerships, Tickets for Good

Trip has 20 years of experience in education, hospitality, and technology. He’s enlivened by building long-term partnerships, developing strategic GTM processes, and delivering value-added solutions all while having a little bit of fun. 

Homegrown in Georgia and an active member of his West End neighborhood with his family, he believes the city to be a cradle of innovation while also preserving the fabric of who the city is and what it can be.

Titania Jordan, CMO and Chief Parent Officer, Bark Technologies

Titania Jordan is the CMO and Chief Parent Officer of Bark.us, an internet safety solution that helps parents and schools keep children safer across social media, text messaging, and email.

As the current host of Tech Connect, and former host of NBC Atlanta affiliate WXIA’s weekly television show Atlanta Tech Edge, Titania has the honor of covering the latest in tech news and talent across both the city and the globe.

In her early career, Titania started her own marketing consulting firm after gaining experience as an account executive with Lincoln Financial Media, working with clients like Whole Foods, Nikon, and Samsung to create campaigns targeting women in the Atlanta market.

Past roles also include serving as the CMO of KidsLink, co-founder and CMO of PRIVET, and Executive Director of Band of Coders Girls Academy.

Titania is the co-author of “Parenting in a Tech World” – offering practical tips, real-world advice from fellow parents, and helpful exercises to walk caregivers through how to nurture a healthy relationship between kids and technology.

Kathleen Williams, Head of Product, Charityvest

Kathleen believes that the world is full of solvable problems that are waiting to be tackled. As a product leader, she helps ask the right questions to reach valuable insights that become part of the solution.

CharityVest was founded in 2016 on the belief that generosity doesn’t have to be hard and should be an enjoyable experience. The platform offers individuals and employees tax-deductible giving accounts, making it simple for everyone to be generous.

Trey Jarrard, Co-Founder and CEO, Renewvia Energy Corporation

Trey Jarrard is an accomplished entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in private equity, project finance, digital distribution of entertainment products, and renewable energy. He founded Renewvia Energy in 2008 to develop solar power systems in financeable favorable regions across the United States. Under his leadership, the company expanded internationally in 2013 to develop utility-scale solar in Uruguay and then, hybrid and standalone solar photovoltaic and battery-powered microgrids in the Marianas Islands in 2016, Kenya in 2017 and Nigeria in 2018. Today, Renewvia operates under an expanded mission not only to add value to its U.S. clients, but also to improve the quality of life for people in power challenged areas globally while providing above market returns for investors. Creating subsidiaries in Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Uganda, Renewvia is particularly focused on sub-Saharan Africa, where the access to energy challenge is the greatest and where Renewvia’s Rural Microgrid Development and Operation Model has the greatest potential to generate sustainable impact and return on investment.