Jacob Cotton

Erin Smith Speakers

Jacob Cotton, raised in Walker, Louisiana, graduated with a BFA in Communication Design and a BFA in Studio Art from Louisiana Tech University in 2007 and would attain his MFA in Communication Design from LaTech in 2010. His accolades from college include serving as president of both the Student Art Guild and the Design Society, being featured as a student …

Brent Latin

Erin Smith Speakers

Brent Latin is the President/CEO of Young Professionals Entertainment (YPE), a Media, Marketing, and Entertainment company located in downtown Shreveport, Louisiana. The company also functions as a professional recording studio where many local and regional artists record. A talented musician that plays several instruments, Brent has performed with various artists from across the country. In 2013, YPE was named Small …

Jill Macchiaverna

Erin Smith Speakers

Jill Macchiaverna is the Director of Community Development at Exaptive, Inc. Ms. Macchiaverna researches to find industries and organizations that would find value in being part of the Exaptive community, creates educational videos, articles, and interactive content to engage the Exaptive community, and channels customer feedback to developers and engineers to ensure customer success. She administers a grant-funded research project …

Devin O’Bryan

Danielle Richard Speakers

Devin O’Bryan is a designer-educator with an eye for talent and a heart for cultivating that talent. For nearly 5 years, he has been co-creating within IBM IoT, IBM Corporate HR , and IBM Design’s global education efforts with programs like IBM’s Design Bootcamp Experiences, IBM Designweek events, as well as building and maintaining the intensive, award-winning Maelstrom internship program …