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Welcome to the . 9 th Annual Membership Meeting February 2, 2012 – Baton Rouge. THANK YOU!!. Your support has been invaluable! You help us realize our goal of making Louisiana The #1 Technology State in the Country (and we are getting closer every day).

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welcome to the

Welcome to the

9th Annual Membership Meeting

February 2, 2012 – Baton Rouge

thank you

Your support has been invaluable! You help us realize our goal of making Louisiana

The #1 Technology State

in the Country

(and we are getting closer every day)

2011 ltc sponsors
2011 LTC Sponsors
  • Alcatel Lucent
  • Amedisys
  • Antares Technology Solutions
  • AV Solutions
  • AXI Education Solutions
  • Baton Rouge Business Report
  • Boeing Company
  • C & A Associates
  • Carver Darden Law Firm
  • CDW
  • Charter Business
  • CMA Technology Solutions
  • Committee of 100
  • ComTec Information Systems
  • CommTech Industries
2011 ltc sponsors1
2011 LTC Sponsors
  • Cox Business
  • Cox Louisiana
  • Dell, Inc.
  • Digital Forensic Solutions
  • E.J. Ourso College of Business (LSU)
  • Entergy
  • Espion International
  • FirstCall Network
  • GCR and Associates
  • Geocent
  • Global Data Systems
  • Gulf Coast Government Contractors Association
  • Gulf South Business Systems and Consultants
  • InfiniEDGE Software Solutions
2011 ltc sponsors2
2011 LTC Sponsors
  • Innovative Strategic Advanced Systems
  • ITT Technical Institute: St. Rose
  • IConvergence
  • Jacob’s Technology
  • Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
  • Jones Walker Law Firm
  • Level 3
  • Louisiana Digital Gaming Initiative, Inc. (LDGI)
  • New Horizons Computer Learning Center
  • New Orleans Convention Company
  • PMOLink
  • QinetiQ North America
  • South Coast Angel Fund
2011 ltc sponsors3
2011 LTC Sponsors

Sparkhound, Inc.


SusCo Solutions, LLC

Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

Technology Professionals of Houma

TRCG Advisors

University of New Orleans


Verizon Wireless

Whitney National Bank

ltc locations
LTC Locations

Baton Rouge

6867 Bluebonnet Blvd

2nd Floor

Baton Rouge, LA 70810

(225) 289-4559 (v)

New Orleans

1215 Prytania Street

Suite 301

New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 304-2910 (v)

(504) 304-2905 (f)

ltc structure staff
LTC Structure & Staff

Mark Lewis


Jaclyn Craddock

Sr. VP

Member Services


Mary Taurman

Sr. VP

Program Services

Kaitlyn Flannery


Until 2/14/12

ltc special support
LTC Special Support

Special thanks to the following

companies for their support:

InfiniEdge Software Peer Partners

(Website Hosting) (Newsletter Development)

Gulf South Business Interactive e-Solutions

Systems & Consultants (Phone/Internet Services)

(Administrative Support)

ltc board of directors
LTC Board of Directors

Louis LaCour: Adams and Reese, LLP

Doug Mader: Entergy

Charlie McMahon: Tulane University

Clyde McShan: FMSI/Senior Consultant

Ralph Melian: Antares Technology Solutions

Pam Meyer: University of New Orleans

Charles Nelson: Waldemar Nelson

Michael Olivier: Committee of 100

Ned Peak: Millennium Port Authority

Lee Pryor: Portico Learning Solutions

Erich Rapp: Kean Miller et al Law Firm

Chris Reade: Carrollton Technology Partners

Robert Shreve: Gulf South Business Systems

Richard Shurley: The Advocate

Craig Spohn: Cyber Innovation Center

Patrick Taylor: Benefit Planning Group

Patrick Thompson: Amedisys

Clif Triplet: Baker Hughes

Czarina Walker: InfiniEdge Software

Dennis Walsh: General Motors

John Zachary: University of LA at Lafayette

Raymond Areaux: Carver Darden et al Law Firm

James Bassich: Avery Island Technologies

Ray Bellant: eVenture Technologies, LLC

Todd Bouillion: GCR & Associates

Bill Bradley: CenturyLink

Arianne Brennan: Strategic Staffing Solutions

Barry Burns: Capital One

Ruark Chick: Jones Walker Law Firm

George Coffin: QinetiQ

Ed Comeaux: E S & H (Houma)

Darryl d’Aquin: CommTech Industries

Bonnie Denson: AT&T

Bob Fudickar: Louisiana Economic Development

Torrie Hebert: Geocent

Dan Henderson: Consultant

Geoff Hingle: PMOLink, Inc.

Stan Jordan: NOLA Computer Services

John Kelly, III: Model Software

Leigh King: Cox Business

Richard Koubek: LSU College of Engineering

Ed Krause: CSC

Olin Kropog: Wechem

ltc board of directors1
LTC Board of Directors



FOR 2012

executive board
Executive Board

Chairman – Mike Olivier (Committee of 100)

Vice Chairman – Robert Shreve (Gulf South Business Systems)

Treasurer – Ed Comeaux (ES & H)

Secretary – Louie LaCour (Adams & Reese, LLP)


  • Academic Committee: OPEN
  • Events and Programs Committee: Darryl d’Aquin (CommTech Industries)
  • Finance: Ed Comeaux (ES & H)
  • Grant and Fund Development Committee: Ray Areaux (Carver Darden)
  • Membership Committee: Ruark Chick (Jones Walker)
  • Technologies Committee: Dr. Richard Koubek (LSU – College of Engineering)
grant fund development committee
Grant & Fund Development Committee

The mission of the Grant & Fund Development Committee is to identify and develop programs of giving and grants to fund LTC strategic initiatives. Focus areas include Private Grants, Annual Gala, Special Programs, Government Grants and Finance Endowments.

Chairman: Raymond Areaux – Carver Darden Law Firm

Patrick Taylor – Benefit Planning Group

Darryl d’Aquin – CommTech Industries

Ed Comeaux – E S&H

Louise Saenz

Bob Fudickar, LED

(Committee seeking additional volunteers)

events programs committee
Events & Programs Committee

The mission of the Events & Programs Committee is to identify, evaluate, prioritize, plan and implement programs and events which will most effectively and efficiently meet the goals of LTC and will elevate the public perception of Louisiana’s technology successes, opportunities and issues and increasing positive awareness of the LTC.

Chairman: Darryl d’Aquin – CommTech Industries

Pamela Courville – ITT Technical Institute: St. Rose

Frank Dixon – TIZM Online Fundraising

Ralph Melian – Antares Technology Solutions

Pam Meyer – UNO

Eliel Oliveira – LA Cancer Research Consortium

Chris Reade – Carrollton Technology Partners

Joshua Teixidor – New Horizons Computer Learning Center of New Orleans

Laura Thomas – Antares Technology Solutions

Czarina Walker – InfiniEdge Software

finance committee
Finance Committee

The mission of the Finance Committee is to oversee the accounting, finance, legal and compensation activities of the organization to insure proper record keeping, adequate funding, reasonable compensation of staff, and compliance with laws and regulations applicable while protecting the assets of the organization and managing risk.

Chairman: Ed Comeaux – E S & H

Ray Bellant – eVenture Technologies, LLC

Ed Krause – CSC

Olin Kropog – Wechem

Louie LaCour – Adams & Reese, LLP

Clyde McShan – Finance Management Services, Inc.

Erich Rapp – Kean Miller Law Firm

membership committee
Membership Committee

The mission of the Membership Committee is to provide support and leadership to LTC staff assuring the successful development of membership recruitment and retention efforts as well as specific and targeted membership development campaigns to increase size and demographic.

Chairman: Ruark Chick – Jones Walker Law Firm

Meghan Bergeron – Microsoft LA Premier Services Division

Adam Bermudez – Worknet Staffing Services

Arianne Brennan – Strategic Staffing Solutions

Bonnie Denson – AT&T Consumer & Mobility

Don Engler – Wegmann Dazet & Company

Geoff Hingle – PMOLink

Emily Parratt – Sheer Technology, LLC

Lee Pryor – Portico Learning Solutions

Rob Wollfarth – Baker Donelson

Jamie Ziglar – Fogo Data Centers

technologies committee
Technologies Committee

The mission of the Technologies Committee is to promote the development and integration of technologies that provide Louisiana companies a competitive advantage in their respective marketplace.

Chairman: Dr. Richard Koubek – LSU College of Engineering

Kristy Anthony – LSU Continuing Studies

James Bassich – Avery Island Technologies

Barry Burns – Capital One

Beau Button – Archon Information Systems

George Coffin – QinetiQ North America

James Davis – Capella University

Bill Ellison – MD Technologies

Geoff Hingle – PMOLink

Leigh King – Cox Business

Kim Lambert – EMCO Technologies, Inc.

Douglas Madar - Entergy

Ronald Mays, Jr. – LA Air National Guard

Charlie McMahon – Tulane University

Charles Nelson – Waldemar S. Nelson

Edward Peak – Marine Forces Reserve

Jeff Pellegrin – LDGI

Jeremy Roth – The Bayou Companies

Richard Shurley – The Advocate

Matt Slack – AV Solutions

Melissa Stafford – LSU Continuing Education

Thad Vorozilchak – TIBCO Software

academic committee
Academic Committee

The mission of the Academic Committee is to develop and sustain constructive interactions between Louisiana’s academic, research and technology companies to promote greater workforce opportunities and sharing of research innovations.

Chairman: OPEN

Mike Beutner – University of LA at Monroe

Todd Bouillion – GCR & Associates

Bill Bradley – CenturyLink

Kevin Carman – LSU

Chriss Cazayoux – Toolwire, Inc.

James Davis – Capella University

Paul Jones – Microsoft

Aundrea Kloor – UNO

Kelly Rusch – LSU

Tim Sullivan – River Parishes Community College

John Zachary, UL Lafayette

special interest groups
Special Interest Groups
  • Capital Access Clayton White & Choose Taurman (South Coast Angel Fund)/Ray Areaux
  • CIO Roundtable Don James (Carver Darden)
  • Homeland Security Daryl Pfief (Digital Forensics)
  • Healthcare Ed Vicknair (Vicknair & Assoc.)
  • Legal Lindsey Roussel (AV Solutions)
  • Networking Steve Gorman (Charter Business)

Note: LTC is open to new ideas or suggestions concerning existing SIGs or creation of new SIGs based on member needs

ltc member statistics
LTC Member Statistics

2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Member Companies 297 221 232 241 248 263

Individual Members 902 633 798 1,041 1,398 1,507

Web Sessions 4,360 5,384 6,214 7,280 - 10,855

(monthly website views)

As of January 30th: 270 member companies

new ltc members for 2011
New LTC Members for 2011

Tulane: Mississippi Campus

8th Air Force, Barksdale


C & A Associates


Sunconomy Solutions

Mercury IS / Digital Legal

Liquid Ventures

Crescent Bank & Trust


Northwestern State University

M and S Technologies



Calcasieu Parish Police Jury


Sheer Technology

TRCG Advisors

Com One Communications

Metroscape, LLC


Capella University

Turner Industries

Baldwin Haspel


Total Systems

Ron Marlow

Worknet Staffing


Mississippi College – Students

Espion International

Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court

Crais Management Group

Decon FX

new ltc members for 20111
New LTC Members for 2011

WeStream Technologies

Academy of Interactive Enter.

LA Cancer Research Center



Presidio Network Solutions

Crescent Guardian

TIZM Online Fundraising



Bayou Companies

TIBCO Software


Mauti Meredith Properties


Vicknair Benefit Services

New Orleans Convention Company


LSU Heath Care Services

American Research Clearing Corp




Noble Plastics

Louisiana Business and Industry (LABI)

LSU College of Engineering

Microsoft – LA Premier Services

Fogo Datacenter

The Sound Source


Southern Cabling

Danos & Curole

Computer Exodus

2011 signature events
2011 Signature Events
  • January 26: 7th Annual Membership Meeting (2)
  • April 15: 10th Annual Homeland Security Event
  • April 27 & 29th: 7th Annual Membership Appreciation Crawfish Boil (2)
  • June 29: 3rd Annual Governor’s Technology Awards
  • July 12, 19 & 26: 2nd Annual Tech Road Show
  • August 26: 7th Annual National CIO/CTO Forum
  • October 10: 7th Annual LTC Golf Classic
  • December 13: 12th Annual Holiday Party
2011 special events programs
2011 Special Events/Programs
  • SBIR Conference: 1stNational SBIR conference
  • Networking Events: Monthly on the Northshore and periodically in New Orleans and Baton Rouge
  • Executive Connect: Launched in Atlanta 2011 by the Technology Association of Georgia
  • Social Media: Facebook – facebook.com/LaTechCouncil

Twitter - @LaTechCouncil

LinkedIn – Louisiana Technology Council

  • YourMembership.com: LTC launches new implements new interactive database/website
2011 partnerships
2011 Partnerships
  • Louisiana Economic Development (LED)
  • Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO)
  • Baton Rouge Business Report
  • Chambers of Commerce (Bossier,BR, NOLA, Houma-Terrebonne, Jefferson, Lafayette, Greater Shreveport, East/West St. Tammany
  • Gulf Coast Government Contractors Association (GCGCA)
  • Louisiana Digital Gaming Initiative (LDGI)
  • Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE)
  • Founding Board Member of Louisiana Connections Academy
  • Executive Connections (Baton Rouge and New Orleans)
  • World Trade Center of Louisiana
  • Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI)
  • Technology Associations of North America (TECNA)
  • Technology Association of Georgia
  • New Orleans Conventions Company
ltc mission vision statement
LTC Mission/Vision Statement

“The LTC is the premier advocate for the advancement of both existing and emerging technologies across all industry sectors in the state of Louisiana. The LTC provides value to its stakeholders by serving as the primary resource for the strategic direction of the state's technology agenda, including industry-university interactions, workforce development, educational programs, networking connections and the global promotion of Louisiana's rich technological environment.”

ltc membership benefits
LTC Membership Benefits
  • Connect with an exclusive network of peers and decision makers
  • Invaluable professional recognition and visibility
  • Educational opportunities
  • Sponsorship and marketing opportunities
  • LTC Directory Listing (15,000+ printed/distributed state-wide and updated online year-round – April/May 2012)
  • Post news in bi-weekly Tech Talk Newsletter (post press releases, events, jobs, etc.) – emailed to 7,000+ recipients
  • Access to free online job postings and résumé database search
  • Opportunities to participate in LTC Committees and Special Interest Groups
  • Meet people that you can do business with; CREATE LEADS!
investment marketing opportunities
Investment/Marketing Opportunities
  • LTC Website
  • Tech Talk Newsletter
  • Membership Directory Ads
  • Hire LA Heroes
  • Executive Connect
  • CIO/CEO Forum
  • Tech Tuesdays
  • Tech Road Show
  • Executive Luncheons
  • Homeland Security
  • LTC Golf Classic
  • Innovation U
  • eWARDS/Governor’s Awards

and much more . . . .

2012 annual sponsorship packages
2012 Annual Sponsorship Packages

Titanium Partner Package - $25,000, includes:

Sponsor of the Month: ($12,000) – Sponsorship of every event, program and initiative provided by the LTC during the chosen month which includes signature event, two Tech Talk newsletters (to 7,000+ email addresses), LTC Website Homepage, company logo on all events and emails from LTC employees, company sponsorship of LTC voice mail, opportunity to appear on WWL TV’s Digital Gumbo with Mark Lewis, plus:

  • 1 Additional Signature Sponsorship ($6,000)
  • 2 Supporting Sponsorships of LTC Signature events ($6,000)
  • 2 Month sponsorship of Executive Connect Website Auction ($700)
  • 1 Additional Tech Tuesday Sponsorship ($2,500)
  • 2 Additional Tech Talk Newsletter Sponsorship ($790)
  • 6 Additional month sponsorships of LTC Web site ($3,600)
  • Network Server sponsor of LTC Golf event: ($3,000)
  • Listing on LTC Web site as premier Titanium Partner for 2012Payment for Titanium sponsorship can be made quarterly

Total Value Individually: $35,590


Platinum Partner Package - $15,000, includes:

  • 1 Signature Sponsorship ($6,000)
  • 2 Supporting Sponsorships of LTC Signature events ($6,000)
  • 1 Month sponsorship of Executive Connect Website Auction ($350)
  • 1 Tech Tuesday Sponsorship ($2,500)
  • 2 Tech Talk Newsletter Sponsorships ($790)
  • 4 month sponsorship of LTC Web site ($2,400)
  • PC sponsor of LTC Golf event: ($1,500)
  • 1 Table sponsorship at LTC Signature event ($800)
  • Listing on LTC Web site as Premier Platinum Partner for 2012

Payment for Platinum sponsorship can be made quarterly

Total Value Individually: $20,340


Gold Partner Package - $10,000, includes:

  • 1 Signature Sponsorship ($6,000)
  • 1 Supporting Sponsorships of LTC Signature events ($3,000)
  • 1 Month sponsorship of Executive Connect Website Auction ($350)
  • 2 Tech Talk Newsletter Sponsorships ($790)
  • 2 month sponsorship of LTC Web site ($1,200)
  • 1 Table sponsorship at LTC Signature event ($800)
  • PC sponsor of LTC Golf event ($1,500)
  • Listing on LTC Web site as Gold Partner for 2012

Payment for Gold sponsorship can be made quarterly

Total Value Individually: $13,640


Silver Partner Package - $5,000, includes:

  • 1 Supporting Sponsorship of LTC event ($3,000)
  • 1 Month sponsorship of Executive Connect Website Auction ($350)
  • 2 Tech Talk Newsletter Sponsorships ($790)
  • 1 month sponsorship of LTC Web site ($600)
  • 1 Table sponsorship at Signature event ($800)
  • PC sponsor of LTC Golf event ($1,500)
  • Listing on LTC Web site as Silver Partner for 2012

Payment for Silver sponsorship can be made quarterly

Total Value Individually: $7,040


Business Partner Package - $1,000, includes:

  • 2 Tech Talk Newsletter Sponsorships ($790)
  • (1) Table sponsorship at LTC Signature event ($800
  • Listing on LTC Web site as Business Partner for 2012

Total Value Individually: $1,590

our 2012 committed annual sponsors
Our 2012 Committed Annual Sponsors!


Gold: Charter Business

Silver: CommTech Industries


Contact us for a great marketing

opportunity available to your firm!

benefits of marketing investment
Benefits of Marketing Investment
  • Banner and display table at the event
  • Email promotion of the event to over 7,000+ email subscribers
  • Email promotion through our partner organizations
  • Press release to local publications and news outlets
  • Firm presentation
  • Listing of sponsorship on the LTC web portal
  • Complete contact list of all attendees
  • Special meeting with event speaker (if applicable)

and more . . . . .

2012 goals initiatives
2012 Goals/Initiatives
  • 315 Member Companies
  • Fundraising/Investor Campaign
  • Continue expansion across the state
  • More training/education events (Innovation U, Bizology etc.)
  • Louisiana Technology Assets Publication
  • National Launch of Executive Connect
  • Fenway Group initiative
  • Technology Road Show – Mississippi
  • Statewide Technology Skills Census Survey
2012 signature events
2012 Signature Events
  • January 18: CIO Roundtable (BR) > Quarterly
  • February 2: 8th Annual Membership Meeting (BR)
  • March 8:Hire Louisiana Heroes FUNraiser
  • April 20:11th Annual Homeland Security Event
  • May eWARDS 4 Region Tour
  • June: 4th Annual Governor’s Technology Awards
  • June 29th: Bizology Expo with the Bossier City Chamber
  • July: 3rd Annual Tech Road Show (4 cities)
  • August 24: 8th Annual National CIO/CEO Forum
  • October 29: 8th Annual Golf Classic (Baton Rouge)
  • November: Innovation U!
  • December: 13th Annual Holiday Dinner
2012 other activities
2012 Other Activities
  • Educational Series with the Houma Terrebonne Chamber
  • Northshore Networking Sponsored by Charter Communications
  • Special Interest Group Meetings
    • CIO Roundtable
    • Homeland Security
    • Capital Access
    • Networking
    • Healthcare
  • Tech Tuesdays
  • Night @ the Zephyrs
  • Motorcross Speedway Networking
  • WWL TV’s Digital Gumbo
how can you help the ltc
How Can you Help the LTC
  • If not a member, join us!
  • Join a committee and attend our events!
  • Offer ideas for events and resources
  • Recommend us to others
  • Become an LTC Ambassador
  • Volunteers and Interns
  • Sponsor an LTC event
  • Administrative support help
how far louisiana has come in technology
How far Louisiana has come in technology!

Technology Employment Ranking

in USA (out of 50 states)

2007: 49th

2008: 47th

2009: 40th

2010: 32nd

Statistics courtesy of Tech America – CyberStates October 2011

New Orleans #1 in the country in information technology job growth in 2010; Shreveport/Bossier City #3

get the most out of your membership
Get the Most Out of YOUR Membership

Take advantage of our EVENTS/PROGRAMS - ATTEND

Participate in or suggest new SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

List your organization in the LTC DIRECTORY (and update frequently)


Post JOBS/RESUMES on the LTC Website

Submit information for the TECH TALK NEWSLETTER

Tell us what you need,

who you want to connect with

and how we can help!

summary conclusion
  • LTC is for YOU!! Take advantage of the opportunities to participate! JOIN TODAY!
  • Build on LTC’s success = increased economic development which in turn = growth for your business!
  • Help us build strong partnerships and relationships across the State of Louisiana
Q & A




2011 sponsor recognition
2011 Sponsor Recognition

Business Partners

Corporate Partners

Premier Corporate Partners

Premier Enterprise Partners

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2011 Business


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Gulf Coast Government Contractors Association (GCGCA)

2011 sponsor recognition4
2011 Sponsor Recognition

InfiniEdge Software

2011 sponsor recognition5
2011 Sponsor Recognition

2011 Corporate


2011 sponsor recognition6
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CommTech Industries

2011 sponsor recognition7
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CMA Technology Solutions

2011 sponsor recognition8
2011 Sponsor Recognition

Level 3 Communications

2011 sponsor recognition9
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2011 Premier

Corporate Partners

2011 sponsor recognition10
2011 Sponsor Recognition

Charter Business

2011 sponsor recognition13
2011 Sponsor Recognition

Whitney National Bank

2011 sponsor recognition14
2011 Sponsor Recognition

The LTC’s Premier

Enterprise Partners

For 2011

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2011 Sponsor Recognition

Gulf South Business Systems


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!Please see Jaclyn regarding membership or Mary to learn more about events and sponsorship!EMAIL OR CALL ON US ANYTIME!

Mark Lewismlewis@ltc-la.org

Mary Taurmanmtaurman@ltc-la.org

Kaitlyn Flannerykflannery@ltc-la.org

Jaclyn Craddockjcraddock@ltc-la.org

(225) 289-4559 or (504) 304-2910