The 2014 Silicon Bayou 100: Group 4


Dr. James B. Davis

James is the chief technology officer of Health Engagements, LLC, a Baton Rouge based software firm that develops mobile and web-based applications to assist children with chronic diseases manage their illness.  Previously, James was the CTO of Peoplenetz, LLC in Austin where he led the development of a portfolio of business analytic applications. He is also currently an adjunct professor at LSU. On LinkedIn.

Dr. Vinod Nair

As a local cardiologist and computer programmer, Vinod is working to help revolutionize his industry.  He recently developed groundbreaking software for cardiologists that streamlines their work and reduces human error, as well as saves time and money for everyone. His system recently earned Meaningful Use Stage 2 certification and is now being integrated at clinics and hospital. On LinkedIn.

Earl Robinson

Earl relocated from Atlanta with his family to take on the role of president at PowerMoves.NOLA, an event that took place over the summer to showcase some of the top minority entrepreneurs from around the country in a series of pitch competitions. He is also an advisory board member of and partner of RLMcCall Capital, a private equity firm focused on investments in the media, technology, oil & gas and general industrials sectors, which he relocated to New Orleans. On Twitter.

Eric Bernstein

While Eric still floats between Detroit and New Orleans, he is committed to launching his company Werkly, on the Silicon Bayou. Werkly is an online community marketplace where you can find, hire, and pay local skilled and unskilled labor. Eric is a project manager from Brooklyn, with over 10 years experience in fabrication and design for fashion, music and art events. In 2012, he realized that there was no modern web solution for his community of workers (i.e., craftsmen, artists, builders, movers, stylists, engineers, etc) and Werkly was born. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Eric Normand

Eric is a New Orleans-based developer known around town for his involvement in many projects, including running NoFun meetups (functional programming) before the weekly hack nights held in town. He is currently the chief technology officer at both Second Chance Technologies and the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. On Twitter. On LinkedIn.

Felipe Massa

Felipe has helped advance the Entrepreneurship program at Loyola since he came on board in 2012. He has worked on the development of an entrepreneurship curriculum that connects students at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level with community projects integrating Idea Village, Propeller, and LSBDC programs directly into the student experience. He has also been a judge at Startup Weekend and PitchNOLA.  On LinkedIn.

Gerard Ramos

Gerard is well-versed in product design and development, application architecture, e-commerce, internet marketing and mobile and web development. He is the founder of Revelry Labs, a group of software and product engineers based in New Orleans, LA focused on web, mobile and enterprise software development. Prior to that, he started Unawkward, a social network for meeting new people around local experiences. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Golden Richard

Golden runs the Information Assurance program within the Computer Science department at UNO. His former students have also founded their own local companies including 504ensics Labs. He is also active within the local technology community by teaching computer forensics skills to local and state law enforcement, giving lectures on information security and computer forensics to a wide range of professional audiences, and helping to grow the NolaSec community. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Gregory Kallenberg

Gregory is the man behind the Louisiana Startup Prize, awarding $50,000 in cash and services to the top participating startup company. The Shreveport event attracted over 90 startups from several states during its first event. He is also the executive director  of the Film Prize Foundation, a film competition that has earned national recognition and is a robust generator to the creative economy in the area. On LinkedIn.

Gus Murillo

Gus is one of two members of the Big Fish Presentations team that made the Silicon Bayou 100. He is the president and COO of the Baton Rouge company, which helps organizations turn their presentations into experiences. Big Fish’s founder Kenny Nguyen calls Gus a hard working individual that is responsible, loyal, and hungry for success. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

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