The 2016 Silicon Bayou 100: Group 1

The 2016 Silicon Bayou 100 is the sixth annual list of the 100 most influential and active people in tech and entrepreneurship in Louisiana. The list is compiled by you, the community, through an anonymous nomination process.

Over the next two weeks we will be sharing the bios of each of the 100 in alphabetical order. Meet group 1 below:

Aaron Dirks

Aaron is Chairman and co-founder of PosiGen, which provides solar power and energy efficiency services to homeowners in Louisiana, New York and Connecticut. He is also a “parallel entrepreneur,” trying to become more of a serial entrepreneur through his other ventures such as LiveryCar, a hybrid solutions provider and transportation company, and Joieful, a social platform connecting people to more meaningful experiences and recording more richly their travel in life. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Aaron Miscenich

As President of the New Orleans BioInnovation Center (NOBIC), Aaron brought the vision of a biotechnology incubator in New Orleans from concept to reality. For over a decade, he has worked to bring the 66,000 square foot to house tenants ranging from bio-fuel manufacturing to genetic testing. He is also the Executive Director of the Louisiana Cancer Research Center. On LinkedIn.

Adele Tiblier

Adele is the former VP of Marketing at Turbosquid and current organizer for the city’s largest tech meetup group, Net2NO. She is now director of marketing at local tech company zlien. Adele brings an extensive background in search engine optimization, online marketing and promotion from over a decade of experience in the Internet industry. Her knowledge and expertise of online marketing has served the tourism, technology, retail and nonprofit sectors, among others.  On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Alba Huddleston

As a former industrial engineer, Alba is now heavily involved in the New Orleans tech scene through her work with New Orleans Women in Technology (WIT) and the local maker movement. She was a finalists for the 2016 Ada Lovelace Awards, an annual event hosted by LookFar that recognizes the achievements of women in tech. On Twitter.

Alex Reed

Alex has worked for the past three years to build Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies, Inc. (APMT), and has dedicated much of what remains of his free time to mentoring Tulane students on technology entrepreneurship. APMT develops, manufactures and distributes products and services for the real time monitoring and control of polymer reactions across all synthetic and natural polymer sectors from R&D through high volume industrial production. On LinkedIn.

Allen Square

Over the last couple years, Allen has been the CEO of Square Button, a company that leverages exceptional analytical capability and project management to assist clients and client projects achieve their full potential. Previous roles include Chief Technology & Innovation Office at PosiGen as well as the CIO at the City of New Orleans. On Twitter. On LinkedIn.

Amith Nagarajan

Amith has been the Chairman and CEO of Aptify for more than 20 years. The company provides enterprise-level membership software and association management software, services, and strategies. He is also Chairman of the Board at, a spin off company from Aptify, along with Grit Marketing, and Association Success. On Twitter. On LinkedIn.

Andrea Chen

As the Executive Director of Propeller, Andrea has helped empower social entrepreneurs through strategic management and assistance for the past five years. She was a consultant and sat on the board of a number of organizations including the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools and the Greater New Orleans Writing Project. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Angie Scott

Angie is Co-founder of New Orleans-based Search Influence, which helps businesses grow online through search engine optimization (SEO), online advertising, social media marketing, and a full-range of online marketing services. The company just celebrated its 10 year anniversary. On LinkedIn.

Barrett Conrad

Barrett (previously featured on All About You) is a software developer and the founder of mobile gaming company Red Ticket Games.  Barrett also owns software development shop of Cotingasoft that launched an iPad-only app called Routine that allows users to track regular repetitive activities. He’s also the organizer of GNOCODE, a monthly developer meetup group. On LinkedIn.On Twitter.

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