The 2018 Silicon Bayou 100: Group 6

The 2018 Silicon Bayou 100 is the annual list of the 100 most influential and active people in tech and entrepreneurship in Louisiana over the last year. The list is compiled by the community through an anonymous nomination process.

Over the next week we will be sharing the bios of each of the 100 in alphabetical order. View the full Silicon Bayou 100 here and meet group 6 below.

Kate Yoo McCrery

Kate is the Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Community Development at Loyola University New Orleans College of Business, as well as an assistant professor in entrepreneurship. Prior to that she worked for world’s first peer-selected investment fund, Village Capital, as the global communications director in Washington, D.C. On LinkedIn.

Kenneth Purcell

Kenneth is the founder and CEO of iSeatz, a company providing integrated transaction and booking engines to travel providers worldwide. The company has working with clients including Air Canada, Amtrak, CitiBank, Delta Air Lines, KLM, MasterCard and Northwest Airlines. iSeatz presence in New Orleans directly results in an economic impact of nearly $8 million and a combined impact of over $13.2 million. On LinkedIn.

Kenny Nguyen

Kenny Nguyen is the CEO and founder of ThreeSixtyEight, a marketing agency based in Baton Rouge. The company also produces the community conference Assembly Required and runs the presentation company Big Fish Presentations. In 2018, he invested in Soji, a modern asian restaurant in Baton Rouge, where he leads the digital marketing. He and his business partner at ThreeSixtyEight were also recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the marketing and advertising category. On Twitter. On LinkedIn.

Kerry W. Kirby

Kerry is an entrepreneur and technology innovator. He is the founder and CEO of New Orleans-based 365 Connect, a leading provider of award-winning marketing, leasing, and resident technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry. Kerry has propelled 365 Connect from a scrappy bootstrapped startup to an internationally recognized company, which has won dozens of technology awards. He is known for his generous support of the New Orleans technology community. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Kevin Wilkins

Kevin has been heavily involved in the local startup and entrepreneurial scene ever since moving to New Orleans years ago. He was formerly an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Idea Village. He launched his company trepwise, an impact consulting firm, in 2013 to help local and national businesses. The company celebrated its five year anniversary in 2018, and has helped more than 200 organizations maximize their potential. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Kimberly Walker LaGrue

Kimberly currently serves as the Chief Information Officer for the City of New Orleans and head of the Information Technology and Innovation department. She is the first woman ever appointed to the position and has over 25 years of experience in IT operations, telecommunications and data management. On LinkedIn.

Konstantin Dolgan

As CEO of LA New Product Development Team, Konstantin works with a cross-functional organization of engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs to facilitate innovation and business development efforts of inventors, start-ups, and established companies by providing them product design, prototyping, and marketing services. The company is based in Shreveport. On LinkedIn.

Korak Sarkar

As a neurologist and director of innovation at Ochsner’s m3d Printing Lab, Korak helps bridge the gap between doctors and technology by using 3D printing, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality to prep surgeons prior to surgeries. The 3D printing also aids in explaining complex medical imaging directly to the patient in order to ensure they understand the condition and the pathway to treatment. On LinkedIn.

Kris Khalil

Kris is manager of the New Orleans BioFund, which provides capital to businesses in Louisiana with a goal to encourage private and philanthropic investment, diversify the local economy, and extend growth opportunities to businesses. Throughout his professional career, he has had experience working for both multi-national and community-based financial institutions such as IBERIABANK and Capital One. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Kristen Reeves

Kristen is a senior systems administrator at IT service management company Geocent, working out of their Baton Rouge office. She is also the Executive Director and co-founder of Louisiana Women in Technology (LaWIT), a non-profit organization dedicated to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), providing career development opportunities for women in these fields. On LinkedIn.