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February 28, 2024 | Tom Ballard

More speakers announced for “CO.MOBILITY Summit”

Eric Ries, acclaimed entrepreneur, author, and pioneer of the lean start-up movement, will be the keynote speaker on May 21.

The Company Lab (CO.LAB) has announced that Eric Ries, acclaimed entrepreneur, author, and pioneer of the lean start-up movement, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming “CO.MOBILITY Summit.”

Scheduled for May 20-22 with the bulk of the programming on May 21 at the Chattanooga Convention Center, the annual event showcases world-renowned leaders who specialize in sustainable movement of goods, people, energy, and data. Last year’s inaugural Summit featured Steve Case, Co-Founder of AOL who was returning to Chattanooga after making the city one of two Tennessee stops during the “Rise of the Rest Road Tour” in 2018 (see article here).

Ries wrote The Lean Startup, The New York Times bestseller which has been translated into nearly 30 languages. That book powered a global movement in business, practiced by individuals and companies around the world. His most recent book, The Startup Way, offers a fresh perspective on how modern companies use entrepreneurial management to transform culture, grow revenues, drive innovation, and poise themselves to take advantage of the enormous opportunities of the twenty-first century.

Other speakers announced for the event include:

  • Joe Kirgues, Co-Founder of gener8tor, CO.LAB’s partner in the “Sustainable Mobility Accelerator” currently underway in the city;
  • Jason Provonsha, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Chattanooga’s Steam Logistics;
  • Evan Shelley, Co-Founder and CEO of Trucking Parking Club;
  • Kevin Heaslip, Director of the University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville’s Center for Transportation Research;
  • Mina Sartipi, Founding Director of UT at Chattanooga’s Center for Urban Informatics and Progress;
  • Elena Ciccotelli, Host and Producer of
  • Daniel Pickett, Chief Data and Technology Officer at FreightWaves;
  • Abhishek Dubey, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering at Vanderbilt University; and
  • Thom Albrecht, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Revenue Officer at Reliance Partners Insurance.

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