Reflecting on a Day of Innovation: Technology Partners at G2I 2024

As the bustling city of St. Louis played host to more than 1,400 technology enthusiasts at the annual Gateway to Innovation conference on Wednesday, Technology Partners was proud to serve as the Diamond Sponsor, embracing the opportunity to engage, inspire, and collaborate.

Amidst the energetic atmosphere of America’s Center, the event unfolded into a day of profound insights, spirited discussions, and invaluable connections.

“Aside from the brilliant keynotes and amazing panels, G2I gives us a chance to get out of the office and network with so many amazing technology leaders,” said Technology Partners CEO Lisa Nichols. “It also helps us hear about specific challenges from our partners.”

The morning commenced with Peter Leyden’s visionary keynote, offering attendees a glimpse into the future, setting the stage for a day of exploration and discovery. Technology Partners took center stage alongside Mastercard, co-hosting a compelling panel on ‘Transforming E-Commerce.’

With experts such as John Chisholm (EVP at Mastercard), Amit Dubey (software engineer at Mastercard), Matt Nicolls (Practice Director at Technology Partners), and Daniel Hoenes (software engineer at Technology Partners) leading the discourse, real-world applications of frictionless payment solutions and AI-powered fraud protection resonated deeply with the audience.

“We heard great feedback about our panel with Mastercard and were happy to be able to bring so many valuable insights to the room,” Nichols said.

Between sessions, attendees had the chance to explore the Vendor Showcase, engage with the Community Giveback Showcase, and build meaningful connections during networking breaks—a testament to Gateway to Innovation’s commitment to fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange.

A highlight of the day was the captivating keynotes by Frank Abagnale, offering invaluable insights into combating cybercrime, and Mark Schulman, who concluded the event on a high note with his rock star attitude and drumsticks for all—an unforgettable finale to a day filled with inspiration and learning.

Dan Roberts, CEO of Ouellette & Associates Consulting, moderated multiple well-attended sessions focused on enriching the learning experience for all. “Dan is truly the master when it comes to bringing high-level technology minds together,” Nichols said.

As the curtains draw on another successful Gateway to Innovation, Technology Partners remains at the forefront of innovation, poised to embrace the challenges and opportunities of a fast-changing technological landscape.

“Innovation doesn’t always come from big budgets or large teams. It comes from passion, determination, and a willingness to push boundaries,” Nichols shared with the crowd at the event. “It’s about taking risks, learning from failures, and never giving up. I am happy G2I was able to share that message with so many amazing technology leaders.”

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