Startup TechWire Innovation News Digging DIG SOUTH ICON
by David Dean Menzies

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The innovation conference DIG SOUTH ICON is underway in Charleston with an enthusiastic crowd of entrepreneurs and students gaining insight and inspiration from one another and a slate of engaging speakers. Dr. Robert Cooper led a morning of "Super Keynotes" with Breakthrough: The New Neuroscience of Accomplishing the "Impossible" shining light on how our brains work and how understanding that enables innovators to better maximize their peak times of creativity.

His presentation was followed by Jet.com President Liza Landsman giving a somewhat technical tour of how her company followed industry leaders Walmart, Costco, and Amazon in identifying niche aspects of retail and re-envisioning eCommerce.

In its fifth year, DIG SOUTH ICON is a sought-after technology event along the lines of SXSW. Exhibitor lounges featuring the South’s newest innovative startups and multiple breakout sessions are planned for throughout the day at the Gaillard Center.

Over the last four years, DIG ICON has welcomed more than 5000 attendees and 800 speakers from the world’s leading brands, including Facebook, Google, BuzzFeed, IBM, Boeing, Twitter, The New York Times, Adobe, Kickstarter, VaynerMedia, Inc, Fast Company and hundreds more. DIG ICON also welcomes the South’s leading companies including Blackbaud, Red Hat, Benefitfocus, CNN, Coca-Cola, BoomTown, Dixon Hughes Goodman, SPARC, PeopleMatter and many more. For more information visit icon.digsouth.com.

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