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Andrew Kelley

Andrew is a senior global technology executive with extensive venture capital, private equity, M&A, sales and strategy experience. He is an active contributor to the technology community through board advisory, founder mentorship and thought leadership. Andrew was most recently commercial officer at BoxLock, based in Atlanta, GA. Prior to that, he was CEO of Bell Creek Partners, consulting with various private equity firms throughout the US. Previously, Andrew was with Vista Equity-backed Omnitracs as president of Haulme and VP corporate development. Before that, he worked at Dell, focused mostly on venture investing including Nutanix, a successful $2bn IPO. Andrew has executed $30bn of combined M&A and investments, mostly with UBS Investment Bank’s Technology, Media & Telecom Group, based out of New York. Andrew began his professional career co-founding Virtual Ink at MIT in 1997 and that product, mimio, is now part of Boxlight Corporation. Andrew has an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MSME from MIT, and a BSME from North Carolina State University. Andrew is married, an avid reader and an imaginary golfer.


Driving innovation – the ideal innovation architecture

The presentation will discuss how the innovation department/unit is integrated into the organization (mandate, architecture, etc); sourcing of innovation through startups; from sourcing to implementation – success criteria and risks; in-house-developed innovation versus startups or other external partners; advantages and disadvantages of being an investor or partner.