High Flyers

Sloss Tech

Billed as  the Southeast’s Preeminent Technology and Creative Tech Festival, Sloss Tech returns this July with a lineup of nationally known speakers as well as city-based tech execs and entrepreneurs. The one-day event takes place July 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Lyric Theatre downtown.

This year’s featured speakers are Casey Neistat and Tiki Barber.HEADSHOT

Casey Neistat is an American film director, producer, developer, and creator of popular YouTube videos. Neistat attained commercial success with the HBO series “The Neistat Brothers” and indie film Daddy Longlegs. With 10 years of experience in creating TV commercials, Neistat took his storytelling ability and married it with his commercial experience to re-define branded content on the Internet with companies such as Mercedes and Nike. Most recently, Neistat’s technology company, Beme, was acquired by CNN.

Tiki Barber is a 1997 graduate of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce (Phi Eta SigmTiki-Barber-Headshota Honor Society), with a concentration in Management Information Systems. He completed a 10 year NFL career with the New York Giants. Tiki Barber joined Marshall Faulk and Marcus Allen as the only players in NFL history with at least 10,000 yards rushing and 5,000 yards receiving in a career.

Tiki serves as co-host of CBS Sports Radio’s national afternoon show, Tiki & Tierney, which is also simulcast on CBS Sports Network. He is also an entrepreneur, co-founding Thuzio, Inc., the world’s most comprehensive software and service solution for talent procurement. Julius is Thuzio’s SaaS product providing a complete view of the commercial profiles for celebrities and influencers.

Tiki has co-authored, with his twin brother, Ronde, three successful children’s books and eight young-adult novels. He also has published a memoir about his playing days entitled, Tiki: My Life in the Game and Beyond.