To assist with planning and logistics, here are my preferences:
The best presentations or panels happen when presenters or panelists are aligned with the goals of the conference. As such, I like to have one to two prep calls to understand the audience and what you, as the event planner, want to get out of my offering.
I also will send a link to slides in advance so they can be pre-loaded on a local computer and tested prior to the presentation. If any video is used, it will be embedded in the presentation. I always have a backup computer and slides with me just in case.
I also like to “see the space” prior to presenting so I get a sense of layout, ensuring that materials are displaying properly, and fixing any last minutes concerns you may have.
I prefer to arrive the day before a presentation.
I usually fly out of either La Guardia (LGA) or John F. Kennedy (JFK) in New York. If there is a choice of airlines, my preference tends to be American Airlines and I prefer sitting in a window seat.
I have a strong preference for a lavalier microphone and a presentation clicker for slides.
If possible, it would be nice to have room temperature water available on stage.
The mini bio (32 words):
Tristan Louis is a serial entrepreneur and former global CIO, who’s co-founded and succesfully exited 5 companies. He currently serves as the president and CEO of Casebook PBC, a government technology company.
The short bio (for event program – 67 words):
Tristan Louis is a serial entrepreneur who’s build taken 5 technology companies from idea to exit. He has also served as the Global Chief Innovation Officer for HSBC and Global Head of Mobile and Internet for Deutsche Bank. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, and many other publications. He currently serves as president and CEO of Casebook PBC, a government technology software company.
The long bio (149 words):
Tristan Louis is an Internet veteran who has co-founded six companies, two of which went public and three which were acquired.
For a decade, he served as Chief Innovation Officer for HSBC and head of mobile and internet technology for Deutsche Bank, helping drive early efforts around the emergence of the financial technology industry. He has been widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of cash management and mobile transactional systems.
Mr. Louis advises a number of startups and corporations and continues to write about technology for publications like Forbes, the New York Times, etc… He’s also a sought-after speaker and TV commentator, frequently appearing on the likes of the BBC, NPR, CBS, and others to help the public understand technological developments.
He currently serves as president and CEO for Casebook PBC, a government technology company focused on developing a platform for social services providers and government agencies.
Please use the following as a template for introducing Tristan at events:
For over a quarter century, Tristan has been using digital technology to drive change in multiple industry. He is serial entrepreneur with 6 startups under his belt and has served as Global Chief Innovation Officer for HSBC and head of mobile and Internet for Deutsche Bank. He currently serves as president and CEO of Casebook PBC, a government technology company.
Please put your hands together for Tristan Louis