OUT TO LUNCH finds Baton Rouge Business Report Editor Stephanie Riegel combining her hard news journalist skills and food background: conducting business over lunch. Baton Rouge has long had a storied history of politics being conducted over meals, now the Capital Region has an equivalent culinary home for business: Mansur’s. Each week Stephanie holds court over lunch at Mansur’s and invites members of the Baton Rouge business community to join her. You can also hear the show on WRKF 89.3FM.
Padma Vatsavai is founder and CEO of Vinformatix.
Vinformatix is a software development company that specializes in designing and maintaining web-based applications, websites, and portals for public and private sector clients. Vinformatix designed the web-based system that 90,000 victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas used in 2017 to apply for disaster aid. The firm also designed two web-based portals for Louisiana Economic Development, including Louisiana Job Connection, which helps businesses find potential employees.
John Morello is a 14-year veteran of Microsoft who is now Chief Technology Officer of Twistlock, a Portland, Oregon-based firm that is changing the face of cybersecurity. Twistlock opened a Baton Rouge location in the psring of 2018 at LSU’s Innovation Park and is continuing to grow with clients nationwide that include GridSpace, Aetna and Workiva. What makes Twistlock unique in its approach to developing cybersecurity solutions is it’s cloud-native approach that is much faster and more effective than what most of the competition is doing.