Lauren Marturano is the founder and CEO of Zinnia, a tech platform that helps businesses plan events such as offsite meetings, leadership retreats, client dinners and more.
Marturano talked with The Ledger’s Tony Mecia to talk about Zinnia, Charlotte’s tech and startup scene and artificial intelligence (AI).
“This is a huge, pivotal moment for technology, and probably the biggest one we’ll see in our lifetime,” she said. “… AI is going to totally transform the way that businesses run and operate. Companies that don’t adapt to using AI, I think, are going to fall pretty far behind.”
The Ledger published this episode of The Charlotte Ledger Podcast as part of our “Faces of AI” series, an up-close look at Charlotte-area people and companies that are using artificial intelligence.
In this episode of The Charlotte Ledger Podcast, Marturano discusses:
Her background and what led her to start Zinnia.
How Zinnia works and what services it provides.
How Zinnia uses AI.
Where AI stands in the industry and where it’s headed.
What it’s like for Marturano to be building a business in Charlotte.
Barriers to getting more women into technology and starting companies.
Marturano’s advice for those wanting to start their own business.
We hope you enjoy the conversation with Lauren Marturano.
The Charlotte Ledger Podcast is produced by Lindsey Banks.
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