Out to Lunch

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Photo by Rick Lineberger

Grok On July 7, 2016

Where are you right now? At home? In the car? In a coffee shop? At school? It doesn't matter. Wherever you are, with a small piece of consumer electronic equipment you could also be sitting at the table with Peter Ricchiuti at Commander’s Palace. Or Peter could be sitting next to you in the car, or in your kitchen.

This cutting edge hologram technology is based in what’s called Virtual Reality. It’s not science fiction. It’s coming soon to a Best Buy near you.

Ryan Becnel

One of the pioneers of Virtual Reality in New Orleans is Peter's guest today on Out to Lunch: Ryan Becnel from R and D Design.

When you’re in Best Buy looking at the boxes of VR equipment, the boxes might be looking back at you. That’s courtesy of cutting edge consumer behavior observation technology from a New Orleans company called Grok and Banter.

staacy cannon

The company’s founder, Staacy Cannon, is also Peter's guest on this edition of Out to Lunch.

peter ricchiuti, ryan becnel, staacy cannon

We’re talking cutting edge technology that’s changing the virtual world and the real world, from right here in New Orleans, on Out to Lunch.  
Photos at Commander's Palace restaurant by Alison Moon. 

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