POSTED: Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 5:16pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 6:33pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Creative Louisiana, a monthly morning meetup for creative types, will hold its January meetup on Friday, Jan. 27 at the Manship Theater in the Shaw Center for the Arts with featured guest speaker Scott Eric Olivier.
Olivier is a multi-instrumentalist and pioneer of digital audio technology who has worked with such recording artists as Michael Jackson, Van Halen, No Doubt, Chris Cornell, The Offspring, Evanescence and more.
While touring, Oliver created a file sharing portal called Laptop Roadie, which provided immediate access to large amounts of sensitive audio data wherever he was on tour. He soon realized Laptop Roadie could be used in a variety of other industries as well.
In 2010, Olivier moved his primary residence back to his home state of Louisiana to focus on building Skyscraper Holding Company, an entity overseeing his various nonmusical investments and companies.
Olivier is a Grammy attendee and a voting member of the Recording Academy®. He has recorded over 2,000 live classical and jazz ensembles, engineered over 200 records since 1989, and been a part of over 11 million records sold in the United States. He serves on the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Innovation Committee and in 2011, City-Parish President Joey Durel appointed Olivier to a board member position of FiberCorps, an organization dedicated to the advancement of fiber optics. Oliver was also named 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year by Acadiana Business magazine.
The event starts at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and mingling, followed by a creative lecture at 9:00 a.m., then a group discussion.
The event is free and open to the public.
Creative Louisiana was founded in June 2011 and is based on the popular morning lecture series, Creative Mornings. Creative Louisiana’s mission is to support and accelerate Louisiana creativity and innovation. For more information about Creative Louisiana, visit creativelouisiana.com. Follow Creative Louisiana on Twitter @WeAreCreativeLA and on Facebook. Creative Louisiana is supported by LSU Continuing Education. WRKF is the media underwriter.
LSU Continuing Education acts as a leading university provider of educational outreach and engagement to help people achieve their goals and improve their quality of life, their organizations and their communities. Visit www.outreach.lsu.edu  for more information. Follow LSU Continuing Education on Twitter @LSUCE and on Facebook.