Louisiana Technology Park


Back to All Events

Tech Park Academy | Successfully Monetizing Digital Operations

  • Louisiana Technology Park 7117 Florida Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA, 70806 United States (map)

TECH PARK ACADEMY | Successfully Monetizing Digital Operations: An Introduction to Negotiating Software Development, License & "as-a-Service" Agreements


Demand for digital operations is rising, as businesses rush to take advantage of access to Big Data and advanced analytics to improve strategic decision-making, optimize day-to-day operations, and offer better products and services.  This rising demand presents exciting opportunities for companies looking to provide cutting-edge software solutions.  However, to fully take advantage of these opportunities and turn innovative software into a profitable business, such companies need to understand the legal strategies surrounding their development, ownership and monetization of digital operations.  This presentation will discuss such issues and will specifically focus on proprietary rights in software and related data, software monetization methods (e.g., licenses and SaaS offerings), and key negotiating points for related contracts.  In addition, this presentation will discuss important issues related to compliance with data security and privacy laws.

 About Parker Smith

Parker Smith is an attorney with Stone Pigman Walther Wittman L.L.C. in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of intellectual property, technology, and commercial transactions.  He also assists clients with corporate, business and commercial real estate matters.  He is passionate about helping clients manage their intellectual property portfolios, respond to emerging technologies, and navigate data security and privacy challenges.


Parker received his J.D. and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif and served as the Managing Editor of the Louisiana Law Review.  Prior to law school, Parker taught middle school math, science and social studies through the Teach For America program in the Greater New Orleans Area.  He also received a B.S. in Economics and B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Tulane University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa.


Event Agenda:

  • 11:30: Registration & Lunch Starts

  • Noon: Program Begins

  • 1:00: Program Ends



About Tech Park Academy:

Tech Park Academy is a monthly seminar hosted by the Louisiana Technology Park. We strive to bring you talented, knowledgeable professionals who have invaluable information to share. These events are accompanied by a catered lunch, which is included in the ticket price of $10. 

We hope to see you at this exclusive event!