It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. In his 9th year in the host seat, Ricchiuti's learned but uniquely NOLA informal perspective has established Out to Lunch as the voice of Crescent City business. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Bio Scan – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

Before you get on a plane, you go through a number of layers of security. The airline and the TSA both check to make sure you are who your ID claims you are.

One of the methods the TSA uses is a version of a security check system that’s also used by IBM, Tesla, and some of the world’s largest retailers when you check out with a debit or credit card.

The technology for these security checks is provided by a company called IDScan.Net.

Denis Petrov

Believe it or not, IDScan is a New Orleans company. IDScan’s Co-founder and CEO Denis Petrov joins Peter on this edition of Out to Lunch.

David Bode

By night you might know David as a flute, clarinet or saxophone player on gigs around town and on records. By day, David is an MBA grad who is the Director of Technology Commercialization at The New Orleans BioInnovation Center.

If you listen to this show regularly, you might have gotten so used to hearing about innovative entrepreneurs with successful businesses in New Orleans that you are no longer surprised by innovation or success. If you have gotten so used to sensational achievement that it’s going to take something pretty amazing to impress you, this conversation is for you. 

Peter Ricchiuti, David Bode, Denis Petrov

Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon