M. Von Nkosi
President, Institute for Local Innovations, Inc.
ABEN: A Black Education Network
A Bit About Me
I am passionate about the work you do with ABEN because of the work and commitment to young, next-generation leaders across the African Diaspora.
I travel with and fly a drone as a hobby to capture aerial footage of cities I visit around the world.
I am the principal of Liquid Studios, a collective of like-minded professionals operating
from a "shared vision of ” helping communities optimize their potential
( www.liquidstudios360.com ). I optimized Smart Growth Strategies for municipalities
through expertise in housing, land use policy, public/private development, and strategic
planning. In 2007 post-Katrina New Orleans I directed $30-million of Disaster CDBG
funds. In June of 2012, I founded the NOLA-based Institute for Local Innovations
( www.ili360.org ). From 2016to 2021 designed and brought the Mi Rialiti [my reality]
Smartphone App to market www.mirialiti.com. In 2017 I inked a five-year agreement
with NASA GSFC to help push NASA Technology into the Marketplace and in 2019
inked a NASA patent license agreement for technology to process tera- and petabytes
of data with an initial focus on existing and future climate data.