Speakers

2017 Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Scott Kirsner is an Author and Co-Founder of Innovation Leader, a Cambridge-based information service focused on helping innovators in large ...

Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
The Dow Chemical Company

A.N. Sreeram, PhD, is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for The Dow Chemical Company, where he focuses ...

Ben Gibson Sr. leads innovation and transformation driving growth in revenue, earnings and cash flow through broad experience in strategy ...

Bradford L. Goldense, MBA, NPDP, CMfgE, CPIM, CCP, is CEO of Goldense Group, Inc. (GGI), a Needham, Massachusetts consulting, education ...

Christopher Ianelli, MD, PhD, Founder and CEO, iSpecimen, founded iSpecimen in response to the precision medicine movement and the growing ...

Technology Transfer Program Executive
NASA Headquarters

Daniel Lockney is the Technology Transfer Program Executive at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, responsible for agency-level management of the ...

Licensing Manager and Technology Transfer Specialist
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

Janeya Griffin, Licensing Manager and Technology Transfer Specialist, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, located in Edwards, California, has given numerous ...

Chairman
Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC)

John Dement is the Chairman of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC). From 2007 to 2014, he was ...

Senior Scientist, Information Technology Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Kamran Sayrafian, PhD, is a Senior Scientist at the Information Technology Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology ...

CEO & Co-Founder
Vigilant Aerospace Systems

Kraettli L. Epperson is the CEO and Co-Founder of Vigilant Aerospace Systems, which provides fully autonomous collision avoidance software for ...

Director, Technology Transfer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Prior to joining the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Partnerships Directorate, Michael J. Paulus, PhD, served as Vice President of ...

ATTRI Program Manager
Federal Highway Administration

Mohammed Yousuf is Program Manager for the Accessible Transportation Technology Research Initiative (ATTRI). He is also co-leading the Universal Automated ...

Nick Dougherty is the Program Director for PULSE@MassChallenge, a digital health accelerator program in Boston that addresses healthcare challenges ...

Pete Rudak is President & CEO of Rudak Engineering, a management & engineering consulting firm based in Rochester, NY. From ...

Advanced Mobility Systems Engineer, Intelligent Systems Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology(NIST)

Roger Bostelman, MS, is an Electronics Engineer in the Intelligent Systems Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology ...

Vice President, Global Technology
General Cable Corporation

Srinivas (Srini) Siripurapu, PhD, is Vice President of Global Technology at General Cable and has been with the company since ...

Global R&D Funding Forecast
Advantage Business Media

Tim Studt, MBA, has served in a variety of senior editorial positions at Advantage Business Media for more than 28 ...

Technology Transfer Office
The MITRE Corporation

Vicki A. Barbur, PhD, is currently supporting the Technology Transfer Office, The MITRE Corporation, where she works closely with the ...

2016 Speakers

Keynote Speaker
Director of Innovation Impact
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Rosemarie Truman is Director of Innovation Impact at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), leading ...

Keynote Speaker
Speaker and Author
24/7 Innovation

Hall of Fame speaker Stephen Shapiro has brought his innovation knowledge to Fortune 500 companies around the world and continuously ...

Principal Partner
ipCapital Group

Adam J. Bulakowski, MBA, is a Principal Partner at ipCapital Group. He leads innovation and intellectual property (IP) engagements for ...

Biomedical Life Scientist/Technical Coordinator
Leidos, Inc., Women in Bio

Amy M. Belton, Ph.D., has served as a Biomedical Life Scientist/Technical Coordinator supporting the Congressionally Directed Medical Research ...

President
The Microscopy & Imaging Place

Barbara Foster is President and Chief Strategic Consultant of the Microscopy & Imaging Place, Inc.  (“The MIP”: www ...

Senior Manager
ipCapital Group

Bill Petrow is a Senior Manager at ipCapital Group (ipCG). Over the past 12 years at ipCG, Bill has provided ...

Bradford L. Goldense, NPDP, CMfgE, CPIM, CCP, is CEO of Goldense Group, Inc. (GGI), a 30-year-old Needham, Massachusetts consulting, education ...

Senior Director of Industry Solutions & Portfolio Management
BIOVIA-Dassault Systèmes

Hal Hikita is Senior Director of Industry Solutions & Portfolio Management at Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA, where he is responsible for ...

Associate Director of Science for Basic Energy Sciences
Department of Energy

Harriet Kung, Ph.D., has served as the Director of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) in the Department of Energy’s Office ...

Deputy Director, Resource Management
Department of Energy

Jeffrey Salmon, Ph.D., became Deputy Director for Resource Management for the Department of Energy in July 2008. He joined the ...

Managing Principal
Jacobs Consultancy Inc.

Josh Meyer, AIA, the Managing Principal of Jacobs Consultancy Inc, has been with the firm for over 32 years. Mr ...

Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships
University of Delaware Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships

Joy Goswami is the Assistant Director of the Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships, where he oversees and manages technology ...

Associate Director, Georgia Tech Institute for Robotics & Intelligent Machines
Georgia Tech Institute for Robotics & Intelligent Machines

Larry M. Sweet, Ph.D., is Associate Director and Professor of the Practice in Robotics at the Georgia Tech Institute for ...

Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD)
The MITRE Corporation

Lillian Zarrelli Ryals is Director, Senior Vice President, and General Manager of the MITRE Corporation’s Center for Advanced Aviation System ...

Director of the Division of Materials Research
National Science Foundation

Linda Sapochak is the Division Director for the Division of Materials Research (DMR) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). She ...

Executive External Strategy and Communications Fellow
The Dow Chemical Company

Mark E. Jones, Ph.D., currently Executive External Strategy and Communications Fellow for Dow Chemical., is a frequent speaker at ...

Director
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Michael Meador, Ph.D., is the Nanotechnology Project Manager for NASA’s Game Changing Technologies Program, and is NASA’s liaison to ...

Director, Cloud Technologies
Gartner

Sid Nag is Director, Cloud Technologies at Gartner in the Technology and Service Provider Research organization, and is focused on ...

Associate Head for Engagement
Purdue University School of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Steven Collicott, Ph.D., teaches and researches in a unique part of fluid physics—zero-gravity fluid dynamics. Applications range from control ...

R&D Global Funding Forecast
Advantage Business Media

Tim Studt, MBA, has served in a variety of senior editorial positions at Advantage Business Media (ABM) for more ...

Vicki A. Barbur, Ph.D., presented “Strategic Investment in Disruptive Technologies” at the first R&D 100 Conference when she served ...

Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Warren Grayson, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins. Prior to coming ...

2015 Speakers

Keynote Speaker
Entrepreneur & Inventor
DEKA Research & Development Corporation, FIRST®

Dean Kamen is an inventor, entrepreneur, and advocate for science and technology. He holds more than 440 U.S. and ...

Keynote Speaker
Director
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dept. of Energy

Thomas E. Mason (B.S. in physics, Dalhousie University; Ph.D. in condensed matter sciences, McMaster University) is director of ...

Vice President & General Director
Material and Chemical Research Laboratories, ITRI

Dr. Alex Peng is Vice President & General Director at ITRI, and is responsible for the strategic direction and policy ...

Senior Scientist
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Babetta (Babs) L. Marrone, PhD, is a Senior Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and LANL Biofuels Program ...

Vice President of R&D
Advanced Technology Consultants

Bruce Chehroudi, PhD, Vice President of Advanced Technology Consultants,  has accumulated years of technical and leadership experiences in different capacities ...

Vice President, Research & Development, Consumer Solutions and Infrastructure Solutions
The Dow Chemical Company

David Bem, PhD, is vice president of Research & Development for Consumer Solutions and Infrastructure Solutions at The Dow Chemical ...

Senior Director, Products and Marketing
Unified Laboratory Management Portfolio, BIOVIA

Gene Tetreault is Senior Director, Products and Marketing for the Unified Laboratory Management  Portfolio at BIOVIA, and has over 20 ...

Stevenson Professor of Chemistry
Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology

John A. McLean, PhD, is Stevenson Professor of Chemistry at Vanderbilt University. Dr. McLean completed his PhD at George ...

CEO
Business Continuity Technologies

As CEO/Co-owner, Lester Keizer brings to Business Continuity Technologies (BCT) over 30 years of executive responsibilities and business ...

Group Leader, Polymer Systems Additive Manufacturing
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dept. of Energy

Lonnie Love, PhD, is a Corporate Fellow and Group Leader of ORNL’s Manufacturing Systems Research Group. He has over 20 ...

Director, Center of Bioengineering
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Satinderpall Pannu, PhD, is the Director for the Center for Bioengineering and was most recently the Section Leader for the ...

Project Director, Advanced Photon Source
Argonne National Laboratory, Dept. of Energy

Stuart Henderson, PhD, is an internationally recognized particle accelerator scientist. He serves as the Director of the Advanced Photon Source ...

Technical Specialist
Proto Labs

Tony Holtz is a technical specialist at Proto Labs, a digital manufacturing company specializing in quick-turn additive manufacturing, CNC machining ...

Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer
Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Vicki A. Barbur, PhD, serves as Senior Vice President & Chief Technical Officer at Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) and is ...

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