Carlos Castano, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Castano specializes in tailoring surface properties of materials for applications in energy, transportation, and manufacturing.

Surface Engineering Functional Coatings Nanomaterials Engineering Corrosion Engineering Thin film deposition and characterization

Sara Perry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - Management · Baylor University

Dr. Perry researches management-related topics, including remote work, negotiation, employee stress and health, innovation and leadership.

Work From Home WFH Great Resignation Industrial and Organizational Psychology Management

Janine D. Liburd, PhD CAPM

Research and Commercialization Manager · VieLight

Dr. Liburd supports clinical and preclinical studies with proven success leading projects and establishing key collaborations.

Alzheimer's Disease Global Health Medical Devices Diagnostics Commercialization

Thomas Ryden

Executive Director · MassRobotics

Thomas Ryden is an expert in creating businesses based on technology and has overseen the development of leading mobile robotics products.

Start-Ups Project Mangement Product Development Robotics Software Development

Glen Hodgson

Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist · The Conference Board of Canada

Turning the Telescope Around: Get the bigger picture on how macroeconomics influences public policy and the financial health of your country

Economic Forecasting International Business Productivity and Innovation Economic Analysis

Giorgio Rizzoni

Director, Center for Automotive Research| Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering · The Ohio State University

Professor Rizzoni is Director of the Center for Automotive Research and the Ford Motor Company Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

System dynamics, measurements, control, and fault diagnosis with application to automotive systems. Future ground vehicle propulsion systems, including advanced Diesel engines, electric and hybrid-electric drivetrains, and fuel cell systems. Sustainable mobility

Ethan Bier

Professor · UC San Diego

Ethan Bier's research uses fruit flies and other animals to better understand human diseases.

Protein Biosynthesis Developmental Patterning Cellular Biosciences Active Genetics Human Disease Mechanisms

Bridget Ross

CEO · ChroniSense Medical

Bridget Ross is a medical devices and pharmaceutical industry expert offering strategic advice and cross-functional team leadership.

Business Strategy Commercialization General Surgery Urology Digital Health

Henry Kay

Angel Investor and Board Member · Boston Harbor Angels

Henry Kay is on the Boards of Directors of several Life science companies in the US and Canada and is an active angel investor.

Commercialization Medical Devices Investing Venture Capital Strategy

Samantha Bradshaw

Doctor of Philosophy Candidate · Oxford Internet Institute

Samantha Bradshaw is a D. Phil. candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute, working on the Computational Propaganda project.

Government Internet Governance Cyber Security Social Media and Democracy Computational Propaganda

Ginger Grant

Professor (Marketing and Innovation) · Sheridan College

Innovation Management, Leadership Development, Strategy, Corporate Anthropology, Organizational Design, Scenario Planning, Storytelling

Experiential and Archetypal Marketing Scenario Planning Revisioning Retirement Innovation Culture Design Thinking

Eli Singer

Founder and CEO · EXPERTS.INC

Serial entrepreneur and recognized digital communications thought leader

Advertising & Media Strategy Venture Capital Thought Leadership Startup Acceleration Rapid Prototyping

Michael Ehrlich

Associate Professor of Finance and Co-Director of NJ Innovation Acceleration Center · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Professor Ehrlich's research focuses on financial markets and institutions, with an emphasis on market failures

Innovation Commercialization of Innovation Market Failures Financial Crises Financial Markets

Stacey Ivanchuk

Director, Intellectual Property · MaRS Innovation

Experienced and strategy-minded director with extensive experience managing commercially driven programs

Intellectual Property Strategy Access to Essential Medicines Biotechnology Patent Protection Early Stage Commercialization

Karen Bogart, PhD

Board Chair · Fielding Graduate University

Works with firms on business growth or turn-around, marketing, commercialization, and organizational effectiveness

Global Business Management Board Leadership Marketing Innovation Operations

Gerry Brunk

Managing Director · Lumira Ventures

Gerry Brunk is a venture capital investor with expertise in biotechnology, medical devices, start-ups and corporate strategy.

Business Strategy Medical Devices Pharmaceutical Industry Drug Development Commercialization

Rick Pierce

CEO and Co-founder · SanaRx Biotherapeutics

Rick Pierce is a senior level executive and advisor, with expertise in attracting capital, forging transformative strategic alliances .

Strategic Planning Medical Devices Technology Transfer Lifesciences Pharmaceutical Industry

Barry Elkind

Manager, Technology & Venture Development (Head, Molecular Diagnostics) · MaRS Innovation

Commercializing life science technologies in the areas of molecular diagnostics, medical devices and therapeutics

Molecular Cell Biology Molecular Diagnostics Life Sciences Commercialization Project and Program Management

Greg Waite

CEO · InventionShare

Greg Waite is an entrepreneur, inventor and angel investor

Financial & Social Leverage Spin-out Breakthrough Technologies Breakthrough Invention Fund Technology Commercialization

Christopher Long

Potato Specialist · Michigan State University

The main objective of the Potato Specialist is to apply research to real world agriculture.

Plant Physiology Post Harvest Plant Production Potato Variety Commercialization