Don Duval

Chief Executive Officer · NORCAT

Experienced, dynamic, and engaging speaker on an array of topics related to innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship

Turnaround Strategies Entrepreneurship Academic Research Commercialization

Christopher McKinney

Associate Vice-President, Office of Innovation Commercialization · Augusta University

Dr. Christopher McKinney specializes in marketing and commercializing innovative new technologies.

Business Management Innovation Commercialization Entrepreneurship

Judith Cone, M.S.

Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, UNC-Chapel Hill · UNC-Chapel Hill

Putting important ideas to use for the public good

Entrepeneurship Innovation & Economic Development Management & Leadership Humanitarian Affairs Commercialization

Lewis Franklin Bost, MBA, IDSA, FAIMBE

Associate Dean, VCU College Engineering | Co-director, VCU Institute for Engineering and Medicine · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Bost's research focuses on innovation, device design and development processes

Innovation Device Design Development Processes Entrepreneurial Business Strategy 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

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

Niall Wallace

CEO · Infonaut

CEO at Infonaut Inc. - Evidence-based Hospital Infection Control

Infection Control Infectious Diseases Concept to Commercialization Hospital Hand Hygiene Compliance Disease Surveillance

Dr. Ilse Treurnicht

CEO · MaRS

This extraordinary CEO and Rhodes Scholar leads an organization dedicated to developing the next generation of Canadian growth companies

Venture Capital Management Advanced Technologies Emerging Technologies Entrepreneurship & Innovation Innovation & Economic Development

Hamid Akbari, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Entrepreneurial trailblazer brings proven track-record of successful business and technology based start-ups

Commercialization of Innovation Innovation and Knowledge Flows International Mergers and Acquisitions Strategic Alliances International Strategy

Melissa Graebner

Associate Professor, Department of Management · The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business

Teaching in the areas of technology strategy and entrepreneurial management.

Merger & Acquisitions Decision-Making and Performance Entrepreneurial Resource Acquisition Strategy in Nascent Firms Trust Asymmetries in Interfirm Relationships Entrepreneurial Family Businesses

Krista Jones

Managing Director, Work & Learning · MaRS Discovery District

Bridging the gaps between people, technology and automation.

Product Marketing Technology Commercialization Technology Strategy Development Enterprise Software Future of Work

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

John S. Butler

Director of Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs and Professor of Management · The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business

Entrepreneurship, wealth creation, venture capital, minority entrepreneurship, race and economics

Entrepreneurship Venture Capital Immigrant and Minority Owned Businesses Organizational Behavior Black Leadership

Luis Martins

Professor and Chair of the Management Department · The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business

Workplace diversity, team dynamics, group decision making, organizational change, and innovation

Organizational Change Innovation Entrepreneurship Team Performance Creativity

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

Joshua E. Perry

Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Josh Perry's scholarship explores legal, ethical and public policy issues in the life science, medical device, and healthcare industries.

Law Ethical Issues in Healthcare Policy Issues in Healthcare Life Sciences Business of Medicine

Alana Cattapan

Assistant Professor · Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan

Alana Cattapan researches women's engagement in public policy making, focusing on health and reproductive biotechnologies

Public Policy Reproductive Technologies Women's Health Canadian Politics Feminism & Gender Studies

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

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

Ram Ranganathan

Assistant Professor · The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business

Former engineer and Big Four management consultant with expertise in technology strategy

Firm Strategy Technological Change and Innovation Alliances and Networks Securities Analysts

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