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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michael Jamieson, DRSc

Assistant Professor & Associate Director of the International Center for Regulatory Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

Michael Jamieson is an expert in regulatory/translational support of university-based researchers.

Data Integrity and Reproducibility in Academic Research Development of Good Research Practice University-Based Researchers Conducting Joint Research Projects

Erin Skimson

Director · Centre for Business and Social Entrepreneurship

Responsible for leading the University of Guelph's technology transfer and industrial liaison office.

Entrepreneurship Start-Ups Business Planning Strategic Planning Marketing Strategy

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

Vish Krishnan

Jacobs Family Chair in Management and Engineering Leadership & Professor of Innovation, Technology & Operations · UC San Diego

Vish Krishnan has developed unparalleled expertise in researching and teaching innovation, entrepreneurship, and product management.

Science and Technology New Product Development Innovation & Change Management Operations Management Commercialization

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

David Carroll

Director, Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials · Wake Forest University

Carroll and his research team aim to provide solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.

Nanotechnology Green Technology Solar/photovoltaic cells “Green” lighting/light bulb alternatives Thermoelectrics

Richard Appelbaum, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Globalization; social and ecological sustainability; world-systems theory; the globalization of business and workers' rights

Global Political Economy World Systems Labor Markets and Global Production East Asia and the Global Economy Technology and Development

Vijay Mahajan

Professor, Department of Marketing & John P. Harbin Centennial Chair in Business · The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business

International markets, global consumerism, and marketing in the developing world

International Markets Marketing Strategy Chief Marketing Officers Consumer Behavior Family-Owned Firms

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