130+ TOP KEYNOTES & OTHER SPEAKERS AT 2014 INNOVATION SUMMIT APRIL 29-30

Thought - and innovation action - leaders from companies, the public sector, NGOs and academia address major topics that can help propel your organization achieve greater success through innovation
Partial list of confirmed speakers

KEYNOTES & FEATURED SPEAKERS

Master Class: Developing and Leading a Creative Organization 

        • Wharton Professor Jerry Wind
          Director, SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management and Academic Director, The Wharton Fellows Program  

Innovation Prowess: Leadership Strategies for Accelerating Growth

        • Wharton Professor George S. Day
          Co-Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management
Imaging & Imagining the Future of Global Wellness:
Seeing the Patient in New Ways with Biomarkers, Early Diagnostics, & Cognitive Analytics:
  • Dr. Partho P. Sengupta, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Director, Cardiac Ultrasound Research and Core Lab
  • S.A. Ibrahim. Radian Group (NYSE: RDN) CEO and fellow Wharton alum
  • Reed Hundt, CEO of the Coalition for Green Capital, former Chair of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and member of Intel Corp.'s Board of Directors: 
  • Dr. Jennifer Elisseeff, Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Jeff Geschwind, Johns Hopkins & PreScience Labs; Susan Dentzer, Sr. Policy Adviser-Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Sonal Shah, Georgetown University, Founding Executive Director, Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation
  • Michael Chasen, Founder & former CEO, Blackboard; Founder & CEO, Social Radar

GLOBAL VIEW

Expanding the Innovation Economy

    • Adam Bly, Seed Scientific, CEO
    • James Chung, Office of Entrepreneurship, George Washington University
    • Nikunj Jinsi, International Finance Corporation, Global Head of Clean Tech Investments
    • Dr. Corinna Lathan, Anthrotronix, CEO

The Global Race for Innovation Capability

    • Sujai Shivakumar, National Academy of Sciences - Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Directorate
    • Joe Daly, Gallup, Senior Managing Consultant
The Role of Innovation in Reaching World Markets 
  • Jennifer Raskas, Business Development Manager, Maryland/Israel Development Center
  • Dr. Wasif Syed, Ivy League Advisors
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HEALTHCARE / LIFE SCIENCES SESSIONS:

Changing Behaviors in Patients and in Medical Practice: Data Analytics as a Driver for Innovation in Healthcare

  • Dr. Partho P. Sengupta, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Director, Cardiac Ultrasound Research and Core Lab
  • Dr. William Kennedy Smith, MedRed LLC, CEO
  • Naimish Patel, Audax, Vice President, Product Development

New Models for Healthcare Service Delivery

  • Jody Ranck, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Senior Mobile Health Advisor
  • Jeff Lee, Omniscience Mobile, CEO
  • Dendy Young, Perthera, CEO
  • Dr. Robert Darling, Patronus Medical, Cheif Medical Officer

The Impact of Government Policy on Healthcare

  • Dr. Ross Hoffman, InRange Systems

Innovation Tools for Refining and Using Clinical + Big Data

    • Kyle Sylvestro, SyTrue, CEO

Biotech Innovation

  • Jeff Geschwind, M.D., Johns Hopkins Hospital, Director, Interventional Radiology Center; PreScience Labs LLC, Founder & CEO
  • Carolyn Chen, SynAm Vaccine, Vice President
  • Lew Bender, Intensity Therapeutics, CEO
  • Mary Ann Shallcross, Strategic-Bio, Founder
Biotech Hardware Innovation
  • Sean Roddy, Watkins Meaghan, COO
  • Arkesh Mehta, Avanti Therapeutics, CEO
  • Matt Gardner, Engine
  • Dr. Michael Mauk, Drexel University, School of Technology & Professional Studies
Biotech Application Innovation
  • Fredric D. Abramson, PhD, AlphaGenics, CEO
  • Patrick Haley, Bridgepath, CEO
  • Jason Aquino, CEO, Scouts Consulting Group
  • Ted Buckley, PhD, Shire, Economist

SESSIONS ON DC / NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION

DC Innovation Scene: Tales from Entrepreneurs

  • Dan Mindus, CIT, Investment Director
  • Bobby Ocampo, Revolution Ventures, Director
  • David Adelman, ReelGenie, CEO
  • Peter Corbett, iStrategyLabs, CEO

Innovation in Practice: Entrepreneurs' Stories & Lessons Learned

  • Phil Rosenthal, FastCase.com, Founder & CEO
  • Katherine Long, Illustria, Founder & CEO
  • Adam Trexler, Valaurum, Founder & CEO
  • Marissa Levin, CEO, Successful Culture; Chairman, Information Experts
Regional Innovation Centers
  • Philip Auerswald, National Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Founder & Chair
  • Jenifer Boss, Office of DC's Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development
  • Charles "Tee" Rowe, President & CEO, America's SBDC (Small Business Development Centers)
National Security / Cyber Security Innovation
  • Jonathan Aberman, Amplifier Ventures, Managing Director & Chairman
  • Michael Geersten, DARPA, Program Manager
  • Steven Chen, Totus Partners, Chairman
  • Greg Toth, Tricarta Corp., President

Cybersecurity: Challenges Met since 9/11 & New Ones Now Being Addressed

  • Ken Fried, President, Fairfield Technologies
  • Rick Gordon , Managing Partner, MACH 37 Partners
  • Mike Dorsey, Executive Director, Global Security-Federal, Dell, Inc.
  • Anup Ghosh, PhD, Founder & CEO, Invincea
  • Greg Giammittorio, Partner, Corporate and M&A Groups, Morrison & Foerster
  • John Hillen, Operating Partner, LLR Partners

Public-Private Partnerships in Practice: University-Based Tech Transfer

  • Dipanjan Nag, PhD, MBA, IP Shakti, LLC, President & CEO
  • Dr. Jennifer Elisseeff, Johns Hopkins University
  • Steve Kubisen, The George Washington University, Director, Technology Transfer
  • Charles "Tee" Rowe, President & CEO, America's SBDC (Small Business Development Centers)
  • Steve Turner, Protea Biosciences, CEO

Federal & State Government Innovation Practice:  The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) as an Innovation Platform

  • David Webber, Oracle Corp., Information Architect

Government Resources to Support Innovation Practice:  National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps Program

  • Edmund Pendleton, NSF I-Corps, Consultant, Training Leader

Innovation and Regional Economic Development

  • Gilmer Blankenship, University of Maryland, Professor & Associate Chairman, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Chairman, Techno-Sciences
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VARIED KEY FACETS OF INNOVATION

Harvesting Intangible Assets: Strategists for Driving Growth and Shareholder Value

  • Andrew Sherman, Esq., Jones Day LLP, Partner
  • Marv Petry, Esq., Stites Harbison, Partner

The Innovation Platform Revolution: How Mobility & the Cloud Change Business Models

  • Karina Homme, Salesforce.com, Vice President
  • George Churchwell, Tech 2000, President

Beyond the Product: Eight Dimensions of Disruptive Innovation 

  • Kaihan Krippendorff, Outthinker LLC, CEO

Disruptive Innovation in Practice

  • John Callan, Ursa Major Associates, Managing Director
  • Mike Patterson, Graphene Frontiers, CEO
  • Dan Smith, CAPSIM, Co., CEO

Opening the Aperture: Driving Innovation in Big Companies

  • Moderator: Val Livada, MIT, Senior Lecturer, Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Mark Drapeau, PhD., former Director of Innovative Engagement for Microsoft's public sector business & member of their office of Civil Engagement
  • Grant Allen - Senior Vice President, ABB Technology Ventures
  • Max Wessel, SAP, Director of Innovation
  • Debra Mangone, Pfizer, Senior Director, Global Innovation

Innovative Social Enterpreneurship Workshop

  • Kenton Kuhn, Blacktie, LLC, Founder & CEO
  • Andrew Ross, FORCE, Founder & CEO
  • Mark Hecker, Reach, Inc., Executive Director
  • Aneri Patel, Senior Associate, Energy Access, U.N. Foundation & Entrepreneur
  • Wayne Silby, Founder, The Calvert Group

Games & Education

  • Lucien Vattel, GameDesk, CEO
  • Robert Nashak, Survios, COO
  • Shari Hiltbrand, The Kinkaid School, Middle Schools Science Coordinator & 8th Grade Physical Science Instructor

MAKING MORE POWERFUL CONNECTIONS

Innovation Connections: Networking on Steroids

  • Bob Halperin, Alumni Forum Services, Co-Founder

Creating L3: Long-Lasting Links -- Facilitated Networking for Tech/Healthcare Pros

  • Lee Dudka, Dudka & Associates, CEO

URBAN INNOVATION SESSIONS: BIG ISSUES, HUGE OPPORTUNITIES

  • Dr. Pedro Ortiz, World Bank, Senior Consultant
  • Tom Glendening, E3Think, CEO; Inventropolis, Owner
  • Wilmot Allen, 1 World Enterprises, CEO

Transportation Transformation

  • Rebecca Hough, Evatran / Plugless Power, CEO
  • Sebastian Schlebusch, NextBike (Leipzig, Germany), International Development
  • Chris Wogas, BNR, President
  • Mike Calise, Schneider Electric, Executive Director
  • Scott Kolber, Roadify, CEO
  • Karina Ricks, Nelson Nygaard, Principal

Energy: The Lifeblood of the Global Economy

  • Ron Smith, Verdant Power, President
  • Angelique Mercurio, EnerKnol, an ESF Company, CEO
  • Brad Dockser, Green Generation Solutions, CEO
Water
  • Julianna Barbieri, Atlantic Cup, CEO
  • N. Coates, "+" Pool, Founder
  • Sandra Baer, Smart Cities Council, Director, Public Sector Transformation & Outreach
FUNDING SESSIONS

Incubators and Accelerators

    • Sean Glass, Acceleprise.vc, Managing Partner
    • Michael Goldstein, Exhilirator, Founder
    • Paul Singh, Disruption Corporation, Founder
    • Evan Burfield, 1776, Co-Founder
The State of Venture Capital
  • David Hall, Revolution Ventures, Director
  • Pascal Luck, Core Capital Partners, Managing Director
  • Justin Klein, NEA, Partner
  • Philip Eliot, Paladin Capital Group, Managing Director
  • Tom Gillespie, In-Q-Tel, Partner
Angel Investors: What They Want & Who They Fund
  • Liz Sara, Best Marketing LLC, Managing Director; Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Dingman Center at Univ. of MD Smith School of Business
  • Tien Wong, Angel Investor; Tech 2000, CEO
  • Richard Greene, Keiretsu Forum, President, DC Chapter
  • Dan Mindus, Nextgen Angels, Founder
  • Frank Ball, New Dominion Angels
Crowdfunding and the JOBS Act:  Game Changer, or Much Ado About Nothing
  • Ryan Feit, SeedInvest, CEO & Co-Founder
  • Andrew Ross, FORCE, Founder & CEO
  • Sara Hanks, CrowdCheck, Co-Founder & CEO
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INSPIRING WORKFORCE INNOVATION IN UNCERTAIN TIMES TRACK 

Four sessions focus on how to attract and retain top talent

Using STEAM to Power the Workforce of the Future: Women and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics)

  • Dionne Toombs, USDA Institute of Food Safety & Nutrition, Director, Division of Nutrition
  • Julie Kantor, STEM Connector, CEO
  • Ted Wells, STEM Connector, Chief Strategy Officer
Inspiring Workforce Innovation in Uncertain Times
  • Michele Welander-Quaid, Google, CTO & Innovation Evangelist
  • Paul Lawmaster, Altria, Head of Learning & Organizational Development
  • Laurie Gallo, Booz Allen Hamilton, Senior Vice President
  • Hilary Fordwich, Strelmark LLC, CEO
  • Darrell West, Brookings Institute, Founding Director, Center for Technology Innovation 
 What does the workforce of the future look like, and how do we get there?
  • Balaji Ganapathy, Tata Consultancy Services, Head of Workforce Effectiveness
  • Alan Malinchak, Deltek, Chief Learning Officer
  • Jonathan Bennett, USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Program Manager
  • Rebecca Crane, Gartner, VP & Executive Partner
Are people really your most important asset?
  • Fred Stahl, Author, "Worker Leadership"
  • Hilary Fordwich, Strelmark LLC, CEO

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