Panel Speakers

  • Adrian Albus

    Adrian Albus

    Director of Growth Strategy
    Zagster

  • al-munoz

    Al Muñoz

    GSA Federal Acquisition Service, Natl. Capital Region, Special Projects

  • Alan Schlaifer

    Alan N. Schlaifer

    President and Chairman, Wharton Club of DC

  • ali-qureshi

    Ali Qureshi

    Managing Director,
    Surdak & Co.

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    Andres Jordan

    Chief Innovation Catalyst & Certified Design Thinker.

  • anthony-holladay

    Anthony Holladay Jr.

    Division Chief at U.S. Customs & Border Protection Service

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    Anthony Millin

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    Barry Einsig

    Business Development, Autonomous Vehicles
    Cisco

  • bruce-carlson

    Bruce Carlson

    CTO, Lumous, LLC

  • Caen Contee

    Caen Contee

    Lead Marketing & Business Development,
    LimeBike

  • Carl Cornilsen

    Carl Cornilsen

    COO, Citiesense

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    Clem Dinsmore

    Financial Adviser

  • David Adelman

    David Adelman

    VP Business Development,
    Via

  • david-bither

    David Bither

    Managing Director ForwardTrace, LLC

  • David Gilford

    David Gilford

    Senior Director,
    Intersection

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    David Petr

    President and CEO,
    Montgomery County Economic Development Corp. (MCEDC)

  • Derrick Ko

    Derrick Ko

    CEO,
    Spin

  • doug-copley

    Doug Copley

    Deputy CISO, Forcepoint

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    Dr David Bray

    Harvard Executive In-Residence and (Incoming) Executive Director
    People-Centered Internet

  • Chris Hooton

    Dr. Christopher Hooton

    Chief Economist, Internet Association and Senior Scholar, George Washington University Institute of Public Policy

  • dr-marni-falk

    Dr. Marni Falk

    Assoc. Professor - University of Pennsylvania; Perelman School of Medicine

  • Emmaleah Jones

    Emmaleah Jones

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    G. Nagesh Rao

    Chief Technologist and Senior Policy Advisor

    Office of Innovation and Technology U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Investment and Innovation

  • gail-ball

    Gail Gilbert Ball

    Founder & Managing Partner, Chestnut Street Ventures

  • greg-cullison

    Greg Cullison

    CEO, Big Sky Associates

  • Parker

    Holly Parker

    Business Development,
    Noa Technologies

  • Ilya Movshovich

    Ilya Movshovich

    Entrepreneur, Founder, Advisor

  • Jacob Doctoroff

    Jacob Doctoroff

    VP Product,
    Motivate

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    James McCartney

    CIPP/G, CITRMS

  • Jason Torrico

    Jason Torrico

    President + CEO, Latin é

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    Jean-Francois Orsini, Ph.D.

    Chairman, Wharton Club of DC

  • Jeff Thomashow

    Jeff Thomashow

    Founder,
    HopOnHost
    (Moderator)

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    Jennifer Rimbach

    Business Development Specialist,
    US Department of Commerce

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    Jim Chung

    Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • joaquin-aviles-lopez

    Joaquin Aviles-Lopez

    CEO & CO-Founder, i4sd

  • joel-coulter

    Joel Coulter

    Director of Business Development, Honeycomb Networks, Inc.

  • jonathan-dschlaifer

    Jonathan D. Schlaifer

    Northstar IP Law

  • jordan-engel

    Jordan Engel

    President, Engel Imagery

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    Josh Karresch

    Owner, The Gun Dude

  • Joshua Moses

    Joshua Moses, CISSP

    Director, Cybersecurity Performance and Risk Management
    The White House, Executive Office of the President of the United States

  • joyce-hunter

    Joyce Hunter

    CEO, Vulcan Enterprises

  • julia-taxin

    Julia Taxin

    Vice President, Grotech Ventures

  • Kalpesh Upadhye

    Kalpesh Upadhye

    Patent Agent, Northstar IP Law

  • kendall-almerico

    Kendall Almerico

    CEO, Bank Roll Ventures

  • laetitia-gazel-anthoine

    Laetitia Gazel Anthoine

    Founder and CEO,
    Connecthings

  • laurent-balague

    Laurent Balagué

    Co-Founder and CEO, for Metris

  • lee-dudka

    Lee Dudka

    Senior Advisor, SyTrue, Inc.

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    Lee Jones

    Director of Business Development,
    BCycle

  • marcus-lenard

    Lenard Marcus

    Partner, Edison Partners

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    Leslie Jump

    Founder & CEO, Startup Angels

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    Liz Sara

  • Lori-Gillen

    Lori Gillen

    Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Entrepreneurial Development (OED),
    Small Business Administration

  • Maggie Gendron

    Maggie Gendron

    Strategic Development

  • mark-levine

    Mark Levine

    General Partner, Core Capital Partners

  • Mike Beirne

    Michael Beirne

    Founder, MiniRoots

  • MichaelPistorio

    Michael Pistoria, Esq.,

    Partner
    NSIP Law

  • Patrick-Halligan

    Patrick Halligan

    Operations Lead,
    Lyft

  • Paul-DeMaio

    Paul DeMaio

    Principal,
    MetroBike, LLC

  • philipp-meyer-schmeling

    Philipp Meyer-Schmeling

    CEO,
    Noa Technologies, Inc

  • randy-domolky

    Randy Domolky

    Co-Founder and Managing Director, Private Access Network

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    Rick Yost

    Co-Founder, VeteransList.US, US Army (ret.)

  • Rob McPherson

    Rob McPherson

    CEO,
    Baas Bikes

  • Rosemarie Truman

    Rosemarie Truman

    Founder and CEO
    The Center for Advancing Innovation

  • Russell Meddin

    Russell Meddin

    Godfather of US Bike Share (Moderator)

  • ruwan-salgado

    Ruwan Salgado

    Managing Director of Strat8gy

  • Rzepecki

    Ryan Rzepecki

    CEO,
    Social Bicycles

  • tien-wong

    S. Tien Wong

    Chairman, Tech2000 & Lore Systems

  • Sandy Vasan

    Sandy Vasan

    Owner + Principal
    Vasan & Associates

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    Scott Kolber

    CEO,
    Roadify Transit

  • Sean Mallon, Associate Vice President, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Office of the Provost. Photo by Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason University

    Sean Mallon

    Associated VP for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Mason

  • Sridhar-Ramachandran

    Sridhar Ramachandran

    ice President – IoT Solutions
    G+D Mobile Security, Inc

  • Star-Childs

    Star Childs

    CEO,
    Citiesense

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    Susan Persky

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    Suzan French Gennace

    Owner

    FlackShack

  • Tim Ericson

    Tim Ericson

    CEO and Co-Founder,
    Zagster

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    Tim Meyer

    Watson IoT Global CoC Consultant,
    IBM

  • Tom Glendering, Founder of E3Think presenting at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce's Transportation Transformation Global Summit at NYIT in New York on April 26, 2012.

    Tom Glendening

    CEO,
    E3Think

  • WillAmos

    Will Amos

    Co-Founder, Veterans List LLC

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    William Michael Cunningham

    CEO, Creative Investment Research, Inc. and National Crowdfunding Services, LLC

  • Xiaochen Zhang

    Xiaochen Zhang

    President,
    FinTech4Good

  • Ye Sun

    Ye Sun

    COO,
    bluegogo

Adrian Albus
Adrian Albus
Director of Growth Strategy
Zagster
Adrian Albus, Director of Growth Strategy for Zagster, is a business leader with over a decade of diverse business experience as a management consultant, corporate strategist and adjunct business professor. Prior to Zagster, he led the strategy team at Zipcar where he was responsible for identifying growth vectors and building new businesses within Zipcar's mobility portfolio. He is focused on creating and implementing new technology-enabled transportation models that make getting around our cities and towns more efficient, cost-effective, and equitable.
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Al Muñoz
GSA Federal Acquisition Service, Natl. Capital Region, Special Projects

Al Muñoz has many years of experience buying technology for the federal Government and has held leadership roles in acquisition and IT for some of the largest federal agencies.  Al currently works on bringing innovative technology and advanced contracting techniques into the Government, working with some of the newest govtech vendors to bring new technology solutions into the federal marketplace.

Al has earned multiple degrees including a Master of Business Administration earned in 2010.  He completed the Senior Executive Fellows Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2014, and is a 2016 winner of the AFCEA InnovateIT award.

 

Track 5: Govt. Innovation IP, Social Impact
Government Innovation Models
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Alan Schlaifer
Alan N. Schlaifer
President and Chairman, Wharton Club of DC
Alan is the Summit Chair and Club President of the Wharton Club of Washington, DC, of which he has been a member for over 30 years. His dedication to the School and the Club resulted in his becoming a recipient in 2005 of the Club’s Joseph Wharton Award and Wharton’s Distinguished Alumni Service Award. Alan has built a team of fellow alumni to drive membership, programs, benefits, career efforts and embassy programs to new levels on behalf of his fellow alumni, the School and the University.During his tenure, the Club has had 11 annual conferences, including the two Innovation Summits, that have been among the most successful programs run by any of the more than 70 clubs in the global Wharton Alumni Network of over 92,000 alumni. Membership has risen sharply during that period and is among the highest of all Wharton Clubs.  Our Club has recorded many firsts in the Wharton Alumni Network, such as its Joseph Wharton Award Dinner (with the 45th coming this Fall), and a mobile app (for the two Wharton DC Innovation Summits).Alan is an accomplished business attorney whose career has been split between private practice and public service. He received a Distinguished Service Award for his decade of service as a Senior Trial Attorney at the Federal Trade Commission.  He is co-editor of The Law and Business of Resort Development and a prolific writer, with over 280 published articles on business and legal issues.A cum laude graduate of Wharton, Alan was elected president of the School’s Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Society chapter and selected for the Dean’s Student Advisory Council.  He earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School and has been an officer of his Harvard Law School class since he graduated, as well as a past officer of the Harvard Club of DC.
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Ali Qureshi
Managing Director,
Surdak & Co.
Ali brings two decades of experience assisting Federal Government and commercial clients in meeting their technology services needs through innovative solutions. Ali is a Managing Director with Surdak & Company, a strategy consulting firm where we provide hands-on guidance on the use of leading technologies such as Social Media, Data Analytics, Big Data, Cloud, Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning, Cryptography, and Blockchain. Ali is currently the Program Chairman for the Annual Wharton DC Innovation Summit, and recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Wharton Club of DC.Ali served as Vice President of Consulting Services at Xcelerate Solutions, where he was responsible for the organization, development, and management of the delivery personnel. He led the strategic development efforts that helped the company achieve 35% annual growth year over year. Prior to Xcelerate, Ali was Chief Technology Officer for RF Telematics, an early-stage company focused on delivering the MedLogiq data management platform for the healthcare market. Previously, Ali served as the Chief Operating Officer for MedRed LLC which develops and sells Medical Records and Clinical Decision Support Systems to both Government and commercial markets.Ali also served 8 years in the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer for the U.S. House of Representatives in a variety of technology leadership positions. As the Senior Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, he led 700 employees and 1,100 contractors, and oversight for the $1.4B operating budget.Ali holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from Wilkes University and an Executive Master’s Degree from the Wharton School and School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania.Track 5: Govt. Innovation IP, Social Impact Collaborate to Innovate for Public Sector Solutions 9:30 am - 10:45 amTrack 3: Technology Advances & Challenges Blockchain - From Myth to Reality 11:00 am - 12:15 pmTrack 2: Healthcare Innovation Precision Medicine Now + Next 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
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Andres Jordan
Chief Innovation Catalyst & Certified Design Thinker.
Andres has always been about the new and leading companies to innovate faster and doggedly. He is founder of Factor6 Innovation Strategies, a consultancy focused on the effective launch, management and nourishment of innovation ecosystems. He has 30 years experience in technology, all of it deploying, growing and nurturing innovations via the Internet – perhaps the greatest business disruptor of all time. Via his global journeys in multiple capacities, he has realized the importance of adapting change management efforts to differing institutional and macro cultures. And Design Thinking is no exception. He currently serves as Executive Director for China Telecom Americas. Formerly he served as VP of Innovation for Deutsche Telekom, parent to T-Mobile. There he co-founded a global innovation department tasked with creating and accelerating product deployments in the digital content space. He resides in Alexandria, VA. Andres is certifiably crazy about the power of the human creative spirit to drive positive change via innovation and empathic mindsets.
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Anthony Holladay Jr.
Division Chief at U.S. Customs & Border Protection Service

Anthony (Tony) Holladay is the Division Chief, Law Enforcement Operational Programs, at the Blaine Sector, U.S. Border Patrol in Blaine, Washington. DC Holladay provides leadership and oversight for Blaine Sectors operational and administrative programs.

Tony began his civilian Federal Service on July 29, 1996, with the U.S. Border Patrol in the San Diego Sector at the Temecula, California Border Patrol Station. He has over 26 years of law enforcement experience, and excels at building relationships with other agencies on both sides of the international border. His work in Blaine Sector includes numerous beneficial relationships within the local community and congressional offices.

As an agent in Temecula, he worked checkpoint operations, performed duties as a Field Training Officer and Explorer Advisor. He received numerous accolades, including an Agent of the Year Award from the Temecula Valley Women’s Federated for his work with Explorer Program and a Special Congressional Recognition Award.

DC Holladay accepted a transfer and promotion to Senior Patrol Agent (SPA) in January, 2002, at the Indio Border Patrol Station.  As an SPA, he performed checkpoint duties, was a Field Training Officer, ATV Instructor, and ENFORCE Instructor.  He was also instrumental in starting the Indio Station’s Intelligence Unit.   Tony promoted to Supervisory Border Patrol Agent in September of 2003.  As a first-line supervisor he had oversight over several shifts, the Field Training Program, Intelligence and facilities.  In 2008, he promoted to Assistant Chief at Headquarters, Border Patrol, in Washington, DC.  While at HQ, Tony was assigned to the Strategic Planning, Policy and Analyses Division, Planning Branch.  He had oversight over the Operational Requirement Based Budgeting Program and military planning efforts.  He was assigned to the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) Liaison as a DHS Subject Matter Expert. In July 2010, he was promoted to Assistant Chief Patrol Agent in the Blaine Sector. He is a FEMA certified Master Exercise Practitioner and Use of Force Incident Team Member.

Prior to joining the Border Patrol, he was a Security Police Officer/Law Enforcement Specialist in the United States Air Force for 6 years.  He received 2 Air Force Commendation Medals and 2 Air Force Achievement Medals.  He deployed to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. He focused on community involvement, starting a bike patrol unit geared towards increasing public relations and mentoring young adults.

Tony Holladay is 46-years old and is a native of California.  He and his wife, Michelle, have been married for 25 years, have two children, Nathan, 19 and Rachel, 15, and reside in Bellingham, Washington. His hobbies include fly fishing and hunting. He will graduate in 2017 from the University of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership with a Criminal Justice concentration.

 

Track 5: Govt. Innovation IP, Social Impact
Collaborate to Innovate for Public Sector Solutions
9:30 am - 10:45 am

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Anthony Millin
Anthony Millin is a trusted legal and business advisor to start-up, early stage and emerging growth companies. As a corporate and securities attorney, a successful serial entrepreneur and a venture capitalist, he brings a unique legal and business perspective to advising his clients.

"Anthony has had a tremendous impact on the success of my company since we were in the start-up phase," says Dale Nirvani Pfeifer, Founder and CEO of GoodWorld. "He has not only provided sound and creative legal support, but has also served as a key business advisor throughout the growth of my company."

Anthony understands firsthand what it takes to start, scale and manage a company, to successfully prepare for and run a fund raising process, and to address the legal issues faced by a start-up. This background provides him with valuable insights into the legal and business needs of his clients.

Patrick Rathje, President of Ener.co, describes his experience working with Anthony, "Whether we are embarking on a capital raise, negotiating contracts and agreements or developing strategic plans for national and international transactions, Anthony is an integral part of the process. His own experience in launching and building businesses enables him to contribute proven legal and strategic advice to support my company's success."

A creative problem solver and strong advocate dedicated to the success of his clients, Anthony frequently serves as his client’s "outside general counsel", taking a leadership role in managing the full range of their legal needs.

His legal practice includes general corporate counseling, formations, preparation of investor packages, angel and institutional equity and debt financings, joint ventures/strategic partnerships, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions. Anthony also has worked closely with a range of angel and institutional investors, and assists his clients to identify potential investors. He serves businesses across multiple industries, including internet/SaaS, technology, biotech, clean energy, education, finance, manufacturing and health care.

Another specialized skill set Anthony brings to the table is his China-based experience, with which he assists early-stage and middle-market companies interested in conducting business in China, or seeking direct foreign investment from China.

Anthony also serves as a Venture Partner at Urban.Us, a seed stage VC firm; a Member of the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation; and a Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Directors of Lauren’s Light, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and empower families in which a parent with young children has been diagnosed with cancer.
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Barry Einsig
Business Development, Autonomous Vehicles
Cisco
Barry Einsig is the Global Transportation Executive for Cisco’s Internet of Things Vertical Solutions Group. With a broad experience in the Transportation market, Barry has been in the industry for over 15 years serving in a variety of roles providing wired and wireless IP communication networks, video, security and life safety systems for Transportation and Public Safety networks.

1.1. MOVE
Bikes to Autonomous Vehicles, Cities are on the Move.
09.30 to 10.45
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Bruce Carlson
CTO, Lumous, LLC

Summary

Hands on successful LAMP, J2EE, Node.js,  E-Commerce, Video, SASS, Big Data, Cloud and Privacy Engineer, Architect, Educator and Leader.  I've built and led world class teams building award winning services.

Experience

Lumious, LLCCTO2016 - PresentHerndon, VA Bravo Alpha Charlie, LLCPrincipal2013 - PresentLas Vegas, NV Architect software solutions.Lead teams developing software solutionsConsult on privacy issues related to software development. Logitech Inc.Director Engineering2008 - 2013Newark, CA Architected and wrote code including webservices in PHP, Java, MySQL and JavaScript for 22 million user VSaaS.  Webservices included XML, SOAP, Json and Restful Services. Responsible for e-commerce and business integration . Drove the implementation of best practices in International Privacy and PCI management, ensuring a balance of ease of use, feasibility and compliance.  Implemented Privacy by Design and Data Lifecycle Management.Leading role in the cross functional team connecting the business engine of LifeSize cloud video services into Logitech’s Oracle 11i, Digital River, Eloqua and Salesforce instances.Architected  AWS / Hadoop system for analyzing patterns for 22 million user base.SightSpeed Inc.Vice President Engineering2004 - 2008Berkeley, CA Architected SightSpeed for Business, business logic and reporting systems for DELL Video Chat, J2EE SOAP implementation, billing and reporting system for Global VOIP service, AWS-based transcoding and video storage service.   (SOAP written for Oracle Server  uses WML , WSDL, XSLT.) Developed proprietary MVC system after evaluating third party option including ruby on rails.Provided global customer support training and worldwide usability and QA testing for DELL Video Chat.Refactored  codebase to marketing centric abstracted OO which facilitated the company growing from several hundred users to 2 million+Participated in the due-diligence activities for the sale of the company to Logitech in November 2008.Managed global payment processing, systems, relationships and personal. Led mitigation of payment fraud issues.Designed and generated service metrics.Architected VLIP.com video social network in Flash and Adobe Media Server.Webmillennium, LLC.1999 - 2004Financial and Real Estate Systems,Danville, CA e-Close.com - An online real estate settlement portal. The first application launched employing Sun’s Servlet API, e-Close provided an integrated work experience for title companies and let consumers enter data and check status online.HomeGain.com - The first online consumer real estate portal. Architected and built the object library backing to a MS Data Server on Jrun J2EE Server and IISZipRealty.com - Architected and built the original site which provided an embedded document preparation and tracking. Designed input forms, developed library. Site backed to MySQL and ran on jRun J2EE server.AirTouch - Architected J2EE online business customer portal using JBoss as middleware connecting to legacy systems of acquired service map. Trained and mentored AirTouch staff on Object Oriented Development, and automated developmentNexBank - Architected ACH system to processing customer payments directly. Project was developed to meet federal financial reporting requirements. Project was written for deployment in a J2EE (Websphere w/ Sybase Backend) environment.

Licenses & Certifications

FAA Airman CertificateMember of the Bar of the Supreme Court of OhioCertified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)

Teaching

Graduate Faculty  (MBA)Kogod College of Business of The American University, Washington, DCJohn F Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA

Education

University of Akron, Akron, OHMasters in Business Administration, FinanceGraduate Research Assistant to Frederick Moyer, PhD. (Full Tuition plus stipend)Developed Financial Analytics program in FORTRAN backending to Standard and Poor’s Compustat data base.Bachelor of Science4.0 GPA in Major Washington College of Law of The American University, Washington, DC Juris Doctor

Track 4: Funding Options, EdTech
Advances in Education Technology
9:30 am - 10:45 am

Caen Contee
Caen Contee
Lead Marketing & Business Development,
LimeBike
I lead Marketing, Business Development, and Sales within technology startups, and have raised $10M+ for personal ventures, negotiated deals over $40M dollars, led marketing campaigns greater than $4M, grown a product to over 5M users, and advised companies generating millions in revenue. While at Dartmouth College I earned a 4.0 GPA, an NSEP-Boren Scholarship to study business and language in China (Fulbright for undergraduates), and developed proficiency in Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, and Arabic (needs practice). My passions include: scaling sustainable, social impact businesses; personal health; connecting passionate people working on big ideas; nature of any kind; running, biking; community; maximizing human potential; and scaling trust.

3.1. Bike Wars!
Textbook Case of Disruptive Innovation.
01.45 to 03.00

4.1. Bike Wars! (Part Two)
Battle for a $5.4 Trillion Industry?
03.15 to 04.30
Carl Cornilsen
Carl Cornilsen
COO, Citiesense
Carl Cornilsen is the COO and a co-founder of Citiesense, a technology company creating a map-based platform to organize neighborhood-scale development in cities. With 10+ years experience in the real estate, design and building industry, spanning real estate development, investment, and project design, Carl is focused on place-making and urban growth strategies. Carl holds MBA & Master of Architecture degrees from Yale University and a Bachelors of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan. Carl loves to ski, mountain bike and explore cities and all eras of architecture.
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Clem Dinsmore
Financial Adviser
Clem Dinsmore is a financial adviser with Potomac Financial Private Client Group, LLC, McLean, Virginia and registered representative of Commonwealth Financial, Waltham, MA and San Diego, CA.Prior to becoming a financial adviser in 1998, Clem practiced law for 25 years with Congressional committees and Federal credit and financial institutions regulatory agencies.  During those years, Clem pursued an interest in planned community development, affordable housing, environmental protection, the cleanup and reuse of Brownfields sites, and bankruptcy/insolvency law.As a financial adviser, Clem is especially interested in identifying for clients means by which they can invest in securities issued by companies or public bodies that are concerned with climate change mitigation, the realization of environmental or social benefits, or demonstrating sound corporate governance.Clem’s clients include individuals, for-profit business entities and non-profit environmental advocacy organizations.Clem is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Michigan Law School.  The Citizens Climate Lobby and Chesapeake Climate Action Network are among Clem’s advocacy donees.
David Adelman
David Adelman
VP Business Development,
Via
David Adelman is the Vice President of Business Development at Via, establishing global on-demand transportation partnerships. Prior to Via, David led Business Development and Corporate Development at Snagajob, America’s largest marketplace connecting hourly job seekers and employers. David previously founded and led ReelGenie, a venture-backed online video technology company, and Reel Tributes, the nation’s premier producer of high-end personal history films. David received his MBA from the Wharton School, where he majored in Entrepreneurial Management. David graduated as a Palmer Scholar (top 5% of his graduating class) and was selected as Wharton's McGowan Fellow.

Before Wharton, David was an associate with Charlesbank Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm in Boston. He also worked for the management consulting firm Bain & Company, advising clients in Los Angeles, Australia, and India. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Government, cum laude, from Harvard University, and grew up in Israel where he was the Israeli junior national golf champion.

David is a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council and has been featured in Forbes, FOX News, and other publications. In 2013, he was named one of Bisnow’s “30 Under 40” and was invited to join the CEO organization Mindshare. He serves on the Board of Directors for CHIP of Virginia and on the advisory board of Boston International, a nonprofit he co-founded. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife Melissa, son Griffin, and shih tzu puppy Samson.

1.1. MOVE
Bikes to Autonomous Vehicles, Cities are on the Move.
09.30 to 10.45
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David Bither
Managing Director ForwardTrace, LLC

Mr. David Bither has over 20 years’ leadership experience in business strategy and corporate and technology development within the defense, aerospace and national security industries. He is the Managing Director of ForwardTrace, LLC, a company focused on strategy and portfolio development for the emerging situational awareness and remote sensing market. He co-founded and chaired the Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) Technology Consortium (ISRTC), an international group of 84 industry, academic and not-for-profit organizations focused on developing the market for unmanned systems, communications and sensor payloads and data analytics to the defense, national security and commercial market sector.

David was a senior advisor to the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) and performed executive portfolio analysis with JIEDDO (Joint IED Defeat Organization). He served as an ISR subject matter expert  and developed future architectures for DoD sponsored studies examining the department’s emerging ISR requirements.

Prior to starting a business career, David was a career Army officer serving in several operational, command, and senior staff positions. David has an MS in Information Systems Technology from The George Washington University. He graduated from Harvard University’s Executive Studies program and the Defense Acquisition University’s Defense Systems Management College and is certified in both Systems Engineering and Program Management.

 

Track 3: Technology Advances & Challenges
Drones and UAS: Uniquely Innovative Solutions for Today and Tomorrow
9:30 am - 10:45 am

David Gilford
David Gilford
Senior Director,
Intersection
David Gilford leads the Connected Communities practice at Intersection, a technology and design firm formed by Sidewalk Labs and Alphabet to improve life in cities by connecting the physical and digital worlds. David helps real estate developers and cities harness technology to create efficiencies, unlock new sources of revenue, and deliver unique experiences in complex, mixed-use environments.

Prior to Intersection, David held multiple leadership positions with the City of New York, most recently as Vice President for Urban Innovation & Sustainability at the New York City Economic Development Corporation. As a Director of the Center for Economic Transformation, David worked to catalyze entrepreneurship and innovation across New York City, including developing UrbanTech NYC to provide real estate, equipment, and pilot opportunities to fast-growing companies addressing urban challenges.

Earlier in his career, David worked in strategy and finance at General Electric, McKinsey and the Federal Reserve. He has been recognized nationally among the 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Economic Development, as well as one of New York State's Top Ten Energy Government Leaders. David holds a BA in Economics from Williams College and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

2.1. Connect
The Street as an Urban Nervous System.
11.00 to 12.15
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David Petr
President and CEO,
Montgomery County Economic Development Corp. (MCEDC)
As the inaugural President and CEO of MCEDC, David Petr has hit the ground running to develop innovative strategies, strengthen partnerships and promote Montgomery County as a great place to do business. He is charged with leading the MCEDC effort to help businesses start, relocate and expand in the county, as well as connect them to top talent and marketing insight. With enthusiasm to spare, he continues to meet with hundreds of businesses, associations and community partners to better understand their priorities to help shape successful strategies. Through collaboration with strong leaders, his vision is to reinvent economic development for Montgomery County.

David joins MCEDC from the Central Florida Development Council, where as President and CEO, he achieved record-setting job creation and capital investment results. His unique talents in organizational transformation and team building in economic development programs align well with the immediate and long-term goals of Montgomery County. Previously, David was the Executive Director of the Winter Haven Economic Development Council in Florida. In Texas, he has held key marketing management positions in economic development and was an advertising agency owner in Austin.

David appreciates Montgomery County for its diversity of places, people and cultures. He loves exploring the many assets of the county — enjoying a play at the Olney Theatre Center, hiking along Bethesda’s Crescent Trail or discovering great Montgomery County parks with his kids. An avid photographer, he is frequently armed with his camera to capture the moment.

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor’s in Advertising, he went on to pursue a Master’s in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin. Between universities, David joined an archeological dig in which an amazing Creek Indian Village was discovered, dating back to the 1400s. His current adventure is to find innovative ways to bring partners together to create a stronger collective business impact throughout the region.
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Derrick Ko
CEO,
Spin
Derrick has spent over a decade in consumer technology, working on products ranging from marketplaces to transportation. He was most recently a Product Manager on the Growth team at Lyft, who acquired his Y Combinator and True Ventures-backed startup. Prior to that, he was Team Lead at Pivotal Labs, spent time at Microsoft, and started a company right after college. A Boston native, Derrick grew up in New York City and graduated from Purdue University with a degree in computer engineering.

3.1. Bike Wars!
Textbook Case of Disruptive Innovation.
01.45 to 03.00

4.1. Bike Wars! (Part Two)
Battle for a $5.4 Trillion Industry?
03.15 to 04.30
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Doug Copley
Deputy CISO, Forcepoint

With 25 years’ experience in IT, information security and data privacy, Doug Copley is a passionate advocate and evangelist for effective information security and data privacy risk management for both organizations and individuals.

Doug has held various roles throughout his career including those of Chief Privacy Officer and Chief Information Security Officer. Her is co-founder and past Chairman of the Michigan Healthcare Cybersecurity Council and remains active in various industry activities and workgroups. Currently, Doug is Deputy CISO and Sr. Security & Privacy Strategist with Forcepoint where he not only provides oversight of internal security efforts, but also stays tuned to industry threats and best practices and provides thought leadership and advice to leaders across industries. Doug can frequently be found speaking or blogging on information security, data privacy and leadership topics for everyone’s benefit.

 

Track 2: Healthcare Innovation
Bridging Gaps/Getting ROI in Healthcare Cybersecurity
9:30 am - 10:45 am

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Dr David Bray
Harvard Executive In-Residence and (Incoming) Executive Director
People-Centered Internet
Dr. David A. Bray was named one of the top "24 Americans Who Are Changing the World" under 40 by Business Insider in 2016. He was also named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for 2016-2021. He also accepted a role of Co-Chair for an IEEE Committee focused on Artificial Intelligence, automated systems, and innovative policies globally for 2016-2017 and has been serving as a Visiting Executive In-Residence at Harvard University since 2015. He has also been named a Marshall Memorial Fellow for 2017-2018 and will travel to Europe to discuss Trans-Atlantic issues of common concern including exponential technologies and the global future ahead. Dr. Bray served as IT Chief for the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leading the program's technology response to during 9/11, anthrax in 2001, Severe Acute Respiratory System in 2003, and other international public health emergencies. He volunteered in 2009 to deploy to Afghanistan to help "think differently" on military and humanitarian issues. In 2012, he became the Executive Director for the bipartisan National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community, later receiving the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal. He served as the Chief Information Officer for the Federal Communications Commission, leading FCC's IT Transformation. Through the efforts of a team of positive change agents, he led the transformation of the FCC's legacy IT with more than 207 different systems to award-winning tech. This included rolling-out new cloud-based IT that achieved results in 1/2 the time at 1/6 the cost. Dr. Bray also received the global CIO 100 Award twice, which usually is awarded to private sector Fortune 500 companies, both in 2015 and 2017, for his transformational leadership.
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Dr. Christopher Hooton
Chief Economist, Internet Association and Senior Scholar, George Washington University Institute of Public Policy
Dr. Christopher Hooton is an economist and policy expert specializing in economic development, spatial analysis, and evaluation. He currently serves as the Chief Economist at Internet Association, a leading trade association for internet firms, and as a Senior Scholar at the George Washington University Institute of Public Policy. Dr. Hooton’s primary areas of research include economic development, urban and regional development, and public policy. In particular, his work has largely focused on area-based development policies, technology and innovation, micro-geographic economic policies, and evaluation techniques.

Prior to joining Internet Association, Dr. Hooton served as a consultant to the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank as well as other leading organizations and was formerly a Lecturer at the Social Science Research Methods at the University of Cambridge. He has also written two novels, entitled Observance and Peregrine East, and a travel memoir, entitled How to Backpack With Your Parents. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Hooton holds degrees from the University of Miami, the London School of Economics, and his doctorate from the University of Cambridge where he also served as the captain of the university’s boxing team.
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Dr. Marni Falk
Assoc. Professor - University of Pennsylvania; Perelman School of Medicine

Marni J. Falk, M.D., received her B.S. in Biology graduating Summa cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, as well as M.D. in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society from a combined 7-year program at the George Washington University School of Medicine.  She completed dual specialty training in a 5-year Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics residency program at Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Falk is an Associate Professor in the Division of Human Genetics within the Department of Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.  She directs the CHOP Mitochondrial Medicine Center to aid in the evaluation and management of individuals of all ages with suspected mitochondrial disease.  She works to improved diagnostic approaches and resources for mitochondrial disease, including organization of a global Mitochondrial Disease Sequence Data Resource (MSeqDR) consortium.

Dr. Falk is PI of a translational research CHOP laboratory that investigates causes and global metabolic consequences of mitochondrial disease, as well as targeted pharmacologic therapies, in C. elegans, zebrafish, mouse, and human cell models of respiratory chain dysfunction, with transition to clinical treatment trials in mitochondrial disease patients.  She has authored over 80 publications in human genetics and mitochondrial disease, and directs the CHOP/UPENN Mitochondria Research Affinity Group.  She is a Scientific and Medical Advisory Board member of The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation; Scientific Advisory Board member of the Genesis Foundation; CHOP-site PI of the North American Mitochondrial Disease Consortium; and member of the MMS, SPR, SIMD, ASHG, and ACMG.

 

Track 2: Healthcare Innovation
What's Your Digital Playbook for Aligning Those Facing Change?
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

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Emmaleah Jones
Emmaleah is a recent graduate from the College of William & Mary, with majors in urban studies and public health. In the summer of 2016, she conducted research analyzing resilience and urban governance in the city of Semarang, Indonesia. In collaboration with the municipal government of Semarang, she examined the distribution of environmental and epidemiological vulnerability across the city, and placing them in the context of their relationship to the formal planning strategies employed by the municipality. She was particularly concerned with the concept of urban resilience and took to analyzing the various implications of that concept in a developing coastal city. Her research emphasizes community planning and placemaking as tools to burgeon a community’s resilience, particularly in highly vulnerable neighborhoods.
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G. Nagesh Rao
Chief Technologist and Senior Policy Advisor

Office of Innovation and Technology U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Investment and Innovation
Nagesh Rao serves as Chief Technologist & Entrepreneur in Residence with the US Small Business Administration’s Office of Investment & Innovation. His portfolio of work includes advising senior leadership around the SBIR/STTR programs, leading the SBA Growth Accelerator program and Co-Leading Coordination of the Fueling Small Business Innovation Interagency Policy Committee for the White House’s Lab to Market Commercialization Agenda. As well handle all things “techie” and “nerd-related”.

Over the last 15 years, Nagesh has been afforded the privilege to work and/or consult with numerous organizations in the public, private, and not for profit space, which culminated in his helping create programmatic endeavors such as i6 Green, FLoW, Patents for Humanity, VT-Arc Additive Manufacturing Prize Challenge, and SBA Growth Accelerator Competition. Nagesh’s musings (written and oratorical) have been featured and/or quoted via TechCrunch, WAMC-NPR, The Scientist, The National Academies, MIT XPrize Lab, Stanford d-School, The Hill, FedTech Magazine, DC Inno, Technical.ly DC, NextGov, Daily Mirror (Sri Lankan version), Financial Times (Sri Lankan version), and The Courier-Journal.

His credentials include a MBA (Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship) from the University of Maryland-College Park, a MSc in Legal Studies-Intellectual Property Law from Albany Law School, a BSc dual-major in Materials Engineering and Philosophy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Patent Bar License from the USPTO (Registration Number: 69006). Nagesh is a former Mirzayan Fellow of The National Academies and a 2016 USA Eisenhower Fellow where he embarked on travels to Vietnam and Sri Lanka engaging in cutting edge endeavors with senior leaders from the private, public, and ngo sectors in those two countries. Among many accolades that Nagesh has received over the years, prominent ones include the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman & Hind Rattan awards from the NRI Welfare Society, and the Scott McKay Commencement Prize & Alumni Key Awards from his undergraduate alma mater.
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Gail Gilbert Ball
Founder & Managing Partner, Chestnut Street Ventures

Gail is a fintech executive who has had a long career leading tech teams at global financial services firms. Building and overseeing a broad swath of entrepreneurial groups, she has held decision-making posts at nearly every seat around the financial services table—banking executive, regulator, service provider, and board member—in both for-profit and social-impact markets. Among her many areas of expertise: financial services, portfolio development, financial analysis, and information tech.

Gail most recently served as a C-suite member of The Bancorp Bank, the innovative banking solution provider for the most recognizable names in digital banking. She also filled other executive roles at PNC Bank, Chase and Capital One, and NCO Financial Systems. In addition, Gail headed the Payments Studies Group at the Richmond Fed and served as Board Member and Risk Committee Chair at Kompanion, one of Central Asia’s largest microfinance institutions. She started out at Mellon Bank in corporate development, identifying and leading M&A transactions.

Gail has a BS Economics, Finance and Statistics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (‘79). She is a member of multiple entrepreneurial, venture, and financial interest groups, including Venture Capital Group, On Startups, Innovation in Payments, and Global Financial Markets.

 

Track 4: Funding Options, EdTech
Angel Investing Pitch Session
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

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Greg Cullison
CEO, Big Sky Associates

Greg Cullison is Chief Operating Officer at Big Sky Associates in Washington, D.C., a management consulting firm specialized in process improvement. In this capacity he serves as the company Insider Threat Subject Matter Expert to expand corporate knowledge and advise clients on industry best practices for their own security, suitability and Insider Threat programs using process improvement and performance management methodologies.

Mr. Cullison has 25 years of experience in cross-functional strategy, operational improvement and multinational teams. His particular areas of focus is Insider Threat prevention, detection and remediation. He has worked for both public and private sector organizations, including the U.S. State Department, U.S. Navy, Big 4 consulting firms, and an insider threat software company. He holds degrees from Princeton University and Claremont McKenna College.

 

Track 2: Healthcare Innovation Bridging Gaps/Getting ROI in Healthcare Cybersecurity 9:30 am - 10:45 am

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Holly Parker
Business Development,
Noa Technologies
In her 20+ years developing sustainable transportation policy and programs, Holly's work has facilitated quantifiable shifts in commuters’ drive alone behavior to transit, ridesharing, walking, bicycling and teleworking. Her career has focused on the ability of technology to facilitate and demystify transit and other sustainable transportation options. Holly introduced the first carsharing and modern bikesharing systems to Yale University and the state of Connecticut, while Director of Sustainable Transportation Systems at Yale.

Holly holds an MS Environmental Studies / Pollution Prevention from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and a BA, Political Science from the University of New Hampshire.

1.1. MOVE
Bikes to Autonomous Vehicles, Cities are on the Move.
09.30 to 10.45
Ilya Movshovich
Ilya Movshovich
Entrepreneur, Founder, Advisor
Ilya Movshovich has been an entrepreneur from an early age. Ilya is a former CEO and Founder of a Bay Area based company CARMAnation, dubbed the “Airbnb of parking”. As a seasoned executive, leader, and business strategist he has consulted for Venture Capital funds, mentored at Innovation labs, and advised at many of the prominent Silicon Valley startups, with his primary concentration being ventures in the transportation and the peer-to-peer/sharing economy space.

1.1. MOVE
Bikes to Autonomous Vehicles, Cities are on the Move.
09.30 to 10.45
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Jacob Doctoroff
VP Product,
Motivate


3.1. Bike Wars!
Textbook Case of Disruptive Innovation.
01.45 to 03.00

4.1. Bike Wars! (Part Two)
Battle for a $5.4 Trillion Industry?
03.15 to 04.30
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James McCartney
CIPP/G, CITRMS
James McCartney is the CEO of Truvincio, LLC and an Identity Management, Privacy & Security Consultant and Subject Matter Expert.  He is a coauthor of the book If You Are Me, Then Who Am I? The Personal and Business Reality of Identity Theft.Mr. McCartney founded Truvincio to make simple, effective security and privacy solutions available to small businesses at an affordable price.Prior to Truvincio, Mr. McCartney was a consultant with BearingPoint and Deloitte, where he worked with the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare IT (ONC), and Ginnie Mae.His experience protecting organizations includes serving as an IT Security Manager for Ginnie, seeing them through numerous audits and their initial implementation of cloud services. He also served as the Privacy & Security Subject Matter Expert for ONC’s Community of Practice for Health Information Exchanges (HIE). This included providing implementation for each state HIE helping them to make health information exchange safe and effective.He has played a key role in shaping the direction of the security marketplace. He led the DoD effort to replace the use of Social Security Numbers, led an interagency work group under the Federal CIO Council to develop plans for how citizens can interact with the Federal government on-line and participated in the development of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, an initiative signed by the president in 2011 intended to cost effectively raise security for consumers online. He has worked with the Federal Trade Commission, including providing advice to the Identity Protection and Privacy division of the FTC on the implementation of the Red Flags Rule.He is a sought-after speaker on Identity Theft and Privacy having spoken to groups such as the International Association for Privacy Professionals, the Department of Navy CIO, the Public Risk Managers Association, the American National Standards Institute’s ID Management Standards Panel, Adobe, and JD Power.Prior to working in this field, he was a Nuclear Engineer and Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy and is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy.
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Jason Torrico
President + CEO, Latin é
As the President and CEO of theentertainment network Latin é, Jason "The Don" Torrico is revolutionizing the Latin entertainment industry through his belief of Uplifting Latinos Through Quality Entertainment. He felt the needs of second and third generation Latinos, who spoke predominantly English, were not being met by traditional Latin television, and decided to redefine Latin entertainment with new original programming. His vision for Latin é is for it to become a nationally broadcasted channel providing a portal for the American Latino.

Jason was born and raised in Queens, New York. His path towards leadership began at the age of 11 when he joined the Boy Scouts. Later on at 17 he earned the rank of Eagle Scout, along with a congressional nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy. He chose a different path after graduating from high school, and decided to enlist in the United States Marine Corps; where he served two four-year tours before being honorably discharged in late 2003. He received many awards throughout his military career such as the Combat Action Ribbon, Humanitarian Service Medal, NATO Medal, and National Defense Service Medal to name a few.

He has a history of entrepreneurship beginning with his first company, which he started in 2004, Virtual Sentries Inc., an IT and business consulting firm. In 2009 he had the honor of being entered into Cambridge’s Who’s Who of executives and professionals.

With these various experiences under his belt, in 2012 he decided to venture out into an industry he was unfamiliar with because he wanted to start a movement. He wanted to create a Latin entertainment company that both uplifted American Latinos and catered to their specific needs. “I wanted to create something that would meet our entertainment needs as American Latinos while brightening our image and giving Latinos something to be proud of,” he says.
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Jean-Francois Orsini, Ph.D.
Chairman, Wharton Club of DC
Born in Vietnam and raised in Morocco, France and Monaco, Jean-Francois Orsini has earned both his MBA and Ph.D. from Wharton. He also graduated from one of the 3 best business schools in France, ESCP Europe. In former activities he was involved in Investment Finance, Real Estate, Business Ethics, Management training and Strategy, he is now about to start a new venture in Corporate Health Management bringing to companies a tool to cut in half the incidence of chronic diseases and slashing their employees’ health insurance costs. As a hobby, he teaches MBA level courses in Washington DC universities. He is the chairman of the Wharton School Club of Washington DC. He is a Third Order Dominican in the Catholic Church; he was prior of his chapter for two terms. He is a Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre. He has 6 daughters.
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Jeff Thomashow
Founder,
HopOnHost
(Moderator)
Jeff is an impact-focused entrepreneur creating innovative business models that tackle pressing urban challenges. Jeff is currently a Co-Founder of HOST, a last-mile mobility company focused on reinventing the traditional pedicab for the 21st century. Jeff was previously Director of Project Development at P3 Global Management (P3GM), a smart city start-up that developed mobility public-private partnerships with cities.

Prior to moving to NYC, Jeff was Vice President with Delphos International, a DC-based boutique financial advisory and consulting firm focused on innovative financing for infrastructure projects in the emerging markets. From large-scale renewable energy, telecoms infrastructure, and real estate projects, to affordable housing, schools, distributed water and energy projects, Jeff helped private companies to structure and tap into the financial resources of development finance institutions (DFIs) and government agencies located in Washington D.C. and across the globe.

Jeff holds a B.A in International Finance & Marketing and Spanish Literature from the University of Miami (FL). Jeff is a registered representative and holds a FINRA Series 7 and Series 63 Securities License.

1.1. MOVE
Bikes to Autonomous Vehicles, Cities are on the Move.
09.30 to 10.45

2.1. Connect
The Street as an Urban Nervous System.
11.00 to 12.15
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Jennifer Rimbach
Business Development Specialist,
US Department of Commerce
Jennifer Rimbach is on an Access to Capital team at the U.S. Department of Commerce. She is responsible for driving middle-market growth by connecting firms to traditional and alternative sources of capital (i.e. angel/venture capital, private equity) and creating high impact business-to-business linkages.

Since 2015, Jennifer helped organize the first-ever official U.S. delegation of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) SME Summit in Manila, Philippines. She most recently participated in Secretary Pritzker’s In-Residence program, which involved leveraging open-source platforms alongside a team of data scientists, engineers, and developers to unleash data to encourage American business innovation.

Jennifer previously worked in development finance, with extensive public and private sector experience in Asia-Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. She also worked as a Policy Analyst at the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF). Jennifer holds advanced degrees from Duke University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
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Jim Chung
Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Jim Chung is the Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at George Washington University, and a Co-Principal Investigator for the NSF Innovation Corps Node in Washington DC (DC I-Corps). He was previously the Director of the Mtech Venture Accelerator and the Founding Director of the Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund at the University of Maryland. Prior to Mtech, he served as a Director for New Business Development at the Corporate Executive Board. He was also Vice President at Cherington Capital (now Intervale Capital), a middle market private equity firm in the oilfield equipment and services industry.

Jim started his private sector career as an early stage venture capital investor, most recently at incTANK Ventures, where he was the managing director. Some previous and current investments include Agamatrix, Nexaweb, Ulterra, Zymetis (now Aemetis), FlexEl, FiscalNote, and TravelBank. Before becoming an investor, Jim was an academic researcher studying how business, government, and academia work together to create new innovations in high technology industries. He has been a researcher at MIT, Harvard, University of Tokyo (Fulbright Fellow), ETRI (NSF EAPSI Fellow), STEPI (Korea), and KAIST. He was named in 2015 and 2017 by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the Top 100 Tech Titans in DC and by Hot Topics as one of the Top 100 Entrepreneurship Professors worldwide.

Jim received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Stanford University and was a Ph.D. candidate at MIT.
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Joaquin Aviles-Lopez
CEO & CO-Founder, i4sd

Joaquin has more than 14 years of experience in infrastructure planning, project management and international development. He served as Director of Operations of the Millennium Villages project (MVP), a global partnership between Millennium Promise, The Earth Institute at Columbia University and the United Nations. The projects operate in several countries in sub-Saharan African, partnering with governments in the areas on public health, education, agriculture, business development and infrastructure.

Previously Mr. Aviles Lopez has worked in the Public Sector at the Department of Planning and Transport with the Government of Granada, Spain. He has also experience in the Private Sector where he worked as Project Manager in the execution of several infrastructure projects. He is currently the Director of Planning and Operations at P3 Global Management, a global smart city infrastructure company, delivering innovative solutions to help cities become more sustainable and resilient.

Mr Aviles Lopez holds a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Granada in Spain, and a MS on International and Public Affairs with focus on International Development at the New School in New York.

 

Track 1: Urban Innovation
Energy is society’s lifeblood; affecting how we live, work and play
9:30 am - 10:45 am

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Joel Coulter
Director of Business Development, Honeycomb Networks, Inc.
Joel Coulter has successfully launched two UAS companies EchoStorm Worldwide, LLC and KSI Data Sciences. While with EchoStorm, Joel captured business with DHS NOC, Defense, First Responder, and Border and Port Security clients addressing their ability to integrate Unmanned Systems situational awareness capabilities with their other fixed security/surveillance systems. He was a Board member of DC-Chapter AUVSI and National Defense University’s Star-Tides Committee, and led Counter-Terrorism, Humanitarian Assistance, and Stability UAS exercise and training programs involving U.S. and global partners with next gen ICT/ISR and Unmanned Systems innovations.Joel worked with a team to set up a UAS Consortium and led a team with UAVPRO that enabled Fort Pickett to become a National Guard UAS Center of Excellence. During the grant proposal process, Joel worked with Gary Haines now in Oregon to gather over $4.5M in “In-Kind” Unmanned Systems contributions that could be matched by Virginia’s Tobacco Commission grant.Over the last two years Joel has been working to form the Secure Chain and the DVA-Consortiums ability to capture global Border, Port, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Logistics and Supply, Agriculture and Energy business involving UAS. Joel’s most recent work to advance Non-DoD UAS business can be seen at www.ksivideo.com. Track 3: Technology Advances & Challenges Drones and UAS: Uniquely Innovative Solutions for Today and Tomorrow 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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Jonathan D. Schlaifer
Northstar IP Law
Jonathan D. Schlaifer is an experienced patent attorney with experience in protecting his clients’ technologies through prosecution and counseling. Mr. Schlaifer’s background as a software engineer, a Patent Examiner, and a lawyer make him a valued asset to clients who wish to manage their intellectual property.As a Patent Attorney, Mr. Schlaifer has worked on a large number of computer-related applications, including a wide variety of hardware and software technologies, as well as various technologies in electronic and mechanical fields, including a variety of medical devices and business methods applications.He worked as a software engineer at the National Library of Medicine and as a Patent Examiner before attending law school. During law school, Mr. Schlaifer was an intern at the Solicitor’s Office of the USPTO, assisting in litigation. Mr. Schlaifer has also practiced law as a patent prosecutor at large law firms in the Washington, DC area, including a general practice firm and IP boutiques. Mr. Schlaifer has represented a variety of large clients as well as smaller clients, preparing and prosecuting applications, advising clients, assisting with legal research, due diligence, and litigation support work. During his time at large firms, Mr. Schlaifer also worked on a variety of pro bono cases, such as in landlord-tenant law and family law cases. Track 5: Govt. Innovation IP, Social Impact IP-Driven Innovation: Patent Protection for the Modern Entrepreneur 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
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Jordan Engel
President, Engel Imagery

Jordan Engel is an innovation expert and a long time drone practitioner.

Jordan joined the DC Drones User Group soon after its founding in 2012. Its 2700 members are a diverse group of engineers, pilots, and policy experts that work to expand UAVs in society, including art, search and rescue, conservation, mapping, and dozens of uses more. We also look at topics like safety, and privacy that give adoption pause.

He bought his first drone soon after, and abandoned the trickier art of RC helicopter flying. This was back when drones looked less like Apple products as they do now, and more like some plumbing equipment ate too many calculators and threw up on themselves. His neighbors are the harbingers of a world in which drones hover over our backyards and outside our windows.

Much of his technology work is in aerospace, defense, and intelligence (DHS S&T, NGA, NASA, Lockheed Martin, DOD) focusing on information exchange, situational awareness, and process improvement. He also works with entrepreneurs, coaching them from good ideas to sustainable businesses. This work is both in defense (DOD Velociter), and with organizations with social and environmental impact (Clean Tech Open, Global Social Benefit Incubator).

 

Track 3: Technology Advances & Challenges Drones and UAS: Uniquely Innovative Solutions for Today and Tomorrow 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Josh Karrasch poses for a portait in The Gun Dude.  Karrasch, owner and CEO of The Gun Dude, founded the company as Karrasch Enterprises, LLC in 2012 and facilitated firearms transfers from his home in Fairfax County, VA.  When his business became large enough, he needed a commercial space and opened his Falls Church location in January 2015.  Karrasch's ambition is to see The Gun Dude change the firearms industry and culture by eventually having a store in every major US city. (Photo by Samuel McGaughey)
Josh Karresch
Owner, The Gun Dude
Joshua enjoys being called a “serial entrepreneur”; as the founder of The Gun Dude and a founding steward at YourMethod, his passion for building novel communities shines through nicely. Before devoting himself to the full time pursuit of his passion as an entrepreneur, he was a Counterintelligence Agent at The Pentagon Force Protection Agency. That was preceded by a 10-year career as a Paramedic with some occasional forays into carpentry as a trade.Joshua’s educational career has spanned over a 12 year period and includes an MBA, a Bachelor’s Degree  in Psychology, numerous Community College courses, certification as a paramedic and credentialing as a Counterintelligence Agent by the Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy. What may appear to be a disjointed path of coursework is exactly how Josh likes it, as he believes that being a generalist is crucial to success in a dynamically changing world.Joshua earned the award of Eagle Scout at 18 and joined the US Navy at 20 serving honorably for five years as a Hospital Corpsman. After his time in the Navy and while attending the University of California, Santa Cruz, he founded the “UCSC VETS” program and “Student Veterans of America at UCSC” to support veterans returning to higher education. He also participated in Mission Entrepreneur, a Veteran Entrepreneur Organization, as the Chair of the Membership Board in an effort to support other veterans in enjoying the satisfaction of entrepreneurship. A little known fact is that Joshua is the Co-producer on a short Indie film, “The Creature,” that was directed by a childhood friend of his.Josh often finds his creativity fueled by the outdoors and exposure to new and different ideas. He is looking forward to what the future holds for not only the current projects but those that have yet to take shape. If you are ever in Northern Virginia stop in for a cup of Gun Dude Coffee and say hi!
Joshua Moses
Joshua Moses, CISSP
Director, Cybersecurity Performance and Risk Management
The White House, Executive Office of the President of the United States
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Joyce Hunter
CEO, Vulcan Enterprises
Joyce Hunter is a strategic-doer and a social entrepreneur. She is the former Deputy Chief Information Officer for Policy and Planning for the Department of Agriculture.In addition to policy and technology planning, Ms. Hunter oversaw the Departments 3.4 billion dollar IT investment portfolio, is the creator of the USDA’s Open Data STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Agriculture and Math) summer camp for underserved youth, managed 3 successful Hackathons and was the executive sponsor of the IT Fellows Program.With over 30 years’ experience in the information technology industry, Ms. Hunter demonstrated a strong ability to build and sustain relationships with public/private stakeholders, develop and lead innovative projects and inter-agency initiatives.  Ms. Hunter was the CEO of Vulcan Enterprises prior to her federal appointment and has returned to that role. Vulcan is an IT service and strategic management consulting organization, where she also provides executive advisory services to corporate and federal CXO’s. She served over 10 years with Lotus Development Corporation, rising to the level of Global Account Manager for Ernst and Young International and Marriott International for the U.S., Asia, Europe and Africa.Ms. Hunter earned a BA from Villanova University and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and has a certificate in Emotional Intelligence. She was selected by the editors of FedScoop to be included in the 2017 and 2016 annual list of "D.C.’s Top 50 Women in Technology” and the 2016 Top 50 Federal Leaders and a 2017 recipient of the Roy L. Clay Sr. Technology Pinnacle Award as one of the 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology and a recipient of the Wharton DC Club Joseph A. Wharton award.Ms. Hunter is on the advisory board of the Global Women in STEM, a member of STEMConnector’s Million Women Mentors and recently published in The Handbook of Federal Government Leadership and Administration: Transforming, Performing and Innovating in a Complex World (Routledge 2017). Track 5: Govt. Innovation IP, Social Impact Collaborate to Innovate for Public Sector Solutions 9:30 am - 10:45 amTrack 2: Healthcare Innovation Precision Medicine Now + Next 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
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Julia Taxin
Vice President, Grotech Ventures

Track 4: Funding Options, EdTech
Venture Capital Trends and Pitch Session
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Kalpesh Upadhye
Kalpesh Upadhye
Patent Agent, Northstar IP Law
Kalpesh Upadhye is a patent agent at Northstar IP Law. He holds a Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh. His thesis work focused on multi-parametric investigation of mechano-sensitive ion channels by combining single-cell electrophysiology with atomic force microscopy using microfluidic devices.Prior to joining NSIP, Dr. Upadhye was a patent agent in the Northern Virginia offices of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP. At Pillsbury, he worked on prior art analysis, patent portfolio analysis, due diligence, patent drafting and prosecution, as well as post-grant proceedings. His areas of focus at Pillsbury included remote patient monitoring systems, drug delivery, biosensors, medical devices, biomaterials, mechanical and electromechanical devices, composites and alloys, semiconductors, thin film devices, and solid state devices.Before Pillsbury, Dr. Upadhye served as technical specialist and patent agent in the Pittsburgh office of Pepper Hamilton, LLP, where he assisted in several due diligence projects. He also prosecuted numerous patent applications relating to pharmaceutical compositions, neuroscience, nano-scale materials, recyclable materials, meta-materials, electro-optic devices, flexible electronics, and semiconductor fabrication methods, electro-optic devices, microfluidics, and micro- and nano-fabrication.
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Kendall Almerico
CEO, Bank Roll Ventures
Kendall Almerico was named “one of the top crowdfunding and JOBS Act attorneys in the country” by Forbes. Venture Beat named Kendall one of the 20 most influential thought leaders on crowdfunding in the world. Inc. magazine named Kendall to its list of “Top 19 Crowdfunding Experts Startups Need to Know.” Onalytica ranked Kendall #1 on its 2016 list of the Top 100 crowdfunding influencers in the world. Kendall and his crowdfunding websites have appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Washington Times, Huffington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg, Reuters, the New York Daily News, Business Insider, Christian Science Monitor, Fox Business Network, Yahoo News and hundreds of newspaper, blog, radio and television interviews including CNN, CNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, CCTV and Bloomberg TV. Kendall is also CEO of Bankroll Ventures, who owns and operates BankRoll, an equity crowdfunding website focused on Regulation A+ Mini IPOs and 506(c) and 506(b) private placements. Kendall is a regular crowdfunding columnist for Entrepreneur.com and a highly sought after international keynote speaker. Kendall practices law with the law firm of Almerico Law in Florida and Washington DC. Track 4: Funding Options, EdTech Crowdfunding Workshop 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
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Laetitia Gazel Anthoine
Founder and CEO,
Connecthings

Connecthings is the European leader of the Internet of Public Things. They transform cities of all sizes into world-class smart cities by connecting the physical world with the digital world. When Laetitia started the company in 2007, she had a strong vision and intuition that smartphones would be a promising bridge to connect the passive, physical world of street furniture, bus stops, shop windows, etc. to relevant digital content, delivering that content to a specific individual, at a specific location, at a specific point in time. Put simply, Connecthings facilitates the implementation of a wide range of mobile services through their proprietary networks of intelligent beacons; typically deploying iBeacon, NFC, and QR code technologies as a combined package at points of presence throughout a city. This is how the magic works: they make the invisible, visible, and the unconnected, connected.

Connecthings is based in Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Milan, Rio de Janeiro.

Prior to Connecthings, Laetitia worked for mobile operators, solution providers and major device manufacturers. In 1999 she managed the implementation of the first Mobile internet gateway for Orange. In 2001, she founded a consultancy company to provide operational support in mobile value added services implementation. Her vision of the mobile internet and the internet of things took Laetitia to found Connecthings in 2007.

In 2011, Women Business Mentoring Initiative selected Laetitia to enter the WBMI mentoring program. Today, Laetitia is proud to be part of WBMI as a mentor.

Laetitia is an engineer and is member of INRIA board. Public science and technology institution established in 1967, Inria is the only public research body fully dedicated to computational sciences. Combining computer sciences with mathematics, Inria’s 3,449 researchers strive to invent the digital technologies of the future.



2.1. Connect
The Street as an Urban Nervous System.
11.00 to 12.15
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Laurent Balagué
Co-Founder and CEO, for Metris

Founder and CEO of forMetris, Laurent has been helping his clients to improve their learning performance for 11 years. He works with all types of stakeholders in this industry: Corporate Universities, global or local L&D departments, government entities, and training providers.

forMetris solutions are now used by more than 500 L&D teams across 15 languages, customers include many global 2000 companies including Danone, L’Oréal, Novartis, Total, Société Générale, KLM, Adecco...

Prior to creating forMetris, Laurent was a consultant for McKinsey & Company, and a lean manufacturing expert at Faurecia.

 

Track 4: Funding Options, EdTech
Advances in Education Technology
9:30 am - 10:45 am

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Lee Dudka
Senior Advisor, SyTrue, Inc.

LEE DUDKA is Senior Adviser at SyTrue, a data-driven-healthcare company providing next-gen analytics across the care continuum. He’s been strategic adviser at pharma and technology companies (BMS, J&J, Pfizer, ABB, Honeywell), a partner in an eyecare drug startup, plus served as NIH Fellow and psychotherapist, and taught (Princeton, SUNY, Rutgers).

As business strategist, he’s served board rooms, campuses and key business units, including healthcare, technology, education and medicine – plus multi-billion-dollar heart, urology, and anti-depression drugs (and the strategy plans behind them).  He’s led IT teams on projects for Fortune 100s and major US universities.

As executive issues coach (C-levels and teams), he’s served F500 and Global 2000 companies, providing board strategy retreats and working with over 200 teams. This includes writing global product plans and C-level speeches (3 appearing in “Vital Speeches,” the publication-of-record for US speeches).  He’s served as communications executive and president, co-led the Princeton Writing Workshop, and was training program leader for NJ state penitentiary honors camp inmates.  He’s received a number of awards, including the annual Alumni Award for Service to Princeton University.

Email: leedudka@verizon.net

 

Track 2: Healthcare Innovation
Precision Medicine Now + Next
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

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Lee Jones
Director of Business Development,
BCycle
Lee Jones is Director of Business Development for BCycle LLC. Based in Waterloo, Wisconsin, USA, Lee has led the company’s sales and marketing efforts since its establishment in 2008. BCycle today has established itself as a globally recognized developer and supplier of both station based and “smart” bike sharing systems which are all interconnected to allow for multiple means of access.

BCycle today has more than 40 installations on two continents. Lee is a frequent speaker on developments within the BCycle program as well as on public use bicycles in general. He has presented both visions at meetings of NACTO (National Association of City Transportation Officials), the International Downtown Association and The US Conference of Mayors in the United States.

On the global front, Lee, has been privileged to present at Velo-City (Taipei - 2016 & Arnhem/Nijmegen 2017) and Cycle City Leeds. A graduate of Saint Mary’s College of California with a degree in History/Political Science, Lee also attended California State University- East Bay with studies in International Marketing. Lee is a resident of Fitchburg, Wisconsin.

3.1. Bike Wars!
Textbook Case of Disruptive Innovation.
01.45 to 03.00

4.1. Bike Wars! (Part Two)
Battle for a $5.4 Trillion Industry?
03.15 to 04.30
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Lenard Marcus
Partner, Edison Partners

Lenard is responsible for leading Edison investments in companies primarily located the mid-Atlantic area. Lenard co-leads Health Care IT investments and leads Edison’s Security practice. Lenard is active in the mid-Atlantic venture community serving as a board member for the Virginia’s Center for Innovation and Technology, which focuses on investing in early stage companies in the Virginia Commonwealth. He is also a member of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), Deloitte & Touche Technology, the Greater Baltimore Technology Council, and the Northern Virginia Technology Council.

 

Track 4: Funding Options, EdTech
Venture Capital Trends and Pitch Session
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

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Leslie Jump
Founder & CEO, Startup Angels

Leslie has over twenty-five years experience building, advising and investing in new companies, products and brands, in the US and across the globe. She is the Founder and CEO of Startup Angels, a platform to inspire and enable new startup investors around the world. Prior to that, she was a Partner in Sawari Ventures, LLC, a Cairo-based early stage venture capital firm investing in entrepreneurs across the Middle East/North Africa. She continues as an advisor to Flat6Labs, Sawari Ventures’ dedicated startup accelerator for seed stage investments. She is an alumna of St. Johns College (Annapolis, MD/Santa Fe, NM), and serves on its Board of Visitors and Governors.

 

Track 4: Funding Options, EdTech
Angel Investing Pitch Session
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

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Liz Sara
Liz Sara has more than 25 years of experience in the local high tech community as an entrepreneur, business leader and angel investor. In 2001, she founded Best Marketing, LLC to provide early stage tech companies with strategic marketing services and expertise. Since inception, she has worked for more than 90 companies, assisting them increase revenue and speed market adoption for their B2B products and services. In addition to serving as the Dingman Center’s Chair of the Board of Advisors, Liz is also an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and an adjunct Marketing Professor at the Smith School. She has been an active member of the Dingman Center Angels for more than five years. In the region, she mentors founders at Eastern Foundry, Tedco, Founders Institute and the German American Accelerator in NYC.
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Lori Gillen
Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Entrepreneurial Development (OED),
Small Business Administration
As the Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Entrepreneurial Development (OED), Lori is responsible for managing the operations of a division of SBA that supports more than 1 million small businesses every year through a nationwide network of partners and resources, including Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, SCORE, Regional Innovation Clusters, Emerging Leaders, and SBA’s Learning Center. Combined, OED’s resources help entrepreneurs start more than 75,000 new businesses, create more than 130,000 jobs and raise more than $8 billion in capital each year through a network of 15,000 advisors/mentorsin more than 1,400 locations.

Prior to joining SBA in 2014, Lori served as the Managing Director of the Maryland Women’s Business Center, which she co-founded shortly after starting her own MBE-certified consulting business.

As a leader with Montgomery County Government for ten years, Lori started as the Director of the Silver Spring Regional Center at the height of a multi-million dollar revitalization effort before moving to the Office of the County Executive and Department of Economic Development where she led special projects in business and economic development.

For much of the 1990’s Lori led efforts at The Abell Foundation and the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, to advance urban policy and business development solutions to create jobs and revitalize the city of Baltimore. She began her career at the Northeast-Midwest Institute (affiliated with the Northeast-Midwest Congressional and Senate Coalitions) before moving to the National Council for Urban Economic Development (now IEDC), where she ran the training program for economic development officials across the country.

With more than 30 years of experience in the field of economic and business development, working with government, non-profit organizations, and the entrepreneurial sector, Lori has managed major public-private initiatives, written or contributed to more than a dozen publications, reports and articles, successfully started three enterprises, helped establish a self-employment loan fund and microenterprise program, led a business incubator, and contributed to a number of efforts to improve the entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout the United States.

She earned an MBA in Financial Management from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Urban Affairs from George Washington University. Originally from Philadelphia, Lori now lives with her husband and two teenagers in Rockville, Maryland.
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Maggie Gendron
Strategic Development
Maggie Gendron joined LimeBike after serving as a long time staff member for Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). Leahy is the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, the senior-most member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and he ranks first in seniority in the Senate.

Maggie's position with Leahy as a legislative assistant in transportation policy provided her insight and input on the roll out of smart city initiatives and national rural and urban redevelopment projects. Maggie received her B.A. in marketing and graphic design from Penn State University, and her masters in public administration from the University of Vermont. She loves bike touring on JuneBug, her Surly Long Haul Trucker, and she believes in LimeBike's vision to change how we collectively think about mobility by making bikesharingmore affordable and convenient to all community members.

3.1. Bike Wars!
Textbook Case of Disruptive Innovation.
01.45 to 03.00

4.1. Bike Wars! (Part Two)
Battle for a $5.4 Trillion Industry?
03.15 to 04.30
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Mark Levine
General Partner, Core Capital Partners

Track 4: Funding Options, EdTech
Venture Capital Trends and Pitch Session
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Mike Beirne
Michael Beirne
Founder, MiniRoots
Serial Investor, Parallel Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurial EvangelistA business builder & investor - including some very strong successes and some business failures ranging from bootstrap, multimillion dollar capital raises & smaller investments. Michael's 1st company, infomech, bootstrapped to over 75 employees while providing tech services and eCommerce infrastructure solutions to established businesses.Managing partner and founder of Vetted Capital which invests in veteran led growth businesses. He's the founder of multiple national entrepreneur angel investor and private equity groups and fills advisory and board seats on many companies. Michael owns several companies that help seed, feed, and breed success by providing tactical and strategic support, from CFO and accounting services to business planning and support or with other more specific business needs.Michael has held a myriad of volunteer leadership positions including president of the leading CEO organization in Washington DC with over 500 alumni and also led in multiple global area director positions for The Entrepreneur Organization (EO), a global community of 8,000+ multimillion dollar business owners . ​A frequent speaking panelist at industry conferences and also a judge for JA, NFTE, and GSEA. ​He serves as an Accountability Coach & mentor for several business owners driving past $1m in revenues.Michael founded the Voice of Entrepreneurs to ensure entrepreneur voices are heard in DC and felt nationwide. He advised and impacted the amendment of the onerous Dodd-Frank Act to protect the angel investment community.A military veteran, combat arms army officer, and MP company commander (post 9/11), Michael is committed to fostering enthusiasm for entrepreneurship among youth, veterans, and government policy makers. Along the way, he aspires to be a worthy blogger and thought leader on the discipline of managing multiple ventures or "parallel" entrepreneurship.Specialties: Michael has also been actively involved in entrepreneur coaching, mentoring, and collaboration initiatives. He has raised multiple rounds of capital and also bootstrapped startups with zero capital. He has led and facilitated many executive team and CEO retreats.
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Michael Pistoria, Esq.,
Partner
NSIP Law
Mr. Pistorio’s practice includes all phases of patent preparation and procurement. Mr. Pistorio graduated from George Washington Law with an academic focus on Intellectual Property & Technology Law. Upon graduation from law school, he joined a patent boutique in Reston, VA. Mr. Pistorio has extensive pre-law experience managing web application design and development projects. He also worked as a project manager at an architecture and design firm in New York City
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Patrick Halligan
Operations Lead,
Lyft
Patrick Halligan has spent his career using new business models to address the challenges faced by rapidly expanding cities.  Currently, Patrick is an Operations Lead at Lyft focusing on maintaining market balance of drivers in relation to rapidly growing demand in Baltimore. Prior to Lyft, Patrick helped launch CityStash, an on-demand micro-storage company with operations in Washington, DC and San Francisco.

Patrick holds a B.S. From Fordham University and is completing an MBA at American University. He currently resides in Washington, DC.

www.lyft.com

1.1. MOVE
Bikes to Autonomous Vehicles, Cities are on the Move.
09.30 to 10.45
Paul-DeMaio
Paul DeMaio
Principal,
MetroBike, LLC
Paul DeMaio is a Washington, D.C.-based transport planner, whose specialties include bike and pedestrian planning, traffic calming, car-sharing, and bike-sharing. In 2004, DeMaio founded MetroBike, LLC – the first bike-sharing consultancy in the U.S. – and has since worked with public and private sector clients on developing bike-share systems in the U.S. and abroad. MetroBike’s clients include Arlington County, VA; Perth, Australia; and Copenhagen, Denmark. DeMaio co-authored a public tender which became the U.S.’s first government-owned, privately operated bike-share system, called Capital Bikeshare, in the Washington, D.C. area and serves as the manager for Arlington’s portion of the growing service.DeMaio is the founder and co-author of The Bike-sharing Blog (bike-sharing.blogspot.com) and The Bike-sharing World Map (bikesharingworld.com) and has been quoted by TIME, NPR, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Washington Post. DeMaio has a Bachelor of City Planning from the University of Virginia and a Master of Transportation Policy, Operations, and Logistics from George Mason University.www.metrobike.net

3.1. Bike Wars!
Textbook Case of Disruptive Innovation.
01.45 to 03.00

4.1. Bike Wars! (Part Two)
Battle for a $5.4 Trillion Industry?
03.15 to 04.30
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Philipp Meyer-Schmeling
CEO,
Noa Technologies, Inc
Philipp has over 15 years of entrepreneurial experience culminating in the foundation of Noa Technologies. With offices in San Francisco and Berlin, Noa provides bike-fleet operators with an IoT to Cloud fleet-management-solution to streamline their operations, cutting costs and increasing fleet-uptime. Philipp is passionate about the environment and an avid cyclist.

3.1. Bike Wars!
Textbook Case of Disruptive Innovation.
01.45 to 03.00

4.1. Bike Wars! (Part Two)
Battle for a $5.4 Trillion Industry?
03.15 to 04.30
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Randy Domolky
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Private Access Network
Randy is the Co-Founder and Managing Director for Private Access Network. He is a seasoned technology and venture capital executive with over 20 years of experience in senior management, business development and financial roles. Randy has extensive experience building and maintaining over $100 million of venture capital and private equity fund-of-funds for institutional, municipal and individual investors.Randy is also the Managing Director for Liquid Capital Group.  Since 2000, Liquid Capital Group has been managing portfolios of top venture funds and superior emerging information technology companies for high net worth individuals and families.  Randy is responsible for all operational aspects of the investment funds including: due diligence, investment selection, risk management, investor correspondence, investor reporting, accounting and fund administration.Between 2006 and 2009, Randy was also a Managing Director at GKM Newport. GKM Newport was a venture capital and private equity fund-of-funds manager with over $1 billion in assets under management. Randy was responsible for expanding and managing the day-to-day operations of the firm’s fund-of-funds offerings and assisting with client services, due diligence and portfolio monitoring for over $800 million in separately managed accounts. He was a member of the Investment Committee for GKM Newport Fund V, LP, where was responsible for due diligence, portfolio construction and day-to-day operations of this $25 million fund-of-funds. Also at GKM Newport, Randy was the primary point-of-contact and chief architect for a $60 million separately managed account for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.In addition to establishing a distinctive track record at Liquid Capital, Randy has been a Principal at NextStep Partners, LLC. NextStep Partners is a business development and financial advisory firm assisting emerging technology companies.Prior to joining NextStep Partners, Randy served as the Vice President for Business Development and the Vice President of the Mid Atlantic Division for NEON Communications, Inc.Prior to joining NEON, Randy was the Senior Director for Business Development and the General Manager of the Carrier Sales Division at Winstar Communications, Inc.Randy has also held a variety of finance, marketing and sales positions with MCI Communications, Inc. and was a consultant to the energy, pharmaceutical and automobile industries while at Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett.Randy holds a B.A. in Economics and Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He has also studied at Harvard University and the University of Connecticut. Track 4: Funding Options, EdTech Venture Capital Trends and Pitch Session 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
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Rick Yost
Co-Founder, VeteransList.US, US Army (ret.)

Rick Yost is a serial entrepreneur, attorney, author, investor, and the co-founder of VeteransList.US.  A service disabled veteran himself, Rick brings his military experience as an Army officer (12+ years), extensive education, corporate and startup experience, and his general business experience to bear in consulting, entrepreneurship, and providing support to multiple Veteran-owned businesses. Rick also operates Sector 180, a 9-year old high-end reputation management company. Additionally, Rick volunteers as secretary and board member for the U.S. Army Ranger Association.

Before becoming an Army officer, Rick grew up in a small town in South Dakota and loves to golf, hunt, and ski.  Rick resides in Redwood City, CA, where he enjoys being a supportive husband and father to four children and one Labrador retriever.

Rob McPherson
Rob McPherson
CEO,
Baas Bikes
Baas is a fluid marketplace for used bikes in university communities. Powered by Bluetooth locks and a mobile app, Baas enables users to find, test ride, and purchase nearby bikes directly from their phone. Inventory is supplied by students’ existing bikes, the school’s abandoned surplus, and local bike entrepreneurs. Baas also works with schools to purchase and distribute large fleets of new bikes directly to students, and provides financing and insurance to incentivize increased bike use on campus. Baas currently operates on 4 campuses, ranging from 2K to 60K students. Rob founded the company in Washington, DC in 2015 as a way to make bikes more accessible in a place where they can have a big impact on someone’s daily life -- the college environment. As an advocate for youth entrepreneurship, sustainability, and self-sufficiency, Rob wants bikes to be a catalyst for all three. Baas gives students a platform to make money doing something that can improve health, livability, and affordability. Before Baas, Rob opened the European headquarters in Amsterdam for the San Francisco based SaaS company Revinate. His career has been focused on helping startups grow through sales and business development. Rob graduated from the University of Virginia in 2006 with degrees in Foreign Affairs and Urban Planning.

www.baasbikes.com

1.1. MOVE
Bikes to Autonomous Vehicles, Cities are on the Move.
09.30 to 10.45
Rosemarie Truman
Rosemarie Truman
Founder and CEO
The Center for Advancing Innovation
Rosemarie Truman is an entrepreneur, growth strategist, distinguished corporate executive, angel investor and prolific startup catalyst.  Currently, Rosemarie is the Founder and CEO of the Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI), a 501c3 non-profit which has been coined “Tinder for Startups” and “Shark Tank on Steroids.” Rosemarie also led IBM’s Innovation Strategy Practice globally where she led growth strategies for 50 of the global Fortune 100 companies in over 15 countries. In the Ed Tech arena, Rosemarie was a pioneer in creating growth strategies for SaaS-based enterprise training and ideation platforms in the corporate learning sector. At IBM, Rosemarie’s launched the investment strategy InnovationJam platform, which was the forerunner in ideation platforms to harness employees learnings. She has also led the education capability improvement roadmaps for some of the largest companies in the world leveraging cutting edge ed tech platforms. The strategies that Rosemarie led have resulted in $300+ billion in “net new” top line yearly revenue and 190+ new products on the market. In her spare time, Rosemarie also writes for Forbes and sits on company boards.
Russell Meddin
Russell Meddin
Godfather of US Bike Share (Moderator)
In a second career, Mr. Meddin became active in urban transportation issues. As a way to increase local bicycle mode share, he began studying automated Public Use Bicycle programs in 2005 as the answer. This led to surveying public use bicycle programs around the world. He writes for The Bike-sharing Blog in the USA and maintains The Bike-sharing World Mapwww.bikesharingmap.com for the world. The Map is a visual catalog of programs. It is the ultimate resource for information on over 1,200 IT/automated Public Use Bicycle/bikesharing programs world-wide. He is an untiring advocate for public use bicycling for both small towns and big cities. He has spoken on this subject in Europe, Asia, South America and North America.

3.1. Bike Wars!
Textbook Case of Disruptive Innovation.
01.45 to 03.00

4.1. Bike Wars! (Part Two)
Battle for a $5.4 Trillion Industry?
03.15 to 04.30
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Ruwan Salgado
Managing Director of Strat8gy
Ruwan Salgado is Managing Director of Strat8gy International, LLC, an international management consultancy, and a Partner at Sino America Investment Partners, a new venture seeking to assist Chinese companies with investing in the United States.   He has significant international management consulting experience and expertise in business development, project management, operations, financial management and analysis, and strategic planning. As a management consultant in and outside of the U.S., Mr. Salgado has worked with senior government officials and corporate executives in a wide range of industries including oil, mining, healthcare, law, finance/capital markets, education and agribusiness.Mr. Salgado has served in general management, strategic planning, business development, operations and finance roles with both for-profit and non-profit organizations.  Early in his career, he gained experience in venture capital at Calvert Ventures, which established the first socially responsible venture capital fund, helping to manage its portfolio companies and identify and assess new investment opportunities.More recently, Mr. Salgado has served as the Interim Chief Financial Officer of a Washington, D.C.-based law firm that he operationally and financially restructured and assisted in selling to another law firm.  He also served for several years as the Executive Director of World Links, an internationally award winning (e.g., from the World Economic Forum etc.) and innovative spin-off from The World Bank that focused on leveraging information and communications technology to improve global education.  While at World Links, he spoke on educational technology at international conferences in Africa, Asia and the U.S.A.Mr. Salgado served for over a decade (until February 2011) as the President of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business alumni club in the Washington, D.C. area and was co-founder and co-Chair of its Entrepreneurs’ Advisory Group, which provides monthly pro bono advise to Washington, DC area entrepreneurs.Mr. Salgado has an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago (U.S.A.) and an M.Phil. in Economics from Oxford University (U.K.).  He received both a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Engineering from Swarthmore College in the U.S.A.
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Ryan Rzepecki
CEO,
Social Bicycles


3.1. Bike Wars!
Textbook Case of Disruptive Innovation.
01.45 to 03.00

4.1. Bike Wars! (Part Two)
Battle for a $5.4 Trillion Industry?
03.15 to 04.30
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S. Tien Wong
Chairman, Tech2000 & Lore Systems

Tien is CEO of Tech 2000, Inc. a Northern Virginia based leader in technology training, mobile e-learning, and mobile content management platforms. He is also Chairman of Lore Systems, a provider of IT support, network engineering and cloud computing services. He is an active angel investor and limited partner in several VC funds.

In 1991, Tien co-founded and served as CEO of CyberRep, Inc. until its acquisition in 2003 by Affiliated Computer Services. CyberRep was one of the largest privately held CRM outsourcing companies in the world with over 2,300 employees and $80 million in revenue. Today, the CyberRep/ACS business unit is one of the world’s largest call center operations, with over $2 billion in revenue as a division of Xerox Corp. CyberRep was ranked for 4 consecutive years in Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 500” as one of the fastest growing private companies in the US.

Tien is a recognized international expert in CRM, direct marketing, and BPO, having presented at dozens of industry events around the world, and written numerous articles on the CRM and BPO spaces. He has provided industry commentary on the ABC, Fox, NBC, CNBC, Maryland Public Television, and China’s CCTV networks, as well as Time Magazine, The Washington Post, Inc. Magazine, and Success Magazine. He serves on several boards including the CIT GAP Fund’s Investment Advisory Board, the Digital DC Tech Fund Investment Advisory Board, the Potomac Officer’s Club and FounderCorps. He was appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley to the 9-member Maryland Venture Fund Authority which allocates and manages $84 million of capital which is invested into top tier venture funds. He is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and a graduate of Dartmouth College.

 

Track 4: Funding Options, EdTech
Angel Investing Pitch Session
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Track 4: Funding Options, EdTech
Venture Capital Trends and Pitch Session
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Sandy Vasan
Sandy Vasan
Owner + Principal
Vasan & Associates
Sandy is a seasoned Brand executive specializing in innovation and organizational transformation in the US, EMEA, China and India. Her expertise includes positioning brands to stay competitive, and, creating a culture that promotes product innovation. Her experience spans blue-chip companies, IT (IBM), Finance (Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan) and start-ups in Clean Tech (ByFusion). Her work led to industry awards for Advertising, Marketing & Digital excellence. Sandy holds certificates in Agile and Design Thinking in addition to a double Masters, MBA (Nyenrode University NL) and International Affairs (Columbia University).
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Scott Kolber
CEO,
Roadify Transit

Scott Kolber is CEO of Roadify Transit, a New York City-based data platform and mobile application for transit arrival times and service conditions. Roadify Transit aggregates and distributes this content for more than 400 cities via API for display on public signage, to its own mobile apps, and to 3rd party apps Scott’s background is in marketing and business development for content and technology companies including Viacom and Loral Space and Communications. He is a University of Virginia graduate.



2.1. Connect
The Street as an Urban Nervous System.
11.00 to 12.15
Sean Mallon, Associate Vice President, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Office of the Provost. Photo by Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason University
Sean Mallon
Associated VP for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Mason
Sean Mallon was appointed Associate Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in April 2016. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading Mason's strategic vision as an economic and innovation engine for the National Capital region. Mr. Mallon oversees the Mason Enterprise Center (MEC) and the Office of Technology Transfer. He also works collaboratively with academic leadership and faculty to ensure an innovative, scalable approach to facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration for the development and delivery of entrepreneurial thinking and learning across the entire university.

Prior to joining Mason, Mr. Mallon served as Senior Investment Director for the CIT GAP Funds, a seed- and early stage technology venture fund within the Center for Innovative Technology. In this role, he oversaw a portfolio of over 100 companies, and led new investments in Virginia-based technology companies committed to rapid growth and the development of innovative products and services. Mr. Mallon has over 20 years of investment and start-up experience focused on aggressive growth, transformation and optimization. He has founded two companies, and has worked with several others in senior roles ranging from sales and marketing to product management, supply chain and finance. From 1999 to 2003, Sean was a principal at Mid-Atlantic Venture Funds (MAVF), a $200m early-stage venture capital firm focused on the telecommunications and IT industries. Sean holds an AB degree from Princeton University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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Sridhar Ramachandran
ice President – IoT Solutions
G+D Mobile Security, Inc
Sridhar Ramachandran is a technology veteran with several decades of experience in the communication and IoT markets, bringing G+D deep industry experience in IP and mobile communications. Sri is passionate about the innovation lifecycle and has successfully led product teams from ideation to market. He most recently served as CTO of Numerex and prior to that, he was CTO of Utilidata and Telcordia/Ericsson Interconnection Solutions, where he launched and established a new mobile messaging business. He joined Telcordia after a successful tenure as CTO of NexTone Communications, which he co-founded and where he pioneered the Session Border Controller (SBC) - a critical component of VoIP networks. Sri is recognized as an industry thought leader and holds several patents for his work developing the SBC.  He is also regularly sought out as an industry advisor in the communications space.  Sri earned his B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Madras, India and his MS in Computer Engineering from University of Cincinnati, USA.
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Star Childs
CEO,
Citiesense
Star Childs is the CEO and a co-founder of Citiesense, a technology company creating a map-based platform to organize neighborhood-scale development in cities. Star has over 8 years of experience in the economic development industry as a landscape architect, urban designer and geographic information systems (GIS) expert. His understanding of the city building process as a designer, technologist and consultant enables Star to consider the needs of the real estate industry at large and apply this understanding to focused products and solutions for the many groups involved. Star earned his Masters in Environmental Management from Yale University and his Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University. Star also rowed crew throughout highschool and college and he loves getting back in a boat whenever he has the opportunity.

2.1. Connect
The Street as an Urban Nervous System.
11.00 to 12.15
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Susan Persky
At NIH, Dr. Susan Persky is Associate Investigator and Head of the Communication Attitudes and Behavior Unit, and directs the Immersive Virtual Environment Testing Area (IVETA) within the Social and Behavioral Research Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Persky’s B.A. in psychology is from Northwestern University; her M.A. and Ph.D. in social psychology are from the University of California, Santa Barbara where she studied at the Research Center for Virtual Environments and Behavior. After postdoctoral research at Columbia University, she came to the NIH in 2005. Dr. Persky splits her work between providing leadership for the IVETA and conducting programmatic research. Her work investigates the function of new genomic knowledge about common conditions like obesity in interactions between health care providers and patients and in public and online discourse. She draws upon virtual reality and other technologically-oriented tools to conduct her research.
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Suzan French Gennace
Owner

FlackShack
With every new media placement, Suzan French Gennace still feels the same rush of excitement she experienced over 20 years ago when she secured her first major media story. As president of FlackShack, a written communications and marketing consultancy, Suzan and her team create and manage the strategic direction, planning and implementation of global public relations, social media and internal and external communications plans. A published writer and working journalist, Suzan has unique insight into journalists' interests and needs, and extensive contacts in national and consumer press. She has has secured media coverage in nearly every major print, broadcast and online outlet targeted, been published in a variety of publications and is the author of a case study in the book “Why Smart Executives Fail”. Suzan is a graduate of The Wharton School, with a degree in Marketing and a concentration in Communications. She also attended the Sports, Event and Entertainment Marketing program at New York University's Management Institute.

http://www.flackshack.com/
Tim Ericson
Tim Ericson
CEO and Co-Founder,
Zagster
Tim co-founded Zagster in 2007, after being inspired by the launch of the Velib’ bike sharing service in Paris. He merged his background in corporate IT at a Fortune 500 company with his passion for biking to create a company that now leverages technology to make bikes accessible to hundreds of thousands of Americans in more than 30 cities in more than 20 states. Tim has never owned car and prefers bicycling and riding public transportation everywhere he can.

3.1. Bike Wars!
Textbook Case of Disruptive Innovation.
01.45 to 03.00

4.1. Bike Wars! (Part Two)
Battle for a $5.4 Trillion Industry?
03.15 to 04.30
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Tim Meyer
Watson IoT Global CoC Consultant,
IBM
Tim Meyer is an Associate Partner at IBM Global Business Services, IoT Center of Competency. Tim’s career spans large technology companies Analog Devices and Ericsson as well as a series of startups. As CEO of Crisp Wireless, he pioneered mobile multimedia applications for Nokia, Motorola and AT&T. Tim has consulted for a variety of companies from small to large multinational on electric car charging, smart city networks, solar monitoring systems, wearables and cybersecurity.

Tim held a variety of management roles at Ericsson, culminating in CTO of the Wireless Internet Solutions division. His notable achievement was developing the first wireless, push email system jointly with Research in Motion and RadioMail. This directly led to the development of Blackberry.

He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and has attended the Cleantech Executive Program at NYU-Poly.

2.1. Connect
The Street as an Urban Nervous System.
11.00 to 12.15
Tom Glendering, Founder of E3Think presenting at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce's Transportation Transformation Global Summit at NYIT in New York on April 26, 2012.
Tom Glendening
CEO,
E3Think
E3Think uses technology, economics and design to maximize the value of real estate and other urban assets. Example projects: transformation of disused shopping center in London, UK into highly successful niche trade mart; optimization of global facilities portfolio of one of the world's largest manufacturers; and reclamation of prominent Jewish properties in Leipzig once confiscated by the Third Reich. Hundreds of millions of dollars of value created.



E3Think is also behind a number of innovative bike share programs and proposals in the northeast. And in addition to founding Inventropolis, E3Think has co-founded UrbanLabs and UrbanShare.


Tom holds an MBA from Harvard, an MArch from Yale and a BS from Virginia.
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Will Amos
Co-Founder, Veterans List LLC
Will Amos is a Marine Veteran of OIF serving 3 tours to Iraq as an enlisted infantryman. He is a graduate of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, and the co-founder of Veterans List LLC. Mr. Amos founded Veterans List to help Veteran business owners grow and succeed upon their transition back into the civilian world. Prior to founding Veterans List, Mr. Amos worked as a technology risk consultant for Deloitte and Kearney and Company.
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William Michael Cunningham
CEO, Creative Investment Research, Inc. and National Crowdfunding Services, LLC

William Michael Cunningham received his MBA in Finance and a Masters in Economics from The University of Chicago. He is currently a Capstone student advisor in the Real Estate Program at Georgetown University. A strong advocate for the integration of human values in finance, he involves clients and students in developing new ways to combine social values and investing. His professional interests include environmental, social and governance investing, socially responsible investing and community development investing, and his current projects include writing books on crowdfunding, and writing about the impact of the financial crisis on communities of color. Mr. Cunningham serves as Managing Partner for National Crowdfunding Services, and is owner of Creative Investment Research.

 

Track 5: Govt. Innovation IP, Social Impact
Social Impact Investing
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Xiaochen Zhang
Xiaochen Zhang
President,
FinTech4Good
Xiaochen leads the design and implementation of FinTech4Goods’s strategy which aims to introduce cutting edge fintech and blockchain solutions to emerging markets through incubation, acceleration and investment.

He brings more than 16 years of thought leadership and global experience to build impactful solutions and scale up innovative ideas in North America, Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia. He serves on the Crowdfunding Professional Association Board of Directors, UN ESCAP Digital Economy Task Force and as a senior advisor of the China Social Entrepreneurs Foundation and Inter-America Development Bank. He is also the co-chair of the Insurance Blockchain Lab, Smart City Blockchain Lab and Blockchain4SDGs Lab. Prior to FinTech4Good, Xiaochen advised government agencies and multinational organizations on innovation, emerging technologies, and investment in positions at the World Bank, United Nations, and other international partnership platforms. He also taught innovation and venture building at leading business schools and served as mentors for many innovative businesses.

1.1. MOVE
Bikes to Autonomous Vehicles, Cities are on the Move.
09.30 to 10.45

4.1. Bike Wars! (Part Two)
Battle for a $5.4 Trillion Industry?
03.15 to 04.30
Ye Sun
Ye Sun
COO,
bluegogo
Ye Sun, COO of bluegogo, senior international executive and entrepreneur. He received MBA degree from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. Ye joined bluegogo's founding team as Global COO in Oct 2016. He has lead bluegogo became one of the largest smart station-free bike share companies in China within just 5 months. Ye also plays an essential role in introducing bluegogo to the international market. Prior to bluegogo, Ye was the CFO (China) of the Kraft Heinz Company, General Manager – Juice Drinks of American Beverage Corporation. During the previous roles, Ye owns accomplished success in growing billion-dollar business with his substantial strategic leadership experience. After 10+ year experience in F&B industry, he decided to return to China and dedicate to entrepreneurial opportunities and new innovations he is passionate about, and that can create a greater social impact. Ye can be reached at ye.sun@bluegogo.com.

3.1. Bike Wars!
Textbook Case of Disruptive Innovation.
01.45 to 03.00

4.1. Bike Wars! (Part Two)
Battle for a $5.4 Trillion Industry?
03.15 to 04.30