Engineering Our World2018-10-02T16:16:42+00:00

FROM THE LAB TO THE MARKET

INTERACTIVE CONVERSATIONS FOCUSING ON
TODAY’S  MOST PRESSING INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY USE CASES

Targeted discussions around market-leading applications and the advanced technologies that will shape the future of commercial enterprises.

MAVA’s Technology and Use Case Roundtable Discussions immediately preceded TechBUZZ 2018 and featured leading University of Maryland technologists, active institutional investors, market-leading companies, aspiring entrepreneurs, and corporate industry.

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE

Jennifer Kaelin

Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer Kaelin is chief financial officer at Pendo, where she oversees finance, operations and human resources teams. Jennifer loves the thrill of helping a company grow and has spent 15 years in executive leadership roles at venture-backed and public companies. Prior to Pendo, she spent a decade at SciQuest, where she served as vice president of finance through its 2010 IPO and later became CFO. Earlier in her career, she worked as corporate controller at Art.com and held finance roles at Moduslink, IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Jennifer is a certified public accountant and holds a master’s degree in accounting and bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and three children who exhaust her with their teenage demands and issues and thrill her with high school baseball games.

Opening Remarks

Darryll Pines, Ph.D.

Dean and Nariman Farvardin Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Darryll J. Pines has served as dean and the Nariman Farvardin Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Clark School since January 2009. He first arrived in 1995 as an assistant professor and later served as chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering from 2006 to 2009. Pines’ current research focuses on structural dynamics, including structural health monitoring and prognosis, smart sensors, and adaptive, morphing, and biologically-inspired structures, as well as the guidance, navigation, and control of uninhabited aerospace vehicles. He is a fellow of the Institute of Physics, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and has received an National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Pines received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

MAVA and the University of Maryland are proud to present an exclusive pre-program session focused on key industry trends and areas of mutual interest to leaders of industry, investment professionals, academia and companies for innovation and technology roundtable discussions.

Announced topics include:

From Theory to Reality: On the Leading Edge with Quantum Computing

Quantum computing: a concept that has long-garnered the attention of technologists and researchers in labs across the world. The concept of solving complex issues which today’s machines cannot solve, however, looks to be just a concept no longer as companies race towards the commercialization of quantum computing.

OPENING PANEL

Vic Putz, D.Phil

Senior Quantum Engineer

Biography

Aaron Sisto, Ph.D.

Technology Architect

Biography

Christopher Monroe, Ph.D.

Distinguished University Professor & Bice Seci-Zorn Professor

Biography

THE NEW AGE OF CONTENT DELIVERY

There’s no denying it. As the media landscape continues to evolve from traditional TV, radio, and print to one that includes digital-first companies and even a la carte offerings, the dispersion of delivery channels is changing how companies leverage new technologies to successfully secure valuable content and reach and retain consumers. What can businesses do to keep up in this new age of content delivery, as the ability to do so will ultimately decide the fate of the business?

FEATURING

Vivek Khanna

CFO of US Networks

Biography

Aditya Ravinuthala

Director of Data Engineering

Biography

Todd Klein

Partner

Biography

PRIVACY & CYBER SECURITY

The Equifax data breach in 2017 marked one of the most public cybersecurity breaches in recent history – as the breach exposed the personal information of 143 million Americans. As criminals continue to focus in on reaping financial rewards or havoc, companies across sector must identify ways they can combat threatening hackers seeking to steal, disrupt, and destroy their enterprises.

FEATURING

Guy Filippelli

VP Solutions

Biography

Bill Karpovich

SVP Strategy and Corporate Development

Biography

Jen O’Daniel

Investment Director

Biography

MACHINE LEARNING & AI

As the amount of data at businesses’ fingertips increases exponentially, industries are relying on machine learning and AI technology to glean insights from data and work more efficiently – from autonomous vehicles, to content recommendations, to fraud detection, to wearable devices. What are some of the leading trends in machine learning and artificial intelligence that can help organizations gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace?

FEATURING

Zachary Hanif

Director, Principal Machine Learning Engineer – Center for Machine Learning

Biography

Matt Carroll

CEO

Biography

Carol Espy-Wilson, Ph.D.

Professor

Biography

Kislaya Prasad, Ph.D.

Research Professor & Academic Director, Center for Global Business

Biography

Matt Bressler

Principal

Biography

The Changing Landscape for UX/UI

As technology continues to expand in the fields of big data, voice recognition, AR/VR, machine learning, IoT, and artificial intelligence, tech and tech-enabled companies are faced with task of presenting more information in an exponentially more crowded space – resulting in the need for crisper, more instinctive interactions. How do we adapt to this changing landscape while continuing to improve the user experience and interface?

FEATURING

Steve Mackley

User Experience Lead

Biography

Daniela Shuffler

Director, User Experience Design

Biography

Bill Kules, Ph.D.

Principal Lecturer and Director of the Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction (HCIM)

Biography

FINTECH

Blockchain, bitcoin, cryptocurrency, machine learning, fraud detection, voice recognition, AI, and quantum computing. These are just some of the myriad of innovations disrupting the financial services landscape as we know it. What technological trends are shaping the future of fintech that companies, investors, industry, and researchers should be aware of?

FEATURING

Erich Hoefer

Co-Founder

Biography

Alberto Rossi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Finance

Biography

Pat Wilson

Principal

Biography

Luisa Sucre

Associate

Biography

CLEANTECH

From greenhouse technology, vehicle electrification, smart grid technology, to power electronics, to batteries, to fuel cell, to solar and wind power, significant strides being made in clean energy innovation and commercialization. What are some of the leading-edge technologies in the clean energy space? What companies are capturing the attention of leading institutional and corporate investors?

FEATURING

Eric Wachsman, Ph.D.

Crentz Centennial Chair in Energy Research at the University of Maryland
Director, ERC

Biography

AR/VR

The AR/VR market is continuing to mature, and AR/VR companies are shifting their focus on applications outside of gaming, entertainment, and national security and in industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, journalism, athletics, and logistics. What fundamental technologies will shape the future of the AR/VR market? How is the market advancing to provide more personalized and accessible experiences for users?

FEATURING

Aaron Sisto, Ph.D.

Technology Architect

Biography

Matthias Zwicker, Ph.D.

Reginald Allan Hahne Endowed E-nnovate Professorship

Biography

CLOUD/DATA

Just announced, stay tuned for details.

FEATURING

Elisabeth Stahl

Distinguished Engineer, IBM Worldwide Client Centers

Biography

HEALTH/BIO

Just announced, stay tuned for details.

FEATURING

William Bentley, Ph.D.

Robert E. Fischell Distinguished Chair & Inaugural Director of the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices

Biography

Jason Fuller, Ph.D.

Principal

Biography

Jillian Manus

Structure Capital

Biography

IoT

Just announced, stay tuned for details.

FEATURING

Setareh Mehrabanzad

IBM Executive Architect

Biography

Yasser Shoukry, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Director, Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems Lab

Biography