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Maurizio Vecchione: Sr. Vice President of Global Good and Research
Maurizio Vecchione is the Sr. Vice President of Global Good and Research at Intellectual Ventures (IV). In this role, he oversees IV’s collaboration with Bill Gates to invent and deploy technology specifically focused on improving life in developing countries, as well as the Intellectual Ventures Laboratory and Institute for Disease Modeling. Mr. Vecchione most recently served as CEO of Arrogene, which is commercializing a new nanotechnology platform for cancer therapeutics and diagnostics, and as CEO of telemedicine pioneer CompuMed.
Mr. Vecchione has nearly 30 years of experience in the technology sector. He has contributed to building nine start-ups and helped launch more than 50 commercial products, resulting in more than $1 billion in shareholder value. His work spans the software, internet, wireless and life sciences sectors, primarily in connection with technologies incubated by government and university R&D efforts.
Mr. Vecchione is also involved in a number of non-profit initiatives, including as a co-founder and member of the board of ReefQuest. This global organization focuses on fostering marine environmental stewardship in children through citizen science.
As an inventor himself, Mr. Vecchione is named on multiple U.S. patents and patent applications related to imaging, image processing, nano-bio-polymer and telecommunications technologies. He was twice a finalist for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year award, received a DEMO God award from the prestigious DEMO organization and is a member of ACM and IEEE.
On May 20, my guest will be Chris Moschovitis, the CEO of TMG-eMedia. Chris studied Physics, Computer Science, and Mathematics, receiving his Bachelors of Science degree from The College at Brockport. His follow-up graduate studies at the University of Rochester, and New York University include advanced courses in technology, management, and education. In 1985 Chris was appointed Director of Academic Computing at Pratt Institute, and in 1987 he was recruited by the O’Connor Group for the position of Vice President of Information Technology. In heChris started his own company — the Technology Management Group. (“TMG” ) — focused on providing independent technology management expertise and outsourcing services. TMG further expanded its Internet offerings in 2004 by investing in emedia – a prominent, award winning, and internationally acclaimed interactive agency, forming TMG-eMedia, one of the premier independent consulting firms in the country. Over his career at TMG Chris has personally led a wide array of projects including: Due Diligence, Business Transformation, and Strategic Consulting assignments; Framework implementations (e.g. Balanced Scorecard, BCG, COBIT, ITIL, etc.); Content and Document Management (ECM/WCM) initiatives; ERP and CRM assessments, and rollouts ; Systems Architecture design and Cyber Security audits. Chris is co-author of the critically acclaimed “History of the Internet: 1843 to the Present” as well as a contributor to the “Encyclopedia of Computers and Computer History” and the “Encyclopedia of New Media.” In addition heis a member of several industry organizations (e.g. ISACA, IEEE, AMA) frequently writes articles, and is a sought after public speaker.
The first hour will be an open discussion on Indiana's Religious Freedom Bill and the wedding cake issues with bakers that claim religious freedom. Guests will be Victor Begg, former
chair of the Michigan Muslim Community Council, as well as former chair and co-founder of the Interfaith Leadership Council of Metro Detroit. The second hour will be a discussion on immigration with guests Russell Harrison, the IEEE's Director of Government Relations and Tamara Jacoby, President of Immigration Works USA.
Dr. Katherine Albrecht is an internationally known privacy researcher, consumer advocate, bestselling author, and nationally syndicated radio host. She is also is a senior executive with the private search engines StartPage and Ixquick, and is on the team developing the upcoming encrypted email program StartMail, to make encryption available for regular people. Katherine holds a Doctorate in Human Development and Consumer Education from Harvard University, has studied at the MIT Media lab, and received a Masters from Harvard in Technology, Innovation, and Education.
Katherine has authored pro-privacy legislation, testified before the Federal Trade Commission and numerous state legislatures, and was appointed as a consumer technology expert by NH Governor John Lynch. She co-authored the bestseller Spychips, has granted over 2,000 media interviews with news outlets around the globe, including CBS, NBC, CNN, NPR, Fox News, Good Morning America, the BBC, Wired Magazine, The New York Times, and hundreds more. Katherine is currently serving as the Associate Editor of the IEEE Technology & Society Magazine, and she heads the 18,000 member consumer privacy organization, CASPIAN. She is currently working on a children's book about the Book of Revelation slated for release this Christmas.
Paula Mints is the Founder and Chief Market Research Analyst of the global solar market research firm SPV Market Research. Ms. Mints began her solar market research career in 1997 with Strategies Unlimited. In 2005 she left Strategies Unlimited for Navigant where she continued her practice until October 2012, when she founded SPV Market Research. Ms. Mints provides classic solar market research products based on primary research and focused on the supply and demand sides of the solar industry and its technologies. Recently she has begun conducting end user research to discover what PV system residential buyer/lessee/PPA customers really think about the selling/installing process. She publishes often with Renewable Energy World and Renewable Energy Focus. Her chapter, Overview of Photovoltaic Production, Markets and Perspectives, was published in the Fraunhofer/Elsevier book Advances in Photovoltaics Volume 1, edited by Dr. Gerhard Willeke and Dr. Eicke Weber. Ms. Mints also speaks at several high profile conferences a year, including the IEEE PVSC, the EU PVSEC, Intersolar Europe and US as well as others. All of
Ms. Mints is on the Intersolar Europe and Intersolar US conference committees as well as the Renewable Energy World Conference committee and the SPI (Solar Power International) conference committees. She also serves on the expert committee of the EU PV Platform. She earned her MBA at San Jose State University in 1999.
Gunther has years of experience in design and development of innovative solutions to a wide array of power system problems, most notably ways to take advantage of communications networks and technology to improve the efficiency, operating practices, and security of the electric power system.
Erich was appointed by the US Department of Energy in 2004 to serve on the GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC) - a focused team of experts assembled to articulate the guiding principles that constitute the architecture of a future, intelligent, transactive, energy system. Mr. Gunther serves on the board of directors for Global Smart Infrastructures, and the Utility Communications Architecture International Users group. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Tennessee.
In 2007, EnerNex and Mr. Gunther were recognized by the Department of Energy and other organizers of the GridWeek conference by receiving the Smart Grid Implementation and Leadership Award. The award announcement stated: “Under Erich Gunther’s leadership, the EnerNex team has clearly driven how we implement and deploy smart grid technologies from coast to coast and everywhere in between”. Erich also received the individual Smart Grid Award for Technology Leadership at GridWeek 2008.
Guest: Steve Mills, President, IEEE Standards Association
Hosts: Karen Bartleson, Sr. Director, Community Marketing, Synopsys Inc. and Yvette Huygen, Director, Worldwide Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Synopsys, Inc.
Whether or not we’re aware of it, the IEEE Standards Association is responsible for standards that affect our everyday lives. As the Standards Association says, these standards determine the functionality, capabilities and interoperability of a wide range of products and services that transform the way we live, work and communicate. Steve Mills, the President of the IEEE Standards Association, will share with us some of the headaches, heartaches, and triumphs that have been part of the Association’s rich history. Plus, he’ll give us insights into his vision for the Association’s future.
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This week we speak with Paul Voss about his article for IEEE Spectrum on Sensible Small Drone Regulation. We also talk to Terry and Belinda Kilby about their book Drone Art Baltimore. Lots to talk about with the Amazon First Air and a pletora. Lots to discuss with the Amazon PrimeAir and a plethora of news interviews to review.
Dr. Juan E. Gilbert is the Presidential Endowed Professor and Chair of the Human-Centered Computing Division in the School of Computing at Clemson University where he leads the Interaction and Information Lab. He is also a National Associate of the National Research Council of the National Academies, an ACM Distinguished Speaker and a Senior Member of the IEEE. Dr. Gilbert was recently named one of the 50 most important African-Americans in Technology.
Join Scott Cluthe & P I on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jscmedia Scott Cluthe talks with Russell Targ Tues Live on his newest book, The Reality of ESP. Call in for Russell at 347-308-8478. Russell Targ is a physicist and author, a pioneer in the development of the laser and laser applications, and a cofounder of the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) investigation of psychic abilities in the 1970s and 1980s. SRI is a research and development think tank in Menlo Park, California. Called remote viewing, his work in the psychic area has been published in Nature, The Proceedings of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), and the Proceedings of the American Association the Advancement of Science (AAAS).Targ has a bachelor's degree in physics from Queens College and did graduate work in physics at Columbia University. He has received two National Aeronautics and Space- Administration awards for inventions and contributions to lasers and laser communications. In 1983 and 1984 he accepted invitations to present remote-viewing demonstrations and to address the USSR Academy of Science on this research.He is author or co-author of nine books dealing with the scientific investigation of psychic abilities and Buddhist approaches to the transformation of consciousness, including Mind Reach: Scientists Look at Psychic Ability (with E. Harold Puthoff, 1977, 2005); Miracles of Mind: Exploring Nonlocal Consciousness and Spiritual Healing (with Jane Katra, 1998); and Limitless Mind: A Guide to Remote Viewing and Transformation of Consciousness (2004). He also wrote an autobiography, Do You See What I See: Memoirs of a Blind Biker, in 2008. His current book is The Reality of ESP: A Physicist's Proof of Psychic Abilities.As a senior staff scientist at Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, Targ developed airborne laser systems for the detection of windshear and air turbulence.