2019 Utah Technology Innovation Summit

Keynote Speakers

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Former Utah Governor, HHS secretary, and EPA administrator
Regional Director, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Breakout Speakers

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Associate Professor of Human Genetics & Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah
Executive Director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality
Business Development Manager, Sustainability Initiatives of Dominion Energy Utah
Executive Director of Invest in Bavaria’s West Coast Office
USTAR Acting Executive Director
Director, Epic Ventures
CEO & Chairman, Board Cosmas, Inc.
President, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman, PolarityTE
Executive Director, Dixie State University Technology
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Conductive Composites
Managing Director for Urban and Rural Business Services, Governor's Office of Economic Development
CEO of TY BIO Investment
Senior Engineer, Rocky Mountain Power Resource Development Group
Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Chief Scientific Officer, Myriad Genetics
Managing Partner, Mountain Pacific Venture Fund
Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering, University of Utah
Executive Director of the Utah Office of Energy Development
Chief of Precision Health, Intermountain Healthcare
Chief Technology Officer, Electric Power Systems
President & CEO, World Trade Center
Associate, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
President, Utah Petroleum Association
Cofounder & Chief Medical Officer, IDbyDNA Inc.
Partner, Renewable Tech Ventures
Executive Director, Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah
Professor of Oncological Sciences; Co-Leader, Cancer Center Population Sciences Program HCI, U of U
Executive Director, Utah Clean Air Partnership
Partner, RenewableTech Ventures

2019 Science Medal Winners

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Salt Lake Center for Science Education

K-12 Education

Chair, University of Utah Health Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, and CEO, John A. Moran Eye Center

Academic / Research

Chairman and CEO, Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

Lifetime Achievement Award

AGENDA
Our Agenda for Utah Technology Innovation Summit

7:45 - 8:30 AM
Check-in / Breakfast
8:20 - 8:30 AM
Welcome & Shaping the Day
Barbara Araneo, Ph.D.
8:30 - 9:15 AM
Morning Plenary

  • Morning Keynote Address:  Brian Shiozawa, MD, Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • Q&A with Dr. Shiozawa
  • Breakout Directions: Barbara Araneo, PhD

9:15am – 9:30 AM
Networking Break
9:30 - 10:30 AM
Breakout Session

  • Business Development: International Markets – Soft Landings and Foreign Direct Investment Opportunities
    • MODERATOR: Miles Hansen, President and CEO, World Trade Center Utah
    • June Chen, MD, Managing Partner, Church and State
    • Antonia Zierer, Exec Director, Invest in Bavaria
    • Denver Lough, PhD, President and CEO, PolarityTE
  • Innovative Tech in Utah: Identifying Economic Opportunities in Energy and Cleantech
    • MODERATOR: Laura Nelson, PhD, Exec Director, Office of Energy Development
    • Darwin Harrison, CEO, Cosmas, Inc.
    • Ian Hoag, PE, Senior Engineer, PacifiCorp
    • Todd Stevens, Partner, Renewable Tech Ventures
    • Andrew Hegewald, PE, Dominion Energy
  • Tech & Policy: Addressing Utah’s Air Quality Challenges through Technological Innovation
    • MODERATOR: Thom Carter, Exec Director, UCAIR
    • Kerry Kelly, PhD, Professor, University of Utah
    • Alan Matheson, Exec Director, Utah Department of Environmental Quality
    • Scott Williams, Executive Director, HEAL Utah
    • Rikki Hrenko-Browing, President, Utah Petroleum Association

10:30 - 10:45 AM
Networking Break
10:45 - 11:45 AM
Breakout Session 2

  • Business Development: Early Stage Funding in Utah’s Innovation Ecosystem
    • Jeff Bowman, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
    • Neela Pack, Associate, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
    • Rose Maizner, Partner, Renewable Tech Ventures
    • Hoonmo Lee, CEO, TY BIO Investments, Inc.
    • Chris Calder, Director, Epic Ventures
  • Innovative Tech in Utah: Building Utah’s Future through Genomics
    • MODERATOR: Sean Tavtigian, PhD, Huntsman Cancer Institute
    • Lincoln Nadauld, MD, PhD, Chief of Precision Health, Intermountain Healthcare
    • Aaron Quinlan, PhD, Co-Founder, Base2 Genomics
    • Robert Schlaberg, MD, MPH, IDbyDNA
    • Jerry Lanchbury, PhD, Chief Science Officer, Myriad Genetics
  • Tech & Policy: Growing opportunities in rural Utah through technology-based economic development
    • MODERATOR: Ginger Chinn, Managing Director, GOED
    • Don Willie, Exec Director, Dixie State University Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center
    • Michael Armstrong, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Electric Power Systems
    • George Hansen, CTO, Conductive Composites

11:45 - 12:00PM
Networking Break
12:-00 - 2:00 PM
Lunch / Afternoon Plenary / Science Medals

  • Welcome and Sponsor Recognition: Barbara Araneo, PhD
  • Introduction of Keynote: Natalie Gochnour, Director, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
  • Keynote Address: Mike Leavitt Founder & General Partner of Leavitt Partners
  • 32nd Annual Governor’s Science Medal Awards: Mike Mower, Deputy Chief of Staff, Utah Governor’s Office.
    • K-12 Education: Diane Crim, Salt Lake Center for Science Education – Introduction by Larry Madden, Principal
    • Academic/Research: Randall J. Olson, MD, Chair, University of Utah Health Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, and CEO, John A. Moran Eye Center. Academic/Research Medal – Introduction by Gregory Hageman, MD, Moran Eye Center
    • Industry: Intermountain Precision Genomics
    • Lifetime Achievement: Fred Lampropoulos, Chairman and CEO, Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
  • Closing: Barbara Araneo, PhD

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