Featuring the 31st annual Governor's medals for science and technology
About Utah Technology Innovation Summit
Powered by USTAR

The Utah Technology Innovation Summit is Utah’s premier science and technology conference that aims to explore challenges and opportunities to stimulate economic development and commercial growth through innovation. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the role of deep technology in Utah’s economy, network with innovative thought leaders and learn more about projects and companies supported by USTAR. The summit brings together innovators, decision makers, thought leaders, investors and entrepreneurs to share best practices to catalyze growth in science, tech, innovation and entrepreneurship across Utah.

The Summit’s schedule will feature a project and partner showcase, a series of keynote presentations, four breakout sessions, breakfast and lunch, networking opportunities and will culminate with the governor awarding the 2018 Governor’s Medals for Science and Technology.
Our Agenda for Utah Technology Innovation Summit

8:00 - 8:30 am
Check-in & Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:00am
Welcome & Shaping the Day
9:00am – 9:45am
Morning Plenary
(includes water and coffee service)
9:45am – 10:00am
Networking Break
(includes water and coffee service)
10:00 – 11:00am
Breakout Session
The Future of Autonomous Systems
Rep. Robert Spendlove | Senior VP, Zions Bank
John Hedengren | Assoc. Prof., BYU
Dan Patt | CEO, Vecna Robotics
Mel Torrie | CEO, ASI

Securing Funding & Strategic Partnerships
Moderator: Melissa Flagg | Lead, Army Research Laboratory – Northeast
Timothy Bean | CEO, Fortem Tech
Ben Dahl | Venture Capitalist
Brigham Tomco | Chairman & CEO, Zylun Global

11:00am – 11:15am
Networking Break
(includes water and coffee service)
11:15am – 12:15am
Breakout Session
Best Practices for Effective Governance
Moderator: Todd Reece | Partner, Ballard Sphar
Don Eggert | Co-founder, EDX Magnetics
David Hanaman | Entrepreneur and Executive

The Role of Government in Innovation
Moderator: Jennifer Ozawa | Innovation Director, TEConomy Partners
Dan Berglund | President & CEO, SSTI
Terri Fiez | Vice Chancellor, CU Boulder
Brian Sherman | Senior Vice President, Business Development at Arizona Commerce Authority

12:15pm – 12:30pm
Networking Break
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Lunch, Afternoon Plenary, Keynote, Awards

 Afternoon plenary presented by Governor Gary R. Herbert. Keynote speaker to be announced.

Registration is open for Utah Tech Innovation Summit!
Click on the images to view speaker bios!
Gary R. Herbert
Governor of Utah
American Fork, Utah
Amy Rees Anderson
Managing Partner & Founder of REES Capital
Salt Lake City, Utah
Timothy E. Bean
Chief Executive Officer of Fortem Technologies
Provo, Utah
Dan Berglund
President & CEO of SSTI
Columbus, Ohio
Ben Dahl
Venture Capitalist
Salt Lake City, Utah
Don Eggbert
Professional Engineer
President & Co-Founder, EDX Magnetics
Salt Lake City, Utah
Terri Fiez
Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation at the University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado
Dr. Melissa L. Flagg
Lead for ARL Northeast, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Cambridge, Massachusetts
David W. Hanaman
Entrepreneur and Executive
Park City, Utah
John D. Hedengren
Associate Professor, Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah
Jennifer Ozawa
Innovation Director, TEConomy Partners
Washington, D.C.
Dan Patt
CEO at Vecna Robotics
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Todd A. Reece
Partner, Ballard Sphar
Salt Lake City, Utah
Brian Sherman
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Arizona Commerce Authority
Phoenix, Arizona
Rep. Robert Spendlove
Senior Vice President, Zions Bank
Utah House of Representatives District 49
Salt Lake City, Utah
Brigham Tomco
Chairman & CEO, Zylun Global
Rexburg, Idaho
Click below to download our sponsorship package.
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *