Spectrum of Technology Symposium V

May 17 – 18, 2012
Historic DeSoto Theatre – Rome, Georgia

Hear the latest trends in technology & innovation. Gain new insights from technology experts. Hear success stories from innovative entrepreneurs. Learn how to capitalize on these emerging trends.

Are you an innovator? Are you first-time entrepreneur looking to grow your business? Are you a serial entrepreneur looking for new opportunities? Are you in research & development? A professional who supports high-growth businesses? Simply interested in technology trends? This event is for you.

Keynote Speakers

Stephen Fleming Georgia Tech Stephen Fleming
Vice-President
Georgia Institute of Technology

Executive Director
Enterprise Innovation Institute

Stephen Fleming has over 15 years of private equity experience at the General Partner level. Prior to his venture capital career, he spent 15 years in operations roles at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Nortel Networks, and LICOM (a venture-funded startup). An Atlanta native and summa cum laude graduate of Georgia Tech, Stephen returned to his alma mater in mid-2005 as Chief Commercialization Officer. In 2009, he was promoted to Vice President, Economic Development and Technology Ventures, and Executive Director of the Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Tech. In addition to his roles at Georgia Tech, he is also a member of the Investment Committee of the Seraph Group, an early-stage venture capital firm. Stephen is active in the “alternative space” industry; he is an investor in three private aerospace companies and is a founding member of the Space Angels Network.

Chris McKinney Georgia Health Sciences UniversityDr. Chris McKinney, DA, MBA
Associate Vice-President
Technology Transfer and Economic Development
Georgia Health Sciences University

Dr. Chris McKinney directs the Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development for Georgia Health Sciences University, leading a team of professionals to help clinical and basic scientists optimize the commercial potential of their discoveries. He oversees all aspects of the operation, including technology evaluation, marketing and commercialization activities. He also serves as GHSU’s chief liaison with the private sector regarding technology transfer; advises the Senior Vice President for Research on matters related to intellectual property and technology transfer; and oversees the Life Sciences Business Development Center. Dr. McKinney formerly served Vanderbilt University where he increased technology transfer revenues from $1.7 million to $11 million annually. He has served on the Board of Directors of several technology corporations, including Universal Robotics Inc. and American Learning Solutions.

Admission:
Chamber Member: $75
Non-Chamber Member: $150
Students and Educators Attending with Students: $15

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