Welcome to the first Technology Scout Workshop at the
University of Southern California Marshall School of Business,
co-hosted with the Dow Chemical Company!
Join us for this new event focused on technology and growth scouting in large organizations. Learn from your peers - we will discuss creating effective partnerships and defining success metrics. Our program will be an all-day event with networking throughout the day and into the evening.
8:30 am - Registration and networking breakfast
8:45 am - Introduction and welcome Andrea Belz and Stephen Hahn
9–10 am Keynote
Fred Farina, Chief Innovation Officer, California Institute of Technology
10:30 am–12 pm Panel
Getting your money’s worth: Creating eff ective partnerships with universities, federally funded research and development centers, and small companies.
Keith Rosema, Director of Research, Intellectual Ventures Laboratory
Steven Taulbee, Technology Scout, Army Research Laboratory
Richard Terrile, Operations Manager of NASA SMD SBIR, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
12–2 pm Lunch and Networking Keynote
Mark Randall, Chief Strategist, Advanced Technology, Adobe Systems
2–3:30 pm Panel
Best practices in scouting organizations, structure, and opportunity evaluation:
How do we know we’re successful, and which metrics make sense?
Girish Aakalu, Head of Strategy, Innovation, & Operations (External R&D Innovation), Pfizer
Leonard Lee, Associate Partner, Technology Strategy, IBM
Hari Subramanium, Senior Business Development and Technology Incubation Manger, Hewlett-Packard
4-5 pm - Keynote
Mark Bunger, Research Director, Lux Research
5–7 pm Networking
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