July 18 New Brunswick

Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

About

The Council’s 22nd Annual Meeting offers a great opportunity to learn from global leaders like our keynote, Stephen Welby, CEO of IEEE and former CTO of USDoD and DARPA. He’ll give some fascinating insights on what trends he is seeing across the globe in the areas of engineering, computing, and technology information. The provocative panel which follows his talk will focus on Tech and Society as innovators reflect on the past year and the year ahead.

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Schedule

 
 3:30 PM

Registration/Networking

 4:30 PM

Welcome + Keynote

James Barrood, CEO, NJ Tech Council
Remarks: Tim Sullivan, CEO, NJEDA
Keynote: Stephen Welby, Executive Director & COO, IEEE, Former CTO, USDoD and DARPA

 5:15 pm

Tech + Society Panel

Tom Bergeron, ROI NJ
Michael DePalma, hu-manity.co
Kristen Costello, Marketsmith, Inc.
Rajiv Tiwari, Johnson & Johnson
Scott Rudder, NJ CannaBusiness Association

 6:00 PM

Member Recognition + Networking Reception

Speakers

Stephen Welby

Executive Director & COO, IEEE, Former CTO, USDoD and DARPA

Stephen Welby is the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow with more than 423,000 members in over 160 countries, and through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe. Prior to joining IEEE, in 2015 Stephen was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the US Senate as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. In this role, he served as the chief technology officer for the U.S. Department of Defense, leading one of the largest and most complex research, development, and engineering organizations in the world. He oversaw a $12.5B annual investment portfolio, managed internal and collaborative research and engineering efforts, drove a culture that valued innovation, and supported the department’s global technical engagement. Stephen has more than three decades of government and industrial experience in technology and product development, including senior leadership positions at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). His technical experience includes development of leading edge aeronautical and space systems, robotics, machine learning, high-performance software, and sensor systems. Stephen holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, a master’s degree in business administration from the Texas A&M University, and master’s degrees in computer science and applied mathematics from The Johns Hopkins University. He is a fellow of the IEEE.

Tim Sullivan

CEO, NJEDA

Tim Sullivan serves as Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA). In his role as CEO, Mr. Sullivan oversees the EDA’s strategic direction, leading policy and governance initiatives, and serves as the principal representative of the Authority throughout the State. Mr. Sullivan most recently served as Deputy Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), where he oversaw State tourism and branding, brownfield redevelopment, transit-oriented development, and waterfront initiatives. Mr. Sullivan joined the DECD in January 2014 as Director of Brownfield, Waterfront, and Transit-Oriented Development, and became Deputy Commissioner in 2015. Mr. Sullivan previously served as Chief of Staff to the New York City Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, focusing on transportation and transit-oriented development, brownfield redevelopment, waterfront and maritime/port redevelopment, public and affordable housing policy, small business support, infrastructure finance, and public/private partnerships. Prior to joining city government in 2010, Mr. Sullivan worked at Barclays Capital as Chief of Staff to the Head of Global Investment Banking. He began his career in investment banking at Lehman Brothers in 2003 as a healthcare banker, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions for leading companies in the managed care, biotechnology, and healthcare services sectors. Born and raised in Bergen County, Mr. Sullivan is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Tom Bergeron

Editor and Chief Content Officer & Founder, ROI-NJ

Tom Bergeron has served as the emcee for the Association for Corporate Growth NJ's annual conference focusing on companies that have successfully drawn on an innovative culture to drive profitability over time. Not every company is an innovator. It takes a special personality, energy, commitment and confidence to take risks. As the emcee for the morning, Tom will be showcasing five unique CEOs who have each been selected for their unique ability to nurture a culture that supports a bold approach and to create a sustainable business model. In addition, Tom will present ACG NJ's keynote speaker, Rick Taylor, who is the President and CEO of Konica Minolta. Rick is accepting the ACG NJ Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the company, sharing the distinctive environment and philosophy that is at the core of Konica Minolta's amazing success story. Tom Bergeron himself is the right choice as emcee because of his own innovative style and approach to business. He will share some of the insights he has gained and the trends and challenges he has observed during his years of involvement in the state's business community. He has been a primary connector between businesses, a driver of change and a leader among his colleagues and across New Jersey.

Michael DePalma

Founder & COO, Hu-manity.co

A scientist by education, a technologist by vocation; 17 years of executive level strategic, technical, and business development experience in Health, Healthtech, Digital Health, and Life Sciences; TED speaker, co-founder of The Human API, former editor of BrainfoodTV.com, co-author of “The Blockchain Effect.”

Kristen Costello

Digital Strategist, Marketsmith, Inc.

Kristen Costello is a Digital Marketing Specialist at Marketsmith Inc. where she strategically plans, executes and optimizes all digital channels inclusive of social, digital video, display, native and more. With over 10+ years on the brand and agency sides of the business, Kristen has dabbled in everything from Copywriting to Print and TV advertising. Her overall knowledge to see the big picture with an eye for detail allows for her to bring a fresh perspective & results driven focus to any campaign. Kristen is a strong advocate of Social advertising for brands looking to data and audience insights to help tweak campaign performance each day.

Rajiv Tiwari

Digital Technology Expert, Johnson & Johnson

Raj is a Futurist and leading Digital Transformation leader. With an international business career spanning 23-year, Raj is a keynote speaker at conferences, and travel seminars around the world; contributing his global Digital Transformation leadership to more than 19 countries across six continents. Raj has also shared his experience and expertise in cross-industry and global expertise to individuals and fortune 100 corporations. Raj is Johnson & Johnson Digital Technology expert and in the Judge panel of MIT’s flagship initiative on the Digital Economy “The Inclusive Innovation Challenge”, the initiative is focused on future of work and How do we thrive in a period of profound digital transformation. Raj’s the President of ReInventing America Today, the initiative’s mission is to help and upskilling workforce and reinvent future of work. Raj is also associated with several other world’s leading professional associations (IEEE, APICS and CSCMP) and contributing to numerous industries. He is Co-Chair of IEEE Digital Reality Initiative (the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation) and CSharp Corner Chief Technology Advisor For five consecutive years, Raj was nominated as a Board of Directors member and elected as Vice-President (PSJC) of APICS, the leading professional association since 1957 for supply chain and operations management and in certification board of CSCMP.

Scott Rudder

President, New Jersey CannaBusiness Association

Scott Rudder is a Partner at Burton Trent Public Affairs where he represents clients on a range of issues including transportation, cannabis business strategies, entertainment, and energy. In addition, Mr. Rudder is a former New Jersey State Legislator and mayor with Fortune 100 corporate experience. Mr. Rudder was named President of the Board of Directors for the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association in January, 2017. The NJCBA is New Jersey’s first and largest trade association focusing exclusively on developing and growing the cannabis industry in a sustainable and responsible manner. In the General Assembly, Mr. Rudder served on the Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee and the Environment and Solid Waste Committee, where he worked on numerous issues and legislative matters that impacted our transportation and energy infrastructure as well as our environment. Mr. Rudder worked in an effective and bi-partisan manner which enabled him to sponsor legislation that was signed into law by both Democrat and Republican Administrations. In addition to his 16 years in elected office, Mr. Rudder has worked in senior staff positions in multiple government organizations to include a Member of Congress, Governor of New Jersey, Speaker of the General Assembly and served as the Director of Legislative Affairs for New Jersey Transit. His private sector experience is equally notable. Mr. Rudder spent 13 years as a Business Development executive with Lockheed Martin, the nation’s largest defense contractor where he worked on missile defense programs, Special Forces technologies as well as energy programs.

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