May 7 Bell Works, Holmdel

Future Forum

Future Forum

HealthTech + Innovation +
STEM Awards

About

The Future Forum on Tuesday, May 7th,  highlights innovations which will transform the future. The morning will focus on HealthTech advances and the afternoon will focus on novel technologies at the Innovation Forecast.

HEALTHTECH: With advances in technology, we stand at an unprecedented time for transition and opportunity in healthcare. Providers and healthcare organizations are leveraging big data, health information exchanges, genomics, mHealth, and other transformative technologies to advance care, improve clinical outcomes, and enhance the patient experience.

Join a diverse group of practitioners, tech executives, investors/payors, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders in identifying the opportunities and challenges related to healthcare technology.

INNOVATION FORECAST: Highlights innovation throughout the region from small to large companies. This year’s program will focus on Artificial Intelligence. There will also be chats, panels and a reception after the event.
Corporate innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, developers, advisors and students normally attend.

WINNERS’ CIRCLE: A reception recognizing and celebrating all the state’s business and tech winners from 2018, from the Council’s own awards programs to those of regional/national business publications to various other associations. Also, we will be recognizing Bell Labs alumni entrepreneurs who have launched impressive ventures over the decades. Lastly, to recognize our finest young leaders, we will be honoring the 2019 Innovators to Watch, Rising Stars in STEM, a group of up to 50 impressive young over achievers. Nominations are open!

The fun reception taking place on the Bell Works rooftop deck, will feature music, hors d’oeuvres and theatrics.

Innovators to Watch FAQ 2019

Schedule

 
 11:00 AM

HealthTech Conference

10:30 - 11:00 am: Registration
11:00 - 11:30 am: Welcome
James Barrood, President and CEO, NJ Tech Council
Keynote: Andrew Pecora, Hackensack Meridian Health
11:30 - 12:10 am: Technology Panel
Alastair Binnie, BMS
Judy Comitto, Trinitas Medical Center
Chris Sullens, CentralReach
Jack Quigley, Horizon BCBS
Gary Rosenblum, Oticon
12:10 - 12:45 pm: Innovation Panel
Michael Kirchhoff, Cooper Health
Robert Zambon, Janssen
Joseph Scott, RWJ Barnabas
Colleen Riley, Stryker
Tiffany McLaud, Bayer
12:45 - 1:45 pm: Lunch/Networking

 2:15 PM

Innovation Forecast -Artificial Intelligence

1:30 pm: Registration
2:15 pm: Welcome: James Barrood, NJ Tech Council
2:20 pm: Keynote: Chris White, Nokia Bell Labs
2:50 pm: AI Perspectives
Kurt Bettenhausen, Siemens Corporation
Ibrahim Mohamed, Google
Merwan Mereby, Panasonic
3:35 pm: Break
4:00 pm: The Challenges Ahead
Steve LeVine, Axios Future Editor
Chris Pfaff, Tech/Media LLC
KP Subbalakshmi, Stevens Institute
Anastassia Loukina, ETS
Brian McLaughlin, Rutgers
4:45 pm: Funding and Accelerating Innovation
David Sorin, McCarter & English
NJEDA
Tech Council Ventures
5:30 pm: Networking

 6:00 PM

STEM Awards Reception

Honoring the 2019 Innovators to Watch, the state’s rising STEM leaders. Food + Music + Theatrics + Fun on the Rooftop Deck

Speakers

Dr. Andrew Pecora

Chief Innovation Officer, Professor and Vice President of Cancer Services, Hackensack UMC

Andrew L. Pecora, MD, FACP, CPE, currently runs a private clinical practice in New Jersey and is Chief Innovation Officer, Professor, and Vice President of Cancer Services at the John Theurer Cancer Center of Hackensack University Medical Center. An internationally renowned hematologist and oncologist, he was instrumental in establishing the Center’s Adult Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Program and developing stem cell transplantation techniques that are widely used today. Dr. Pecora was also pivotal in redesigning and expanding the Center’s cancer services, overseeing the acquisition of world-class oncologists and cutting-edge technologies for the department. A widely published author and contributor, Dr. Pecora conducts research in areas such as cellular medicine, bone marrow transplantation, and immunology. His current work includes the development of vaccines, targeted therapies, and other techniques to confront cancer and its effect on a patient’s immune system. He is also a member of several medical organizations, including the American Society of Bone Marrow Transplant, the American Society of Hematology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Pecora has repeatedly been named as one of Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors,” “America’s Top Doctors for Cancer,” and “Top Doctors: New York Metro Area,” and has been listed in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors.” Dr. Pecora holds a bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University and a medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed his residency in the Department of Internal Medicine at what is now known as NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Alastair Binnie

Head of Information Technology for Research & Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Alastair Binnie is Head of Information Technology for Research & Development at Bristol-Myers Squibb. In this role he is accountable for planning and delivering all aspects of IT’s value proposition to BMS R&D, which includes digital platforms supporting discovery, preclinical, translational medicine, clinical development, regulatory sciences, pharmacovigilance, and medical affairs. His mission is to enable R&D by providing the right tools and the right data, to the right scientists, at the right time. He joined BMS in 1999 as the leader of the Discovery Automation team in Wallingford, Connecticut, and progressed through a range of leadership roles in research technology and IT, assuming his current role in 2015. From 1994-99 he led the Discovery Technologies group at Glaxo Wellcome R&D in the UK. Prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry, Alastair worked as a design engineer in the space industry, developing instrumentation for microgravity research for the European Space Agency. He is a current or recent Board member of global life-science technology industry groups, including PRISME, the Society of Laboratory Automation and Screening, and the Pistoia Innovation Alliance. He represents BMS on the New Jersey Technology Council. Alastair grew up in Scotland. He has degrees in mechanical engineering, design engineering and industrial design from Brunel University, Imperial College of Science and Technology, and the Royal College of Art. He now lives in Princeton with his wife Zoe and 3 children.

Kurt Bettenhausen

Senior Vice President and Future of Automation Head, Siemens Corporate Technology

Kurt D. Bettenhausen is Senior Vice President and Future of Automation Head of Siemens Corporate Technology. Located in Princeton, New Jersey in the USA, Corporate Technology is one of several Siemens Corporate Technology research and development centers worldwide. Since its founding in 1977, it has helped pioneer a broad range of advancements in major industries, delivering innovations to the Siemens global family as well as government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations. Before joining Corporate Technology, Dr. Bettenhausen headed up the Engineering and Consulting Business of Siemens’ Industrial Automation Division based in Frankfurt, Germany. He began his career in the research and technology department of Hoechst. Later, he held senior positions in marketing, sales and product management at Axiva. Dr. Bettenhausen is a member of the advisory board at the University of California, Berkeley’s College of Engineering, member of the CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, and is Chairman of the Association of German Engineers’ Measurement and Automation Technology Organization, VDI/VDE-GMA. Bettenhausen attained a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Darmstadt University of Technology.

Chris Pfaff

CEO, Tech/Media LLC

Chris Pfaff is a leading new media and technology producer and strategist. He is renowned for integrating leading-edge technology into the media and entertainment community. He was the first to use IRC for an interactive corporate webcast; produced one of the first DVDs, in March, 1997; produced the first HD animated logo; produced numerous multipoint broadband events in the late-1990s; produced some of the first mobile short films in 2002-2003, and produced the first Twitter Wall in 2011. His company, Chris Pfaff Tech/Media LLC, provides strategy and marketing services for leading technology service providers, technology firms, and new media companies worldwide. Since founding Chris Pfaff Tech/Media LLC in 2002, Chris has represented a wide range of clients, including strategic ventures from Eastman Kodak, PRIMEDIA, Cantor Telecom, and ASCAP, and firms ranging from mobile content distributor Thumbplay, video encoding firm On2 Technologies (sold to Google), and 3D face and body animation production studio face2face animation. He leads a global team that works with a large, and growing, number of North American and European ventures. Chris was one of the founders of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) New Media Council East, and served as chairman of the group from 2007-2013. He served as the vice chairman of the national PGA New Media Council from 2011-2013, for which he served as a delegate from 2006-2013, and also served as a delegate on the PGA Board of Directors from 2008-2013. Prior to launching Chris Pfaff Tech/Media, Chris was involved with the early-stage ventures GeoVideo Networks and MobileQ, and previously had helped launch more than 16 ventures with the Lucent New Ventures Group and Bell Labs, including Lucent Digital Radio (now iBiquity Digital), SyChip (sold to Murata), e-Ink, Flarion (sold to Qualcomm), and savaJe (sold to Sun Microsystems), among many others. While at AT&T Corp., he helped launch AT&T WorldNet Service and the AT&T NetWare Connect Service, and also helped launch the AT&T Personal Online Services division. Prior to this, he represented such clients as Sony Electronics; Viacom New Media, Sharp Electronics, and Kyocera, among others. He began his career in the music industry, representing clients including Yamaha Corporation; Hal Leonard Publishing, and working with a wide range of musical artists and producers, including such notable figures as Walter Becker, Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, and Phil Ramone.

K.P. (Suba) Subbalakshmi

Founding Director, Stevens Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Prof. K.P. (Suba) Subbalakshmi is the Founding Director of the Stevens Institute for Artificial Intelligence as well as a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology. Suba was named a Jefferson Science Fellow in 2016. As a part of this fellowship, she spent the 2016-17 academic year as a science and technology advisor to the US Department of State. Suba is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. She is also a Co-Founder of two technology start-up companies. She is a recipient of a New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Innovator Award for her work on detecting deception from text content. She is a Founding Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking and the Founding Chair of the Security Special Interest Group in IEEE COMSOC’s Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks (TCCN). She has given several keynote addresses, tutorials and short courses as well as served as a panelist in several prestigious international conferences. She serves/has served as an Associate Editor for several IEEE journals and frequently organizes international conferences and workshops

Chris Sullens

CEO, CentralReach

Chris Sullens is the Chief Executive Officer of CentralReach and is leading the company in its mission to provide an end-to-end platform of software and services that enable Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) clinicians and educators to produce superior client outcomes for people with autism. Sullens brings decades of experience to the company and has a proven track record of building strong company cultures and taking customer-centric technology companies, like CentralReach, to the next level. In the 6 months since he joined, CentralReach has already won four awards - the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, NJBiz Fast 50, NJBiz Best Places to Work and Best in Biz Company of the Year - demonstrating the positive effects of the investments the company is making in its people, process, systems and client satisfaction initiatives. Prior to CentralReach, Sullens spent 10 years as President and CEO of WorkWave, a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the field service and last mile logistics industries, which was recently acquired by IFS, an EQT-backed, global enterprise software provider based in Sweden. Sullens was responsible for developing the vision, setting the strategy and driving the execution for the company since joining in 2008. During his time there, Sullens transformed WorkWave through significant investment and 11 strategic acquisitions from a single product, single market, predominantly on- premise company, to a multi-product and multi-market SaaS company that is now the leading provider of cloud-based solutions for the field service and last mile logistics industries. Sullens grew employee count from 38 to almost 300 and increased revenue by 800% while maintaining double-digit EBITDA margins, creating an award-winning culture and building a world class SaaS leadership team. During his tenure, the company was a seven-time winner of NJ Best Places to Work, named an Inc. Best Place to Work and a five-time Inc. 5000 fastest growth award winner among other awards. Sullens was also named 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year in NJ for Software Services and won a Stevie award for People Focused CEO of the Year in 2017. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an M.B.A. with Honors in Finance, Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Merwan Mereby

Vice President of Technology & Strategic Partnerships, Panasonic

Merwan Mereby is Panasonic Corporation of North America’s Vice President of Technology & Strategic Partnerships. Mr. Mereby has more than twenty years of experience within Panasonic, developing and deploying strategies to create new business opportunities, technology and business innovation, to contribute to revenue growth, expand market footprint and increase profitability. Mr. Mereby has led the company’s efforts in acquiring new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Over the top content distribution and targeted advertising platform, he also led the global incubation, expansion and innovation of connected products, identifying and implementing strategies to enable development of cloud-based compelling applications, services and solutions. All of these efforts contributed to Panasonic’s transformation and innovation. Additionally, Mr. Mereby has led the Software and Analytics Solutions Group in North America to help Panasonic transform to a total solutions business and to build an IoT platform and predictive analytics solution. In 2014 Mr. Mereby took on the leadership of the Smart TV Alliance, accepting the role of President. The Smart TV Alliance’s mission is to create a large and productive ecosystem for application development, enabling developers to write applications once for many different platforms and providing consumers with a rich source of content and services. Mr. Mereby is also a member of the Board of Directors of Arimo LLC, a provider of Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning solutions and he is also a Board of Directors of Xumo LLC, a provider of innovative solution for over the top content and targeted advertising for connected devices. Mr. Mereby earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana.

Tiffany McLaud

Head of the Consumer Health Accelerator, Bayer Consumer Healthcare

Tiffany McLaud is the Head of the Consumer Health Accelerator for Bayer Consumer Healthcare. The Consumer Health Accelerator is a dedicated, cross-functional unit whose purpose is to gather and interpret early market signals to identify potential emerging trends, brands, capabilities and business models that have the potential to generate growth for Bayer Consumer Health US. Once identified, the team then activates against those trends and quickly executes to realize the growth. She joined Bayer in April 2017 as Vice President of Sales Strategy & Operations, where she was responsible for leading an integrated team that spans Sales Strategy, Shopper Marketing, Sales Planning & Effectiveness, and Sales Operations. Prior to Bayer, Tiffany served as Vice President of Marketing for CB Fleet Laboratories where she implemented strategic cross-functional teams for each category, successfully strengthening brand pipelines and achieving brand productivity targets. Previously, she oversaw the U.S. Healthcare portfolio for Reckitt Benckiser (RB) and was directly responsible for driving substantial category and brand growth across the RB Healthcare portfolio. She has also held various global and U.S. leadership roles at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and Wyeth Consumer Healthcare. Tiffany has a Masters in Corporate & Organizational Communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a B.A in Political Science from Colgate University. She lives in Mendham, New Jersey with her husband, Steve, her three sons, twins Jack and Collyer, and Teddy, as well as their dog, Doc.

Steve LeVine

Future Editor, Axios

Steve LeVine is the future editor at Axios. Prior to Axios, LeVine was Washington Correspondent for Quartz, the mobile-first startup launched in 2012 by Atlantic Media. Steve is also a Future Tense Fellow at the New America Foundation and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where he teaches energy security in the graduate-level Security Studies Program. Previously, Steve was a foreign correspondent for 18 years in the former Soviet Union, Pakistan and the Philippines, running a bureau for The Wall Street Journal, and before that writing for The New York Times, the Financial Times and Newsweek. He is also an author of three books.

Anastassia Loukina

Research Scientist, ETS

Anastassia Loukina is a research scientist in the Research and Development division at Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton NJ. ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries at more than 9,000 locations worldwide. The NLP & Speech group at ETS develops technology for automated scoring of open-ended items, classroom support tools for teachers, and tools that can aid in the test development process. Since joining ETS, Anastassia has led the research to improve the validity, reliability and fairness of speech-based educational application and made key contribution to successful launch of several automated scoring system. She published more than 40 papers and book chapters, holds several patents and frequently attends international conferences and workshops. She is member of several professional organizations and a co-chair for the Industry Track of 2019 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Before joining ETS, Anastassia worked at the Oxford University Phonetics Laboratory where she conducted research and taught graduate and undergraduate courses in linguistics and phonetics. She holds MPhil and DPhil from the University of Oxford.

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During his tenure, the company was a seven-time winner of NJ Best Places to Work, named an Inc. Best Place to Work and a five-time Inc. 5000 fastest growth award winner among other awards. Sullens was also named 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year in NJ for Software Services and won a Stevie award for People Focused CEO of the Year in 2017. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an M.B.A. with Honors in Finance, Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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            [post_title] => Merwan Mereby
            [post_excerpt] => Merwan Mereby is Panasonic Corporation of North America’s Vice President of Technology & Strategic Partnerships. Mr. Mereby has more than twenty years of experience within Panasonic, developing and deploying strategies to create new business opportunities, technology and business innovation, to contribute to revenue growth, expand market footprint and increase profitability. 
	
Mr. Mereby has led the company’s efforts in acquiring new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Over the top content distribution and targeted advertising platform, he also led the global incubation, expansion and innovation of connected products, identifying and implementing strategies to enable development of cloud-based compelling applications, services and solutions. All of these efforts contributed to Panasonic’s transformation and innovation.

Additionally, Mr. Mereby has led the Software and Analytics Solutions Group in North America to help Panasonic transform to a total solutions business and to build an IoT platform and predictive analytics solution.

In 2014 Mr. Mereby took on the leadership of the Smart TV Alliance, accepting the role of President. The Smart TV Alliance’s mission is to create a large and productive ecosystem for application development, enabling developers to write applications once for many different platforms and providing consumers with a rich source of content and services.

Mr. Mereby is also a member of the Board of Directors of Arimo LLC, a provider of Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning solutions and he is also a Board of Directors of Xumo LLC, a provider of innovative solution for over the top content and targeted advertising for connected devices.

Mr. Mereby earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana.

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            [post_title] => Tiffany McLaud
            [post_excerpt] => Tiffany McLaud is the Head of the Consumer Health Accelerator for Bayer Consumer Healthcare.  The Consumer Health Accelerator is a dedicated, cross-functional unit whose purpose is to gather and interpret early market signals to identify potential emerging trends, brands, capabilities and business models that have the potential to generate growth for Bayer Consumer Health US.  Once identified, the team then activates against those trends and quickly executes to realize the growth.

She joined Bayer in April 2017 as Vice President of Sales Strategy & Operations, where she was responsible for leading an integrated team that spans Sales Strategy, Shopper Marketing, Sales Planning & Effectiveness, and Sales Operations. 
  
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Tiffany has a Masters in Corporate & Organizational Communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a B.A in Political Science from Colgate University.  She lives in Mendham, New Jersey with her husband, Steve, her three sons, twins Jack and Collyer, and Teddy, as well as their dog, Doc. 
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            [post_title] => Steve LeVine
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