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March 2015

  • 3/31/2015: Clinical Trials Innovation - Opportunities and Challenges Coming Soon
  • 3/24/2015: Encore: Let’s Build A Care – Co-created, Open Source Vehicles Now A Reality Listen Now
  • 3/17/2015: Going Beyond Growing Pains - Tips for Scaling Up Your Business Listen Now
  • 3/10/2015: Can Hybrid Food-delivery Models Drive Growth and Reinvent Logistics? Listen Now

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Jeff Bander

As a 2013 recipient of the ARF Great Mind Award, and Next Gen Market Research Disruptive Innovation Award, Sticky has been recognized for its disruptive innovations in technology. Sticky President, Jeff Bander, has over 20 years of experience helping companies solve their biggest problems, how to efficiently and affordably increase market share and ROI, with broad-based expertise in neuromarketing and biometric market research. Through the course of his career Jeff has helped hundreds of companies as Senior Vice President Client Services at NeuroFocus, Vice President at Cox Interactive Media and 10 years at BellSouth. Jeff is a lover of new technology that helps bring real answers to his clients. Jeff went to the University of Georgia on a wrestling scholarship. He lives in beautiful Brooklyn, NY. Sticky is his latest disruptive research technology, which opens the eyes of consumers to help major brand marketers and agencies optimize their online branding campaigns. View Guest page

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Juli Betwee



Managing Partner of Pivot Point Partners

Juli Betwee brings a rare blend of corporate management experience, strategic thinking, and entrepreneurial know-how to her work with mid-market firms. Her 25 years of experience give her a keen understanding of the challenges of growth and scale facing CEOs. Juli leads two highly regarded CEO forums. She is involved with the social impact movement and is on the advisory board of Santa Clara University’s Center for Science Technology and Society. She has been named strategic advisor to the board of Women Impacting Public Policy, an organization that represents the interests of entrepreneurs in the national policy arena. She co-authored a guide to successful Strategic Relationships. Formerly she co-chaired the Michigan State University Foundation Board of Directors, which grants millions of dollars annually to fund the University’s intellectual property and research projects. View Guest page

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Danny Briere

Danny Briere is a board member of Connecticut Invention Convention. He is a serial entrepreneur having started his own firms as well as been involved in advising some 200+ firms in the telecommunications and Internet space in the past two decades. His focus is on leading edge technologies and trends, with a special interest in alternative energy, social networking, social enterprise, education, and kids.He has been involved in helping drive entrepreneurship across universities, towns, regions, and states, and continue to foster relationships to help build ecosystems to drive development and mutual growth. View Guest page

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Helen Charov

Helen Charov is the Executive Director of the Connecticut Invention Convention, whose mission is to foster inventing, innovating and entrepreneurship in elementary and middle school-aged children. With over 10,000 children annually involved in the program in more than half the school districts in Connecticut, the CIC is the longest continuously operating program of its kind in the nation. Helen Charov comes to the CIC from a background in high tech startups, having founded and managed her own and other high tech firms. As an entrepreneur, Helen was "hooked on" the CIC program when she first experienced the energy and enthusiasm of young inventors and entrepreneurs at the 1999 CIC finals event, and joined its Board. She believes the CIC program is transformational for children in developing skills and purpose for their lives by solving their own problems and later, those ahead for the nation and the world. A graduate of NYU, she has lived in Connecticut for 30 years. View Guest page

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Charlie Duncheon

Charlie Duncheon is the CEO and co-founder of Grabit, Inc. He has more than 25 years of senior management experience in leading start-ups to successful companies. Previously, Duncheon was president and CEO of EIG America, Inc., and CEO at Artificial Muscle, Inc. (AMI). Before joining AMI, Duncheon was executive vice president of sales and marketing at Adept Technology, Inc. He has served on the Board of Directors for MeshDynamics, Inc., the Robotics Industries Association, the Automation Technology Council, and NEMA’s Automation Forum. He has also served as the U.S. National Chairman for the United Nations International Federation of Robotics. Previously, he received the Robotic Industries Association Joseph Engleberger Leadership Award, and was elected president of the Robotics Industries Association. Duncheon has published several technical papers. He received his MBA from Southern Illinois University and his B.S. in industrial engineering from Purdue University. View Guest page

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David Feinleib

David Feinleib is the author of the The Big Data Landscape (http://www.forbes.com/sites/davefeinleib/2012/06/19/the-big-data-landscape/) and a contributor to Forbes.com. Mr. Feinleib is recognized as an authority on Big Data and entrepreneurship. Previously, Mr. Feinleib was a General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, a $2B venture capital firm in Menlo Park, California. Prior to Mohr Davidow, Mr. Feinleib founded Likewise Software, which was acquired by EMC, and Consera Software, which was acquired by HP. He is co-founder of Speechpad, the leader in online video transcription. Mr. Feinleib began his career at Microsoft. He holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BA from Cornell University. An avid triathlete, Mr. Feinleib is an Ironman finisher View Guest page

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Nilam Ganenthiran



As Head of Business Development & Strategy at Instacart, Nilam Ganenthiran leads Instacart’s efforts to develop sustainable partnerships with retailers, consumer packaged good manufacturers, content providers, payment processors and other technology start-ups. Under Nilam’s leadership, Instacart established and solidified its “retailer marketplace” strategy – building and deepening partnerships with North America’s largest retailers and CPGs. Prior to joining Instacart, Nilam served Grocery, Mass Merchandise and Drug Store clients as a Management Consultant with A.T. Kearney, working on omnichannel strategy, merchandising effectiveness, goods-for-resale procurement, and G&A expense optimization. Nilam began his career in Trade Marketing and Brand Management with Procter & Gamble, where he worked on household brands such as Pampers and Iams. Nilam is a graduate of York University’s Schulich School of Business, and also holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. View Guest page

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Sarah Gates

Sarah Gates is the VP of Research at the International Institute for Analytics in Portland, Oregon. In this role, Sarah oversees IIA’s research direction and manages a faculty of leading experts and practitioners within the field of analytics, producing high quality, leading edge insights to IIA clients in multiple vertical industries. At IIA, Sarah delivers thought leadership on analytic program development and techniques, aiding clients to advance their use of analytics to improve business outcomes. Prior to joining IIA, Sarah worked for 20 years in a variety of financial, analytical and operational leadership positions in business and citizen facing organizations in Oregon State Government. Sarah holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and an MBA from Willamette University in Statistics and Quantitative Methods. View Guest page

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Steve Genco

Steve Genco is a pioneer in the field of neuromarketing and co-author of Neuromarketing for Dummies (Wiley, 2013), a comprehensive and fun guide to the world of neuromarketing. Written from a vendor-neutral, science-based perspective in clear and understandable language, N4D covers five major aspects of neuromarketing: underlying scientific principles, active application areas, methodologies and technologies in use, tips for working with neuromarketing partners, and the ethics and public policy implications of neuromarketing. View Guest page

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John Hagel III

John Hagel III has nearly 30 years experience as a management consultant, author, speaker and entrepreneur, and has helped companies improve their performance by effectively applying information technology to reshape business strategies. John currently serves as co-chairman of the Silicon Valley-based Deloitte Center for the Edge, which conducts original research and develops substantive points of view for new corporate growth. Before joining Deloitte, John was a principal at McKinsey & Co. from 1984 to 2000, where he was a leader of the Strategy Practice. In addition, he founded and led McKinsey’s Electronic Commerce Practice from 1993 to 2000. John has also served as senior vice president of strategic planning at Atari, Inc., and earlier in his career, worked at Boston Consulting Group. John is the author of a series of best-selling business books, including The Power of Pull, Net Gain, Net Worth, Out of the Box and The Only Sustainable Edge. View Guest page

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Joakim Hauge

Mr. Joakim Hauge (born 1973) is the Chief Executive Officer for The Sahara Forest Project. Hauge holds an MSc in biology from Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis at the University of Oslo. He has a broad experience on issues related to innovation and biology from non-governmental and private sectors and has previously been advising national and international institutions such as the EU Biofuels Technology Platform. Hauge has been a driving force in bringing the concept of “restorative growth” onto the political arena. He has lectured widely on the subject of innovation and sustainable solutions to combat climate changes and i.e. delivered talks at the UN side events at the Climate Negotiations in Qatar 2012 (COP18 Doha). Hauge has been featured extensively in international media such as CNN, Al Jazeera, Science, CCTV, France24, MSNBC, New Scientist, VPRO and Financial Times. View Guest page

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David Kaval

David Kaval is the president of San Jose Earthquakes. Kaval’s leadership has led to the groundbreaking on an 18,000-seat, privately financed stadium in San Jose, boosts in sponsorship, and a team that finished with the best record in Major League Soccer during the regular season. Season ticket revenue has risen 42 percent, sponsorship revenue increased 57 percent and the Earthquakes have signed its first New Stadium Founding Partnership with 7Up Bottling Co. of San Francisco. He joined Earthquakes after six successful seasons with the independent GBL, a league that he founded with a fellow Stanford Business School graduate in 2003. Prior to founding the GBL, he spent time working on the budget for national security for the Office of the President of the United States. He also worked as the Director of Business Development for Sparks.com and as a Business Analyst for Accenture. View Guest page

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Richard Mahoney, Ph.D.

Richard Mahoney, Ph.D., is the director of the robotics program at SRI International. He has more than 20 years of experience in research, development, and commercialization of healthcare robotics technology, with an emphasis on assistive and therapeutic applications. At SRI, Mahoney leads a team working on cutting-edge robotics projects, including advanced component technologies and telemanipulation, for healthcare, security, and consumer applications. Prior to joining SRI, Mahoney was general manager of the U.S. operations of Motorika, Inc., an early-stage medical device company specializing in technology for neurorehabilitation. Previously, he was the director of business development for Applied Resources Corp., and co-director of the Robotics Laboratory of the Applied Science and Engineering Labs at the University of Delaware and A.I. DuPont Institute. Mahoney earned a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Cambridge, England, while attending on a Fulbright Scholarship. View Guest page

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Nanette Lee Miller



Nanette Lee Miller is West Coast Partner-In-Charge of Assurance Services at Marcum LLP, a top national accounting and advisory services firm. She has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting and provides assurance, accounting and business consulting services to publicly and privately held companies, as well as not-for-profit organizations. Ms. Miller works with emerging companies in a spectrum of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, retail, finance, healthcare, technology and professional services. She is a trusted business advisor for start-up and growth-stage companies, as well as troubled entities that require restructuring. Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the U.S. Ranked among the top 15 firms nationally, Marcum is headquartered in New York City and offers the resources of 1,300 professionals, including over 160 partners, in 22 offices throughout the U.S., Grand Cayman and China. View Guest page

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Andrew Pohlmann

Andrew Pohlmann is a business strategy and marketing leader and co-author of Neuromarketing for Dummies. Beginning in 2008, he led the development of the world’s first global neuromarketing consultancy, helping numerous Fortune 100 and Global 50 firms integrate neuromarketing techniques into their research practices and understanding of consumer behavior. View Guest page

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Hannah Pucci

Creator and Inventor, CEO (Chief “Egghead” Officer) Egghead Ice Cream Hannah Pucci is an eighth grade honor-roll student in the STEM program at Rogers Park Middle School in Danbury, Connecticut. At the age of 11 she created an award-winning, patent-pending invention as part of a school project for the 2012 Connecticut Invention Convention. She has received recognition from Whole Foods, Baskin Robbins Corporation, The Connecticut Women of Innovation Awards. Currently Hannah is working with the Connecticut Small Business Development Center to bring her invention to market. In addition to entrepreneurship, Hannah loves to sing, dance and act and is a member of the Rogers Park Musical Theater Program where she has held lead roles in school plays including High School Musical and Seussical the Musical. She was selected as a 2013 “Student of the Month” and is a member of the National Junior Honor Society. Hannah is the oldest of three sisters. View Guest page

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John Reites



As Head of Product and Strategy for Quintiles Health Engagement & Communications, John Reites is responsible for developing engagement innovations and patient-centered strategies to improve Quintiles’ customer’s probability of success. Mr. Reites is a speaker and author of various conference presentations, industry articles and peer-reviewed publications, providing subject matter expertise for direct-to-patient research, patient recruitment, patient communities and digital health approaches. John has over 12 years global research experience with more than 150 programs spanning Phase I – IV studies and Commercial programs. His experience includes research programs conducted in 52 countries reaching over 5,000 providers and 38,000 patients. John provided oversight and support for Quintiles patient communities. John has designed, developed and implemented innovative study design approaches and built new business units from start-up to global scale within Quintiles. In his tenure, he has held leadership positions within Clinical Operations, Global Project Management, Late Phase Research and the Digital Patient Unit. View Guest page

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John “Jay” Rogers



John “Jay” Rogers is President, CEO and Co-Founder of Local Motors, a next-generation American car company that is changing the way cars are designed, built, purchased and owned. Local Motors is home to the first global community dedicated to co-creative automotive innovation, and manufacturer of the Rally Fighter, the first co-created, open source vehicle. The company’s innovative development process has garnered global attention from government and industry leaders including DARPA, BMW, Peterbilt, Shell and Domino’s Pizza, as well as global media outlets like Fox, CNNB, CNN, Wired, Top Gear, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal. Jay grew up a lover of cars and a student of the industry; his grandfather owned the legendary Indian Motorcycle Company and was the first Cummins Engine Distributor in the United States. Rogers is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School, and veteran of US Marine Corps. View Guest page

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Dr. Darren Schulte

Dr. Schulte is president and chief medical officer of Apixio. Located in the Silicon Valley, Apixio provides innovative solutions to health plans, health systems and provider organizations using a platform which extracts and analyzes multi-modal data from diverse electronic sources for optimal risk assessment and care delivery. Dr. Schulte has 10 years of academic and industry experience in clinical and payer analytics. Prior to joining Apixio, he served in executive leadership roles at Alere, Anvita Health, and Resolution Health. While at Resolution Health, Dr. Schulte led the development of 25 evidence-based measures endorsed by the National Quality Forum for ambulatory care quality measurement. Dr. Schulte speaks frequently on the topics of healthcare IT, quality measurement and risk adjustment. He earned his Medical Degree from Stanford University and his Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard. Dr. Schulte trained in Internal Medicine at UCSF. View Guest page

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Jeffrey Travis

Jeffrey Travis is an award-winning film director, writer, producer, and speaker. He received a Master’s degree in electrical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. After starting a software company and authoring several books on graphical programming, Jeffrey moved into filmmaking in 2002. His debut short film, What’s Wrong with This Picture?, went on to play at over 40 film festivals, and caught the attention of 20th Century FOX, who hired him to write and direct a television pilot presentation. His film Flatland The Movie (2007), an animated sci-fi film starring the voices of Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, Tony Hale, and Michael York, has been seen by over 1 million children in classrooms around the country. Currently, Jeffrey is in post-production for his debut feature film Dragon Day, a timely political thriller about a family surviving a devastating cyber-attack by China on the United States when the country defaults on its debt. View Guest page

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Anson Tsui



Hi there, Anson here. Currently I'm working at Silicon Valley food-tech start-up SpoonRocket as Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder. As long as you're not a marketer or recruiter, I'm always open to chatting or grabbing coffee just to bounce ideas or talk about life, so please reach out! Writing is therapeutic for me and the goal of writing the blog (AnsonTsui dot com) really just for me to release the intellectual/creative energy inside, so forgive me of any typos and grammatical mistakes, because you know, everybody makes mistakes. Also, my 2 favorite apps currently are Level Money and Trello. Thanks for stopping by. View Guest page

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Mark Winter

Mark Winter is Senior Director of the Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE and Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE. He has more than 30 years of management experience in high technology, information services and health informatics. He was most recently a founder and Executive Vice President of Gluco Fitness Center, Inc. which provides wireless blood glucose and physiological monitoring of people with diabetes. Previously he served as the CEO of Simulis LLC which provided simulation-based training and assessment services to large healthcare systems. Mr. Winter began his career in design and marketing at Apple, Adobe Systems, Lucid and Compression Laboratories. He later served as Vice President of Corporate Development for Continental Graphics Holdings, Inc. He then served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development for e-SIM, Inc., a leading provider of software simulation tools for embedded systems such as cellular phones and other hand-held electronics. View Guest page

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Encore: Let’s Build A Care – Co-created, Open Source Vehicles Now A Reality

March 24, 2015
Hosted by Nancy Lin

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Many industries have integrated the crowdsourcing model into their businesses, but few envisioned the possibility of community-created vehicles. Not only is car design complex, but manufacturing is another matter. Few new companies have succeeded in making automobiles in the U.S. Local Motors wants to change the way cars are designed, built, purchased and owned. More than five years after it was created, the company launched the first car in the world co-designed by a virtual community of engineers and designers. In this episode, I'll interview the president and CEO, John Rogers, about his vision to transform the auto industry. We'll discuss interesting projects in the pipeline, as well as his views on the keys to marketing innovation and the future of the auto industry.

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Business REINVENTION

Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

“Business Reinvention with Nancy Lin” keeps you up to date on emerging trends and business innovations that could transform your industry. The show helps you make sense of new technologies and business models to understand their implications. Nancy Lin is a thoughtful and engaging host with a knack for asking questions that draw out unexpected insights. Her in-depth interviews with experts empower you to think innovatively and offer you inspiration and business lessons. “Business Reinvention with Nancy Lin” is broadcast live every Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

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Nancy Lin

Nancy Lin is an executive coach, a business consultant and the founder of Change Agent SF (www.changeagentsf.com). She works with leaders at fast-growing companies to transform the way they look at their business and leadership. She helps companies align people strategy with their business strategy. Nancy brings to her executive coaching and podcast a strong understanding of business, having worked for Yahoo, DHL, Johnson & Johnson and Pepsi. Her insightful probing approach and passion to unleash potential helped companies uncover hidden opportunities, topple conventional thinking and achieve growth in US and international markets. Through the online radio show, she continues to encourage innovative thinking and empowers the audience to overcome their business challenges.

Nancy’s diverse experience also includes international development work, training impoverished farmers in rural Tanzania and expanding professional midwifery education for young indigenous women in Mexico. She is a motivational speaker and has spoken at Google, Visa and HP. Some of her articles are available at BizReinvention dot com.

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