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The New Era of Robotics: Identify. Commercialize. Fund.
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The New Era of Robotics: Identify. Commercialize. Fund.

4/29/2015
When: April 29, 2015
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: State Street Global Exchange Building
1 Iron Street
Boston, Massachusetts 
United States
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Robotics Summit
The New Era of Robotics: Identify. Commercialize. Fund.

More and more, "non-robotics” companies are defining future opportunities and uses for robotics technology. These early adopters are helping to define future markets for innovative robotics technology.

Join us to learn how companies in different industries are benefitting from using robotics technology and what they see on the horizon for future implementation.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How non-robotics companies are using robotics technology to drive innovation in their companies
  • Future market opportunities for robotics technology
  • What investors see on the horizon for robotics technologies and how they’ll decide what to invest in


WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • CTOs & CFOs of Robotics Companies
  • Robotics Developers of all levels
  • Technology Startups
  • University Professors
  • University Student Researchers
  • Any company interested in being more streamlined and productive


AGENDA:

8:00 AM REGISTRATION & NETWORKING

8:30 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS



Kaigham J. Gabriel
President & CEO
Draper Laboratory


This session will explore how robotics are being adopted into various markets and how adoption has changed over time. We will use case studies to illustrate how research is bridging the technology gap, how research has gone commercial to meet market needs, and what it means to develop with the end consumer in mind. 

9:15 AM INDUSTRY PANEL: Future Opportunities

 Moderator:


Linda Thayer
Partner
Finnegan , Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP



Scharukh Jalisi
M.D., FACS Director
Boston University School of Medicine



Tony Lennon
Industrial Automation Specialist
MathWorks 



Gary Ritter
Director Technology & Data Strategy
The Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (U.S. Department of Transportation) 



Lt. Colonel
Matthew Woolums

MA National Guard  

Industry leaders will discuss the current robotic applications and share their vision for additional integration, what specific robotic technologies and capabilities they need to help solve problems, and how robotics will be used to streamline processes and become more efficient.

10:15 AM NETWORKING BREAK

10:30 AM FIRESIDE CHAT: The Funding Challenges for Robotics Companies



Arron Acosta
Co-founder
Rise Robotics


Christina Chase
Entrepreneur in Residence
Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

Christina Chase will interview Arron Acosta about how he started the company, funding challenges he faced and how he overcame them.

11:00 AM INVESTMENT PANEL: Looking Ahead - My 2020 Robotics Portfolio

Moderator:


Christina Chase
Entrepreneur in Residence
Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship 



Anders Bialek
Director of Corporate Development
iRobot



Jerry Bird
President
MassVentures 



James Geshwiler
Managing Director
CommonAngles Ventures



Rudina Seseri
Partner
Fairhaven Capital

In this panel, moderated by Christina Chase, investors will share what’s hot in robotics technologies and companies, how they determine what to invest in – and the red flags that could end the deal.

 

ORDER YOUR TICKETS BELOW: *NOTE* If you register after 2pm on Tuesday 4/28 please go to walk-in registration to pick up your name badge.


(to view a full list of attendees,click here and scroll to the bottom.)

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