Speakers at the Innovators Summit

Safi Bahcall

Author of Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries

Sara Irvani


Okabashi Brands

Nabil Nasr

Associate provost for academic affairs and founding director of Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS).

Tom Kurfess

Professor and HUSCO/Ramirez Distinguished Chair in Fluid Power and Motion Control,

Georgia Tech Manufacturing Research Institute

Sarah Eckersley

VP R&D, Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure,

Dow Chemical

Alex Goranin

Trial Lawyer Specializing in High-Stakes Intellectual Property and Technology-Driven Cases in the Software, Web, and Life Sciences Industries, Duane Morris

Kyle Kent

Director of R&D, Technical Solutions,


Gracy Wingkono

Global R&D – Principal Scientist

Beverage Industry

Joe Mazzeo

Vice President of Business Development, Crossfire Consulting

Felix Patricio



Jamie Pero Parker

Sustainability Sector Lead, RTI

Estelle Chaussard

Senior Research Scientist,

FM Global


Vas Veeramasuneni

Chief Technology Officer

Jaap de Vries

FM Global

Michelle Drabik

Chief Knowledge Officer

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Carlton Gibbs

Senior Manager

Mars-Wrigley Snacking

Yumiko Garcia

Home Care PD Director,

Darin Latimer

Vice President, Strategic Development
Danaher Corporation

James Blank

Engineering Library Manager, Catepillar

Brandon Farris

Chief Economist,

National Association of Manufacturers

Chad Moutray

Chief Economist,

National Association of Manufacturers

Karen Martin

Jiim Euchner

Jim Euchner

Editor in Chief, Research-Technology Management