Funding a decade of innovation.
University of Michigan Law School
Jeffries Hall #1225
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Join us for a tech forecast as global thought leaders discuss trends and revolutionary products in healthcare, IoT, AR/VR, mobility, and other driving industries with a foothold in the region.
Co-presented by Ann Arbor SPARK and the University of Michigan Office of Tech Transfer.
Senior Vice President, Intel Sports & Emerging Growth Incubation
President — Intel Capital
Wendell Brooks is senior vice president of Intel Corporation and president of Intel Capital. He is responsible for all areas of strategic growth, including equity investing, M&A, and new business incubation.
As head of Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment organization, Brooks leads equity investments in innovative technology startups and companies worldwide. Under his leadership, Intel Capital is making bigger bets and delivering market leading returns by providing not only financial investments, but also the full resources of Intel to its portfolio companies. As head of one of the largest, most successful, and longest serving corporate venture organizations, he has been named among the top three leaders on the Global Corporate Venturing Powerlist since 2016, most recently as number one in 2018.
Brooks is also responsible for leading, managing and driving Intel’s mergers and acquisitions. He led the transformational acquisitions of Altera and Mobileye, both of which have been key elements of Intel’s growth strategy. He also led the successful divestiture of McAfee. He created the Intel Sports Group as a product of inorganic and organic efforts, and he continues to lead it as a separate business unit of Intel.
As a natural extension of his inorganic growth efforts, in 2018 Brooks was asked to lead Intel’s New Technology Group, developing new technologies and businesses internally. He redefined the portfolio to align with the team’s core mission and changed the model to focus on nimble innovation as the Emerging Growth Incubation Group.
Brooks spent 23 years in the investment banking industry, split nearly equally between Europe and the United States. Before joining Intel, he served as a managing director in mergers and acquisitions for Allen & Company, working across the media, technology and telecommunications industries. Prior to Allen & Company, he worked for 15 years as a managing director for Citigroup, leading Citigroup’s European telecom, media and technology group.
Brooks received a bachelor’s degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago.
University of Michigan
Jerry Davis received his PhD from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and taught at Northwestern and Columbia before moving to the University of Michigan, where he is Associate Dean for Business+Impact, the Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration, and Professor of Sociology. He has published widely in management, sociology, and finance. Books include Social Movements and Organization Theory (Cambridge University Press, 2005); Organizations and Organizing (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007); Managed by the Markets: How Finance Reshaped America (Oxford University Press, 2009); Changing your Company from the Inside Out: A Guide for Social Intrapreneurs (Harvard Business Review Press, 2015); and The Vanishing American Corporation (Berrett Koehler, 2016).
Davis’s research is broadly concerned with the effects of finance on society, changes in the corporate economy, and new forms of organization. Recent writings examine how ideas about corporate social responsibility have evolved to meet changes in the structures and geographic footprint of multinational corporations; whether “shareholder capitalism” is still a viable model for economic development; how income inequality in an economy is related to corporate size and structure; why theories about organizations do (or do not) progress; how architecture shapes social networks and innovation in organizations; why stock markets spread to some countries and not others; and whether there exist viable organizational alternatives to shareholder-owned corporations in the United States.
You can find out more at https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/jerrydavis/home
Moritz von Grotthuss
Moritz von Grotthuss is a tech-nerd, innovation enthusiast, automobilist and entrepreneur. After some years in legal, sales and consultancy, he followed his heart and joined gestigon as a late founder and CEO in 2012. Early 2017 gestigon was acquired by Valeo and is now a center piece of Valeo’s Interior Cocoon strategy to further improve automotive safety and enable enhanced usability and user experience. In Q2 2019 Moritz left Valeo together with his long-term technical co-founder to return to his entrepreneurial roots. They will now focus on specific uses cases in driving assistance and (semi) autonomous driving beyond urban mobility and highways.
Frost & Sullivan
- 20+ years of market research and analysis, as well as marketing communication and strategy consulting experience, having worked on more than 200 projects on a global scale. Particular expertise in:
- New market and product development
- Market modeling and trend forecasting
- Marketing communications
- Competitive intelligence
- Business development, strategic partnering, M&A
- Experience base covering broad range of healthcare sectors, including
- Medical, surgical and patient monitor technologies
- Healthcare information technology
- Consumer healthcare and general healthcare system trends
What I bring to the Team
Analytical skills and ability to spot and communicate emerging trends
Deep knowledge of trends in medical technology and U.S. healthcare system
Global project management expertise
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Marketing communication, advertising, media and public relations experience
Experience working on high-profile projects at Frost & Sullivan with industry executives from start-ups to leading companies, including:
- Medical technology companies: Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Philips, Baxter, Siemens, etc.
- Providers: Mayo Clinic, Ascension Health
- Others: Procter & Gamble, 3M, Sharp Electronics, Sony
BBA in Marketing and Business Journalism, Baylor University (Waco, Texas)
MA, St. Mary’s University (San Antonio, Texas)