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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.
Last Year’s Speakers
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.
University of Michigan
Ravi Pendse PhD
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
The University of Michigan Board of Regents appointed Ravi Pendse, Ph.D. as vice president for information technology and chief information officer effective August 1, 2018.
Dr. Pendse serves as an executive officer of the university and provides university-wide leadership and strategic direction for information technology.
Dr. Pendse has extensive experience as a successful and collaborative university leader, most recently as Brown University’s vice president for computing and information services and chief information officer. He has also been a professor, researcher, teacher and advisor to students.
Dr. Pendse’s successes include securing more than $21 million in external research grants, developing university courses, earning several teaching awards, and publishing numerous scholarly articles and papers co-authored by students.
Dr. Pendse holds a B.S. in electronics and communication engineering from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Wichita State University.
Michael is a Senior Director in Intel’s Corporate Strategy Office covering a number of topics such as M&A, competitive strategy, industry/macroeconomic developments, data and analytics. Prior to joining the CSO, he spent two years in Intel’s sales organization managing customer relationships in APAC and EMEA. Before Intel, he spent five years working in the tech industry at IBM and with various clients in management consulting. He graduated with his MBA from the University of Michigan in 2013.
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)