ITTC held its annual IAB meeting on April 3, 2009. The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) helps guide ITTC’s research and development initiatives. The picture was taken outside Nichols Hall on the KU campus.
Front Row (Left to Right): Keith Braman, Mike Swink, Marc Epard, Matt McClorey, Tom Crook,
COL (RET) Wayne Parks, and Brian Ruf.
Back Row: Joseph Evans, Michael Sobeck,John Strand, Eric Mokole, Tim Johnson, Susan Norris, and Kevin Carr.
"ITTC is a great example of the exciting possibilities that exist at the intersection of research and enterprise. Researchers develop innovative technologies that are given opportunities to mature at the Center. This incubation makes ITTC technologies ripe for commercialization opportunities," said Victor Hwang, managing director, T2 Venture Capitol, Mountain View, California and ITTC board member.
"This world-class research center is a renewable Kansas resource. Given the necessary care and resources, ITTC can help grow a more robust, diverse economy. Talented ITTC researchers are developing technologies that can be spun out into Kansas companies. These start-ups attract high-tech innovators and give ITTC alumni more opportunities to stay in the state after graduation," said Marc Epard, ITTC IAB member; Horizon Analog, Lawrence, Kansas.
"In today’s world, business would do well to look toward the innovative research taking place in centers like ITTC. As a state and nation, we need to find new ways to use technology. ITTC helps us to understand what is possible and provides us with ideas on how to make possible, what is not. As we are challenged to create a new infrastructure and economy, it is good to be able to take advantage of this resource," said Susan Norris, ITTC IAB member; communications industry advisor, Norport Technology Management Consulting, Lenexa, Kansas.
Jim Brandt, Vice President, RT Logic
Gerard Canavan, Chief Marketing Officer, Road9
Andres Carvallo, Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Grid Net
Scott Coons, President & CEO, Perceptive Software
William Duncan, Ph.D., Retired
Marc Epard, Horizon Analog
John Fitzgerald, Executive Director for Information Technology, Westar Energy
Jeff Fuller, Engineering Projects Manager, Honeywell FM&T/KCP
Keith Gary, Director of Program Development, Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute
Marshall Greenspan, Ph.D., Director of Technology, Northrop Grumman Corporation Electronic Systems
Bennett Griffin, President, Griffin Technologies
Chris Gutierrez, President, Kansas City SmartPort
David Hardin, Pd.D., Technical Director, Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Timouthy Johnson, Vice President for Innovation & Technology, IDEA Center
Matt McClorey, President/CEO, Lawrence Regional Technology Center
Eric Mokole, Ph.D., Head, Surveillance Branch, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Ryan Moore, Manager Consumer Auto Software, Garmin Industries International, Inc.
Wayne Morgan, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, Netchemia
Chris Murrish, Vice President, Cerner Innovation, Cerner Corporation
David Nicol, Ph.D., Chief Financial Officer, Solutionary
Susan Norris, Communications Industry Advisor, Norport Technology Management Consulting
Wayne Parks, Col. (Ret), Cubic Applications
Brian Ruf, Chief Information Officer, Ruf Strategic Solutions
Stephen Schneider, Director, Sunflower Broadband
Michael Sobek, Chief Technology Officer, StoreFinancial
John Strand, Axis Solutions
Mike Swink, Partner, Ascent Intelligence, Inc.
Ben Vos, Vice President, Sprint
Gerald White, Regional Client Executive, HP Enterprise Services