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Tuesday, April 9 • 9:45am - 10:45am
Corporate Innovation Panel

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Presented by Bridge Bank

Corporate innovation is sometimes more theater than reality, resulting in bad investments and firing entire leadership teams. This panel will discuss various models, from classical entrepreneurship and joint ventures to the more cutting-edge Venture Builder and VC partnership models. Attendees of this session can expect to hear case studies and lessons learned about what works and what hasn't to help them determine which models or partnerships work best in their environment.

Moderators
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John Henry

Director of Risk Assessment, University of Notre Dame
John Henry is the director of startups at the University of Notre Dame. In this role, Henry supports the University’s new IDEA Center and its commercialization and startup efforts. Henry’s professional experience spans a decade of launching startups and consulting for private... Read More →

Speakers
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Jordan LaFramboise

Sage of Innovation, Quicken Loans
Jordan LaFramboise is a leader in innovation at Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest mortgage lender, which is located in Detroit, Michigan.Mr. LaFramboise enables and facilitates innovation in technology. He’s focused on empowering team members to drive innovation. He creates... Read More →
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Thomas Buccellato

Managing Director, GE Licensing & Technology Ventures
Thomas Buccellato is an alumnus of Notre Dame who graduated in 1994 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.B.A. in Finance/Operations.Tom is a managing director at GE Licensing. Tom’s team works across all GE businesses to drive innovative business models, and monetize GE’s... Read More →
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Mark Garland

Vice President, Commercialization, USG
Mark Garland is the vice president of commercialization at USG Corporation, where he is responsible for the prioritization, development and accelerated adoption of new products in the market. Garland leads a team that focuses on identifying early adopters and building successful targeting... Read More →
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Matt Brady

Associate Partner, Innosight
As an associate partner at Innosight, Matt Brady collaborates with senior executives to create strategies that strengthen existing businesses, generate consumer insights, target mergers and acquisitions, and design new business models. He has led engagements with Fortune 500 clients... Read More →
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Elliott Parker

Managing Director, Business Design, High Alpha
Elliott Parker is the managing director of business design for High Alpha, a venture studio where enterprise software companies are created and funded. Parker and his team are primarily responsible for designing, validating, and launching new startups, often with corporate partners... Read More →
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Joel Neidig

CEO, SIMBA Chain
Joel Neidig is the CEO of SIMBA, a Blockchain as a Service platform. He has 14 years of experience integrating manufacturing technology and software development. In 2016, Neidig spoke at the White House by invitation of the National Economic Council in recognition of the progress... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Century Center 120 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., South Bend, IN 46601