Come to Be Inspired!

In their lectures and question-and-answer sessions, speakers share their insights and experiences as well as their lessons and advice, inspiring students and faculty to apply new ideas and approaches to their careers and ideas for new ventures.

The Clark School would like to thank the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company for supporting this lecture series.

February 21
"Tech innovation through private equity and venture capital"
Ralph E. Taylor-Smith, Managing Director, GE Ventures

November 15
"Mission-driven research innovation in the intelligence community"
Stacey Dixon, Director, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity

September 27
"Lessons learned by a serial technology entrepreneur over the last 30 years"
Ken Lee, Founder and CEO, VanGogh Imaging

May 1
"Today's Strategic Cyber Challenge"
Dan Ennis, Global Head of Advanced Threat Intelligence, BlueVoyant

April 20
"Reaching Across"
Lisa Atherton, President and CEO, Textron Systems

March 13
"Lessons Learned Over a 34-Year Career"
Michael Simon, Co-founder, President and CEO, CroptoniteNXT

September 28
"Open Data in the Public Sector: Unlocking Innovation & Enhancing Accountability"
Mark Turner, Founder, President, CEO, and Principal Research Associate, Optimal Solutions Group

April 27
"M3D: Defining How U.S. Innovators Compete Globally"
Co-Founder and CEO, ‎M3D

March 30
"Disruption & Opportunity: Technology Risks in a Fast-Paced Global Technology World"
Patrick Antkowiak, Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Northrop Grumman Corporation

December 1
"Foundations for Technological Surprise"
Stefanie Tompkins, Director of the Defense Sciences Office (DSO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
November 3
"Innovation at IBM"
Naguib Attia, Distinguished Engineer and VP of IBM Global University Programs
May 12
"Will Clean Energy Take Our Economy to the Cleaners?"
Kristina M. Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO of Cube Hydro Partners, LLC
April 5
"Space 2.0"
Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium 
March 1
"Innovation Physics"
Harry Weller, NEA General Partner
November 5
"Empathetic Engineering: An Engineer’s Journey"
Kevin Apperson, Chief Information Officer of Maxim Healthcare Services
April 23
"Welcome to the Third Industrial Revolution: Local Motors and the 3-D Printed Car"
Jay Rogers, Co-Founder and CEO of Local Motors
May 5
"Research to Results: Translating Research Success in the Lab to Financial Results in the Board Room"
S. Gulu Gambhir, Chief Technology Officer, Leidos