Archive for April, 2013

WIAF Water 2.0 – Wednesday, May 15, 2013 – DC

Posted on April 16th, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Today, we are excited to announce our next Water Innovations Alliance Foundation Water 2.0 Conference – Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.  The Water 2.0 Conference is located at 1299 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 900 (9th Floor) Washington, DC 20004.


We have a fabulous line-up of Speakers:

Alan Hinchman, GE Global Marketing Director-Infrastructure & Head of GE Intelligent Platforms’ Energy, Oil & Gas, Water and Commercial Buildings Offering

Amanda Brock, CEO, Water Standard

David Drake, Founder & Chairman, LDJ Capital

Kevin M. McGovern, Chairman & CEO, The Water Initiative

Katy Craig, Director, Workflow Solutions, Hach Company

John M. Przybyla, PE, GISP, Senior Vice President, Woolpert

Jon B. Freedman, Executive Counsel – Government Relations, GE Power & Water

Jud Hill, Managing Director, NGP Global Adaptation Partners

Jim Swiger, CEO, Enviro Global Solutions

Dr. Paul Boulos, President & COO, Innovyze

Click here to see the full AGENDA.

Recently, I wrote a review of our last Water 2.0 Conference held on February 26th at NBC Headquarters located at 30 Rockefeller Center in NYC.  The article appears on Water-Wise, the Our Water Counts blog. Click here to read: Water 2.0 Conference – Providing Digital Solutions. Click here for an overview of all of our Conference Presentations from the February 26th event.

Our Blue Horizon: Children and the Future of Water
By Dennis Nelson

Entrepreneurs Take on MENA’s Water and Energy Challenges

Sen. Baldwin visits Global Water Center in Milwaukee

Looking forward to seeing you in DC on May 15th.


Vincent Caprio
Executive Director
Water Innovations Alliance Foundation

Final Agenda – Nanotech Commercialization Conference, April 9-10th, Winston Salem, NC

Posted on April 16th, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Today, we are proud to announce our final agenda for our 5th Annual Nanotech Commercialization Conference, April 9-10th, Winston Salem, NC


Prof. David L. Carroll, Ph.D
., Director, Nanotechnology & Molecular Materials, Wake Forest University
Travis Earles
, Senior Manager, Advanced Materials & Nanotech Initiatives, Corporate Engineering & Technology, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Dr. Mihail C. Roco
, Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology, National Science Foundation
Scott E. Rickert
, Ph.D., President, Co-Founder & CEO, NanoFilm
Scott Livingston
, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities

Douglas W. Jamison
, Chairman of the Board, CEO & Managing Director, Harris & Harris Group, Inc.
Jim Phillips
, Chairman/CEO, NanoMech
Anthony Atala
, M.D., Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine & W.H. Boyce Professor & Chair, Wake Forest University, Department of Urology



Nano Materials
Hindsight is 20/20: Entrepreneurs Share Viewpoints on What They Wish They’d Known
Dr. Gilberto M. (Ybet) Villacorta
, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP, IP and Chemical, Biotech & Pharma Practices
Dr. Sunit Talapatra
, Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP, Nanotechnology Industry Team, IP and Chemical, Biotech & Pharma Practices

Graphene: Opportunities and Challenges
Keith Blakely
, CEO, The InVentures Group
Alan Rae
, B.Sc., Ph.D., M.B.A., M.R.S.C. C.Chem., CEO, NanoMaterials Innovation Center
Moderator: Stephen R. Waite, Managing Partner, SoundView Technology Group

Nano Trends 2013
Best Practices and Risk Management:  Patent Trolls, New Regulation and Tort Risks
Jack B. Hicks
, Partner, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
Michael J. Sullivan
, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP

Nano Commercialization
Johnny Rodrigues
, Chief Commercialization Officer, Xemerge
Douglas DuFaux
, CTO, Alfie Technology Corp.
Moderator: Ken Russell, Ph.D., Director, Enterprise Strategy, CISCO

Nano Intellectual Property
FBI Case Study: Protecting Your IP
Jerry Reichard, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Moderator: Vincent Caprio, NanoBCA

Nano America
Trends & Scientific Breakthroughs in University Nanotechnology Research
James G. Ryan, Ph.D.
, Founding Dean, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering
Dr. Nan Marie Jokerst
, J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Duke University
Prof. Jagannathan Sankar, Ph.D.
, Distinguished University Professor; White House Millennium Researcher, Director-NSF-ERC & CAMSS, NCA & TSU


Nano EHS – State of the Union 2013
Lynn L. Bergeson
, Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Dr. Ginger Rothrock
, Program Manager, Emerging Technologies, RTI International

Nano Materials
Ed Olivares
, Federal Business Group
Richard Czerw
, Ph.D., CEO, NanoTechLabs, Inc.
Craig Bandes
, President & CEO, Pixelligent Technologies
Moderator: Fern O’Brian, Partner, Thompson Hine LLP

Nano Medicine
Benjamin S. Harrison, Ph.D.,
Chief of Laboratory Operations & Associate Professor, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Alexander (Sasha) V. Kabanov, Ph.D., D.Sc.,
Director, UNC Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery, Co-Director, Carolina Institute for Nanomedicine
Dr. Veena Misra
, Director, NSF ERC ASSIST Nanosystems Center, NCSU
Moderator: Roger Cubicciotti, Ph.D., President/CEO & Science Advisor, NanoMedica LLC

Nano Innovation
Top 2013 Nanotechnology Innovations
Stephen R. Waite
, Managing Partner, SoundView Technology Group
Paul S. Clayson
, President & CEO, HzO
Robert Burns
, Senior Vice President, Harris & Harris Group, Inc.

Nanotechnology Manufacturing in a Global Context: 2013-2030
Moderator & Speaker: Timothy M. Persons, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, US Government Accountability Office
Dr. Jeffrey D. Morse
, Managing Director, National Nanomanufacturing Network
Joe Piche
, CEO, Eikos

Nano Insurance
Understanding Risks in Nanotechnology
Moderator & Speaker: Russell L. Jones MBA, Summers Thompson Lowry, Inc
Harry Bushong
, President & Co-founder, nanoTox, Inc.
Allen Gelwick
, Executive VP, Lockton Companies
Prof. David L. Carroll, Ph.D.,
Director, Nanotechnology & Molecular Materials, Wake Forest University
Michelle Ostraat
, Senior Director, Center for Aerosol and Nanomaterials Engineering at RTI International
Peter Seoane, Ph.D.,
NSF Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials, North Carolina A&T State University
Daniel Joseph Christian Herr, Ph.D.,
Professor & Nanoscience Department Chair, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering
Roger Cubicciotti, Ph.D.,
President/CEO & Science Advisor, NanoMedica LLC

Nano Textiles
Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi
, Executive Director, Nonwovens Institute, NCSU
Dr. Sumit Gangwal
, VP Research & Development, Xanofi
Moderator: Scott Bryant, President, Nano-Network of New Mexico

Winston-Salem Marriott

425 North Cherry Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101
Phone: 336-725-3500
Toll-free: 877-888-9762

Click here to make your reservation
or call 1-336-725-3500 directly and use the code “nannana” to receive your discounted rate.

Room Rates: $124.00 per night

A Strange Computer Promises Great Speed
D-Wave Systems and Lockheed Martin announcement

A Nanofabrication Technique Doubles Hard Drive Capacity

Pixelligent Technologies Introduces PixClear™ Nanoadditives

Harris & Harris Group: 2012 Annual Letter to Shareholders

Quantum Computing: USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center

Last year, we had over 300 participants at our North Carolina Event.  We are looking forward to seeing you on April 9th in North Carolina.


Vincent Caprio “Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade”
Executive Director
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association