PROGRAM

2012 PROGRAM

TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
5:00-8:00 PM Opening Reception:
Location: COIN Headquarters, 303 South Roxboro St. Suite 30, Durham, NC 27701
Opening Remarks: Congressman G.K. Butterfield - D, 1st Congressional District North Carolina
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
8:20-8:30 Opening Remarks:
John Hardin, Executive Director, Office of Science & Technology, NC Department of Commerce
Griffith A. Kundahl, Executive Director, Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN)
Vincent Caprio, Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association
8:30-9:00 Keynote: Sally Tinkle, PhD, Acting Director & Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Coordinator, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO)

Sponsored by RTI

9:00-10:00 Keynote Presentation: Nanotechnology & U.S. National Security
Richard Ridgley
, Chief Scientist at the National Reconnaissance Office

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), located in Chantilly, Virginia, is one of the 16 U.S. intelligence agencies. It designs, builds, and operates the spy satellites of the United States government, and coordinates the analysis of aerial surveillance and satellite imagery from several intelligence and military agencies. (45 min presentation + 15 min Q&A)

10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:15 Risk vs Value: The Impact of Nanotechnology Environmental Health Safety (EHS) on Business Decisions
Moderator: Ginger Rothrock
, Program Manager, Emerging Technologies, RTI International
Christie M. Sayes, Ph.D., Program Manager - Nanotoxicology & Nanopharmacology Center for Aerosols & Nanomaterials Engineering RTI International
Russell L. Jones, MBA, Account Executive, Summers Thompson Lowry, Inc.
Keith Robson, CEO, Assured Nano Limited and Chairman of the Board, INSCX
Francis A. Stockwell, III, Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer, Medmarc Insurance Group
Dr. Sunit Talapatra, Associate, Foley & Lardner LLP
David Jassby, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT), Duke University

Sponsored by Triad Forensics Lab

11:15-12:15 Achieving Commercialization Success: How to Sell Your Product to Large Companies
Moderator: Christopher Gergen
, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Bull City Forward
Sandra Merkel-DeJames, Ph.D., Senior Manager, Business Creation, Biobusiness Development and Acquisitions, Novozymes North America Inc
Paul S. Clayson, President & CEO, HzO
Kenneth E. Russell, Ph.D., Director, Enterprise Strategy, Cisco
Michael Zapata III, Executive Chairman, Protochips Inc.
Robert Burns, Senior Vice President , Harris & Harris Group, Inc.

Sponsored by Kymanox

12:15-12:30 NanoBusiness and COIN Leadership Award
Griffith A. Kundahl, Executive Director, Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN)
Vincent Caprio, Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association
Kevin Conley, Ph.D., Program Coordinator, Forsyth Technical Community College
Jason Fromer, Global Business Development Executive, NanoProfessor
12:30-1:15 Lunch and Networking
1:15-2:15 How to Create 54 New Liquidias
Hosted by Chris William, Managing Director, Private Client Group, Wells Fargo and Executive Producer, Carolina Business Review
Neal Fowler, CEO, Liquidia
Charles E. Hamner, D.V.M., Ph.D., Chairman, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences
John Hardin, Executive Director, Office of Science & Technology, NC Department of Commerce
2:15-2:20 NanoBusiness and COIN Pioneer Award
2:20-3:15 State of the Union - Nanotechnology Environmental Health Safety (EHS) 2012
Session Chair: Lynn L. Bergeson
, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Moderator: A. Neil Jones, Co-Founder & Vice President, Scientific Operations, Kryosphere
Rosalind Volpe, D.PH, Executive Director, Silver Nanotechnology Working Group
Matthew Dahm, MPH, Research Industrial Hygienist, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations & Field Studies,(NIOSH)

Sponsored by Kryosphere

3:15-4:15 Nano Energy Solutions: Perspectives on Solar, Wind and Batteries
Moderator: Johnny Rodrigues, Managing Partner, Xemerge
Alan Rae, B.Sc., Ph.D., M.B.A., M.R.S.C. C.Chem., CEO, NanoMaterials Innovation Center
Seamus Curran, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Physics Department, University of Houston
Professor David L. Carroll, Ph.D., Director, Center for Nanotechnology & Molecular Materials, Wake Forest University

Sponsored by Xemerge

4:15-4:45 Keynote: Scott Livingston, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities

Sponsored by Prasidiux

4:45-5:15 Keynote: Scott E. Rickert, Ph.D., President, Co-Founder & CEO, NanoFilm

Sponsored by electriCITIES

5:15 Closing Remarks: Griffith A. Kundahl, Executive Director, Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology
5:20 A Special Announcement from Miles Wright, CEO, Xanofi

Sponsored by Xanofi

5:30-7:30 Networking & Reception: F. Mark Modzelewski and the Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN)
Presenting a National NanoArt Exhibition & Competition, "The Art of the Small"

Sponsored by Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC

5:30-7:00 VIP Tailgating Session 1
Location: "Tyler’s Tap Room” – Exit bay 7 to the right and Tyler’s is 3 doors down.
Sign Up for One-to-One Meetings with Key Nanotechnology Executives and Thought Leaders

Sponsored by Foley

 
THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
8:00-8:30 VIP Breakfast
Location: Intersouth Partners' 2nd floor boardroom located in the American Tobacco Campus – 406 Blackwell Street, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701

Sponsored by Carlyle and Conlan

8:30-9:00 Keynote: Douglas W. Jamison, Chairman of the Board, CEO & Managing Director, Harris & Harris Group

Sponsored by MBHB

9:00-9:30 Keynote: Dr. Ajay Malshe, Founder & EVP/Chief Technology Officer (CTO), NanoMech, Inc

Sponsored by Gateway University Research Park

9:30-10:00 Keynote: Frank M. Torti, MD, MPH, FACP, Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Wake Forest; FDA Chief Scientist (former)

Sponsored by Carlyle and Conan

10:00-11:00 The Current State of Investing in the Nanotechnology Community
Panel of VCs
Moderator: J. Robert Tyler III, Partner, Poyner Spruill
Douglas W. Jamison, Chairman of the Board, CEO & Managing Director, Harris & Harris Group
John Glushik, General Partner, Intersouth Partners
Martin Sinozich, Piedmont Angel Network
Carol Marino, Vice President, Syngenta Ventures

Sponsored by Poyner Spruill

PARALLEL TRACKS
11:00-12:00 Nanotechnology Industrial Espionage - How to Protect Your Company
Chi Mak presentation
by FBI Supervisory Special Agent James Gaylord

Chi Mak is a naturalized American citizen who worked as an engineer for California-based defense contractor Power Paragon, a part of L-3 Communications. In 2007, Mak was found guilty of conspiring to export sensitive defense technology to China. Click to read full presentation.

11:00-12:30 The Investor Pitch Room for Nano Start-Ups (Invitation Only)
Location: Square 1's 2nd floor boardroom located in the American Tobacco Campus _ 406 Blackwell Street, Suite 240, Durham, NC 27701
Sponsored by Square 1 Bank
Sponsored by Wyrick Robbins
Sponsored by Scale Finance
12:00-12:30 Chi Mak Panel:
Moderator: James Gaylord, FBI Supervisory Special Agent
Ronald T. “Rudy” Guerin, Managing Director, Pamir Consulting LLC
11:00-12:30 Trends in University Nanotechnology Research
Moderator: The Honorable Kelly H. Carnes, President & CEO, TechVision 21
Suzy V. Torti, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry, Director, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Graduate Program, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Michael Dickey, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University
William C. Zamboni PharmD, PhD, Associate Professor, DPET; Associate Member, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center; Director, GLP Analytical Facility, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
"PhenoGLO: Novel platforms to profile nanoparticle agents and individualize nanoparticle therapy"

Sponsored by University of North Carolina Charlotte
Sponsored by Charlotte Research Institute
Sponsored by Nanoscale Science Ph.D Program at UNC Charlotte
12:30-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:00 Luncheon Keynote: David F. Williams, PhD, Professor, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
PARALLEL TRACKS
2:00-3:00 Nanomanufacturing Panel
Moderator: Stephen Waite,
Managing Partner, SoundView Advisory
Raymond Jones, President, North Carolina Aerospace Alliance and CEO, VX Aerospace
Daniel Herr, Ph.D., Professor & Nanoscience Department Chair, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering
Philip Lippel, Ph.D., Nanotechnology Consultant

Sponsored by the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

2:00-3:00 CyberSecurity Breakout Session in Underground Classroom (seating capacity of 60). Presented by Travis Reese, President & COO, Mandiant Corporation

MANDIANT Corporation provides incident response and computer forensics solutions and services to companies, financial institutions, government agencies, domestic and foreign police departments, and the U.S. law firms. Click to read full presentation.

3:00-4:00 Nanomedicine Panel
Moderator: Roger Cubicciotti, Ph.D., President & CEO, NanoMedica LLC
Kevin Pang, Ph.D., MBA, Director, Lux Research
Adnan Nasir, MD PhD, President, Nanodermatology Society
Anil R. Diwan, Ph.D., Chairman & President, NanoViricides, Inc
Zagit Z. Gaymalov, Ph.D., Co-Founder & CEO, NeuroNano Pharma 
3:00-4:00 Economic Espionage and the Insider Threat
This interactive session will explore internal and external mechanisms to protect your business. With examples from the field, emphasis will be placed on the human insider threat and best practices to address identified risks.
Michael A. Donner, Senior Advisor - Counterintelligence, U.S. Department of Energy
4:00-5:30 VIP Tailgate Session 2 and Reception
Location: Bay 7
Sign Up for One-to-One Meetings with Key Nanotechnology Executives and Thought Leaders
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5:30-7:00 Nanotechnology Networking Reception in reserved VIP Section of Durham Bulls AAA Minor League Baseball Opening Night Game, Durham Bulls Athletic Park
7:00-9:00 Durham Bulls Baseball Game, Durham Bulls vs Gwinnett Braves