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globe50.gif (2916 bytes) Francois Auzerais
Vice President Research
Schlumberger-Doll Research, OIlfield Services


François Auzerais, who is based at Schlumberger-Doll Research in Ridgefield, Connecticut, U.S.A., is Vice President Research, Oilfield Services. He joined Schlumberger in 1982 as a field engineer with several postings in South America, and later worked at Schlumberger-Doll Research as Program Manager in the Reservoir Optimization group. He then moved to the Schlumberger Riboud Product Center in Clamart, France, as Product Development Manager for the Reservoir Monitoring and Control Department. François received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University, located in the state of New Jersey, U.S.A..

Jeffrey Weedman W.G. (Bill) Berlinger
Corporate Licensing Manager
Caterpillar, Inc.

Panel | NY Times Article

Since joining Caterpillar Inc. in 1988, Bill has held a variety of development and management positions throughout Caterpillar's engine businesses, including truck, machine, marine, fuel systems and advanced research concepts. Throughout Bill's career, he has had a unique opportunity to build a broad range of international business and licensing relationships incorporating Caterpillar's technologies. In 2000 Bill began building a corporate technology licensing program within Caterpillar's Legal Services Division. The program is sponsored by Caterpillar's Executive Office.

Having studied in Austria and the United States, Bill holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering and physics and a masters in business administration, both from Bradley University. Bill spent three years at Sundstrand Aviation (now Hamilton Sundstrand) in Rockford, Illinois as a fluid systems engineer with quality assurance responsibilities for the Tomahawk Missile, F-18A fighter and Space Shuttle fluid pumping programs.

Jay Paap Frank Cappuccio
Vice President and General Manager
Advanced Development Programs

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics


Frank J. Cappuccio is currently the Lockheed Martin Corporation Vice President & General Manager of the Lockheed Martin Advanced Development Programs, tasked with the pursuit, capture and selective execution of new business. 

Mr. Cappuccio has thirty years of comprehensive and diverse management and engineer-ing experience associated with "cradle to grave" acquisition, development and deploy-ment of "High Tech" products, i.e., tactical missiles, aircraft, fixed wing and helicopter, navigational computers, gyroscopic equipment, automatic test equipment, etc. His level of diversity is the result of a steady progression in the technical ranks coupled with the planning, decision making and implementation skills acquired in executing programs. Augmenting his company operational experience is his corporate experience in strategic planning, acquisitions and mergers as well as program and technology management. The blending of this experience base has yielded an effective operational leadership style and a versatile resource management capability.

Frank J. Cappuccio was the Lockheed Martin Corporation Vice President of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program.Prior to JSF, Mr. Cappuccio served as Vice President for Programs and Technology for Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics Sector, headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. Mr. Cappuccio joined Lockheed Martin in 1995 and was Vice President of Surveillance and Command Aircraft programs at Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems in Marietta, Georgia. Previously, Mr. Cappuccio was Vice President of Rockwell International’s Advanced Systems business area, and he served as Program Director of Martin Marietta’s advanced development and technology operations from 1990-1994.

He holds an MBA from Adelphi University, a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from City College of New York. He was born October 6, 1946. He and his wife, Jean, have two children.

Keith Dionne Keith Dionne
Vice President and General Manager
Technology Business

Millennium Pharmaceuticals


Dr. Dionne is Vice President and General Manager of Technology Business for Millennium Pharmaceutical Inc. He is responsible for building Millennium’s technology platform through external technology acquisition and collaboration and for building Millennium’s Technology Solutions Business -- including the Millennium/Monsanto Agricultural Alliance and the Millennium/Aventis Technology Alliance. Previous to this role, Dr. Dionne was responsible for program management across Millennium’s Technology Development division and for managing Millennium’s technology collaborations including the Functional Genomics Consortia at the Whitehead Institute. Prior to Millennium, Dr. Dionne led the development of the DurosTM family of implantable drug delivery systems at ALZA Pharmaceuticals. He was one of the original scientists at CytoTherapeutics Inc.

Steve Evans Steve Evans
Professor of Lifecycle Engineering
Cranfield University


Steve Evans has spent over 12 years working in industry, followed by 12 years in academia. His initial industrial experience was in industrial engineering roles leading to an emphasis on improving engineering performance.

Steve’s last industrial post was Engineering Systems Manager at Martin-Baker Engineering Limited, the world leading manufacturer of ejection seats.

Since 1988 Steve has continued his interest in World Class Product Development and Concurrent Engineering at Cranfield University. His interests are in the implementation of improved product development processes and in bringing environmental concerns into product development. Steve works with blue-chip organisations worldwide to improve their NPD processes and to increase our knowledge of what works.

Professor Evans is a graduate of the University of Bath, has a doctorate in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and is a Chartered Engineer. He holds the title Professor of Life Cycle Engineering and is Head of the International Ecotechnology Research Centre at Cranfield University.

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Worldwide Director of Strategic Business Marketing
Becton Dickinson


Paul Falkenstein is the Worldwide Director of Strategic Business Marketing at Becton Dickinson. He has over 12 years of Sales and Marketing experience in the medical device industry with companies including Johnson & Johnson and
I-Stat Corporation. Paul holds an MBA in Strategic Planning and a Ph.D. in Marketing. His current responsibilities include the worldwide planning and implementation of strategic marketing initiatives that maintain current leadership position and expansion into new geographical regions. Paul's expertise lies in the planning and staging of new product introductions and customer sensing for improved product development

Bruce Lehman Anton Gueth
Alliance Management

Eli Lilly


Anton Gueth, Director of Alliance Management at Eli Lilly and Company, combines a broad set of skills gathered over a varied career to lead Lilly’s efforts to become the pharmaceutical partner of choice. In his 17 years at Lilly, Anton has held numerous positions in general management, sales and marketing and finance. A native of Germany, Anton, has lived and worked in many cultures, including Europe, the United States, Africa and the Middle East.

Anton earned a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics from Justus-Liebig University in Giessen, Germany in 1982, and a Masters of Public Affairs from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1984.

Robert Herbold Robert Herbold
Former COO
Microsoft Corporation


Robert J. (Bob) Herbold is an unparalleled authority on business operations (including IT), marketing and—more valuably—the dynamic relation between the two. His unique experience with two of the premier enterprises of our time are the reason. Both firms have mastered the art of marketing, but their operational cultures are diametrically opposed. Procter & Gamble is the epitome of business discipline; Microsoft Corporation is the signature home of self-organization. During his tenure, the marketing success of both companies accelerated—and so did their profitability.

Herbold joined Microsoft in November 1994 as Executive Vice President and Chuef Operating Officer. During histenure in the positions until February 2001, he was responsible for finance, manufacturing and distribution, information systems, market research and public relations. During his years as COO, Microsoft not only met the operational needs of a five-fold increase in revenue, but also generated a nine-fold increase in profits.

Herbold currently works part time for Microsoft as Executive Vice President assisting in the government, industry, and customer areas, after retiring as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Microsoft. He also has recently launched Herbold Group, LLC, which consults with CEO’s on strategy and profitability issues. Herbold serves on the Board of Directors of Weyerhaeuser Corporation, Agilent Technologies, Immunex Corporation, Terabeam Networks, and World Wide Packets, Inc.

Herbold has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati and both a master’s degree in mathematics and a Ph.D. in computer science from Case Western Reserve University. Bob is a member of the Washington Roundtable, the James Madison Council of the Library of Congress and the Executive Council of TechNet. He also is on the Board of Directors of the Information Technology Association of America and the Internet Policy Institute. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University, the Seattle Foundation, the Seattle Symphony and Overlake Hospital.

Bruce Lehman Bruce A. Lehman
International Intellectual Property Institute
Former Commissioner, USPTO
& Assistant Secretary of Commerce

Keynote | IIPI Website

Bruce Lehman is President and CEO of the International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI), a non-partisan, not-for-profit institution, based in Washington, D.C. The Institute fosters the creation of modern intellectual property systems and the use of intellectual property rights as a mechanism for investment, technology transfer and the creation of wealth in developing countries of the world.

In addition to his involvement with IIPI, Mr. Lehman is a member of the Policy Advisory Commission to the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the specialized United Nations agency headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. He is President of the U.S. Committee for the WIPO and is a member of several corporate Boards.

From August 1993 through 1998, Mr. Lehman served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce and United States Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks. As the Clinton Administration’s primary representative for intellectual property rights protection, he was a key player on these issues, both domestically and internationally.

For ten years prior to joining the Clinton Administration, Mr. Lehman was a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Swidler & Berlin. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Lehman worked for nine years in the U.S. House of Representatives as Counsel to the Committee on the Judiciary and Chief Counsel to the Subcommittee on Courts, Civil Liberties, and the Administration of Justice. Mr. Lehman was the Committee’s principal legal adviser in the drafting of the 1976 Copyright Act, the 1980 Computer Software Amendments, and 1982 amendments to the Patent Laws.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Lehman served as legal counsel to the Wisconsin State Legislature, as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, and as an officer in the U.S.

He was born on September 19, 1945, and attended the University of Wisconsin—earning a B.A. in 1967, and a J.D. in 1970. He is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia.

Baruch Lev Baruch Lev
New York University Stern School of Business

Director of the Project for Research on Intangibles
author of INTANGIBLES, Management, Measurement and Reporting

Keynote | Website | CIO Magazine Interview | BusinessWeek Article

Baruch Lev is the Philip Bardes Professor of Accounting and Finance at New York University, Stern School of Business, the Director of the Vincent C. Ross Institute for Accounting Research and the Project for Research on Intangibles. He earned his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago. Served on the faculty of the University of Chicago, University of California-Berkeley (jointly at the business and law schools) and Tel Aviv University (where he was dean of the business school). He is a permanent visitor at Ecole Nationale Des Ponts and Chaussees (Paris) and City University Business School (London).

Professor Lev's research spans three books and about 75 research studies published in the leading accounting, finance and economic journals. This research concerns the optimal use of information in investment decisions; business valuation issues; corporate governance; and recently intangible investments (intellectual capital). In particular, the measurement, valuation and reporting issues concerning intangible investments. In recognition of this research, Professor Lev was awarded numerous prizes and an honorary doctorate.

Professor Lev's professional experience includes public accounting (auditing), investment banking, board membership, and numerous consulting engagements in the areas of corporate valuation, intellectual property, utility regulation, securities disputes and corporate governance issues. He lectures internationally and conducts executive seminars on finance, accounting and intellectual capital issues, working closely with such institutions as the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, OECD, the European Union, and the Brookings Institution.

He was recently elected by Accounting Today (September 27, 1999) to the Top 100 Most Influential People in the profession -- those who "are changing the way in which the profession does business," and re-elected on October 8th, 2000 to the year 2000 list of the 100 "most influential people."

Jay Paap Howard Lieberman
Asonda Corporation
& Faculty Member
Cogswell Polytechnical College


In addition to founding three high-tech companies (ESCAtech Media, Dorado Network Systems, and Asonda Corporation), Howard Leiberman has managed and led R&D efforts at companies such as Bose Corporation and Apple Computer. He has held CEO and CTO positions and has transformed IP into viable businesses.

His technical background and experience range from invention, design and development of new technologies to systems integration.

Currently he is CEO of Asonda Corporation and is a professor at Cogswell Polytechnical College. He holds a BS in Physics from City University of New York and an MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Rhode Island.

Damon Matteo Damon Matteo
Director, Intellectual Property Licensing



Over the course of his fifteen-year career in intellectual capital management and commercialization, Mr. Matteo has acquired extensive experience in the full-spectrum management of corporate intellectual capital assets: from optimizing their creation and capture, to extracting value from them through vehicles such as licensing and spin-outs.

Currently with Hewlett-Packard, where he was brought in to create and manage a world-class licensing organization, Mr. Matteo directs intellectual property licensing for the entire corporation. Mr. Matteo has also held the position of Licensing Manager at Xerox’s world-famous Palo Alto Research Center, where he was in charge of all IP licensing for Xerox PARC, Xerox’s European Research Centers, as well all intellectual capital related aspects of Xerox’s spin-out and M&A activities. Prior to joining Xerox, Mr. Matteo served as president of Savanteque Incorporated: a technology management consulting firm specializing in intellectual capital management. With regard to international experience, Mr. Matteo also lived in Japan where he directed technology licensing and strategic alliances for one of Japan's largest computer manufacturers. In addition to his private sector work, Mr. Matteo adds licensing for Lawrence Livermore National laboratory and the University Of California to his palette of skills and experience.

Specializing in leading-edge technology, Mr. Matteo has over fifteen years direct experience developing and implementing intellectual capital management strategies designed to optimize returns on intellectual capital assets.

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Senior Manager, Alliance Effectiveness
The Procter & Gamble Company

Panel | P&G Guide to Successful Partnerships

Dr. McCamey has worked for Procter & Gamble for 23 years. Prior to starting with P&G, he received his B.S. in chemistry and Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of New Mexico. He began his career with P&G in R&D as an analytical chemist in the Food & Beverage business. He has led Health Care research projects and has managed the analytical chemistry organization supporting upstream Health Care research.

In 1989, Dr. McCamey switched careers and began a series of special assignments and additional training in organization effectiveness. He has worked with P&G’s Health Care leadership to improve their overall regulatory, clinical and product development capability. He has in-depth experience in strategic planning, continuous improvement of core systems and building high performing teams. For the last five years, Dr. McCamey has specialized in alliance effectiveness, supporting P&G Pharmacueticals’ major strategic alliances. He has published and presented over 20 papers ranging from atomic spectroscopy to reducing clinical study cycle times and managing successful alliances.

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Chief Software Architect
Sony Corporation


Bernard Mont-Reynaud, a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France, spent much of his career pioneering research and advanced applications. After some initial research at INRIA, France, he went to Stanford University for a PhD in Computer Science, taught CS at UCB and then spent the 1980's at CCRMA (Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics) where he did interdisciplinary research in audio and music analysis, revolving notably around the visualization of music, modeling human perception, and the deep parallels between vision and hearing. In parallel with research, he also participated in advanced R&D at places such as Lucasfilm, Xerox PARC, Studer Editech and FXPAL. Alongside his interests in image processing, real-time systems and UI design, he is fascinated with people, and with understanding the 'human factors' that make projects thrive or fall apart.

Bernard is currently Chief Software Architect at Sony's "Super Audio Project" R&D facility in San Francisco.

Dan Mooney Daniel Mooney
Vice President- Product Development
Boeing Commercial Airplanes


As vice president of Product Development, Dan Mooney leads the group responsible for developing new and derivative commercial airplane products and features. This includes preliminary design, enabling technologies, and Phantom Works advanced commercial research and development as well as product and feature strategy. Prior to assuming this position in May 2001, Mooney served as deputy to the vice president of Product Strategy and Development.

Earlier he served as chief project engineer for 767 Program, leading the 767 platform team and overseeing the technical direction across the various engineering disciplines for 767 airplanes. Previously Mooney was 757 deputy chief project engineer, a position he assumed in October 1998. Prior to that assignment, he was chief project engineer for the 757-300, responsible for overseeing the design, testing and certification of the stretch version of the 757. Before joining the 757-300 program in March 1996, Mooney was the 767 deputy chief project engineer, assisting in the management of technical design and integration activities for the 767 twin-aisle airplane. Design efforts relating to customer introductions, product improvements and fleet and factory support were included in his responsibilities.

From 1992 to 1994, he served as Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ technical representative in Washington, D.C. As the manager of aviation affairs, he provided technical liaison with government agencies such as NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as with aviation trade associations and professional societies. Earlier, Mooney was involved with the design and analysis of advanced composite structures. He has also worked on a number of advanced composite development projects, including the 7J7 empennage and the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft wing.

He joined the company in 1980 as a stress analyst and spent his first year with the company at Boeing in Philadelphia, Pa. Mooney has a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Gerard Mooney Gerard Mooney
Venture Capital Relations



Mr. Mooney is IBM’s Vice President for Venture Capital Relations. In this capacity he has worldwide responsibility for developing strategic relationships with influential venture capital firms and their strategic portfolio companies. His team of professionals, based in Silicon Valley, focuses on a broad array of emerging markets of interest to IBM’s businesses.

Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Mooney held a variety of management positions at Hewlett-Packard. While at HP his responsibilities ranged from spearheading HP’s corporate new venture program to running the Customer Education Division. Mr. Mooney also was responsible for management oversight and support of HP’s Display Products venture that developed a new projection display technology in HP’s Labs. In addition, Mr. Mooney managed HP’s Bioscience program, which developed DNA arrays using HP’s inkjet technology. The DNA array initiative is now a key program in Agilent Technologies’ (the HP spin-off) Life Sciences Division.

Mr. Mooney joined HP with their acquisition of Edge Emitter Technology, Inc., a development stage company of which he was President. Prior to joining Edge Emitter Technology, Mr. Mooney held a variety of management positions at Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Merger and Acquisitions. He began his career as an officer in the United States Coast Guard.

Mr. Mooney holds a Masters of Business Administration from Yale University, a Masters of Science in Accounting from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Mount Saint Mary’s College.

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Loretta Nelson
Director, Technology Alliances
Cisco Systems, Inc.


Loretta Nelson is Senior Director of Technology Alliances in Cisco's Strategic Alliances organization. Ms. Nelson’s responsibilities include overseeing relationships with many of Cisco’s most significant technology partners: EMC, HP/Compaq, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Sony and Sun Microsystems. Her role also encompasses developing technology strategy for the Strategic Alliances organization and identifying and incubating new alliances.

Her accomplishments include building the HP/Compaq alliance into one of Cisco’s most business-critical relationships and developing next-generation strategies with respect to Web services as well as integrating Cisco Strategic Alliance partners into the company’s IP telephony initiatives.

Before joining Cisco in 1995, Ms. Nelson held increasingly senior sales and management positions at Bell Technologies (acquired by Intel), Lachman Associates, Tiara Networking and Wollongong. Her responsibilities included worldwide sales as well as licensing networking technologies into Unix operating systems and PC platforms.

Ms. Nelson is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. degree in Legal Studies.

Jay Paap Jay Paap
Faculty Member
Caltech Industrial Relations Center
& President, Paap Associates

Workshop | Panel

Jay Paap is President of Paap Associates, a management consulting firm assisting major corporations in a broad range of business and technology development efforts, serves on the faculty of the Industrial Relations Center at Cal Tech, and is a Fellow of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals. For 30 years he has managed projects world-wide dealing with business and product development, strategic alliances, technology management and competitive intelligence. He is a frequent speaker on alliances, corporate venturing, innovation, and competitive intelligence, appearing in executive seminars throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Japan. Jay received his Ph.D. from MIT’s Sloan School, and is on the editorial advisory board of the Competitive Intelligence Review where he was guest editor for the 1994 edition on Competitive Technical Intelligence.

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Anthony Palcheck
Corporate Strategic Business Research

Motorola, Inc.


Tony Palcheck is the Director of Corporate Business Intelligence at Motorola Inc. This worldwide business intelligence group provides senior management with timely, relevant, and actionable intelligence on markets, competitors, customers, suppliers, and technologies. The group is responsible for tracking shifting market conditions, identifying emerging technologies, researching potential investments, acquisitions, alliances and divestitures, and assessing competition. Mr. Palcheck serves on Motorola's corporate strategy development team and their technology strategy team.

Mr. Palcheck joined the Business Intelligence group from Motorola's Network Solutions Sector where he lead the 3rd Generation Cellular market requirements research, forecasting, and segmentation efforts. Prior to that, he worked in Product Development at Motorola and Ameritech. Mr. Palcheck has been a frequent speaker on the subject of the impact of business intelligence. He holds a undergraduate degree in Management and Marketing, and an MBA from DePaul University in Chicago.

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Rakesh Popli
Technology Acquisition
SC Johnson


Rakesh Popli is currently Research Associate Technology Acquisition at S.C.Johnson with responsibility for acquisition of new technologies and/or development of external partnerships to provide technologies that support new product development for Home Cleaning Business in the Furniture & Floor Care categories. He has held various technical positions within R & D areas, and was previously Commercial Development Manager at Johnson Polymer with responsibility for activities that enhance market, market access, technology, product or other internal capabilities through licensing, alliances and acquisitions.

Rakesh Popli holds a Ph.D. from MIT, Materials Science & Engineering and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Marketing & Business Strategy.

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Elizabeth Enayati Powers
Assistant Dean
Law & Technology

Santa Clara University School of Law


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Herman Sperling
Group Vice President, Marketing
Harman Consumer Group


Herman Sperling is the Group Vice President of Marketing for the Harman Consumer Group. He is currently responsible for all consumer direct activities including: Internet, Intranet and Extranet development, research, database management, and in the development of affinity and affiliate relationships. He is also responsible for training, merchandising and strategic planning.

Mr. Sperling has over 25 years experience in consumer electronics including: retail sales, national sales and international marketing. He formerly held positions as National Sales Manager and Marketing Manager at BOSE Corporation, and consulted to Pioneer Electronics on the introduction of Laser Disc.

As a National Merit Scholar, Sperling pursued undergraduate studies at Tufts University in Electrical Engineering, and Psychology and Sociology at Emerson College (BA). He received his Masters degree in Guidance and Counseling (Med) from Tufts University. He has been published in the American Psychology Journal, and has been a guest lecturer at Sloan and the Anderson business schools.

His awards in product development include: "Best home theater system under $2,500" by Video Review Magazine, "Best product of the year" by Business Week Magazine, "Audio product of the year" by CD Magazine, IDEA Award by Business Week Magazine, Industrial Design Society of America, the Apex Award by the Appliance and Machine Design Magazine, Management Roundtable and the Design Review Winner by ID Magazine.

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Roger Stewart
Chief Technology Officer
Alien Technology


Roger Stewart joined Alien Technology in July, 1999. Prior to joining Alien, Mr. Stewart's responsibilities have included 9 years as a Group Head and then 3 years as Director of the Solid State Display Laboratory at the Sarnoff Corporation in Princeton, New Jersey. He has over 30 years' experience in IC design, semiconductor process development and flat panel displays.

Mr. Stewart received a BS-EE degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1965 and an MS-EE degree from Lehigh University in 1968. Between 1966 and 1987 he worked for the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Boeing Corporation, and RCA developing IC processes and integrated circuits including CMOS static RAMs, high-density CMOS ROM arrays, EPROM's, power converters, and high-speed shift registers. Since 1987, Mr. Stewart has led the development of advanced solid state displays including poly-silicon, amorphous-silicon, and crystalline-silicon AMLCDs and Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs). Major accomplishments include development of the world's first Active Matrix Electroluminescent (AMEL) displays and development of the world's first self-scanned amorphous silicon AMLCDs (SASID). Mr. Stewart has published 72 papers on flat panel displays and integrated circuits and holds 62 U.S. Patents. He has received numerous awards for his work including the "David Sarnoff Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement" for his role in founding a startup display company called "SARIF Inc." in 1994. Mr. Stewart has taught courses on CMOS circuit theory and flat panel displays sponsored by Boeing, RCA, IEEE, and the Society for Information Display (SID). His service within the IEEE has included Chairman of the 1977 IEEE SOS Workshop, VLSI Workshop Committee 1984-1986, and ISSCC Committee from 1986-1989. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and was elected in 1997 as a Fellow of the IEEE. Mr. Stewart currently serves on the Technical Program Committee for the Society for Information Display.

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Noboru Tateishi
Nissan Technical Center North America


Jeffrey Weedman

Jeffrey Weedman
VP, External Business Development & Global Licensing
The Procter & Gamble Company

Presentation | P&G Guide to Successful Partnerships

Jeff Weedman is responsible for external business development, including licensing and commercialization of P&G’s 28,000+ patent technology assets, over 300 global trademarks, and extensive processes and know-how. Jeff is also charged with finding external technologies and know-how that can be brought in-house and further developed and commercialized.

Jeff was a founder of this entrepreneurial P&G start-up department in 1996. He had previously served as Vice President/General Manager, Laundry and Cleaning Products-Canada.

Jeff currently serves as an observing Board Member of, an Intranet-based business-to-business company, focused on creating a global intellectual property marketplace. Jeff is also a board member of ChelaDerm Inc., a joint venture between P&G and the University of Florida Research Foundation. ChelaDerm Inc. was founded to further develop Photoprotective Iron Chelator Technology (PICT), a proprietary P&G technology that shows promise for preventing or lessening the harmful effects of the sun, particularly skin cancer.

A native of Anderson, Indiana, Jeff joined P&G in 1977 in Brand Management after receiving an AB degree from Albion College and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Jeff’s career at P&G has included marketing, strategic planning and general management responsibilities. His assignments have covered retail, institutional, club, and direct store delivery channels.

Jeff participates in extensive volunteer activities. When Jeff isn't enjoying his family or working, you'll find him fishing.

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