Ethan Daniel Schur, Ph.D.
Silicon Valley Innovator, 3D video codec specialist, chair of SIC conference 3D Display, CTO of Telepresence Robotics Corporation
Ethan graduated from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Hardware Startup Accelerator, with a PhD from Texas A&M in the field of Computer Science.
Ethan represented the American Delegation to the United Nations in creating the MPEG-4(H.264) standard. He was also the 3D video codec specialist at SMPTE, ATSC, SCTE, Chair the of SID conference on 3D Display, Author of Stereoscopic 3D to the home, Published by McGraw Hill. Proficient in technologies ranging from Blockchain and Digital Currencies, to UNIX and networking, Ethan has been a Silicon Valley innovator for over 25 years. He is also the CTO of Telepresence Robotics Corporation.
Speech title: How IoT business? A IoT technology based Smart Toothbrush for Kids.
Michela Giorcelli, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of California - Los Angeles
Michela Giorcelli is an Assistant Professor of Economics at UCLA. She is an economic historian, with interests in labor economics and the economics of innovation. Her research primarily focuses on the determinants of productivity and innovation in the 20th century.
Speech title: The Importance of Management Practices on Firm Performance Today and Historically.
Michael Lyons, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Mr. Lyons is an Adjunct Professor at the Stanford University Departments of Management Science and Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering. Serving in the Stanford position since 1988, he was a co-developer of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program with Prof. Tom Byers and the founding professor of Technology Venture Formation. He also co-teaches with Prof. Ray Levitt, Entrepreneurship in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Both of these courses are some of the highest rated courses in the School of Engineering. He is the co-creator of the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship two-week program for existing high tech companies produced and managed by the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD). This program has just completed its sixth year.
Speech title: DER Applications of advanced energy storage technology in micro grid deployments.