Allen Wang
Founder & CEO of Babytree

Mr. Allen Wang is the founder & CEO of Babytree. He is a visionary who founded Chinese parenting giant Babytree in 2007.

Amy Gile
CEO of Silverdraft

Amy is a TEDx presenter and has presented for large partner events.

Anne Y Lee
Technology Strategy and Architecture – Nokia Bell Labs CTO

Anne Y. Lee is a Bell Labs Fellow currently working on the Bell Labs CTO Technology Strategy and Architecture supporting the CTO and CEO by analyzing the evolution of key technologies (e.g. artificial intelligence).

Attila Yaprak
Professor of Marketing and International Business

Dr. Attila Yaprak has been a professor of marketing at Wayne State University for 40 years. An expert on the internationalizing firm and its expansion strategies, he is a member of the Academy of International Business, American Marketing Association and Academy of Marketing Science. He is extensively published in the literature in international business and marketing and has taught in and/or had research fellowships at universities in Austria, China, England, Finland, France, Germany, Nepal, the Philippines, Spain, Thailand, and his native Turkey.

He has consulted extensively with international firms and government institutions, including the International Trade Center of the World Trade Organization at the United Nations.  A winner of many teaching and research awards, including the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Dr. Yaprak was the recipient of the Inspirational Teacher of the Year Award in 2017 given by the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University.

Barry L. Shoop
DEAN, Albert Nerken School of Engineering, The Cooper Union & Former Director of the Electrical Engineering Program, West Point

Barry L. Shoop became Dean of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering in January 2019 after retiring as a Brigadier General from a 38-year career in the U.S. Army.

Dr. Bimba Rao
Director of Engineering, Ultrasound Division - Siemens Healthineers

Dr. Bimba Rao has close to 20 years of experience in R&D and product development in healthcare and the medical device industry.

Carla Bailo
President and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR)

Carla Bailo is a leader in engineering and vehicle program management with 35 years of experience in the automotive industry.

David Rankin
Executive Director Great Lakes Protection Fund

David Rankin is responsible for all aspects of the Fund’s activities including responsible investment of the Fund’s endowment; budgeting, planning and resource management; recruiting, developing and retaining top talent; and directing all of these resources to advance the Fund’s mission.

Dr. Dawn Jutla
CEO of Peer Ledger

Dr. Dawn Jutla is Chief Executive Officer of Peer Ledger, a blockchain company targeting primarily Pharma, Healthcare, and Government sectors.

Debra Bezzina
Managing Director of the Center For Connected and Automated Transportation at UMTRIM

Ms. Bezzina has over thirty years of experience in the automotive industry, and has served as a program manager for eighteen years at University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

Jason Mathew
Senior Director, Global Connected Strategy, Whirlpool Corporation

Jason Mathew is Head of Global IoT at the Whirlpool Corporation with responsibility of both strategy and delivery across all categories, brands and markets.

Kirk Steudle
Sr. VP, Econolite Group, and Former Director - Michigan Department of Transportation

At Econolite, Kirk is responsible for leading the Company’s Transportation Systems Group, including its subsidiary CAVita.

LaRon Johnson
Head of LinkedIn Detroit

LaRon Johnson is the founding coworkers of LinkedIn's Detroit office, LinkedIn's first new office in North America since 2010.

Mir Imran
Chairman & CEO of InCube Labs, San Jose, CA

Mir Imran has founded more than twenty life sciences companies and two tech companies, fifteen of which have been acquired or have gone public. Many of Mir’s inventions have become the standards of care in medicine.  One of his current companies, Rani Therapeutics, is revolutionizing the management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, by replacing painful injections of drugs like insulin, with robotic pills. Mir holds more than 700 issued & pending US patents.  In 2016 QMed named Mir as one of the “Top 50 Medical Inventors of All Time”. 

Dr. Peng Huei
Director of Mcity of the University of Michigan.

Huei Peng received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. He is now a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan.

Peter Adriaens
Professor, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Peter Adriaens PhD PE BCEEM, is Director, Center for InfraTech Finance; Co-Founder, Ripple-UM FinTech Collaboratory; Professor, Environmental Engineering & Finance; Professor of Entrepreneurship (Ross School of Business); Professor, School for Environment and Sustainability, The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Steve Annear
VP of Somnio Global