Now, more than ever, innovation is critical for organizations and institutions. Designing space—physical and virtual—that brings together diverse disciplines can accelerate innovation through greater collaboration and knowledge sharing, streamlined workflows and process improvements. Our distinguished panelists will share a range of perspectives on the relationship between convergence and innovation—and why it matters to your organization and its future.
Read more about our distinguished moderator and panelists below.
Dr. Anthony M. Boccanfuso
President & CEO of University Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP)
Tony derives tremendous satisfaction in leading UIDP as it pursues its goal of strengthening partnerships between the academic and corporate sectors while helping its members achieve meaningful impact on a broad array of university-industry collaboration matters, ranging from contracting to commercialization and workforce development.
Dr. Richard Dodge
Professor and Dean Emeritus of Nova Southeastern University
Dr. Richard Dodge’s expertise is in effects of natural and man-induced impacts to coral reefs with research on effects of oil and oil dispersants on corals, ship groundings, and restoration associated with coral habitat renewal. He has been an expert witness on coral reef injuries.
Dr. Karen Osborn
Marine Zoologist/Curator of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Dr. Karen Osborn is an invertebrate zoologist at the National Museum of Natural History specializing in pelagic animals, those that live up off the seafloor in the open ocean.
Director, Strategy and Planning at Johnson & Johnson
Jen Keller is a practicing architect and thought leader working at the intersection of strategy, health, and design to optimize the flow of work and delivery of innovation.
Dr. Glenn J. Platt
C. Michael Armstrong Professor of Network Technology & Management at Miami University of Ohio
Dr. Glenn J. Platt, along with his colleague Professor Lage, in 2000 coined the phrase “inverted classroom” with a seminal work outlining the benefits of using technology to move active learning into the classroom and lecture outside of class.
Patricia Bou, AIA
Education Practice Director at CannonDesign
As Co-Director of CannonDesign’s Education Market, Patricia Bou has worked with clients across all education typologies, from early master planning, to innovative academic design solutions.