Unlocking Global Potential: Science and Technology
Monday, March 16
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Hilton Austin Downtown
500 E 4th St
Join representatives from the US Department of State and the University of Texas at Austin to discuss how international public private partnerships can empower young aspiring science and technology entrepreneurs in emerging economies, and connect companies to the best and brightest ideas and talent from around the world.
The State Department’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) program’s new online GIST Network supports young science and technology entrepreneurs through a new public private partnership with nine university and private sector partners.
Learn about how GISTnetwork.org focuses on global peer networking, entrepreneurship skill-building, in-depth mentorship, and strategic seed funding to provide the most connected generation in history access to the resources they need to advance their ideas and startups and improve their communities, and find out how you can get involved.
CEO / Dir
Cynthia Traeger serves as CEO of Pacific, a technology holding company; and is also founder and President, VSI Pacific, whose key products provide data sonification and spatialization solutions for...Show the rest
Cynthia Traeger serves as CEO of Pacific, a technology holding company; and is also founder and President, VSI Pacific, whose key products provide data sonification and spatialization solutions for real-time applications. Most recently, Cynthia has been responsible for developing visualization-centric, sensor-fused location / motion solutions for Pacific's global private clients. She has a strong interest in marrying visualization, sensor-based localization and sonification technologies to support both research and commercial endeavors. Ms. Traeger also serves as Director, Washington DC Founder Institute (DCFI); advises the board LFS; serves as a Trustee to the Board of Trustees, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology; was a participant and author with the American Bar Association's Digital Evidence Work Group, and has been a contributor to the Journal of the ACM Special Interest Group on Graphics.
Ms. Traeger supports the U.S. State Department's Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative and GIST Network through mentorship and is active in GIST's public private partnership program.Hide the rest
Illinois Science and Technology Coalition
Jeffrey Margolis, Ph.D. brings over a decade of experience across the innovation pipeline to his role of Managing Director of the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition. As Managing Director, he f...Show the rest
Jeffrey Margolis, Ph.D. brings over a decade of experience across the innovation pipeline to his role of Managing Director of the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition. As Managing Director, he focuses on strategic planning and partnership building to support key ISTC initiatives that harness research and innovation to drive economic development in the State of Illinois. His work includes connecting universities and companies in Illinois to create technology commercialization partnerships including the $320 million Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute announced in February by President Obama, as well as the Illinois Regional Proof of Concept Program that provides support and visibility for pre-company stage university technologies. Dr. Margolis spearheaded the first-ever Illinois Science & Technology Roadmap on behalf of the State of Illinois that used a data-driven approach to identify university research strengths that align with the state’s industry base.Hide the rest
Dir Office of Science & Technology Cooperation
US Department of State
Jennifer Haskell is the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Cooperation in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the US Department of State. S...Show the rest
Jennifer Haskell is the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Cooperation in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the US Department of State. She joined the Foreign Service in 1988 and has the personal rank of Counselor. Ms. Haskell has served at US embassies in Manila, Prague, Tel Aviv, Mexico City, Ouagadougou, Pretoria, and Santo Domingo, working in consular, narcotics and law enforcement affairs, and management.
Ms. Haskell holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a double-major BA in International Studies and Political Science from the University of Oregon. She is the recipient of several superior and meritorious honor awards. She is married to Senior Foreign Service Officer Todd Haskell, and they have three sons.Hide the rest