Keynote Speakers

  Bobby George, V.P. & Chief Digital Officer, Carrier

 bobby Experienced Digital Transformation Leader and Chief Information Officer with 20+ years of demonstrated success in transforming businesses around the potential of digital and a proven track record of creating new digital products, services and business model innovations. Change catalyst with strong negotiation and influencing skills, a well-rounded management style that creates a common vision, forges positive relationships and builds high performing teams. Domestic and international P&L and operations management background, with a track record of delivering profitable revenue growth and margin expansion.


 Felix Hartmann, 
Partner, Hartmann Capital LLC
speaker felix Felix Hartmann is a German-American Tech Entrepreneur, Futurist, and Trader. Hartmann serves as the Managing Partner of Hartmann Capital, navigating its flagship Hartmann Digital Assets Fund. Next to the hedge fund, Hartmann also founded Crypto Academy, one of the largest crypto trader and investor educational platforms and has since advised several blockchain projects. Hartmann is also the bestselling futuristic author of 'Dark Age' and a leading voice on social media championing topics like blockchain, AI, and trans-humanism.  


Lightning Talks

 S. Raymond Golish M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., Jupiter Medical Center Medical Director
Dr. S. Raymond Golish, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., is a surgeon, scientist and healthcare executive working at the intersection of technology, quality, and value. As a PhD computer scientist and data scientist with extensive experience in advanced analytics, clinical trials, artificial intelligence, and medical devices, he has held leadership roles in industry, government, and professional societies. He chairs the Biomedical Engineering Committee of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and is a former special government employee to the US Food and Drug Administration among many other roles. 
 Michael Smirnov, Ph.D. , Max Plank Florida Institute Neural Data Scientist

misha Dr. Michael Smirnov is a neural data scientist and research associate professor at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) and Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Through collaborations with MPFI Scientists, he utilizes machine learning to develop software which aids in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of multimodal neuroscientific data. In September 2018 he was selected to run MPFI’s one-of-a-kind data science program in collaboration with FAU. 


 Alice Rose, Senior Product Manager, Modernizing Medicine
Alice Rose is Senior Product Manager at Modernizing Medicine. Since joining the company in early 2014, she has been instrumental in helping to build new Clinical Research and Data Warehouse products. Her passion is in using big data and advanced analytics to build products that help physicians practice more efficiently and make timely, accurate diagnoses that result in better outcomes for patients. Alice holds a degree in Neuroscience from Wellesley College. 





 Welcome Remarks

 Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., Dean and Professor, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
speaker golishAta Sarajedini is the Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Before coming to FAU in January of 2017, he served as Associate Dean for Natural Sciences and Mathematics as well as Associate Dean for Research in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida. Before that, he was Associate Chair and Acting Chair of the Department of Astronomy. After receiving his Ph.D. in Astronomy at Yale in 1992, he spent seven years as a postdoctoral researcher and a Hubble Fellow at Kitt Peak National Observatory and San Francisco State University. Dr. Sarajedini spent two years at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT as an Assistant Professor before moving to the University of Florida in 2001. He received an NSF CAREER award in 2001, a University of Florida Research Professor award in 2006, and was the principal investigator of a large Treasury project with the Hubble Space Telescope starting in 2014.  Dr. Sarajedini has over 500 publications, which have over 11,000 citations. Of these publications, over 200 have appeared in the peer-reviewed literature. His Hirsch Index according to Google Scholar is 63.

His research is focused on resolved stellar populations in Local Group galaxies. These include field stars, open and globular clusters in the Milky Way, M31, M33, the Magellanic Clouds, and the numerous nearby dwarf galaxies. When we resolve individual stars in these systems, we can apply our knowledge of star formation and stellar evolution to understanding the process of galaxy formation and evolution.
 Joe Russo,  President & CEO, Palm Beach Tech
speaker golishJoe Russo is the founding Executive Director of the Palm Beach Tech Association, a nonprofit committed to Building the Palm Beaches into a Tech Hub. Since July 2015, Joe led the organization to attract over 150 corporate members and over 8,000 professionals to their community, with an annual budget over $250,000 and 3 full time staff. In 2016, Joe spearheaded and effort to bring Downtown West Palm Beach its first coworking space, raising over $150,000 with the Knight Foundation, City of West Palm Beach, and private donors.