2nd Edition MarketsandMarkets Tech Transfer Event

30th March 2022
CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
Speakers
Hitesh Chitara
Hitesh Chitara
Vice President, Strategy,
MarketsandMarkets Research Private Limited


10 years of experience in managing customer relationships and creating operational excellence internally and externally. Hitesh has been instrumental in onboarding as well as managing some of the biggest customers at Marketsand Markets. He has also worked with Adani Group, leading the electrical equipment & machineries procurement team and the clean energy initiatives team with remarkable success. He holds a B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi and an MBA in Finance & Operations from IIM Ahmedabad.


Ashok Kumar Manimaran
Ashok Kumar Manimaran
Global Client Partner – Head of University Business Practice ,
MarketsandMarkets Research Private Limited


Growth enabler & seasoned Edtech professional with proven success record of 10+ years in Sales and Marketing roles. Expertise in selling SaaS & KaaS based products, enabling strategic partnerships between institutions and developing MooC and Life Long learning programs in association with International Universities, technology transfer offices, research consortiums, business incubator & entrepreneurship centers across North America, Europe & South Asian Regions.


Laura Schoppe
Laura Schoppe
President/Owner,
Fuentek


Laura A. Schoppe founded Fuentek in 2001, and under her leadership the company has become one of the world’s leading technology transfer consulting companies. Fuentek serves university, government, corporate, and nonprofit research organizations throughout the United States as well as in the European Union, the Middle East, and Asia.

Recognized as a leading expert in technology commercialization, Schoppe’s expertise includes restructuring/establishing technology management organizations; intellectual property (IP) portfolio management; technology marketing and strategic communications; negotiating licenses, collaborative R&D partnerships, sponsored research agreements (SRAs), and other deals; and entrepreneurship training for innovators/researchers.


Mike Adler
Mike Adler
Director Technology Transfer office,
Brigham Young University (BYU)


G. Michael Alder is Director of the Office Technology Transfer, for Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. He is also the Chairman of the National Centers of Excellence and a member of the Investment Committee of KickStart Seed Venture Fund.  In 2006 moved to BYU and retired as a partner with Redmont Venture Partners, Inc. in Birmingham, Alabama and as the Executive Director of the Biotechnology Association of Alabama. In the 10 years he was a partner at Redmont he founded or co-founded 9 technology-based businesses – three of those companies have now gone public.


Erika Csatary
Erika Csatary
Licensing Analyst,
The Ohio State University


Erika Csatary joined The Ohio State University Technology Commercialization Office as a Licensing Analyst in 2021, moving to Columbus, OH from Atlanta, GA, where she graduated with her PhD in organic chemistry from Emory University. She currently works within many aspects of the technology transfer continuum, from evaluation and IP protection, to marketing, negotiation, and licensing. She is an AUTM and LES member.


DJ Nag
DJ Nag
President,
InnovAito


Dr. DJ Nag founded, Brevelex and Innovaito for patent prosecution and licensing. He serves as an independent board member at Crown Electrokinetics Inc (NASDAQ: CRKN), an energy saving technology company. He was on the Board of AUTM FROM 2012-14. He is widely recognized as a global intellectual property strategist working with government and universities in Poland, Japan, India, Turkey, Brazil, South Korea, Ukraine and many other countries.


Glen Gardner
Glen Gardner
Executive Recruiter,
Gardner Innovation


Glen Gardner is the President of Gardner Innovation Search Partners. An avid bicyclist, Tiny Home Mogul, and past Olympic volunteer, when Glen is not cultivating talent for your organization, you can find him on the mountain bike trail in the summer, spring, and fall, and the ski slopes during the winter.  Glen has his Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Thomas Edison State College and is a Navy veteran.