Transforming Economies

The Role of University Innovation in Economic Growth

Chancellor Randy Woodson invites you to join thought leaders and university presidents from across the nation to exchange ideas and discover breakthrough solutions for creating jobs and economic prosperity.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

James B. Hunt Jr. Library
NC State’s Centennial Campus


AFTERNOON SESSIONS 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with reception following

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
Peter McPherson, President, APLU – moderator
Jimmy G. Cheek, Chancellor, University of Tennessee
Jeff Armstrong, President, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Randy Woodson, Chancellor, NC State University

Innovative University-Industry Partnerships and Economic Growth
Rob Glass, VP Technology, CREE – moderator
Jim Goodnight, CEO and co-Founder, SAS
Stewart Witzeman, Director of Eastman Innovation Center, Eastman Chemical
Linda Butler, VP of Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer, Rex Healthcare

Networking Break

University Role in the Development of Economic Clusters
Terri Lomax, VC for Research, Innovation & Economic Development - moderator
Machelle Sanders, VP, Manufacturing & General Manager, Biogen Idec
Tom Daugherty, Associate Director, Corporate R&D, Procter & Gamble
Allen Burchett, Senior VP for Business Development, North America, ABB
Miles Wright, CEO, Xanofi

Innovation U. 2.0 – Case Studies and Best Practices
Ted Abernathy, Executive Director, Southern Growth Policies Board – moderator
Patti Breedlove, Associate Director, The Sid Martin Biotech Incubator, University of Florida
Anthony Boccanfuso, Executive Director, University-Industry Demonstration Partnership, The National Academies
Denis Gray, Professor, NC State University

RECEPTION – 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.