Please consider joining us at SharpBrains’ upcoming virtual conference (November 17–19th), which will start with this fantastic session:
Tuesday November 17th, 8.15–9.45am. How to harness neuroplasticity and digital tools to enhance work and life.
Led by decision-makers at the frontier of innovation, we will discuss how to guide interventions and measure progress using real-life outcomes such as safe driving and workplace/ sports performance.
- Chair: J. Peter Kissinger, President and CEO of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
- Brig. General Pete Palmer (Retired), Director of the EDGE Innovation Network
- Dr. Peter Delahunt, Research Scientist at Posit Science
- Dr. Ruth Wolever, Chief Science Officer at eMindful
- Danny Dankner, CEO of Applied Cognitive Engineering (ACE)
You can check out their bios below.
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J. Peter Kissinger, President and CEO of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
J. Peter Kissinger joined the Foundation as CEO in May of 2002. The Foundation is a publicly supported, charitable research and educational organization that was founded by AAA in 1947. Its focus is on “saving lives through research and education.” Prior to the Foundation, Peter was the Senior Vice President of the Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF), the research arm of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and was also employed by the National Transportation Safety Board for twelve years, serving the last eight as Managing Director. Peter has a B.S. in Engineering from the Coast Guard Academy and an M.S. in Operations Research from The George Washington University.
Brig. General Pete Palmer (Retired), Director of the EDGE Innovation Network
Prior to joining General Dynamics Mission Systems, Pete performed over 32 years of active service as a commissioned officer in the United States Army, retiring in 2008 as a Brigadier General. During his career with the Army, Pete was assigned to serve as the Director of Accelerated Capabilities Development for the Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC), where he helped champion the Army’s push into understanding and improving the relationship between the soldier and technology. Pete’s experience as a thought leader in Human Dimension has kept him at the forefront of technology discovery and allowed him to interact with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), industry and academia.
Peter Delahunt, PhD, Research Scientist at Posit Science
At Posit Science, Dr. Delahunt helps develop core computer-based training exercises for BrainHQ and other Posit Science applications. His research focuses on the effects of aging on visual perception, investigating cognitive training options for driving safety in drivers both young and old, and reversing declines in visual performance using computer-based training in normal aging and clinical populations. He earned his PhD in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Dr. Ruth Wolever, Chief Science Officer at eMindful
In addition to her role with eMindful, Dr. Wolever is a clinical health psychologist and Director of Research for Duke Integrative Medicine. She conducts research on the integration of mind and body treatments into mainstream medicine. She also explores applications to improve sleep, eating behaviors, weight management, diabetes control, and cardiovascular risk factors, along with other health conditions. The curriculum she has developed and tested with rigorous academic methodology has been used by thousands of people who participate in eMindful’s programs.
Danny Dankner, CEO of Applied Cognitive Engineering (ACE)
Danny runs Applied Cognitive Engineering (ACE), a cognitive simulations firm that develops specialized “brain gyms” to enhance the performance in high-pressure domains such as flying and sports. Previously, Mr. Dankner was on the founding team of Kinetica Internetting Solutions, directed the Project Management activities at MobileSpear (a developer of a mobile services platform), leading projects in Singapore, Spain and Israel, and had a key role in the merger of G‑sites and Box Interactive, leading to the creation of Scepia Internet Solutions — Israel’s largest solution provider. Danny holds an MBA in Marketing & IT and LL.B, both from Tel Aviv University and an Israeli Bar Diploma. He is a certified system analyst.