At the frontier of Big Data and Brain Health

Please con­sid­er join­ing us at Sharp­Brains’ upcom­ing vir­tu­al con­fer­ence (Novem­ber 17–19th), which will fea­ture many fan­tas­tic ses­sions such as this one:

Tuesday November 17th, 2.30 — 4.00 pm. At the frontier of Big Data and Brain Health.

Dur­ing this ses­sion we will explore cut­ting-edge ini­tia­tives to accel­er­ate research & devel­op­ment via brain sim­u­la­tions and crowd­sourcing, and to improve user expe­ri­ence via data-rich per­va­sive neurotechnologies.

  • Chair: Zack Lynch, Founder and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Indus­try Organization
  • Dr. Randy McIn­tosh, Vice-pres­i­dent of Research and Direc­tor of Baycrest’s Rot­man Research Institute
  • Dr. Peter Rein­er, Co-Founder, Nation­al Core for Neu­roethics at the Uni­ver­sity of British Columbia
  • José Bar­rios, Co-Founder & CEO of Cognilab
  • Nikhil Sri­ra­man, IP Ana­lyst at SharpBrains

You can check out their bios below.

–> To learn more and reg­is­ter, vis­it the 2015 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Mon­i­tor­ing & Enhanc­ing Brain Health in the Per­va­sive Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy Era (Novem­ber 17–19th). 10%-off pro­mo code: sharp2015


Speaker Bios:

 Zack Lynch

Zack Lynch, Founder and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Indus­try Organization

Zack Lynch is the founder and exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Indus­try Orga­ni­za­tion (NIO), the trade group that lob­bies and advo­cates on behalf of com­pa­nies involved in neu­ro­science, brain research insti­tutes, patient advo­cacy groups, and brain research foun­da­tions world­wide. He is also the founder and exec­u­tive pro­ducer of the Neu­roGam­ing Con­fer­ence. Pre­vi­ously, he co-found­ed Neu­roIn­sights and sev­eral enter­prise soft­ware com­pa­nies in prof­it opti­miza­tion and col­lab­o­ra­tive fore­cast­ing. Zack received an MA in Eco­nomic Geog­ra­phy, BS in Evo­lu­tion­ary Biol­ogy and BS in Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­ence, all from UCLA.

Dr. Randy McIn­tosh, Vice-president of Research and Direc­tor of Baycrest’s Rot­man Research Institute

Dr. McIn­tosh is a pio­neer in the study of how dif­fer­ent parts of the brain work togeth­er to bring about the wide range of human men­tal oper­a­tions, com­bin­ing mod­ern func­tional neu­roimag­ing meth­ods with math­e­mat­i­cal mod­el­ing to char­ac­ter­ize changes in brain net­work dynam­ics. He also has exten­sive expe­ri­ence with most neu­roimag­ing tech­nolo­gies. As Vice Pres­i­dent of Research and Direc­tor of the Rot­man Research Insti­tute, Dr McIn­tosh also lever­ages the sci­en­tific exper­tise at his home insti­tute to con­tribute to the next five years of Brain NRG. In par­tic­u­lar, research in stroke recov­ery will pro­vide access to patient data to help build the Vir­tual Brain–which is poised to deliv­er the first open sim­u­la­tion of the human brain based on indi­vid­ual large-scale connectivity.

Dr. Peter Reiner, Co-Founder, National Core for Neu­roethics at the Uni­ver­sity of British Columbia

Dr. Reiner’s cur­rent focus lies in Tech­nolo­gies of the Extend­ed Mind and in the area of neu­roethics, spe­cial­iz­ing in the non-med­ical impact of tech­nol­ogy on the brain, with par­tic­u­lar inter­ests in the neu­roethics of cog­ni­tive enhance­ment as well as the impact of mod­ern tech­no­log­i­cal soci­ety upon brain func­tion. Dr. Rein­er has a dis­tin­guished track record as a bench research sci­en­tist study­ing the neu­ro­bi­ol­ogy of behav­ioural states and neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive dis­ease, and also was the Pres­i­dent & CEO of Active Pass Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, a drug dis­cov­ery com­pany that he found­ed to tack­le the scourge of Alzheimer’s disease.

 Jose Barrios

José Bar­rios, Co-Founder & CEO of Cognilab

José Bar­rios, Cog­ni­lab Co-Founder & CEO, is a Mex­i­can-born entre­pre­neur with a pas­sion for the mind, brain and machines, work­ing with the world’s top uni­ver­si­ties to design a new sys­tem to allow psy­chol­o­gists to col­lect, store, and study the human mind through crowd­sourc­ing. Cog­ni­lab is a new research suite for the sci­en­tific study of the human mind, pow­er­ing some of world’s top research lab­o­ra­to­ries at Har­vard, McGill and MIT, among oth­ers, with a mis­sion to stream­line the cre­ation, dis­tri­b­u­tion and analy­sis of advanced behav­ioural and brain sci­ence research..


Nikhil Sri­ra­man, IP Ana­lyst at SharpBrains

Nikhil Sri­ra­man is a patent attor­ney admit­ted to prac­tice before the Unit­ed States Patent and Trade­mark Office (USPTO). Nikhil has held posi­tions at the USPTO, IP law firms and in-house at For­tune 500 com­pa­nies. He cur­rently serves as Primal’s Vice Pres­i­dent of Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty, as well as Sharp­Brains’ Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty Ana­lyst. With degrees by DePaul Uni­ver­sity Col­lege of Law and Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan, Nikhil’s pro­fes­sional expe­ri­ence includes legal and engi­neer­ing work at Ford and John­son Controls.

About SharpBrains

SHARPBRAINS is an independent think-tank and consulting firm providing services at the frontier of applied neuroscience, health, leadership and innovation.
SHARPBRAINS es un think-tank y consultoría independiente proporcionando servicios para la neurociencia aplicada, salud, liderazgo e innovación.

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