Please consider joining us at SharpBrains’ upcoming virtual conference (November 17–19th), featuring this fantastic session:
Wednesday November 18th, 10.00 — 11.30am. Lessons learned in bringing innovative solutions to market.
Successful innovators will dissect key market & technology trends and successful models to validate and commercialize innovation, with a particular emphasis on how to create a loyal user base and gain mainstream distribution via a diversity of channels.
- Chair: Dr. Jennifer Buss, Assistant Vice President of Science and Technology at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
- Charlie Hartwell, Operating Partner at the Bridge Builders Collaborative
- Mark Baxter, General Manager of Fit Brains (a Rosetta Stone company)
- Itamar Lesuisse, CEO & Co-Founder of Peak
- Connor Russomanno, CEO & Co-Founder of OpenBCI
You can check out their bios below.
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Chair: Dr. Jennifer Buss, Assistant Vice President of Science and Technology at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Dr. Buss oversees the contract work and personnel in the S&T Policy Division at the Potomac Institute, managing a variety of OSD programs including an outreach effort for the Department of Defense to the start-up community across the country to find innovative technologies to meet the challenges faced by the Services and Government agencies. She performs science and technology trends analysis and recommends policy. Additionally, Dr. Buss is the Director of the Center for Neurotechnology Studies (CNS) at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a center dedicated to ascribing meaningful policy solutions to one of the most influential science and technologies of our time. Dr. Buss earned a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Maryland Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Dr. Buss received her BS in biochemistry with a minor in mathematics from the University of Delaware.
Charlie Hartwell, Operating Partner at the Bridge Builders Collaborative
Charlie helps fund and support the visions of social entrepreneurs who have scalable business models for applications, practices, products and tools that build bridges for mind-training. He is a Harvard Business School graduate who has led, founded, run and worked in organizations in 16 different industries. Previously Charlie was President of Ideas to Go, an innovation-consulting firm helping Fortune 500 companies on the front end of their innovation cycle. His career has included Wall Street, corporate marketing stints at HJ Heinz and Pillsbury. In 1998, he formed yourexpedition, the first for-profit expedition company in U.S. history, launched by the historic Bancroft Arnesen Expedition across Antarctica by polar explorers Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen.
Mark Baxter, General Manager of Fit Brains (a Rosetta Stone company)
Mark Baxter is the new GM of Fit Brains, which was acquired by Rosetta Stone in December of 2013. Prior to the acquisition, Mark was VP Product & Creative and Co-founder of Vivity Labs, a developer of life-relevant gaming experiences across Mobile, Web & Social platforms, the creator of Fit Brains, a popular casual brain gaming platform. As someone who believes that games have great potential to be a powerful medium for self-improvement, he has been in the games & digital media industry for more than 13 years as a designer and producer of AAA, casual, mobile and social games.
Itamar Lesuisse, CEO & Co-Founder of Peak
Itamar Lesuisse is the co-founder and CEO at Peak (previously BrainBow), a new mobile brain training platform with global aspirations recently launched in Asia Pacific to great success. Prior to BrainBow, Itamar was founder at Scoville and Kukunu, sold in 2013, worked on European ePayments at VISA, launched new product lines in the UK at Amazon.com, and worked at The Boston Consulting Group. He hols multiple patents and Master in CS and Electronics Engineering from University of Ottawa.