We’re delighted to announce a few just-confirmed speakers who will present at this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting, scheduled for December 11-12, 2017 at The Westin New York at Times Square:
1) Daniel Japiassú – Director and Chief Executive Officer at YDreams Global
Daniel is the CEO of YDreams Global, a public company from Canada. Working with innovation and digital technologies for over 16 years, the company delivers virtual and augmented reality, immersive experiences and ubiquitous computing.
YDreams Global works as a partner for companies and brands to reframe their strategy through relevant human-centered ventures that integrates digital experience with the physical presence and venues. YDreams Global anticipates future challenges and connects them with the needs of the market, building innovative concepts and delivering them with international excellence.
2) Ujjwal Sinha, Ph.D.; Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Management Foresight
Ujjwal is the founder of Management Foresight, and a strategy and analytics leader specializing in revenue generation and building profitability through analytics/data-sciences driven operational excellence. Before Management Foresight, Ujjwal led BI and Analytics company-wide for Target Corporation globally. Prior to this, he has served in various leadership roles at companies like Salesforce.com, Microsoft, and McKinsey, over and above a couple of startup stints. Ujjwal holds a PhD and Masters in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
3) Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.; Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at The Rockefeller University and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Elaine Fuchs is renowned for her research in skin biology, its stem cells and associated genetic disorders, including cancers. She has been an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 1988. Fuchs’ awards and honors includes the National Medal of Science presented by President Barack Obama.
4) John C. Warner, Ph.D.; President & Chief Technology Officer at The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC
Dr. Warner is one of the founders of the field of Green Chemistry, co-authoring the defining text Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice with Paul Anastas. He has published nearly 300 patents, papers and books. His recent work in the fields of pharmaceuticals, personal care products, solar energy and construction and paving materials are examples of how green chemistry principles can be immediately incorporated into commercially relevant applications. He has received The 2004 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Mentoring (considered one of the highest awards for US science education) and was named by ICIS as one of the most influential people impacting the global chemical industries.
5) Stanley Qi, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor Departments of Bio-engineering Department of Chemical and Systems Biology Faculty member, ChEM-H at Stanford University
Dr. Lei (Stanley) Qi is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and a faculty member in the School of Medicine and ChEM-H at Stanford University, California. He is an early developer of the CRISPR technology for gene editing, and a major inventor of the CRISPR interference (CRISPRi) for non-editing genome regulation. He has developed and pioneered a number of other CRISPR-based technologies, which lead to broad applications including epigenetic regulation of the cellular function, cytogenetic diagnosis, and cell-based immunotherapies. He obtained B.S. in Physics and Math from Tsinghua University, China, and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley, working with Prof. Steven Chu and then Dr. Jennifer Doudna. He worked as a Systems Biology Faculty Fellow in the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and joined Stanford Bioengineering in 2014. His work has awarded him many rewards, including NIH Director’s Early Independence Award, David Morgenthaler Faculty Fellow, Pew Biomedical Scholar, and Alfred. P. Sloan Fellow. His current research focuses on developing better genome editing/regulation technologies with broad applications to immunotherapy and regenerative medicine.
6) Claudia Aguirre, Ph.D.; Neuroscientist and Mind-Body Expert
Dr. Aguirre is a TEDx speaker and consults internationally in the health and wellness industries. She specializes in the connection between the brain and the skin, recently giving a presentation at the California Chapter meeting on Tattoos and Skin Health.
7) Richard Blackburn, Ph.D.; Associate Professor at the University of Leeds and Founder of Keracol Limited
Dr. Blackburn is co-founder and director of University spin-out company Keracol Limited, which develops novel approaches to the extraction of active molecules from plant sources, and fractionating and purifying them for multiple applications, both existing and novel. Keracol extracts are effectively applied in cosmetic products for hair coloration, hair care and skin care. Dr Blackburn’s key areas of research focus around the principles of sustainability and how these principles can be applied in the fields of materials science, coloration technology and cosmetics.
8) Jennifer Marsh, Ph.D.; Research Fellow, Beauty Technology Division at P&G Beauty
Dr. Marsh has been working at P&G for 21 years in a variety of roles including consumer research, product development and technology development. She specializes in Hair structure understanding, Bleach and oxidative chemistry and dye kinetics.
Additional confirmed speakers have been announced, find out who they are here!
Register today to see these and other knowledge experts! Remember, once you have registered, be sure to quickly reserve your room, as we expect the room block to fill quickly due to the low room rate.