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Vice President, Initiatives & Innovations, Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions
Reg has 15 years’ experience in the biotechnology and high technology sectors and has worked with large publicly traded firms, start-ups, and the investment banking industry. His prior experience includes serving as an equity research analyst with Boston-based Leerink Swann & Co., where he covered the life science tools sector. He also spent four years at US-based Invitrogen Corp (now Thermo Fisher) in a variety of roles including licensing, product development, acquisitions and integration. Reg has also served in a variety of C-level and board positions with local medical technology-based start-ups.
Reg currently serves on the Board of BioTalent Canada and is a mentor for the AllerGen NCE commercialization program. He also sits on BioAlberta’s policy committee and serves on the board of the Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton (SAGE).
Dale Bischoff is a life-long educator. He has been a successful high school teacher, school principal, university research administrator and is currently the Superintendent of Aurora Academic Charter School. He was educated at the University of Alberta (B.Ed., M.Ed., Ph.D.)
Director – Innovation and Technology Priorities, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Stacey Ohlmann oversees the strategic direction and programming for innovation and new venture support services. She joined NAITs Office of Research and Innovation in April, 2015, bringing more than 10 years’ experience in company development and growth, partnership building, project and program management, organizational analysis, as well as strategic and operations management with Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, Alberta Ingenuity (Alberta’s Heritage Foundation for Science and Engineering Research) and Finning Canada.
General Manager, Student Transportation, Golden Arrow Buses
For the last thirty years Brian has been in the Student Transportation industry. He is currently working for Golden Arrow School buses as their General Manger. Brian’s previous roles includes Director of Student Transportation for Parkland School Division for twenty plus years. He has extensive experience in routing, demographic planning, project management, fleet management to name a few. He has served as a chairman and president for industry leading committees related to student transportation related topics. Having worked in the industry for that length and time he had the opportunity to be involved in several enhancements in technology for both on and off the bus. His commitment to the school bus industry is about safe and on time bus transportation services with the student and their family enjoying the experience.
Executive Director – Health Technologies Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures
Lori Sheremeta is a lawyer by training and has a Masters of Law focusing on the regulation of nanotechnology. Lori’s main affiliations are with the University of Alberta, Faculty of Engineering and the National Institute for Nanotechnology. She is the Assistant Director of Ingenuity Lab and Counsel for Strategy and Stakeholder Relations at the National Institute for Nanotechnology. She also has a long-term affiliation with Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures.
Lori has many years of experience in the nanotechnology field. She has served on expert panels, the most recent being the expert panel on nanotechnology established by the Council of Canadian Academies. The resulting report “Small is Different: A Science Perspective on the Regulatory Challenges of the Nanoscale” was published in July 2008. This panel was tasked with evaluating the current state of knowledge of nanomaterials, their health and environmental impacts that could underpin regulatory perspectives on the need for research, risk assessment and surveillance. Lori’s personal research interests include strategic risk communication and the legal and regulatory challenges raised by nanomaterials, from the environmental, human health (including occupational health and safety) and consumer product perspectives. Much of Lori’s past academic work focused on the commercialization of research, the translation of research findings to society and the role of intellectual property in this process.
Account Manager at Long View Systems
Mr. Teruel Carrasco is a graduate of the University of Alberta with a degree in Political Science with a focus on International Relations and Economics. He’s had a varied and exciting past from working as a stockbroker in Canada and even in Santiago, Chile, to founding many technology start ups. He has worked for Fortune 500 companies in key strategic roles. Mr. Carrasco has a passion for business development. His methodical approached has assist companies successfully enter markets including the U.S and South America. He specializes in marketing penetration and enjoys creating disruption in the industry he decides to focus on. His market penetration strategy is a blend of market segmentation with geographical focus. With his track record of success, Teruel has led direct sales, written business plans, organized and executed on trade show awareness campaigns and has created product launch events in both English, Spanish and French.
A passionate technology enthusiast, Teruel excels at taking new technology and creating business and marketing campaigns and executing on creating sales for his clients. He is a roll up the sleeves executive who is not afraid to pick up the phone or meet face to face with a potential client. Mr. Carrasco has acted as an adviser to multiple tech start ups advising on sales related methodology, business model formulation, international market access and angel investment.
A few of the firms that he have founded or co-founded: