Scott Huennekens
Former CEO Verb Surgical, Volcano Corporation

Fireside Chat with Scott Huennekens
Wednesday, May 15 | 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

A successful medical device entrepreneur, Scott Huennekens has held positions including CEO, board member, and investor at more than 10 startups with market valuations totaling over $5B. He most recently served as president and CEO of Verb Surgical, Google, and Johnson & Johnson’s surgical robotics startup. Huennekens graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Southern California and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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Kevin Blankespoor
Vice President of Product Engineering, Boston Dynamics

Keynote Address: Exploring Real World Applications for Dynamic Robots
Thursday, May 16 | 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

In his current role as vice president of product engineering at Boston Dynamics, Kevin Blankespoor has led development of the BigDog, LS3, Atlas, and Handle robots in addition to writing the control software that first enabled Boston Dynamics’ legged robots to dynamically balance and walk outside in real-world situations. He received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia and his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado.

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Max “the Magnificent” Maxfield
Editor-in-Chief,, AspenCore

Radio Hats, Audio-Reactive Artifacts & 4-Bit Computers, Oh My!
Thursday, May 16 | 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Currently editor in chief for, Clive "Max" Maxfield is well-known throughout the embedded, electronics, semiconductor, and EDA industries. A seasoned speaker, Max has presented papers at numerous international technical conferences, has given keynote presentations at PCB West in the U.S. and the FPGA Forum in Norway, and has guest lectured at several universities in the U.S. and Norway. Max graduated with a Bachelor of in control engineering from Sheffield Hallam University, England.

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