David Rose, CEO, PRSONAS, Inc.
Mr. Rose has more than 20 years of leadership experience with Fortune 500, high-growth and start-up companies in the technology, Internet and media industries. Mr. Rose is currently the Chief Executive Officer at PRSONAS. PRSONAS smart virtual presenters use hologram and artificial intelligence technologies to engage with customers and gather valuable user analytics in the physical world.
David holds a degree in Economics from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Hugh Crenshaw, CEO & Co-Founder, Physcient
Hugh is a biologist and engineer with expertise in biomechanics and advanced instrumentation for biological research. Previously, he was Director of Microsystems Technology at GlaxoSmithKline, where he led programs in microfluidics and automated physiological measurement. Earlier, he was on faculty at Duke University (appointments in Zoology and Engineering) where he led teams in cell mechanics, underwater robotics, optical instrumentation, and microfluidics and served as the Director of the Howard Hughes Microscopy Lab and the Duke Microfabrication Facility.
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Chuck Pell, CSO & Co-Founder, Physcient
Chuck is a designer, scientist, and inventor with a remarkable trajectory through sculpture, robotic dinosaurs, and underwater and pharmaceutical robots. Previously, Chuck was Co-founder and Director of Science & Technology at Nekton Research, a Navy robotics contractor funded mostly by the US Department of Defense for advanced technology development. Chuck and Hugh’s collaboration on MicroHunter™ lead to the development of the world’s smallest (by a factor of 100) autonomous, underwater robot. With 20+ employees, Nekton was acquired by iRobot, Inc. in 2008. Chuck’s prior positions include Director of the BioDesign biomechanics facility (Duke University Zoology) and Director of R&D for Dinamation International, a Los Angeles-area robotics FX company.