Keynote Speaker

Erika Wagner 

Blue Origin - Senior Director Emerging Market Development

Dr. Erika Wagner serves as Senior Director of Emerging Market Development for Blue Origin, a developer of vehicles and technologies to enable human space transportation. Prior to joining Blue Origin, Dr. Wagner worked with the X PRIZE Foundation as Senior Director of Exploration Prize Development and founding Executive Director of the X PRIZE Lab@MIT.

Keynote Speaker

Narayanan "Bobby" Kasthuri 

Argonne National Laboratory - Neuroscience Researcher

Narayanan “Bobby” Kasthuri combines the power of electron microscopy and supercomputing to construct connectomes—comprehensive wiring diagrams of the neurons and synapses in the brain. In 2015, Kasthuri joined Argonne National Laboratory, becoming the first neuroscientist to be hired at the U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory. Kasthuri is also an assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology at The University of Chicago.

Keynote Speaker

Austin Ramirez 

Husco International, Inc. - Chief Executive Officer

Austin Ramirez is CEO of Husco, a privately held engineering and manufacturing company. During his ten-year tenure as CEO the company has tripled in size to more than $500M in global sales, received designation as Global Growth Company by the World Economic Forum and been recognized as Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year. Austin began his career as consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he specialized in corporate finance and industrial operations.


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