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Ann Arbor Spark


Wednesday, June 13 2018 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Meet opinion and thought leaders in investment, health care, cybersecurity and other industries who will share their views on what to expect in the next 10 years. This afternoon program will take place at the Robertson Auditorium at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business from 3 to 5 p.m.

What is it?
Thought-provoking presentations and a panel discussion, with Mike Hanley, Vice President of Security, Duo Security; Clare Fairfield, Chairman, Venture Capital Institute; and Kevin Ward, M.D., Professor in Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, will inspire attendees – investors, entrepreneurs, and students – with their vision of the future. These experts will deliver a big picture view of what’s ahead in the next decade.

Who is speaking?
Each presenter will take a look at changes coming in the next 10 years. After the presentations, all presenters will take the stage and answer questions from the audience.

Mike Hanley is the vice president of security at Duo and leads all security research, development, and operations functions. Prior to Duo, Mike was a senior member of the technical staff at CERT/CC, working on applied R&D programs for the US Department of Defense and the intelligence community. He has a master’s degree in information security policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Michigan State University.

Clare Fairfield is chairman of the Venture Capital Institute. He has more than 25 years of entrepreneurial experience, including developing and operating venture funds, founding and operating companies, developing nationally recognized research university entrepreneurial programs, and driving innovation ecosystem development programs globally.

Kevin Ward, M.D. is a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan. He is also a prolific inventor and was awarded the 2010 VCU Billie Martin Innovator of the Year Award in recognition of his work in the field of technology transfer including the development of noninvasive monitors, hemostatic methods, and computational technologies for use in critical illness and injury.

Who should attend?
Investors, entrepreneurs, consultants, and students will enjoy the keynote presentations focused on the big picture view of our future.

Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
Tappan Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI