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Cyber Attack Simulation - Test your defenses before the bad guys do technology

What is cyber security? Brief history of the evolution of cyber attacks from a single person hacking for bragging rights in the late '90's to nation-state attacks being declared the 4 battle ground, beyond land, sea and air.

The future of cyber - automated attacks.

How Cymulate helps companies be better prepared (brief demo of technology).

Shortage of talent in the cyber industry, 2million + workers needed in cybersecurity.


SpeakerBrian Stone

An accomplished technology entrepreneur, Brian has over 25 years experience investing in, building and leading high-growth, go-to-market teams. His strategies and leadership resulted in value creation of over $2B in four successful technology and cybersecurity companies, with one IPO and two successful exits. He is Currently Chief Revenue Officer with Cymulate, a disruptive, hyper-growth cyber security platform that tests the effectiveness of companies' cyber defenses by simulating every known cyber attack.

Chief Revenue Officer Cymulate

Dogs in Vests science

In this intriguing and heartwarming demonstration, Ms. Richard illustrates the extent to which dogs can both learn and communicate through the implementation of innovative training protocols.


SpeakerMiriam Richard

Miriam Richard earned a bachelors degree in kinesiology with a minor in psychology at the University of Texas, Austin. She went on to receive master’s degree in physical therapy from the Texas Woman’s University in Houston. She was then awarded a health coaching certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

She has been happily married for twenty-eight years. Miriam is the mother of three kids and three wonderful dogs. She resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. In addition to her work and ongoing holistic research, she writes educational and therapeutic songs to pass her knowledge on to others. She enjoys taking on projects wholeheartedly and is falloff passion for helping others. She enjoys taking on projects wholeheartedly and is full of passion for helping others. She recently finished a “Dogumentary” for Dogs in Vests and it is available to watch on YouTube.

You can connect with Miriam and follow her mission on

President Dogs in Vests

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Restoring Eyesight Using the World’s Most Advanced Bionic Eye Measuring the Size of a Grain of Rice technology

In this fascinating exploration of the growing world of Nanotechnology and Microtechnology, Mr. Saini will reveal how Nanotechnology has facilitated the development of the world's smallest bioretinal implant used to restore the eyesight of blind individuals.


SpeakerRahul Saini

*COO @ Teliatry Inc to cure chronic disease like epilepsy, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, spinal cord injury and more using minimally-invasive and non-invasive neuromodulation solutions including Brain-Machine interface. *Director of MEMS @ Nanoretina Inc. where he is the system architect for the smallest bionic eye in the world with a goal to restore eyesight for the blind. *Director of Micro and Biosystems @ Zyvex Labs with a vision to improve molecular diagnostics for detecting and curing disease. He is also head of mechanical design for Zyvex's nanotechnology initiative for atomically precise manufacturing. * Rahul's formal education includes degrees in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from IIT, and University of Florida. * Rahul has also been adjunct professor at University of Texas at Arlington where he taught microsystems design to graduate students

COO Teliatry Inc.

"Goldman Sachs is a tech company" and other truths/half-truths/lies at the intersection of finance and tech (i.e., Fintech) technology

Interested in finance? Yes, you will need to "code." No, that does not qualify you as a "coder." Don't worry, it gets better…

In this engaging presentation, Mr. Chang describes the customer and market activities that he currently directs for a digital lending platform company, MortgageHippo–a venture-funded startup with a mission of implementing leading-edge technology solutions in order to transform the customer journey in the mortgage-consumer finance sectors. As Mr. Chang details, venture funding at the intersection of finance and technology ("fintech") has grown exponentially–more than tenfold–over the past decade, turbocharging disruptive innovation in this sector. Since the start of this century, developments in technology have wrought tremendous changes in how many of the world’s largest financial services companies–including many Mr. Chang has personally worked for–“go to market” and accomplish their business activities.


SpeakerMarvin Chang

  • I currently run customer and market activities for a digital lending platform company. We are a venture-funded startup with a mission bringing leading edge technology solutions that transform the customer journey in the mortgage/consumer finance sectors. Venture funding at the intersection of finance and technology ("fintech") has more than 10x'd over the past decade, turbocharging disruptive innovation in the sector.
  • I'm also active as investor and advisor to companies in both the fintech and general tech space.
  • Previously, I led digital innovation initiatives at many of the largest financial services players, including Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Royal Bank of Scotland, and First Data. Since the start of this century, developments in technology have wrought tremendous changes in how these companies go-to-market and accomplish their business activities.
  • I "learned the ropes" as a management/strategic consultant and product manager/financial analyst at a number of tech companies, including Microsoft and Sun Microsystems.
  • I received an MBA from Cornell University and a BS, in Information Systems, from Carnegie Mellon University.

Chief Commercial Officer MortgageHippo

Biomedical Research & Organogenesis: Building Organs One Gene, One Cell at a Time science

Dr. Cleaver describes her pioneering journey in discovering how to create new organs. In collaboration with other scientists at her biomedical research lab, Dr. Cleaver has discovered how organs and blood vessels are made -- from the building blocks of the genetic code all the way up to the complexity of developing embryos -- and shares her knowledge about the ground-breaking, fascinating field of organogenesis and vasculogenesis.


SpeakerOndine Cleaver, PhD

  • Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, for the last 17 years
  • Postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University
  • BS, Molecular Biology - The University of Texas at Austin

Professor UT Southwestern Medical Center

Financing your start up - blood, sweat and a little pixie dust other

From the well-informed perspective of one who has served as both a start-up executive and a start-up investor, Scottish born* business guru Douglas Sinclair offers his insightful ideas about how to approach fundraising in pursuit and support of your dream (*a fact revealed only by his “slight” accent). As both an electrical / electronic engineer and businessman, Mr. Sinclair brings a wealth of experience and sage advice to the classroom in this engaging presentation.


SpeakerDouglas Sinclair

Born in Scotland. Still have a "slight" accent Electrical and electronic engineer by background then Harvard MBA in 1983 Worked in 11 countries before coming to US in 1993 Chief financial officer of 14 companies. mainly Silicon Valley tech start ups Have been private company investor and board director last 6 years

From Science Fair Contestant to Scientific Society President science

As a result of COVID-19, we probably all know a little more about microbiology than we did just a few years ago. Dr. Robin Patel has a lot more to teach us about this fascinating field. Specifically, Dr. Patel will share her experiences as a microbiology scientist and will tell us how she first developed an interest in science.

Next, Dr. Patel will describe how, as the Director of the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, she works with her colleagues to study biofilms and resistance to antibiotics–a global health crisis. As Dr. Patel will explain, biofilms cause a large number of infections in modern clinical practice, such as periprosthetic joint infection and endocarditis.

Dr. Patel will recount how she and her team, through a combination of in vitro studies as well as animal infection models, are developing new and improved diagnostic tools for unraveling the process of biofilm-associated infections, as well as treatment strategies for tackling antibiotic resistance.


SpeakerRobin Patel, MD

Robin Patel, M.D., is the Director of the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory at Mayo Clinic. In this research laboratory, she and her colleagues study biofilms and resistance to antibiotics. Biofilms cause a large number of infections in modern clinical practice, such as periprosthetic joint infection and endocarditis. Resistance to antibiotics is a global crisis.

Dr. Patel and her team are unraveling the process of biofilm formation and resistance to antibiotics. They are developing new and improved diagnostic tools and treatment strategies for biofilm-associated infections and to tackle antibiotic resistance. Her group uses in vitro studies as well as animal models of infection for their studies.

Dr. Patel is a Past-President of the American Society for Microbiology. She is the Co-Director of the Mayo Clinic Clinical Bacteriology Laboratory; in this state-of-the-art clinical facility, she and her colleagues develop and deploy cutting-edge assays for clinical detection of bacteria, identification of bacteria, and characterization of antimicrobial resistance and susceptibility.

Focus areas

Biofilm-mediated infections Novel approaches to diagnosing prosthetic joint infection Novel antimicrobial agents for therapy of bacterial infections Animal models of infection Clinical bacteriology diagnostic assays

Elizabeth P. and Robert E. Allen Professor of Individualized Medicine, Professor of Microbiology, and Professor of Medicine Mayo Clinic

How Marketing Can Make or Break Your Company technology

Think that a great idea is all you need to create a successful company? Think again! We will discuss how your marketing and sales strategy–specifically related to branding, partnerships, growth hacking and more–drives success.


SpeakerHillary Sinclair

Hillary New Sinclair is passionate about advising and working with women-led startups. With a background in multi-channel marketing, corporate direction and operational scalability, Hillary has created strategies that drive revenue, engage users and accelerate company growth. Hillary is currently advising The Flourish Fund and Onthemuv. Previously, Hillary was Executive Director of Founders Network, a successful entrepreneur and marketing consultant. She has developed B2C marketing solutions for F500 companies including Avon, Yahoo!, eBay, Kraft Foods, Charles Schwab, DirecTV and Visa. Hillary is on the Steering Committee for the Changing Tides Movement, the Women's Leadership Committee of Founders Network and was a 2018 Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year with the Women in IT Awards. Hillary is also an HPHS grad; Go Scots!

Life is an Adventure - Be Ready For It technology

Technology will be front and center for the rest of your life. Find what you are good at. Push yourself. Evolve throughout your career.

In this energizing presentation, Mr. Taulbee offers tips about honing cutting-edge technology acumen and remaining tech-savvy throughout your career. From the perspective of one who bears primary responsibility within AT&T for crafting the software vision, setting strategic direction, and developing overall design for the company’s business systems, Mr. Taulbee reveals what approach he has taken to drive software automation, software-controlled ordering, and revenue acceleration.


SpeakerScott Taulbee

  • Responsible for AT&T platform architecture in the Global Operation and Services organization
  • Personal mission is to bridge organizations within AT&T and drive value for our customers
  • BS Electrical Engineering (Va Tech)
  • MMath in Computer Science (University of Waterloo)
  • Executive MBA (Emory University)

Director - Technology AT&T

No Bones About It: Mechanical Engineering & Biomorphic Propulsion engineering

Join Dr. Paul Krueger as he explores the intriguing question of how the swimming mechanics of live squid inform the discipline of mechanical engineering.


SpeakerPaul Krueger, PhD

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (1997) from the University of California at Berkeley
  • M.S. and Ph.D. in Aeronautics (1998 and 2001, respectively), both from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  • Joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) in 2002; is currently a Professor and department chair
  • Recipient of the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (2004), and the Ford Senior Research Fellowship from SMU (2012)
  • Research interests include unsteady hydrodynamics and aerodynamics, vortex dynamics, bio-fluid mechanics, bio-morphic propulsion, fluid-boundary and fluid-particle interactions, and fluid processes in additive manufacturing

Mechanical Engineering Professor and Chair SMU

Peering into the EarthX Omni Globe other

In this fascinating presentation, Mr. Flournoy offers a first-hand, 3D look at the inner workings and models of global wind currents, the continental drift, tsunami simulations, seasonal fires and air traffic models.


SpeakerLarry Flournoy

25 years in oilfield geophysics, drilling, and geomorphology 20 years at Texas A&M researching telecommunications and computing including: 15 years telemedicine research for US Army and civilian uses 4 years CIO of Health Science Center Multiple K-20 grant projects 6 years consultant for EarthX

Science on a Sphere Data Modeling EarthX

PhysioTronics: Between Body and Machine technology

In this riveting lecture about the new frontier of bioengineering, award-winning researcher and lecturer Dr. J-C Chiao provides an overview of the latest miniature devices made using microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and wireless transduction techniques, and explains how these devices are incorporated into medical implants and wearables employed in the closed-loop management of pain and gastrointestinal diseases.


SpeakerJ.-C. Chiao, Ph.D.

  • The Mary and Richard Templeton Centennial Chair professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Southern Methodist University.
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology.
  • IEEE Fellow, SPIE Fellow and AIMBE Fellow.
  • Authored/edited over 300 publications and holds 15 awarded US patents.
  • Founding Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF, and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology; and Chair for 2022 Sensors conference in Dallas.
  • O'Donnell Award in Engineering, The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST).
    • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Excellence in Engineering Teaching Award.
    • Tech Titans Technology Innovator Award; Heroes of Healthcare Research in Medicine award.
    • IEEE Region-5 Outstanding Educator award and Region-5 Excellent Performance award.
    • IEEE Distinguished Microwave Lecturer and Sensors Council Distinguished Lecturer.
  • Dr. Chiao’s works have been extensively covered by global media including National Geographic magazines (in 33 languages), Washington Post, Wired, National Public Radio (NPR) and CBS television program Henry Ford Innovation Nation.

Mary and Richard Templeton Centennial Chair Southern Methodist University

Taking the "open" out of open heart surgery medicine

Dr. Vivian Dimas will discuss the field of Pediatric Interventional Cardiology and how the latest advancements are helping children (and adults) avoid further open heart surgeries.


SpeakerVivian Dimas, MD

*Undergraduate at Southern Methodist University *Medical School at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center *Pediatric Residency, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center *Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital - Advanced Training in Pediatric Interventional Cardiology - Advanced Training in Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplantation *Associate Professor of Medicine, UTSW Medical Center Dallas (2006-2020) *Director of Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization, Medical City Children's Hospital (2020 - present) *Director of Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Medical City Heart and Spine/Medical City Children's Hospital (2020 - present)

Director, Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization; Medical Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Physician Service Group

Uterus transplantation: from concept idea to reality medicine

Thousands of women cannot carry their own pregnancy because they are born without a uterus or have lost it to disease. Until 6 years ago, the only options for these women were adoptions and surrogacy. Now the combination of transplant and infertility medicine gives these women the possibility of having their own children.


SpeakerGiuliano Testa, MD, MBA

Dr. Giuliano Testa is a graduate of the University of Padova Medical School in Italy. He completed General Surgery Residencies both at the University of Padova and at the University of Chicago and then a fellowship in Abdominal Organ Transplantation at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. In 1998 Dr. Testa moved to Germany to the University of Essen where he significantly contributed to start the Adult-to-Adult Living Donor Liver Transplant Program. In 2001, he was recruited with the title of Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of the Liver Transplant Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2005, he moved to the University of Chicago as Director of Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery and rose to the rank of Professor of Surgery. In 2008, Dr. Testa completed the Fellowship in Clinical Ethics at the MacLean Center for Clinical Ethics of the University of Chicago and joined the Faculty to become the Associate Director of the Surgical Ethics Program. In 2011 he obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Dr. Testa was recruited by Baylor University Medical Center in July 2011 to lead the Living Donor Liver Program. In 2017 he was promoted to Division Chief and in 2019 Chairman of the Simmons Transplant Institute. Dr. Testa is actively involved in the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, where he currently is a member of the Living Donation Committee, in the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) where is currently serving on the Ethics Committee as well as on the Ethics Committee at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr Testa is Board Member of the American Society of Reconstructive Transplantation and Founding Member of the International Society of Uterus Transplantation and the United States Uterus Transplant Consortium. Dr. Testa is author or co-author of more than 170 manuscripts and several book chapters. He is a recognized authority in the field of Living Donor Liver Transplantation, Living Donor Intestinal Transplantation and Uterus Transplantation.

Chief of Abdominal Transplant at Baylor University Medical Center Baylor University Medical Center

Why start a tech startup technology

In this fast-paced presentation, Mr. Vaidya provides students with a quick guide to starting their own tech startup. Come prepared to take notes and get ready to change the world!


SpeakerChaitanya Vaidya, MS, MBA

BS MS In Software Engineering MBA in innovation and entrepreneurship Cofounder at Virtual Chapter Director at FoundersNetwork advising startups globally

Dir of Tech at SignaPay, CoFounder at SignaPay / Deeprisk