4th Annual Entrepreneur's Showcase & Leadership Forum
Building the Ocean Future
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July 19-20, 2018
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
THEME: Disruptive and Disrupting
While the marine robotics space is disruptive, at the same time, we are being disrupted by emerging technologies such as advances in machine learning, additive manufacturing, decline in costs of components, energy scavenging, growing infrastructure in the offshore environments, and the Internet of Things. The 4th Annual Forum will examine inflection points in the introduction of robotic systems to routine use in the marine environment. Come join us to hear leaders from diverse technologies areas discuss impact on marine robotics and the impact of marine robotics on the larger ocean enterprise.
- How are new technologies changing the kinds of robots we build?
- How are new technologies changing the process of design?
- How are new robots disrupting existing ocean activities?
- How are new robots enabling new ocean activities?
- What type of professionals do we need to support these new approaches?
JULY 19 - TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE AND IN-WATER DEMONSTRATIONS
JULY 20 - LEADERSHIP FORUM: SESSION TOPICS
- Disrupting Defense
- The Artificial Intelligence Future
- People, Money, and Ideas
Entrepreneur Forum First-look Agenda
|THURSDAY, JULY 19 – ENTREPRENEUR’S SHOWCASE|
|10:00am – 11:00am||
Formal Opening, Tour and Demonstration of the new Pressure Test Facility
|9:00am – 11:00am||
Showcase Exhibitor and Demonstration Set-Up
|1:00pm – 4:00pm||
Entrepreneurs Showcase, In-Water Demonstrations and Networking Social
|4:00pm – 6:00pm||
Beer and ‘Bots Social (Part I)
|FRIDAY, JULY 20 – LEADERSHIP FORUM|
Clark 507, Quissett Campus
|8:00am – 8:30am||Breakfast (provided)|
|8:30am – 8:45am||Introduction: Dr. Jim Bellingham, Director, WHOI Center for Marine Robotics
Building the Ocean Future Through Disruptive and Disrupting Technologies
David Mindell, "Our Robots, Ourselves," CEO, Humatics; and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT
|9:15am – 10:45am||
Session: Disrupting Defense
|10:45am – 11:00am||Networking Break|
|11:00am – 12:00pm||
Company Flash Talks
|12:00pm – 12:30pm||Lunch (provided)|
|12:30pm – 1:00pm||
|1:00 – 2:30pm||
Session: The Artificial Intelligence Future
|2:30pm – 3:00pm||Networking Break - Beer and ‘Bots (Part II)|
|3:00pm – 3:30pm||
Company Flash Talks
|3:30pm – 5:00pm||
Session: Future of Marine Robotic Industry - People, Money & Ideas
|5:00pm||Closing Comments and Adjourn
Dr. Jim Bellingham
Last updated: July 20, 2018