University of Southern California

Technology Scouting Workshop 2014

Join us for this new event focused on technology and growth scouting in large organizations. Learn from your peers - we will discuss creating effective partnerships and defining success metrics. Our program will be an all-day event with networking throughout the day and into the evening.

This program is great for:

  • Senior executives in innovative organizations
  • Professionals supporting partnership activities
  • Private investors who partner with corporate venture arms
  • Entrepreneurs interested in creating partnerships
  • Technologists in business development functions

Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
Technology Scouting Workshop • March 17, 2014 • HOH1

8:00–8:45 am
Registration and networking breakfast

8:45–9:00 am
Introduction and welcome
Andrea Belz and Stephen Hahn

9–10 am
Fred Farina, Chief Innovation Officer California Institute of Technology

10:30 am–12 pm
Getting your money’s worth:, Creating effective partnerships with universities, federally funded research and development centers, and small companies.

Keith Rosema, Director of Research, Intellectual Ventures Laboratory
Steven Taulbee, Technology Scout, Army Research Laboratory
Richard Terrile, Operations Manager of NASA SMD SBIR, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

12–2 pm Lunch and networking
Mark Randall, Chief Strategist, Advanced Technology, Adobe Systems

2–3:30 pm
Best practices in scouting organizations, structure, and opportunity evaluation:How do we know we’re successful, and which metrics make sense?

4–5 pm
Mark Bünger, Research Director, Lux Research

Girish Aakalu, Head of Strategy, Innovation, & Operations (External R&D Innovation), Pfizer
Leonard Lee, Associate Partner, Technology Strategy, IBM
David Edwards, former Chief Technology Officer, Avery Dennison

For details, please contact Andrea Belz ( or Steve Hahn (

To register, click here.

The Technology Scouting Workshop 2014 is co-hosted by the Dow Chemical Corporation.