Founder & CEO The Brimful Life Beth’s had an amazing career leading teams at Fortune 100 companies and around the world. But through it all, she suffered from burnout. Searching for a better way to exist, she started learning about positive psychology – the scientific study of what makes humans thrive. When she integrated these…

Senior Lecturer UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies Matthew Friedel is an Angel Investor with Silicon Pastures Angel Investment Network, Senior Lecturer at UWM, Adjunct Faculty at Marquette University, and Co-Founder of the Disruptive Technologies Laboratory at UWM. He teaches a new Graduate level class: Practical Applications in AI and disruptive technologies in UWM’s new $10…

Associate Professor, UW-Madison Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics Investigator, Morgridge Institute of Research Anthony is an associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics and affiliate faculty in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as an investigator in the John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Center for Research in Virology at the Morgridge…

Computational Biologist Empirico Shannon is a computational biologist who combines genetic data with health information from millions of individuals to identify novel therapeutic targets for human disease. At Empirico, he works within a team of physicians, biologists, chemists, data scientists, and drug developers across the San Diego and Madison sites to help discover the next…

Global Head of the AI Innovation Center Novartis Dr. Iya Khalil is the Global Head of the AI Innovation Center at Novartis. She is a serial entrepreneur and AI pioneer with 20+ years of professional experience in AI and “Big Data” for Healthcare and Life Sciences. She co-Founded two AI companies and is the co-inventor…

Chief Executive Officer Promentis Pharmaceuticals Daniel Lawton is the Chief Executive Officer of Promentis Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Lawton has more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry. Previously, Mr. Lawton was Group President at Dohmen Life Sciences, and Vice President and General Counsel of Schwarz Pharma, Inc. where he was also…

Co-Founder & CEO Atrility Medical Pete Lukszys is senior lecturer and director of applied projects for the Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management at the Wisconsin School of Business. Pete currently teaches several courses in the undergraduate and full-time MBA programs. Pete developed courses in logistics and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems that he teaches…

Co-Founder & CEO MarPam Pharma Dr. Athanasiou is a proven leader in directing a range of cutting-edge research projects and advancing their outcomes toward clinical application. Dr. Athanasiou is a seasoned corporate pharma/biotech executive, having led interdisciplinary teams for the development of therapeutics and diagnostics. Her successes include the development of an FDA-approved drug, Vybrid…

CEO & Co-Founder Immuto Scientific Dr. Faraz Choudhury is the CEO and co-founder of Immuto Scientific, a contract research organization providing analytical research services to pharmaceutical companies for drug discovery. Dr. Choudhury is one of the inventors of Immuto’s core technology that was developed at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. He holds a Ph.D. from…

President and CEO Estrigenix Therapeutics, Inc. Over a 38-year academic career at Marquette University, Dr. William Donaldson has exemplified the teacher-scholar model. He and his co-workers have published over 120 research articles and have been awarded more than $2.25 million in external funding to support his academic research. He is the recipient of the 1995…