Leading experts, investors and innovators from the industry will be coming together to discuss the technology’s impact, challenges facing the industry, and the growing significance and impact of investing in ventures.
Kevin Ye is an industry expert in helping legacy enterprises as they respond to a rapidly evolving global innovation ecosystem. As a Partner in Mach49’s Corporate Investing practice, he is a trusted advisor for dozens of corporations looking to expand their external venturing activities, closely guiding them through partnerships, investments, and acquisitions. Kevin's expertise spans the entire venturing lifecycle, from the design of new venture processes and structures to deal scouting, negotiating, and closing.
He was an early employee of Silicon Foundry — a boutique advisory firm specializing in corporate innovation. While there, he worked closely with a diverse group of Global 2000 corporations to augment their deal sourcing, strategic connectivity, and partnership / investment activities. Kevin quickly established himself as the lead venture advisor for a number of enterprises, including the Arizona Commerce Authority, Barrick Gold, DeNA, Southwest Airlines, and UPS Ventures. Prior to his tenure at Silicon Foundry, he spent several years at Deloitte as a management consultant with specialties in both traditional business strategy and enterprise technology deployment. He advised clients across the financial services, technology, media, and telecom industries, including Ameriprise, Citibank, United Talent Agency, US Bank, Verizon, and Wells Fargo.
Kevin’s reputation in the field of corporate venturing has been widely recognized by other luminary groups in the industry. He currently serves as the Founding Program Partner for On Deck's Corporate Innovation Fellowship and as a Venture Ambassador for New Zealand Trade & Enterprise. He holds degrees in bioengineering and corporate finance from the University of Pennsylvania.
Eric Blumbergs loves to investigate ALL types of new and unique technologies. With over 20 years of diverse automotive experience in the areas of wireless communications, vehicle automation, active safety, infotainment, and HMI, Eric have seen almost everything! He have witnessed the car evolve from the cassette player with cruise control to Android Auto with automated driving and everything in between! He holds a MSEE from Michigan State University. His favorite Honda product has to be the Type R – Fast and Furious!
Stephane Gervais Ducouret has 30 years of experience in the high-tech industry as global marketing, business development, innovation, project management, and product designer.
His current position is EVP Strategic Innovation, Partnership and Smart Data at LACROIX Group : Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT), AI, data, new technologies, electronics, mobility and smart city are some of his favorite’s topics.
Stéphane holds a Doctorate degree (Ph. D) in Electronics (Bordeaux, France) and an MBA degree (Newcastle University, Australia)
Jessica Chin Foo is Vice President of VC & Corporate Partnerships with 16+ years of market expansion and partnership development experience in various sectors (clean tech, F&B industry, global luxury, health, media & entertainment, edTech and Fintech). Her professional focal points include corporate innovation, strategic partnerships, investments, agreement negotiations, marketing, business development, and ecosystem design.
Her everyday motivations are building an entrepreneurial ecosystem that fosters inclusive entrepreneurship and women leadership, from startups, to community partners, VC’s and corporations.
Healthcare funding is our highest-stakes game of 3D chess: funding provider education, funding cures, funding patient care.
Chairman & CTO
It's an exciting time for healthtech startups and investors! Never have we seen so much funding and innovation accepted into the space at one time. We're about to see a lot of changes in how healthcare operates over the next 5-10yrs because of it!