MODERATOR: Troy Singer, Opportunity Connector
Account Executive, United Mail
Troy Singer is a life-long Ohioan and has enthusiastically participated in the Dayton Community since arriving in 1996. He currently serves on the Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority and the Dayton Art Institute Associate Board. He is a past member and chairman of both the greater Dayton Habitat for Humanity Board and the United Way of Greater Dayton Young Leaders Board. Troy’s personal passions are golf, CrossFit, politics, the Cincinnati Bengals, OSU Football and College Basketball.
SPEAKER: Beck Besecker
Co-Founder and CEO, Marxent
Beck Besecker founded Marxent; the leader in cloud-based 3D product visualization and virtual and augmented reality solutions for furniture retailers and building product manufacturers. Prior to Marxent, Beck spent 13 years building interactive marketing solutions for Fortune 500 brands. He founded Copient Technologies which enabled retailers to manage personalized promotions in-store and online. Beck then served as EVP of New Business at Catalina Marketing, the nation’s largest in-store promotional network.
SPEAKER: Andrew Cothrel, Bridge Builder
Founder and President, Blue Marble Medical
Andrew Cothrel founded Blue Marble Medical which is dedicated to “building a healthier planet one project at a time,” and he is also the CEO of Xact Medical; an organization leading the way in point of care robotics. His career began with progressively responsible corporate roles culminating in leading Roche’s life science research business for North America. Proving he is indeed a bridge builder, his undergraduate degree in Engineering is from The Ohio State University, while his master’s is from University of Michigan, complemented by Business Education from Cranfield University and London Business School.
SPEAKER: Kelly Dolan, Purpose Ambassador
Co-Founder, Ingage Partners
Kelly Dolan found her passion as a Social Entrepreneur by using business as a force for good. She began her career in the IT consulting industry over 20 years ago. Having measured her success by traditional standards, she considered another measure of success: how can business be used as a force for good? This quest began with the launch of Ingage Partners and continued with the creation of Thrive Impact Sourcing.
SPEAKER: Seth Hamman, Educator
Director, Center for the Advancement of Cybersecurity
Seth Hamman is passionate about shaping the growing academic discipline of cybersecurity and developing the next generation of cybersecurity talent. He is currently the Director of the Center for the Advancement of Cybersecurity, and an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Cedarville University. He has presented at national conferences, published several articles, and conducted multiple NSA-sponsored research projects to help advance the state of cybersecurity. He holds a B.A. in Religion from Duke University, an M.S. in Computer Science from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
SPEAKER: Greg Loughnane, Design Optimizer
Greg Loughnane is an Interdisciplinary Digital Engineer and Entrepreneur working on applying computer modeling and simulation tools to Industry 4.0 problems. As a computational mechanical-materials scientist, metal additive manufacturing expert, and machine learning enthusiast, he has managed research and development (R&D) programs funded by NASA and the DoD related to the processing and characterization of high-performance metal alloys for aerospace and space applications. He is also an Adjunct Instructor for the Mechanical Engineering Technology program at the University of Dayton.
SPEAKER: Charles Nick, Entrepreneur
Co-Founder & President, Third Wave Water
Charles Nick is passionate about entrepreneurship, aviation and coffee. He has worked for organizations such as NASA, the U.S. Air Force, Virgin Galactic, and more. He created Douvalis Labs after stumbling into lean business principles. He then founded The Wright Cup to help the community discover great coffee, which led him to uncover the water issue in specialty coffee, co-founding Third Wave Water.
SPEAKER: Charlynda Scale, Servant Leader
Founder, Mutt’s Sauce LLC
Charlynda Scale is a dynamic Motivational Speaker, Brand Ambassador, Air Force Veteran, Social Media Influencer, and the founder of Mutt’s Sauce, LLC. She is a Clemson University graduate, with a degree in Aerospace Science and Business Management. She also holds an MBA in Strategic Leadership. Charlynda has been featured in Forbes.com, MadameNoire.com, CBS News, Black Enterprise Magazine, and more. In 2016, she was crowned 2nd runner up in Ms. Veteran America.
SPEAKER: Greg Simpson, Humane Technologist
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Synchrony
Greg Simpson brings more than 30 years of direct technology experience to his current role as the Chief Technology Officer and AI Leader for Synchrony. Greg joined Synchrony prior to their initial public offering in 2014 and spin off from General Electric, where he had been their Global Chief Technology Officer. Greg’s teams are responsible for emerging technology, technology engineering and operations across all infrastructure, and data and analytics. He was named one of the 100 Premier Technology Leaders by Computerworld in 2016.
- What is TEDxDaytonSalon | Innovation?
- 2019 is the first year for TEDxDaytonSalon events. TEDxDayton continues to expand the idea of social engagement with Salon event #2: “TEDxDaytonSalon | Innovation.” We’ll explore the topic of Innovation in its many forms; medical, science, technology, business, entrepreneurship, personal passion, virtual reality, and workforce development. In just a half day, eight Innovation Speakers will hope to inspire others with the possibilities and actionable ideas of innovation.
- What is a TEDxSalon event?
- Salon events are smaller, more intimate and informative events centered around a single topic. Salon events keep a TEDx community engaged between regular TEDx events.