Distinguished Innovator Speaker Series – Spring 2021

The Westcliff University Distinguished Innovator Speaker Series connects thought leaders from various professional fields with Westcliff students and with members of the greater community interested in learning more about creative approaches to problem-solving in the modern world. The series uses the Westcliff platform to initiate and facilitate informative, thought-provoking discussions as the University continues to solidify its position as a leading global academic resource.

The series is designed to inspire innovative thinking and stimulate solution-oriented conversations. It provides the greater community an opportunity to hear from and connect with nationally and internationally renowned leaders who have shaped their industry.  Attendees are able to interact and ask questions of the featured speakers after each presentation.

Please join us for each of these inspirational speakers:

Hollywood Story Telling: When Innovation Works & When It Doesn’t
Dr. Barry Sandrew, Ph.D., Director of Entrepreneurship, Westcliff University
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The Quantum Revolution
Dr. Shohini Ghose, Ph.D.; P.Phys., TED Senior Fellow, NSERC Chair for Women in Science & Engineering; Professor, Physics & Computer Science, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.
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Cutting the Cord: How The Cell Phone Has Transformed HUMANITY
Martin Cooper, Legendary Futurist and “Father of the Cell Phone”
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Neuroscience of Attention: Using Video Games to Treat Attention Disorders
Leanne Chukoskie, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist, Director of Neurogaming Center, Qualcomm Institute, University of California, San Diego
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Deconstructing Henry Molaison’s Brain: The History of Memory
Dr. Jacopo Annese, Ph.D., Founder, Executive Director, The Brain Observatory, President, CEO, The Mind Corporation
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Blurring the Lines Between Virtual & Physical Realities: The Power of Big Data Analytics
Greg Passmore, Computational Imaging Systems Architect, President and Founder, Passmore VR
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