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Stories of Innovation
Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 6:00pm to Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 9:00pm

Stories of Innovation
For Students, Faculty, and Professionals
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Engineering Building, Suite 500
Portland State University
1930 SW Fourth Avenue, Portland, OR
Pizza and Refreshments at 6:00 pm
Talks at 6:30 pm

How do you create a culture that supports innovation? How important is innovation to our economy? What is the role of innovation at successful technology companies in Oregon? The Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science at Portland State University is hosting an evening of three 20 minute talks about innovation by leading professionals. This is an opportunity to exchange ideas about Portland innovation and to join a new community of engineering students, faculty, and professionals who share a passion for innovation.

Art Johnson, Vice President, KPFF Consulting Engineers
Art has over 40 years of professional engineering experience in the analysis and design of complex structures. His willingness to tackle any issue on a project has honed his problem solving abilities beyond the realm of building structural issues. His portfolio highlights his initiative to work out the finer details of design while retaining function and aesthetics in a safe and purposeful manner.

Dave Ripley, Technologist and Entrepreneur
Dave’s strengths include matching new technologies with market needs, guiding technologies into products and the marketplace, and all aspects of intellectual property. He has worked at David Sarnoff Research Center and Intel, and started several companies, including iMove, a panoramic video company that supplies reconnaissance, security, and threat assessment solutions to the U.S. military and intelligence communities.

Daria Loi, User Experience Innovation Manager - PC Client Solutions Division, Intel Corporation
Daria’s work focuses on participatory design, ethnographic & practice-based inquiry, user interfaces & multi-modality, post-disciplinarity, collaborative practices, and creative management. Previously, she was Research Scientist in the Interactions & Experiences Research group (Intel Labs) and in the User Experience Group (Digital Home, Intel). In the past Daria has worked as architect & researcher in Italy; researcher, coordinator and Senior Research Fellow in RMIT University; researcher for Australian Research Council projects and in the Telstra Home Team (Interactive Information Institute); and lead researcher in Australian Government funded Creator-2-Consumer (C2C) project. Daria has run workshops and presented her work in Europe, Australia, China, Canada and the USA and she is committee member and reviewer for a number of journals, institutes and conferences.

 Please RSVP to Danielle Cox if you plan to attend.