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Launch Pad: July 24, 2019

Hosts Karl Ulrich and Rob Coneybeer are joined by Hayley Melidonis (Founder, Total Heliski), Chandra Devam (CEO & Co-Founder, Aris MD), and Max Bruner (Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, Metromile Insurance) on the Wednesday, July 24, 2019 edition of Launch Pad.

Air Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 on SiriusXM 132

Max Bruner

Air Time: 7:00 pm
Featuring: Max Bruner

Chandra Devam

Air Time: 8:00 pm
Featuring: Chandra Devam

Hayley Melidonis

Air Time: 8:30 pm
Featuring: Hayley Melidonis

Featured Guests

Max Bruner

Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, Metromile Insurance


Max Bruner is the vice president of corporate development and strategy at telematics-based auto insurance company Metromile. He oversees strategic partnerships with auto manufacturers, insurance carriers and mobility companies around the world.

Max is also an entrepreneur and investor with an extensive background in U.S. agriculture, energy and technology policy. Before Metromile, he founded Mavrx, an agriculture-technology company that used geospatial data science and imagery to improve large-scale farming. He also served in President Obama’s administration as an investment advisor, managing $3 billion in budgets and investments in clean technology, for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and Department of Energy.

Max has been recognized by Forbes on its “30 Under 30” list and was a Harry S. Truman Scholar. He is an alumnus of the University of Cambridge and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Twitter- @maximusbruner
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Chandra Devam

CEO & Co-Founder, Aris MD


Chandra Devam is the co-founder and CEO of Aris MD, a revolutionary imaging company. Using diagnostic scans such as CT, MRI, Ultrasound, and X-Ray taking 2D images into 3D visualizations in real-time, increasing their utility for medical, aerospace and industrial applications. She holds numerous patents in this space. Aris MD has won multiple NASA iTech awards. Devam and Aris co-founder Scott Edgar worked together on two previous startups, resulting in successful exits.

In addition to her work on Aris MD, Devam has co-authored several books on Augmented Reality. Devam is an active mentor in her community, helping advise numerous startup founders. She also does philanthropic work in her community, including writing and implementing a program for primary and secondary school students which teaches robotics and programming skills. These skills include programming languages such as C, Java, and HTML, as well as working with Arduino’s and other robotic technologies.


Twitter- @ArisMDInc

Book- https://www.amazon.com/Convergence-World-Will-Painted-Data/dp/0578460556
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Hayley Melidonis

Founder, Total Heliski


Hayley Melidonis is an Australian technology business executive and adventurous entrepreneur who built her career around the world in the Semiconductor, Mobile Technology and Media industries. During her career, Hayley has built software and hardware businesses for some major household technology names including Intel, Virgin Mobile, Motorola, Siemens, and Nokia plus startups out of San Francisco. She worked on several emerging consumer and B2B technologies including autonomous driving platforms, disruptive data center technologies, augmented reality devices and software, location services, mobile application stores, mobile advertising solutions, and mobile handsets.
Hayley is a lover of skiing, outdoor adventures and travel. In 2009, she founded a lifestyle helicopter ski travel and media company, called ‘Total Heliski ‘where every day is a powder day, which has allowed her to travel and helicopter ski in remote places around the world and build an adventure ski community.

Hayley speaks Japanese, and French to conversational levels, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, majoring in Marketing and Japanese from the University of NSW in Australia.


Twitter- @hayleymelidonis
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