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Launch Pad: October 9, 2019

Hosts Karl Ulrich and Rob Coneybeer are joined by Scot Land (President and Co-Founder, Alitheon), Larissa Rocha (Chief Community Officer, Brex), and Dennis McNannay (CEO, Curadite, Inc. ) on the Wednesday, October 9, 2019 edition of Launch Pad.

Air Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 on SiriusXM 132

Scot Land

Air Time: 7:00 pm
Featuring: Scot Land

Larissa Rocha

Air Time: 8:00 pm
Featuring: Larissa Rocha

Dennis McNannay

Air Time: 7:30 pm
Featuring: Dennis McNannay

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Scot Land

President and Co-Founder, Alitheon

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Scot E. Land is the CEO, President, co-founder and director of Alitheon. Scot has been a founder, CEO, early stage investor, advisor and board member for 22 private and public technology companies including, Absolute Software (TO: ABT), Bsquare (NASDAQ: BSQR), Chilisoft (NYSE: ORCL), CD Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI), Confirma (NYSE:IBM Watson), Emware (Mitsui KK), F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV), MySimon (NASDAQ:CNET), Omeros (NASDAQ:OMER), Radiant Technologies (Comwave Networks) and Real Networks (NASDAQ:RNWK). He was cofounder and was CEO of InVision Technologies (NYSE:GE) maker of the CTX, the world’s first and most successful Automatic Explosives Detection Systems (EDS bomb detectors) for airports and high security government facilities and an early machine vision+expert system (both precursors to Optical AI). He also served as CEO of Intron (economic modeling), Veratect (pandemic and civil unrest detection and forecasting), Neural IQ (cybersecurity), Cascade Design Automation (semiconductor route and place design and simulation (Mentor Graphics) and LizardTech (geospatial image management (Celarterm).

Scot has worked as the technical liaison between Microsoft and Wall Street and Director of E&Y’s International Trade Consulting Practice. He started his career in consulting engineering and developed some of the earliest computer econometric models and serverd as an expert witness before a variety of regulatory agencies in the US and Canada. His interests are at the intersection of technology, strategy and finance. He has worked to help commercialize research from some of the world’s leading science and technology institutions including MIT, Georgetown University, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Tsinghua University (Beijing) and the University of Washington.

He cofounded and served as the Executive Director of the University of Washington, Program for Technology Commercialization (joint venture between the Colleges of Engineering and Medicine). He is named inventor on 14 patents. He holds a degree in classical philosophy.

Scot is interested in almost everything but specifically when he has time, reading (political history, philosophy and the power if ideas, finance and international affairs), cycling, fly fishing, white water kayaking and racquetball. Scot is married, has three adult children. Scot and his wife Diana live in Redmond Washington.
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Larissa Rocha

Chief Community Officer, Brex

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Larissa Maranhao Rocha was the first employee at Brex — the first of its kind credit card for startups. She was deeply involved in the early iterations of the company, working on everything from recruiting an international workforce to developing sales strategies, helping customers along their journey to financial modeling. She attended Harvard, where she studied economics under the leadership of her thesis advisor and mentor to Sheryl Sandberg, Larry Summers. The daughter of a sugar mill supervisor, Larissa is the first person in her state to attend the university. At Harvard, she served as President of Eliot House and President of The Brazil Conference – where she interviewed and engaged with countless world leaders – including Warren Buffett.

 

Twitter- @brexHQ
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Dennis McNannay

CEO, Curadite, Inc.

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Serving as a senior technology or life science executive for over 20 years—as either the CEO or Vice President with overall P&L authority for companies or functional teams of up to 65 people, Dennis has been instrumental in introducing new technologies and services. His background and qualifications laid the foundation for creation of a company focused on the design and deployment of a digital health platform.

In order to utilize the latest digital health and cloud technologies to advance the science of medication adherence, Dennis understands the importance of building a cohesive team with the unique skills and qualifications that computer scientists, medical device hardware professionals, clinical workflow experts, usability specialists and healthcare advocates bring to the table. Only by utilizing a multi-disciplinary team can an innovative solution be accurately tested and validated.

Dennis has the technical and management experience/skills most necessary to lead a talented team of technology professionals. His background in healthcare integration of technology into clinical workflows uniquely qualifies him to shape and lead the development and growth of Curadite’s Medication Management Platform. As a driven innovator and visionary, Dennis is able to rapidly assess new customers, draw out hidden agendas, distinguish between “must have” and “would like to have” and lead the design and implementation of innovative solutions that delight and amaze customers. Dennis founded three companies that were merged/acquired, one of which provided a 17x return on investment.
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