Flagship Fridays

Flagship Fridays

Join us on Flagship Fridays!

Flagship Friday is a moderated virtual conversation session with leaders representing a diverse scope and scale of innovation. It offers our students, faculty, staff members, and our great community, an opportunity to access a window of insight into behavioral characteristics that drive successful and industry-changing innovation. In our Flagship Friday sessions, industry professionals share their personal stories of innovation and their perspective of how, where, when, and why innovation is such a critical driver of social and economic progress and sustainability.

Upcoming Innovator’s Forums

Join us on Fridays from 12 – 1 p.m.

September 10

Smeet Mistry, Resident Engineer Vehicles Systems Architecture Team HARMAN International, Team prISUm, ISU Alum

David Slump, Alum Special Guest Moderator, EVP and President Global Markets, Strategy and Services HARMAN International, Innovator in Residence, Co-Founder Innovation Fellows, ISU Alum

This event will be held both virtually and in-person. Register for the event to receive a Zoom link and instructions.

September 17

Paul Willard, Airplane Whisperer of Silicon Valley and Partner Grep VC

September 24

Elizabeth Reynolds, Director Accelerator Program Starburst

October 1

Hudson Harr, Founder/CEO Sky Current

October 8

Aaryaman Anerao, Co-Founder, PeachPay Incorporated, previously CyStarter and ISU Alum

October 15

Alaina Money-Garman, Founder and CEO, Garman Homes

October 22

Narayan Devanathan, CEO Dentsu Creative Impact Group, Japan and ISU Alum

October 29

Laura Rowley, Director Situs AMC, previously Founder of Rough Meadow Digital Media

November 5

Michael Van Payrs, Principal Architect Energy Vault Featured: Energy Vault Innovation Design Sprint Team

November 12

Anthony Sardella, Chairman evolve24, ISU Innovator in Residence, Project Lead Autonomous Advertising Innovation Sprint

November 19

Ana Pinto da Silva, CEO/Co-Founder Minka, previously Principal UX Designer Amazon

December 3

Hongwei Zhang, Innovator and Faculty AI Institute, CPS, NeTS, US Ignite, Faculty Computer Science and Electirical and Computer Engineering

January 28

Matt Nelson, Director, Make To Innovate 10th Anniversary Celebration Showcase

February 4

TBD

February 11

Louis Carr, President of Media Sales at Black Entertainment Television

February 18

TBD

February 25

Mohammed Alabsi, Senior Vice President of Technology at Bukalapak; previously cloud solutions designer for Amazon Web Services; ISU alum

March 4

Sam Schmidt, Founder and CEO of Above Par Tech, ISU alum

March 11

TBD

March 25

TBD

April 1

TBD

April 8

TBD

April 15

TBD

Flagship Friday: Innovators Forum 2021-22

On-line September 10 and every Friday in academic session, the Student Innovation Center will feature "Flagship Fridays What IF— Innovators Forum," an interviewer moderated, on-line conversation session with leaders representing a diverse scope and scale of innovation. Our universities do an excellent job of incorporating technical, hands-on and experiential learning. Yet these experiences rarely afford students that window of insight about those behavioral characteristics that drive successful and industry changing innovation. In our What IF sessions, industry mavericks will share their personal stories of innovation as well as their perspective of how, where, when, and why innovation is such a critical driver of social and economic progress and sustainability.
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Have questions about our online Innovation Programs?

Contact Karen Kerns

Entrepreneur in Residence President’s Initiative for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

 

kpiconi@iastate.edu