Commercial and Intellectual Property Advisor
Dan is the CEO of Provenance and Member of Provenance Asset Group Board of Directors. He previously served as a senior vice president of RPX Corporation (July 2014 through December 2016), CEO of Allied Security Trust, and Chairman and CEO of PatentFreedom (2008-2014). In June 2014, PatentFreedom was acquired by RPX.
Dan was founding CEO of ThinkFire; President of Intellectual Property of Lucent Technologies and Bell Laboratories; a Vice President of IBM responsible for the creation of its Life Sciences business unit; a Vice President of Ciena Corporation where he directed merger, acquisition and corporate development; Director of Business Development for IBM Research; and Manager of Technology and Intellectual Property Policy for IBM worldwide. Dan remains a Principal of Quatela Lynch McCurdy which he joined on January 1, 2017. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR).
Dan graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina. He served on the Intellectual Property Policy committee of the United States’ National Academies, in 2011 was named CEO of the Year by Intellectual Property Magazine, and in 2014 was named one of the 40 most influential “movers and shakers” in IP transactions and acquisitions by Intellectual Asset Magazine. He has been named in “IAM Strategy 300 – the World’s Leading IP Strategists” every year since the annual list has been published.
Harry is a private investor in alternative illiquid assets. With over 20 years of experience on the buy side, on both private equity and hedge fund platforms, he has focused on both debt and equity and performing and non-performing investments across multiple industries, including specialty finance.
Previous experience includes Houlihan Lokey, Plainfield Asset Management, Doughty Hanson, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He has served on the boards of Skylink Aviation Limited; MTI Holdings, Inc.; North American Membership Group; Dunlop Standard Aerospace Group; PQS Acquisition Corp, North American business of FL Group; Knowles Electronics Holdings, Inc.; and Tumi Inc. in addition to several additional private specialty finance companies.
Harry has a Bachelor of Commerce and a postgraduate honors degree in Financial Accounting from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Professor Francesco Stellacci
Francesco Stellacci is Constellium Professor and Head of the Supramolecular Nanomaterials and Interfaces Laboratory at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
Francesco completed a doctorate in materials engineering from the Politecnico di Milano in 1998. He continued his post-doctorate studies at the University of Arizona before joining the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002 as an assistant professor. In 2010 he moved to the Institute of Materials at EPFL in Lausanne as a full professor.
Francesco has received several awards for his work at MIT and was listed in 2005 in the Technology Review as one of the “Top 35 Innovators under 35”, and named in 2007 among the “Brilliant 10” by Popular Science Magazine.
Dr. Craig Richard Cook
Craig Cook has more than 15 years’ international experience in the pharma, biomedical and high technology sectors including roles across a range of therapeutic areas, such as neurology, inflammatory, immunology, and endocrine, covering both drug development and medical affairs. He has established and led several healthcare initiatives, and held increasingly senior appointments at Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly, Novartis Pharma, and Serono Biotech.
Craig co-founded Spacecode with Pavlo Protopapa and served as CEO until 2013. He is a qualified physician, has a BSc in Pharmacology, Diploma in Anaesthesiology, and an MBA from the London Business School. He joined Midatech Pharma in 2014 and serves as Chief Executive Officer and Board Director as of June 1, 2018.
Organisational Development Advisor
Telma Viale is a partner at KennedyFitch, an international boutique executive search and management consulting firm. Telma was Human Resources Director at the International Labour Organization (ILO) and went on to become the ILO’s Special Representative to the United Nations. As part of the SRI Executive team, she has led searches for positions such as the Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Director of Climate, Energy and Land Tenure for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). She also led the search for ASG and director-level positions for UN Women, UNICEF, Agence Francaise de Développement (AFD), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Having lived and worked in the USA, UK, Switzerland, France, Afghanistan, Mozambique, Italy and Denmark, she is well versed in the complexities of international organisations, talent management challenges and the political context in which organisational change is created. Telma holds a master’s degree in organisational psychology from Columbia University, with a focus on organisational change and consultation, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Romance Languages from the City University, both in New York. A former US National Science Foundation scholar, she continues her involvement in the field of organisational psychology through writing and participating actively in seminars and panels at an international level. Telma is fluent in five languages.