Intellectual Ventures Co-Founder Jung to Speak at Disruptors Oct. 27

Houston—Two of the brand names that speak loudest to innovation in this country are Microsoft and Intellectual Ventures.

Edward Jung is co-founder and chief technology officer of Intellectual Ventures, as well as the former chief architect at Microsoft. He is the latest addition to our program for Xconomy’s upcoming Disruptors conference in Houston on October 27. This daylong forum at the Texas Medical Center accelerator, TMCx, in Houston features some of the most forward-thinking executives, founders, investors, and scientists leading technology innovation.

In addition to Jung, the other innovators we’ll feature include:

Kirk Coburn, founder of Surge Ventures, and Chris Robart, founder of Unconventional Capital, who will speak to the challenges and opportunities in investing in technology aimed at fueling the digital oilfield.

—Three individuals who are seeking to support biotech innovations that can drive healthcare in the decades to come will discuss key progress and challenges They are: Mini Kahlon, vice dean of strategy and partnerships at the University of Texas’ Dell Medical School in Austin; Fannin Innovation Studio managing partner Atul Varadhachary in Houston; and Sante Ventures’ chief scientific officer Casey Cunningham.

—We will, of course, feature cool startups in separate spotlight sessions. Jan Goetgeluk, founder and CEO of Virtuix Omni, will speak about the development of and demonstrate his company’s virtual reality treadmill. Also, Morris Miller, the CEO of Xenex, a health robotics company in San Antonio, will share the story behind the development of Xenex’s pathogen-killing robots.

We hope to see you on Oct. 27 in Houston—you can register for this special event here.

Angela Shah is the editor of Xconomy Texas. She can be reached at ashah@xconomy.com or (214) 793-5763. Follow @angelashah

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