Next week, the Center for Innovation & Economic Development (CIED) at Santa Fe College will host Sail Away from the Safe Harbor, a panel discussion featuring the Cade Museum Prize finalist judges on Thursday, May 10 at 3pm.
The Cade Museum Foundation will award the $50,000 grand prize to the winning candidate for a product or service with practical application on May 11.
Click here to read more about the finalists.
Here is more information about each judge:
Edward Currie is the co-founder of PC Magazine, the largest circulation magazine on the personal computer. He is the founder of many start-ups, and is currently chief information officer at Tritium Technologies, where he has developed complex planning and modeling systems for the financial services industry.
A physicist and engineer, he is the author of several textbooks on computer chips, statistical thermophysics and entrepreneurship for engineers. Currie has pending and issued patents in the realms of biometrics, database technology, encryption and telecommunications.
Currie has worked on numerous military and civilian projects in the areas of covert illuminators, color night vision, thermal and infrared weapons sights, underwater laser communications systems, optical character recognition, cardiac monitoring and analysis systems and biometric systems, including iris recognition, fingerprint and facial recognition.
Suren G. Dutia is the Senior Fellow of the Kauffman Foundation and Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Washington University in St. Louis. Previously, Dutia served as the chief executive officer of TiE Global, one of the largest non-profit organizations involved in fostering entrepreneurship globally.
As an angel investor, Dutia has invested in a number of business ventures and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of three entrepreneurial ventures. He served as president and CEO of Xscribe Corporation, a publicly traded company in San Diego, and worked as president of a Boston-based medical instruments company.
James Ehrlich is a clinical associate professor at the University of Colorado, Denver (endocrinology) and an adjunct assistant professor in the department of medicine at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He is currently the senior medical advisor for Cardionexus (Houston), an affiliate of Panasonic Healthcare, as well as the chief medical officer of United Cardio Systems.
Ehrlich is the medical director of Early Detection Technologies, LLC, which advises on best practices involving biomarkers, imaging technologies and radiation protection. He founded and became the medical director of Colorado Heart and Body Imaging in Denver.
A co-author of The Physician’s Guide to Coronary Imaging, he is now authoring a preventive medicine guide for the proactive consumer as well as a novel that forms the basis for a medical detective television drama concept.
Find out more about the semi-finalists here.
Cade museum: http://www.cademuseum.org/