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Mike McCollough, Ph.D.
Director of VIEW
875 Perimeter Drive MS3161

2010 VIEW Speaker Series

VIEW’s vision is to develop tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, who will drive the success of traditional and emerging organizations and will build the infrastructure for modern Idaho. To do so will require that VIEW create an entrepreneurial climate among all sectors of the economy in its effort to transform ideas and innovations to marketable products and services; to develop and strengthen entrepreneurial networks to effectively transfer new technologies to Idaho’s industries and business; and to develop work-ready graduates equipped with globally competitive ideas for new products, service, and infrastructure.

Thanks to the generous corporate donations from Wells Fargo Bank, the VIEW Entrepreneurship Speaker Series began in the fall semester of 2008 and will continue through the 2013 spring semester. The entrepreneurship speaker series is open to the campus and the local community.

VIEW Speaker Series|5:00-6:15|Idaho Commons Clearwater/Whitewater Rooms.
This event is open to the public.  

October 28, 2010 - David McIlroy

David McIlroy, chair and professor of Physics at University of Idaho will share his insights gained from personal experience on how to more effectively navigate the two cultural spheres, business nad scientific communities, that are brought into intimate contact when high tech startups are formed. This requires understanding the differences between the two cultures and effectively maintaining lines of communication. Dr. McIlroy began his education at the University of California Santa Cruz where he received his BA in Physics in 1984. He received his PhD from the University of Rhode Island in 1993 and did his post doctoral work at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He worked as an engineer for three years after he left graduate school and came to Idaho in 1996. He is the Co-Founder of GoNano Technologies, Inc.

September 16, 2010 - Pat Binkley

In his role as Vice President of Engineering, Pat is responsible for the overall product development function at Zumobi, specifically product management efforts, project management, software development, quality assurance, and technical operations. Pat plays a key role in selecting and implementing revenue oriented technologies such as mobile advertising, sponsorships, and analytics. With more than 15 years of software development experience, Pat has been a key player in pioneering the fields of mobile application development, internet platform tools, and digital rights management. In his previous role of VP of Engineering at Modiv Media, Pat led the efforts to build a first-to-market contactless mobile payment and marketing platform. During the explosive growth of the internet in the late 1990s, Pat held executive level technology leadership positions at Walt Disney Internet and Real Networks. At AT&T Wireless/McCaw Cellular, Pat developed and implemented Network Management System components for the AT&T National Wireless Network Digital PCS rollout.

April 27, 2010 - Tom Bundy

Tom Bundy earned his degree in Production Operations Management from the University of Idaho College of Business & Economics in 1987. Upon graduation Tom was hired to work for Boeing. Over the next 9 years, he worked in several capacities for Boeing corporate offices, including; industrial engineering supervisor, General Manager of the machine shop, and eventually worked directly for Frank Shrontz, CEO and Dean Thornton, President of Boeing. In 1996 Tom went to work with Delta Point Consultants, as a partner and owner. After growing the firm to a $40 million company with 50 associates, they sold it in 2000 to General Physics, a publicly traded company based on the east coast.

March 25, 2010 - David Alexander

TIME AND LOCATION CHANGE: Admin Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.Dr. Alexander is CEO of IVUS Energy Innovations, a mid-stage startup company located in Moscow, Idaho with an office in Spokane, Washington. IVUS is dedicated to the development of genuine innovation in advanced energy technology for rechargeable products. David and three partners started IVUS Energy Innovations in September 2005 on a shoe string budget and the concept of an ultracapacitor-based rechargeable flashlight. As CEO, David has raised nearly $2 million in private equity funding and helped take their first proof of concept through commercialization in a few short years. IVUS Energy Innovations’ first product is a professional grade, high powered flashlight that uses no batteries and recharges in 90 seconds and is selling worldwide. David has MS and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Idaho.