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    Diversity by Design: Enriching Curriculums and Industries Alike

    Dr. Daniel Mooradian, Honeywell/James J. Renier Chair in Technology Management and Director of Graduate Studies for the M.S. in Medical Device Innovation (MDI)program at the Technological Leadership Institute, writes about the importance of "diversity by design" for the creativity and success of curriculums, teams and organizations -- and how he has seen this benefit MDI students and alumni.
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    Technically Speaking Rescheduled for Feb. 27

    The Technically Speaking event scheduled for Tuesday, February 5 has been postponed until further notice due to declining weather conditions. Imagine innovating, only to find out the concept has already been patented by someone else ... years ahead of you. The concept wasn't even feasible until now, so how could someone have already patented it? Find out at The Art of Disruptive Innovation: Business Survival Skills for the 21st Century.

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    TLI's Mike Johnson on Safety of Digital Cash Apps

    Kare11 looks into the years-long growing popularity of digital cash applications such as Venmo and Zelle, which have millions of users and reviews due to their convenience and ease of use. Reporters spoke with our very own Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies (MSST), about the safety and security around digital wallet apps. Johnson develops, teaches and administers courses in security technologies innovation, management and leadership. He brings more than 25 years of professional experience in security risk management.

    "Easy has its pros and cons," says Johnson. Watch the interview to get his take on this issue.

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    TLI Faculty Member, Food Safety Expert Responds to FDA Rule Aimed at Preventing Adulteration of Food Supply

    TLI faculty member Dr. Amy Kircher is interviewed in an article about the Food Safety Modernization Act's (FSMA) Final Rule for Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration and its goal of reducing anxiety around criminal and terror attacks on food and drugs. Dr. Kircher teaches in the M.S. in Security Technologies program and is a food safety expert. View the full story on FSMA below.

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    MOT or MBA: Which Shark Are You?

    How does the M.S. in Management of Technology (MOT) compare with an MBA? In this blog, we use two investors from the popular show "Shark Tank," Mark Cuban and Kevin O'Leary, to illustrate the differences between these two executive-level graduate degree programs.
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    MDI Faculty Member's Med-Tech Startup Raises $7.5M

    RxFunction -- the manufacturer of walkasins, a wearable sensory prosthetic for patients with balance problems -- has raised $7.5 million as it prepares to reach the market. Next steps are proceeding with FDA registration, clinical trial studies and commercialization. TLI faculty member Dr. Lars Oddsson is the CTO and co-founder of RxFunction, and he co-invented and developed the patented technology. Dr. Oddsson teaches in our M.S. in Medical Device Innovation program. See the full story below.

    Photo of walkasins, a wearable sensory prosthesis co-invented by TLI faculty member Dr. Lars Oddsson

  • Upcoming Events

    • The Art of Disruptive Innovation: Business Survival Skills for the 21st Century

      February 27, 2019



      To business owners, technology managers, scientists, engineers, in-house legal counsel, faculty, students and alumni who are working to create the technology of the future.

      Picture this: You work at a company whose mission is to "invent the next big thing," or just stay one step ahead of the competition. You innovate, only to find out the concept has already been patented by someone else ... years ahead of you. The concept wasn't even feasible until now, so how could someone have already patented it?

      What you have just discovered is that your company has fallen victim to "disruptive innovation," whereby another company leapfrogs over its competitors and locks in essential ownership of future technologies before they are even feasible to build.

      Our speaker Michael Lasky is a patent attorney, published author and tireless educator devoted to helping companies see innovation differently. It's not just about being creative, but about staking a claim. Most companies have the ability to be the first to innovate, but fail at being able to fully exploit their innovations because they inadvertently created barriers which prevent them from owning the future. This presentation is about how to prevent that from happening to your company, with practical advice on how to be the disruptor instead of being the disrupted.

      * CLE credit has been applied for attending this seminar.

      Event Schedule:
      5:15 p.m. Registration and networking
      6:00 p.m. Program begins
      7:30 p.m. Program concludes

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