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February 27, 2012 | Tom Ballard

Croslin to keynote Chattanooga tech transfer conference

David Croslin, CEO of Innovate the Future, has been selected to be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual Technology Transfer Conference on April 19 at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

Holder of 25 patents, Croslin was Chief Technologist at Hewlett-Packard and Chief Product Architect at Verizon/MCI.  He has reviewed thousands of companies while consulting and while a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions teams at HP and Verizon. He has started and driven five companies and has written the how-to book Innovate the Future published in Chinese as Top of the Wave.  David has addresses many global conferences including the World CIO Forum, CTIA, Mobile World Congress, and BSS/OSS.

This one-day conference will focus on technology transfer and commercialization and will also showcase inventions and technology from the Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Tennessee, and other research institutions.  Attendees will be able to observe proto-types, inventions, and newly commercialized products in the Technology Demonstration corridor.

The afternoon session of the conference will feature The Chattanooga Venture Forum, where local technology companies will be presenting for investment capital.  Companies presenting at the 2011 Forum raised more than $9 million in funding.

The conference runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the Venture Forum scheduled to run from 2 to 5 p.m.  Both events are free to the public and lunch will be provided.  Participants must RSVP in advance as seating is limited. For more information, contact Christi Doll at or call 423-425-3772.

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