KRIS LEFTWICH

PARTNER, SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP

Kris Leftwich is a partner in intellectual property and technology law with Sidley Austin LLP, a full-service international law firm.  Kris’s interest in technology law began during law school at Duke University when he helped form a medical device startup to compete in the Duke Startup Challenge.  After graduating, Kris spent eleven years representing global technology companies in complex patent litigation across... read more


Lauren Hasson

Manager, Software Engineering at icitizen and NTEC Advisor

Lauren Hasson is a Dallas-based iOS software engineer who manages a national software engineering team at icitizen, a Nashville startup. With a background in engineering, finance, and business, her experience includes time as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley in their Silicon Valley office, as a member of the investment team at HBK Investments, founding a profitable startup, and developing award-winning iOS mobile apps... read more


Rob Edgell

SENIOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, FOSSIL GROUP

Rob Edgell is currently the Senior Software Development Manager for Fossil Group, where he is responsible for technology and software development for connected accessories.  For 30 years Fossil has been making watches and accessories that people love. Now, Fossil is on the forefront of impacting the wearable technology industry by creating innovative Connected Accessories that are... read more


Scott Levy

VENTURE PARTNER, GROWTHX

Scott has decades of experience as a design-thinking founder, CEO and business development professional. Prior to joining GrowthX, Scott founded W3MG, a product design and management firm with a diverse portfolio of clients ranging from startups to the Fortune 500. Scott has helped dozens of companies craft 'real life' approaches to uncovering and satisfying customer needs resulting in an increase in usability, adoption... read more


BRAD BUSH

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, DIALEXA

As Dialexa's Chief Operating Officer, Brad leverages his passion for forming and coaching teams, building new business models and launching software and hardware products to drive innovation and improve business outcomes for both Dialexa and its clients. Responsible for sales, marketing and operations, Brad's record of entrepreneurial and corporate success gives him a valuable perspective when providing comprehensive solutions for Fortune 500 and... read more