Day 4: Thursday, March 26

7 a.m. – Noon

Event Check-In & Registration
Outside of 2300 A

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7 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Breakfast
MSC 2300 A&B

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8 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.

Welcome & Upcoming Event Preview
MSC 2300 A&B

Speakers: Jeff Fortin, Penn State University

Penn State is hosting UIDP31 in State College. UIDP30 participants will be provided a short overview of current plans for the event.

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8:10 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Short Session - Elanco
MSC 2300 A&B

Speaker: Lucas Huntimer, Elanco

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8:30 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.

Overview of Breakout Sessions
MSC 2300 A&B

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8:35 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Transition to Breakout Sessions

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8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Breakout Sessions #3

Basic Project – Multi-Party Agreements (Contracting)
MSC 2300 D

Multiparty agreements can be useful or required in some situations. This session will review some common scenarios, some challenges, and solutions to avoiding chaos and promoting harmony. Bring your favorite saga to share.

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Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Contracting Talent (Workforce Development & Student Engagement)
MSC 2300 E

Speakers: Elizabeth Adams, Princeton

Many companies and universities struggle to meet their research contracting personnel needs. This session is a roundtable discussion where attendees consider strategies and tactics for satisfying these personnel needs. The session will cover UIDP’s role in developing contracting talent among its member organizations, and includes a brainstorming session on further investments it may be able to make in this arena.

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Cannondesign
MSC 2401

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Healthy Design for the Office (General Interest)
MSC 2405

Speakers: Mark Benden, Texas A&M University, Brad Shipp, Varidesk, Rachel Leach, BP America

Leveraging research, industry and university experiences from three experts, this session will present recent evidence-based research on cutting-edge office design, to include common spaces, primary traditional offices and remote work options for the industry and university employee. If you are curious about how to enhance collaboration, health, productivity, and comfort; then the information presented here on space allocation, furniture, and computer software that can track, trend and nudge us for healthy behaviors is all here in a session you won’t want to miss. The software tracking of employee output describe here was used during the recent Hurricane Harvey to quantify the time it took for the workforce to return to full output.

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Securing Health (General Interest)
MSC 2404

Speakers: Steve Cambone, Texas A&M University, Eman Hammad, Texas A&M University, J.V. Rajendran, Texas A&M University

Healthcare has become critically dependent on the internet to connect doctors, patients, medical devices and equipment, supply chain, insurance,  and back offices functions. Those connections are highly vulnerable to access by unauthorized users as a result of the many points of access into the “internet of health care.” Vulnerabilities cannot be eliminated, but they can be identified and measures taken to reduce the risk of access by unauthorized users, limit the damage that might be done, mitigate its effects and restore confidence in the operations and data associated with the IoHC. However, because the IoHC is a highly diverse and dynamic environment, operating on a global scale, new methods and techniques will be required to identify and secure the desired level of confidence and trust in its performance. This session will focus on the issues surrounding methods best suited to reducing risk, identifying measures of effectiveness and the cost sharing associated with implementing a more secure IoHC.

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9:40 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Panel: Meeting Data Science Workforce Needs
MSC 2300 A&B

Speakers: Nick Duffield, Texas A&M University, Tanya Smith, ConocoPhillips, Jan Odegard, Ion Houston

Due to the growing role of data in all sectors of the economy, employers increasingly need staff whose skills include data science and analytics. While the market for hiring data scientists is highly competitive, retraining current staff who already have experience in the business context is becoming more attractive. In this session, panelists form the industrial and education sectors will discuss approaches for hiring, training, and retaining staff in data science, and how the two sectors can collaborate to increase the pool of potential and current employees with data science skills.

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10:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Break
Prefunction Area

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11:10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Introduction to Breakout Sessions
MSC 2300 A&B

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11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Breakout Sessions #4

Contracting: Contract Challenge Session
MSC 2300 D

Speakers: Elaine Brock, UIDP & Abishai Kelkar, UIDP

Bring your most vexing contract questions to share with the group. Challenge the panel and the audience!  Questions can be submitted before hand at registration desk.

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Basic Project: Structuring Corporate Engagement Activities (Partnership Management & Research Administration)
MSC 2300 E

Moderator: Jeff Fortin, Penn State University
Speakers: Sam O'Connor, Pfizer, Scott Osborne, Ohio State University


Many universities are evaluating how they structure their corporate engagement functions to provide the greatest impact to their institutions as well as their industry partners. This session will provide insights from several schools that have undertaken such a review as well as the industry perspective of working with these universities.

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Data Science for All - An Open Source Approach
MSC 2401

Speaker: Andre de Waal, IBM

Growth in demand for Data Science skills currently outpaces the ability of academic institutions around the world to build data science programs. Although Data Science as a field has existed for several decades, the rapid growth of the last decade, the current skills shortage, and the interdisciplinary nature of the field have contributed to the difficulty in building new programs. To help academic institutions overcome these challenges, IBM - working with the University of Pennsylvania and the Linux Foundation - is bringing to the market a “starter set” of Data Science training materials that will be launched as an Open Source project. Through this project, we will help accelerate the availability of Data Science skills-building programs around the world and will enable other institutions to sustain the continued growth of the initial curriculum kit through their contributions. In this presentation, we will provide more background to the project and show how to access the educational modules hosted on GitHub.

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How Technology Platforms Can Help Enable More Academic-Industry Partnerships
MSC 2405

Speaker: Kevin Leland, Halo

Partnerships today often come about organically from existing relationships, geographic proximity, publication searches, or even serendipity. This approach can lead companies to miss out on innovative research from scientists located outside their regional area or internationally, as well as the cutting-edge work being done by early-career scientists. RFP campaigns try and cast a wider net but can take months of planning and often achieve mixed results. This session will cover new technology platforms that are helping companies and scientists to connect programmatically based on mutually-shared research objectives, regardless of location, career stage or pedigree.

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Stakeholder Engagement and Innovative Technologies for Remote Healthcare (General Interest)
MSC 2404

Speakers: Gerard Cote, Texas A&M University, Ashu Sabharwal, Rice University, Farzan Sasangohar, Texas A&M University

Chronic diseases have emerged over the last two decades as the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. and globally. Of all chronic diseases, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are now the leading cause of death worldwide, with cancer, pulmonary diseases, and diabetes close behind. Such chronic diseases are particularly devastating in remote and underserved communities in the U.S., where they are contracted at a higher rate than the national average due to a myriad of issues, from lack of access to care, low socioeconomic status, or a disproportionately lower number of physicians and/or hospitals. In this highly interactive session, the facilitators will frame the problem of providing remote healthcare with the idea of introducing stakeholder engagement, user-centered design, and point-of-care devices to set the stage for deeper discussion on the issue, including enhancing the innovation ecosystem and collaboration between the university, industry, government, and private foundation stakeholders across the value chain.

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12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Government Engagement & Economic Development: Invention to Impact
MSC 2300 A&B

Speaker: Andrea Belz, NSF

Innovation programs at the National Science Foundation (NSF) advance ideas from the lab to the marketplace to strengthen America’s economy, health, and security. The Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) in the Engineering Directorate leads several programs to translate fundamental research into market solutions. IIP supports researchers with promising technologies, as well as funding high-tech startups.  Learn about the NSF’s central role in accelerating the growth of the national ecosystem and hear about specific funding opportunities

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1:20 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Concluding Remarks
MSC 2300 A&B

Speaker: Jay Walsh, Northwestern University