Notre Dame’s IDEA Week

Mon, 4/1/2019 - 1:00PM — KRISTI L. STATHIS

Ocean Tomo CEO James E. Malackowski and CFO Robert M. Hess will moderate panels at Notre Dame’s IDEA Week

Next Week, Ocean Tomo’s CEO James E. Malackowski will moderate the Practical Blockchain panel during IDEA Week. It’s easy to get lost in the jargon, technology, trends and controversy surrounding blockchain. Add regulatory issues governing cryptocurrency and it is more than challenging to assess how any of it can have practical application. The panel discussion and interactive workshop will provide an understanding of these new tools as applied in the real world. Executives will present a case study example addressing the similarities and differences between blockchain and cryptocurrency as well as the Initial Coin Offerings and Security Token Offerings.

Ocean Tomo’s CFO Robert M. Hess will moderate the Patents in Practice Panel. The panel discussion will feature four experts with practical patent experience: a patent prosecution attorney, an in-house patent counsel, a patent valuation expert, and a patent investor. They will share techniques to successfully commercialize intellectual property, common pitfalls, and how to focus research towards a solid intellectual property position able to protect your market and defends against the claims of others.

Notre Dame’s Idea Week is a weeklong innovation festival hosting business, technology, and entertainment events to provide entrepreneurs, students, and community members the practical knowledge, creative inspiration, and social foundation they need to innovate within their own careers, studies, and communities.


Kristi L. Stathis is the Marketing Director for Ocean Tomo and serves on the board for the Center for Applied Innovation, a Chicago-based non-profit organization created to manage education, public policy outreach and related economic activity around applied technology and intellectual property (IP) rights in the State of Illinois and around the world. She is the co-creator of the Center for Applied Innovation’s Invent for Humanity™ Technology Transfer Exchange Fair, a community, marketplace and event facilitating Appropriate Technology transfer for the betterment of mankind. She also serves on the board of The Children’s Research Fund, principal benefactor of the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, the research arm of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, having served as the annual campaign co-chair in 2013.


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