Maryland’s Life Sciences Ecosystem: Future Challenges and Opportunities

This panel explored Maryland’s life sciences advantages and challenges and what’s required to expand the state’s global life sciences leadership. Panelists discussed BioHub Maryland, a new initiative to enable opportunity for life sciences companies and career seekers through skills training, career resources, and capital.

    • Brad Stewart, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation
    • Alexander Cameron, Senior Director and Business Leader, Laboratory Automation, BD Integrated Diagnostic
    • Brian Stamper, Vice President Cell Therapy Operations, Immunomic Therapeutics

Expanding Connectivity to Advance Equity and Innovation

Across the country, addressing the digital divide and promoting equitable growth are a top priority for both the private and public sectors. Connectivity—both wired and wireless—plays a key role in addressing these goals. This panel discussed the efforts to expand broadband access, how to maximize investments in new networks, and how improvements in connectivity will support a wave of innovation from transportation and public safety to healthcare and education.

    • Laura Toraldo, Executive Director, MD5G Partnership
    • Ashley Greenspan, Public Affairs Manager, Crown Castle
    • Tiffany Harvey, Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Comcast
    • Jinhee Kim, Professor and Associate Dean, University of Maryland Extension
    • Katie McEvoy, Regional Director, AT&T

Fireside Chat – Power of 2: Building a Strong Ecosystem for Maryland Life Sciences

BIO Interim CEO Rachel King joined Maryland Tech Council CEO Kelly Schulz for a conversation on the key elements of building and sustaining a world-class life sciences ecosystem in Maryland. Topics included leadership, talent development, cultivating mission-driven organizations, and growing the state’s innovation ecosystem.

Fireside Chat with Patient Advocate: Patients First, A Personal Story

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