2020 Program

Tuesday, January 14

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Registration
1:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Tobias Stapleton, PhD, MBA,
Dean, Graduate and Continuing Education Programs,
Salve Regina University
1:40 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Panel
Ocean Tech Investment, disruptive thinking
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Presentation
Digital Reality: Living with Data Superabundance
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Networking Break
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Presentation
Sensors and the next wave of data
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Presentation
Distributed Undersea Operations an Overview of MITRE's Undersea Research Program
4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Keynote
Innovation in Ocean Robots:
Jim Bellingham, Director,
Center for Marine Robotics,
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Opening Reception
Ochre Court, Salve Regina University

Wednesday, January 15th

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Conference Registration and Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Blue Innovation Conference
8:30 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.
Introductory Remarks
Toby Stapleton, Ph.D.,
Dean of Graduate Programs,
Salve Regina University
8:35 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome
Dr. Kelli Armstrong, President,
Salve Regina University
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Opening Plenary
Ocean Technologies:
Enabling the Blue Economy
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Presentation
A Smart Bay:
Towards Novel, Integrated, and Event Triggered Sensors and Data Streams in Rhode Island.
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Presentation
Defense Sensor Technology
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Networking Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Flash Talks
Global Innovators and Entrepreneurs
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch and Networking
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Defense Sensor and Data Panel
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Flash Talks
Global Innovators and Entrepreneurs
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Networking Break
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Presentation
International Sensor Technology
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Global Sensor Solutions Panel
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closing plenary
Olivier Cadet, SVP Global Operations and
President, Kongsberg Maritime, Inc.
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Closing reception
Wyndham Hotel, Middletown, RI

Thursday, January 16th

9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.
Matchmaking for participating companies
Innovate Newport, Newport, RI
12:00 p.m – 1:30 p.m.
Economic Update Luncheon
The state of the region’s blue economy, Innovate Newport
Speaker: Stefan Pryor, RI Secretary of Commerce