Executive Conversations is a series of small roundtable discussions where YPs can learn from presidents and CEO level executives from area businesses. YPs will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with key business leaders in the community. Our Executive Conversations series continues with Bryan Ritchie, Vice President for Innovation at The IDEA Center.
There is no cost to attend this event.
**Space is limited. Please RSVP.
Bryan Ritchie, Ph.D., M.B.A. is vice president and Cathy and John Martin associate provost for innovation at the University of Notre Dame. In this role, Ritchie leads the University’s new IDEA Center initiative and coordinates the University’s innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship programs.
Ritchie’s wide range of business and academic experience spans entrepreneurial startups, large corporate management, consulting, technology transfer and academic teaching and leadership. An expert in venture startup, value creation, and organizational execution, he has helped many enterprises, large and small, create and execute on their highest strategic initiatives.
Ritchie is a serial entrepreneur who has formed several information technology companies. He has held management positions in or consulted for numerous other information technology companies including Century Software, Dayna Communications, IBM, Novell, IOMEGA, Seagate, Megahertz, and 3Com. His work with these companies focused on executing new product development initiatives, such as groundbreaking product launches of wireless computing adaptors (Dayna), mobile video (3Com/Megahertz), removable storage (IOMEGA), multi-media networking (Novell), and cross-platform communications (Century Software).
Ritchie also combined his private sector experience with academic work. As a professor of political economy at Michigan State University for 11 years and associate vice president for research commercialization at the University of Utah for five, Ritchie is a thought and execution leader on innovation, entrepreneurship, technological development, skills education and training, and social capital. He has authored books and articles on relationship economics, sustainable growth, and technological upgrading, all of which have influenced our knowledge about the decisions and processes behind high-growth enterprises. He is a widely renowned teacher and is the recipient of many awards and grants.
Dr. Ritchie has effectively provided leadership and community building to connect work among academics, business and government leaders, and student/community entrepreneurs.
For questions, email email@example.com or call Briana Stiner at 574.400.4010. Space is limited