Learn How Intrapreneurs are Changing Business From the Inside Out

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 84 Iranistan Ave Bridgeport CT 06604  See map

The University of Bridgeport Innovators Series is pleased to present a panel on how intrapreneurs are using entrepreneurial techniques and lean startup methodology to bring new products and services to market.

Panelists include:

Thomas Raskauskas, MD, President and CEO, St. Vincent’s Health Partners, Inc.

Thomas is not only a doctor, but a serial intrapreneur. Currently, he is establishing a new organization that will benefit patients through care coordination and data sharing between St. Vincent’s Health Partners, the St. Vincent’s Medical Center and physicians. The organization is built on a novel reimbursement model that rewards clinical integration and improved quality of care.   

Arthur Parkos, Vice President Strategic Technology and Innovations, Pitney Bowes, Inc.

Arthur manages a corporate technology and innovation organization to stimulate organic growth, to protect against technology disruption, to create new paths to market for internal technological capabilities, and to augment internal capabilities through open innovation practices. He leverages leading-edge practices such as “Lean Startup” to enable rapid assessment and development of new business opportunities.

Chris Van Buiten, Vice President of Technology and Innovation at Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidy of United Technologies, Inc.

Chris runs the Sikorsky Innovations group responsible for maturing next-generation technologies including X2 technology™, active rotor, and autonomy, as well as defining next-generation products. Chris has been engaged in the conceptual and preliminary design of numerous products, has served as Chief of Preliminary Design and Manager of Advanced Design, and at one time led Sikorsky’s Strategic Planning group.

The event takes place Wednesday January 23, 2013 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.

  • 5:30pm to 6:00pm – Wine and cheese reception.

  • 6:00pm to 7:00pm – Panel presentation

  • 7:00pm to 8:00pm – Networking


The event will be held at the Schelfhaudt Gallery located in the Arnold Bernhard Center 84 Iranistan Ave, in Bridgeport, CT.  It is free, but please RSVP to Mary Jane Foster, Vice President of University Relations at the University of Bridgeport either via email, mjfoster@bridgeport.edu, or phone, 203-576-4696. 


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