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Darius Sankey

Managing Director, Innovation Acceleration Capital

Intellectual Property: Academia vs. Corporate Approaches
About the Speaker

Dr. Sankey is the former president of Ocean Tomo China Technology. He served as the Senior Director of Portfolio Management at Intellectual Venture, overseeing investments and developing licensing programs for the $5B Invention Investment Funds 1 and 2. Dr. Sankey was a General Partner at Zone Ventures with Tim Draper, and he worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, Inc. He has also held strategic planning, consulting, and R&D positions at RAND and AT&T Bell Laboratories. He holds a BS in Physics, a BS in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and a PhD in Optical Engineering.

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