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Susan Lucas-Conwell to speak at the 15th Anniversary Growth, Innovation and Leadership: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange

CSIRO US, Australia's pre-eminent national science organization, today announced that Susan Lucas-Conwell, Executive Vice President CSIRO US, will be speaking at the Frost & Sullivan Growth, Innovation and Leadership Summit on September 17, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa.

Susan Lucas Conwell

Susan Lucas Conwell

This 15th Anniversary Growth, Innovation and Leadership: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange will focus on how innovation will drive growth and revolutionize the workforce, customer engagement and strategies in the digital future. Drawing on her deep expertise in Global 1000 corporate innovation and venturing, Lucas-Conwell will lead a discussion on "Where Ventures are Venturing" with ATX Ventures, Baird Capital, Dreamit Ventures, gener8tor, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures LLC, and S3 Ventures.

"We are seeing that cross-industry innovation is the primary source for digital disruption and the enabling technology behind it. Entire markets are being redefined and reshaped from one day to the next," said Lori Salazar Strubhart, Senior Vice President, Business Financial Services, Frost & Sullivan. "Alternative strategies around diverse VC investing models, gut versus data investing to IPO versus mega-investing, and the number of capital sources and opportunities for funding are on the rise. Now entrepreneurs have more options to go direct. Corporate and private equity firms are listening, too. This session will be extremely insightful from the VC perspective."

Lucas-Conwell opened CSIRO’s North American innovation center in Silicon Valley in 2017. She is a member of Frost & Sullivan's Growth Innovation Leadership Council, an independent Board Director and NACD Fellow recognized for her successful track record of driving innovation and accelerating revenue growth.

"I am delighted to share my expertise on open innovation," said Lucas-Conwell, "which is the lifeblood of future success across industries ranging from Agtech to space commercialization. At CSIRO US we work with global leaders to solve the world's greatest challenges through innovative science and technology."


Based in Silicon Valley, CSIRO US is the North American innovation center for CSIRO, Australia’s pre-eminent national science organization, accelerating innovation through global science with more than 2,000 patents and 150 spinouts to date. CSIRO US facilitates relationships with Global 1,000 customers, USA government agencies, universities, and research institutions to turn big ideas into disruptive products. Learn more at http://www.csiro.us/ and follow us on LinkedIn .

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A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange

Susan Lucas-Conwell of CSIRO US to speak at the 15th Anniversary Growth, Innovation and Leadership this September.