May 20 May 20
2015
03:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday Wed

Public-Private Partnerships for State-of-the-Art Countermeasures: Financing Biosecurity

New Promising Technologies in Biosecurity

Increasing our capability to develop and produce new countermeasures rapidly and less expensively in emergency situations is vital. New technologies which include vaccines, medications, and systems for rapid viral and molecular detection will improve our country’s ability to detect and respond to a biological threat. However, financing the development of these technologies is sometimes a challenge. In this session we will review:

• The existing methods for funding the countermeasures enterprise, including new initiatives to stimulate increased private sector involvement. 
• Evaluate the criteria used by private capital firms to assess new technologies and products.
• Discuss ways that industry, government and equity firms can work together and what milestones would be appropriate in the countermeasures arena.

Mr. Chris Darby is President and CEO of In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technologies to support the missions of the Central Intelligence Agency and the broader Intelligence Community.

Location

Li Ka Shing Learning & Knowledge Center (LKSC)
291 Campus Dr.
Palo Alto, CA 94305
USA

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Palo Alto CA, 94305
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Speaker

Chris Darby, President and CEO of In-Q-Tel

Christopher Darby, President and Chief Executive Officer, In-Q-Tel: Mr. Chris Darby is President and CEO of In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technologies to support the missions of the Central Intelligence Agency and the broader Intelligence Community. He joined In-Q-Tel in September 2006. Mr. Darby was previously Vice President and General Manager at Intel overseeing their Middleware Products Division. At Intel, Mr. Darby had responsibility for the Corporation's Infrastructure Software business including Open Source and Commercial Products. He joined Intel in August 2005 with the acquisition of Sarvega Inc. Mr. Darby had been the president & CEO of Sarvega, a venture backed supplier of XML Networking and Security products.

Prior to Sarvega, Mr. Darby was the Chairman and CEO of @stake, the well-known internet security consulting firm ultimately acquired by Symantec (SYMC). While at @stake, he assembled the world's leading collection of security researchers and built a business that spanned North America and Europe. Before @stake, Mr. Darby served as President and CEO of Interpath Communications, a facilities-based ASP later acquired by US Internetworking (USIX). Mr. Darby also held several executive positions at Digital Equipment Corporation (now Hewlett-Packard) with responsibility for telecom industry initiatives, corporate strategy, and alliances. He began his career at Northern Telecom (now Nortel Networks) and Bell Northern Research Mr. Darby is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario.