The Hydrographic Society of America - Houston Chapter's May Technical Meeting
Location: Online - Register for meeting link
Speaker - Ken Childress - Terradepth
Title: The Emergence of Maritime Deep Tech - and how to fund it
Additional Info: Emerging deep technology shows considerable promise in solutions for hard maritime problems but funding to support the development of these technologies as applied to the marine environment has been problematic due to the nature of traditional investment. Terradepth shares its approach, outlook, and lessons learned.
About the Speaker: Ken Childress has over 30 years of experience in technology oriented business development and business start-ups. His specialties are in maritime robotics, information technology infrastructure, integrated networks and cloud computing. Veteran of multiple start-ups in technology and robotic systems and top Silicon Valley technology companies including Cisco Systems, Redback Networks and Force10. He Co-founded Ocean Aero, start-up developing unique, environmentally efficient ocean going robotic platforms for maritime data gathering service, and participated in raising funds from Teledyne, Lockheed Martin and Venture interests.