EMERGING AUSTIN: Future Cyborg City Panel

Thursday, September 24, 2015

PANEL: Austin: Future Cyborg City

Already home to both the world’s largest prosthetics company as well as the oldest, Austin has recently emerged as a hub for major advances in 3D printing and robotics research. Tech advances in Austin with military installations in neighboring San Antonio and Killeen, put Austin at literal crossroads of research and development position Austin to be one of the next top cyborg cities. Emerging Austin’s Cyborg City panel will examine the state of Austin’s unique position in this field, and ask how the city’s entrepreneurs and innovators can help lead the community onto the global stage. #cyborg

Moderator || Tamsen Barrett, Sr. Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright

Tamsen Barrett, Norton Rose Fulbright, ATC Emerging Austin Conference, Medtech conference, Healthcare Tech, Austin Life sciences, Austin TechTamsen focuses her practice on intellectual property matters which include domestic and foreign patent prosecution, enforcement, and strategic development of patent portfolios. Tamsen’s experience emphasizes biotechnology related matters, and her experience includes the areas of genetic engineering, gene therapy, molecular biotechnology assays, drug screening and targeting, biotechnology, renewable energy, clean energy technologies, plants, organic chemistry, pharmaceutical development and medical devices.

Tamsen counsels clients regarding the development, management, and commercialization of commercially valuable intellectual property portfolios on a global scale. She has significant experience with the preparation of enforceability, validity, patentability, and freedom-to-operate opinions and provides due diligence review of intellectual property to companies and investors.




Richard MacKinnon, Founder & CEO, BorgFest

Richard MacKinnon, Borgfest, Emerging Austin Conference, ATC Conference, Austin Tech Council, Austin Life Sciences, Medtech ConferenceRichard MacKinnon is CEO of Borgfest, a Cyborg festival based in Austin. BorgFest is a pride festival for cyborgs and expo for human augmentation, enhancement, body modification, and wearable technology. Many of the participants themselves have been augmented as a result of accident, injury, war, illness, disease, or congenital defect. Others may have been augmented for personal, professional, artistic, stylistic, philosophical, political, or religious reasons. Some of the participants are industry or academic leaders in the fields that provide products and services to this community.



Laura Bosworth, Co-Founder & CEO, TeVido BioDevices

Laura-Bosworth-Emerging AustinLaura Bosworth is CEO and co-founder of TeVido BioDevices.  Ms. Bosworth is a dynamic former Fortune 50 executive with over 25 years of cross-functional industry experience. With over 18 years in product, process and service development at both the engineering and marketing level, she has experience launching new business start-ups within a larger corporation. She has led numerous successful strategy efforts.

Ms. Bosworth developed curricula, taught and provided mentorship with  several applied entrepreneurship programs (EDCO Ventures, Texas State University and  AVINDE) focused on mentoring aspiring underrepresented and women entrepreneurs , to develop their own high-growth (more than a $1 Million) companies. Ms. Bosworth has served on UTEP’s College of Engineering Advisory Board and in 2010, she led a task force that recommended a strategy to create a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship and is now involved in its implementation.

Ms. Bosworth has volunteered for numerous non-profits, primarily supporting women’s needs in the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) field as well as domestic violence – in Board positions as well as providing direct service.  She volunteers as a Spanish interpreter at a Healthcare Clinic that serves low-income individuals.


Joseph Sadowski, CPO, U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs, Center for the Intrepid, Brooke Army Medical Center
Joseph Sadowski, CPO, serves at the Center for the Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical Center and Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital. As a clinical prosthetist orthotist he is dedicated to providing state of the art care to our Service Members and Veterans.


Youngmok Yun, PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering, UT Austin Rehab and Neuromuscular Robotics Lab
Yongmock Yun, UT Austin, Cyborg City, Austin Tech Council, ATC Emerging Austin Conference, Austin Life Sciences, Austin TechYoungmok Yun received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2006 and 2008, respectively, from Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, Korea. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in the Department of Mechanical engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA. His major research interest is in the development of exoskeletons for rehabilitation. Youngmok Yun is a recipient of the UT Graduate School Named Continuing Fellowship in 2014 and the National Scholarship of the Government of S.Korea in 2012.




More About Emerging Austin:
Spotlight On the Financing the Future Panel
Spotlight on the Technology Advances Panel
The Austin Startup Showcase
Emerging Austin: Healthcare Tech – The Panels at a Glance


Emerging Austin: Healthcare Tech Conference

Thursday, September 24, 2015
11:00AM – 6:00PM
AT&T Conference Center (map)

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