Opportunities and Challenges for the Health Ecosystem in Emerging Countries-Bert Wank, Founder & CEO-10/31/2017 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
Opportunities and Challenges for the Health Ecosystem in Emerging Countries
Event Date: 
10/31/2017 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers- 456 West Olive Ave., Sunnyvale
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Bert Wank, Founder & CEO
Event Speaker Company: 
infiniRel Corporation
Event Speaker Bio: 

Bert Wank is founder and CEO of infiniRel Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based start-up that is developing patent-pending power conversion and energy storage solutions for hybrid microgrids.

In 2016 he joined Adtec Electronics Pvt. Ltd. as an Advisor on Power & Energy. He has been instrumental in redefining its business as a systems developer for rural telemedicine, integrating energy and connectivity. He received the personal blessings from Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of the Art of Living foundation, successfully soliciting four demonstration projects.

Mr. Wank brings over 24 years of experience in product development, program management, applications engineering, international and strategic marketing for power semiconductor products, signal processing platforms, and recently renewable energy systems. In 2012 he was invited to serve as an external director on the Board of Director of Pancon Corporation. His expertise spans solar, wind, biogas, and energy storage technologies, including flywheels, batteries and capacitors. As a cleantech start-up executive, Mr. Wank also volunteered as Metro Director for the Cleantech Open business accelerator in North Texas from 2013 to 2015, and was voted "Cleantech Hero" in 2013.

Prior to founding infiniRel, Mr. Wank has launched 14 battery and power management semiconductor product lines at Dallas Semiconductor (acquired by Maxim), Burr-Brown (acquired by Texas Instruments), and austriamicrosystems, a European high-voltage CMOS foundry. Between 2000 and 2001, Mr. Wank also served as Expert Witness to Silicon Valley IP law firm Blakely Sokolof Taylor & Zafman, in an alleged patent infringement relating to battery management.

He holds a BSEE from Germany and an MBA in International Business from Thunderbird, Glendale, AZ. As a dual citizen of the U.S. and Germany he speaks fluent German and English, and basic Mandarin Chinese.

Event Details
Cost: 
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Event Details: 

Emerging markets will power global growth over the next 20 years, a $31 Trillion Dollar economy. Health, energy, water, are at its the foundation. An economy that is based on meeting basic needs for pregnant women and an agricultural, cash based survival, must focus on the elimination of food- and water-born illnesses, as well as rapid detection, diagnosis, and cost-efficient treatment on a low cost basis. A first hand and personal look at entrepreneurs in India, their challenges and opportunities, will highlight how an eco-system may be created that leverages the best of the West with essential frugal innovation of the East.

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