Minds: MINDS w/ Dr. Yulun Wang
THE DETAILSThursday, June 21st
University Club of Santa Barbara, Library Room
1332 Santa Barbara Street
$35 per person (elegant lunch, beverages & tax included)
Focus: Ideas Eons Away From Products. Products Eons Away From Successful Businesses
Maximum ten people allowed
FEATURED EXECUTIVE - Yulun Wang
Yulun Wang, PhD, is the Chairman and CEO of InTouch Health based in Goleta, CA. In 2002, Dr. Wang founded InTouch Technologies (d.b.a. InTouch Health), a company which pioneers remote presence robot systems that enable healthcare professionals to provide more effective and efficient healthcare by allowing them to “be in two places at once”. In 2008, InTouch Health received Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 Award of the fastest growing technology companies in North Ameica, ranking number 39. InTouch Health has received Inc Magazine's Inc 500 award rankings in 2008, 2010, and 2011 as one of the fastest growing companies in America and was also ranked number 18 in the Top 100 Health Companies on the list.
In 1989, Dr. Wang founded Computer Motion, the company which pioneered surgical robotics. He was the principal architect and inventor of the voice-controlled robotic arm called AESOP, the first FDA- cleared surgical robot, as well as the ZEUS robotic surgical system, which performed the world’s first transatlantic surgery. Computer Motion went public in 1997 and merged with Intuitive Surgical in 2003 for one third of the resulting company.
Dr. Wang has more than 50 publications and over 90 patents in the areas of robotics and computers. Dr. Wang is a member of the University of California Santa Barbara’s Electrical & Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board, the Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Board of Directors, the American Telemedicine (ATA) Board of Directors, and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
Dr. Wang was honored in June 2005 when Ernst & Young named him Finalist for their Entrepreneur of the Year award and again in 2007 when UCSB awarded him with the Venky Narayanamurti Entrepreneurial Leadership Award. He is frequently invited to speak at noteworthy meetings and events, has appeared on the Today Show, CNN, and various other televised interviews. Dr. Wang has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering specializing in Robotics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Dr. Wang currently resides in Santa Barbara, CA.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Surgical robots used to be left for the Jetson's. 21 years of experience in the field, after performing the very first transatlantic surgery, Mr. Wang is pioneering a second successful engineering venture out of Goleta. He is passionate about rural patients getting to experience specialty care. His employees honor him with praise for his loyalty to the InTouch Health mission and loyalty to his people. Mr. Wang will share his insights into the steps needed to turn an idea into reality, rally the troops, then build up a successful company worthy of sale, all while staying in town. Come ready to learn. Come ready to see a new technology at work. Welcome to the future.
**We encourage you to buy tickets to lunches with Jim Semick and John Walker as well. This will ensure you get a comprehensive learning experience in the Technology and Ideas category of our MINDS series.
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