2019 Software, Innovation and Technology Speakers
Neno Duplan, CEO & Founder; Locus Technologies
As Founder and CEO of Locus Technologies, Dr. Duplan spent his career combining his understanding of environmental science with a vision of how to gather, aggregate, organize, and analyze environmental data to help organizations better manage and report their environmental and sustainability footprints. During the 1980's, while conducting research as a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon, Dr. Duplan developed the first prototype system for an environmental information management database. This discover eventually lead to the formation of Locus Technologies in 1997.
As technology evolved and new guidelines for environmental stewardship expanded, so has the vision Dr. Duplan has held for Locus. With the company's deployment of the world's first commercial Software-as-Service (SaaS) product for environmental information management in 1999 to the Locus Mobile solution in 2014, today Dr. Duplan continues to lead and challenge his team to be the leading provider of cloud-based EH&S and sustainability software.
Dr. Duplan holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Split, Croatia. He also attended advanced Management Training at Stanford University.
Dr. Anthony Harris, Associate Medical Director; WorkCare Inc.
Anthony Harris, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., joined WorkCare as an Associate Medical Director based in Chicago, IL, November 2017. He previously served as Medical Director of Community Occupational Medicine, LLC, a full-service occupational medicine provider with seven locations and additional onsite operations throughout northern Indiana.
Dr. Harris is board-certified in occupational and environmental medicine. He brings broad clinical and corporate leadership experience, dynamic interpersonal skills and a solid track record of delivering novel solutions to meet industry occupational health needs to the WorkCare team. Since 2006, Dr. Harris has worked as an independent health care consultant with a focus on market research, product design and business development strategy.
Dr. Harris earned his Medical and Masters of Business Administration degrees from the Indiana University School of Medicine and Kelly School of Business. He obtained his Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago. He has deep clinical experience, including two years of general surgery training. In addition, he obtained fellowship training in bio-design and innovation at the University of Missouri.
Dr. Harris has co-invented medical devices and holds several U.S. and international patents. In 2010, he accepted a two-year gubernatorial appointment to the Missouri Technology Corporation, a state board charged with promoting economic development in the high-tech and life sciences sectors. He serves on several boards, including the Medical Advisory Board for UL EHS Sustainability (a division of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.) and at the Lead Abatement Resource Center, Inc. (LARC), a not-for-profit organization focused on soil lead remediation and public awareness. His accomplishments also include co-founder and interim CEO of two medical device start-ups.
Dr. Harris considers himself an innovator driven by the desire to blend clinical skills with his entrepreneurial ambition to solve problems and improve the occupational health landscape. “WorkCare has a proven track record for doing this well. That is why I joined the WorkCare team,” he said.
Allie Janoch, Co-Founder & CEO; Mapistry Inc.
Allie is a software engineer, bookworm, yogi, and chocoholic (sometimes all at the same time). After getting her B.S. in Computer Science from the U. of Maryland and her M.S. in Computer Science at U.C. Berkeley, Allie joined IQ Engines to work on image recognition.
After Yahoo acquired IQ Engines in 2013, Allie worked on integrating IQ Engines' machine-learning algorithms into Flickr. But she soon grew restless, and began searching for a product she could be passionate about.
As an avid hiker, she saw environmental protection as a noble pursuit - and quickly discovered that helping businesses comply with environmental regulations was an underserved opportunity. She left Yahoo to found Mapistry in 2013 with Ryan.
Allie has published and presented on her computer vision and machine-learning research in multiple publications and conferences. She also holds a patent on Automatic Image Piling, and was named one of the Top 30 Under 30 by GreenBiz.