Wednesday, October 27, 2010: 1:40 p.m.
Paul G. Allen Center, Microsoft Atrium
Linden Rhoads, Vice Provost, UW Center for Commercialization
The UW Center for Commercialization: Tomorrow's University Now
A decade from now, the most significant universities will be those that figured out how to collaborate with industry, and whose research has the greatest impact on society. UWC4C is remaking itself as part of UW's commitment to this kind of leadership.
Linden Rhoads is the Vice Provost of the UW Center for Commercialization, the unit of the University that seeks to commercialize discoveries made from research conducted at the UW. Previously, Ms. Rhoads was a veteran executive in the Seattle high tech community. She co-founded or served as an active director and/or interim CEO of a number of successful Seattle-based startups, including ChiliSoft, Singingfish.com, AdRelevance, GBI and Nimble Technology.
A graduate of Smith College, Ms. Rhoads majored in Geophysics. While working full time, she attended the UW School of Law, where she focused on intellectual property. Ms. Rhoads has been an active member of the UW community, serving on the board of the Washington Technology Center, the Dean's Advisory Board at the UW Law School, the steering committee for the UW Law School Capital Campaign and the campaign committee for the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering.