Scott Faris is an experienced serial entrepreneur with over two decades of operations, venture-financing and commercialization experience, involving more than 20 start-up and emerging-growth technology companies. Mr. Faris is currently the Chief Business Officer of Luminar Technologies, Inc. Based in Silicon Valley and Orlando, Luminar is developing revolutionary sensor products that will accelerate the reality of self-driving vehicles. Prior to Luminar, Mr. Faris was the CEO of Panaceutics, Inc., a company focused on utilizing artificial intelligence and robotics to enable personalized therapeutic protocols and Planar Energy, Inc., a company focused on developing high energy density batteries for electric vehicles and personal electronics. Mr. Faris also serves as a Venture Partner in IDEA Fund, a Durham, NC based venture capital fund focused on providing early stage investment capital to technology companies in the southeastern United States. Mr. Faris serves on the Board of Directors of several companies including Lightpath Technologies, Inc. (LPTH) and Aerosonix, Inc. He is also actively involved in Florida’s technology and business community and is the Past Chairman of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission as well as member of the Board of Directors of The Florida High Technology Council. Mr. Faris will talk about the challenges and rewards of starting and operating technology centric companies in today’s globally driven capital and customer markets.
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