Master of Ceremonies
Brent Lunceford is serial innovator who for two decades has driven product innovation and new market entry at both Fortune 500 companies and high-growth ventures. He is President of Memstronics specializing in distributed intelligence systems, data analytics and artificial intelligence. Before Memstronics, Brent led product and business development at 3M’s Global Innovation Center. Prior to that, Brent formed and led engineering and production teams at Silicon Light Machines, acquired by Cypress Semiconductor.
In his early career, he invented new technologies, raised funding and managed innovation programs at the Microelectronic Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) resulting in the development and commercialization of multiple disruptive technologies including the first commercialized metal MEMS, laser based manufacturing systems, and new electronic and optical materials. Brent is an Entrepreneurial Advisor for the University of Texas-Cockrell School of Engineering Innovation Center. He serves as founding Chairman of the IEEE Central Texas MEMS & Sensors Chapter and was a founding Officer of the IEEE SF Bay Area MEMS & Sensors Chapter.
Brent lives in Austin, Texas where he is an outdoor enthusiast, youth mentor and sports coach. He holds an Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry.