- Innovation in Aerospace and Defense – May 31, 3:45 pm
Joseph Kopser is a serial entrepreneur and expert in energy and national security issues. He is a special advisor and military liaison for Military and Veterans affairs at the University of Texas at Austin as well as former member of the US Army Science Board. Recently, he served as an Executive-in-Residence at the McCombs School of Business at Texas. In addition, he is currently President of Grayline after he co-founded and served as CEO of RideScout, before it was acquired by Mercedes-Benz. He served in the U.S. Army for 20 years earning the Combat Action Badge, Army Ranger Tab and Bronze Star. He is a graduate of West Point with a BS in Aerospace Engineering and also received a Masters from the Harvard Kennedy School. He was recognized as a White House Champion of Change for his efforts in Energy and Transportation as well won the U.S. Dept of Transportation Data Innovation Award. Co-author of the book, Catalyst, Joseph is a prolific writer and blogger.