Strategic_Plan

About

Source:
http://www.memphis.edu/fedex/about.php

Start: End: Publication Date: 2013-12-10

Submitter:

First name: Owen

Last name: Ambur

Email Address: Owen.Ambur@verizon.net

Organization:

Name: FedEx Institute of Technology

Acronym: FEIT

Stakeholder(s):

FedEx

University of Memphis

FedEx Institute Staff

Kevin P. Boggs : Assistant Vice President of Tech Transfer

Cathy W Carrigan: Communications Coordinator

Lisa Threadgill: Administrative Assistant

Tammy Alexander: Sr. Tech Transfer Associate

FedEx Institute Corporate Advisory Board: The FedEx Institute Corporate Advisory Board is made up of ten business leaders who assist the Institute in realizing its potential and maximizing its impact on the local community.

Robert J. Bean: President and CEO, Transnetyx and Harmonyx Diagnostics. He is an ordained minister and received his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of South Carolina and Master of Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Jan Bouten: Partner, Innova. He has been founder and executive of two startups and has 10+ years of high tech industry experience in engineering, marketing and sales, and 7 years at a seed and early-stage VC.

Ben Bryant: FedEx Institute Executive-In-Residence. He served as president of Cook Systems International, president of BCB Investment Group and chairman and CEO of SCB Computer Technology, Inc. He was a founder of Seltmann, Cobb & Bryant Management Consultants. Mr. Bryant received BBA and MS degrees from the University of Memphis.

Rob Carter: Executive Vice President and CIO, FedEx Corporation. Mr. Carter joined FedEx in 1993 and is responsible for the corporation’s key applications and technology infrastructure as well as Customer Service, Billing and Revenue Operations.

Jim Fitzhenry : Vice President Research & Development, Buckman International. He joined Buckman in 1988 as a district representative in western Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. In 2004, he became the Director of Technical Services, and in January 2006, was appointed to his current position.

Edgar Hershberger: Vice President, Information Technology, Medtronic Spine and Biologics Division. He is responsible for global sector IT functions. He holds a BA in Business Management Science from California State University Fullerton and an MBA from Christian Brothers University.

Doug Reiselt: Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Baptist Memorial Health Care. He is responsible for all areas of information technology for the Baptist organization. Mr. Reiselt holds a BS in Computer Science and an MBA from Mississippi State University.

Gwin Scott: Past President, EmergeMemphis. Mr. Scott’s background is in sales and marketing and strategic development within the media, high-tech and international sectors.

Laura Whitsitt: Senior Vice President Global Research and Innovation, Smith & Nephew. She has been with the company since 1987 serving in various roles in research and development. She is currently in the Orthopaedic Reconstruction Division.

Bob Wenker: Vice President and Chief Information Office, International Paper. He is responsible for global information technology solutions and services including information security, telecommunications, data center operations, systems support and development.

Table of contents


Vision

Mission

Value

1: Technology Commercialization

2: Corporate Engagement

3: Entrepreneurship



Vision

Mission


Goal 1: Technology Commercialization

Invest in innovations that have the potential to be breakthrough commercial products.

Stakeholder(s):

Office of Technology Transfer

Objective(s):


Other Information:

The Office of Technology Transfer, housed in the FedEx Institute, invests in promising new innovations that have the potential to be breakthrough commercial products. In addition, we license valuable intellectual property to local companies that allows them an exclusive opportunity to develop cutting-edge technologies. This provides revenue to the university and to the inventors that support and encourage development of new science and technology innovations. This transfer of technologies from the university should impact the region's economy by influencing new business ventures, strengthening existing enterprises and fueling further research.

Objective


Goal 2: Corporate Engagement

Introduce business leaders to the university's research capabilities, thereby building value-added relationships with our corporate partners.

Objective(s):


Other Information:

The FedEx Institute serves as a gateway to introduce business leaders to the university's research capabilities, thereby building value-added relationships with our corporate partners. We engage local corporations in a way that leads to collaborations with faculty and provides employment opportunities to students. Our corporate engagement efforts bring the university in touch with a wide contingent of corporate, government and non-profit leaders, decision makers and innovators of Memphis and Shelby County.

Objective


Goal 3: Entrepreneurship

Support the next generation of startups with programs that help students and faculty develop their own companies.

Stakeholder(s):

Crews Center for Entrepreneurship

Memphis-Based Technology Start-Ups

Objective(s):


Other Information:

The FedEx Institute supports the next generation of startups with programs that help students and faculty develop their own companies. The Crews Center for Entrepreneurship, a program of the FedEx Institute, will be the core of entrepreneurial collaboration for the campus by joining together the top students and faculty with the best possible resources, mentors, technology and physical space. The Crews Center will provide a place for University of Memphis-based technology start-ups to be built and launched.

Objective

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