Did you miss our lunch with Market Place Tech's Molly Wood? Listen to Wood, Jim Gibbs, Chris Martin and Suzy Teele talk about the ingredients necessary to take Pittsburgh from a burgeoning tech community to a national tech hub.
Co-Founder and CEO, MeterFeeder
Jim Gibbs, a NY native, came to Pittsburgh to attend Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science. Leaving early, Jim now has 35 years of experience as a software developer and 20 years in management. He is now the CEO and Co-Founder of Meter Feeder, which helps traditional and autonomous vehicles pay for parking, with no human interaction.
Director of Engineering and Research and Development, Robert Bosch, LLC
Christopher Martin, Director of Engineering and Research and Development at Robert Bosch LLC, is responsible for the Bosch Research and Technology Center (RTC) and the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI) in Pittsburgh, PA. Partnering with universities and national agencies, as well as others in the business sector, Chris helps to guide Bosch strategy through early identification and shaping of technology and market forces for the Internet-of-Things (IoT), with a special focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity.
Chris holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and has nearly 20 years of experience at Bosch in leveraging corporate and academic research to identify, create and transfer innovative products and services. Over the last decade, he has been responsible for global research teams across the US, Europe and India, having taken on diverse leadership roles within the Bosch Group on multiple international assignments.
Championing Pittsburgh’s non-profit community, especially organizations related to STEM education, Chris is a member of the Board of Directors of the Carnegie Science Center and the Pittsburgh German American Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Advisory Board for the ECE department at CMU. Chris is active in supporting the development of Pittsburgh's entrepreneurial scene and advises various startups, working with both students and professionals. Having published a wide variety of technical papers, Chris holds multiple patents and continues to act as an Expert in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for the European Commission.
Director of Marketing and Communications, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute
Suzy Teele is the Head of Marketing & Communications for Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM). ARM is a national institute, funded by the federal government, tasked with accelerating the advancement of transformative robotic technologies and workforce development strategies to increase U.S. global manufacturing competitiveness.
Suzy has been a leader in the Pittsburgh technology sector for over 25 years. Prior to joining ARM, she was an executive at several regional tech companies and has mentored hundreds of start-ups.
Suzy has been recognized as an Indiana University of PA (IUP) Distinguished Alumni and has been inducted into the IUP Business Hall of Fame. Other accolades include a Greater Pittsburgh Athena Award finalist and BusinessWomen First Award. Suzy helped to start the Pittsburgh Chapter of WELD (Women for Economic and Leadership Development) and has coached many women-owned businesses. She is also an advisory board member for the Pittsburgh Robotics Network.