2017 Speakers

Carl Vause


Soft Robotics

Carl Vause, is CEO of Soft Robotics Inc. Prior to Soft Robotics, Carl held a variety of senior positions in technology and medical device companies, most recently Vice President of Marketing at OmniGuide Surgical. Prior to joining OmniGuide, Carl held positions at Smith & Nephew, leading the Global Joint Repair business, with $500 million in annual revenues. Carl has also served as the Manager of Corporate Strategic Planning at 3M and held operational roles with Nestle Waters North America. Having served as a Naval Flight Officer with the United States Navy, Carl is an aerospace enthusiast; enjoying full-scale and radio control aviation, as well as high power model rocketry. He holds a M.B.A from London Business School and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Military Institute.

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