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Dignitas Participated in a Select Focus Group on UCF Innovation and Economic Development (I&ED)


Posted on June 30, 2013

Elizabeth Burch, Dignitas Technologies, LLC President/CEO, participated as a member of a Select Focus Group for UCF related to Innovation and Economic Development (I&ED). This meeting brought together technology industry leaders with UCF’s Innovation and Economic Prosperity Award team to discuss UCF’s progress in I&ED. Participants provided inputs to define what they perceive as the various strengths and weaknesses of UCF’s efforts for I&ED. The group then worked to identify potential solutions to address the weaknesses. “Interactions between UCF and industry like these are invaluable.” says Elizabeth, “It provides UCF with key insight into what industry is experiencing as well as showing industry UCF resources focused on economic development and business incubation.”

Focus group external participants. (From left to right) Dr. Robert Hoekstra (Moderator, Assoc. Prof. of Engineering, UCF), Dr. Dan Rini (President/CEO, RINI Technologies, Inc.), Dr. Les Kramer (General Manager and Partner, Advanced Materials Professional Services, LLC), Ken Gurley (Dir. Special Programs, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control), Jeannie Parsch (Sales Operations Manager, Power Systems Sales, Siemens Energy), Dale Ketchum (Chief of Strategic Alliances, Space Florida), Dr. Percy Luney (VP for Education, R&D, and Workforce, Space Florida), Elizabeth Burch (President/CEO, Dignitas Technologies, LLC), David Collins (Deputy Center Chief, Research and Technology Management Office, NASA/KSC), Tracy Gill (Technology Strategy Manager, Research and Technology Management Office, NASA/KSC), Robert M. Mathews (Deputy Technical Dir., Acquisition and Operations, Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division), Brooke R. Bonnett (Deputy Dir., Economic Development, City of Orlando), John Lewis (CEO, GoodQuestion, Inc.). Other external participants not shown in this photo include: Waymon Armstrong (President, Engineering & Computer Simulations, Inc.), Brian Fleming (President, Omega Medical Imaging, LLC).

Dignitas Technologies, established in 2004, is dedicated to understanding customer Modeling, Simulation, & Training (MS&T) needs and providing specialized, architecture-centric, agile solutions. We specialize in system and software analysis, design, development, testing, and fielding of MS&T and mission rehearsal applications.

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