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Lynn Banaszak
Executive Director
Digital Transformation and Innovation Center Carnegie Mellon University

Lynn is one of Pittsburgh’s most connected executives with national reach: guiding, mentoring and coaching professionals and startup technology companies. Since 2013, DHTI has invested $5 million in 38 projects led by CMU researchers who are working with industry, payers and providers striving to create disruptive health care solutions.


Jim Rooney
Pittsburgh Steelers

Jim is a business owner, consultant, facilitator, national speaker and published author.

His book, “A Different Way to Win: Dan Rooney’s Story from the Super Bowl to the Rooney Rule,” details his father’s successful career.

He is co-partner of Rooney Consulting, which helps organizations enhance culture, build strong teams and grow businesses. He founded FirstLink Research and Analytics, a world leader in building business analysis for technology transition.

He has launched, led and developed several initiatives, working across the academic, government and technology sectors, and advised on projects for the U.S. government, foreign governments, corporations and universities.