The Next Big Idea Could Come From Biohackers
People are genetically engineering their own cells in their kitchens, injecting modified viruses into their bodies and surgically implanting homemade sensors under their skin. The “do-it-yourself” mentality has entered the realm of medicine. And, surprisingly, the FBI supports it.
Back and Forward: Dushyant Pathak
Associate vice chancellor of research and executive director of Venture Catalyst at UC Davis on tech transfer
Dushyant Pathak, associate vice chancellor of research and executive director of Venture Catalyst at UC Davis offers Comstock’s his insight into tech transfer.
Back and Forward: Lloyd Levine
Director of media and public relations of Sacramento Electric Vehicle Association on EV adoption
Lloyd Levine, a former state legislator, and the current director of media and public relations for the Sacramento Electric Vehicle Association offers us his insight into electric vehicle adoption.
Sutter Health Chief Design and Innovation Officer Chris Waugh on empathy and the case for innovation under constraint
Chris Waugh’s entire corporate career has been about finding a better way to do things. Two years ago, he brought expertise in innovative thinking and problem-solving to local health powerhouse Sutter Health, joining the company as its first chief innovation officer. We sat down with him to discuss his views on bringing out-of-the-box thinking to a company over a century old.
Seek Solutions by Seeking Empathy
The planning stage of our December issue typically starts with a conversation reviewing what we mean by “innovation.” Technology is often only part of it — a starting point, if that. Notable innovation hinges on better solutions to existing problems.
Back and Forward: Rob Winkler
5th Planet Games CEO on game development in the Capital Region
Rob Winkler, CEO of 5th Planet Games in Rocklin, offers his insight into changes in the local game development industry.
We Must Encourage Discussions on Mental Health
We are all affected by untreated mental illness, whether we are taxpayers, business owners or a person struggling to help a family member cope.
Back and Forward: Cheryl McMurtry
Arch Nexus business development associate on changes in architecture
Cheryl McMurtry, business development associate for Arch Nexus in Sacramento, offers her insight into changes in the architecture industry.
Back and Forward: Angel Barajas
Woodland mayor on addressing homelessness and housing affordability
Woodland Mayor Angel Barajas offers his insight into the progress and challenges related to housing and homelessness in his city.
Time of Uncertainty
Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee on the nuts and bolts of health insurance in our state
Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee on navigating the uncertainty of health insurance.