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Compaq co-founder Canion: getting new medical technologies to market faster

Houston, TX - 11/25/2013

Invesco Ltd. Director and Compaq co-founder Rod Canion will present his ideas about how to improve the process of bringing important medical discoveries quickly and safely to patients.

In his talk, "Open Standards: Lessons on Balancing Risk and Potential," he will discuss how his experiences at the Compaq Computer Corporation and at Invesco have helped shape his views on how to develop new technologies -- particularly when to embrace risk. The event takes place Dec. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Houston Methodist Research Institute Auditorium (6670 Bertner Ave. in Houston).

Canion is also expected to discuss his new book, Open: How Compaq Ended IBM's PC Domination and Helped Invent Modern Computing, published last month by BenBella Books.

A panel discussion moderated by Houston Methodist Research Institute President & CEO Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D., will follow the lecture with former NCI Director and FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach, M.D., Rice University Practice of Entrepreneurship Professor Jack Gill, Ph.D., and Bay City Capital investment partner and Vivaldo Biosciences CEO & President Douglass Given, M.D., Ph.D.

This event is free and open to the public. Space in the auditorium is limited, so early arrival is encouraged. More information is here:


Reporters interested in arranging site or phone interviews with any of the panelists or moderator Mauro Ferrari should contact David Bricker, Houston Methodist, at 832-667-5811 or dmbricker@houstonmethodist.org.