Larry Sears received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology. In 1972, he founded Hexagram, Inc., one of the leading providers of wireless systems for automatically reading utility meters. (now ACLARA Technologies LLC).
In 2006, Mr. Sears established the Undergraduate Design Lab at Case Western Reserve University. The purpose of the lab is to provide Case electrical engineering students with an environment that promotes a hands-on electrical engineering experience. It is devoted to nurturing the creative intelligence and entrepreneurial spirit of Case undergraduates. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Trustees at the university, where he is also an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Currently, Mr. Sears is helping to develop Think[box], Case Western Reserve’s technology innovation center, as the Trustee Advisor. He holds or co-holds over 20 patents relating to a variety of industrial, commercial, and communications products.
His keynote talk will address “Wall Street: Where Engineers Go to Die.”