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WBT Innovation Marketplace Welcomes Lockheed Martin’s Return to WBT2011; Dr. John D. Evans to Deliver Keynote Address

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WBT Innovation Marketplace Welcomes Lockheed Martin’s Return to WBT2011; Dr. John D. Evans to Deliver Keynote Address

WBT Innovation Marketplace Welcomes Lockheed Martin’s Return to WBT2011; Dr. John D. Evans to Deliver Keynote Address

ARLINGTON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WBT Innovation Marketplace announced today that Dr. John D. Evans, Lockheed Martin Corporate Vice President, Business Innovation, will deliver the keynote address at WBT2011. Owned and produced by Development Capital Networks, and hosted by The Center for Innovation, WBT2011 offers a prescreened, pre-prepped collection of undiscovered companies and intellectual property emanating from top universities, labs and research institutions from across the country. The ninth annual forum will be held March 22 and 23 in Texas at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel and the Arlington Convention Center.

“Lockheed Martin is a global leader in innovation, and its participation in the WBT helps to encourage technological progress through collaborations among our nation's universities and emerging companies. We look forward to hearing how Lockheed Martin is transforming its approach to innovation to meet the challenges of today’s new reality.”

"We are thrilled to welcome Lockheed Martin for its second WBT keynote," said Paul Huleatt, CEO, WBT Innovation Marketplace. "Lockheed Martin is a global leader in innovation, and its participation in the WBT helps to encourage technological progress through collaborations among our nation's universities and emerging companies. We look forward to hearing how Lockheed Martin is transforming its approach to innovation to meet the challenges of today’s new reality.”

Dr. Evans will deliver his WBT2011 keynote address on opening day of the WBT Innovation Marketplace, March 22, at 8:00 AM – 8:45 at the Arlington Convention Center.

“The art of growth and innovation management has come a long way in the past decade,” said Dr. Evans. “No longer the sole domain of startups, large companies are learning how to systematically leverage innovation to meet their growth objectives. Over the past few years, we at Lockheed Martin have transformed our approach to innovation. We are happy to have the WBT Innovation Marketplace as a partner in this process.”

Nationally acclaimed WBT Innovation Marketplace expects to draw more than 600 technology professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, Fortune 1000 corporate licensees, federal agency representatives and university technology transfer managers. Attendees will experience an unparalleled forum that is both deal-focused and unbiased with regard to geography, funding source or originating research institution. One in three WBT presenters goes on to secure venture funding, license their technology, or sell their IP outright, representing over $490 million raised to date.

WBT2011 will feature a two full days of content-rich sessions, an exhibitor showcase, and inspiring speakers. Panelists and venture capitalists will seek to answer some tough questions on today’s business models, covering issues key to entrepreneurs and emerging technologies.

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 132,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.

About WBT Innovation Marketplace

The WBT Innovation Marketplace is the world’s premier showcase converging revolutionary new energy, life science, nanotech, material science and information technologies to seed limitless solutions for current market needs. To register to attend visit: www.wbtshowcase.com.

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