May 8-11, 2017 | David L. Lawrence Convention Center | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Exhibits May 9-11
Dr. Sharon Flank, InfraTrac CEO, is a recognized expert in anti-counterfeiting, across several industries, and a leader in intellectual property protection for additive manufacturing. She has a decade of experience on the emerging technologies team at a defense contractor, followed by entrepreneurial experience in a fast-growing venture-backed company before founding InfraTrac in 2006. InfraTrac develops product protection solutions based on spectroscopy, and received a Challenge Grant from America Makes to extend capabilities in IP protection for additive manufacturing. Dr. Flank worked with defense contractor SRA (now CSRA) to spin out its first technologies and create companies acquired by AOL (Navisoft), Chicago Tribune (Picture Network International) and then Kodak (eMotion), and CA (Assentor). She has authored numerous journal articles, including refereed publications in several unrelated fields, on anti-counterfeiting, medication errors, artificial intelligence and 3D printing. Dr. Flank holds ten patents. She received her A.B. from Cornell and her Ph.D. from Harvard.