Vincent Caprio, Executive Director
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association, USA
Successful Nanotechnology Commercialization: Case
Mr. Caprio is the Executive Director of the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association. Mr. Caprio is one of the foremost advocates for government funding of emerging technologies at both the State and Federal levels. Mr. Caprio has testified before the state legislatures of New York and Connecticut, and has participated in the NanoBusiness Public Policy Tour for the past ten years. Mr. Caprio is the founder and event director of the 11th Annual NanoBusiness Conference which was held in Boston, MA, September 4-6th, at the Seaport World Trade Center. During the past 7 years (2006-2013), Mr. Caprio was an invited speaker and guest lecturer on Nanotechnology at over 60 conferences. In 2012 Mr. Caprio has spoken at the Nanotech Commercialization Conference, Nanomanufacturing Conference, NNI RSL 2012, Nanotechnology Conference at UCLA and 2012 Nanotechnology for Health Care Conference. In addition, Mr. Caprio has appeared on numerous Connecticut TV and radio stations, including News Channel 12, WICC 600AM and The Caprio Technology Report on WCCC 1290AM discussing the impact of Nanotechnology and emerging technologies.
Mr. Caprio is a 34-year financial and media executive with an impressive track record of launching events focusing on emerging technology markets. Mr. Caprio joined the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association as the Founder and Event Director in 2002, to steer the launch of the highly successful NanoBusiness event series. Mr. Caprio served as the Event Director in the launch of The Emerging Technologies Conference, 2003-2005, in association with MIT's Technology Review Magazine. Mr. Caprio has served as a consultant to the leading emerging technology research and advisory firm Lux Research, for its Lux Executive Summit in 2005 & 2006. In 2002, Mr. Caprio served as the Event Director and Program Director of the Forbes/IBM Executive Summit. Prior to joining the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association, Mr. Caprio was Event Director for Red Herring Conferences, producing the company's Venture Market conferences and Annual Summit reporting to Red Herring Magazine Founder and Publisher Tony Perkins. His industry peers have formally recognized Mr. Caprio on several occasions for his talents in both tradeshow and conference management. Mr. Caprio was named Sales Executive of the Year in 1994, while with Reed Exhibitions. Mr. Caprio, while employed with Reed Exhibitions, was honored with three Pathfinder Awards in 1995 for launching The New York Restaurant Show, Buildings Chicago and Buildings LA.
Prior to joining Reed Elsevier's office of the Controller in 1990, Mr. Caprio was employed at Henry Charles Wainwright investment group as a Senior Tax Accountant. In the 1980's as a tax accountant, Mr. Caprio specialized in the preparation of 1120, 1065, 990 and 1040 tax forms. Mr. Caprio was employed with the Internal Revenue Service from 1979-1981.
Mr. Caprio graduated from Villanova University School of Business in 1979 with a B.S in Accounting and completed an MBA from Northeastern in 1987. Mr. Caprio is a member of Villanova University's Financial Club and serves as an active member of the Villanova Alumni Recruitment Network. Mr. Caprio serves on the Board of Trustees for the Easton Community Center and the Easton Learning Foundation in Easton, CT. In the summer of 2008, Mr. Caprio was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Communications, Inc. based in Rockford, IL.