Once considered a topic for science fiction, robotics has emerged as a key factor in many industries. The use of robots to automate repetitive tasks and to perform activities that are difficult or dangerous has become a practical reality. The number and complexity of robotic applications and their impact is increasing rapidly.
Recent acquisitions by Google and Amazon highlight the growing importance of this field and its future potential. Have we arrived at a commercial robotics era where the use of robots will be pervasive across functions and industries, and what are the implications of that? What are the hot developments taking place today and where is the industry headed? What are the opportunities for startups? Come join our distinguished panel of robotics experts as they explore these and other questions, and gain insight into this important topic shaping our future.
Ted Hollifield specializes in corporate and securities law with an emphasis on public equity and debt offerings, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions and general representation of emerging growth companies. His clients include established public corporations and private, venture-backed companies, and he has substantial experience representing clients in the telecommunications, electronic design automation (EDA), semiconductor, Internet and software industries. Ted also counsels boards of directors, CEOs and executive management on equity compensation, corporate governance, Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other regulatory and disclosure matters.
Ted has successfully completed numerous venture capital and other private placements, as well as several public offerings and secondary public offerings. He has also consummated multiple negotiated acquisitions and dispositions, including stock and asset purchases and mergers.