Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association
Chief Operating Officer, Water Innovations Alliance
Mr. Caprio www.vincentcaprio.org is the Executive Director of the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association www.nanobca.org. In November 2008, Mr. Caprio co-founded The Water Innovations Alliance www.waterinnovations.org with Mark Modzelewski. 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 NanoBusiness’ Washington, DC Roundtable for the past nine years. Mr. Caprio is the founder and event director of the 10th Annual NanoBusiness Conference being held in Boston, MA at the Seaport World Trade Center. During the past five years (2006-2011), Mr. Caprio was an invited speaker and guest lecturer on Nanotechnology at over 50 conferences. In 2010 Mr. Caprio has spoken at the NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop http://www.nano.gov/html/meetings/NNISPWorkshop/index.html and the Nanotechnology Partnership Forum at NIST http://www.flcmidatlantic.org/pdf/OutlineNanotechnologyForumSept13.pdf.
Mr. Caprio is the Founder of the Water Innovations Alliance Conferences and has successfully produced 8 Water Innovations Alliance Conferences. Mr. Caprio is the Event Director of the 3rd Annual Water Innovations Alliance Conference, September 26-28, 2011 in Boston, MA. In addition, Mr. Caprio has appeared on numerous Connecticut TV and radio stations, including WICC 600AM, discussing the impact of Water and Nanotechnology.
Mr. Caprio is a 25-year publishing and tradeshow industry veteran 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 in 2008 & 2009. In 2003 & 2004, Mr. Caprio served as the Event Director in the launch of The Emerging Technologies Conference 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 management and sales. 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 two Pathfinder Awards in 1995 for launching the New York Restaurant Show.
Mr. Caprio graduated from Villanova University in 1979 with a B.S in Accounting and completed a MBA from Northeastern in 1987. Mr. Caprio is a member of Villanova University’s Financial Club and serves as an active member of Villanova’s President Club. 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 & Manufactures Association Communications, Inc. based in Rockford, IL.