Ms. Goonewardene is currently Vice Chancellor for Innovation & Strategic Investment at the University of Texas System (UTS), AMA Board, MBI Board and US Commerce Advisor. In addition, Julie has a track record as an experienced entrepreneur, having co-founded and served as President and CEO of Cantilever Technologies, a venture-backed software company that was successfully acquired. Cantilever’s customers were Fortune 500 companies. Prior to Cantilever, she was President of the Strategic Systems Group (SSG), a boutique information technology consulting firm, and co-founder of Technology Solutions (TSC), a professional IT services firm which went public three years after its inception. In addition to her role at UTS, Ms. Goonewardene is an author, frequent speaker and consultant on entrepreneurship and innovation. Based on success in these areas, Julie was elected to the Board of Trustees for the American Medical Association (AMA), the Board of Directors of the Personalized Medicine Coalition and Matrix-Bio and is an advisor on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) Board to the US Commerce Secretary. As a first generation American born to Sri Lankan and Australian parents, she brings a unique global perspective to her endeavours.