Director, Kodak External Alliances
Eastman Kodak Company
Dr. Brian Johnston
is employed at Eastman Kodak Company where he serves as Director, Kodak External Alliances. In this role, Brian works at the interface of a large corporation with small, early stage companies or university faculty to identify emerging technologies of future interest to Kodak. Brian engages Kodak scientists and business personnel with start-up entrepreneurs to bring technical and market perspectives in developing technology and business alliances with small companies. Brian facilitates the negotiations that often times lead to longer-term relationships. Brian brings to this role over 20 years experience in technology development and product commercialization, and has held a number of roles in basic research, manufacturing, product marketing and research laboratory management. Brian holds a Ph.D in organic chemistry from the University of Southampton, U.K. and an M.B.A. from the Simon School at the University of Rochester. He maintains an interest in a broad range of technologies, but has a focus on the media, materials and devices of use in printing applications, and in display related technologies.