Digital camera inventor will speak Friday
KEUKA PARK--Steven J. Sasson, 35-year Kodak veteran and inventor of the digital camera and Geoffrey Rosenberger, charter school proponent and managing member of Lily Pond Ventures LLC will deliver the 27th annual Carl and Fanny Fribolin Lecture Friday, May 1 at Keuka College. Rosenberger will speak from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. while Sasson will deliver his remarks from 7:15 to 8 p.m. in the Norton Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Sasson served in a variety of positions, including development manager of output systems for Kodak's Professional Products organization, which developed and introduced a number of products -- including two families of thermal printers that provided the output engines for large kiosk placements. He also served as the chief engineer on the "Colorease" printer project, which produced Kodak's first high volume page size thermal printer, and the development manager for the emerging thermal printing platform within Kodak.
In 2001, he transitioned to the position of research and development manager for the Retail Photofinishing Platform. Three years later, Sasson moved to Corporate Commercial Affairs (CCA) where he served as the project manager for a major intellectual property litigation, and testified at a number of International Trade Commission litigation hearings on behalf of Kodak. He continued to work in the Intellectual Property Transactions (IPT) group at Kodak until his retirement in February 2009. Currently, Sasson is an independent intellectual property consultant in the field of digital imaging.
Rosenberger began his career in 1976 as a security analyst and portfolio manager for Manning and Napier Advisors Inc.
In 1984, he co-founded and was managing director of Clover Capital Management Inc. until his retirement in 2004. The investment management firm which, subsequent to its 2008 sale to Federated Investors, is now known as Federated Clover Investment Advisors.
Rosenberger serves on several boards of directors in the Rochester area, including the Broadstone Net Lease (REIT) where he also serves as lead independent director, Broadtree Homes, SiMPore Inc., Vnomics Corp., True North Rochester Preparatory Charter School, Greater Rochester Health Foundation, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery and is an advisory board member for the Greater Rochester Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Rosenberger also serves as chair of the Dean's Advisory Council for the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky. In 1996, Rosenberger was a congressional candidate for New York state's 28th Congressional District.