Director, Kodak External Alliances
Eastman Kodak Company
Dr. Brian Johnston is employed at Eastman Kodak Company as Director, Kodak External Alliances. In this role, Brian is responsible for representing Kodak's emerging technology needs to external entities and is seeking to build productive long-term interactions with universities and early-stage companies developing complementary technologies. Brian brings to this role over 20 years of materials-based research and development expertise. At Kodak, Brian has managed large organizations responsible for basic research, technology development and product commercialization in support of a number of strategic product groups. Brian holds a B.Sc. degree from the University of Ulster, 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.
Kodak External Alliances is fueling Kodak's technology future by building strategic relationships with universities, government labs and privately-held companies in support of Kodak's digitally oriented growth strategy focused on consumer's use of digital and traditional products and services to take, print, and share their pictures anytime, anywhere.
K.E.A. strengthens Kodak's competitive position by seeking out and leveraging global strategic innovation, technology and intellectual property through alliances with universities, privately-held companies, government organizations, and research institutions. Focused on accessing those technologies at an early stage in the innovation pipeline, K.E.A. works to fuel digital growth with new and existing businesses. Technology areas of interest include digital and media systems (including images, video, and audio), printing technologies, and emerging materials technologies like micro-opto-electromechnical systems (MOEMS), transparent conductors, and thin-film materials, fabrication, and device architecture.
As the world's foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives.