Thien Dang, CEO

Thien Dang is an Atlanta-based tech and media executive and entrepreneur who possesses over a decade of experience in helping fast companies grow and scale through integrating innovative technology into their workflows. Since 2017, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Titan Autonomous, where he is dedicated to arming the medical and healthcare industries with tools and solutions to improve patient experiences, process efficiencies, and employee productivity.

Barton Rice, CSO

Barton Rice specializes in strategy and human capital management, aggregating nearly three decades of experience in information technology, economic development, manufacturing, and contract security. He possesses a Master of Business Administration from Emory University and serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for Titan Autonomous. Barton’s family was the founder of Barton Protective Services, Inc. that employed nearly 14,000 employees prior to the company being acquired. Under his command, Barton Protective Services was named as Fortune’s Best Company to Work for— five years, consecutively. 

Barton’s experience in human capital management helps the healthcare industry to combined and integrate Titan’s technologies with institutional stakeholders. 

Nathan Scott, COO

Nathan Scott is an entrepreneur and executive who co-founded multiple ventures across diverse verticals. His portfolio of companies and experience include operations in marketing, media production, product design, product development, as well as technology-as-a-service. Nathan possesses in-depth knowledge and close relationships within the healthcare and medical vertical enabling Titan Autonomous access to key valuable resources within its target markets.

Nathan attended Ball State University where he not only majored in Entrepreneurship at the Miller College of Business but also played on its Division 1 college baseball team.

Tamer Yacoub, Corporate Alliances

Tamer Yacoub is a Blue Chip and Fortune 500 veteran who worked for companies such as IBM and Sprint. His vast experiences and relationships within technology for health care enables him to develop strategic relationships for Titan Autonomous on both the alliance and customer fronts.

Tamer received a Master's in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University and specializes in strategic partnerships and business development within healthcare, government, and FinTech. 

J. Stephen Scott, MD, Healthcare Partner

Dr. Stephen Scott is a board-certified surgeon with the Surgical Weight Loss Institute of Kansas City. He is affiliated with Lee’s Summit Medical Center.

Dr. Scott offers his patients a breadth of experience and expertise in bariatric surgery, having worked in the field for more than 20 years. During that time, he has seen complications decrease ten-fold, and has played an important role in that improvement through his involvement in training, education, new techniques and technologies. Most recently, Dr. Scott served as an associate professor in general surgery for the University of Missouri at Columbia, and co-director of Missouri Bariatric Services. He has also served on the clinical faculty of schools including St. Louis University and the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, and on the faculty of the Advanced Laparoscopic Training Center in Atlanta. 

Dr. Scott is an active researcher, presenter and author, and possesses a level of knowledge in his field that ensures patients receive the latest, most advanced bariatric care. He recently authored 3 text book chapters on the topic. In addition to his medical training, Dr. Scott is the co-founder and co-director of Towertech Research Group, a medical technique/procedure research entity. He has served on the boards of numerous entities including the American Hernia Society, the Ethicon Endo-Surgery Institute and on advisory boards for General Surgery Innovations and U.S. Surgical Corp. Dr. Scott has been the director of the Robotic Program at American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, moderator of the robotic session at Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) forums, spoken extensively on revisional bariatric surgery at SAGES, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and surgical disruptive technologies conferences. He holds memberships in the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, the International College of Surgeons, ASMBS, the American Hernia Society, the American Society of General Surgeons, the ACS, and SAGES.

Roger de la Torre, MD, Healthcare Partner

Dr. Roger de la Torre is a board-certified surgeon with the Surgical Weight Loss Institute of Kansas City. He is affiliated with Menorah Medical Center.

Most recently, Dr. de la Torre served as an associate professor and director of the Bariatric Program at the University of Missouri at Columbia, and as director of the school's BioDesign and Innovation Program. He has also served on the faculty of schools including University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine and St. Louis University, and on the faculty of the Advanced Laparoscopic Training Center in Atlanta. Dr. de la Torre offers his patients a wealth of experience and expertise in bariatric surgery, having worked in the field for more than 15 years. 

He has been the recipient of numerous awards, most notably a U.S. News and World Report High Performing Specialty Award, along with others recognizing his surgical and overall care skills. Dr. de la Torre has been an active researcher and author, writing multiple papers, abstracts and articles detailing advances and methods in bariatric and laparoscopic surgical techniques. His level of knowledge in this area ensures patients receive the latest most advanced care in bariatric and minimally invasive procedures. In addition to his medical training, Dr. de la Torre holds over 65 patents, and was recently inducted into the National Academy of Inventors.  He is the co-founder and director of Towertech Research Group, a medical technique/procedure research entity.  He is listed among Who’s Who of Science and Engineering and Who’s Who of American Inventors.  Dr. de la Torre's professional memberships include the American College of Surgeons, the International College of Surgeons, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, and the American Society of General Surgeons.

Erik Wilson, MD, Healthcare Advisor

Dr. Erik Wilson is a Professor of Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and the Director of the UT Physicians Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas.

He is the Chief of Elective General Surgery for the medical school Department of Surgery.  He is also the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery for the Memorial Hermann Hospital-TMC.

He is committed to a personal approach to the surgical care of patients with an emphasis on safe surgery through very small incisions and is a leader of advanced robotic surgery.

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