2022 Agenda

A half day jam-packed with valuable content for our inaugural Cardiovascular Tech Summit. 

Octane’s Cardiology Tech Summit 2022 Agenda

VEA Newport Beach, A Marriott Resort & Spa (900 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660)

Thursday, October 13, 2022

12:00 – 1:00 pm PT


Welcome Lunch

1:00 – 1:50 pm PT


Strategic Process Driven Innovation Compared to Visionary Inventions

The pursuit of in The pursuit of innovation can stem from a need-based concept with a strategic process or can happen as part of clinical observations and opportunistic inventions. This session will discuss the variance in approaches and risks, and how to leverage your strengths from both perspectives.

Sabing Lee, Knobbe Martens (Moderator)

Arshad Quadri, MD, Executive Chairman & CMO, inQB8 Medical Technologies

Farzad Azimpour, MD, Senior VP, Advanced Tech at Edwards Lifesciences

Larz Soendergaard MD, DMSc

Professor Arash Kheradvar, MD, PhD, UCI

Jennifer N. Avari Silva, CoFounder and CMO SentiAR

Dan Cantillon, MD, Medical Director, Centralized Monitoring Unit, Cleveland Clinic

1:50 – 2:30 pm PT


How to Get Out of the Valley of Death: Funding Innovation

Hear from key industry strategics and investors about what products are currently at the top of their list to acquire. Review of their current funding models, highlighting the gaps and disadvantages of build to buy structures, traditional Series A funding, and IND Department funding through a third party investor. Establish best pathways for physician entrepreneurs to connect with capital locally and globally.

Jinny Lee, SVP, Exploration, Strategy and Marketing, Edwards Lifesciences

Josh Seidenfeld, Partner, Cooley LLP

Brent Ratz, CEO, Managing Director, and Co-Founder of CardiAQ Valve Technology and inQB8 Medical Technologies

2:30 – 3:10 pm PT


Implementing AI to Capitalize on Innovation in Cardiovascular

Data and AI are merging for improved patient management. What innovation trends are addressing and meeting these needs? How will this new technology be successfully woven into an archaic system?

Celine Martin, Company Group Chairman, Cardiovascular & Specialty Solutions, Johnson & Johnson (Moderator)

Jacqueline Shreibati, Chief Medical Officer, Google, AliveCor

Ramin Mousavi, President, CEO, & Board of Directors at Cathworks

3:10 – 3:20 pm PT


Afternoon Break

3:20 – 4:00 pm PT


Cardiovascular Innovation Prize Award

Presented by Octane’s CEO, Bill Carpou and inQBB Medical Technologies CEO, Dr. Arshad Quadri to:

Mike Mussallem, CEO, Edwards Lifesciences


4:00 – 6:00 pm PT


LaunchPad SBDC and Octane Capital & Growth Portfolio Company Presentations

Highly vetted select companies will pitch their products to our investor ecosystem with key strategics and physicians.

6:00 – 7:30 pm PT


Closing Comments and Cocktail Reception

Join us for the closing of Cardiovascular Tech Summit with closing remarks and reception with live music, mingling, & cocktails.