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Ophthalmology Technology Summit

Join industry key opinion leaders and opthalmologists who are determining the future of the field.

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Focusing on medtech companies and innovations that reach far beyond Southern California.

The High Tech Awards, Celebrating Success in Southern California

The High Tech Awards (HTA) seeks to celebrate and recognize those individuals and companies who make Orange County a center of technology and medical technology innovation. In its 27th year, The High Tech Awards has recognized more than 100 innovative companies that are large and small, public and private.

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February 2021

Octane Partner Summit

February 25 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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The virtual Summit will be an opportunity to reflect on the significant impact we have had collectively in the community, thank our current partners and meet with business partners through our engaging networking platform, Remo.  Each year, Octane releases an Impact Report, which describes the year's notable achievements and impact by our innovation partners while providing a roadmap for what to expect going forward. If you need the link to join the event resent to you, please contact cara.davidoff@octaneoc.org Speakers…

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March 2021

Ignite Series: Why MedTech Opportunities in Europe Remain Robust

March 4 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

While the pandemic turned the industry upside down, it also created new opportunities for companies looking into a European expansion, especially when rethinking global organization and bringing production closer to local demand. Join our webinar and learn firsthand about the current medtech trends & opportunities in Europe, the regulatory framework, and how to maximize your international expansion strategies. Expert speakers are Yves Verboven, Director Market Access & Economic Policies at the sectoral organization MedTech Europe, and Carl Van Himbeeck, General…

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Leadership Ignite Series: Christine McCauley, Corporate Vice President Human Resources, Edwards Lifesciences

March 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$25
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This year, Octane will host a series of six small sessions featuring prominent leaders in Orange County. Each session will allow you to hear about the leader and ask them questions in an intimate digital or in-person session (when applicable). Join us for this exciting opportunity. All sessions have limited capacity. Join Christine McCauley, CVP, Human Resources at Edwards Lifesciences for a discussion on “Leading when there’s no playbook.” Christine will discuss how leaning into your company culture and values can guide…

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April 2021

Leadership Ignite Series: Jen Leuer, CEO, CyberScout

April 8 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$25
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This year, Octane will host a series of six small sessions featuring prominent leaders in Orange County. Each session will allow you to hear about the leader and ask them questions in an intimate digital or in-person session (when applicable). Join us for this exciting opportunity. All sessions have limited capacity. Topic: Building and Changing Culture Register Here

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Ignite Series: A Fireside Chat with Bill Carpou + Georgette Pascale

April 14 @ 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Hear from Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane, and Georgette Pascale, Founder & CEO, Pascale Communications as they sit down for this Ignite Series Fireside Chat. Bill and Georgette will discuss: - The new open-door policy - New roles as leaders - Incorporating authenticity and empathy into a business - Mental health support internally & externally - The impacts of social media on mental health Register Here

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The Value of Women on Boards: Why, How & Now

April 28 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Companies and organizations that have diverse Boards perform better and women contribute to that successful paradigm. Join us for the first in a series of events encouraging more women on Boards. Learn why women make a difference on Boards, how you can bring value to a Board, what to expect and how to leverage your expertise, experience and networks to choose a Board that’s right for you Moderator: Joyce Averna, Vice President, J.P. Morgan Private Bank- Joyce's financial and wealth…

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Ignite Series: Going from Idea to Investment

April 30 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Boustead and Insperity for an Ignite Series on Going from Idea to Investment. Building a successful business requires bravery, tenacity, and a commitment to crafting a top-flight workplace that doesn’t let your imagination get stifled. Once a certain level of success and viability is reached, fundraising is likely on the horizon and there won’t be much time to ponder big idea principles. The best way to attract investors to your startup is to demonstrate operational credibility to prove your…

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May 2021

Tech Innovation Forum

May 17 - May 19
$199

Tech Innovation Forum 2021 will focus on the acceleration of innovation as a result of COVID-19. The Forum will focus on topics such as the Future of Work, Future of Entertainment/Gaming, the Innovation Economy and AI in Southern California. Learn more. Register here.

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June 2021

Key Considerations for Joining a Corporate Board

June 29 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In collaboration with J.P. Morgan, we are pleased to invite you to an intimate discussion on key considerations for joining a corporate board, featuring Rebecca Thornton, J.P. Morgan’s Head of Director Advisory Services and Elizabeth Alfano, Executive Compensation Specialist in J.P. Morgan’s Advice Lab.  Topics will include: Current trends in board composition How to identify, evaluate, and position yourself for board opportunities Expectations for compensation – trends in the market, how to effectively negotiate, and related tax and estate planning…

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July 2021

Ophthalmology Tech Summit

July 8 - July 10
Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663 United States
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$899

Join industry, physicians, and top ophthalmologists who are determining the future of the field at Octane’s Ophthalmology Technology Summit (OTS). The event is held annually in Orange County, the center for Ophthalmology in the US. We will be hosting Ophthalmology Tech Summit 2021 as a hybrid experience, offering a very limited number of in-person tickets. In-Person tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more Register here

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