Highlights from 2019

Thanks for Joining Us at TIF 2019!

OCTANe’s 2019 Technology Innovation Forum (TIF) focused on the evolution of data and technology as we see the future of work, retail, smart cities, sports, FinTech, national security and health. Topics and discussions centered around actionable changes to incorporate, adapt and scale business through the rapidly changing and evolving technology landscape. To hear more about our upcoming events and TIF 2020, please sign up for our email list.  

Thanks for Joining Us at TIF 2019

OCTANe’s 2019 Technology Innovation Forum (TIF) focused on the evolution of data and technology as we see the future of work, retail, smart cities, sports, FinTech, national security and health. Topics and discussions centered around actionable changes to incorporate, adapt and scale business through the rapidly changing and evolving technology landscape. To hear more about our upcoming events and TIF 2020, please sign up for our email list. 

Our Highlighted Speakers

Kim Kovacs

President, Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) & CEO, MyJane

Stuart McClure

CEO, Cylance Blackberry

Dean Stoecker

Chairman & CEO, Alteryx

Gene Sykes

Co-chairman of Global Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and Co-chairman of the Global Technology, Media and Telecom Group, Goldman Sachs

Emile Haddad

Chairman & CEO, FivePoint

Lori Torres

CEO, Parcel Pending

Reynolds Bish

CEO, Kofax

Ray Grainger

CEO, Mavenlink

TIF 2019 Agenda

  • May 13
  • May 14
    07:00 - 03:00 PM
    Attendee Experience (Available throughout Conference)

    –  Innovation Showcase

    – LaunchPad SBDC Pavilion

    07:00 - 08:15 AM
    Registration, Breakfast, Networking, 1x1 Meetings & Exhibits
    08:15 - 08:45 AM
    Welcome Address: Building the SoCal of Tomorrow
    • Get a preview of TIF 2019, including the theme of “Evolve” and highlights
    • Learn about OCTANe and how we impact the ecosystem
    • Identify how you can engage, and drive your professional and personal growth

    Speakers:

    • Bill Carpou, CEO, OCTANe
    • Peter Belisle, President – Southwest Region, JLL
    • Steve Churm, Executive Vice President Public Affairs, FivePoint & MC of TIF 2019
    08:45 - 09:30 AM
    Keynote: SAP: Evolve
    • 2019 Predictions
    • The Evolution of Data & Technology: How SAP stays ahead of the curve
    • What innovation at the startup/growth level means for enterprise and SoCal

    Speakers:

    • Hans-Martin Will, Head of Innovation Center – Newport Beach, SAP

    • Steve Churm, Chief Communications Officer, FivePoint (Interviewer)
    09:30 - 10:15 AM
    Keynote: Goldman Sachs
    • Hear why Goldman Sachs continues to make investments in SoCal and how it affects the growth in the area
    • Understand what investment bankers are looking for when making an acquisition
    • Insight on the 2028 Olympics, and what it means for Southern California

    Speakers:

    • Gene Sykes, Co-Chairman of Global Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and Co-chairman of the Global Technology, Media and   Telecom Group, Goldman Sachs
    • Jim Mazzo, Global President of Ophthalmic Devices, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc (Interviewer)
    10:15 - 10:45 AM
    Break & 1x1 Meetings
    10:45 - 11:30 AM
    Women in Tech - Advancing Entrepreneurship & Investment
    • Get a first-hand look at groundbreaking research on women-operated tech startups in SoCal and their respective funding
    • Hear from successful women-operated tech startups on raising funds, scaling organizations, and identifying the biggest opportunities (and hurdles) they see over the next five years
    • Receive fundraising tips and advice from leading investors in this space

    Speakers: 

    • Ellen Darling, Partner, K&L Gates
    • Marinela Gombosev, CEO, Evoke Neuroscience
    • Kim Kovacs, President, Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA), & CEO, MyJane
    • Andrew Lyon, Ph.D., Dean – Fowler School of Engineering, Chapman University
    • Ayla Kalani, Vice President, JP Morgan, Private Bank
    11:30 - 12:45 PM
    Lunch & 1x1 Meetings
    12:45 - 01:30 PM
    The Future of Work
    • Gain awareness of the changes expected in the way we work
    • Learn how to prepare business for the future
    • Learn how to prepare yourself for the future

    Speakers:

    • Vijay Gurbaxani, Founding Director, Center for Digital Transformation, UCI (moderator)
    • Amber Schiada, Senior Director, Research – Southwest, JLL
    • Kate Duchene, CEO, RGP (Resources Global Professionals)
    • Vic Memenas, CEO, TechSpace
    • Ray Grainger, CEO, Mavenlink
    12:45 - 01:30 PM
    The Future of Retail
    • Hear about the latest technologies that are revolutionizing the consumer experience
    • Learn about deep retail and how to know your customers better than customers know themselves
    • From discovery to delivery, see how retail brands are automating the customer journey through e-commerce

    Speakers:

    • James Cook, Americas Director of Retail Research, JLL
    • Ashley Crowder, Co-Founder & CEO, Vntana

    • Rick Dutta, CEO, NexvisionIX
    01:30 - 02:15 PM
    Cities of the Future
    • Get a first look at technologies, such as 5G and AI, that are being integrated into the expansion of SoCal
    • Learn how smart cities are improving quality of life and sustainability for communities
    • See how these factors drive economic competitiveness and raise SoCal’s rankings as one of the best places to live & work in the US

    Speakers:

    • Jeff Manley, Senior Managing Director, Savills (moderator)
    • Erin Schultz, City Manager, Google Fiber
    • Andrew Powch, Co-Founder, Xtelligent
    • John O’Neill, Vice President of Marketing, Skyworks Solutions
    01:30 - 02:15 PM
    Future of Live Sports
    • Learn what it takes to build a great stadium firsthand
    • Hear about the latest tech aimed to revitalize systems, infrastructure, and the power of the fan experience
    • See which startups are rising to the occasion with novel sports tech

    Speakers:

    • Mark Skaist, Partner, Stradling (Moderator)
    • Sohrob Farudi, Co-Founder & CEO, Fan Controlled Football League
    • Brandon McNulty, Senior Vice President, Legends Technology
    02:15 - 02:45 PM
    Break & 1x1 Meetings
    02:45 - 03:30 PM
    The Future of FinTech
    • Learn why SoCal is a hotbed for FinTech companies
    • Hear what strategic investors are looking for and what you can do to stand out
    • Find out how you can contribute to the SoCal fintech and analytics initiative

    Speakers:

    • Rick Gallagher, Chief Investment Officer, Experian (Moderator)
    • Hersh Shah, Director – Transaction Support Services, RSM
    • Kyle Kamrooz, Co-Founder, Cloudvirga
    • Joe Manna, CTO, Experian
    • Bruce Hallett, Managing Director, Miramar Venture Partners
    02:45 - 03:30 PM
    Future of National Security
    • Get a look at how technology is changing national security
    • Learn how companies are developing, integrating, and sustaining technology solutions for ground systems and combat support systems
    • Hear upcoming defense technology companies share new changes in the industry

    Speakers:

    • Scott Cromar, Partner, Knobbe Martens (Moderator)

    • Hamlet Yousef, Managing Partner, IronGate Capital Advisors

    • Matty Squarzoni, CEO &Co-Founder, SitchAI

    • Brandon Pender, Director of External Business & Business Development, Tank Automotive Research Development   & Engineering Center (TARDEC)
    03:30 - 04:15 PM
    Keynote: Anatomy of Success - Transforming Business Through the Power of Data & Analytics
    • From startup to IPO – hear the story of success and lessons learned along the journey
    • Learn how to transform your organization by leveraging data in new ways
    • Find solutions to your biggest challenges, uncovering the most promising opportunities

    Speakers:

    • Reynolds Bish, CEO, Kofax
    • Dean Stoecker, CEO, Alteryx
    04:15 - 05:00 PM
    Keynote: Stuart McClure, CEO, Cylance
    • Understand the components to scaling a company and what the experience was like through different rounds of funding.
    • Hear what it takes to keep the company focused on their mission and how the merger positively affects the Southern California ecosystem.
    • See why Cylance has decided to stay and grow in Orange County.

    Speakers:

    • Stuart McClure, CEO & Founder, Cylance
    • Linda DiMario, Executive Vice President, Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce (Interviewer)
    05:00 - 06:30 PM
    General Reception
    07:00 - 09:00 PM
    Private Dinners (Limited sponsorship opportunities available)

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