Agenda

Tech Evolution

OCTANe’s 2019 Technology Innovation Forum (TIF) will focus on the evolution of data and technology as we see the future of work, retail, smart cities, sports, FinTech, transportation and health. Topics and discussions will center around actionable changes to incorporate, adapt and scale business through the rapidly changing and evolving technology landscape.

Tech Evolution

OCTANe’s 2019 Technology Innovation Forum (TIF) will focus on the evolution of data and technology as we see the future of work, retail, smart cities, sports, FinTech, transportation and health. Topics and discussions will center around actionable changes to incorporate, adapt and scale business through the rapidly changing and evolving technology landscape.

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, Chief Communications Officer, 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:

    • Max Wessel, SVP & Head of New Ventures & Technologies, SAP
    • Steve Churm, Chief Communications Officer, FivePoint (Interviewer)
    09:30 - 10:15 AM
    Keynote: Goldman Sachs

    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
    • James Mazzo, Global President of Ophthalmology, 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: 

    • Kelly Barba, Associate Director of Client Development, 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 a-commerce

    Speakers:

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

    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 Studley
    • 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
    • Jason Gannon, Managing Director, LASED (Los Angeles Stadium & Entertainment District)
    02:15 - 02:45 PM
    Break & 1x1 Meetings
    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)
    02:45 - 03:30 PM
    The Future of FinTech
    • Learn why SoCal is a hotbed for FinTech companies
    • Meet and greet the up-and-coming startups and their technology
    • Hear what strategic investors are looking for and what you can do to stand out

    Speakers:

    • Rick Gallagher, Chief Investment Officer, Experian
    • Hersh Shah, Director – Transaction Support Services, RSM
    • Kyle Karooz, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Cloudvirga
    • Joe Manna, CEO, Experian
    • Bruce Hallett, Managing Director, Miramar Venture Partners
    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

    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)

    Please contact [email protected] for more information)

    Technology Innovation Forum

    May 13 – 14, 2019
    Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa

    General Admission is $749. Get Special Rates as an OCTANe Member. 

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