2023 Speakers



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2023 Speakers

Scott Ackerson

President & CEO, Quident

Olivia Duane Adams

Chief Advocacy Officer & Co-Founder, Alteryx

Brendan Ahern

Founder & CEO,  AMV Inc.

Errol Arkilic, Ph.D.

Chief Innovation Officer, UCI, Executive Director, Beall Applied Innovation

Nazli Azimi

Founder, Bioniz Therapeutics

Jeffrey Ball

President and Chief Executive Officer, Orange County Business Council

Derek Banyard

CEO, Sayenza Biosciences

Michele Bodda

General Manager of Experian Mortgage and Verification Solutions, ExperianNorth America

Dave Beck

VP, Haystax

Marc Bell

Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Terran Orbital

Mason Bell

3DCP Civil Engineer, RCAM Technologies

John Bergano

Founder & CEO, Aesthetics Card

Bill Beverley

Co-CEO & CTO, Evolectric

Ravi Bodla

Director, RSM US LLP

Patty Bollenbach

Founder and CEO, RxPlace

Jesse Buck

President, Drake Precision Optics, Inc.

Bill Carpou

CEO, Octane

Jeremy Carney

Partner, Knobbe Martens

Gary Chen

CEO, AiTmed Inc

Zora Chung

Co-Founder and CFO, ReJoule

Derek Clinton

Head of Corporate Innovation, Hatch Labs, Pacific Life Insurance

Sean Crafts

Partner & CEO, BLDG

LeGrand Crewse

Co-Founder and CEO, Super73

Tammy Cooper

CEO & CFO-Corporate, Technologent

Zack DeFord

Founder & CEO, SMERF

Bill Denk

Founder & CEO, GoGoods

Linda DiMario

Director, Community Engagement, Octane Foundation for Innovation

Kurt Dunteman

Venture Capitalist and Private Equity Investor

Ibrahim El-Sayed

Regional Business Manager, Softeq

Russ Garcia

CEO, Menlo Micro

Wilson Hago

CEO, Hago Energetics Benefit Corporation

Spencer Hamer

Partner, K&L Gates

Natalie Harney

Certified Business Performance Advisor, Insperity

Tooraj Helmi

CEO, Apsy Inc

Mike Hill

Managing Director, Octane Capital Markets

Joshua Host

CEO, Thrivelab

Chris Huff

Chief Growth Officer, Kofax

Eric Jensen


Lynn Jochim

Advisor and former President and Chief Operating Officer, FivePoint

Paul Kagoo

Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Western Digital

Julie Kenner MD, Ph.D.

Founder & CEO, SkinHappy

Marisa Kenson

Founder & CEO, Creator Business Solutions inc

Farrah N. Khan

Mayor, City of Irvine

Jenny Kim

Founder & CEO, Cooper

Scott Kitcher

President & CEO, Sustain SoCal

Kip Knight

Chair, Octane Marketing Leaders Peer Group

Jeff Lazar

CEO, Cellyfill

Tai Le

Technological Development Lead, Sensoriis, Inc.

Mike LeBlanc

Founder, President, COO, Cobalt Robotics

Joe Ligé

Head of Enterprise Data Partnership, Experian Marketing Services

Kurt Lohse

Founder, CMO, Bored & Thirsty

Paul Martin

Senior Project Manager, Mark Thomas

Pace McCaskill

Shareholder, Stradling

Dominic McClure

Vice President, Real Estate Portfolio Management, ocVibe

James Mohan

CEO, SquidTek

Eric Morgan

Vice President, Community Affairs, FivePoint

Muhammad Mujeeb-U-Rahman

CEO, Integrated Medical Sensors

Azadeh Nasibi

Vice President, Business Development, Strategy and Region Led Markets, Medtronic

Thomas Nichols

President, Pretika MedTech

Yednesh Parnaik

Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, EV Battery Technology, Enevate Corporation

Georgette Pascale

Founder, G.

Payal Patel

Principal, Softeq

Andre Ramirez

CEO, Flick Power

Darin Rasmussen

Founder & CEO, Boredroom / Bored & Thirsty

Elizabeth Reynolds

Managing Director, Starburst USA

Neal Rickner

Managing Partner, Elevation Ventures

Shaun Sanders

Assistant Director, LaunchPad SBDC

David Scholar

CEO & Managing Director, BuildEffective

Albert Cisquella Serra

Professor, CISGAM

Scott D. Sherman

Executive VP, Human Resources, Ingram Micro

James Smartt, Jr. M.D.

Co-Founder and CEO, Love My Delta, Inc

Todd R. Smith

Founder & CEO, KYG Trade, Inc.

Erica Solis

CEO, Poppy Life Care

Bryan Starr

President & CEO, Greater Irvine Chamber

Carolyn Stephens, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Enterprise Collaborations Group

Dean Stoecker

Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Alteryx

Blair Toohey

CEO, Stimcore Medical Devices

Hector Torres

Co-Founder and CEO at Hemorai Inc

Stevie Tyszka

Founder & CEO, Trubify

Lisa Walker

President, Tech Coast Angels OC

Jeff Wallace

Co-Founder, Silicon Valley in Your Pocket

Dr. Wallace Walrod

Chief Economic Advisor, OCBC

Cynthia West

Incoming Director of the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics, Chapman University

Clay Wilemon

CEO, 4L Data Intelligence

Steven Woods

Founder & CEO, Stirling Shire

John Wu

Co-Founder & CEO, Gryphon

Joseph Wyno

Director, LaunchPad SBDC

Natalie Zandt

Founder & CEO, MeterLeader

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June 2023

Ophthalmology Tech Forum 2023

June 8 @ 4:30 PM - June 9 @ 7:30 PM
Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Highway
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Join industry physicians and top ophthalmologists who are defining the future of the field at Octane’s Ophthalmology Technology Forum (OTF). The event is held annually in Orange County, the center for Ophthalmology in the US. We will be hosting Ophthalmology Tech Forum 2023 as a hybrid experience, which will allow our guests to attend in person or online. Learn more Register here

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July 2023

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July 19 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Register Here >> Please join Women Leaders of Octane for our virtual quarterly meeting, Wednesday, July 19th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm PST, featuring Thought Leader: Cynthia West, Ph.D.  In addition to our thought leader, our committee chairs will share progress reports. Our Committees and Committee Chairs: Creating Women-led Businesses & LaunchPad Committee – Marinela Gombosev, SPARK Neuro Funding Committee – Delilah Panio, Toronto Stock Exchange Women on Boards Committee – Joyce Averna, JP Morgan Private Bank Resources & Communications – Nanneke Dinklo Plus, after…

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Cardiovascular Tech Summit 2023

September 15 @ 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monarch Beach Resort, 1 Monarch Beach Resort
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Octane’s Cardiovascular Tech Summit 2023 will synergize innovative solutions in cardiology with physicians, industry strategics, and investors convening together to advance patient care. The Summit will explore the unmet needs in cardiology, highlight current buying trends of strategics and investors, review current funding models of cardiology innovation, present innovation trends, and showcase top emerging cardiology companies to our ecosystem of strategics and investors.

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High Tech Awards 2023

September 21
AV Irvine, 16500 Scientific
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The much-anticipated High Tech Awards celebrate the top innovators, entrepreneurs, and technology leaders in Orange County. Join us for the 2023 High Tech Awards to celebrate and recognize those individuals and companies who make Orange County a center of technology and medical technology innovation.

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Octane’s Medical Innovation Forum 2023

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