CEO, Amritt, Inc
Gunjan Bagla is the CEO of Amritt, Inc which specializes in expedites business links between the West (USA, Canada, Western Europe) and emerging economies (India, China, others) through expert offshoring and outsourcing. Their clients include Reckitt Benckiser, Paramount Farms, top aerospace companies, Covidien (Tyco Healthcare), Clorox, Roche, and more. The company helps American and Western companies wishing to market in India, wanting to buy products and services from Asia and desiring to setup offshore operations. Specialties: US-India business; US-China business; Offshoring and Outsourcing; Product Management, Business Development, Marketing, Strategy and Execution; Training; Aerospace, Defense, India expert. Mr. Bagla has senior level management experience at global public companies such as Tandon Computer, Information International , Pullman Torkelson/Honeywell, On executive team at venture-funded startups, including idealab’s PeopleLink, and Dynamics Direct. Raised venture capital twice, founded and ran integrated enterprise software company, Amber, in 1990s and led it to Top Three position in its vertical. Author of "Doing Business in 21st Century India", Warner/Hachette, Mr Bagla today is a consultant and advisor to numerous companies, large and small offering his experience in sourcing, technology marketing, software, wireless, e-learning, games, movies and manufacturing.Mr Bagla is the • President of the Indian Institute of Technology Alumni Group, www.iit.org and writes for Business Week, Industry Week, CIO Magazine, Game Developer, Daily Variety, Business World, Dataquest, iMediaConnection, Silicon India, others.
Managing Partner, Cotman IP.
Dan Cotman, Managing Partner, Cotman IP. Dan Cotman is the firm’s Managing Partner and head of its intellectual property practice where he advises clients on best practices for protecting and monetizing their most valuable intellectual property (IP) assets. Dan manages U.S. and international patent and trademark portfolios and works with an experienced team of associates and paralegals to manage and enforce these portfolios in a way that proactively builds value for clients.
Attorney at Law, Willenken Wilson Loh & Delgado LLP
Michael Krieger has practiced high technology business and intellectual property law for more than 20 years, focusing on counseling, litigation strategy, and preventive means to both secure and exploit clients’ key assets, whether patents, trademarks, web content, or other valuable IP. His practice includes issues of development, licensing, services, and disputes in the software and Internet arenas His clients have included both start-ups and industry leaders, as well as the United Nations and international web-based initiatives. He also serves as an expert in software litigation. With degrees in mathematics (B.S., Caltech; Ph.D., UCLA) and law (UCLA), Michael spent 15 years on the MIT Mathematics and UCLA Computer Science faculties and as a Fulbright Scholar, all prior to practicing law. This back-ground catalyzed his involvement in key areas as they emerged, including the Internet itself -- born “Arpanet” in the UCLA Computer Science Department (1969), public key encryption (1978), open source software (1999), and Internet governance (as personal advisor to Internet pioneer Jon Postel, 1998). Michael has served on the Executive Committee of the Intellectual Property Section of the California Bar, was Editor-in-Chief of its journal New Matter, and currently chairs the Section's Technology, Internet & Privacy Law Committee. He also serves on the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum executive board and as a Director of the Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, From 1997-2006 he returned to the UCLA faculty to organize and teach a graduate seminar “Entrepreneurship and Technology Development” for UCLA‘s Computer Science Department. His contracts is email@example.com and 310/428-5208.
Goran Matijasevic, Ph.D.
Executive Director, UC Irvine Chief Executive Roundtable
Goran Matijasevic, Ph.D. Goran Matijasevic is Executive Director of the Chief Executive Roundtable at the University of California, Irvine. In that capacity, he oversees and advances research collaborations and strategic initiatives associated with Roundtable programs, protocol and mission objectives. He also serves as UC Irvine's ambassador to the local business community, establishing partnerships and opportunities that serve to enhance leader-to-leader connections across all campus interdisciplinary fields. Prior to this position, he was director of research development at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine and also research coordinator of the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility, where he worked on formation of new industry-university and academic collaborations, especially focusing on new interdisciplinary research initiatives. Prior to UCI, he worked as a senior engineer at QPlus, a telecommunications start-up company, and Director of Research at Ormet Technologies, a developer of electronic materials and technologies. He managed multiple SBIR projects that led to several industry consortia projects, as well as a license agreement with a Fortune 100 company. He has 4 U.S. patents, 3 book chapters, and over 40 conference and journal publications and has served on the NEMI Industry Roadmap committee. He is currently on the OCTANe (Orange County Technology Action Network) Tech and Biomedical Industry Leadership Councils and on the Boards of Southern California Biomedical Council and TriTech Small Business Development Center. Goran received his PhD from UC Irvine in Electrical and Computer Engineering and his MBA from Pepperdine University. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Technology Officer, Acodavision
Mr. Nochebuena was recently appointed as the COO at Envolta, where he is active in the design and validation of PV solar systems and working with our EPC partners implements best practices to deliver projects on time and on budget. In that way, our clients will enjoy the benefits of clean energy at attractive prices and therefore their Opex and Capex are reduced, making them more competitive.
Previously he was the Chief Technology Officer for Acodavision a Los Angeles based start up engaged in bringing Sensory Substitutional Devices (SSD) to assist blind people "to see" using sounds and tactile stimulation. He was the President of Nochebuena R&D; a small consulting organization based in Pasadena with primary industry focus is breakthrough technologies and devices. He is also a Sr. Consultant for MindForce Consulting an international network of consultants conducting Technology Assessment and Commercialization of IP for the Venture Capital Industry and others.
Mr. Nochebuena's areas of expertise are semiconductors and opto-electronics, solar PV and CPV, design and processing, medical devices, business strategy, marketing, new product development, and managing R&D. He is a proven business strategist having assisted companies to expand operations, create additional sources of revenue; and has also worked on divestitures and evaluated M&A deals.
Mr. Nochebuena has more than 20 years of experience in high technology; he has worked in Fortune 100 as well as start-ups, including Agilent Technologies, Xerox PARC, Perkin-Elmer, Carl Zeiss, etc. Having the correct mixture of physical and biological sciences, and has been involved in the development of a variety of projects; serving in senior technical and marketing positions.
He also served as Executive in Residence for The Venture Alliance and Angel Strategies. Some of his activities were: evaluated investments, conducted technology assessment and market analysis for investments under consideration, participated in all aspects of deal flow and performed due diligence in the following verticals: mobile communications, medical devices, novel materials and internet and security.
He also provided mentoring and coaching to entrepreneurs in the existing Portfolio Companies.
Mr. Nochebuena got his BSEE from National Polytechnic Institute and a Master's in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University; he holds a MBA from Pepperdine University.
He has spoken in a number of panels in local and international seminars and conferences; he is member of the Executive Committee for the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum (formerly Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum) and held the position of Chapter Vice-Chair for the IEEE Laser and Electro-Optics Society Los Angeles Chapter. He was an Adjunct Professor of Business Strategy at Pepperdine University.
Wayne B Norris
Former CFO, Offshore Creations
Wayne B Norris, Previously CTO, Typhoon Software, CFO, Offshore Creations Starting his technical career on the Apollo Project, Wayne had been a physicist, software developer, and entrepreneur for many years when, in the fall of 1992 he was given the opportunity of a lifetime… travel to St. Petersburg, Russia to help form a company from some of the smartest software engineers around and offer their services to the US and world markets. From 1992 thru 1997, Wayne served as the Vice President of Technology and Chief Technical Officer of that company, Typhoon Software, organized as a US company with technology talent located in St. Petersburg, Russia, with offices rented from St. Petersburg Technical University on Grazhdanski Prospekt. At the time, Typhoon was the largest outsourcer of Russian software talent in the world, until being overtaken by Paragraph Software, sponsored by Gary Kasparov. Customers varied from small companies to Microsoft, Bank of America, Harris Corporation, Xerox, WordPerfect, Novell, the Bank of Guam, and many others. From 2003 to 2005, Wayne was the President and Chief Financial Officer of Offshore Creations, Inc. [“OSC”], a US company with technology talent in Ukraine, doing web development for the world market, which grew so large it needed US management and a publicly traded presence. Wayne has spent about 9 years in the offshore software outsourcing business, all of it with former Soviet Union countries. The technical creativity has been unmatched, the enthusiasm unbridled, and the people as down home and friendly as any people anywhere.
CEO, Collegeology Games
Venture Partner, Pan Pacific Capital Ltd
Joe Platnick is CEO, Collegeology Games, an educational game developer. He is also a Venture Partner with Asia-Pacific Venture Capital firm with focus on digital media, Internet/Web 2.0, cleantech, wireless, mobile, and IT/software sectors. Director Emeritus of the Pasadena Angels, a provider of long-term human and financial capital to successful early-stage technology companies in Southern California.
Dr. Kira Radinsky
CTO, Sales Predict
Dr. Kira Radinsky, Co-Founder and CTO, Sales Predict. Dr. Radinsky is passionate about predictive data mining, the construction of algorithms that leverage web knowledge and dynamics to predict future events. Radinsky's research at the Technion (advised by Prof. Shaul Markovitch) and Microsoft Research has produced predictive algorithms that enable early warning of globally impactful events (e.g. riots or diseases) by spotting clues in past and present news reports. Radinsky is the CTO and cofounder of SalesPredict, where she is pioneering predictive analytics solutions that increase the effectiveness of each and every sales conversation, transforming the way companies do business. Dr. Radinsky remains involved in research activities. Dr. Radinsky’s primary research focus is on how Web Dynamics and Knowledge can help us predict future events in our world. She investigates the changes the Web undergoes with time, from such salient changes as the addition and evolution of content, to more subtle temporal dynamics of user behavior, and how these can be used to predict future population behavior. She combines this dynamic along with other World Knowledge available on the Web to build systems that feed on numerous heterogeneous resources, such as Web activity, Real-Time media and Social media, to alert about upcoming future global events.Dr. Radinsky has a PhD in Computer Science from the Technion, Isreal Institute of Technology and includes in her awards the 2013: Innovator under 35 award (2013) recognized by MIT Technology Review as one of the world's 35 top young innovators for accomplishments that are poised to have a dramatic impact on the world as we know it in the field of Computer Science, the 2012 Facebook Fellowship finalist (2012), the 2011: Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenge Award (2011) for contribution to Web search experience and the 2009 Recipient of the Google Anita Borg Scholarship for 20 Leading women in Computer Science.
Founder and President, Realtime Associates, Inc.
David Warhol, Founder and President of Realtime Associates, Inc. David Warhol is founder and president of Realtime Associates, Inc., one of the longest-established independent game production studios in operation today. Founded in 1988, Realtime Associates has released over 100 consumer products on game platforms ranging from the original Nintendo Entertainment System to current console, computer, and mobile platforms In addition to its consumer work, Realtime has recently turned its attention towards the emerging field of “Serious Games”, non-retail games that entertain while serving another purpose. In this line, Realtime collaborated with the Institute of Creative Technologies on its ELECT BiLAT program (awarded the Army Modeling and Simulation Awards in FY08) and has developed and enhanced the software of Ft. Sill’s JFETS immersive training theater since 2006. Realtime also developed HopeLab’s medically themed Re-Mission among other games for health initiatives. For more information, please visit rtassoc