WBT Innovation Marketplace 2013 Agenda

Stay tuned as we add additional sessions and speakers for the upcoming WBT2013.

For a look back visit, WBT2012 Highlights

Monday October 21, 2013 Tuesday October 22, 2013 Wednesday October 23, 2013 Full Agenda Expand all sessions

Monday October 21, 2013

01:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Patent Strategies & Patent Landscaping Workshop for Entrepreneurs (PSPLE)
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina - Bay Tower - Point Loma B
As someone engaged in technology commercialization, you know that patents are vital to your success. But to develop and implement a strong patent strategy, you also must juggle other critical priorities including fund-raising, research, product development, partnering and managing other technologies and patents -- none of which you can afford to drop.

This workshop is designed with you in mind. We’ll show you highly effective techniques used by scientists, engineers, startup CEOs and technology managers to take control of their patenting strategy, generate better returns on patenting investments and extract valuable competitive intelligence from patent data.

Even without patenting expertise, you can develop a valuable patent portfolio. This workshop will give you practical skills that you can begin using tomorrow, to help you make better use of your experts and ultimately maximize the value of your company’s intellectual assets.

This workshop is built upon the highly successful format of the Strategic Patent Management for Entrepreneurs (SPME) workshop.

For more information visit, Patent Strategies & Patent Landscaping Workshop for Entrepreneurs (PSPLE)

Moderator(s):
  • Jeff Carpenter, Director, Bird Dog Innovation Strategies, Development Capital Networks, LLC
  • 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    Case Study: Winning Negotiations through Practice
    Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina - Bay Tower - Point Loma A
    Presented by Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada) and LES San Diego Chapter
     
    Join us for a hands-on opportunity to discuss and negotiate terms on a licensing case study.  We’ll begin the workshop with an introduction to negotiation principles and a sample term sheet.  You will be divided into licensee and licensor teams for an interactive negotiation exercise and provided with both public and confidential information for your role play.  At the end of the workshop, teams report their results and how and why they reached them.  This workshop will help you recognize and practice elements of a successful negotiation. 

    For more information visit, Case Study: Winning Negotiations through Practice

    Speaker(s):
  • Tali M. Tuchin, Of Counsel, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
  • Daniel Sachs, Founder & Director of Business Development and Finance, Triton Health and Nutrition
  • 04:00 PM - 06:30 PM
    Registration Opens
    Bel Aire Ballroom Foyer - Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina - Bay Tower
    Beat the morning rush on Tuesday. If you arriving on Monday the 21st stop by the registration desk from 4:00 PM- 6:30 PM to check in.
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    WBT2013 and Global CONNECT Summit Joint Reception
    Catalina Ballroom - Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina - Bay Tower
    Beat the rush, check in early for the WBT and join us for a joint reception with Global CONNECT Summit.

    Tuesday October 22, 2013

    07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    Bel Aire Ballroom Foyer - Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina - Bay Tower
    07:00 AM
    Registration Open
    Bel Aire Ballroom Foyer - Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina - Bay Tower
    08:00 AM - 08:45 AM
    Welcome and Plenary Session
    Bel Aire Ballroom - Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina - Bay Tower
    Join Northrop Grumman for this exciting plenary session as we kick off the WBT 2013.
    Speaker(s):
  • James Zortman, Sector Vice President, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  • 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM
    Creative Early Stage Financing Structures
    Point Loma Ballroom- Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina - Bay Tower
    With the traditional VC funding model undergoing changes and the economy rebounding slowly, the usual funding routes for early stage companies has shrunk. Entrepreneurs are therefore still struggling to access funding sources and raise the necessary capital they need to grow their innovation companies to the next level. As a result, a need for new and creative approaches to funding early stage companies is called for. Join a panel of experts as they discuss some of the new investment platforms and trends in the early-stage investing marketplace.
    Moderator(s):
  • Hugh Alexander, Tax Managing Director, KPMG LLP
  • Speaker(s):
  • Ted Roth, President, Roth Capital Partners
  • J.P. Ditty, Managing Director, KPMG
  • Melinda Richter, Head of Janssen Labs, Janssen Labs
  • Industry Partnerships with Federal Labs - Why they work and what's in it for you
    Coronado Ballroom - Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina - Bay Tower
    More information coming soon!
    Moderator(s):
  • Rick Shindell, Program Manager, FLC Far West Region
  • Speaker(s):
  • Brian Suh, Director - Technology Transfer Office, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
  • Belinda Snyder, Program Manager, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Brad Chisum, CEO, Lumedyne Technologies
  • John E. James, Assistant Directate, NASA/Johnson Space Center
  • 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Changing Impact of Academic/Industry Partnerships on Innovation
    Point Loma Ballroom - Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina - Bay Tower
    The WBT panel will focus on innovation and the different strategies or thinking within companies about the role/value of company/university collaborations in fostering and supporting innovation. For example, what is the view of CEOs of companies on the strategic importance of partnerships? We will explore how the thinking about the importance of collaborations as part of an overall business strategy has changed over the past 10 years. We will also discuss a few case studies where a partnership was particularly impactful from the perspective of High Tech, Big Pharma and the University. And, how uniform is the drive within the company to accomplish this goal; therapeutic areas, external innovation and senior corporate leadership or C-suite.
    Moderator(s):
  • Teri Melese Ph.D., Asst Vice Chancellor, University of California, San Diego
  • Speaker(s):
  • Doug Busch, Retired - Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Intel-GE Care Innovations
  • Anthony Marshall, Global CEO Study Program Director & Strategy and Transformation Lead, IBM Global Services
  • Zafrira Avnur Ph.D., Global Head, Academic Collaborations & Neglected Diseases, Roche
  • Richard Twogood, CEO, Dirac Solutions Inc.
  • Alfredo Ramirez, Director and Chief Architect, HALE Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  • Providing deal flow is the first step angel investors take to make great investments. The process of sourcing good deals is fairly well known to most investors. But, sometimes opportunities come investors’ way “out of the blue.” Learn where, when and how smart investors pay attention to great deals that they stumble onto in unusual places. Panelists will share their stories and other attendees will add theirs after which the group will identify lessons learned from them all.


    Moderator(s):
  • James P. Troxel, Manager, WBTangels
  • Speaker(s):
  • Jay Kunin, Angel and Member, Tech Coast Angels
  • John M Newsam, Member, Chemical Angel Network
  • Christopher N. Fountas, Partner, Arsenal Venture Partners
  • Warren Hanselman, Member of the Board of Directors, San Diego Network, Tech Coast Angels Inc.
  • 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Hot Markets and Sizzling Sectors
    Point Loma Ballroom - Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina - Bay Tower
    The novelties of a few years ago have quickly become mainstream — smart phones, tablets, 4G, cloud computing, electric vehicles, big data, streaming media, mobile games, solid state drives. But several sectors have disappointed — cleantech, nanotech, batteries, biofuels, 3D displays, genomics. Meanwhile, innovation and market opportunities have become more and more global every year. Join us for a discussion of what's hot, and what's not, in the high tech world.


    Moderator(s):
  • Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures
  • Speaker(s):
  • Patrick Sullivan, Chairman & Founder, Oceanit
  • Gabe A Watson, Vice President, GeoInt, Sensing & Science Space Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  • Edgar Auslander, Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy, Qualcomm
  • 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM
    WBT Marketplace Opening Luncheon sponsored by SDG&E
    Bel Aire Ballroom - Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina - Bay Tower
    SDG&E invites you to lunch! Join fellow attendees to discuss the morning's content rich sessions and get ready for the afternoon pitch sessions.

    The success of the electric vehicle industry has centered on two main themes: innovation and the customer experience.  The San Diego region has one of the highest adoptions of electric vehicles in the country.  Jim Avery, senior vice president of power supply for San Diego Gas & Electric will talk about what is driving this adoption rate, and the innovations being developed in this space that are growing the electric vehicle marketplace.  He will also speak with an innovator of EV charging equipment from Liberty Access Technology, as well as to UC San Diego which is helping to drive this adoption.
    Moderator(s):
  • James P. Avrey, Vice President, Power Supply, San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Speaker(s):
  • Chris Outwater, CEO, Liberty Access Technologies
  • Brian Washom, Director, Strategic Energy Initiatives, UC San Diego
  • 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
    Technology Presentations
    Point Loma A, Point Loma B, Coronado Ballroom - Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina - Bay Tower
    02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
    Networking Hour
    Fairbanks Ballroom - Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina - Bay Tower
    03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
    Technology Presentations
    Point Loma A, Point Loma B, Coronado Ballroom - Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina - Bay Tower
    05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Meet the Presenters Reception sponsored by the Canadian Consulate
    Fairbanks Ballroom - Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina - Bay Tower
    This is the big one - during this reception network like a pro. Relax, have a drink, and geek out with fellow entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate licensees.

    This reception takes place in the exhibit area.
    Rady School of Management Student Venture Open Elevator Pitch Competition
    Fairbanks Ballroom - Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina - Bay Tower
    During the reception be on the look out for the flash mob style, Rady School of Business Student Venture Open Elevator Pitch Competition.

    Wednesday October 23, 2013

    07:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Registration Open
    Bel Aire Ballroom Foyer - Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina - Bay Tower
    08:00 AM - 08:45 AM
    WBT Marketplace Breakfast
    Bel Aire Ballroom Foyer - Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina - Bay Tower
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Technology Presentations
    Point Loma A, Point Loma B and Coronado Ballroom - Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina - Bay Tower
    10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
    Networking Hour
    Fairbanks Ballroom - Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina - Bay Tower
    11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    Technology Presentations
    Point Loma A, Point Loma B and Coronado Ballroom - Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina - Bay Tower
    12:00 PM - 01:45 PM
    WBT Awards Luncheon
    Bel Aire Ballroom - Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina - Bay Tower
    Continue the networking and join us as we recognize the presenters and the WBT community that makes this annual event such a success. The WBT Awards will be announced, honoring the top technologies selected by our on-site Judges and participants.