DAY ONE:  Monday, October 30, 2017

7:30 - 8:30 am

Registration, Breakfast & Exhibits (Exhibits will be open for the entire conference & will feature:)

LaunchPad SBDC Showcase:
OCTANe’s Accelerator, LaunchPad, will highlight its 8 presenting companies & top medtech alumni

Edwards Lifesciences Health Pavilion:
Complimentary flu vaccinations, health screening & education

International Pavilion:
Organizations to help accelerate innovation on a global scale

8:30 - 8:45am

The MedTech Powerhouse: Southern California Closes the Gap as a Leading Innovation Ecosystem

- Bill Carpou, CEO, OCTANe

8:45 - 9:45am

Keynote: Value Based Healthcare

The CEO of Medtronic, Omar Ishrak, will provide a keynote on value based healthcare, followed by an interview with the Senior Vice President & President of Brain Therapies at Medtronic, Brett Wall.

- Omar Ishrak, CEO, Medtronic
Brett Wall, Senior Vice President & President - Brain Therapies, Medtronic

9:45 - 10:15am

Keynote: Staying Ahead of the Curve - Update from the Hill

Jeffrey J. Kimbell, a leading representative to top companies in the life science community regarding legislative and policy remedies, and Congresswoman Mimi Walters, will provide an election update and the latest news from capitol hill and the State of California.

- Jeffrey J. Kimbell, President, Jeffrey J. Kimbell & Associates

- Congresswoman Mimi Walters, U.S. Representative (R-CA 45th District)

10:15 - 10:45am

Exhibit & Refreshment Break

10:30 - 11:30am

          MTIF Legal Bootcamp

          This session will provide what you need to know in one-hour! Come to the informative workshop for your company to                    operate successfully in 2017 and beyond. Discussion will include key topics that will affect your intellectual property,                    employment and corporate company needs.

-  Kelly Barba, Associate Director of Client Development, K&L Gates

- Louis CullmanPartner, K&L Gates

- Spencer HamerPartner, K&L Gates

- Shoshannah Katz, Partner, K&L Gates

10:45 - 11:30am

Panel: What’s Next in MedTech Innovation

This panel will highlight the future of medtech innovation, including the latest technologies in neurovascular and cardiovascular medicine, ophthalmology and cancer from Orange County’s leading academic health system, UC Irvine Health.

- Michael Artinger, Managing Director- Research Translation Group, UCI Applied Innovation

- Dr. Steve Small, Professor of Neurology and Chief Scientific Officer- Medical Innovation Institute, UCI School of Medicine

- Dr. Richard Van Etten, Director, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCI

Dr. Baruch Kuppermann, Chair- Department of Ophthalmology, & Director of the Gavin Herbert Eye Insitute, UCI

11:30 - 12:15pm

Panel: Anatomy of Success

This panel will focus on Orange County startup success stories. Medtech CEOs will share their individual paths taken, lessons learned, and identify opportunities to increase the rate of success.

- Sabing Lee, Partner, Knobbe Martens (Moderator)

- Bob Rosenbluth, Co-Founder, Sequent Medical; President, Inceptus Medical

- Brian Cox, Co-Founder, Sequent Medical; Vice President, Inceptus Medical  

- Tom Wilder, Former CEO, Sequent Medical; CEO, Neuros Medical

12:15 - 12:45

Keynote: Human Interest Story from a Patient Perspective

This keynote will feature an Allergan patient’s personal story, and incorporate perspectives from both the company and physician that helped transform their lives.

- Sara, Breast cancer survivor and Allergan patient

- Carrie Strom, Vice President of Aesthetic & Regenerative Medicine, Allergan

12:45 - 1:45

Lunch & Exhibit Break

1:45 - 2:30

Industry Track: Healthcare Reform, Regulation & Reimbursement: Where Are We Going & How Will it Work?

This session will feature a panel discussion on the status of healthcare reform, regulation and reimbursement from government agencies, such at HHS, FDA, CMS, and industry. It will also highlight local companies that have been impacted and their learnings.

- Michael Lawhead, Shareholder, Stradling

- Scott Whitaker, CEO, AdvaMed

- Brendan Benner, CEO, Vice President Regulatory Affairs, MDMA

Dr. Josh Luke, Healthcare Futurist &Professor, Price School of Public Policy, USC


Innovation Track: Panel: Inventor to Entrepreneur - How to Monetize Your Inventions

This panel will discuss the difference between innovation and entrepreneurship, and provide the roadmap to monetize your inventions. It will also further explore the relationships between physicians (product users), engineers (product innovators and innovators), and field sales and marketing teams (often the liaison between the two), and how collaboration can be leveraged for new product innovation.

- Tom Mitro, President & COO, Aerie Pharmaceuticals (Moderator)

- Andy Corley, Founder, Yelroc Consulting & Co-Founder, Flying L Partners, Former Co-Founder, Eyeonics

- Ron Bache, President & CEO, Bache, Inc. Former President & CEO, AqueSys, Inc. (Acquired by Allergan in 2015)

- Chris Calcaterra, COO, Glaukos

2:45 - 3:30

Industry Panel: The Race to Develop Molecular Diagnostic Technologies

Orange County is emerging as a hotbed for company formation and growth in the $6.5B molecular diagnostics market. The molecular diagnostics panel will discuss the opportunities and challenges in commercializing breakthrough technologies including regulatory approval, clinical adoption, and reimbursement. This panel will also address the unique role of medical societies as a gatekeeper in commercial adoption.

- Clay Wilemon, CEO & Chief Strategy Officer, DevicePharm (Moderator)

- Dr. Franklin Libenson, Vice President of Global Marketing, Agendia

- Nigel Clarke, VP of R&D, Quest Diagnostics

- Bob TerbrueggenCEO, DxTerity Diagnostics


         Innovation Track: Pulse of the Industry Report

         As the pace of change accelerates, how can medtechs move ahead and stay there? Answering this question is a strategic             imperative for medical technology companies no matter their size. In 2017, the velocity and scope of technological                         innovation are blurring the lines between medicine and technology, redefining traditional medtech and fundamentally                     altering business models.

         - Balraj Kakkar, Partner, Life Sciences, EY

3:30 - 3:45

Exhibit & Refreshment Break

3:45 - 4:30

Industry Track: Panel: Orange County - The Affordable, Attractive & Preferred Destination

This panel will address how to retain and attract companies in Orange County. It will also identify challenges, discuss myths, and review the current infrastructure of medtech ecosystem resources such as investment capital, real estate, manufacturing, education, and talent.

Bill Carpou, CEO, OCTANe (Moderator)

- Jim Mazzo, Global President of Ophthalmic Devices, Zeiss

- Jim Doti, Professor & President Emeritus, Chapman University

- Doug Holte, President, Irvine Company


Innovation Track: Panel: Successful Expansion in Europe & Asia

This panel will discuss the global innovation environment in both Europe and Asia. It will feature experts that know the markets as well as companies that have successfully launched and scaled medtech bsuinesses in the US, Europe & Asia. 

- Jim Mayfield, Director, US Department of Commerce (Moderator) 

- Ian Liao, Partner, K&L Gates (Orange County & Shanghai)

- Nishan Sunthares, Chief Operating Officer, Association of British Healthcare Industries

4:45 - 5:30

Panel: Machine Learning Technologies and the Impact on Companies & Patients

This panel will highlight the convergence of technology and medical technology by providing tangible examples and applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Big Data. It will also discuss how these technologies impact both industry and patient experiences.

- Bill Ayres, Director, Health Care Advisory Services, RSM US LLP (Moderator)

- Rahul Soangra, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physical Therapy, Harry & Dianne Rinker Health Sciences Campus, Chapman University

- Frances A. Ayalasoayajula, MHP, MSMIS, PMP,  Global Healthcare Solutions Industry Solutions Organization, HP Inc. 

- Cavan CanavanCEO, FocusMotion


Innovation Track: Panel: Global 101- International Expansion

This panel will discuss the global innovation environment and opportunities that exist throughout various countries, such as launching a company internationally, clinical trial accessibility, tax credits, manufacturing and product development. It was also highlight attractive funding opportunities, like increased access to capital from Asia, Europe and the Middle East. 

- Jim Mayfield, Director, US Department of Commerce (Moderator) 

- Canada: David Hood, President & CEO, DH3 & Associates

- Holland: Mr. Gerald Lenstra, Netherlands Enterprise Agency

- UK: Ravi Chana, Sector Specialist- Medtech, Department for International Trade

- Ireland: Michael Storan, Vice President, IDA Ireland

5:45 - 6:30

Panel: The University Impact - Preparing the Talent Pool

This session will harness the power of local universities, which produce the greatest amount of engineers in the nation, to prepare the next generation of the medtech workforce.

- Gregory Washington, Dean, Samueli School of Engineering, UC Irvine (Moderator)

- Yannis Yortsos, Dean, Viterbi School of Engineering, USC

- Jayathi Murthy, Dean, Samueli School of Engineering, UCLA

Albert Pisano, Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering, UCSD

Guruswami (Ravi) Ravichandran, Division Chair- Engineering, CalTech

6:30 - 7:30

Cocktail & Networking Reception

6:30 - 8:30

Private Reception (by invitation only, please)


DAY TWO:  Tuesday, October 31, 2017


7:30 - 8:50am

Chairman’s Breakfast (by invitation only, please)
This exclusive, intimate breakfast will connect conference speakers, sponsors, industry CEOs and investors, and will include a special keynote presentation by Geoff Tabin, MD, Founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project, which works to eradicate blindness in the developing world.

- Geoff Tabin, MD, Founder, Himalayan Cataract Project

- Jim Mazzo, Global President of Ophthalmic Device, Zeiss


7:30 - 9:00

Registration, Breakfast & Exhibits

9:00 - 9:45

Keynote: The Future of Healthcare

This keynote will highlight the future of healthcare and its affect on entrepreneurs to big industry.

Joshua Newman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Salesforce

Anthony Chang, MD, Chief Intelligence & Innovation Officer, CHOC

9:45 - 10:30

Keynote: Investment Opportunities

This panel will focus on investment opportunities in the medtech sector.

- Albert Cha, MD, PhD, Managing Partner, Vivo Capital

- Scott Whitcup, MD, CEO, Akrivista & Whitecap Biosciences

10:30 - 10:45

Exhibit & Refreshment Break

10:45 - 12:45

LaunchPad Company Presentations

LaunchPad, OCTANe's award-winning, high-tech accelerator, will select eight of its top medtech companies to give presentations. 

- David Mildrew, Managing Director, BioQuest (Moderator)

12:45 - 12:50

LaunchPad Company Presentation Award

LaunchPad Company Presentations will be judged by top medtech investors. Their respective scores will be tallied, and the company with the highest score will receive the LaunchPad Company Presentation Award.

        Sponsors include: BioQuest, DevicePharm, Fuel Source Partners, K&L Gates, Knobbe Martens, ROTH Capital, and RSM US LLP

12:50 - 1:25

Keynote: Tying it All Together

This closing session will highlight the main themes discussed during MTIF 2017 and identify actionable takeaways attendees can directly apply to their businesses.

- Bill Carpou (Moderator)

- Jim Mazzo, Global President of Ophthalmic Devices, Zeiss

- Andrew Lyon, Dean- Schmid School of Science & Technology, Chapman University

- Michael Hedge, Administrative Partner, K&L Gates

- Sabing Lee,  Partner, Knobbe Martens

- Tom Mitro,  President & COO, Aerie Pharmaceuticals

- Clay Wilemon, CEO & Chief Strategy Officer, DevicePharm

1:30 - 3:30

Lunch & Entertainment


Conference Concludes