This is an invitation only event. To be added to the invite list please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Corresponding with recent changes in the HR Roundtable, In order to avoid confusion about which Roundtable activities are true roundtables, the peer to peer activities or true roundtables are now referred to as the HR Advisory Roundtable. The HR Roundtable will continue to sponsor events with timely topics and speakers.
Through education and the exchange of information, SME CONNECT’s HR Roundtable provides support for HR professionals as strategic partners in their company’s quest for competitive excellence. *Meetings are held bi-montly on the first Thursday of every month(with the exception of the programs with asterisks), from 7:30-9:00am, in a confidential setting to benchmark and share best practices.*
Ready to cut costs, eliminate unnecessary processes, and streamline your company? Join CONNECT for a 4 hour crash course in the Lean Six Sigma principle Future State Value Stream Mapping.
Value Stream Mapping helps you understand your current work flow and identify waste within those practices. Using this tool will significantly improve your company’s productivity, reduce overhead and help eliminate errors.
Speaker Ric Van Der Linden will present information through case studies on applying process improvement concepts to achieve a robust Future State Value Stream Map.
Attendees of this four hour education event will leave with the ability to:
- Construct a Current State Value Stream Map
- Create a Future State Value Stream Map by applying concepts such as; cell design, kanban, pull execution, 5S, Heijunka, set-up time reduction, mixed model scheduling and more
- Understand the linkage of procedure improvement tools and concepts to a dramatically improved Future State
Due to security regulations, all attendees must be registered in advance, no later than 5:00 PM Monday June 12, 2013. No cell phones, cameras, etc. are allowed in the ViaSat facility.
Registration will close on or before Tuesday May 7.
Using lasers in healthcare has become increasingly more common. Perhaps you know a friend, family member – or even yourself – who has received state of the art surgery that relied on lasers. So what is the latest trend? Lasers not only used for cutting but also used to cure pain, alleviate discomfort, and end years of agony caused by spinal cord injuries and cerebral palsy.
Fascinating? Yes. Revolutionary? Yes. Dr. Richard Lieber and his team have developed a portable surgical tool that passes laser light through muscles during surgery and records the resulting laser light pattern. Ultimately, Dr. Lieber’s group has been able to determine the specific changes that occur in muscle contractures, and it is this pattern that dictates which type of specific surgical procedures should be made. As a result, patients are able to receive the surgery that targets their individual problems, producing the best possible results. Using laser light in this way has the potential to eliminate life limiting, debilitating pain in a way not even imaginable a few years ago.
Who should attend: If you’re at all interested in cutting-edge technology, science and innovation this event is for you! Students; scientists; engineers; physicians; healthcare leaders; venture capitalists; technology and life sciences professionals; services providers and business leaders – all are welcome.
About Dr. Lieber: Rick Lieber earned his Ph.D. in Biophysics from U.C. Davis in 1982 developing a theory of light diffraction that was applied to mechanical studies of single muscle cells. He joined the faculty of U.C. San Diego in 1985 where he has spent his entire academic career and is now Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Lieber is currently the director of the National Skeletal Muscle Research Center and the San Diego Skeletal Muscle Research Center, both based at U.C. San Diego.
Dr. Lieber’s work is characterized by its interdisciplinary nature—an approach that is relevant to those who study biomechanics and Orthopaedic Surgery. More recently, he has implemented molecular biology tools to understand gene expression patterns in muscles subjected to high stress and in performing mechanistic studies of muscles in which genes are introduced to muscles in an attempt to change their mechanical function.
**Register Early! On-Site registration pricing ($75) goes into effect the Monday (June 10) before the scheduled forum, for all registration types.
Cybersecurity has started to go on the offensive. Rather than focusing on traditional reactive measures, Cybersecurity experts are starting to deploy “offensive” proactive or adversarial approaches to protecting computer systems, networks, and individuals from attacks. This has stirred up much discussion and controversy from all sides. MITEF San Diego brings together a leading group of Cybersecurity experts to:
- Discuss how cyber attacks are changing
- Dive into the ethical and moral discussions around offensive vs. defensive security approaches
- Explore how Big Data and predictive analytics are making proactive security a reality
- Share their viewpoints on compliance security vs. regulatory
Darin Andersen,CEO and Founder, Cyber United
Tom Byrnes, CEO, ThreatSTOP
Joshua Davis, CISO, Qualcomm
Matt Harrigan, CEO, Critical Assets and CEO, Packetsled
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Location: Medical Education and Telemedicine Building at UCSD
Parking: FREE Parking in the Gilman Parking Structure; Please see attendant at the Russel Ln. entrance to the Gilman Parking Structure for a parking voucher; Parking attendant hands out permits from 4-6pm – if you arrive before or after that time you must purchase your own parking permit.
General Public: $65
Full & Corporate MITEF Members : FREE
Modified MITEF Members ($199/yr +25/event) : $25
MITEF Sponsors: FREE
MIT Alumni: $40
CONNECT/SME CONNECT Members & Active Business Advisors: $55
Full-time Students: $15
On-Site: $75 (On-Site registration pricing goes into effect the Monday (June 10) before the Forum, and applies to all registration types.)
(Online Registration closes at 9am on the day of the Forum.)
Raising Capital and Going Public Under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act
When the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was signed into law in April 2012, lawmakers and the investment community hoped it would improve the small-cap IPO environment by streamlining and economizing the IPO process for “emerging growth companies.”
As the innovation community continues to wait for some JOBS Act provisions to be implemented more than one year after its enactment, the JOBS Act has proved quite effective in relieving some of the pressure points that small-cap companies face in going public. The new IPO On-Ramp provisions have provided companies that want to go public with a real opportunity to do so in an efficient and cost-effective manner, providing these companies better access to capital in order to spur job creation. The JOBS Act also is affecting the way the management of venture-capital-backed companies thinks about the company’s long-term future.
Come learn from experts in the field who will guide you through the IPO On-Ramp process and what you should be doing to prep your company. Hear real life examples of companies who have taken the IPO On-Ramp and successfully grown their company.
If you are thinking of additional ways to raise money for your company, this is the program for you.
Click here to to learn more or to register.
In product development, design for manufacturing is a critical component to the success or failure of a product. Companies must balance production cost, production volume and product ROI to ensure an efficient design is delivered to manufacturing. Getting these three items aligned can be a difficult journey.
Join CONNECT and its panel of experts as they answer some of the pressing questions around successful product development. Such as how do you match the correct production method to your products yearly volume and ROI? Additionally, be sure to bring some of your own questions so speakers can have a chance to address them.
- Tuan M. Dao, BChE, MSME
- Andy Moulds
- Diane Law
The Senior Operations Roundtable is an invitation only meeting designed for senior operations executives to meet in a more intimate roundtable environment. Participation is for SME CONNECT/CONNECT members only. Members must be practicing senior operations executives.
To be added to the roster, please contact email@example.com
When companies create a product they normally concentrate on technology linked to look and feel. Yet, as we look at the overall experience, there are many other areas where we can have impact:
• Motivations to purchase the product or service
• Setting the right expectations
• Supporting positive feelings during use
• Inviting the customer to be an advocate for us
Join DD Studio, Herman Miller and MJD Interactive Agency, Inc. as they discuss experience design. They will articulate the main stages of the design cycle and share their knowledge of how to design great products.
Our panel will provide you with insight on how to design a product that is more than just useful and beautiful – it will be designed to become part of people’s life – influencing meaning and modifying human behavior patterns.
DD Studios –
Herman Miller –
MJD Interactive Agency, Inc. –
Registration | 2:30pm
Program | 3:00pm
Connect with CONNECT – Springboard to Success
Experience the CONNECT Springboard success story at this summer’s most prestigious innovation showcase, Connect with CONNECT. Make your way through the Showcase Zones exhibiting 40+ of CONNECT’s hottest Portfolio Companies in Digital Life, Action & Sports, Life Sciences, Cyber & Robotics and Cleantech & Energy.
Come network with more than 700+ business leaders from San Diego’s most innovative industries. Check out cutting-edge innovations in design from DDSTUDIO and Herman Miller in the luxurious Design Lounge, while sipping the latest cocktail creation from Snake Oil Cocktail Co. This year’s gourmet bites travel to you from top of the line food trucks including Mastiff Sausage Co., Ms. Patty Melt and Puesto, paired with fine wine from Gen7, craft beer from Top Town Brewery and delectable treats from the talented Chef Drew.
Who should attend:
Entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers, capital providers and professional services providers who are interested in maximizing their connections and looking for a one-stop introduction to the vast array of industries and business opportunities in San Diego.
*Event will take place in the outdoor courtyard. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be provided
*Note: Cancellations within seven days of event will not be refunded