Events

Mar
9
Mon
CEO Strategy Forum: Headquartered Here @ The Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine Roth Auditorium 2880 Torrey Scenic Drive La Jolla, CA 92037
Mar 9 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

 

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Join CONNECT at our very special CEO Strategy Forum: Headquartered Here, where we will examine why three of our most successful corporate leaders and companies chose to be headquartered in San Diego.

 

This program will cover:

  • Advantages to being headquartered in San Diego
  • How to overcome challenges with headquartering in San Diego
  • What areas San Diego outpaces regions
  • The role of San Diego’s geography in talent acquisition

 

Panelists:

Mark Dankberg, Chairman, CEO, ViatSat, Inc.

Mr. Dankberg co-founded ViaSat Inc. in 1986 and has led the company’s rapid growth. He has held the position of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since inception.

Under his leadership, ViaSat has consistently been one of America’s fastest growing technology companies. As a start-up, ViaSat was selected to the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies three times. After listing on the NASDAQ exchange in 1996 ViaSat has been recognized multiple times by leading business and industry publications including BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, Red Herring, Space News, and Washington Technology for its exceptional performance and growth.

 

Peter C. Farrell, PhD, DsC, AM, Founder and Chairman of The Board, ResMed

Peter Farrell is the founder and chairman of ResMed and has been chairman and a director since our inception in June 1989. He served as chief executive officer from July 1990 until December 2007 when he became executive chairman. In February 2011, he resumed the role of chief executive officer until March 2013, when he resumed the role of executive chairman.

Dr. Farrell’s role as founder and chief executive officer for over 19 years provides him with a unique and deep understanding of our operations, technology and industry. In addition, his background reflects significant executive experience with other publicly-held medical technology companies and public company governance experience and training. This experience and training includes more than seven years of experience on the nominating and governance committee and one year of experience on the compensation committee of NuVasive, as well as coursework specific to corporate governance from the Harvard Business School. Dr. Farrell’s experience and skills led our board to the conclusion that he should serve as a director.

 

Alexis V. Lukianov, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Nuvasive, Inc.

Alexis V. Lukianov is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of NuVasive, Inc., a medical device company in San Diego, Calif. Since 1999, Mr. Lukianov has led a venture-backed startup to the company’s initial public offering in 2004. Today, NuVasive is the third largest spine company in the world and regarded as the leader in minimally disruptive surgical products having changed major spine surgery to outpatient procedures. The company’s innovative products and pioneering spine surgery techniques have catapulted the startup into an industry leader. He currently serves on the board and the executive committee of Volcano Corporation. Lukianov frequently participates on industry panels and in the media for patient advocacy and medical device industry topics.

 

Mar
11
Wed
Operations Roundtable – Change Management & Creating a Culture of Lean @ CareFusion, 6055 Lusk Blvd, Tech Center- Building C, San Diego, CA 92121
Mar 11 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

 

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The CONNECT Operations Roundtable Presents:

Change Management / Creating a Culture of Lean

Continuous Improvement efforts are happening all around us…always have and always will.  If change is good, then why does it sometimes seem so difficult and other times simple?  This presentation will cover some basic techniques (tips and tricks) to make successful change.  After attending this session, participants will be able to return to their work areas and immediately identify actions to be taken to get the results they are after.  And, we will explore proven approaches to creating a Culture of Lean.

Who should attend:

Anyone involved in Continuous Improvement.

Presentation Take-aways:

Take-aways from this interactive session includes understanding:

  • Why change is important
  • How we might see change
  • Tools and models for successful change
  • Tips and tricks to initiate a Lean Culture

 

Ric Van Der Linden is the Principal Consultant for ProgressivEdge www.ProgressivEdge.com , a consulting group based in the San Diego area is focused on the applications of Continuous Improvement techniques to any business type.

He and his team have delivered performance improvement in businesses large and small.  Though his background is manufacturing, for the past 10 years he has used Lean and Lean Six Sigma to drive great results in healthcare and other service industry.  He teaches Lean at SDSU and is a Master Black Belt teaching the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program at UCSD.  He provides “project based – results driven” training along with mentoring/coaching to all industries across the US.

 

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Time: 7:30-9:30am, light continental breakfast starting at 7:00am

Venue: Hosted by CareFusion, 6055 Lusk Blvd, Tech Center- Building C, San Diego, CA 92121

Fees: Complimentary registration by CMTC to CONNECT members; $40 for non-members

 

Mar
19
Thu
Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Awards honoring Dr. Andrew Viterbi @ Estancia La Jolla
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
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Join CONNECT in honoring Dr. Andrew Viterbi, Co-Founder of Qualcomm Incorporated, at the prestigious Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Awards luncheon.

Hall of Fame honors individuals who have achieved distinction over the years for founding, leading, or advancing a San Diego life sciences or technology based business or organization. Such entrepreneurs have contributed to the business sectors that shape our local economy, improve our quality of life and continue to inspire future generations of innovators and entrepreneurs. Dr. Andrew Viterbi will be our 13th inductee into CONNECT’s Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Past honorees include Irwin Jacobs, Walter Zable, Ivor Royston, William Rastetter, J. Robert Beyster, Neal Blue, Linden Blue, Peter Preuss, Gene Ray, Howard “Ted” Greene, Ron Taylor, and Peter Farrell.

Dr. Andrew Viterbi
Co-Founder Qualcomm Incorporated

Andrew Viterbi

In 1985, Dr. Viterbi co-founded Qualcomm Incorporated, a developer and manufacturer of mobile satellite communications and digital wireless telephony. Dr. Viterbi served as chief technical officer until 1996 and vice chairman until 2000. Under his leadership, Qualcomm received international recognition for innovative technology in the areas of digital wireless communications based on Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technologies.

Dr. Viterbi’s most prominent research contribution is the Viterbi algorithm, one of the most important mathematical concepts of the 20th century, a means of separating information from background noise. The Viterbi Algorithm is used in most mobile phones and digital satellite receivers, as well as in the fields of magnetic recording, voice recognition and DNA sequence analysis. Since retiring from Qualcomm, Dr. Viterbi has shifted his focus to helping up-and-coming engineers with the establishment of his investment firm, the Viterbi Group. The company focuses on communication start-ups that are adapting the Viterbi algorithm to new purposes.

Date: March 19, 2015

Time: 11:00am-1:30pm

Location: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
9700 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037
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Individual Ticket Cost:
CONNECT Member: $160
Non-CONNECT Member: $190

Table of Ten Cost:
CONNECT Member: $1,500
Non-CONNECT Member: $1,700

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Thank you to our Sponsors:

Lead Sponsor:

SDGE [Converted]

Presenting Sponsors:

Cymer-Orange

Qualcomm

Supporting Sponsors:

Lyon

 

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Young Innovators Sponsor:

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Media Partner:

Formula PR

Mar
31
Tue
CONNECT FrameWorks: Protect Your IP! The Basics You’ll Need from A to Z @ CONNECT
Mar 31 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
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CONNECT FrameWorks Workshops present

Protect Your IP! The Basics You’ll Need from A to Z

In partnership with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

 Program Overview:

Intellectual property (IP) rights are frequently the most valuable assets a company has and frequently not protected adequately.  Identifying and protecting a company’s intellectual property rights is imperative for raising funding and for the future success of a company.

This program will give you a basic understanding of the different types of IP protection, how to identify IP rights, and how to protect IP rights, with a particular emphasis on patents.

What you will learn:

  • How to identify and protect IP rights through patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets
  • Common mistakes to avoid in regard to protection of your company’s IP rights
  • Recent patent rule changes, especially in regard to protection of software and business methods

Who should attend:

This workshop is reserved for Founders, CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, Managers, Researchers, VCs, Business Development Professionals and Scientists, ONLY.  Please, no competing law firms.

About the Presenter:

Stephen Beuerle is a patent attorney and partner in the Intellectual Property Law Group at Procopio, Cory, Hargeaves and Savitch, LLP.   Mr. Beuerle has over twenty years experience as a patent practioner.  He served as the head of Procopio’s Intellectual Property Law Group and as a member of the firm’s management committee.  Mr. Beuerle has obtained hundreds of patents and registered trademarks for his clients and has issued over ten patents on his own inventions.

Date: Tuesday March 31, 2015

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Location:  CONNECT
8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite A-124
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Note: A light breakfast will be provided for participants

Contact: Jackie Leard

Email: jleard@connect.org
Phone: 858-964-1335

Fees:

CONNECT Member FREE
General Public $20
At the Door $45. (subject to availability)
*Registration will close on or before March 30

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Apr
9
Thu
CONNECT FrameWorks: Corporate Valuations @ TBD
Apr 9 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
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CONNECT FrameWorks Workshops presents

Corporate Valuations

In partnership with Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

Program Overview: 

 Through a series of real world case studies and interactive group discussion, this program will cover a range of valuation issues and topics focused on: 

  • Valuation issues related to intellectual property in licensing, manufacturing and M&A transactions
  • How valuation methodologies can optimize transaction outcomes for both buyers and sellers  in M&A and other transactions
  • Valuation related to buy/sell agreements, shareholder agreements and partner/owner buyouts
  • How to value privately held shares and restricted stock and properly apply minority interest, marketability, blockage and other discounts
  • How to avoid pitfalls associated with Equity Incentive Plans and Private Company Stock issuances under Internal Revenue Code Section 409A

Who should attend:  

Business owners, senior executives, and other professionals who want to develop a strategy to optimize company growth and liquidity, maximize valuation and capitalize on strategic transactions.   

About the Presenters: 

Joe Davidson is the firm-wide Director of the Corporate & Finance Department at Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, resident in the firm’s San Diego office.  Since 1979, Joe has advised and represented a broad variety of companies and entrepreneurs in both thriving and distressed economic environments in corporate and securities matters, mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships.

Clark Libenson is a corporate partner in the San Diego office of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, where his practice focuses on corporate finance and business transactions.  Clark services clients’ needs in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt, real estate securities, corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, employee equity and compensation arrangements, corporate governance, and board advisory matters.

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP has been approved as a continuing legal education provider of Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. This program will qualify for MCLE credit in the amount of 2.50 hours.

Date: Thursday April 9, 2015

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Location:  TBD

Note: A light breakfast will be provided for participants

Contact: Jackie Leard

Email: jleard@connect.org
Phone: 858-964-1335

Fees:

CONNECT Member FREE
General Public $20
At the Door $45. (subject to availability)
*Registration will close on or before April 8

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May
6
Wed
CONNECT FrameWorks: Licensing Fundamentals for the Business Executive @ CONNECT
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
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CONNECT FrameWorks Workshops present

Licensing Fundamentals for the Business Executive

In partnership with Jones Day

Program Overview:

What is a license? What are the most commonly negotiated provisions by the business team? How do you prepare to negotiate a licensing agreement? What are the pitfalls to watch out for? What questions do you as licensor or licensee need to ask to ensure that your needs are met? This half-day workshop will present the fundamental concepts of licensing and explain how these concepts are reflected in a contract, such as provisions regarding IP rights, royalties, exclusivity and technology transfer. To further demonstrate the points, the workshop will use example clauses specific to pharmaceuticals, biotech and software, but the concepts will be universally applicable to all industries and subject matter.

What you will learn:

  • The role of licensing within different types of commercial transactions
  • The types of rights that can be licensed
  • Common methods of calculating and paying royalties, with publicly available industry examples of actual amounts paid
  • Common pitfalls to avoid in licensing
  • Hotly negotiated licensing provisions and the licensor’s and licensee’s view of each
  • Where and what information to seek when conducting diligence

Who should attend:

Founders, CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Business Development Professionals, Inventors and IP Managers who are seeking fundamental knowledge about licensing, as well as scientists and technology experts considering a start-up business in need of licensing.   There will be ample time for networking and Q&A provided.  Please, no competing law firms.

About the Presenter:  

Tom Briggs‘ focuses on representing clients in commercial transactions where intellectual property, technology, information, and knowledge are a substantial component or reason for the deal.  He has particular experience with licenses, joint development, strategic alliances, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and settlement agreements.

 Tom is co-leader of the Licensing & Technology Transactions team within Jones Day’s IP Practice and resident in the Jones Day’s San Diego office on El Camino Real in Carmel Valley.

Date: Wednesday May 6, 2015

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Location:  CONNECT
8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite A-124
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Note: A light breakfast will be provided for participants

Contact: Jackie Leard

Email: jleard@connect.org
Phone: 858-964-1335

Fees:

CONNECT Member FREE
General Public $20
At the Door $45. (subject to availability)
*Registration will close on or before May 5

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Jun
10
Wed
Rock Stars of Innovation @ Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
Jun 10 @ 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

More info coming soon!