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Big Ideas - Connect Weekend Edition

Innovate Pasadena

Friday, March 14, 2014 from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Big Ideas - Connect Weekend Edition

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Presented by Innovate Pasadena, OpenX and Viking Digital Media and Sponsored by Goldstar

Doors Open and Networking

Welcoming Remarks
Douglas McPherson, Chief Legal Officer, OpenX

2.05pm - 2.50pm
Panel 1: Ad + Tech: Big Ideas in Online, Social and Mobile Advertising

In 2014 and beyond, technological enhancements and greater convergence in formats and devices will continue to drive market growth for online, social and mobile advertising. Where are the biggest opportunities as the Digital Marketing Revolution presses on? What are the pitfalls to avoid? A panel of experts from greater Pasadena  will debate and bring you up to date on the latest innovations, trends and insights.

Eric Ayzenberg, Chief Strategist, Ayzenberg Group

Stephen Saiz, GM, Mobile, Majesco Entertainment
Nicholas Cumins, SVP, Product, OpenX
Julie Schoenfeld, CEO, Perfect Market 
Ezra Callahan, Early Facebook Employee and Social Media Expert

Moderator: Joakim "Jay" Baage, President, Viking Digital Media

Networking Break - Snacks and Refreshments Served

3.15pm - 4pm
Presentations: The Design Accelerator’s first Graduates Revealed
The Design Accelerator and its seed-stage investment fund are ground-breaking for-profit entities created by Art Center College of Design in partnership with Caltech. The accelerator will be presented by its co-founders Mark Breitenberg and Erik Hovanec and followed by three individual presentations from graduating companies.

1. Anomaly Systems, Inc.
Anomaly offers a Cloud-based platform of massively concurrent networks of agents that acquire and integrate data from thousands of disparate noisy data sources to detect critical patterns, in real time, so that enterprises can capitalize on opportunities and reduce threats. The intellectual property was acquired from the California Institute of Technology, and was initially developed to detect threats to society such as harmful radiation and earthquakes.

Presenter: Mani Chandy, PhD MIT. Professor Emeritus, California Institute of Technology, Computational and Mathematical Sciences. Till February 1, he was the Simon Ramo Professor of Caltech.

2. Eyevoice, Inc. See the voices around you and explore cities of the world.

Presenters: Co-Founders Youmna Chamcham, Eddy Bitar and Omar Omran. 

3. Metamason, Inc.
One of the most universally disliked therapies in medicine, CPAP masks for obstructive sleep apnea patients, offers a $2 billion dollar market with a 25% growth rate. Metamason, capitalizing on this opportunity, is using 3D printing to create patient specific solutions with our proprietary Scan·Fit·Print platform. We utilize 3D scanning, algorithmic design, and our proprietary 3D printing process for silicone (Investment Molding) to create custom, ergonomic masks, optimized for the individual. 

Presenter: CEO & Founder Leslie Oliver Karpas 


4pm - 5pm
Panel 2: Arts + Science + Tech = Pasadena Means Business

Things are changing. Modern designers are not just “making things pretty” anymore but using new technologies and advances in science like 3D scanning, parametric computer modeling, and 3D printing to create complex innovations. At the same time, technology and science entrepreneurs have moved out of the labs and using design and branding power to start revolutionary companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic. How can Pasadena better leverage its unique arts and science institutions to create more successful companies and a thriving innovation eco-system? What’s next as art meets science meets tech meets business?


Fred Farina, Chief Innovation Officer, Caltech
Mark Breitenberg, Co-Founder at The Design Accelerator; Special Assistant to the President, Art Center College of Design
Eric Duyshart, Economic Dev't Manager, City of Pasadena
Alex Maleki, Head of Business Development, Idealab

Moderator: Andy Wilson, CEO, Rexter and Co-Chair, Innovate Pasadena

Have questions about Big Ideas - Connect Weekend Edition? Contact Innovate Pasadena

When & Where

888 E Walnut St, Pasadena
Ground floor, at the corner of Lake and Walnut.
Pasadena, CA

Friday, March 14, 2014 from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Innovate Pasadena

Advancing greater Pasadena as a center of technology and design innovation by supporting collaboration across business and education to attract companies, entrepreneurs, innovators and capital to the broader community.

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