Source: OCTANe

UPDATE - OCTANe Announces Agenda for Annual Technology Investor Forum

Keynotes From Senior Executives at IBM, J.P. Morgan and RSM to Headline Southern California's Largest Investment, High Growth and Innovation Conference

ALISO VIEJO, CA--(Marketwired - May 3, 2016) - OCTANe, the Orange County business development accelerator dedicated to driving technology industry growth and innovation by connecting ideas and people with resources and capital, will host its annual Technology Investor Forum (TIF) May 17-18. Hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors look to this event every year to discuss the most relevant issues in the Southern California technology ecosystem.

OCTANe's annual event provides a forum where tech-focused entrepreneurs and technology investors can network and learn about the latest trends affecting the technology industry. This year's conference highlights key topics including cybersecurity, Internet of Things, investment and funding, as well as augmented and virtual reality. Six promising LaunchPad™ SBDC companies will also be presenting at the event:

  • Meridian AR is an augmented reality platform that allows industries to create specific applications for smart glasses and mobile devices to explain products, situations and locations in a user's environment and context and convert those users' actions to revenue. (
  • Mobilize Solutions is an ad-tech company specializing in social media branding. Its patent pending platform uses geo-location to dynamically add branding to photos. (
  • Monet Networks is a SaaS platform that captures, tracks and analyzes video content in real time and at scale using non-verbal cues from online viewers to determine audience preferences and insights and optimize video effectiveness. (
  • NarrativeWave is a SaaS analytics and natural language generation platform that takes real-time operational data from high-value industrial equipment and auto generates "narratives" that decrease costs, improve workflow efficiency, and increases profitability on multi-million dollar service contracts sold by large, global manufacturers. (
  • Pandexio provides SaaS services for enterprises creating segments of information embedded in existing communications systems that are easily retrievable for training and worker education. (
  • @ Your Gate offers a mobile app to connect travelers to an airport concierge service that delivers food and other goods to travelers at their gates using brand ambassadors. (

WHAT:  Technology Investor Forum

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 12:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. PT
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 7:00 a.m. - 6:45 p.m. PT


  • Joe Brusuelas, chief economist, RSM -- State of the Industry Report Keynote (May 17th, 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.)
  • Gary Sorrentino, managing director and CTO, J.P. Morgan Asset Management -- Cybersecurity Keynote (May 17th, 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
  • Linda Bernardi, chief innovation officer -- cloud & IoT, IBM -- Disrupt or Die Keynote (May 18th, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)

To view the full speaking lineup, visit:

WHERE: Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Rd., Irvine, Calif. 92614

NOTE: Media interested in attending should RSVP to Joel Monson at

The Technology Investor Forum will be hosted at The Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA. For a full agenda and event registration, go to

About OCTANe 

OCTANe drives technology industry growth and innovation in Orange County by connecting ideas and people with resources and capital. Its members represent Orange County technology executive leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, academicians, and strategic advisors, all working together to fuel innovation in the OC. The organization has helped more than 800 companies via the LaunchPad™ SBDC accelerator. LaunchPad™-certified companies have received more than $1.1 billion in investment and equity exits. OCTANe annually welcomes more than 7,000 people to its programs and events. More than 2,000 business leaders throughout the Orange County region are OCTANe members. For more information, visit

Contact Information:

Joel Monson