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Agenda

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015

8:30am – 9:30am            REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING
9:30am -10:00am           WELCOME/KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Tracy Rafter, Founding CEO
BizFed, Los Angeles County Business Federation

10:00am – 11:00am        GENERAL MORNING SESSION

CEO ROUNDTABLE – LOCATION: PACIFIC BALLROOM I-III 
The ability to understand changing market trends and channel alternative resources to keep your business adaptable is paramount in today’s economy. This panel, composed of CEOs whose companies are trendsetters in their respective industries, will discuss the latest tools used to reach their goals.

The panel will engage in a wide-ranging discussion of growing trends in California’s Next Economy and opportunities for capitalizing on emerging technologies.

Moderator: Matt Petteruto, Vice President of Economic Development, Orange County Business Council

Panelists: Ken McNeely, President, AT&T California
Fred Ruiz, Vice Chairman of the Board of Regents, University of California

11:15am – 12:30pm         MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

CAPTURING BUSINESS VALUE WITH SOCIAL TECHNOLOGIES – LOCATION: EMERALD BAY II 
Social technologies, in their relatively brief period of existence, have found favor with consumers faster than previous technologies did.  It took 13 years for commercial television to reach 50 million households and 3 years for Internet service providers to sign their 50 millionth subscriber. Facebook hit the 50 million–user mark in just a year and Twitter in nine months. Sweeping cultural, economic, and social changes have accompanied this accelerated pace of adoption by the world’s consumers.

Companies, too, have adopted these technologies but have generated only a small fraction of the potential value they can create. An in-depth analysis of four industry sectors that represent almost 20 percent of global industry sales suggests that social platforms can unlock $900 billion to $1.3 trillion in value in those sectors alone. Two-thirds of this value creation opportunity lies in improving communication and collaboration within and across enterprises. Frequently, these improvements will go well beyond the areas many companies have focused on in their social-media efforts: connecting with consumers, deriving customer insights for marketing and product development, and providing customer service.

Moderator: Bill Imada, Chairman & CEO, IW Group

Panelists:
Cynthia Johnson, Director of Marketing and Social Media, RankLab
Blake Jamieson, Author and Digital Entrepreneur
Ryan Eisenacher, Sr. Content Marketing Editor, Recovery Brands

CYBERSECURITY: THE NEW BUSINESS PRIORITY – LOCATION: EMERALD BAY III
As businesses rely on new technologies such as mobile, cloud, and social media, the increase use of these technologies has attracted criminals who want to steal information for profit.

Safe guarding your business reputation, financial information, and intellectual property has become the new business priority in cyberspace.

During this interactive panel you will meet global leaders and hear the successful strategies they have employed to protect customer data.

Moderator: Sean Cordero, Director, Information Security, Office of the CISO at Optiv

Panelists:
Karl Ma, Chief Security Officer, CISO and Global Security Leader for an International Property and Management Company
John Yeoh, Sr. Research Analyst, Cloud Security Alliance
Rami Zreikat, President, xTerraLink, and Programs Director Board Member, ISACA Sacramento Chapter
Eric Frost, Director of Viz Center and Homeland Security Graduate Program, San Diego State University
Special Agent with the FBI

THE INTERNET OF THINGS – LOCATION: EMERALD BAY I 
The Internet of Things (IoT) is defined as increased machine-to-machine communication; it’s built on cloud computing and networks of data-gathering sensors; it’s a mobile, virtual, and instantaneous connection.

By 2020, an estimated 50 billion devices around the globe will be connected to the Internet. A third of them will be computers, smartphones, tablets, and TVs. The remaining two-thirds will be other kinds of “things”: sensors, actuators, and newly invented intelligent devices that monitor, control, analyze, and optimize our world.

The IoT is transforming the way we live and work. IoT will open up a new range of efficiencies, industries and opportunities for small and medium sized business owners. With IoT, business owners will be able to connect and monitor assets from virtually anywhere, at any time, for almost any industry.

We will hear directly from IoT experts, who will help make sure that the IoT will bring productivity, agility and efficiency to your business.

Moderator: Matt Mui, Director of Innovation & Strategy, AT&T

Panelists:  
Jonathan Spalter, Chair, Mobile Future
Kish Rajan, Chief Evangelist, CAL Innovates
Eli Calderon Morin, Founder & Curator, Mobile Monday Silicon Beach
Sunny Choi, Vice President, Belkin

Attendees of the IO T session will have a chance to win a brand new, just released, LG GPad X 10.

MATCHMAKING SESSIONS – LOCATION: PACIFIC BALLROOM IV
During these sessions, summit attendees will have the opportunity to meet with procurement officers from federal, state and local agencies, as well as Fortune 500 companies, to discuss small business contract opportunities.

The participating corporate and government procurement representatives on-hand are seeking diverse small businesses who are ready to partner. And through the sessions, small businesses are provided with a unique chance and wide access to contract opportunities, strategic business solutions and better practices to thrive as the engine of our economy.

FINANCIAL SERVICES – ACCESS TO CAPITAL – LOCATION: BALBOA BAY I
Attendees will hear from lenders on a wide range of topics, including which types of financing are most appropriate for their needs, what lenders look for in potential borrowers, alternatives to traditional bank loans, tips on improving their chances for success and available opportunities and financing tools for expansion. There will be a Business Services Marketplace held after the workshop.

Moderator:  Sandy Cha Mumper, Vice President, Community Affairs Officer, Wells Fargo West Region Community Relations

Panelists:
Stephen Leung, Lender Relations Specialist, US Small Business Administration, Santa Ana District
Ash Abdelaaty, Senior Vice President & Business Banking Manager, California Bank & Trust
Jeffrey Le Sage, Chairman & Managing Director, Envisage Equity
Bao-Ngoc Liu, Vice President, Area Manager, Business Banking Wells Fargo
Kristy Ollendorff, Director of Lending/Chef Commercial Credit Officer, Clearinghouse CDFI

12:30pm – 1:30pm    LUNCH AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Wing Lam, Co-Founder/Partner, Wahoo’s Fish Taco

1:45pm – 3:00pm    AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS

ASIAN WOMEN IN POLITICS & POWER – LOCATION: EMERALD BAY II
Come meet some of the most powerful Asian and Pacific Islander women in politics take the stage. This session explores the causes and effects of gender and ethnic disparity in politics, as well as proposing possible solutions. The panelists will discuss why few women are involved in politics, the common thread in how they came into politics, and their experience in the political workplace.

Moderator: Mona Pasquil, Appointments Secretary, Office of Governor Jerry Brown

Panelists:
The Honorable Young Kim, California State Assembly
The Honorable Betty Yee, Controller, State of California
The Honorable Ling Ling Chang, California State Assembly

LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS GROW GREEN! – LOCATION: EMERALD BAY I
Learn about innovative ways to leverage the use of Technology to help your business “Grow” in Profits!  Discover tools you can use to minimize paperwork, reduce costs and create more revenue opportunities. Find out how “technology” can help you reach customers in new ways and gain an edge over competition, while improving your operational efficiencies and keeping you more informed.

In today’s climate, small business operators must be able to adapt to market forces, respond to consumer demands quickly and diversify their customer base to both achieve and maintain their success. Leveraging the use of technology solutions can help you reach your financial goals and “evolve” your business model to compete effectively with more established competitors.

Moderator: Tamara Flowers, Director of Business Sales, Verizon

Panelists:
Kevin Moshyedi, Chief Business Officer and Co-Founder, Voipment
Matthew Theis, Director of Integrated Marketing, The Shamrock Company
Jonson Chen, Vice Chairman, 99 Ranch Market
Robert Lee, Associate Director for Marketing, Verizon

INTERNATIONAL TRADE: GLOBAL FLOWS AND THE DIGITAL AGE – LOCATION: EMERALD BAY III
How are California manufacturers and their home communities adapting to the shifting weight of the global economy?  What are the dynamic changes occurring in the global flow of goods, services, finance, people, data, and communications.  Which of these are having the biggest impact on their livelihoods and how are they adapting to the new reality? Pair panel of issue-experts will explore these drivers, sharing their experiences and insight for adapting to new realities while benefiting from expanding beyond the home market of California.

Moderator: Joseph E Skowera, Senior Vice-President, Business Banking, JPMorgan Chase Bank Market Manager of Business Banking.

Panelists:
Elizabeth Glynn, Export Advisor, California Manufacturing Technology Company
Michael Lee, Director of Alibaba.com Marketing and Business Development, Ali Baba
Dr. Eugene Laney, Vice President of International Trade Affairs, DHL Express, USA
Mark Ivener, Immigration Attorney (EB-5), Ivener & Fullmer LLP

MATCHMAKING SESSIONS – LOCATION: PACIFIC BALLROOM IV
During these sessions, summit attendees will have the opportunity to meet with procurement officers and buyers from federal, state and local agencies, as well as Fortune 500 companies, to discuss small business contract opportunities.

The participating corporate and government procurement representatives on-hand are seeking diverse small businesses who are ready to partner. And through these sessions, small businesses are provided with a unique chance and wide access to contract opportunities, strategic business solutions and better practices to thrive as the engine of our economy.

BUSINESS SERVICE MARKETPLACE
Based on our partner’s feedback we are proud to introduce the new Business Services Marketplace to the Asian Business Summit program. The Marketplace is designed to provide our partners with an area to conduct business in a one on one private setting, away from the excitement in the connection corridor and workshops. Private appointments are scheduled at the individual exhibitor booths.