Monday, February 5, 2018

Technolink Snapshot February 2018

Snapshot News from Technolink Members 

Technolink member Lt. General Larry James shares the following announcement:  NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab is preparing to launch its next Mars mission in May 2018.  The mission is called InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) and will explore and understand the interior of Mars.  The spacecraft, pictured below, contains three extremely sensitive seismometers to measure motion of the planets deep interior, as well as a heat probe that will penetrate 6 meters beneath the Martian surface to measure the core temperature of the planet.  The spacecraft will be launched from Vandenberg AFB CA, marking an historic first as the first interplanetary mission ever to launch from the West Coast.  For more details, click here.


Congratulations to Technolink Advisory Board Members James Del Monaco and Wes McKean for their new posts as Associate Principals  at P2S Engineering.  Pictured left and second to left below, they are joined by Travis Taylor, Mike Shen and David Howard who were also named Associate Principals of the firm. As leaders in sustainability, design, project management and commissioning, they embody dedication to their clients and commitment to high quality service that are the ethos of P2S.


Congratulations to Technolink member Dr. Jeff Reed who was recently appointed to UC Irvine's Advanced Power and Energy Program as chief scientist for renewable fuels and energy storage. In his new role, Reed will lead and expand an existing foundation of research and market outreach in both renewable fuels and energy storage, working in collaboration with graduate and undergraduate students and anchor research staff. Prior to joining UC Irvine, Dr. Reed led a variety of programs, including research, development and demonstration; energy efficiency emerging technology; venture investment; and the low-emission vehicle program, and was responsible for long-range technology forecasting and strategic planning at SoCalGas and San Diego Gas and Electric (both Sempra Energy utilities). To read more, click here

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Technolink Snapshot January 2018

Please join us for Technolink Association's Spring Presidents' Club Forum on March 20, 2018.  We are proud to announce the launch of a new "Open Forum Assembly" addressing this year's conversational theme, "Exploring the Transformational Shift in Business and the Workplace." We look forward to seeing you at the historic Athenaeum Club at Caltech.

To view the invitation, please click here

This forum is open to Technolink Association members by invitation only. 
Please contact us if you are interested in attending this forum. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Technolink Snapshot November 2017

Snapshot News from Technolink Members 

Technolink member Gilles Gravelle announces the publication of So What? Answering a Donor’s Toughest Question.
While donors still care about outcomes in terms of numerical scale, they now want to know the stories behind the numbers. Social and faith-based nonprofits are being challenged to show their results in terms of transformational change in people, situations, communities and the environment.
In this brief book he simplifies a complex topic for nonprofit leaders who don’t have the budget, time or ability to become subject matter experts. The book launches nonprofits on a simple path to collecting the impact stories that validate their organization’s methods. It finishes with donor messaging guidelines to help communicate impact in ways that resonates most with them. 

So What? Answering a Donor’s Toughest Questionpublished by, Lake Forest CA, is available on Amazon in print and Kindle edition. 


Jim Watson of CMTC Manufacturing shares some tips on how to be more effective in manufacturing.  CMTC believes in SMART Manufacturing: a “fully-integrated, collaborative manufacturing systems that respond in real time to meet changing demands and conditions in the factory, in the supply network, and in customer needs.”  Find out why SMART Manufacturing is the Fourth Industrial Revolution and why it's important to your business. Read more>> 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Technolink Snapshot October 2017

Snapshot News from Technolink Members

General Larry D James of the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) shares exciting news about the Cassini Spacecraft. Many of you will remember its launch in 1997 from Cape Canaveral.  On September 15, after more than 20 years of discovery and 13 years of gathering extensive data about the giant planet, Saturn,  it was time for Cassini to take its "final plunge."  Watch the video by clicking below.


Kent and Kevin Peterson of P2S Engineering reveal the first ever Net Zero Energy building at California State University, Long Beach. P2S, in partnership with ZGF Architects, MHP Structural Engineers, PSOMAS and Vantage Technology, announces The College of Continuing and Professional Education, offering 35,000 additional square feet of classrooms and a conference center, to be completed in fall 2018. A Net Zero Energy Building produces as much energy as it uses over the course of a year. The building's orientation and window placement maximize daylighting and minimize electric lighting during the day. The windows also allow for natural ventilation to the spaces and, combined with the use of ceiling fans, minimize HVAC energy costs. Water conservation strategies like smart fixtures, aerators, and storm water capture, minimize water use. These elements – along with rooftop solar panels - combine to achieve energy neutrality. 

Feyzi Fatehi of Corent Technology shares a glimpse into the next wave of software: cloud computing. Working with Amazon Web Services, Corent offers a diverse set of applications and a platform for end-to-end migration. Click on the image below to watch the video.


Bryan Cunningham invites Technolink members to the next Participants Meeting of the Cybersecurity Policy and Research Institute (CPRI) on October 11, 2017, from 10am to 1pm, at the UCI Continuing Education Building's first floor conference facility. Please RSVP, and/or provide any agenda suggestions, to Bryan at (303) 349-4870 or


Brian Keith of the Department of Homeland Security reminds us that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the Nation in the event of a cyber incident. Take a look at themes for each week in October plus toolkits and resources, here.

A special thanks to Pasadena Star News for their feature of David Eads' presentation from our Fall forum. Red the full article here

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Technolink Fall 2017 Presidents' Forum Presentations

Thought-provoking presentations from the Technolink Fall 2017 Presidents' Forum are posted here for your viewing. To view the presentations, click on the image to the left. Please be patient as they load. Thank you for making Technolink such a rich and inspiring community!

And, a special thanks to Pasadena Star News for their feature of David Eads' presentation from our forum. Read the full article, here

Tom Soderstrom
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Creating the Future Through Innovative Usage of Data Technology
Donn Silbermann
Next Generation of STEAM- Science, Robotics, Optics & Photonics Apprentice Programs
Terry O'Neill
The O'Neill Company
Global Economic Outlook: 2017"
David Eads
Pasadena Tournament of the Roses 

Bringing an Historic 130-year-old Organization into the Next Generation of Technology
Wahid Nawabi

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