Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Technolink Spring 2017 Presidents' Forum Presentations

Thought-provoking presentations from the Technolink Spring 2017 Presidents' Forum are posted here for your viewing.
Thank you for making Technolink such a rich and inspiring community!

Lt. General Larry James
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
"Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Driving Exploration and Technology" 
Kevin McDonald
Alvaka Networks
"Deep Learning: The Natural Convergence of Technology and the Human Mind" 
Terry O'Neill
The O'Neill Company
"The Economic Outlook for 2017"
Kevin Peterson
P2S Engineering
"The Transformation of Infrastructure Will Require Technological Innovation"
Gregg Profozich
"The Brave New World of Manufacturing"
Frank Quiambao
Safe Communities Institute
Price School of Public Policy, USC
"A Rose Parade Experience: Straight from the Horse's Mouth"

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Technolink Snapshot March 2017

Snapshot News from Technolink Members

Cloud Tech Insights magazine features Feyzi Fatehi of Corent Technology as its cover story for their January 2017 issue with the article, “Corent Technology: Automating the Cloud Migration Journey.” Fatehi discusses his concept of “’Software Defined SaaS©’ - defining and provisioning software applications as fully instrumented SaaS in a configurable and re-usable way.” Read the full article by clicking on the image below.



Steffan Tubbs of Mountain Time media announces the launched of a unique and much-needed radio program: The American Veteran Show. It airs weekly out of Denver on 630 KHOW-AM every Sunday 8-9am MT and is available nationally via the iHeartMedia app (search 630 KHOW.) The program focuses on veterans, veteran-related issues and various policy discussions at the state and federal level. It will deliver interviews with political leaders, highlight military non-profits, and bring a new level of attention to areas impacting those who wear or wore the uniform. To learn more, click below.


St. Joseph Hoag Health, based in Irvine, Calif., has named Lee Penrose to the newly created position of COO for acute care delivery. In this role, he works with system leaders to oversee acute care operations across Orange County and the High Desert region. He previously served as president and CEO of St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, Calif. Congratulations, Lee! 


Boeing unveils the Echo Voyager, its latest submarine. Running on a hybrid diesel-electic rechargeable system, the Echo Voyager is capable of running on its own, unmanned, for months underwater while being able to dive to 11,000 feet. The Echo Voyager was recently featured in Popular Mechanics. To read the full article and watch a short video, click below. 


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Technolink Snapshot February 2017

Snapshot News from Technolink Members


Congratulations to members Kent Peterson and Kevin Peterson who are celebrating the 25th anniversary of P2S Engineering!  Founded with John Soska, P2S is a full-service mechanical, electrical and technology engineering firm offering feasibility, design, commissioning, construction management and energy services. The firm provides consulting engineering services for industrial facilities, healthcare facilities, government facilities, institutions, and the building industry. P2S has offices in Long Beach and San Diego.

The firm averages more than 500 projects per year, and has grown from its three founding principals to a staff of over 150, including 50 registered engineers who are extremely well versed in mechanical and electrical engineering solutions for infrastructure and the built environment. P2S has been named in the top 20 medium-sized firms in Los Angeles County Best Places to Work by the Los Angeles Business Journal for the past seven years. The firm has also been repeatedly recognized as a leader in its industry by Consulting Specifying Engineer, Building Design & Construction and PSMJ Resources.

Congratulations to Donn Silberman and his Optics Institute of Southern California for launching two new optics and laser educational product lines.  They are offered through the websites at Go-Spectro-USA and e-Las Americas.  Go-Spectro is a simple device that turns any smartphone into a light spectrometer that allows you to measure, save and export light spectra...on the go!  eLas Americas offers more than 15 training systems including optics and laser fundamentals, laser metrology, fiber optics and telecommunications.  These are typically for education and training of students in laser technology from universities, community colleges, technical high schools and vocational schools. 

Jim Watson of CMTC would like to share with our members a recent announcement on robotics manufacturing: The Department of Defense awarded the 14th Manufacturing USA institute – the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Innovation Hub – to American Robotics, Inc. The eighth DoD-led institute, the ARM Institute joins the Manufacturing USA network in its collective effort to help revitalize American manufacturing and incentivize companies to invest in new technology development in the United States. To learn more about the ARM Innovation hubs, visit: https://www.manufacturingusa.com


Ron Williams, CEO of Talon Companies, and a 22-year veteran of the United States Secret Service, discusses the massive presidential limousine nicknamed "The Beast" with ABC 7 News. 
(Click on the image below to watch the video.)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Technolink Snapshot January 2017

Snapshot News from Technolink Members

We'd like to recognize Sheriff-Coroner Sandy Hutchens and her team for all that they do for the greater community. A special congratulations is in order to Captain Jeff Hallock (pictured), of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, on receiving the 2016 PR People Award: Spokesman of the Year. Captain Hallock served as the Public Information Officer for Orange County Sheriff during a January 2016 jail escape. The quality of the relationships, built with the various news agencies, allowed him to effectively and efficiently deliver updated information on the situation. His leadership and dedication to both internal and external stakeholders is exceptional and once again congratulations on your achievement.


Congratulations to Lt. General Larry James and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for receiving the green light from NASA for two new ground-breaking missions, Lucy and Psyche. These missions will explore our early solar system like never before.
Image credit: SSL/ASU/P. Rubin/NASA/JPL-Caltech

Congratulations to Frank Quiambao of the Safe Communities Institute, Price School of Public Policy, USC for his participation in 2017 Rose Parade as part of the 26th Cavalry, Philippine Scouts ceremonial equestrian unit. On this 75th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, we remember Philippine Scouts, made up of elite Filipino soldiers and American officers, who were official U. S. Army units and the cornerstone of Gen. Douglas MacArthur's USAFFE. The 26th Cavalry fought key delaying actions alongside U. S. Army, Philippine Army and other Philippine Scout units as the Japanese attempted to subjugate all resistance in Luzon and capture Manila.
Pictured (L to R): Ron Almero, Jim Griffin, Bruce Harnishfeger, Frank Quiambao, Tournament of Roses Parade President Brad Ratliff, Dale Monroe, Frank Lopez, Rudy Cabigas.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Technolink Snapshot December 2016

December 2016 Snapshot
MARCH 21st,  2017
11:30 - 2:00pm 
Share in collective conversations about the convergence of human evolution with technology and how it will impact the next era of innovation. 

Pasadena, CA

Snapshot News from Technolink Members


Congratulations to David Eads on his appointment as Executive Director/ Chief Executive Office of the Pasadena Tournament of the Roses®.  Eads is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and will officially be joining the Tournament of Roses team in February 2017.  Eads has held senior executive roles at the LA Chamber since 2000. The 128th Rose Parade themed "Echoes of Success," takes place on Monday, January 2, 2017, followed by the 103rd Rose Bowl Game.

Interviews with Technolink members were conducted by Steffan Tubbs of KOA NewsRadio at the Fall Forum. Please take a moment and listen to Lieutenant Larry James of JPL, Wahid Nawabi of AeroVironment and Jim Watson of CMTC. 

  With warm wishes to you and yours,
Thank you for your continued support,
Ssusan Forte O'Neill
Co-founder, Technolink Association