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Richard A. Steele has spent over 40 years in successfully developing businesses and growing markets. Currently, he is also an instructor at the University of California Irvine. Richard served as the Chair of the Sales and Marketing committee and a member of the Executive steering committee of the OC Technology Alliance and is a member of the Board of Directors of Concept7.

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Joe Kashmiriwas a high-level executive for a fortune 500 company right at the moment the corporate world began to change. After completing a Master’s program, he founded XQ Innovation and the journey began. Joe has created partnerships with specialists in the fields of neuroscience, behavioral science, and epigenetics/psychogenetics to create a process that can properly and quickly diagnose the root cause people-related challenges.

Rey Pasinli has been heavily involved in e-commerce and mobile payments for over 15 years, specifically in the areas of risk/fraud prevention and emerging payment technologies. With a proven reputation for identifying- and transforming – emerging brands that need resources, responsiveness and customized solutions.

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Neil Sahota (萨冠军) is an IBM Master Inventor and World Wide Business Development Leader in the IBM Watson Group. With over 15+ years of experience in business, he works with Global Fortune 500 client and high growth business partners to ideate next-generation products/solutions powered by Watson. Neil is also a dedicated member of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Alumni Association and a former member on the UCI Alumni Board of Directors and Executive Committee.


Atahan Isik spent 10 years as lead generation and business development professional with proven track record and experience in national as well as global technology firms. Currently the partner of Related & Co Consulting firm, a licensed practitioner of an innovation management group and  Instructor at the University of California, Irvine.

Arie Shen managed and lead software projects, software creation and Implementations, and ran P&L operations with sales responsibility for publicly traded software vendors. His specialties are software creation & implementation, executive sales & Business Development, and Innovation. 





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