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Richard A. Steele


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 Kashmiri

Joe was 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.

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Kim Perkins

As a coach and facilitator, Kim Perkins helps leaders in tech align their values and strategies to get the most out of their processes and teams. A former journalist and pro athlete, she holds a Ph.D. in positive organizational psychology, and has worked with leaders at such companies as Airbnb, Dropbox, Genentech, Human Longevity, and Shire Pharmaceuticals.


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Neil Sahota


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.

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Atahan Nathan Isik


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., a licensed practitioner of an innovation assessment and  Instructor at the University of California, Irvine.

Arie Shen

For more than two decades, 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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