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The Vacaville Chamber of Commerce Invites You To Join Us At Our Annual  
Innovation Summit 
Our Titanium Sponsors
Our Titanium Sponsors
Schedule
March 1, 2017
11:30 a.m.
Registration

12:15 p.m.

Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

Full Life Balance

William K. Wesley

William K. Wesley is a Full Life Balance author, transformational speaker, Top Performance Coach, corporate trainer and entrepreneur. He received his MBA and his JD (Doctor of Jurisprudence) from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, where he, as a professor, also taught Management Principles, Management Communication and Organizational Development for five years. He is an authority on productivity, communication, presentation training, networking and life balance and has been featured and quoted often.

William created the Full Life Balance lifestyle. William’s client list includes Kaiser, USAA, PG&E, NorthBay Healthcare, State Farm Insurance, T-Mobile USA, Rotary International, Meals On Wheels, Suisun City, and Solano County Office of Education. William was recently appointed as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Fairfield. He is also a certified Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) provider with the State Bar of California who delivers Competence training to attorneys.

As an entrepreneur, William helped found and is Vice-President of Programs of Carter’s Biz Cafes, a start-up membership co-sharing, business event, idea-incubating firm.

William consulted with Laney College in Oakland, California to establish a first of its kind Men’s Center on campus. William is a former San Francisco Human Rights Commissioner and past Program Coordinator of San Francisco’s Summer Youth Employment Program.

William is Rotarian and was named Rotarian Of The Year of the Fairfield-Suisun Rotary Club for 201-2017. He is a certified sailor who also enjoys sailing, reading, writing, playing tennis, golf and chess and spending time with his wife Linda and family.

1:45 p.m.

Break Out Sessions

3 p.m.

Break Out Sessions Repeated

Pheonix Spark

Captain Ryan McGuire

Major Kevin Moses

The PHOENIX SPARK program is a grassroots innovation program whose mission is to bring tomorrow’s tools to the Warfighter today. PHOENIX SPARK forms collaborative partnerships between the military’s operational experts and the top problem solvers in industry, academia, and government agencies. PHOENIX SPARK creates unique opportunities for external partners to work directly with military operators on interesting problems and allows for the fielding of solutions that have a direct impact on the Air Force’s mission.

ShelterBox USA

Jim Cerriere

Jim Carriere began the first 18 of his 33 year banking career with California Savings Bank in San Francisco, CA. Jim held many managerial positions at CSB and during his last five years with the company was the Vice President-Chief Savings Officer, responsible for the operations of 18 branch offices and enterprise wide policy and procedures for compliance with state and federal regulations.

In late 2002, Jim received an offer to join First Federal Savings and Loan Association of San Rafael, a Federally Chartered Mutual Savings Association in Northern California and holds the position of Senior Vice President-Operations.  

Jim joined Rotary International in 2004, and is a Past President of the San Rafael Harbor Rotary Club. He has served Rotary District 5150 as the ShelterBox Chair, Area Membership Chair, Assistant Governor, Grants Stewardship Committee, and District Administrator. Jim is a Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation and an 11 year member of the Paul Harris Society.

Jim learned of the ShelterBox program in 2007 at the Rotary International Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. He immediately agreed to become an ambassador and has done presentations to Rotary Clubs and other groups throughout the Western United States. Jim was elected to the ShelterBox USA Board of Directors in 2010, is the organization’s Chairman, and serves on the Executive and Finance and Audit Committees. Since 2007 Jim has secured over $300,000 in donations for the ShelterBox mission and through his work with Shelterbox, Jim has received bronze, silver and gold US Presidential Service Awards. 

Znap Fly

Chris Smith

Kevin Moses

Kevin is a technical expert and is always peering into the latest technology and innovations to learn more. Kevin has thousands of flight hours logged with drones as well as planes and has been flying for over 15 years. Though his first passion is flying Kevin also likes to play in the dirt with his off road vehicles.

 

Chris is a business development strategist. With over 20 years of experience in the professional engineering industry, Chris has the tools that are needed and is committed to customer and project success.

4:15 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

Lopez Research

Maribel Lopez

Maribel Lopez is a sought-after business advisor, speaker, writer, and entrepreneur. Since founding Lopez Research, Maribel has helped start-ups through the Global 20 with technology selection, product positioning, go-to-market and mergers and acquisition strategies. In 2015, she co-founded the Emerging Technology Research Council with Propelics.

In addition to strategic guidance, market research, and public speaking, Maribel is also an author and columnist. John Wiley and Sons published her book titled “Right-Time Experiences: Driving Revenue with Mobile and Big Data” which is now in print in several languages. She’s  also a regular contributor to Forbes.com and TechTarget publications.

Before founding Lopez Research, Maribel was a respected analyst for more than ten years at Forrester Research. She also worked as an analyst for International Data Corporation and gained practical marketing and operations experience while at Motorola and Shiva Corp.

Did you know? 5 of the Fortune 20 use Lopez Research Services!

Lopez Research

Maribel Lopez

Maribel Lopez is a sought-after business advisor, speaker, writer, and entrepreneur. Since founding Lopez Research, Maribel has helped start-ups through the Global 20 with technology selection, product positioning, go-to-market and mergers and acquisition strategies. In 2015, she co-founded the Emerging Technology Research Council with Propelics.

In addition to strategic guidance, market research, and public speaking, Maribel is also an author and columnist. John Wiley and Sons published her book titled “Right-Time Experiences: Driving Revenue with Mobile and Big Data” which is now in print in several languages. She’s  also a regular contributor to Forbes.com and TechTarget publications.

Before founding Lopez Research, Maribel was a respected analyst for more than ten years at Forrester Research. She also worked as an analyst for International Data Corporation and gained practical marketing and operations experience while at Motorola and Shiva Corp.

Did you know? 5 of the Fortune 20 use Lopez Research Services!

5:15 p.m.

Solano Innovator of the Year Award

Chambers from across Solano County will each nominate one business who has demonstrated an innovation, such a product, tool, or process, that improved sales or operations. This year’s winner will be announced at the Innovation Summit.

5:30 p.m.

Closing Reception
Testimonials
Summit Registration
Chamber Member

Are you a Chamber member? Great!  

$79

Young Professionals of Vacaville

Our newly-formed young professionals membership receive a discount! Click here for more information.

$59

Non-Member

For non-members. It’s okay, you can still Join the Chamber to receive the discount!

$99

Student / Military / Non-Profit

Students, military personnel, and non-profit organizations receive a sizeable discount. 

$39
Questions?