The Valley Economic Alliance hosted it’s second annual TechX & Expo on March 16th at The Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center.
A TVEA Board of Governor’s meeting kicked off the eventful day. Newly appointed Board members were recognized including Roschell Ashley of New Horizons, Frank Miller of Hollywood Burbank Airport, Thomas Priselac of Cedars Sinai, David Tedesco of IMT Residential and Christine Purse of Ignite Strategic Communications.
TechX included educational tech talks and tech demonstrations, followed by networking with exhibitors and learning about services and resources available to businesses at the Expo.
Erik Rasmussen, Cyber Practice Leader at Kroll Cyber Security shared cyber security tips and business solutions.
Veronica Gonzalez, Kenia Shi, Daniela Orozco and Wendy Samayoa with DIY Girls InvenTeam from San Fernando High School demonstrated their homeless shelter prototype tent made from water resistant insulation. The tent utilizes solar energy to power electronic devices such as cell phones and LED lights, and included a device that sanitizes the tent’s interior.
Kjell Nesen, Chief Operating Officer of Alltemp Solutions; shared how to lower energy costs by an average of 25% with Alltemp; an eco-friendly, energy saving, affordable, sustainable, and universal refrigerant alternative to ozone depleting HCFC’s and highly regulated Freon.
Heath Patton, Vice President of Marketing at The Merchant Source shared ways to build, manage, and market customer sales and sales database with FanCONNECT, a platform that services retailers, restaurants and professional businesses.
Event sponsors included Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Van Nuys Airport, Kroll Cyber Security, So Cal Gas Company, VICA, Alltemp Solutions, FanCONNECT, Chase, Daily News, San Fernando Valley Business Journal, WCOBM Hollywood, San Fernando Sun, and Largest Mixer.