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Being Innovative in “with Corona” Era

COVID-19 changed our working environment and many of us were forced to get used to WFH (Work From Home) working style. Currently, the government is rolling out COVID vaccination and 40% of Americans either finished being vaccinated or at least received first vaccination. Pandemic may ease but some predict we may not come back to working in the office 100% of the time and we may need to adapt hybrid of WFH and Working in the office.  

The question is: Can we continue to be innovative when all of us are working from home? What will happen to our collaboration? Will we miss serendipity moment during our office chat? How will people deal with FOMO (Fear of missing out)? Will Silicon Valley continue to be the place for innovation?

In this Webinar, Olga will share do’s and don’ts for companies from legal perspective about people returning to the office. With the understanding of underlying legal conditions, our panelists will discuss their ideas about ways to collaborate and continue to be innovative in “with Corona” era.


Andrew Ogawa

Managing Partner and Founder of Quest Venture Partners

Andrew Ogawa is a Managing Partner and founder of Quest Venture Partners since its inception in late 2007, where he is responsible for evaluating investment opportunities and closing seed and A rounds. Andrew’s expertise is in automotive transportation, procurement, corporate strategy, and implementation of turnaround activities.

Andrew has 11 years of experience at Daimler AG, working in Stuttgart, Detroit and Tokyo within the divisions of Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler and Global Procurement & Supply, responsible in various capacities for Corporate Strategy, Controlling and Procurement. He was also part of Daimler AG’s select management team sent to Mitsubishi Motors Corp. to implement corporate turnaround activities, especially within the International Sales & Marketing Office. He holds BAs in Economics and East Asian Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara, as well as an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird, American Graduate School of International Management.

Christina Hawatmeh

Founder and CEO of Scopio

Christina Hawatmeh is Founder and CEO of Scopio. Scopio stands for "Scope it out" and is a fishing net for the world's images, where more than 14k global artists earn money and build their careers. Hawatmeh serves over 25k customers ranging from school teachers to Fortune 500's who use Scopio's images to create powerpoints, decks, designs, and hire talent in 150 countries. Hawatmeh has experience in media and venture capital, and is a board member. She started Scopio from a passion project building a machine learning model to to pull images off Twitter and sell them to news agencies. Her company made Forbes 30 Under 30, is a writer for Thrive Global and has been featured on CNN, Yahoo! Finance, Business Insider and more. Hawatmeh earned her MA from Columbia University and BA from George Washington University. She is based between NY and LA.

Kendall Waters

Director of Catheter Development, Siemens Healthineers Ultrasound

Kendall Waters is Director of Catheter Development at Siemens Healthineers Ultrasound and based in the Seattle area. He has been part of the medical device industry for over 15 years with much of his career focused on advanced technology development for medical ultrasound imaging devices and applications. Kendall has product and technology development experience at a range of organizations, including global enterprises, small-medium businesses, start-ups, and national laboratories. Kendall holds a PhD in Physics from Washington University in St. Louis.


Olga Savage

Attorney at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Olga Savage defends employers in individual and class action lawsuits and administrative agency proceedings involving claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, defamation, and wage and hour violations, and prosecutes and defends claims of unfair competition and trade secret misappropriation. Ms. Savage also represents employers in collective bargaining and union grievance arbitrations and defends employers against unfair labor practice charges. 
Ms. Savage provides counseling on compliance with state and federal labor and employment law and assists in the preparation of employee handbooks, personnel policies, employment contracts and severance agreements.  Ms. Savage also conducts presentations and seminars on emerging labor and employment law issues to employers, attorneys and human resources professionals.


Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Webinar:  5:00 PM – 6:30 PM (PDT)

Zoom Webinar
Presented in cooperation with Procopio Law Firm

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