The Holmdel Idea Summit

About Us

Mission Statement

 We are a group of passionate entrepreneurs, scientists, and engineers inspired by the rich history of innovations and ongoing pursuit of next big ideas right here in New Jersey. We are on a mission to create and nurture THIS (The Holmdel Idea Summit) platform to inspire next generation innovators. THIS  is an annual gathering (pilgrimage) of results-oriented innovators and thought leaders from diverse fields (business, technology, academia etc.) to discuss ideas and demonstrate innovations to promote a culture of innovation locally, nationally, and globally, to be a deliberate bridge between accomplished and next generation of passionate innovators and change agents, to enable rich experiences for the participants by incorporating rich local innovation history, current pursuit of next big ideas, local creativity, and outdoors. 

Title sponsors

Our Platinum Sponsors


Our Gold Sponsors


Alan Masarek
Alan Masarek
CEO, Vonage
Chris Drake
Chris Drake
Chief Technology Officer at iconectiv
Dr. Markus Hofmann
Dr. Markus Hofmann
Executive Vice President, Nokia – Bell Labs
Shahid Khan
Shahid Khan
Managing Partner, MAG (Meridian Advisory Group, LLC)

Schedule for June 15, 2017

  • 8:45 – 9:30 – Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:30 – 9:35 – Welcome Remarks: Sanjay Macwan, Founder of THIS
  • 9:35 – 10:05 – Opening Keynote: Alan Masarek, CEO, Vonage; Presented by Kate Rogers, CNBC
  • 10:05 – 10:20 – Student Presentation: Claytronics, Michael Abelar – Freehold BioTechnology High School
  • 10:20 – 10:50 – Industry Panel: Chris Drake, CTO, iconectiv; Kenneth Donohue, Former CIO Fred’s; Moderator: Shahid Khan, Chairman Mediamorph
  • 10:50 – 11:00 – Start-up demo
  • 11:00 – 11:30 – Innovation Forecast: Markus Hofmann – Executive Vice President, Nokia – Bell Labs
  • 11:30 – 12:00 – Making Software Smarter : Urs Muller, nVidia : Deep learning and its practical applications including the autonomous driving work conducted by NVIDIA at Bell Works
  • 12:00 – 12:30 – Tech and Comedy: Chris Pfaff, CEO of CPTM Media
  • 12:30 – 1:30 Lunch and networking
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101 Crawfords Corner Rd, Holmdel, NJ 07733
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101 Crawfords Corner Rd
Holmdel, NJ 07733