Our Team

Ocean Exchange Team

Ken Nagengast

Independent Consultant, Coherentel Consulting

Ken Nagengast is an independent consultant and experienced technology Leader with a demonstrated history of working in Marine, Telecommunication & Defense industries.

He is skilled in developing Best Practices and Strategic Direction in New Product Development, Reliability, Innovation and Collaboration.

Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Mr. Nagengast was with Teledyne Technologies, Inc. for 14 years and held the position of Senior Vice President of Global Technology and Group CTO for Teledyne Marine, responsible for overseeing hundreds of Engineering and R&D technical staff from 23 companies supporting Teledyne Marine’s subsea equipment solutions. Teledyne Marine is a group within Teledyne Technologies, Inc. with technology and products focused on measuring and communicating in deep sea environments. Products include current profilers, dynamic velocity logs, subsea acoustic modems, acoustic imaging sonar, subsea and surface vehicles (tethered ROVs and autonomous), seismic exploration equipment and subsea interconnection hardware.

Prior to joining Teledyne, Mr. Nagengast enjoyed a 20-year career at AT&T Bell Laboratories focused on ocean systems for defense. He was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and a Technical Manager where he gained extensive experience in the development and validation of high reliability subsea products and systems as well as unique state-of-the-art fiber optic devices.

Mr. Nagengast holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and has a combined 40 years’ experience in product development activities.

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“Ocean Exchange has a platform to enable people with information that they need to know about the ocean and then to showcase new technologies that are on the forefront of really helping the ocean and the planet.”

“The quality of the content and the people who are involved with Ocean Exchange is all high end.”

“Besides funding, Ocean Exchange provides access to a wide area network of incredibly talented people in organizations that really do just want to help people.”

“Ocean Exchange is really about helping the little guys grow and in so doing, helping the big guys be better ocean citizens.”

“Ocean Exchange seems to be much more focused on bringing to light under-capitalized, wonderful new technology ideas. And it’s all about two-way access to this new technology and to the people who can help with the experience to grow that technology.”

“Ocean Exchange is a force multiplier to enable sustainable innovation.”

“Ocean Exchange is a global, novel innovation forum that has a greater ability to attract a broader range of impactful stakeholders than any other event that’s out there.”

“Unquestionably, one of Ocean Exchange’s primary strengths is how it brings together people from different paths. That makes its event a delegator experience as well as experience for an innovator or awards nominee.”

“Ocean Exchange is entirely different from any of the other organizations that I’m involved in. It is about sustainable innovation. I think it’s also very different in the extremely broad range of stakeholders that it involves.”

“There’s nothing better than going to an event or engaging with people so you walk away and say, ‘Wow!’”