Our Team

Ocean Exchange Team

Patricia Young

Asst. Executive Director, Program & Membership Design, Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation @ Nova Southeastern University

Patricia Young is a skilled strategist who demonstrates leadership capabilities, excellence in the field of international business, innovation, and has proven expertise in scaling tech firms internationally.

Moreover, she has a Masters in International Business and Marketing with over 10 years of successful international experience in key leadership positions in both multinational corporations and government. She has overseen and directed strategic projects and managed new technology start-up initiatives (Tech City – www.techcityuk.com) tasked by Heads of States.

Her work has allowed me to work with senior leaders in both private and public sectors, and have a strong network of international contacts. Outstanding relationship and project management skills have allowed her to produce high level tech conferences and competitions as well as assist in building start-ups through government executive programs.

Patricia Young’s current specialty is the Information Communications Technology sector as a key member of the US-based team advising U.K. companies interested in establishing an export presence in the U.S. and US companies planning to incorporate and expand in UK.

Including previous roles within business development and working with the implementation of state and federal programs, she has assisted with capital investment projects valued over $260 million while creating over 10,000 new jobs, and retaining over 3,000 jobs for both domestic and international projects.

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Ocean Exchange invites you to learn more about Awards Program, our ecosystem and success of our award winners and participants. Together, we can chart a powerful course to help ensure the future of our oceans and the Blue Economy.

“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!’”