Presented By: Ajay Chandramouly, Director, Information Technology (Big Data Domain Owner)
Ajay has over 13 years of experience in the technology industry with over ten years of experience at Intel Corporation. Ajay has held a variety of IT, software and hardware engineering positions while at Intel and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Ajay has spoken at numerous forums worldwide including Computer World’s Storage Networking World and the National Defense Industrial Association. In addition, Ajay is a highly regarded expert in his field of Big Data, Cloud Computing and data center management and has been interviewed and cited in prestigious publications such as Information Week, Forbes Magazine, and Business Week among others. In addition, Ajay has a co-authored several white papers that can be found on www.intel.com/it. Ajay’s current role as Big Data Domain Owner is to share Intel IT’s Big Data best practices with his senior IT peers across the industry. Ajay holds both an MBA and MSE from UC Davis.
Presented by: Michele Robinson, CISO, State of California
On May 30, 2013, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed Michele Robinson as the CA State Chief ISO at the California Information Security Office (CISO). CISO is an Office within the California Department of Technology responsible for the statewide information security program.
Robinson joined, then, OIS in 2007 and assumed the position of Acting Director in February 2013, where she has served as the liaison to federal, State and local government on cyber security policies and issues. From 2010 to 2013, she served as Deputy Chief Information Security Officer and was responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of OIS and the statewide information security program, including enterprise policy development, enterprise disaster recovery planning and enterprise incident management and compliance. From 2007 to 2010, Robinson served as Assistant Chief Information Security Officer and managed the statewide enterprise incident management program and developed several significant policy initiatives.
Prior to joining OIS, Robinson served as the Chief Information Security Officer and Privacy Officer for the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (CUIAB). In this dual role, she was responsible for oversight of the Board’s compliance with privacy and information security laws, policies and procedures, as well as the implementation of its Risk Management and Information Security Awareness programs.
Robinson earned a bachelor of science degree in information systems from the University of San Francisco. She also earned several professional credentials including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Management (CISM), Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), and (Certified Information Privacy Professional/Information Technology (CIPP/IT).
California Information Security Office (CISO) is the primary State government authority responsible for ensuring the protection of State information, as well as the confidentiality, integrity and availability of State systems and applications. OIS represents the State to federal, state, and local government entities, higher education, private industry and others on security-related matters.
In this session, Brian Atwood of Exablox will take a close look at how current storage strategies and solutions can’t accommodate this escalating problem, and how a new approach combined with next -generation technology is ultimately the only way to survive.
Jason Eatmon was born and raised in the mid-west until he joined the military in 1992 to be a part of the Navy’s Nuclear Engineering Program. He served as a nuclear mechanical engineer until 1998 at which point he moved his family to northern California where he still lives today. In 1998, he began his career in IT and became heavily vested in the networking field. He and his business partner started Development Group in 2009 and have grown the company to nearly 20 employees, three office locations (including Southern Oregon), and over eight-figure revenue values in those four years. Jason was recognized as a ‘Top 20 under 40’ business person in 2011, and Development Group continues to be recognized as a top business performer with acknowledgements such as ‘Downtown Redding Business of the Year’ as well as ‘Best Place to Work in Shasta County’. Jason frequently serves as the keynote speaker at business conferences to get people ‘fired up’ with topics including Advanced Networking Technologies, Establishing IT Relevancy, and the Art of Business Objectives. His dedication in making his business successful is only surpassed by his passion for his four children – oh, and coaching his U12 travelling soccer team.
David A. Chapa is EVault’s Chief Technology Evangelist with more than 25 years in the storage industry, focusing specifically on data protection, DR, and business continuity. He has held senior level technical positions with companies such as Quantum, OpenVision (VERITAS), ADIC, Unisys, NetApp and the ESG (Enterprise StrategyGroup). He has been a featured speaker at major industry conferences and is a recognized blogger and author. He is co-author of Implementing Backup and Recovery and technical editor of “Cloud Security,” “Security 2020,” and “Web Commerce Security Design and Development.”
Presented by: Helen Norris, Associate Chief Information Officer
California State University, Sacramento
Helen Norris, Associate Chief Information Officer, California State University – Sacramento Helen Norris is the Associate Chief Information Officer at California State University, Sacramento, where she is responsible for all campus enterprise IT functions. Helen has 30 years of experience working in IT, most recently in higher education, where she has a proven track record of successful project delivery and a demonstrated ability to effect change. An Irish immigrant living in California, Helen has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Math from TCD and a Master’s Degree from Webster University.
Maria MacGunigal, Chief Information Officer, City of Sacramento Maria has more than 20 years of professional leadership in Information technology for local government and the private sector. She has held many positions and roles both technical and strategic including; Enterprise Applications Manager, GIS Manager, Instructor, Project Manager, and lead GIS Analyst and Architect. Maria is driven and focused on results, keeping it fun, and really enjoying the process of working together for a greater public good. Whether looking for better ways to develop and shepherd the City’s Digital Strategy or delivering on Open Data, Performance Management, Redistricting, Mobile 311, and Business Intelligence initiatives; Maria has always enjoyed public service. She holds a BA in Geography from Sacramento State University.
Lisa Depew, Engineering Manager, Intel Lisa is the Engineering Manager in Intel’s PC Client Group responsible for support strategy for >100 million units of business PCs. During her 16 years in the semiconductor industry, Lisa has educated, influenced, and built relationships with customers and peer engineering teams around the world. She is known for her attention to detail, effective communication, and ability to break down and solve problems. She is passionate about supporting youth in education. Lisa regularly mentors men and women, both inside and outside her company, and was recently named one of Intel Corporation’s Top 5 Career Advisors.
Valerie Letch, Chief Information Officer, Vision Services Plan (VSP) Valerie has 24 years of experience in information technology at VSP, in a variety of roles including m application developer, systems analyst, project manager and director. Prior to working at VSP, Valerie worked as a programmer/analyst at companies in Canada and Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton Alberta. She serves as a board member and classroom volunteer for Junior Achievement of Sacramento (2005 – present).
Meg Arnold, Chief Executive Officer, SARTA Meg Arnold became CEO of SARTA in November 2009, after being closely involved as a SARTA Board member since late 2005. Prior to joining SARTA, Meg was with UC Davis for six years, supporting technology commercialization and entrepreneurship on the campus, with both UC Davis InnovationAccess and UC Davis CONNECT, where she developed programs to support campus-originated start-up companies, and participated in technology transfer licensing to new start-ups.
After leaving UC Davis in 2008, Meg consulted to Drexel University as Director, Community Partnerships, and to Valley Vision, as Senior Project Manager for the Green Capital Alliance. In addition to SARTA, Meg has served on the Board of the Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy (SEA), the Steering Committee of the Green Capital Alliance, and the High Tech Direct advisory committee.
Meg has an MBA in Finance from the University of San Francisco, and a BA in English from Cornell University. She lives in Davis with her son and daughter, and would sail competitively on San Francisco Bay if it were closer.
|Ajay Chandramouly||Director, Information Technology||Intel Corporation|
|Alberto Castillo||Administrator, Information Technology||Yolo County Housing|
|Andrea Mox||Manager, Information Technology||Butte – Glenn Community College District|
|Chris Cottingham||Director, Information Technology||Deer Creek Broadcasting|
|Curtis Dodds||Director, Information Technology||Simpson University|
|Daniel Monighetti||Director, Information Technology||Pride Industries|
|Dave Forbes||Information Technology Operations Manager||Cache Creek Casino|
|David Hatter||Manager, Information Technology||Weave Inc.|
|Edwin Edebiri||Director, Information Technology||Business Growth Experts, LLC|
|Ethan Eldridge||Manager, Software Development||VSP Global Technology Solutions|
|Fidel Salas||Director, IT & Digital Strategy||Folsom Film Society|
|George Chapman||Director, Information Technology||Pit River Casino|
|Heather Pettit||Chief Technology Officer||Superior Court of California, Sacramento County|
|Helen Norris||Associate Chief Information Officer||California State University Sacramento|
|Henry Parker||Sr Director, IT Operations||First Tech Credit Union|
|Howard Duck||Manager, Information Security & Risk||Schools Financial Credit Union|
|Jerry Becker||Director, Information Systems Division – CIO||County of San Joaquin|
|Judy Rentz||Chief Information Officer||William Jessup University|
|Lynn Ryan||Assoc. Director, Academic Technology Support||Drexel University Sacramento|
|Marco Baeza||Director, Technology||Roseville City School District|
|Maria Gregorio||Director, Communications||ISACA|
|Michael Hull||Manager, IT Support||HDR, Inc.|
|Paul Nicknig||Manager, Information Technology||Blue Shield of California|
|Raju Sah||Director, Information Technology Division||Contractors State License Board|
|Rami Zreikat||President & CEO (ISACA Member)||TerraLink, Inc.|
|Robbie Holcomb||Director, Information Technology||California Department of Parks & Recreation|
|Stephanie Yates||VP, Information Technology||Yolo Federal Credit Union|
|Thaine Carter||Chief Security Officer||Corporate Tax Incentives|
|Todd Miknus||Manager, Information Technology||Clark & Sullivan Construction|
|Wayne Turnbow||Manager, Information Technology Services||TID Water & Power|
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