Adam Blum
CEO, Rhomobile
Adam Blum is an experienced speaker and is the visionary behind Rhomobile's Rhodes, a smartphone development framework that makes smartphones ready for business.

CEO, Adam Blum, came from Good Technology where he was the Senior Director of Engineering. While spending millions of dollars at Good on enterprise mobile application development Adam realized there was a need for a framework where companies could build mobile applications easily and empower their workforce without spending millions upon millions of dollars on application development, training their programmers to learn different programming languages and then building apps from scratch. Rhomobile’s Rhodes enables companies to build their apps and execute them across all the major devices. Adam is a longtime CTO/VP of Engineering for startups in the web services and mobile spaces (Commerce One, Systinet, Good, Mobio).

Warren Chandler
CIO, City of Hope MedicalCenter
Warren L. Chandler is SVP and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for City of Hope, directing the development of the institution's information technology systems strategy and overseeing information technology infrastructure and application support. City of Hope is a comprehensive Cancer Center with world class basic and translation science programs, clinical research and specialized patient care. The computing requirement of these programs is an array of super computing, massive storage and integrated clinical information systems.

An accomplished information technology executive with almost three decades experience implementing large-scale information systems for the health-care industry, Chandler was previously president of Strattech Group LLC, a Jacksonville, Fla. company specializing in health-care information technology management and strategy services.
Prior to Strattech Group, he was Senior Vice President and CIO for Baptist St. Vincent’s Health System – a five hospital, 1,300 bed system, where he lead the organization through their merger and consolidation of clinical and revenue cycle systems. Chandler also served as SVP and CIO for St. Vincent’s Healthcare (10 years) where he was responsible for Corporate Planning and Business Development as well as Information Technology. He successfully led the efforts to acquire two new hospitals..

Prior to his years in health care administration, Mr. Chandler was as a practice director at Ernst & Young, directing the development of long-range strategic information system plans for academic and community hospitals along with other health care decision support and IT-related projects.

Chandler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and computer science and a Master of Business Administration degree from Tulane University in New Orleans.

Frank Chen
Senior Manager/Principal Enterprise Architect, Cognizant Technology Solutions
Frank Chen is a value-driven principal enterprise architect, strategist, and senior manager in Cognizant Technology Solutions. In this role, he provides technology and strategy thought leaderships and solutions in management consulting service to fortune 1000 companies by utilizing his strong hands-on skills/knowledge in technology, business/strategy and management. He has extensive experience and proven track records in leading and managing business-driven enterprise architecture and strategic solution development for fortune100 companies and emerging new-tech companies across various industries internationally. He was the lead of six innovative industry-pioneer system developments. Through utilizing emerging technologies and new business approaches, he architected creative strategic solutions, which enabled companies to create new business models or regenerate industry strategies to address traditional or emerging challenges in technology and business so that the companies could win in the present and lead a way to the future.

Frank is a TOGAF Certified Enterprise Architect, Sun Certified Enterprise Architect and Sun Certified Java Programmer. Past experience includes Principal Consultant in PricewaterhouseCoopers. Frank earned MBA from USC, and Master in Computer Science from LTU.

Jim Davis
Jim Davis is the Associate Vice Chancellor Information Technology & CIO and a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UCLA. In his Associate Vice Chancellor position, Jim has broad responsibility for university-wide technology planning and implementation oversight. He both facilitates the campus IT planning, policy setting, prioritization and decision-making processes and coordinates IT deployment campus wide.

Jim is also responsible for UCLA’s involvement in IT initiatives within the University of California system. Jim is a member of UC’s Information Technology Leadership Council, the council of CIOs from the campuses, government labs and medical centers. Additionally, Jim is Chair of the Board of Directors of CENIC (Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California), the non-profit corporation responsible for network connectivity and services to all higher education and K-12 institutions in the state.

David Ernst
CIO and Associate Vice President, University of California Office of the President
David J. Ernst was appointed in July 2008 to the position of CIO and Associate Vice President for the University of California system in the Office of the President. In this role he provides leadership and support for information technology planning and implementation at the system wide level as well as supporting those activities on the ten University of California campuses. Major areas of focus include the creation of a UC Cyber Infrastructure serving teaching and research as well as enabling administrative efficiencies through the strategic use of information technology.

David serves as Board Chair of the IMS Global Learning Consortium, Board Chair of the Corporation for Educational Networking Initiatives in California (CENIC) and recently completed five years as a faculty member of the EDUCAUSE/CAUDIT Australian Management Institute. He also serves as a member of the Oracle Research and Education Advisory Board and the BlackBoard Client Strategy Council.

Prior to his appointment at the University of California, David was the Chief Information Officer for the California State University (CSU.) He provided information technology leadership for the 23-campus, 420,000 student CSU system. His major focus included eight key academic technology initiatives, the final phases of implementation for higher education’s largest ERP project, and a comprehensive system wide network infrastructure installation.

He has contributed to CAUSE, EDUCOM, and EDUCAUSE in a variety of roles in the past two decades. David was a founding member of the EDUCAUSE Institute, serving on the faculties of both the Leadership and Management programs from 1990 through 2000. He also served as the Director of the SAC Executive Seminar from 1996-2003.

Prior to joining the CSU in 1995, David was a senior manager in Coopers & Lybrand’s Higher Education Consulting Group. Over the past thirty years he has held senior management and information technology positions at UC San Diego, Stanford University and UC San Francisco. He holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Political Science and Rhetoric and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of California at Davis.

Rajit Gadh
Professor & Director, UCLA - WINMEC
Dr. Rajit Gadh is a Professor at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA where he heads the Wireless Internet for Mobile Enterprise Consortium ( of which major companies including Intel, HP, Sun, Siemens, Oracle, Computer Associates, Northrop Grumman, Hughes Network Systems, Qualcomm, TCS, Satyam, ISMB-Italy and several others are supporting members. Dr. Gadh works in the areas of Mobile/Wireless Internet, multimedia/graphics, RFID-middleware, RFID-sensor interface definitions, wireless enterprise security, multi-media content distribution over the internet, and multi-media over UWB, within the Wireless Media Lab ( He has over 100 papers in journals, conferences and technical magazines.

He has a Doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University, a Masters from Cornell University and a Bachelors from IIT Kanpur. He has taught as a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley, has been a Assistant, Associate and Full Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and did his sabbatical as a visiting researcher at Stanford University for a year. Prior to his academic career, he has worked for two software startup companies. He has won several awards from NSF (CAREER award, Research Initiation Award, NSF-Lucent Industry Ecology Award, GOAL-I award), SAE (Ralph Teetor award), ASME (Kodak Best Technical Paper award), AT&T (Industrial ecology fellow award), Engineering Education Foundation (Research Initiation Award), etc., and other accolades in his career.

Jorg Heinemann
CIO, SunPower Corp
Jorg Heinemann leads SunPower’s global information technology (IT) and shared services (SSO) organizations, which includes customer care, and drives the company's strategic technology planning for business and customer platforms. Prior to joining SunPower, Heinemann was an executive partner at Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. During his 20-year tenure, Heinemann was responsible for Accenture's global business relationships with Hewlett-Packard and led the Clean Tech and Sustainability Practice for Accenture's Communications and High Technology Division. He was instrumental in driving large scale change programs for prominent high-tech companies such as Apple, Autodesk, Cadence, Hitachi Data Systems, Intuit, Sun Microsystems, and Toshiba. Heinemann successfully implemented business change initiatives that covered a wide range of solutions such as CRM, eCommerce, ERP, IT Strategy & Operations, R&D, and Customer Service. He earned a bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Pramod John
VP IT Strategy, McKesson Pharmaceutical
Pramod John is Vice President of IT Strategy and Innovation for McKesson Pharmaceutical. He is responsible for examining emerging healthcare business opportunities enabled by technology and looking for strategic opportunities for business performance improvement. Pramod’s responsibilities also include monitoring and responding to changes in business and technology in order to ensure that the organization maintains its competitive status, as well as optimizing the “business of IT.” In addition to optimization, Pramod is actively involved in the mergers and acquisitions space.

Prior to joining McKesson, Pramod was the founder and CEO of PacketMotion, Inc., which is a venture-funded startup in the enterprise network information and policy management space. Pramod also founded netExaminer in 1999, which was acquired by SonicWALL in 2000. At SonicWALL, he was the Director of Software Engineering. In addition, Pramod has served as an Enterprise Consultant, advising companies such as Cisco, Barclays, Healthnet and Veritas. Before that, he served as Software Systems Architect at Lockheed-Martin. Pramod's career includes over a decade of experience in business development, product strategy and development and IT service delivery.

Pramod holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Matthew Lampe
Chief Information Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Matt Lampe became the Chief Information Officer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in November 2007. At LADWP, Matt established the IT Strategic Agenda and has guided the phased modernization of the IT application portfolio and infrastructure, with the completion of an IP based contact center, service based integration, extensive use of virtualization, and the commencing of the Customer Information and Billing System replacement.

Previously, Matt Lampe was the Chief Technology Officer of the City of Portland, with responsibility over the City’s e-government initiative, the technology and telecommunications infrastructure, and business applications to support the City government.

Matt Lampe has a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Michigan.

Joel Manfredo
Chief Technology Officer, County Executive Office IT, County of Orange
Mr. Manfredo is a seasoned well-rounded executive offering leadership and vision based on over thirty years of experience working for major corporations in a broad spectrum of corporate functions. He has a proven record of success serving in senior level management roles in the areas of information technology, marketing and business development, operations, sales, development and construction, real estate, and finance. Joel is known for the three Ts: Transformation, Turnaround and Technology.

His most recent endeavors were focused on transformational information technology assignments where he’s been described as a “technology visionary”; he is a sought-after speaker for technical and industry conferences and has been asked to be a source of best practice research by Gartner on such topics as leading enterprise change, risk and strengthening the core of IT.

A testament to his zeal in prosecuting his duties, in 2007, Mr. Manfredo was named as one of the top 100 CIOs in the U.S. by eWeek magazine for green technology and also received the Digital Impact Award for lifetime technology achievement in Real Estate. Mr. Manfredo was the Chairman of the CIO Roundtable sponsored by the University of California at Irvine's CRITO Consortium (Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations) and The Paul Merage School of Business. He was also a Board member of Southern California’s chapter of the Society of Information Management and was the Chairman of the Advisory Council of Realcomm, an organization focused on the intersection of technology and real estate. On numerous occasions, Mr. Manfredo has been asked to speak in industry events on a broad range of topics including IT Strategic Planning, Enterprise Architecture, IT Governance, Portfolio Management, Web 2.0, IT Strategic Sourcing, "Green IT", Chargeback, Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and IT Controls.

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Vandana (Ann) Mangal
Associate Research Director, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Vandana (Ann) Mangal is currently working as Associate Research Director with the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. In the past, she has worked as a Principal Consultant, Senior Business Analyst and Intel-HP Alliance Manager at AE Business Solutions, Hitachi Data Systems and Intel respectively. Her background also includes teaching at the University of Wisconsin, Madison's School of Business. Some of her research interests are productivity impacts of information technology, technology impacts on business practices, business continuity and organizational and technology changes in financial services.

Allen Marks
Senior IT Architect, Raytheon
Allen is a Member of Raytheon Space and Airborne (SAS) Systems IT Engineering Services. Allen manages Emerging Technologies, and is a Raytheon IT Fellow. Allen has been with Raytheon (and Hughes) since 1976. Allen earned his BS in Physics in 1974, and as a Hughes Fellow received his Masters in Physics in 1981; both from UCLA. In 1983 Allen joined the VLSI/Corporate CAD program. In 1989 Allen joined Hughes Space & Communications where he managed the development of Satellite Operations. From 1992 until December 1997, Allen managed Support Services (Facilities, CM/DM, Procurement and IT) for Ground Satellite Operations.

In December of 1997, Allen joined Hughes Corporate IT, where he was the System Engineer and Technical Lead of IT Infrastructure Projects. After Hughes merged with Raytheon, Allen became a member of Raytheon Corporate IT as the Project Manager, Architect, and Champion for Collaboration tools.

Current duties in SAS IT Engineering Services include: Innovation, Emerging Technology, Enterprise Architecture, and Strategic Planning. Allen is a member of several Raytheon Enterprise teams including Architecture, Standards, Collaboration and Emerging Technology.

Allen also provides IT leadership and support to several non-profit organizations, including the Raytheon Management Club Board, BSA, YMCA and several LAUSD schools. Since 2004 Allen has been a contributor and advisor to the Wireless Internet for Mobile Enterprise Consortium (WINMEC) at UCLA; and to Frost and Sullivan’s Mobile and Wireless Enterprise conference.

David Marlin
Executive Strategy and Communications Lead, Whirlpool Corporation
David Marlin is the Executive Strategy and Communications Lead for the Global Information Systems organization at Whirlpool Corporation. In this capacity he oversees both the strategic development and alignment activities for all CIO-level communications. He is also responsible for Organizational Effectiveness activities in the office of the CIO.

Since joining Whirlpool Corporation in 2004, Marlin has held positions of increasing accountability and leadership throughout the Infrastructure and Program Management functions of the global IT organization. Prior to joining Whirlpool, Marlin held several IT positions over his 11-year consulting career. His areas of focus with various companies within Lower Michigan included infrastructure networking, systems integration, CRM, and service.

Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion, 70,000 employees, and 68 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brand names to consumers in nearly every country around the world. Additional information about the company can be found at

Diana McKenzie
VP Information Systems Infrastructure, Amgen
-Diana L. McKenzie is Vice President; Information Systems for Amgen, Inc. Diana has responsibility for Amgen’s Global IS Enterprise Services Organization. Prior to joining Amgen, Diana served for 17 years in a variety of Information Systems Leadership roles at Eli Lilly and Co. She has chaired the PhRMA Trade Association's Information Management Leadership Committee (IMPACC), served on the PDUFA III IT FDA Advisory Committee as well as the Department of Health and Human Services Biosurveillance IT Working Group, led the PhRMA IMPACC e-Health Futures Subcommittee and currently serves on CRIX International’s Board of Directors as a founding member. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Purdue University's School of Computer Technology in 1986 and was recognized by the university as a Distinguished Alumni in the spring of 2004.

Devendra Mishra
CEO, MND Resources, Inc.
Devendra Mishra is the co-founder of the Supply Chain Academies for the Entertainment, Consumer Electronics, Video Game and Biotech industries which promote professional development, advancement of the industry in the US and Europe, and executive networking . Currently as an adjunct professor of Decision Sciences at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, he teaches Supply Chain Management. As a consultant, he has held executive management responsibilities at high-tech start up companies, such as Dimensional Media Associates,, and Stan Lee Media Stan Lee Media, a digital entertainment studio that developed and globally commercialized branded content through the Internet and traditional media.
Mishra was President and Chief Executive Officer of International Multifoods' billion-dollar wholly owned specialty distribution subsidiary VSA, Inc, from August 1994 to 1996. Prior to joining Multifoods, Mishra was President of Worldwide New Media, Distribution Services and New Ventures at Technicolor, Inc. Mishra strategically developed and launched Technicolor Entertainment Services, to supply movie prints to theaters in the United States, which today has nearly 70% market share. He also engineered and put into production an "Optical Media Manufacturing Facility" which is today the world’s largest and premiere facility, and developed Pan European Distribution.

From 1986 to 1992, Mishra held senior management positions at LIVE Entertainment, a diversified supplier, wholesaler and retailer of home video and music, where he finally served as the President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to 1986, Mishra was Vice President of the $900 million worldwide manufacturing and distribution operations of RCA-Ariola Records. In 1982, he re-engineered the national distribution of RCA to implement a revolutionary concept of "Hits-Catalog Distribution" which became the hallmark of the entertainment industry to be followed by competitors over the next decade.

Over the last 25 years Mishra has successfully deployed technologies to launch new businesses and enhance existing ones in the entertainment industry, such as optical media manufacturing and distribution at Technicolor and RCA Records; Videodisc and Player at RCA Consumer Electronics; computerized systems at LIVE Entertainment and VSA; time-definitive distribution of feature films at Technicolor; and, digital distribution at and Stan Lee Media.

Mishra holds a MS in Operations Research from Purdue University, an MBA from Butler University, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Has published over hundred papers in information-driven distribution, total quality management and manufacturing.

Kim Phan
Sr. Principal IT Architect, Raytheon
Kim Phan is a Senior Principal IT Architect at Raytheon SAS IT. She's been with the company since June 1996. She is currently supporting SAS IT Chief Architect on enterprise architecture initiatives, specializing in enterprise mobility. Kim started out in the SAS Engineering Software Center, working on software development for radar signal processing algorithms. Kim worked on different reconnaissance programs, such as F22, Firefinder, U-2 etc. before transferring to SAS IT in 2005. Since joining SAS IT, Kim has worked on emerging technology and Collaboration projects, such as Enterprise messaging, application sharing and mobility integration. Kim has worked on the development of: Sametime Instant Messaging "Bots" (that provide access to information in real-time), Sametime awareness for web applications and portals, and PIM applications for the BlackBerry.
Raytheon's mobility focus has been on the Blackberry as the Enterprise mobility device. Kim supports the Blackberry infrastructure with Information Assurance, architecture and executives information focus, Kim has also developed some key Blackberry applications to support the enterprise mobility effort creating such things as a PDA portal, Emergency Contact List that integrates with back-end databases, and leverage the Blackberry Push technology to support Executive decision making in real-time. Most recently, Kim has worked with the SAS mobility synergy team on an Enterprise initiative that included mobile strategy, architecture and roadmaps to deliver a mobility solution for Raytheon. She analyzed and evaluated a number of options to mobilize enterprise applications on the Blackberry devices that included in-house development, packaged mobility solution for targeted mobility requirements such as RFID and MEAP (Mobile Enterprise Application Platform). Kim has a degree in Computer Science from St. John's University, New York. She was trained and certified in Sun Java, Firmware Programming for Microprocessors and TOGAF Enterprise Architecture.

Arun Singh
GM and Head of Enterprise Security Practice, Wipro Technologies
Arun K. Singh is General Manager and Head of Enterprise Security Practice at Wipro Technologies for Americas. He has 20+ years of experience in the Software & Internet Security Industry. He is currently leading the security practice for Wipro and responsible for Business Strategy, Operations, Sales, Client relationship and Security Product Alliances in Americas. Wipro’s Enterprise Security Solutions Division is rated as the 3rd Largest Global IT Security Service provider covering end to end IT Security Solutions to Fortune 500 customers. His practice consists of 6 Large IT Security sub-practices namely Security Consulting, Governance Risk & Compliance, Application Security, Data Security, Infrastructure Security, Physical Security & Managed Security services. He started his career in security as a research professional in the area of cryptography and published 20+ research papers in security. He played different role in IT Security area covering security consulting, security solution architect, Application Security Practice Head, Security Delivery Head, Operations management and security business development. He has a well rounded experience of General Management and possesses sound technical knowledge in the domain of Enterprise Security. He is driving Wipro’s growth in security space in Americas and is closely associated with wide range of projects across all the industry domains e.g. Banking, Finance, Securities, Insurance, Retail, CPG, Transportation, Manufacturing, Pharma, Healthcare, Services, Communication Media & Telecom, Technology and Product Engineering. He has worked extensively with clients to help them assess, deploy and manage world class security solutions.

Prior to Wipro, he worked with Infosys Technologies and HCL Technologies in the area of eCommerce security, Network Security & Application Security.

He was invited as a speaker and panelist in numerous leading security conferences such as Financial Services Outsourcing Summit, RSA Security Conference (2007, 2008 & 2009), IATA conference on Airline Security, Gartner Security Summit, ISSA CISO Forum, CSO Executive Council etc. He is also Partner Advisory Board for Novell & Sun / Oracle.

Mr. Singh received his M. Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.

Bernard C. Soriano
Chief Information Officer, Department of Motor Vehicles
Bernard C. Soriano is the Deputy Director and Chief Information Officer for the California Department of Motor Vehicles. He has over 20 years of engineering and management experience in the private sector and public sector. His previous positions include engineering and management at Hughes Space and Communications in Los Angeles where he designed satellite control systems. He was also the Assistant Technical Director at the USGA Research and Test Center in New Jersey. In the public sector, Bernard was the CIO for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the Office of the Secretary of State. In addition, he was the information technology task force leader on Governor Schwarzenegger’s California Performance Review.

Bernard is also on the faculty at the California State University, Sacramento, where he teaches in the College of Engineering and the College of Business Administration.

Bernard holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from U.C. Irvine, an M.B.A. from California State University, Sacramento, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a B.S. in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from U.C. Davis. He was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve and has numerous publications and patents. His honors and achievements include selection as a finalist in the NASA astronaut program.

Teri Takai
CIO, State of California
On December 6, 2007, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Teri Takai as Chief Information Officer for the State of California. As a member of the Governor's cabinet, she advises him on the strategic management and direction of information technology resources as the state works to modernize and transform the way California does business with its citizens.
As California’s CIO, Teri leads more than 130 CIOs and 10,000 IT employees spread across the state’s different agencies, departments, boards, commissions and offices. During her tenure as State CIO, Teri has pursued an agenda that supports viewing California’s IT operations from an enterprise perspective, including: Forming a Project Management and Policy Office, release of the California Information Technology Strategic Plan, passage of the Governor’s IT Reorganization Proposal, establishing a Capital Planning Process and directing agency consolidation activities.
Additionally, in 2005, Teri was named "Public Official of the Year" by Governing magazine. She is also Past-President of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers and currently serves as Practitioner Chair of the Harvard Policy Group on Network-Enabled Services and Government.

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