3LM for Motorola,
Aaron Watkins, Actsoft, Inc. for AT&T
Albert Gauthier, Oregon State Police Department for AT&T
Andrew Renz, Code 42 Software
Anna Schaller, Motorola
Bernard C. Soriano, CA Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
Brennen Reynolds, McAfee Inc.
Brian Curwick, Fresno County Office of Education
Carlos Ramos, Secretary, State of California / California Technology Agency
Carolyn T. Hogg, City of Fresno
Craig Scharton, City of Fresno
David Baliles, Microsoft
Emy L. Phillips, CA Technology Assistance Project (CTAP)
Eric Neff, Kiefer Consulting, Inc.
Frank La Vigne, Microsoft
George Valverde, CA Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
Harkeerat Toor, Kiefer Consulting, Inc.
Jaro Simek, Entisys Solutions, Inc.
Jason Ruger, Motorola
Joel Reyes, Microsoft
John Herrema III, Good Technology, Inc.
John Inman, Verivo Software for AT&T
Kathi Felder, Kings County Office of Education
Keith Garred, Microsoft
Ken Dulaney, Gartner, Inc.
Lane Leverett, Enterprise Networking Solutions, Inc.
Malcolm Nguyen, Kiefer Consulting, Inc.
Mary Rossell, Intel - Information Technology Division
Matt Gowarty, Infoblox
Michael Lock, Google
Michele Robinson, California Technology Agency, Office of Information Security
Mike Strohl, Entisys Solutions
Patrick Wheeler, TrendMicro, Inc.
Peter van der Linden, Motorola
Rich Radin, EMC Corporation
Robert Casserly, Code 42 Software
Russell Hicks, Public Sector Partners, Inc. (PSP)
Scott Gregory, California Technology Agency (CTA)
Scott Paterson, California Technology Agency (CTA)
Soren Burkhart, Accenture
Steve Vinsik, Unisys Corporation
Steve Westerman, CA Dept of Motor Vehicles

3LM for Motorola

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Aaron Watkins

Director of Sales

Actsoft, Inc. for AT&T

Aaron is a Director of Sales at Actsoft, Inc. Since 1999, Actsoft's Mobile Resource Management solutions have evolved from simple courier software to a very specialized, yet easy-to-use combination of wireless and GPS technology that provides an incredible array of data collection and management tools, tailored to virtually every industry with employees in the field. No matter the size your business, or which wireless carrier you prefer, our software is compatible.

Aaron has been with Actsoft for 7 years and has been an integral part in helping the company go to market with it's various products as well as increase their market share. During his tenure he has been vital to the launch of many strategic partners for payroll, routing, ERP systems and more.

Prior to Actsoft, Aaron held various sales roles with companies like Waste Management and American General Finance.

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Albert Gauthier

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Oregon State Police Department for AT&T

Albert Gauthier brings to this conference a solid understanding how technology implementations can impact an enterprise and the importance of formulating strategic IT goals that align with the organization. In his current role as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Oregon State Police Department, he drives the analysis of existing business processes and technology trends. He also identifies and develops the use of new technology tools that are crucial to the strategic and operational objectives of the department.

Prior to joining the OSPD in 2003, Gauthier specialized in I.P. Characterization for Motorola and Hewlett Packard's imaging and printing division. As a senior design methodology engineer, he was instrumental in leading multiple technology projects. Additional hardware engineering expertise was developed during his tenure at Bell Labs/Lucent and Mitel Semiconductor. Gauthier's progressive track record in technology also included a senior leadership position as CIO for the University of Manitoba, School of Medicine.

Gauthier received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

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Andrew Renz

Senior Enterprise Engineer

Code 42 Software

Before coming to Code 42 Andrew Renz spent 6 years at Apple IS&T where he architected global NetBoot/NetInstall deployments, software distribution solutions and desktop backup solutions. As a Sr. Enterprise Engineer, Andrew is instrumental in architecting and deploying global backup and DR solutions for the fortune 500.

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Anna Schaller

Android Technology Evangelist


Anna is a Developer Advocate with Motorola Mobility. She helps third-party developers create great applications for Android devices. Anna began her career as a software engineer at Carnegie Mellon University. She has been involved in the mobile space for the past 10 years, beginning at Palm, where she participated in creating programs and content to help developers create applications for Palm OS. Her work at Motorola continues that role with support for developer programs and services on Android. Anna holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Bernard C. Soriano

Deputy Director and Chief Information Officer

CA Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Bernard C. Soriano is the Deputy Director and Chief Information Officer for the California Department of Motor Vehicles. He has over 25 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 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.

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Brennen Reynolds

Senior Sales Engineer

McAfee Inc.

Brennen Reynolds is a Senior Sales Engineer with McAfee Inc. focused on designing security solutions for government, healthcare and education clients in California. He holds a Master degree in Computer Engineering from University of California, Davis along with multiple industry certifications including the CISSP and CISA. For the last 12 years he has held several positions within the information security field including leading national security consulting and research teams, conducting audits for Fortune 1000 companies and implementing large scale, global security control projects. He has served as the Vice President of Chapter Relations for the Sacramento chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and as a member of McAfee’s Technical Advisory Board prior to joining McAfee.

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Brian Curwick

Fresno County Office of Education

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Carlos Ramos

Secretary, State of California / California Technology Agency

Throughout his career, Carlos Ramos has been a leader on many of California's key technology initiatives. He has served as Director of the Office of Systems Integration - with a $4.5 billion portfolio of California's largest technology projects. He also concurrently held the position of Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services and was the Agency's senior technology executive. Carlos was the principal technology advisor to the Secretary and was responsible for the entire HHS IT portfolio. He helped architect the consolidation of the state's largest data centers and the creation of California's Department of Technology Services.

Carlos served as Director of the then Teale Data Center - one of the largest public-sector data centers in the world with an annual budget of $200 million and over 200 government agency customers. He also previously served as the CIO for California's Department of Social Services, managing a large computing infrastructure and a statewide data communications network.

During his state career, Carlos has been directly involved in many of the largest enterprise IT initiatives that the State has undertaken including:
  • Establishment of the State's Office of System Integration (OSI)
  • The State's automated child support system
  • Consolidation of the Teale and Health and Human Services Data Centers
  • Development of a state IT project oversight model
  • Development of the state's IT project governance model
  • Development of innovative and effective IT procurement models
  • Development of enterprise IT security operations and oversight models
  • Development of a multi-data center collaborative which developed strategies for a number of critical IT issues (e.g. operational recovery, information security, mutual aid in succession planning and staff development, and software procurement)
  • Establishment of the CA.GOV state internet portal
Carlos has held many leadership commissions throughout his career in state government including:
  • Chair - State of California IT Strategic Plan Committee
  • Chair – State of California SOA Governance Workgroup
  • Executive Member - Information Technology Council
  • Member – Governor's E-Government Policy Advisory Group
  • Chair – Data Center Directors Policy Council
  • Chair - Government Technology Conference
  • Chair - the California IT Executive Institute

Carlos is returning to state service after three years leading an independent consulting practice, during which he served as a member of the Human Services IT Advisory Group, as an ERP advisor to the State Controller's Office, an ERP advisor to the Department of Corrections and a senior fellow with the Center for Digital Government.

Carlos is excited by the opportunity to serve the people of California as part of Governor Brown's cabinet.

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Carolyn T. Hogg

Chief Information Officer

City of Fresno

Carolyn Hogg became Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Fresno in July 2007 and manages a budget of over $14 million dollars. Fresno is the state’s fifth largest city with 104.8 square miles and population exceeding 500,000. Fresno serves as the economic hub of Fresno County and California's Central Valley with surrounding cities predominantly tied to large-scale agricultural production. It is home to many business incubators serving as a resource for entrepreneurs and new companies, ranging from environmental engineering to fine arts with many continuing to become internationally known.

For the past 21 years, Carolyn has worked in the field of technology in both private and public sectors. Currently, she leads the City of Fresno to standardize applications whenever possible for cost and support efficiencies. Under her leadership, Carolyn has implemented a value driven support approach with her diverse experience of private and public sector business. She brings the successes of the private industry to municipal government by setting goals for outcome measurements to improve processes for financial benefits, employee, department and constituent satisfaction in a partnership approach. She drives co-creation to develop the best solutions for technology needs while also meeting today’s technology challenges. The citywide Microsoft Migration project was successful due to the personal hands on customer service approach she directed. Her approach to the business of technology has been successful as it ensures technology investments are fiscally responsible.

For 10 years, she was the CIO and Director of Telecommunications for Madera Community Hospital spearheading a complete hospital wide implementation of a comprehensive healthcare software system during Y2K. She also understands the vendor side of technology as she was a software analyst for 6 years supporting multiple banking clients throughout the nation for a Savings and Loan Service Bureau. This experience in the private sector helps her ensure all deliverables are added to technology contracts holding vendors accountable and protecting public funds.

Carolyn was born and raised in Fresno and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a minor in Business Administration and Information Systems from California State University, Fresno. She is a lifetime member of the 3225 Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Craig Scharton

Downtown and Community Revitalization Assistant Director

City of Fresno

Craig Scharton has been with the City of Fresno since December 2008 and was the CEO of the Central Valley Business Incubator. In that role, he opened two new facilities, increased private funding, and raised $6 million in investment for businesses. Mr. Scharton is a former Fresno city council member, elected to the District 1 seat in 1987. Following his term in office, he attracted investors to the Security Bank and TW Patterson buildings in downtown Fresno - raising $5 million and increasing building occupancy. He later became executive director for two downtown revitalization programs in Pleasanton and Hanford and was elected president of the California Main Street Alliance, an organization that represents 39 of the state’s best downtown revitalization programs. Mr. Scharton is currently pursuing a master’s degree in community economic development.

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David Baliles


Born & raised in Malawi, Africa, David moved to Atlanta and pursued interests in both the arts & technology. Aside from his passion for music, artwork & culture, he enjoys aiding the impoverished locally and abroad through technology. David has contributed to books such as Professional XML, Prof. Biztalk & Prof. XML Databases and served on advisory committees for Venture Capital firms, the Centers for Disease Control, the Wireless Technology Forum and the W3C. He has been a part of technology initiatives such as the Bio-Terrorism Stockpile & Human Genome Network, financial solutions in e-Banking, and software incubators in HR & Business Analytics. He currently serves as a member of the Developer Platform & Tools team at Microsoft, where he advises Government & Healthcare customers on their strategic software platforms and developer investments.

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Emy L. Phillips


CA Technology Assistance Project (CTAP)

Emy is the current State Chair of the California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP), which is a state-funded organization that supports the integration of technology in K-12 schools and district. There are 11 CTAP Regions in California and each region provides direct services to K-12 administrators, teachers, students, and families. The goal of CTAP funding is to bring K-12 educators to the forefront of how technology can impact teaching and learning. Studies have shown that as teachers become more proficient with technology use in the classroom, instruction becomes more engaging and student achievement and motivation increases.

CTAP is committed to staying on the forefront of Federal & State initiatives so that all stakeholders continue to see the growing demand on education & how important it is to support educational technology efforts.

Many of our schools and districts are looking for innovative ways to keep students in school and engaged. Fortunately, the data is showing great success through some of the following programs:

  • 1:1 Laptop or Mobile Device Programs
  • Digital Textbooks
  • Interactive Whiteboards
  • Student Response Systems
For more information on services that CTAP offers, please visit: www.myctap.org or elopez@fcoe.org.

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Eric Neff

Director of Mobile Innovation Division

Kiefer Consulting, Inc.

Eric Neff is an experienced technical architect who offers over 14 years of overall experience in as a technical architect and senior software developer. He is an expert in full life-cycle application development, middle-ware, and n-tier application development, with specific expertise in Microsoft .NET application development. Mr. Neff specializes in object-oriented analysis and design in systems development with a focus on the scheduling of service personal or manufactured items and was instrumental in the design and implementation of data relation schemas for the lexicography industry.

Eric was recently promoted to the Director of Mobile Innovations at Kiefer Consulting Inc. This puts into practice several years of hobbyist development Eric has done in the mobile space on IPhone, Android and Windows Mobile.

Eric is active in the local development community through his participation in the Sacramento Google Technology Group and as a board member of the Sacramento Dot Net User Group. He has given presentations on Mobile Web Technologies, Mobile Development and ASP.NET Techniques.

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Frank La Vigne

Public Sector Developer Evangelist


Frank La Vigne has been writing software professionally since the days of Visual Basic 3. Prior to that, he started his future profession writing games for the Commodore 64. Since then, he’s built banking solutions for financial firms on Wall Street and in Europe. He has worked on various tablet/mobile solutions and building advanced user experiences in Silverlight and WPF.

Frank now works for Microsoft as a Public Sector Developer Evangelist. You can find him blogging at www.FranksWorld.com and on Twitter @tableteer.

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George Valverde


CA Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

George Valverde is Director of the California Department of Motor Vehicles, a position to which he was appointed on April 4, 2006.

Valverde has been in public service for more than 30 years, focusing on operations and budget issues. He is committed to building on the department’s recent successes in streamlining operations and creating a more customer friendly DMV.

Prior to his DMV appointment, Valverde served as Undersecretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency since 2004 and was previously Deputy Secretary for Fiscal Operations from 1995 to 2003. He also served at the Department of Finance as an assistant program budget manager in the Capitol Outlay Unit from 1990 to 1995; principal budget analyst from 1985 to 1990; and as a budget analyst from 1981 to 1985.

Valverde is past International Chair for the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), Region IV (2008-2009); and, is past president and vice president of (AAMVA), Region IV. He previously served as AAMVA International Board of Directors Secretary (2006-2007) and International Vice Chair (2007-2008). Valverde also served as executive officer on the AAMVA International Board of Directors.

Valverde earned a masters degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Riverside, and has also attended the Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.

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Harkeerat Toor

Mobile Innovation Developer

Kiefer Consulting, Inc.

Harkeerat Toor is a mobile developer for both Android and iPhone systems. He is a recent graduate from Sacramento State University, with degrees in Management Information Systems and International Business, as well as minors in Computer Science and Japanese. Mr. Toor specializes in Java, and has project management experience utilizing various SLDC methodologies.

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Jaro Simek

Solutions Architect

Entisys Solutions, Inc.

Jaro Simek is a Solutions Architect with almost two decades of experience designing, building, and integrating complex enterprise infrastructure solutions. Jaro draws upon a considerable repertoire of skills and certifications.to help organizations design and build enterprise solutions that deliver significant ROI savings year after year, His experience spans from the design and implementation of scalable mobile computing and VDI architecture, to datacenter refresh and consolidation of infrastructure into a virtualized architecture with higher availability, easier management, and lower cost.

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Jason Ruger

Senior Director of IT Strategy & Information Security, Motorola Mobility


Jason Ruger manages IT Strategy and Security for Motorola worldwide. He is responsible for synthesizing business needs with technology innovations to create shareholder value. In the past three years, Jason helped reduce the overall IT budget by hundreds of millions while improving service levels. In the past five years, Jason’s team deployed a variety of mobile platforms (from Android to Windows) to over 50 countries.

Prior to joining Motorola, Jason worked as a management consultant. He used technology to improve profitability by over $1 billion at 8 out of the 10 largest retailers in the world. In addition, he prepared congressional economic testimony on the world’s largest ground transportation merger.

Jason received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Vanderbilt University and a Masters in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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Joel Reyes


Joel’s career expands 15 years over a multitude of industries from education, construction, banking, manufacturing, and now at Microsoft (financial services, retail, and government). As a Platform Developer Evangelist, Joel engages developers and architects promoting Microsoft’s next wave of emerging technology products for developers. Joel has a background in systems engineering and acquired a degree in computer science from Rochester Institute of Technology. He is located in the Charlotte metro area where he spends time with his three kids and wife; he is also heavily involved in his community helping those less fortunate. He enjoys reading technical articles, keeping up with some world-news, and of course, trying anything beta that comes his way!

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John Herrema III

SVP Corporate Strategy

Good Technology, Inc.

John joined Visto Corporation, the parent company of Good Technology, in June 2003 as VP Business Development when Visto acquired ViAir Inc. In that role, John helped drive Visto's growth based on marketing and distribution partnerships with partners such as IBM, Microsoft, Palm, and Ericsson.

Prior to joining Visto, John co-founded ViAir in February 2000 where he also served as VP Business Development and helped drive ViAir's product and business strategy, including the formation of it initial distribution partnerships with carriers such as AT&T Wireless and Nextel Communications and infrastructure providers such as Comverse Technology.

Before founding ViAir, John was in Business Development in Microsoft's Wireless Sales and Strategy Group. In that role, John was part of the team that created the first MSN Mobile offerings and distribution agreements with carriers such as Nextel Communications and AirTouch Communications.

John joined Microsoft after helping launch Sprint PCS, where he served as Senior Product Manager and was responsible for the launch of Sprint's nationwide Voice Mail service and the industry's first Wireless Web offering, which included a partnership with Yahoo! to create the world's first "mobile portal" offering from a major Web brand.

John holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Philosophy from the University of Virginia.

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John Inman

Director of Channel Sales and Business Development

Verivo Software for AT&T

John Inman is Verivo Software's Director of Channel Sales and Business Development. He's responsible for managing Verivo's global network of strategic Resellers and Implementation Partners. John has more than 20 years of technical and sales experience at leading software companies, including Parametric Technology and Agile Software, where he was responsible for building channel and partner programs that help make enterprise software solutions cost-effective for any size business. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University.

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Kathi Felder

Curriculum Consultant

Kings County Office of Education

Kathi is the current CTAP lead for schools and districts in Kings County. She works for the Kings County Office of Education where she supports districts with curriculum planning, which includes technology integration. In addition, she works with 57 Kings County teachers and 3 math coaches on a 3 year grant through the California Math and Science Project. This purpose of this grant is to provide on-site coaching to teachers to improve math instruction. Previous to this she was instrumental in spearheading one of California’s first K-12 mobile device rollouts at Corcoran Unified School District. The “One2One” Anytime + Anywhere Learning Project at Corcoran USD is all about providing student access to technology learning tools within and outside the school day.

For more information on Corcoran USD’s One2One program, please visit: http://one2one.corcoranunified.com/ or kathi.felder@kingscoe.org

California’s Blueprint for Great Schools – Our Focus!
Incorporate technology as a key component of teaching, learning, and assessment, and support high levels of literacy and bi-literacy to prepare students for the globalized society they are entering (Torlakson, pg. 6).

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Keith Garred

Desktop Architect


Keith Garred is an Optimized Desktop Architect and works exclusively with State and Local Government customers. Keith has been with Microsoft for over 9 years and previously held roles such as Director of IT and Asst VP for a large National Bank. Keith has worked with a plethora of technologies and platforms and has over 20 years’ experience in IT. Educational background and certifications include ITIL v3 Foundation, CISSP, MCSE, BBA and MBA degrees. He has spent the last 5 years concentrating on the desktop experience showing customers how to deliver a secure and well managed desktop.

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Ken Dulaney

VP Distinguished Analyst

Gartner, Inc.

Ken Dulaney is a vice president and distinguished analyst in Gartner Research, where his research areas include smartphones, tablet computers, notebook computers, industrial handhelds, wireless communications, mobile software and device management strategies. He has been recognized by Adweek magazine as one of the top 20 technology industry analysts.

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Dulaney worked at GRiD Systems, where he served as director of marketing, portable computing. He was a key participant in the development of the first tablet computer, for which he received several patents. "There are many things about my job that are unique and satisfying: The ability to help clients with difficult issues; the freedom to think about what matters, unencumbered by the politics of some organizations; and the ability to use the mobile technology that I cover as a fundamental part of my work, are key examples. (Oh, and I love the fact that I get lots of great 'toys' to play with.)"

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Lane Leverett

Director of Cloud Services

Enterprise Networking Solutions, Inc.

Lane Leverett was recently named Director of Cloud Services at Enterprise Networking Solutions. He has over eight (8) years of experience with IT architecture, design, and implementations and is a VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. He is an evangelist for virtualization and enjoys the opportunity to help clients solve their business needs by adding the flexibility and automation afforded with virtualization. His extensive skill sets extend over the entire IT infrastructure with numerous certifications from industry-leading vendors.

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Malcolm Nguyen

Mobile Innovation Developer

Kiefer Consulting, Inc.

iPhone and Android Developer at Kiefer Consulting, Malcolm is an expert in mobile development and design. He specializes in native applications for the iPhone and Android platforms and has developed a wide range of native mobile applications for business in the public and private sector. Malcolm has a bachelors degree in business from California State University Sacramento with a specialization in Management Information systems and is a member of the Management Informations Systems Association.

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Mary Rossell

Enterprise Information Security Operations

Intel - Information Technology Division

Mary Rossell currently leads the Enterprise Information Security Operations Group in Intel’s Information Technology Division. In this role, she leads the tactical support for protecting Intel Corporation’s information assets.

Prior to this role, Mary led the Information Risk and Security Management Organization where she was responsible for Intel’s business acceptable information risk management practices. Previously, Mary was an Intel IT Security and Manageability Architect, where she developed and drove Intel IT’s strategies on malware protection and remote management. Prior to working for Intel, Mary worked as a principle software engineering in Digital Equipment Corporation.

Mary received a B.A. from Cornell University and a M.S. from Dartmouth College.

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Matt Gowarty

Senior Product Marketing Manager


Matt Gowarty is a senior product marketing manager for Infoblox. With over 15 years of experience in telecommunications and networking, Matt has wide ranging experience from service providers to vendors to end-users. Matt’s background includes experience with network configuration and change management, security, WAN and application performance management, managed services, and transport services including MPLS, Frame Relay and ATM.

During his career, Matt has delivered over 400 presentations across the world with content including NCCM, security, VoIP, MPLS-based networking, and network and application performance management. Matt has been a guest speaker at numerous events including Network World, Interop, Cisco Live and FutureNet.

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Michael Lock

Vice President, Google Enterprise


Michael oversees the Americas Sales and Operations organization for Google's Enterprise division. Since joining Google in 2005, Michael has helped rapidly expand Google's footprint within the global Enterprise marketplace. Currently, he is responsible for teams driving customer acquisition of Google's Enterprise offerings in the product areas of Search, Maps, Earth, Apps and Postini.

A 25-year veteran of the enterprise information technology industry, Michael began his career at IBM where he held roles in the general systems and enterprise systems divisions. He moved to Silicon Valley as a sales and marketing executive for Oracle in the 90's and subsequently, took positions in several Silicon Valley start-ups. Michael played a pivotal role in the success and eventual acquisition of Virage, a pioneer of multimedia search and content management software.

Michael holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

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Michele Robinson

Deputy Director

California Technology Agency, Office of Information Security

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Mike Strohl

President and CEO

Entisys Solutions

Mike Strohl is president and Chief Executive Officer of Entisys Solutions. Mike is passionate about virtualization, security, and the cloud. This is clearly demonstrated in everything he does, from guiding his growing team of experts in the delivery of best-of-breed solutions from today’s leading manufacturers, to helping customers solve complex problems such as IT security and compliance.

With more than two decades of operations and management experience, Mike has played an integral role in developing key business partnerships and establishing Entisys Solutions as the West Coast’s #1 provider of enterprise virtualization and access delivery solutions, from the data center to the desktop and into the cloud.

Entisys Solutions is currently certified at the highest levels with HP, VMware®, Citrix®, Microsoft® and NetApp®. Since 1994, Entisys Solutions has led the industry in designing solutions for Citrix and Microsoft environments. Together, Entisys Solutions is respected as the top West Coast partner by all ecosystem partners. Among the key vertical industries that are served by Entisys Solutions are biotechnology, government, finance, healthcare, entertainment, manufacturing, retail and high tech. Entisys Solutions has consistently experienced positive year-over-year growth, as evidenced by the Inc. 5000 list, and in 2011, Everything Channel’s VAR 500 list, where Entisys was recognized as the “Top Technology Practice – Virtualization.”

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Patrick Wheeler

Global Product Marketing Manager

TrendMicro, Inc.

Patrick Wheeler is the global lead for Endpoint product marketing at Trend Micro. With ten years’ experience at industry-leading firms as a product manager for Enterprise security solutions ranging from endpoint security and NAC to network IPS and vulnerability management, Patrick brings a broad understanding of enterprise security requirements and best practices to the challenges of consumerization and endpoint security.

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Peter van der Linden

Android Technology Evangelist


Peter is the author of some best-selling programming books, including "Just Java" and "Expert C Programming." He has lived and worked in Silicon Valley for the past 24 years for a startup, a Fortune 100 company, and everything in between. Peter is Motorola's Android Technology Evangelist, and he enjoys explaining technical things - whether he has an audience in front of him or not!

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Rich Radin

Business Development Manager

EMC Corporation

As a Business Development Manager specializing on Service Providers for the Cloud Infrastructure Group, Mr. Radin focuses on business strategies and enablement to make service providers and EMC mutually successful.

Prior to his current role, Rich served as Technology Evangelist, driving customer's technology decisions around cloud storage architectures, data distribution methods, and other related topics. Mr. Radin brings over 19 years of industry experience and perspective in the area of data storage centric technologies.

Prior to joining EMC, Rich was employed as a Enterprise Technologist for Dell Computer Corp, and earlier provided systems design, systems engineering, consulting and IT management for corporations including Procter & Gamble, NBC/Universal, and Madison Square Garden where he was a Director of Information Technology, in addition to being part of multiple successful technology startups.

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Robert Casserly

VP of Enterprise Development/Sales

Code 42 Software

Robert serves as the conduit between the needs of enterprise thought leaders in the mobile backup space, as well as assuring employee productivity when disaster strikes. At Code 42, our “best idea wins” philosophy has elevated what started as mobile backup, into guaranteeing employee “uptime” in cases of device or data loss. Further, endpoint data should be secured, sharable and discoverable within the enterprise. Robert is a life-long technology and media entrepreneur who first worked with Code 42 as a client, co-developing a mobile research and marketing platform. He also serves on the boards of of Maximon Pictures (a NYC based film company) as well as the Enterprise Device Alliance. EDA provides information to IT managers and administrators about the ways they can leverage their Windows infrastructure, management tools and expertise to easily integrate Macs into their organizations.

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Russell Hicks

Founding Partner

Public Sector Partners, Inc. (PSP)

Russell Hicks is a founding partner in Public Sector Partners, Inc. (PSP), a catalyst company located in Sacramento, California. PSP specializes in providing strategic assistance in helping Government understand how to leverage technology to better serve its constituency. Mr. Hicks has a distinguished career that includes, most recently, senior roles in the State of California government marketplace for Gartner, Bearing Point, HP/Compaq, and GE.

Mr. Hicks has focused on serving this marketplace for 25 years, building trusted relationships at the highest levels of State Government. He is seen as a strategic partner for many of the departmental CIOs as well as the State CIO. He has been instrumental in leading the effort to train State Executives and develop the business acumen of the public sector CIO helping to create the Public Sector CIO Academy, now in its 10th year.

Mr. Hicks has experience in many facets of the California State Government IT landscape. He began his efforts in this market by working in Government computer retail sales and then delivering software training to Government Departments.

In 1991 he started Megabytes, a local computer radio talk show that went on to national syndication. Mr. Hicks hosted the show and interviewed up and comers in the IT industry including Bill Gates and Marc Andreesen. Due to the local nature of the show originally, Mr. Hicks also interview State Executives involved in technology. The show became part of Cyberspace Communications, a company that specialized in the creation of marketing venues for the technology industry. Cyberspace was one of the first companies to offer web page design and a national web phone book and directory.

In 1995, Mr. Hicks was recruited to run a State procurement contract for GE Capital IT Services. After 3 years, he took over the territory for Compaq and worked for them until the acquisition by Hewlett-Packard. He was then recruited by Bearing Point to help build their presence in this market place and then two years later joined Garter to help State Government leverage emerging technologies.

In 2006, Mr. Hicks partnered in the launch of a new company designed to bridge the gap between public sector needs and private sector solutions. Public Sector Partners, Inc. is founded in the belief that with trusted relationships, clear communication, and appropriate training and education, the State of California Government is poised to drastically improve services using technology in the most effective ways possible.

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Scott Gregory

State Geographic Information Officer

California Technology Agency (CTA)

Scott Gregory is the Geographic Information Officer (GIO) for the State of California. Scott brings over 15 years of GIS experience from a wide variety of County, Federal, Private Sector, and academic roles. Scott is also an adjunct professor at American River College where he is a professor of GIS, teaching courses in web based GIS application development.

Before joining the California Technology Agency, Scott managed the Public Safety/Homeland Security market for the California Regional Office of Esri Inc. In this role, Scott was responsible for developing GIS strategies for mission critical systems, and creating viable and sustainable GIS solutions for the Public Safety community in California and Nevada. Prior to joining Esri, Scott was the GIS Manager for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District. At the Corps of Engineers, he oversaw and managed the USACE GIS program for both civil and military clients for the Western US. He was also responsible for the management of the USACE, Sacramento District’s GIS involvement for Operation Iraq Freedom, and Operation Noble Eagle.

Scott earned a bachelor of arts degree in Geography from Sacramento State University and a masters in business administration degree from Regis University.

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Scott Paterson

Manager, Enterprise Solutions & Services

California Technology Agency (CTA)

Prior to joining the California Technology Agency in 2008, Scott Paterson has worked for the state of California for 25 years within various departments which include the Department of Public Health, Health Care Services and the California Department of Corrections. Scott received his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2006 from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and has been involved in a number of enterprise initiatives relating to human resources, transparency and reporting, and geospatial information systems.

As the manager of the Enterprise Solutions and Services unit, he is responsible for the development and support of statewide information technology reporting and tracking applications and enterprise services provided to the state. His IT expertise focuses on application development and project management of statewide initiatives and the coordination/collaboration of Agency and Department Chief Information Officers and executive level staff statewide.

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Soren Burkhart

Director of Mobility Services


Soren is the Director of Accenture's Mobility Services practice and is delivering leading-edgel mobility solutions to Federal, State, Local and Nonprofit clients. Prior to Accenture Soren was the Managing Director of HSDC a software firm specializing in business intelligence and process automation; CIO of Aloha Airlines; and First Vice President and head of Commercial Internet Systems for Bank One.

Soren has more than 17 years of diverse business and technology experience in translating leading edge technologies into practical and profitable business solutions. His expertise includes mobile and web software development, technical strategy, project management, client relationship development and business planning.

He earned his bachelor's degree in computer engineering and electrical engineering from Purdue University and his M.B.A. degree from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He also studied Japanese language and business at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan.

He is an invited guest speaker at Purdue University regarding entrepreneurship, and was an adjunct instructor at Hawaii Pacific University.

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Steve Vinsik

Vice President & Partner, Global Security Solutions

Unisys Corporation

Steve Vinsik is vice president and partner, Global Security Solutions for Unisys Corporation. He is responsible for the enterprise security portfolio for Unisys globally; which includes solution engineering, marketing strategy, delivery, and relationship management for technology and services partners.

He has over 16 years’ experience leading field operations teams that conduct research and development, application development, and systems integration for information security programs – spanning biometric and surveillance technology integration, command and control applications, secure cloud solutions, security architecture, physical and cyber security, and information systems domains. His experience spans numerous clients in government, transportation, critical infrastructure, and financial services sectors globally.

Steve is an industry recognized expert in securing critical infrastructure from physical and cyber security threats and is a frequent speaker at conferences and symposiums around the world. He has served on several national and international standards committees including the international committee on biometrics standards (ISO SC37) and is currently the Secretary on the board of the BioAPI standards organization.

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Steve Westerman

CA Dept of Motor Vehicles

Steve Westerman began his career with the State of California in 1983 as a Student Assistant while attending California State University, Sacramento. Now with over twenty 28 years of experience within the Information Technology (IT) field, Steve has compiled a very extensive technical and managerial background within a broad assortment of mainframe and mid-tier technologies.

In his current assignment as the Deputy Director of the information Systems Division within the California Department of Motor Vehicles, he is responsible for all IT operations which include all developed solutions, maintenance and operation of departmental computing facilities, execution services and large-scale print services.

In addition to the daily operations of the division, he is also the executive sponsor for all major IT initiatives including the department’s $208 million IT Modernization Program.

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