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January 29, 2019 | Los Angeles, CA


Paul Butler, Chief Information Officer
Antelope Valley Hospital

Paul Butler was named chief information officer (CIO) in February 2017. He brings to Antelope Valley Hospital more than two decades of experience in healthcare and information technology.

Paul Butler has been a management consultant for 30 years, working with many CEOs, CIOs, CFOs and other executive management to help them implement large technology initiatives and related organizational change. Paul has held senior management consulting positions with Deloitte & Touche Consulting and CSC Consulting and is currently the CIO at Antelope Valley Hospital in California.

Tim Moran, Former Senior Vice President of Global IT
Live Nation Entertainment

Tim Moran is the former SVP of Global IT for Live Nation Entertainment, the global leader in live entertainment and ticketing. LNE is comprised of 3 major divisions: Live Nation Concerts, the largest producer of live music with 71 million fans attending events in 2016; Ticketmaster, the global event ticketing leader with 480 million tickets sold to fans in 28 countries in 2016; Live Nation Media & Sponsorship delivers highly effective music marketing programs globally.

Tim is an entertainment industry IT veteran, responsible for Live Nation’s global finance technology and analytics, including day-to-day operations and projects. Tim has been with Live Nation for 22 years, from 1996 to present, wearing many hats along the way. He started as MIS Manager with MCA Concerts, then became Director of IT with Universal Concerts, Sr. Director of IT with House of Blues, VP of Business Systems with Live Nation, VP of Global IT Financial Systems with Live Nation Entertainment, and is currently SVP of Global IT Finance Technology.

Tim’s key projects have included migrating financial systems from on-prem data centers to the cloud; global ERP and EPM implementations and upgrades; data science, machine learning, AI, business intelligence, and analytics implementation for concerts and finance; deployment of financial reporting systems; data center builds, moves and consolidations; mergers-and-acquisitions-related integrations; custom development of booking, marketing, settlement, and show profitability systems; House of Blues venue openings, intranet, extranet, and custom applications; MCA/Universal Concerts websites, online ticketing, event and sponsorship sites. Prior to joining Live Nation, Tim headed an LA-based technology firm focused on the entertainment industry; clients included Sony/Columbia/TriStar, MCA/Universal, Warner Brothers Records, Nederlander Concerts, and the Grammy Awards.

Ralph Johnson, Chief Information Security Officer
County of Los Angeles

Mr. Johnson was recently appointed to the position of Chief Information Security Officer for Los Angeles County, California. In this position he is responsible for countywide information security strategy, oversight and incident response.

He held the position of Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer for King County, Washington from 2005 to 2018 in which he oversaw information security and privacy issues for the entire county. In this capacity, he established the information assurance program from policy development, compliance, information risk management, metrics and controls selection, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Mr. Johnson’s has been with King County for 28 years serving in multiple IT and management roles.
Mr. Johnson was an Instructor in the Information Security and Risk Management Continuum Program at the University of Washington and remains on their advisory board for the program. He is also a certified instructor for of the Holistic Information Security Practitioner Institute course and is the curriculum director for this organization updating and maintain the quality and content of the course.

Mr. Johnson also serves on the Executive Committee, Product Review Board for the Trusted Purchasing Alliance and is a co-chair of the Education and Awareness Sub-Committee of the Multi State – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC).
Mr. Johnson was an Adjunct Instructor in the Information Systems and Cyber Security Bachelor’s program at ITT Technical Institute in Seattle from December 2014 until September 2016. Teaching courses on Risk Management, Policy Development and Security Issues in a Legal Context. Mr. Johnson is the recipient of the ISE® West People’s Choice 2014 award and was also a nominee for ISE® North America in 2014. He held the position of HISPI Governance Board President from April of 2012 to July 2014 and served as Governance Board Secretary for three years prior to assuming the role or President. He continues to serve the institute by maintain and enhancing the training course materials. Mr. Johnson has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Eastern Oregon University and an Associate’s degree in Mortuary Science form San Francisco College of Mortuary Science. He holds multiple certifications in information security, information privacy, network administration and project management.

Dr.Vandana Mangal, Executive Director of Easton Technology Management Center
UCLA- Anderson School of Management

Dr. Mangal is the Founding Executive Director for the Easton Technology Management Center and Co-Director for the Business and Information Technologies (BIT) project at UCLA Anderson School of Management. She has taught Big Data as an Emerging Technologies and Markets course at UCLA Anderson and to executives in global universities. Dr. Mangal spoke about Big Data and participated in a Q&A with a Silicon Beach Startup on ‘Concept to Code’ on the YouTube channel for the City of Santa Monica.

As the Founding Executive Director, she has played a key role in launching and growing the Easton Center from 60 to over 600 students by building a cutting-edge curriculum that has made UCLA Anderson a school of choice for MBAs interested in tech careers and about 30% MBA students are now being placed in tech companies each year, for the past 5 years. She has worked closely with the Faculty Director, as the Center COO, to determine the strategy and direction of the Center, since its launch in 2009, and has helped raise nearly $15 million in Center funds. Working with the Faculty Director, she has built the Advisory Board for the Easton Center and for nearly a decade, she has brought in and organized executive programs in tech, entrepreneurship, leadership and operations.

This past year, she has brought Artificial Intelligence into the tech curriculum at UCLA Anderson. Dr. Mangal discusses one application of AI, Drones, in her blog here. In past years, she has brought in emerging tech topics such as virtual reality, smart home, disruption in automotive space, IoT and mobile, into the UCLA Anderson tech curriculum.

She received her PhD from Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University; her undergraduate degree is in Electrical Engineering from PEC University of Technology.

Pandora Ovanessian, Chief Information Officer
California Manufacturing Technology Consulting – CMTC

Pandora Ovanessian is a technology executive whose career includes consulting and CIO/CTO roles in startups, mid-size to multi-billion dollar global operations. She drives the information technology vision for companies and leverages customer relationships to provide products and services that increase value. She has been accountable for providing comprehensive solutions that drive productivity for key business and manufacturing processes.

Pandora has diversified manufacturing experience in medical device, pharmaceuticals, food processing, aerospace and apparel.

At California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC), Pandora is a Technology Advisor. CMTC is a non-profit that serves California manufactures by providing consulting and manufacturing solutions. She is a trusted advisor dedicated to helping increase revenue, reduce costs and improve employee performance.

She has served as a highly strategic and tactical contributor delivering on innovation and high growth for companies: EasyDial, Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific/One Lambda Inc., Golden State Foods, NASA JPL

Pandora has an MBA, Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management, BA from University of California, Los Angeles. Project Management Certification, University of Redlands.

Wael Younan, Chief Information Security Officer
LA County, Ambulatory Care Network

Wael Younan has 18 years of progressive experience in Healthcare IT Security. He has worked on the development of security solutions and strategy for companies such as Kaiser Permanente and Anthem in various capacities. In his current role with LA County Department of Health Services, he manages and leads the security program for the Ambulatory Care and Correctional Health networks. He is responsible for oversight, governance, regulatory compliance and program development of the security program and strategy development to minimize risk to the organization.

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