Digitize, Transform, Prepare, Protect

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 an entertainment industry IT veteran and former SVP of Global IT for Live Nation Entertainment, the global leader in live entertainment and ticketing. Tim was with Live Nation for 23 years (1996-2019), 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 with Live Nation Entertainment, and finally SVP of Global IT. Tim is a strategic technology professional and entertainment industry IT leader known for driving innovation, digital transformation, and operational excellence in global organizations. Combining deep technical knowledge, strong team-building and leadership skills with systems engineering and analytics expertise to develop high-performing teams and deliver exceptional results.

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.

Stan Banash Jr. C|CISO, CISM, CISSP, CIPP/US, Chief Information Security Officer
CHOC Children’s

Stan Banash Jr. is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). As CISO, he is responsible for the strategic direction and alignment of the Information Security Program. His approach to Information Security employs risk management resulting in a strategically oriented and fiscally responsible program.

Prior to joining CHOC, Stan spent eight years developing and maturing the Information Security Program for Corinthian Colleges in Santa Ana, CA.  He became interested in Information Security as a consultant and CTO of Tallan Inc. during the early days of E-Commerce.

Stan has a Master Degree in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School and Bachelor Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California. Stan holds Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information System Security Professional.

Robert Scuderi, Head of Technical Solutions, West and Central U.S.

Joining BlackBerry through the acquisition of Good Technology in 2015 Robert is responsible for leading teams that help corporations implement secure, software-based mobility platforms that lead to increased productivity and collaboration. Prior to joining Good Technology in 2013 Robert spent over 10 years in several senior technical sales roles within the Unified Communication and Collaboration business at Cisco Systems.

Robert has over 20 years of Technical Solutions development and leadership experience across multiple technologies and verticals which include Finance, Legal, Healthcare, and Manufacturing.

William Kehoe, Chief Information Officer
County of Los Angeles

Bill Kehoe has been a public-sector Chief Information Officer (CIO) since 2002 serving as a State Agency CIO at the State of Washington Department of Licensing from 2002 – 2010; at King County Washington from 2010 – 2017; and as Los Angeles County CIO from November 2017 – Present. Bill has provided strategic and operational leadership for key organizational and technology transformations as a CIO including: three mainframe migrations, two IT organization and technology consolidations, multiple data center consolidations, development of multiple online services for state and local government residents, hybrid cloud strategy and deployment, application rationalization and modernization, IT Governance, Innovation, IT Strategic Planning, Enterprise Architecture, Information Management, and Unified Communication services.

James Brady, Chief Information Officer
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

James is the Chief Information Officer for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS), the second largest municipal health system in the nation with an integrated system of 19 health centers and four hospitals. DHS annually cares for about 600,000 unique patients, employs over 26,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of $4.3 billion. James was previously the CIO at Kaiser Permanente Orange County, and the CTO and CISO at Hawaii Health Systems. James holds 7 security certifications, and a PhD from the Nova Southeastern University Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences.

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