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IT Summit - Los Angeles on October 11th



Please accept this VIP invitation to the top technology event in California, the IT Summit on October 11th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The IT Summit is for invited IT professionals with bona fide IT titles only. Admission is complimentary if you hold an IT Professional title, for example (CIO, CTO, CISO, VP of IT, IG Manager, etc.) There is a link to register below.



This year, the speaking agenda will be a series of panel discussions led by CIOs, CTOs and other senior IT leaders. No sales or marketing speakers. Make sure to look at the bottom of this invitation to view the preliminary speaking agenda.


There are only have limited space for guests. Once the maximum allowance per fire marshal regulations is reached, all pre-registered guests will be put on the waiting list. It is extremely important to register early to ensure admittance. If you have to cancel your registration prior to the event, please let the IT Summit know as early as possible.


Date: Wednesday, October 11th

Time: 9:00am – 2:30pm

Location: Los Angeles Convention Center

Address: 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles CA 90015


Your VIP pass includes ALL of the Following:

• Complimentary CPE credits

• Educational seminars

• Catered lunch buffet & complimentary coffee

• Plenty of vendor exhibits

• Interactive booths with live demos - touch and see the new technology

• Direct access to leading engineers and solution experts

• Prize giveaways

Preliminary Speaking Agenda

(Note: Theater locations, speakers and times are subject to change)

9:15am - 9:30am - Conference Director Opening Remarks - Tech Theater I

Tak Fujii, Vice President of Information Technology, CTO of the Year for Small Non Profits, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

9:30am - 10:00am - Disruptive Technology and Creating Value - Tech Theater I

Pandora Ovanessian, CIO, EasyDial

Dr. Lance B. Eliot, CIO, Techbrium Inc.

10:30am - 11:00am - Telepresence - Panel Discussion - Tech Theater I

Dr. Owen P. Hall Jr., Professor of Decision Sciences, Pepperdine University

Thomas Tan, Ed.D., Director of Network & Computer Services (NCS), Hacienda La Puente Unified School District

Rolland Kornblau, Director of Information Technology, El Rancho Unified School District


11:30am - 12:00pm - Site Redundancy and Virtualization - Tech Theater I

Jerome Hernandez, Director of IT, Alliant Asset Management


11:30am - 12:00pm - Talent Development & Retention, Innovation - Panel Discussion - Tech Theater II

Azeddine Ouhida, Vice President of Technology and Operations, Kimco Staffing Services

Chris Fortunato, Director, Infrastructure and IT Operations, Equator Business Solutions


11:30am - 12:00pm - Unsupervised Machine Learning: A New Approach to Cyber Defense - Tech Theater III

Parker Ashley, Manager, Darktrace


12:45pm - 1:15pm - The Changing Face of IT Leadership and How Our Roles in IT Are Changing - Panel Discussion - Tech Theater I

Stephen Laughlin, CTO, Human-I-T

Tak Fujii, Vice President of Information Technology, CTO of the Year for Small Non Profits Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

John Siegel, Director of Information Technology, Skid Row Housing Trust


12:45 PM - 1:15 PM - Run, Hide, Fight Active Shooter Survival and How IT Surveillance Fits In - Panel Discussion - Tech Theater II

Sergeant Kyle Campbell, Officer-In-Charge, Operations-Valley Bureau Training Unit

Bill Sewell, Vice President, Director, Technology Solutions, AECOM

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM - Artificial Intelligence - Tech Theater III

Steve Fletcher, Chief Information Officer, Best Best & Krieger LLP

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM - Presentation Topic TBD - Tech Theater I

Petrus Williams, Assistant Director, Information Technology Services, J. Paul Getty Trust

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM - Presentation Topic TBD - Tech Theater III

Mike Sohn, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI

Click here to register: and select "guest" from the registration dropdown, and register using the code AA2017



Friend of ARMA-GLA event: INTERFACE Conference

ARMA members are cordially invited to attend INTERFACE-Orange County at no cost! INTERFACE is an invitation-only IT conference focused on information security, BC/DR, enterprise communications and much more.
Benefits Include:

• Complimentary Conference Access (staff and professional network included)
• Exclusive Educational Opportunities (including round tables & power panels)
• CPE Accredited Seminars
• Peer Networking
• Catered lunch and afternoon reception

Each ARMA member can earn up to 6.5 CPE credits for their time. Registration is now open! To access the exclusive ARMA invitation, please visit this link below:

INTERFACE Conference
Thursday October 5th, 2017
8:30am-4:30pm PT
Hilton Anaheim

For more information on INTERFACE-Orange County, feel free to contact Dave May at or 1-800-365-6402


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