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Speaker Info

Ash Abdelaaty

 

 

Ash Abdelaaty
Senior Vice President & Business Banking Manager, California Bank & Trust
Panelist, Financial Services: Access to Capital

For the past 25 years, Ash Abdelaaty has been serving business, commercial and private banking clients in Southern California.  In his current role, he is Senior Vice President of Business Lending at California Bank & Trust, charged with managing commercial lenders who specialize in helping commercial banking customers gain access to capital and growing & managing their business.  In his previous role, Ash was the top commercial lending officer at his previous bank.

He holds an MBA from California State University, Los Angeles and has lived in Orange County for the past 16 years.  He gives back to the community by serving on the board of Providence Speech and Hearing right here in Orange County.

 


 

 

Caitlin Adair
Public Policy and Communication Associate, Google
Panelist, Capturing Business Value with Social Technologies

 

 

Ling Ling Chang

 

 

The Honorable Ling Ling Chang
California State Assembly

Panelist, Asian Women in Politics and Power

Ling Ling Chang has represented the 55th Assembly District in the state Legislature since 2014 and serves as Vice Chair of the Rules Committee as well as Republican Whip. Ling Ling Chang was most recently President & CEO of the Youth Science Center, a non-profit education organization that focuses on strengthening Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum and education in local schools. She also focused on public health and health policy during her time as Executive Director of United Family Services Center. As a project manager for a health information systems firm, Assemblywoman Chang developed software products for the health information management and clinical documentation industries.
With broad experience in public service and non-profit leadership supported by a background in private sector innovation, Ling Ling Chang serves on the Board of Cal Poly Pomona’s Partners-in-Education and has served on their prestigious National Development Council.

 

 

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Jonson Chen
Vice Chairman, 99 Ranch Market
Panelist, Leveraging Technology to Help Your Business GO GREEN!

Jonson Chen is the Vice Chairman for Tawa Supermarkets, which is more widely recognized for their retail grocery chain called 99 Ranch Market. After graduating from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Jonson continued on to New York with Merrill Lynch and FMCG in the areas of private client technologies. Upon returning to California and joining the family business, Jonson began from the retail front lines and upwards, eventually to a project management role where he modernized and implemented systems for point-of-sale, enterprise (SAP), and infrastructure. Today, platforms such as these allow for Tawa and 99 Ranch to continue their growth and success as a premier Asian grocery and distribution company.

 

 

Sunny Choi

 

 

Sunny Choi
Vice President, Belkin

Panelist, The Internet of Things

Sunny Choi is the Vice President of Corporate Development at Belkin International, home to the Belkin, Linksys and WeMo consumer brands. He leads the company’s global strategic planning, business development, mergers & acquisitions and research functions. As part of Sunny’s long-term research and planning responsibilities, he led the incubation and launch of new businesses including the WeMo Smart Home brand, as well as fast-to-market entries into Android smartphone and tablet accessories.
Sunny holds an MBA from U.C.L.A. Anderson School of Management with an emphasis on Strategy and Marketing and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics from U.C.L.A.

 

 

Sean Cordero

 

 

 

Sean Cordero
Director, Information Security, Office of the CISO, Optiv

 

Sean Cordero brings over 15 years of information security and IT experience to his current role of director, information security in the Office of the CISO. As director, information security, Cordero provides executive level advisement, strategy development and relationship management for the company’s Fortune 100 clients and advises global account managers and sales leadership teams to develop leading and client-centric security service solutions.

Cordero brings deep experience as both a senior leader and a technical expert, enabling him to communicate at all levels of a client’s organization. His experience crosses a diverse set of industries including financial services, bio-technology, retail and software development. Prior to joining the company, Cordero served as president and principal consultant for Cloud Watchmen, Inc. where he advised state and federal institutions and cloud service providers on security program development.

 

 

ryan eisenacher

 

 

 

Ryan Eisenacher
Sr. Content Marketing Editor, Recovery Brands

Panelist, Capturing Business Value with Social Technologies In her role, she works closely with third party vendors to create viral content marketing pieces in the behavioral healthcare industry. In addition, she oversees content strategy as applied to social media marketing efforts.

With over six years of experience in agency, startups, and corporate environments, Ryan has helped brands amplify their online presence and community engagement. She has been involved on social media and content marketing campaigns for Goodwill Industries, the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, and the San Diego Union Tribune.

 

 

Tamara Flowers

 

 

Tamara Flores
Director of Business Sales, Verizon

Moderator, Leveraging Technology to Help Your Business GO GREEN!

Tamara Flowers is Regional Director (Externally: Vice President) of Small/Medium Business Sales for Verizon Wireless in Southern California. She began her communications career over 18 years ago in the wire line industry in Atlanta, Georgia. After years of success in the telecommunications industry; Tamara began a communications firm, The Chandlar Group, designed to consult on Wired infrastructure and data networks.

Tamara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Georgia State University, Master’s from University of Georgia with a International Business Certification from UNT- Dallas.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Eric Frost, PhD
Director, Graduate Program in Homeland Security, San Diego State University

Panelist, Cybersecurity: The New Business Priority

 

 

Elizabeth Glynn

 

 

Elizabeth Glynn
Export Advisor, California Manufacturing Technology Company

Panelist, International Trade: Global Flows in the Digital Age

Elizabeth brings 25+ years experience working with companies in export operations, compliance, trade finance, and global logistics with the objective of accelerating company investment in exporting and maximizing companies’ competitive advantage across global markets. Recruited by a small company, Glynn streamlined global logistics infrastructure; managed export, import, foreign-based transactions; facilitated multi-country shipments, free trade zone projects; negotiated letters of credit. She achieved seamless inspection of a 3rd country in-transit logistics shipment; and, secured successful resolution of a significant transshipment cargo insurance claim.

Glynn teaches global business management at the University of La Verne. Glynn received her Management of International Management (MIM) degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and her B.A. from University of California, Irvine.

 

 

Bill Imada

 

 

Bill Imada
Chairman & CEO, IW Group

Moderator, Capturing Business Value with Social Technologies

Bill Imada is the founder, chairman and chief collaboration officer of IW Group, a marketing communications, advertising and public relations firm specializing in the growing Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. For more than two decades, Bill and his team have represented some of the top global, national and regional brands.

Bill is active in the community and serves on several boards and advisory councils. Most recently, Bill was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Bill is an active blogger and writer, and currently writes for Advertising Age. He also serves as a guest author for Racing Toward Diversity magazine and other publications.

 

 

 

 

Mark A. Ivener, Esq.
EB-5 Immigration Attorney, Ivener & Fullmer LLP

Panelist, International Trade: Global Flows in the Digital Age

For more than 35 years, immigration attorney Mark Ivener has exclusively practiced immigration law. He has lectured on EB-5 investor Green Cards at over 15 seminars for organizations such as the California and Los Angeles Bar Associations; the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); Immigration Lawyers on the Web (ILW.com); and at various EB-5 events in the U.S. and abroad.

A leader in his field, Mark Ivener is a founder of the National Consortium of Immigration Law Firms (IMMLAW) and the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL). He is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Immigration and Naturalization), the International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers and Chambers Global and USA.

 

 

 

 


Blake Jamieson
Author and Digital Entrepreneur

Panelist, Capturing Business Value with Social Technologies
Blake Jamieson is a content marketer who specializes in helping brands and individuals stand out in a noisy digital world. He’s worked with brands of all sizes, from startups to publicly traded companies, in tech, entertainment, fashion, eCommerce, and retail. After a content marketing experiment on Tinder went viral in early 2014, Blake landed coverage in Adweek, Business Insider, AskMen, RedBull Magazine, and countless other press outlets. He is the author of TinderHacks, and creator of TwitterWorkshop.com.

 

 

Cynthia Johnson

 

 

Cynthia Johnson
Managing Partner & Director of Marketing, RankLab

Panelist, Capturing Business Value with Social Technologies

Cynthia Johnson is Managing Partner & Director of Marketing for RankLab, the Editorial Director and a member on the Global Board of Directors for Social Media Club. She was named as one of Inc. Magazine’s top 30 marketers to follow and has been quoted as an expert marketing professional in several major publications.

Cynthia is a professional with 7-years of diverse work experience in entertainment, marketing and digital advertising. She has work experience in both corporate companies as well as small tech startups. She has been involved on social media and viral campaigns for Levi’s, Vans, Chevy, Susan G. Komen, Peta2 and Maker Studios. She is knowledgeable in social media marketing for SEO, viral campaign strategy, branding, reputation management and community building.

 

 

Young Kim

 

 

The Honorable Young Kim
California State Assembly

Panelist, Asian Women in Politics and Power

Young Kim is the first Korean American Republican Woman ever to serve in the California state legislature, and the first Asian American to represent the cities of the 65th Assembly District in Sacramento.
In the private sector, she’s been a businesswoman, financial analyst and controller. She worked as a Financial Analyst at a southern California Bank and Controller for a southern California manufacturing company. In 2013, Young Kim reformed a business she had owned and operated nearly 20 years earlier, YK Connections. YK Connections is a consulting company that assists new business owners and entrepreneurs looking to build or expand their business in Southern California and elsewhere in the United States.

 

 

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Wing Lam
Co-Founder/Partner, Wahoo’s Fish Taco
Lunch Keynote

 

As the eldest of the three founding brothers, Wing co-founded Wahoo’s Fish Taco in 1988 and has more than 37 years of experience in the restaurant industry. Wing actively supports many national and local community-based events and non-profit organizations including Share Our Strength, Orangewood Children’s Foundation, Laurel’s House, Festival of Children, Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association and Surfrider Foundation. Wing holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and a Minor in Spanish from San Diego State University. He is also a part-time Adjunct Professor for Concordia and Chapman Universities’ MBA programs.

 

 

Eugene Laney

 

 

Dr. Eugene Laney, Jr.
Head of International Trade Affairs, DHL Express USA

Panelist, International Trade: Global Flows in the Digital Age

Dr. Eugene Laney Jr. has 20 years of experience in public and governmental affairs. Since 2004, he has served as the Head of International Trade Affairs for DHL Express USA, where he manages international trade, customs and cargo security issues and export promotion programs for the global market leader in the express and logistics industry. Dr. Laney represents the organization before the U.S. Congress and government agencies and foreign embassies, and serves as DHL Express’ media spokesperson on international trade issues.

He received his Ph.D. in American Government at Howard University and his B.A. and Master of Public Administration from Florida A&M University. He is currently pursuing an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

 

 

Jeffrey Le Sage

 

 

Jeffrey Le Sage
Founder and Managing Director, Envisage Equity

Panelist, Financial Services: Access to Capital

Jeffrey Le Sage is the founder and managing director of Envisage Equity. Mr. Le Sage is the Chairman of Sage Beverages, a nationwide distributor of specialty beverages. He is a Board member of CleanPlanet Chemical, an innovative recycling services and technologies company.
Mr. Le Sage is a retired former partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, a global law firm with more than 1,100 lawyers in 18 offices across the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.
Mr. Le Sage graduated cum laude from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles in 1998, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and a Sayre Macneil Scholar. In 1995, Mr. Le Sage received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University, where he majored in Business Economics and Organizational Behavior and Management with an emphasis on finance.

 

 

Michael Lee

 

 


Michael Lee
Director of Alibaba.com Marketing and Business Development, Ali Baba Company

Panelist, International Trade: Global Flows in the Digital Age

Michael is the head of Marketing and Business Development for Alibaba.com in the Americas region. His mission is to help small and medium size businesses, which have sourcing needs to benefit from Alibaba.com services and help their businesses grow. Michael brings 15 years of combined B2B and B2C marketing experience in Finance, E-Commerce and Tech industries.

 

 

Robert Lee

 

 

Robert Lee
Associate Director for Marketing, Verizon

Panelist, Leveraging Technology to Help Your Business GO GREEN!

Robert Lee is Associate Director of West Area B2B Marketing for Verizon Wireless, the largest wireless company in the United States, with responsibility for overseeing sales strategy initiatives and support to B2B teams across the Western United States. A premier technology company, Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network. Prior to joining the Marketing team, Lee was Associate Director of Strategic Healthcare Sales for Verizon Wireless in Southern California and has been with Verizon Wireless for more than 18 years.

 

 

 

 

Stephen Leung
Lender Relations Specialist, US Small Business Administration, Santa Ana District

Panelist, Financial Services: Access to Capital

Stephen Y, Leung joined the Small Business Administration, Santa Ana District Office as Business Development Specialist in September 2007. In June 2008, Stephen Leung assumed the position of Lender Relations Specialist.

Prior to joining The District Office, Stephen Leung served as Chief Financial Officer of a beverage company in California for fifteen years. Stephen Leung was an executive with an international bank in Hong Kong for twelve years before immigrating to America with his family in 1990. Stephen Leung holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and an MBA with emphasis in finance from Texas A&M University and University of Illinois, respectively.

 

 

Bao-Ngoc Liu

 

 

Bao-Ngoc Liu
Vice President, Area Manager, Business Banking, Wells Fargo

Panelist, Financial Services: Access to Capital

Bao-Ngoc Liu manages a team of business bankers in Wells Fargo’s Business Banking Division in Orange County. For the past five years, Wells Fargo has been the #1 SBA lender both locally and nationally. In her position she helps businesses manage their wealth through financial products and services.

Previously, Liu was the district manager for the South Beach District for Wells Fargo in Orange County which represents 11 banking stores, nearly $1.5 billion in deposits and more than 180 team members. A 12 -year veteran of the company, Bao became a district manager in 2008.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California San Diego in urban studies and planning with a minor in economics.

 

 

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Karl Ma
Chief Security Officer, CISO and Global Security Leader for an International Property and Management Company

Panelist, Cybersecurity: The New Business Priority

Karl is an active cyber security evangelist who has spent the past decade developing and evolving cyber programs for organizations large and small.  Currently, he spends his daytime securing a global property management organization’s infrastructure and people, and devotes his personal time developing cyber awareness training material.

Armed with an undergrad degree from UC Irvine and a MBA from UCLA, Karl is well rounded with a combination of both technical and leadership skills, which is crucial to succeed in the cyber industry.  In a highly consumer-centered age, his focus on user experience when implementing cyber security has distinguished his work from traditional approaches to cyber solutions.

 

 

 

 

Ken McNeely
President, AT&T California

Panelist, CEO Roundtable

Ken McNeely serves as President of AT&T California. In this role, Ken oversees all AT&T government affairs, public policy, philanthropic, and social engagement initiatives in the state of California. Ken is the longest-serving AT&T President of California. Ken serves as a board member for the California Chamber of Commerce, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the Bay Area Council, and the CSU (California State University) Foundation Board of Governors.

Ken earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. from Howard University School of Law.

 

 

Eli Calderon Morin

 

 

Eli Calderon Morin
Community Evangelist, Alohar (an Alibaba Company)

Panelist, The Internet of Things

Eli has been at the forefront of mobile disruption as a team member and advisor to some of the fastest growing and pioneering mobile startups on the planet: AdMob (acq Google), SnapTell (acq Amazon) Alohar (acquired Alibaba), InMobi, OpenX, Lipa Learning, Appfuel (acquired Tune), SherpaShare. Over the last decade, Eli has gained expertise in the areas of mobile innovation, startup growth, developer evangelism, corp dev, M&A, strategic partnerships, sales, business development, revenue growth, product management, operations, and business strategy globally & within the US.

Eli received his education from the University of California Irvine, the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and most recently the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

 

Kevin Moshyedi

 

 


Kevin Moshyedi
Chief Business Officer and Co-Founder, Voipment
Panelist, Leveraging Technology to Help Your Business GO GREEN
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Kevin is the Chief Business Officer and co-founder of Voipment, a unified communications platform for VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telephony with industry-leading features in functionality, reliability/redundancy and cost efficiency. By connecting a customer’s telephones and fax machines via the Internet, then integrating with their computers also connected to the Internet, customers can manage voice, data and data analysis with simple graphical tools, at significant savings vs. traditional telephone companies.

Kevin has held senior corporate positions in Information Technology and Data Security incl. Director of Information for a Fortune 500 company (STEC) and Chief Information Officer for Delmar Pacifica Hospital. A recognized subject-matter expert in HIPAA compliance and medical information security, he’s advised on data security for clients in medicine, education, justice and judiciary.

 

 

Matt Mui

 

 

Matt Mui
Director of Innovation and Strategy, AT&T

Moderator, The Internet of Things

Matt Mui is Director of Innovation & Strategy at AT&T, and owns the “Art of What is Possible” strategy for global fortune 50 customers by shaping the clients technical vision and innovation strategy on mobile, security, and cloud solutions.  As one of AT&T’s Diversity Ambassadors, he led the cultural transformation for his organization by achieving innovation through diversity and collaboration.

Matt is an active leader in the community and is an advocate on social issues. He serves as President on the Board of Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement (APCA) Northern California, is a Board member for the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA), APA Heritage Foundation, and Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).  CAAM presents innovative and engaging Asian American works in film, television and digital media.  At CAAM, Matt provides vision and insights to mobilizing content and enabling Asian American video entertainment anywhere.  He helped produced the short documentary “Inspire: Asian American Leaders and their Stories”.


Matt is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and serves on the Bay Area Cybersecurity Council. In recognition of his dedicated service to the community, President Obama awarded him the Presidential Service Volunteer Award (PSVA).


Matt graduated summa cum laude from Golden Gate University with a B.S. in Telecommunications and went on to earn his M.B.A in Telecommunications Management.

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy Cha Mumper
Vice President, Community Affairs Officer, West Region Community Relations, Wells Fargo

Moderator, Financial Services: Access to Capital

 

 

Kristy Ollendorff

 

 

Kristy Ollendorff
Director of Lending/Chief Commercial Credit Officer, Clearinghouse CDFI
Panelist, Financial Services: Access to Capital

Ms. Ollendorff is involved with all aspects of lending in the low-income communities we serve, including nonprofit technical assistance, loan document negotiations, funding and post audits. In addition, she works with loan servicing regarding all borrowers experiencing payment difficulty and loan workouts.

With over 20 years of experience in underwriting both consumer and commercial loans, Ms. Ollendorff is regarded as an expert in underwriting community development loans. Prior to working for Clearinghouse CDFI, Ms. Ollendorff had many years of experience in management involving funding, operations and investor relations. Ms. Ollendorff is currently President of Risk Management Association, Orange County Chapter and serves on the Board of Directors of El Sol Charter School in Santa Ana.

 

 

Matt Petteruto

 

 

Matt Petteruto
Vice President of Economic Development, Orange County Business Council

Moderator, CEO Roundtable

In his role, Matt works with corporate leaders in select high-value industry sectors to provide solutions to current and future industry needs. Matt brings to OCBC a long history of active service in both the public and private sectors, as well as in association management. Prior to joining OCBC, Matt served as chief of staff to Orange County Supervisor Bill Campbell. Before joining Supervisor Campbell’s office, Matt served as director of public affairs for the Apartment Association of Orange County. Matt represented the legislative interests of the 3,000-member rental housing association and also managed the association’s political activities.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

 

Kish Rajan

 

 

Kish Rajan
Chief Evangelist, CALInnovates

Panelist, The Internet of Things

Kish Rajan has a 20-year track record of success in government and the private sector. After graduating from UC Berkeley, Kish then built a 14 year career in the private sector as a business development executive in mobile technology managing vital business partnerships that created hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars of shareholder value. During this time, Kish earned a J.D., started a family, and served a term on the Walnut Creek City Council, becoming a Bay Area regional leader in economic development, transportation planning and advancing technology in government.

In 2012, Kish was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to lead the newly formed Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO Biz).  During Kish’s tenure at GO Biz, California grew substantially, once again becoming the world’s 7th largest economy.
In 2015, Kish returned to the private sector to lead advocacy efforts to modernize and grow California’s economy through his role at CALinnovates as its Chief Evangelist.

 

 

Fred Ruiz

 

 

 

Fred Ruiz
Vice Chairman of the Board of Regents, University of California

Frederick Ruiz is current Vice Chairman of the Board of Regents. He is Chairman Emeritus and Co Founder of Ruiz Foods, Inc.  Ruiz Foods is a privately held frozen food company founded in 1964; headquarters in Dinuba California with two additional facilities in Tulare, California and Denison, Texas.

Mr. Ruiz held the position of Chairman of the Board at Ruiz Foods since 1998; he previously served as Chief Executive Officer and President of the company.  He currently serves on the boards of directors of Ruiz Foods, McClatchy Newspapers, University of California Board of Regents, California Chamber of Commerce and San Joaquin Valley Partnership.

Additional business and community affiliations include: 2009 Chairman of the California Chamber of Commerce; Board of Trustees, University of California Merced; President’s Advisory Board, California State University, Fresno; Founding Board Member of The California Endowment, The Hispanic College Fund, and The Tulare Kings Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Ruiz was appointed as a Regent in 2004 by Governor Schwarzenegger.

 

 

 

 

Juan Salazar
Associate Manager, State Political Outreach, Facebook

Panelist, Capturing Business Value with Social Technologies

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Spalter
Chair, Mobile Future
Panelist, The Internet of Things

Jonathan Spalter is Chair of Mobile Future, an association of wireless businesses and non-profit organizations interested in and dedicated to advocating for an environment in which innovations in mobile technology and services are enabled and encouraged. He has a long track record building innovative technology, mobile, Internet, and research companies in the U.S, Asia/Pacific, and Europe.

During the Clinton Administration, Spalter was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate for the position of associate director at the US Information Agency, where he was also appointed chief information officer. He also served in the White House as director of public affairs for the National Security Council, and chief international affairs spokesperson and speech writer for Vice President Al Gore. He graduated from Harvard College and Cambridge University.

 

 

Matthew Theis

 

 

Matthew Theis
Director of Integrated Marketing, The Shamrock Companies
Panelist, Leveraging Technology to Help Your Business GO GREEN!

The Shamrock Companies is an innovative, single-source project management organization that specializes in Integrated Marketing Communications. Our business model provides experienced marketing experts the opportunity to manage their client relationships as if they were the COO of their own company. This creates a level of personal accountability and project ownership that is unique in the company-centric agency world.

Our solutions focus on creative design, digital asset management, B2B lead nurturing, sales process efficiency, brand & legal compliance, marketing communications, promotional products, direct mail/email marketing and warehousing/fulfillment.

 

 

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Teruyuki Tsujita
Manager, General Administration, Nishimoto Trading Company
Panelist, Leveraging Technology to Help Your Business GO GREEN!

 

 

 

 

Joseph E. Skowera
Senior Vice-President, Business Banking, JPMorgan Chase Bank
Moderator, International Trade: Global Flows in the Digital Age

Joe Skowera is currently a Senior Vice President with JP Morgan Chase and is the Market Manager of Business Banking for the Los Angeles South and Inland Empire Markets.

Joe began his career at Chase in 2004 working in Illinois as a Business Development Officer. In 2006 he became an Area Manager of Business Banking in Illinois covering the West and North West suburbs of Chicago. After the Washington Mutual merger Joe relocated to Seattle in 2009 as an Area Manager.

In 2010 Joe became a Market Manager in Los Angeles.  Prior to Chase, Joe held Senior Sales Positions with gomembers and Paychex. Joe holds a B.A. Degree in Economics from Northern Illinois University.

 

 

 

Betty Yee

 

 

The Honorable Betty Yee
California State Controller

Panelist, Asian Women in Politics and Power

State Controller Betty T. Yee was elected in November 2014, following two terms of service on the Board of Equalization. As Controller, she continues to serve the Board as its fifth voting member. Ms. Yee has over 30 years of experience in public service, specializing in state and local finance and tax policy. Ms. Yee currently serves on the board of directors for the Cal Alumni Association at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Equality California Institute. She is a cofounder of the Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project, which exposes California high school youth to the public service, public policy, and political arenas.

A native of San Francisco, Ms. Yee received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her master’s degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.

 

 

John Yeoh

 

 

John Yeoh
Sr. Research Analyst, Cloud Security Alliance

Panelist, Cybersecurity: The New Business Priority

John has been a part of the CSA for the past five years helping build the organization’s research portfolio and community membership. As a research analyst, he is designated to work within the research working groups, certification schemes, and strategic partnerships world wide. John has co-authored and managed studies on cloud adoption, shadow IT, IoT, and security controls frameworks. John has been conducting research for over 15 year in academia, government, and industry with an academic career at Eastern Washington University, University of Washington, University of Southern California, and University of New South Wales.

 

 

Rami Zreikat

 

 

Rami Zreikat
Board of Directors, ISACA – Sacramento Chapter

Panelist, Cybersecurity: The New Business Priority

Rami J. Zreikat Founder of xTerraLink, a company focused on Safeguarding Information Assets. Prior to founding his Technology and Services company, Rami spent the last 25 years as an IT professional developing enterprise mainframe applications, then moving into Client Server technology to deliver complex medium and small business solutions. Rami spent several years with EDS (now part of HP), Deloitte Consulting, and Intel where he led various teams to deliver technology services and solutions for the Public (e.g.: The State of California’s Welfare Case Data Systems), and Private Sectors (e.g.: Kaiser Permanente). Rami is certified in Project Management, Systems Audits, Security and Consulting, and is active in teaching ISACA pre-certification courses with the local ISACA chapter in Sacramento.