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in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science in collaboration with the UCLA Anderson School of Management is pleased to welcome you to its third CIO Forum entitled CIO Impacts Forum (http://cio-conference.ucla.edu/2006) to be held at Covel Commons, UCLA on February 7, 2006.

CIOs from Fortune 500 companies are being invited to present how Mobility and Security are impacting their business needs today. In today's age, mobility of employees, executives, customers, partners, suppliers, assets, products/services, etc. is a key function that I.T. needs to provide. However, with mobility comes the critical challenge of security. The CIO Forum will provide a comprehensive overview of business and technology issues in today's enterprise functions and how they are impacted by Mobility and Security. Issues of importance that will be discussed include the emerging impact of the CIO on the company's techno-business strategies involving mobility, wireless infrastructure, process simplification, regulations and mandates, digital rights management, security technology and solutions, supply chain/RFID, customer privacy, shifts in security governance, federal and state mandates, etc. CIOs from the following sectors are being invited to our 2006 CIO Impacts Forum – Metro/City/County, Entertainment/Media, Telecommunications/Wireless, Aerospace and Automotive Manufacturing, Defense/Homeland Security, Banking/Finance/Insurance/Mortgage, Retail, Medical/Pharmaceuticals, Logistics/Shipping and Technology/Software/Services. This is the third in a series of thought leadership CIO Forums organized at UCLA.


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Who Should Attend:

  • CIOs and CTOs
  • Senior business and IT executives
  • Professionals managing and developing technology, mobility, and security
  • Marketing, sales, consulting and engineering professionals
  • Placement and recruitment professionals
  • Analysts, venture capitalists and high tech legal experts
  • Academicians and researchers
  • Policy building organizations and government representatives

Why Attend:

  • To obtain first-hand CIOs viewpoints on key industry trends likely to affect the global economy and your business
  • Learn how other companies are using technologies for strategic advantage
  • Share and learn about new/enhanced products, services and business models


  • Business and Technical Functions
    • Mobility management - benefits, challenges, costs, ROI justification, impact on enterprise function, impact on enterprise security
    • Effect of emerging mobile technologies on I.T.'s functions - Storage Networks, RFID, WiFi/WiMAX/3G, VoIP, Video streaming
    • Mobility in Assets and Personnel – RFID, Sensor and Tracking Technologies, Supply Chain and inventory tracking, middleware for economical deployment
    • Content Management, Digital Rights Management and their technical, business and legal considerations
    • Managing convergence in wireless and wired networks, enterprise and I.T. security, etc.
    • Rich media needs of the modern enterprise including graphics, multimedia, video/collaboration and its management/security

  • Impact of Regulations/Mandates on Business Functions
    • Mandates, compliance and regulatory issues from federal and state governments, e.g. Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, Real ID Act, Privacy regulations
    • Homeland Security and its implications on enterprise I.T. functions
    • Security for the enterprise, cost of security versus benefits, Securing Networks/Data/Information/Knowledge/Corporate Secrets, Cost of insecurity
    • The effect of regulations on wireless transmission of data and how enterprises are coping with the plethora of new technologies
    • Maturing of the information security organization in terms of the strategies for information security, identity management/identity theft, and security architecture

  • Changing Footprint of and Impact to the CIO's Office
    • Changing role of CIO from cost center to key techno-business driver for the enterprise
    • The emerging role of Wi-Fi for Metropolitan/City/County CIOs; implications of free versus subscription-based services; role of industry partners in providing such services
    • How the CIO's role vis-a-vis the CTO's role is constantly being redefined as technology for internal use and technology that goes into the company's products/services start to merge
    • CIO's job function and relationship to the company's market being served
    • CIO's responsibility in legal issues
    • How is Wireless and Mobility changing the role of the CIO
    • Supporting increasing business functions such as - Supply Chain Management (SCM), ERP, CRM while doing it all securely

Current Speakers

Gunjan Bagla
Advisor, Amritt Ventures
Shrirang Bapat
Director Technology R&D Services, TCS
Stephen Benson
VP - Global Corporate Technology Strategy, GMAC Commercial Mortgage
Andres Botero
Global RFID Director, SAP
Thera Bradshaw
CIO & GM, City of Los Angeles
Ken Chrisman
Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo
Jim Davis
Vijay Dhir
Dean, UCLA
Carl Eberling
Vice President, CIO West Area IT, Verizon Wireless
Phil Edholm
CTO and VP Network Architecture, Nortel Networks
Rajit Gadh
Professor & Director, UCLA - WINMEC
Tsvi Gal
CIO, Warner Music Group
Ray Gilbert
AVP-IT Enterprise Collaboration, Lucent Technologies
Rajesh Gupta
Professor, CS, UCSD
Edward Hansen
Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Louis Hook
CIO, LAX airport
Brad Kane
Principal, Kane & Associates
Abe Kani
CIO, City of Atlanta
Uday Karmarkar
Research Director - CMIE, Professor, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Richard Kogut
CIO, University of California, Merced
Norbert Kubilus
Chief Information Officer, Sunterra Corporation
Sudesh Kumar
CEO, IT Global Solutions Inc.
Leslie Lambert
Vice President, Information Technology, Sun Microsystems
Dominic Li
Senior Director of Portfolio Strategy, Sprint Enterprise Mobility, Inc
Vandana (Ann) Mangal
Associate Research Director, UCLA
Roger Parks
VP-IT and CIO, Simplot
Mehernosh Pithawalla
Vice - President Partners & Alliance, Wipro Technologies
Gerry Purdy
Principal Analyst, MobileTrax LLC
Vaho Rebassoo
CTO, IT Services, Boeing
T.W. Scott
CIO IIS Business, Raytheon
Julie Stein
Portfolio Manager, UC Discovery
Elwin Svenson
Executive Director of Int. Program, Anderson School, UCLA
Thomas Tinstman
Executive Director, UC Davis Medical Center
William Tolpegin
VP, Development & Planning, EarthLink
Rebecca Whitener
VP & Chief Risk Officer, EDS

Select CIO Speakers from previous Forums

Scott Griffin
VP and CIO, Boeing
Omer Simeon
EVP, Countrywide Financial
Joe Cleveland
CIO, Lockheed Martin
Cita Furlani
Doug Parish
Sr VP and CTO,Walt Disney Internet Group
Bob Bauer
CTO, Xerox Global Services
Thera Bradshaw
CIO and GM, City of Los Angeles
Mike Cook
Sr VP and GM, Hughes Network Systems
Norm Fjeldheim
CIO, Qualcomm
Ray Gilbert
Director-CIO-IT, Lucent Technologies
Keith Glennan
VP and CTO, Northrop Grumman
Peter Himmelberger
Shaygan Kheradpir
CIO, Verizon Communications