Advisory Board




CIO Forum 2007



(C) Copyright UCLA WINMEC 2005

UCLA-WINMEC will demonstrate its Mobile RFID Platform, WinRFID



The closest major airport to UCLA is the Los Angeles International Airport, LAX. From LAX, take the 405 Freeway north to the Wilshire Blvd. East exit. Continue east on Wilshire for several blocks, moving from the far right lane to the left. Make a left turn on Westwood Blvd. Follow Westwood Blvd. into campus.

UCLA's main campus is bounded by Sunset Blvd. on the north and Le Conte Ave. on the south; the east border is Hilgard Ave. and the west border is Gayley Ave. A number of UCLA units are located just south of campus, between Wilshire Blvd. and Le Conte Ave. Among these are the UCLA Hammer Museum, the UCLA Extension Centers, and the Geffen Theater.

Covel Commons
330 DeNeve Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1492


1. Take 405 (San Diego Freeway) to Wilshire Blvd. East
2. Travel east three blocks to Westwood Blvd.
3. Turn Left on Westwood Blvd.
4. Travel five blocks to Parking & Information Booth.
5. Stop at Parking & Information Booth and purchase parking permit ($8/day). Mention that you are coming for "WINMEC 2005" and the attendant will direct you to Sunset Village Parking.
6. Parking structure is inside Sunset Village (SV) or Recreation Center (RC)
7. Conference held within Covel Commons.


Campus Map with directions

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The following links provide a list of alternative hotels and places to stay around the UCLA campus:
Hotel Directory
Hotel Directory 2


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Gunjan Bagla
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Shrirang Bapat
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Stephen Benson
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Andres Botero
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Thera Bradshaw
CIO & GM, City of Los Angeles
Ken Chrisman
Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo
Jim Davis
Vijay Dhir
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Carl Eberling
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Phil Edholm
CTO and VP Network Architecture, Nortel Networks
Rajit Gadh
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Tsvi Gal
CIO, Warner Music Group
Ray Gilbert
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Rajesh Gupta
Professor, CS, UCSD
Edward Hansen
Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Louis Hook
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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
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Vandana (Ann) Mangal
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Roger Parks
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Mehernosh Pithawalla
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Gerry Purdy
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Vaho Rebassoo
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T.W. Scott
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Julie Stein
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Elwin Svenson
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