2009-5-19 TechExecs Los Angeles CIO Panel & Technology Showcase

Inaugural TechExecs Los Angeles CIO Panel Forum & Technology Showcase
4  Tuesday, May 19, 2009  10:00am - 12:55pm

Topic:   "CIO Innovations & Trends in Virtualization & Social Networking" 
Location:  CRG West Wilshire Annex Data Center
                    900 North Alameda Street
                    Los Angeles, CA  90012

Parking:  Free Parking available at parking lot off of Bauchet Street (side street)

                                           LUNCH AND VENU HOST

                                         CRG West

All attendees will receive a chance to win movie passes to see StarTrek which opened in theaters nationwide May 8.  TechExecs is an Official Webmaster Partner.  



 Jay DiMaggio


Jay DiMaggio
Senior Project Manager
CRG West 

Jerry Schuman


Jerry Schuman
Founder & CTO

TechExecs Los Angeles Chapter


 Sathish Gajaraju


Sathish Gajaraju




Ryan Ramsey,
Storage Specialist
Dell EqualLogic

 Erik Salazar



Vice President

CRG West
Vice Chair
TechExecs Los Angeles Chapter


Pam Terry
Executive Director
& Co-Founder

Tony Huang Anthony Huang
Founder & CEO

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10:00am - 11:15am   Check-in, Senior IT Executives Networking, 
                                Data Center Tours & Box Lunch

11:15am - 11:30am   Welcome by Erik Salaza, Vice President, CRG West
                                & Pam Terry, Executive Director of TechExecs
                                Sponsors Recognition & Program Introduction by Pam Terry

11:30am - 12:00pm   FEATURED PRESENTER 
"Simplifying Virtualization"
                                  ...PDF (click to open or download pdf of presentation)
Terry Brennan, Storage Executive, Dell EqualLogic
                                  & Ryan Ramsey, Storage Specialist, Dell EqualLogic

12:00pm - 12:50pm   CIO Discussion Roundtable
                                  Trends in Enterprise IT:  
                                  The Economic Climate & Social Networks

                                  Moderator:  Erik Salazar, VP, CRG
                                  Jerry Schuman, CTO & Founder, Perssonas
                                  Sathish Gajaraju, CT O, Bartronics America

                                  Jay DiMaggio, Senior Project Manager, CRG West                       

12:50pm - 12:55pm   Closing, Recognition & Thanking Our Speakers
                                Post-Event Technology Executives Networking

NOTE: This Event is Free to Industry Professionals and current TechExecs Sponsors and Paid Members.  Attendance is limited for Sales, Marketing and Recruiting Professionals who are current members or sponsors.  Please contact Pam Terry (pam@techexecs.net) to qualify for attendance to the CIO Panel Forum. * Attendees List will be provided at the event.




CRG West





Star Trek    







Jerry Schuman
CTO, Perssonas

Jerry Schuman began his 25-year career as a senior information consultant to Hughes Aircraft. In 1993 he founded Flashpoint Systems - a leader in Internet and intranet application development-and served as chief technology officer. At VERSIFI as chief technology officer, Schuman directed product research and development of VERSIFI's award winning content management system. Gartner Group called VERSIFI, 'the most visionary CMS product in the world'. VERSIFI was sold in late 2000 for 48M.
Jerry has been a leading authority for the past two decades in the  development of Internet-based enterprise business applications. He's   held CIO/CTO or executive consulting positions for companies like Canon Computer Systems, Inc., Time-Warner/HBO/E! Entertainment, Silicon Graphics, Sun Microsystems, Apple Computer.
In 2008, Jerry co-founded Perssonas, Inc. to bring social media and social network products to brands, enterprise customers and content producers in the form of lifestreams.

Sathish Gajaraju
CTO, Bartronics America

Sathish Gajaraju is chief technical officer of Bartronics America Inc. He brings to this role a unique blend of program management, technology, and business leadership experience. Mr. Gajaraju is an accomplished, results-driven executive with more than seventeen years of information technology experience, including five years in program management and ten years in consulting, design, development, and implementation of SAP R/3 and field worker information solutions on Windows Mobile platforms. Mr. Gajaraju has more than five years of program and project management experience, assisting in contract negotiation, creating statements of work (SOWs), and delivering on all contractual obligations. He recently rolled out a 325-car automated field-reporting solution with real-time integration to court and record management systems for the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, and a two-year offshore-onsite TIBCO and Microsoft portal initiative for Quiksilver in Huntington Beach, California. Mr. Gajaraju joined Bartronics America in 2008 to oversee development of RFID solutions for Leisure and Entertainment vertical.  Before joining Bartronics, Mr. Gajaraju served as CTO and vice president at Infokall Inc. from 2000 to 2008. While there, he built an EAI Center of Excellence to deliver Seebeyond and TIBCO architectures for clients in the United States, India, and Malaysia. He managed strategic partnerships with Motorola, TIBCO, Sun, Compudyne, IBM, Microsoft, Avnet, and Dell for enterprise application integration (EAI) and mobile solutions. Mr. Gajaraju is an active member of the Orange County Chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).


Jay DiMaggio
Senior Project Manager, CRG West

Jay DiMaggio is Senior Project Manager for CRG West based in Los Angeles. Jay has been responsible for Data Center Design and Development in Los Angeles since 2002.

Prior to joining CRG West, Jay spent 12 years at the Walt Disney Company where he held roles of increasing responsibility for the company’s development of real estate and master planning. Jay also held senior roles at The Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Cedar Sinai Medical Center and Blue Cross of California. He brings over 25 years of experience to CRG West as well as managing business ventures in the US and Mexico.

Jay received his Bachelor of Architecture and Technology, cum laude, from the University of Southern Mississippi and received his Masters of Architecture from Louisiana State University.


Panel Moderator
Erik Salazar
Vice President of Sales, CRG West
Vice Chiar, TechExecs Los Angeles Chapter

Erik Salazar is Vice President of Sales for CRG West's Southern California region and is based out of Los Angeles, California.  Mr. Salazar has been with CRG West since 2004.

Mr. Salazar brings several years of experience collaborating with large enterprise and technology firms, with regards to IT infrastructure and Capacity planning, in the U.S., Europe and Asia.  Prior to his role in Sales, Mr. Salazar was a Financial Analyst reporting to Principals and Managing Directors of The Carlyle Group's U.S. Real Estate division.  Prior thereto he worked as a Network and Systems Administrator for the University of Southern California's School of Engineering.

Mr. Salazar received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Global Management from the University of Southern California.


Featured Speaker
"Simplifying Virtualization"
Ryan Ramsey, Storage Specialist
Dell EqualLogic
www.dell.com/PSseries and www.dell.com/Equallogic  


Ryan Ramsey is a Storage Specialist at Dell with over 20 years of field experience. Early in his career he worked at Micropolis as a sustaining engineer for their line of sotware and hardware RAID products. He later moved to Adaptec where he was the Worldwide Field Engineer for RAID products, focusing on ‘raid on the motherboard’ designs for ACER, Dell and IBM. Ryan’s last 10 years at Dell have focused on Fortune 500 accounts in Southern California, with the last 9 months dedicated to the channel.


Pam Terry
Executive Director & Co-Founder
TechExecs :: Technology Executives Network (TechExecs & Techxans)
Pam Terry has considerable experience in the technology industry beginning her foray into technology in 1994.  She has a proven track record in sales and marketing in data, voice, collocation, IT consulting, application development, ecommerce, and technology training.  She was most recently an Account Executive with Time Warner Telecom, a Major Accounts Consultant in the Business Division of Time Warner Cable and VP of Marketing for ERGOS Technology.  During her tenure in the industry, Pam had the pleasure of co-founding Techxans with Tony and even created the “Techxans” name.   Prior to Pam’s technology industry experience, Pam was Executive Director of the Galleria Chamber of Commerce and previously provided marketing consulting in the accounting firm industry.  Throughout her career, Pam has been involved in community and trade organizations, having obtained Accreditation in Public Relations from the Public Relations Society of America, and serving on the boards of several charitable and membership groups such as the American Organ Transplant Association and the Association of IT Professionals.  Pam is currently serving as Regional Director of Powerful Women International, a women’s empowerment membership group.  Pam brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in association management and technology to her role as Executive Director of Techxans and Tech Execs.  Originally from Brownsville, Texas, Pam has been in Houston since 1971.


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Anthony Huang
Founder & CEO
TechExecs :: Technology Executives Network (TechExecs | Techxans)
As a well known industry icon, Anthony Huang has been a successful entrepreneur with a solid track record of having started and sold four profitable business ventures. Along with two other individuals, Pamela Terry and Laura Ramey, Anthony Huang launched the Techxans organization back in 2000.  Techxans.org has sustained the ups and downs of the Information Technology industry for the past 7 years and continues to strive and grow in size and capabilities.  In 2001, Techxans reached national and international attention for helping to launch EnronX.org which was the largest Ex-Enron contact site and was mentioned on the front page of The Wall Street Journal and CIO Magazine.  In January 2007, Techxans formed Techxans InterActive Broadcast providing Internet TV broadcasting, strategic online advisory services for Techxans Corporate Members & Sponsoring companies.  Prior to Techxans, Anthony Huang was the CEO of Rexton InterActive Consulting that led the market in providing strategic web consulting for over 100 major clients across 23 different industries. Anthony also served as the CIO for 2 healthcare ventures.  Anthony began his career with Apple Computers and Ernst & Young and was a recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1998 with The Greater Houston Partnership.  He has been a speaker at numerous conferences including InformationWeek, Gartner Group Midsize Enterprise Summit, and Red Herring Venture Forums. Anthony graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Management Information Systems and lives in Sugar Land with his wife and two children.





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