Dr. Owen P. Hall, Jr. holds the Julian Virtue Professorship and the Rothschild Applied Research Fellowship. He is a Full Professor of Decision Sciences at the George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University. Dr. Hall is the recipient of the Charles Luckman, Howard A. White, and Sloan teaching excellence awards. He has over 35 years of academic and industry experience. He is a registered professional engineer, State of California. Dr. Hall is the author of several textbooks on computer based decision-making and has written extensively on cloud based collaboration, data mining and digital learning. He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma and Delta Mu Delta Honor Societies. Dr. Hall is also a member of the INFORMS Analytics committee. He recently received a grant from GMAC to design a collaboration network for enhancing graduate management education. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and undertook post-doctoral studies at the Center for Futures Research.
I have more than 18 years experience in Educational Technology as an accomplished leader and my mission and vision have been the driving forces behind the technical success of School Districts.
I try to remember and never forget that K20 is here to serve the students with Knowledge and Mentoring. Lockdown and Monitoring is not our institution. Technology is a tool, not a solution, nor a teacher. We are still in the PEOPLE business.
I took the reigns of technology for Whittier City from the beginning of the department. Through continued development of the department, and by working with students and staff, I exemplify leadership and knowledge in the industry. As a Computer Technician, Supervisor of Networks and Director of Technology , I work to steer Technology in Education to the forefront of the K12 Industry.
Before working for Whittier City School District, I worked for Hacienda La Puente Unified School District and consulted with Little Lake School District and private Industry with Technology needs.
I still enjoy consulting and mentoring when given the opportunity. It is my way of giving back. I also maintain that a student should exceed their teacher at the end of the day and be able to teach what they were taught. Showing your expertise through instruction is the best way to prove mastery.
My exceptional track record of technical improvement is based on my belief of being a life long learner, leading by example and the ability to break down complex problems into understandable bits. I quickly identify issues and translate them into a passage of knowledge that goes far beyond a “fix”. I have an ability to prepare for future challenges by utilizing my network of industry connections and social networks to stay informed on technological advances.
Cloud computing is the new norm for business and government. Higher education needs to more fully embrace this new technological paradigm. Specifically, cloud-based technologies provide increased flexibility and convenience for the student, which in turn can enhance recruiting, retention and learning outcomes. The use of telepresence based-robots can help better engage those students on the web by making it appear that they are physically located in the same classroom and sitting on the other side of the conference room table. Specifically, these robots enable human interactions both through voice and facial expressions. Telepresence systems are highly mobile and can be driven by the student or staffer throughout the classroom or meeting room. This technology also supports sustainability by reducing student and staff commuting and outreach to special needs students.
Jerome Hernandez has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology. After completing 8 years in the US Air Force as a Civil Engineer, he pursued his career in Electronics and Computer Technology. Jerome spent 2 years as a field engineer for Ralphs and Food for Less supermarket chain in southern California as a field service technician for all point-of-sale systems. After that , he spent a couple of years as a junior engineer and help-desk for a law firm in Santa Monica California. In 1995, he became the Network Administrator at Sedgwick, Detert, Moran and Arnold’s (www.sdma.com) Los Angeles Office. SDMA was one of the top 100 law firms in California at the time. When he arrived in Sedgwick, the firm was in dire need of systems interoperability and upgrade. The 7 offices across the United States consisted of over 100 attorneys and over 400 support staff.
Jerome spent the next several years as the entire firm’s Senior Network Engineer and network architect. He spearheaded the entire Network operations and Help Desk team during the firm’s transition from Novell 4.1 system to an entire Microsoft server and Exchange system. Jerome’s experience as a Cisco engineer helped him plan, and execute the migration from ISDN network to a full MPLS system between 7 offices across the US. Jerome also planned, organized and built their Dallas and New Jersey offices from the ground up.
From SDMA, Jerome became the IT Director in 2005 for Alliant Asset Management in Woodland Hills in California. Since joining Alliant, Jerome has elevated the infrastructure to include the latest SAN, HP Blade servers, Fiber-Channel switching, Xenapp, and Autonomy’s iManage document management system. Jerome also personally revamped the Alliant website along with the new Solar company Perpetual Energy Systems. Jerome was also responsible for planning and building the systems and infrastructure of Omni New York.
Specialties: Windows Server 2012, Vmware VSphere, Exchange 2010, Autonomy iManage, Server 2000/2003,2008, Sonic Wall and Cisco Firewalls, Websense, Websense Email Security, ReadyNAS, Switching and Routing, Website design and creation. Mail and infrastructure security.
Azeddine is Vice President of Technology and Operations of Kimco Staffing Services Inc. and KTimeHR Inc. Mr. Ouhida is responsible for developing and driving the overall technology strategy for both organizations. He is also responsible for all aspects of Information Technology operations, processes, and the implementation of technology solutions across the various Brands and divisions within Kimco. Prior to joining the executive team in February 2011, Azeddine worked for Taco Bell America and Yum! Brands where he held various IT leadership positions with a focus on Technology deployment and support for US-based units. Azeddine is an accomplished Technology Executive with over 20 years of proven IT leadership success with a focus on revamping IT Organizations from ground-up, building lasting IT and Business Alignment, building strong IT teams, and designing and deploying business enabling technology solutions in a multi-unit environment.
From insiders to sophisticated external attackers, the reality of cyber security today is that the threat is already inside. Legacy approaches to cyber security, which rely on knowledge of past attacks, are simply not sufficient to combat new, evolving attacks, and no human cyber analyst can watch so much or react quickly enough. A fundamentally new approach to cyber defense is needed to detect and investigate these threats that are already inside the network - before they turn into a full-blown crisis.
Self-learning systems represent a fundamental step-change in automated cyber defense, are relied upon by organizations around the world, and can cover up to millions of devices. Based on unsupervised machine learning and probabilistic mathematics, these new approaches to security can establish a highly accurate understanding of normal behavior by learning an organization’s ‘pattern of life,’. They can therefore spot abnormal activity as it emerges and even take precise, measured actions to automatically curb the threat.
Discover why unsupervised machine learning is the future of defense and how the ‘immune system’ approach to cyber security provides complete network visibility and the ability to prioritize threats in order to better allocate time and resources.
In this session, learn:
· How new machine learning and mathematics are automating advanced cyber defense
· Why full network visibility allows you to detect threats as or before they emerge
· How smart prioritization and visualization of threats allows for better resource allocation and lower risk
· Real-world examples of unknown threats detected by ‘immune system’ technology