Tech Chiefs To Keynote CISOA/SecureIT

The Ninth Annual SecureIT Information Technology & Network Security Conference 2011A panel of three chief technology officers—one from each of California's three higher education segments—will provide the keynote address at CISOA/SecureIT 2011, a conference focused on the concerns of the IT professional in management, security, information systems and IT curriculum.

 The keynote panel will kick off the conference scheduled for April 4-6, 2011 in Santa Clara. According to the SecureIT website, each member of the panel will be given an opportunity to speak about the internal and external collaborative efforts at their institutions surrounding technology initiatives. The panel moderator will then engage the speakers in a lively discussion of some key issues facing technology initiatives in higher education. Questions will be entertained from the audience after panel discussion.

The keynote panelists include:

  • Patrick Perry; Vice Chancellor of Technology, Research, and Information Systems; California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
  • Chuck Rowley; Associate Vice Chancellor, Computing and Communications and CIO; University of California, Riverside (UCR)
  • A. Michael Berman, PhD; Chief Information Officer; California State University, Channel Islands

In addition, Leslie K. Lambert, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Juniper Networks, will provide the April 5 lunch keynote address titled, "Setting the Security Agenda," and Darin Stewart, Research Director, Collaboration and Content Strategies at The Gartner Group, will provide the April 5 dinner keynote address titled, "The Rise of Mobile Social Networking."

CISOA/SecureIT 2011 marks the first joint conference held by the California Community Colleges Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) and SecureIT. The collaboration has allowed the groups to leverage their resources and present an outstanding set of pre-conference and conference sessions at a reasonable price. The full conference program is available from the conference registration website.

As added incentive CISOA members who purchase full conference registration will receive one free pre-conference workshop—a $150 value—intended to increase the benefit to the individual and the institution they serve. Only California Community Colleges staff members with a community college e-mail address may take advantage of this offer.

CISOA/SecureIT 2011 was expressly designed for anyone who is responsible for the security and privacy of information, including: CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, VPs of technology and network systems, directors of IT, directors of technology, systems architects, network administrators, network security officers, ISOs, financial managers, system administrators, health records administrators, admissions and student records administrators, and software and Web developers.

The CISOA/Secure IT 2011 conference is made possible through support from the California State University, the California Community Colleges, and the University of California. It is hosted by California State University, San Bernardino and the California Community Colleges Chief Information Systems Officers Association collaborative.<>

California Community Colleges Chief Information Systems Officers AssociationFor more information and to register: CISOA/SecureIT Conference Registration

CISOA website:

SecureIT website:

CISOA/SecureIT 2011 Pre-conference Workshops, CCC TechEDge, 23 February 2011

CISOA /SecureIT Joint 2011 Conference, CCC TechEDge, 11 December 2010

Sandoval Chagoya is the TechEDge Managing Editor and a Project Manager
for the California Community Colleges Technology Center and the California Virtual Campus.


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