Los Angeles Business Journal Chief Technology Officer Awards 2019

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To get on the waitlist, please email Stacey Rogers at srogers@labusinessjounal.com.

This event will honor Chief Technology and Information Officers and others who are in the top information technology positions within their organizations. These important individuals and teams play vital roles in making Los Angeles a hub for innovation, and in making its businesses, institutions, and nonprofits successful.

Prior to the award ceremony, we will bring together a panel of experts in the field to discuss how technology is influencing the business landscape in Southern California.

Registration & Networking: 6:00 - 7:00
Dinner & Panel: 7:00 - 8:00
Award Ceremony: 8:00 - 8:30


Moderator: Paul Flaharty, District President, Robert Half

Paul Flaharty is the District President for Robert Half, the world’s first and largest specialized staffing firm. Paul oversees operations throughout Los Angeles and Bay Area for the company’s Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group divisions, the leading providers of highly skilled technology and creative professionals. Paul began his career with Robert Half in 2005 and has held several leadership positions within the company including division director and senior regional vice president.

Panelist: Jennifer Post, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

A partner with Thompson Coburn, Jennifer Post serves as primary outside counsel to a variety of individuals, institutions and companies, including entrepreneurs, venture capital firms and emerging companies, as well as domestic and international public companies. Jennifer's practice encompasses all areas of general corporate and securities law, including private placements of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital fund formation.

Panelist: Warren Belkin, Regional Director, Southwest, Arista Networks

Mr. Belkin is the Regional Director in the Southwest for Arista Networks, founded to pioneer and deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center storage and computing environments. He has a wide industry background over the past 25 years spanning networking, security and data management with customer facing roles in such companies as Cisco Systems, Newbridge Networks, Illumio and Rubrik.

Panelist: Derek Peterson, Chief Technology Officer, Boingo Wireless

Derek Peterson, Ph. D., chief technology officer, is responsible for Boingo's technical vision and strategy. Under his leadership, Boingo is pioneering the adoption and deployment of the latest IT and network technologies including Passpoint, network virtualization and convergence. He is directly responsible for building and operating Boingo's core technologies and systems, including web applications, client software, networks, authentication, billing, advertising, IPTV, business intelligence and IT infrastructure.

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What is the dress code for this event?

Please dress in business attire.

What are my parking options?

Parking is located at 515 South Flower Street.

Valet parking will be $8 for the first three hours and $4.25 for every additional 10 minutes with a maximum of $40.25.



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