Kinder touch - The Best Free Daycare app Advisory Board

Finance Advisory Board

George Totev
VISA Inc

George Totev is experienced and innovative senior executive with passion for Information Security and Risk Management with more than 20 years of experience in technology and financial industries, creating and leading various Information Security functional groups. George combines business knowledge with solid technology and risk management background, analytical approach and operational excellence. His interests lie in discovery, analysis and optimization of the risks introduced by IT to the business. George also has extensive experience in establishing, managing and optimizing compliance programs (SOX, PCI, GLBA, HIPPA, etc.).

Most recently, George established and managed Information Security Governance, Risk and Compliance group at Visa. In addition to regulatory and internal information security compliance management, he was also trusted business advisory on Information Security matters that affect new products, initiatives, M&A activities, etc. He monitored and reported on information security risks to executive committees and regulators. Before joining Visa, George led the Application Risk Advisory group at Goldman Sachs and managed the Information Security at Sybase, where his lead to risk reduction and significant cost savings. In addition to the Business Continuity, Crisis Management and Disaster Recovery Programs George led joined initiatives to comply with various regulations, privacy laws and industry standards.

George career includes also Senior Architect in Symantec, World Bank, sales engineer at IBM and consulting various companies on Information Security and Risk Management matters. He is member of the board of the Bay Area CSO Council.

Learning Advisory Board

Girlie Delacruz
Learning Scientist, UCLA, California

Institutional Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles | National Center for Research on Evaluation Standards, & Student Testing (CRESST)

 

Girlie Delacruz is an applied research scientist with over 14 years in the areas of assessment, cognitive and learning science, and developmental psychology. Her research goals lie at the intersection of learning and assessment through the design and use of various technology including computers, web and mobile-based applications, video games, and sensor-based networks. In the area of assessment, her research focuses on issues of validity, assessment design, and the use of advanced computational models to support formative assessment and adaptive learning. These interests have guided her projects across educational, training, and military con texts. She is currently the co-Project Director of a DARPA funded grant to develop and validate technology-based games and assessments of young children?s understanding of physics and socio-emotional learning concepts through problem-solving.

 

Dr. Delacruz was recently chosen as an Edmund W. Gordon MacArthur Foundation/ETS Fellow?awarded to emerging scholars concerned with the impact of new technologies, recent advances in the Learning Sciences, and the broader impact of assessment and learning on society in the 21st century.

Tech Advisory Board

Doug Kang
Verizon OnCue, California

Doug is an expert in scalable and distributed web systems with a particular expertise in Data Systems Engineering and Machine Learning. He has worked in several companies, building and maintaining several data systems dealing with up to petabytes of data per day. He is a full stack engineer, but works heavily with Hadoop and Spark. He is currently using those skills at Verizon to bring digital advertising techniques to the television space. Doug has a B.S in Computer Science and Engineering from UCLA and is finishing up his Masters of Information and Data Science at UC Berkeley.

Chirag Mandaviya
Data Scientist, Fair Issac Corporation, San Diego, California

Chirag has considerable research experience in developing innovative analytics applications in Big Data environment. Chirag has developed advanced mathematical and predictive models for many financial corporations to solve complex risk management problems and has performed various consulting engagements in the field of operations management.

 

With a passion for teaching, Chirag has been a member at Volunteer San Diego organization and has been tutoring and motivating youths in continuation of their education through public libraries for the last 3 years. His interests include teaching physical sciences, mathematics and statistics.

Marketing Advisory Board

Arun llangovan
Yellow Pages, Glendale, California

Arun has spent over 15 years in the technology industry, providing technology solutions to companies in telecommunication, entertainment, healthcare and insurance. He currently works for YP.com, a market leader in the local advertising space. Arun has an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Business and a B.S. in Computer Science from Madurai Kamaraj University, India.

Vinay Verma
Marin Software, San Francisco, California

Vinay manages the big data platform for search, recommendation engine and analytics at high growth startup in Bay Area. Prior to that, he was tech. lead at Xilinx where he developed large scale software algorithms for graph search and optimization. He led the multi-core router project, which is state of art parallel computing software. He has broad technical expertise in software technology, big data platform, hardware design and large scale data mining/ analytics plus strong skills in product management, marketing and business strategy. He is also interested in semantic web, consumer behavior and how users interact with web. He has MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. He has M.S. in Computer Science and Electrical Engg. from University of Illinois, Chicago, and B.Tech in Electrical Engg. from IIT-BHU, India. He was technology instructor at Mouse Squad Student Technology program in San Jose and recipient of the Mouse Squad of California?s volunteer of the year award. He is recipient of 9 US patents and has over 10 international publications.

Atul Sahai
Smartsheet, Washington

Atul has over 10 years of experience working at Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Altair Engineering in areas of pricing and licensing, product management and software development. At Microsoft, he has been focusing on the pricing and licensing of Microsoft Office for consumer channels. He received his B.Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Institute of Technology, Varanasi and his M.S. from University of Illinois at Chicago. He also has an M.B.A. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Customer Advisory Board

Jeanie
Director, International Christian Montessori Academy, Newport Beach, California

Jeanie Hartranft has been an educator for well over 20 years and has developed curriculum for all levels of education. Her career in academics began in preschool Montessori classrooms, moved into elementary education, and soon landed in higher education. She recently published language arts curriculum for fifth and sixth grade through an international tutoring company.

 

Jeanie has developed educational programs and curriculum for advanced ESL, academic research, writing, international relations and intercultural leadership. She has traveled extensively, presenting nationally and internationally at many academic conferences.

 

Learning and utilizing new technologies has been a major part of her career. Jeanie has owned her own tutoring company since 1996 and has recently joined the few in the field who are using Skype, Google Drive, and the Internet to increase academic success with clients.

 

Currently Jeanie is working as the Director of Academic Programs for International Christian Montessori Academies.

Reshma Morey
Owner & Director, Marina View Preschool & Kindergarten, Laguna Niguel, California

Reshma Morey is the owner and director of Marina View Preschool and Kindergarten in Laguna Niguel, California. Prior to starting Marina View, Reshma was a kindergarten and elementary teacher for over 14 years. As a mother of two children, Reshma understands the importance of choosing a preschool where you can trust that your child will receive the highest quality of care each day in an educational environment.

Jeeth and Cavinda Walgampaya
Owners & Director, Lake Forest Montessori, California

Jeeth and Cavinda Walgampaya are owners of Lake Forest Montessori School located in Lake Forest, California. The school has an enrollment of over 100 students and has been serving the Orange County community for decades.

Tim and Jessica Jantzen
Owner & Coach, Twin Cities HappyFeet Soccer, Minnesota

Jessica Jantzen is the owner and coach at Twin Cities HappyFeet Soccer coaching in Minnesota, an organization serving nearly 300 children at 25 schools with 5 coaches for over 2 years.

Katrina Lopez
Owner & Coach, Nutmeg Athletics, Orange County, California

Katrina Lopez is the owner of Nutmeg Athletics serving nearly 200 children at 14 schools in Orange County, California for nearly 3 years. Katrina is a passionate entrepreneur who loves to help children get more athletic early on in life!

Nasreen
Owner & Director, Montessori of Brea, California

Nasreen Ali has been an educator for the past 40 years. She has taught the Montessori Curriculum for Ages 2-6, as well as Elementary Grades 1-3. Since 1999, Nasreen co-owns and runs a Montessori School in Brea, in Orange County. Nasreen has focused her career on enriching the lives of children by providing them a good foundation during their formative years.

Parent Advisory Board

Fulvia Benavides
Grandmother, Laguna Hills

Fulvia is a proud grandmother of preschool going children. She is pleased to share her experience as IT Business Systems Analyst and Project Manager with KinderTouch to help schools and parents connect. She has a B.S. in Economics from Universidad Del Valle, Cali, Colombia, and MBA from California State University, Fullerton.