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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.