Notice: See below for CPE Policy.
Note: There is no PDF or recording of this in-person panel discussion.
You are invited to attend the first in-person chapter event in over a year and a half! On December 14th, ISACA Los Angeles and IIA Los Angeles will have the annual joint holiday event – our 2021 Holiday Seminar. We are excited to bring a highly-anticipated panel discussion on “The Great Resignation & Building a Future Cyber Workforce” featuring Kelly Mackey with the State of California and Jorge Marquez with Robert Half Government (more panelists to come). Panel discussion is moderated by our very own Carol Gonzales, ISACA Los Angeles VP and Cal Poly Pomona CISO.
We will be hosting a toy drive for Children’s Fund. The non-profit’s 33rd Annual Celebration of Giving is here! Since its inception in 1986, Children’s Fund has assisted more than 1.5 million children who have experienced poverty, abuse, and neglect. This is your opportunity to show a child that they are cared for during this holiday season. You can help by donating an unwrapped toy or gift card at the holiday party or use the Amazon Gift Lists. Click here for more information.
To ensure the health and safety of our members, volunteers, sponsors, and guests, COVID health protocols are put in place, see details below for more information. As space for this event is limited, please register early as walk-ins are not accepted.
Deputy Regional Director of Strategic Partnerships
Department of Industrial Relations – Apprenticeship and Workforce Innovation
Paul Giacomotto is the Deputy Regional Director of Strategic Partnerships for the State of California’s Apprenticeship and Workforce Innovation Unit. Paul supports a statewide effort to identify partnerships across a variety of professional industries and leads a team of business advisors and consultants dedicated to helping organizations develop registered apprenticeship programs.
Prior to joining the State of California, Paul spent nearly 20 years building partnerships with industry leading retail, entertainment, and video game companies as a Product and Licensing Manager for Penguin Random House.
Senior Vice President
Robert Half Government
Jorge Marquez is the Southern California-based Senior Vice President for Robert Half Government specializing in the delivery of consulting and talent solutions with federal, state, and local government agency clients and government contracting partners. Jorge also is the Program Leader for Robert Half’s Apprenticeship and Workforce Innovation (AWI) solution which goal is to develop a skilled, diverse, and inclusive professional workforce through apprenticeships launching in Southern California in the areas of cybersecurity and accounting expanding nationwide into additional professional roles.
Jorge began his career with Robert Half as a division director for Robert Half Management Resources in La Jolla and was quickly promoted to metro market manager for the Westwood and City of Industry offices. Subsequently, he was promoted to a vice president supporting enterprise/client solutions driving global collaboration projects and solutions across Robert Half and Protiviti. Jorge has been responsible for developing several notable client engagements during his tenure with Robert Half. In addition, Jorge has over 15 years of advisory experience in assurance, tax, consulting, and business development in the Southern California market, including extensive experience cultivating executive-level relationships. He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of California Riverside and obtained his CPA license more than 10 years ago.
Additionally, Jorge is a proud founding member of Somos Familia, one of Robert Half’s six new Employee Network Groups created to amplify Hispanic and LatinX perspectives while creating networks, community, and growth opportunities for those employees. As a resident of Los Angeles, Jorge sits on the County Workforce Development Board, which services approximately 4 million residents, 57 of the 88 cities and approximately 150 unincorporated communities within the County. Jorge serves on the Advisory Boards for both the Transformative Leadership in Disruptive Times program at the University of California, Riverside Extension, and the Institute for Next Level Leadership.
Executive Public Sector Strategist
Tina Thorstenson, Public Sector Strategist, who sits on the Public Sector Industry Business Unit at CrowdStrike, where she provides strategic advisory services related to enterprise cybersecurity solutions for Public Sector organizations across Federal, State and Local, Higher Education and Healthcare. Just prior to joining CrowdStrike, she served as the Chief Information Security Officer & Deputy CIO for Arizona State University capping a career of public sector service spanning 25+ years where the last 11 of those years she held the title of CISO.
Alliance Resource Group
After working in Finance and Accounting in the early part of his career Dean began working in the staffing industry 30 years ago. In 1996 he founded and ran The Bennett Group which was later acquired by Alliance Resource Group where Dean still runs a desk as an Executive Recruiter. Dean’s practice at Alliance consists of the placement of Accounting and Finance professionals from Senior Accountant up to Chief Financial Officer into both direct hire placements and interim/consulting engagements. Dean has sat on the board of the California Staffing Professionals Association as well held the position of President for the Orange County Chapter of the California Staffing Professionals. In addition, Dean was a past Board of Director and chapter President for Foundation Fighting Blindness. Born and raised in Connecticut, Dean got his undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from University of Massachusetts.
Carol K. Gonzales
Ph.D., CISA, CDPSE, ITILv3
AVP IT Security and Compliance
Chief Information Security Officer
Cal Poly Pomona
Carol Gonzales currently serves as Cal Poly Pomona’s AVP for IT Security & Compliance and Chief Information Security Officer. She has over 30 years of experience in cybersecurity, audit, project management, and IT service operations within government, higher education, and financial service sectors. At Cal Poly Pomona, Carol is responsible for the information security and compliance management strategy and programs including the adoption of campus IT policies and procedures, IT auditing and risk management projects, as well as accessible technology and services for persons with disabilities. Carol also serves as an adjunct professor for Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Business Computer Information Systems department.
Carol is an active member of ISACA since 1996 and currently serves as the Los Angeles Chapter’s Vice President. She has also facilitated and presented at the ISACA LA Spring Conference and CISA review sessions.
Carol has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Master of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in IS Auditing from Cal Poly Pomona. She earned her doctorate from Claremont Graduate University in Information Systems and Technology. Carol is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), and has the ITILv3 (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) certification
December 14 : In Person Session
5pm – 6pm
Vendor Exhibition Fair
6pm – 8pm
Panel Discussion & Q/A
8pm – 9pm
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COVID Waiver and Acknowledgement
With respect for the health and safety of all attendees and their families, we have the following safety requirements and acknowledgements:
By attending the Holiday Seminar, I declare that I will not be experiencing or exhibiting any COVID-19 related symptoms as outlined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or Los Angeles County Department of Health, such as fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath.
I acknowledge and agree to follow all COVID-19 rules, regulations, mandates and safety protocols issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Health, which includes valid Proof of Vaccination upon entering the venue, as well as indoor mask requirements unless actively eating or drinking in designated dining areas. Due to the requirements set by the restaurant, attendees will be turned away at the event without a valid Proof of Vaccination (digital or paper), no exceptions and no refunds.
I agree, understand, and acknowledge, that an inherent risk of exposure to the disease COVID-19 (as defined by the World Health Organization and any strains, variants, or mutations thereof) and SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that can cause COVID-19) (collectively, “COVID-19”), and any other communicable or infectious disease, exists in any public place where people are present.
I also acknowledge that the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and any other communicable or infectious disease includes the risk that you will expose others that you later encounter, even if you are not experiencing or displaying any symptoms of illness. I acknowledge and agree to voluntarily assume any, and all risks in any way related to exposure to COVID-19 and any other communicable or infectious disease, including illness, injury, or death of myself or others, and including without limitation, all risks based on the sole, joint, active or passive negligence of the hosting organizations or any of its officers, employees, agents, and volunteers.
I acknowledge that my participation in the Holiday Seminar is entirely voluntary. By participating in the Holiday Seminar, I attest that I am knowledgeable about my individual risk of developing severe illness if I am infected with COVID-19 or other communicable or infectious disease; I have made an informed decision about participating based on my individual risk; and I have decided whether to consult with a health care provider based on my individual risk.
CPE Credit and Disclaimer
ISACA reserves the right to alter or delete items from the program in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Material has been prepared for the professional development of ISACA members and others in the IT audit, control, security, and governance community. Neither the presenters nor ISACA can warrant that the use of material presented will be adequate to discharge the legal or professional liability of the members in the conduct of their practices. All materials used in the preparation and delivery of presentations on behalf of ISACA are original materials created by the speakers, or otherwise are materials which the speakers have all rights and authority to use and/or reproduce in connection with such presentation. All applicable copyrights, trade secrets, and other intellectual property rights in the materials are and remain with the speakers.
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