Network 9 - Math, Computer Science, and Physics and Engineering

Thursday, November 8, 2012, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nicholson Commons Cunningham A and B

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Interact with nine or more professionals from your field of interest.  Learn more about what they do, where they work, and how they got started - all at an event that's small enough to promote real conversations.

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Thursday, November 8
Nicholson Commons Cunningham A and B

5:00 p.m. Check-In and Pre-Networking
5:30 p.m. Panel Presentation
6:30 p.m. Networking Reception

Network with professionals from the following companies:

Janna Wagner – Math Teacher at Grossmont Union High School District

Janna Wagner M.S. graduated from SDSU with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Flute Performance in 1977.  She and her husband, Larry, also a music major, purchased the Yamaha Music School, now Wagner’s School of Music, which is still thriving in La Mesa, with a student base of some 350 children and adults, ages 3-80. 

Wagner had her quadruplet sons in July of 1977, after praying fervently for “a child”!  She went back to school when her children were in middle school, after witnessing how desperately that age group needed hope, encouragement, patience and solid instruction.  Through National University she earned a multi-subject teaching degree with supplemental authorization in Math, Music, Physical Education, and Science.

Wagner taught Special Day Class at Hillsdale Middle School for 3 years, while simultaneously working towards her Master in Science in Special Education (completed in 2002).  The next position was 3 years as a Math teacher at Christian High School, having earned a Single Subject Credential in Math by passing the Single-Subject Exam after months of self-directed study.  During her years at CHS, she taught summer school math for the Grossmont High School District, and was later hired to teach full-time for the district in 2004 at Monte Vista High School, where she also was the Women’s Tennis Coach for 3 years.

Currently, Wagner is at Monte Vista High, teaching Algebra I and II.  On the side, she is active at Newbreak Church, learning piano, and reflecting on the marvelous influence of the Christian faith in her life.

Anthony Trumbo – Director of Educational Technology at Bishop's School

Anthony Trumbo graduated from Drexel University with a B.S. in Informational Systems in 1997 as the Valedictorian, as well as receiving his M.S. from Syracuse University in 2011. He currently works as the director of Educational Technology at the Bishop’s School in La Jolla. This school is an independent coeducational college preparatory day school for students six through twelve, living throughout the San Diego area.

Trumbo also acted as the Director of Technology at the Ensworth School for nine years, where he led the school in planning and implementing the technology infrastructure for a brand new high school campus, as well as integrating the new campus with the existing k-8 campus.

Dave Tribolet – Research & Development Section Manager at Hewlett-Packard

Dave Tribolet works as the Research & Development Section Manager at Hewlett-Packard which provides products, technologies, software, solutions and services to individual customers, small and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises, including the public and education sectors. They offer a span of personal computing and other access devices.

Bob Cohen – Vice President Information Technology at Cadence Pharmaceuticals

Bob Cohen is the Vice President Information Technology at Cadence Pharmaceuticals, founded in 2004, which is striving to improve the lives of hospitalized patients while building the premier hospital focused pharmaceutical company in North America. Cadence prides itself within having a culture with strong embedded values that are critical to how they conduct business with each other, the medical community, strategic partners, and shareholders. They attempt to create a competitive advantage and as a guiding force plan to navigate and thrive during periods of rapid growth and challenging endeavors.

Dave Nebo – Vice President/CIO at San Diego Housing Commission

Dave Nebo is a graduate from Lawrence Technological University where he received a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering. Dave has over 25 years of technical and managerial experience with a strong history of successful implementations of IT strategies and ERP systems. Dave has experience in multiple industries including health care & life sciences, aerospace & defense, e-commerce, high tech, manufacturing, public sector, and utilities.

Dave is currently the Vice President of IT and Chief Information Officer at San Diego Housing Commission. He is responsible for the executive leadership and responsibility for all aspects of informational technology including setting the vision, strategic planning, system implementations, data security and IT operations. Prior to his employment at the Housing Commission, Dave was the Chief Information Officer at General Atomics, IT Director at Provide Commerce and Sr. IT Director at Cardinal Health.

Brad Taylor - Senior Systems Architect at Eplica Services, Inc.

Brad Taylor is the principal architect of Eplica’s Security Services Division. Having designed a security system for an existing client, Eplica began offering it as a service to other organizations. Now with installations over all of North America it has become one of the most profitable divisions for Eplica. He oversees all aspects of the division from design and support to marketing and sales. And to ensure he is busy, Taylor is also the chief architect and manager of Eplica’s IT operations.

Taylor has a Bachelor’s of Art degree from Utah State University in Human Resource Management. He is currently President of the Southern California Kronos User Group, a group with over two hundred members, and is a member of many technical boards. He just returned to San Diego with his family following a two year visit to New Jersey.

Val Bellora – Principal Engineer at LIFEPROOF

Licensed Professional Engineer in California.   BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Missouri at Rolla (Summa Cum Laude).  Research Fellow at University of Michigan in Crash Injury Research.  Embedded Controller Programming course at UCSD Extension.

Invetech President's award for Customer Satisfaction. Excellence in Oral Presentation Award from SAE International in 2000. Five Merit awards Chairman's Award and  from Johnson Controls.

3 Patents Granted and 1 pending, with many applications and disclosures including Electro-Mechanical, Vehicle Safety, Cell Processing and Microwave technology. (pat. No. 5765897, 6278676, 6907991)

Self-taught RC Airplane design, construction and piloting, electronics design, optics for telescopes and cameras, embedded microcontrollers, and high voltage resonator design (He has a 500,000 Volt Tesla Coil in his garage!)

Val has 25 years experience designing and analysis of automotive interiors, medical devices for ventilator patients, fighter aircraft avionics, environment proof cell phone cases, live cell processing and shoe polish applicators.

"I first attended college at the University of Arkansas and dropped out after 3 years with a 2.0 GPA.  I became a Christian and committed my life to Jesus Christ.  After a number of years and getting married, I went back to college in a more rigorous University.  So at 29 years old I graduated with my BSME with honors.  God gets the credit for that, I blew it when I tried on my own."  - Val Bellora

Scott Landis - Application Service Management at Life Technologies

Scott Landis is an alumnus from UCSD, Revelle College. After graduating with a BA in Linguistics, he worked as a software developer and eventually IT manager for a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company. After leaving Ford, Scott worked as a consultant for the San Diego District Attorney, designing the case management system in use today. Since then, Scott has held management positions in IT with First American Title Corp., GMAC Residential Funding, and is currently leading Application Service Management with Life Technologies. Altogether, Scott has over 20 years of experience managing IT systems and projects.

Scott is a 4th generation Californian, having grown up in Vista, California. He and his wife, Chikage, are the proud parents of 2 boys, ages 14 and 4.

John Boyd – Director of Engineering at Qualcomm

John Boyd graduated from UCSD's Warren College with a BS in Computer Engineering in 1995.  He joined Qualcomm in 1996 as a software engineer and currently works as a Director of Engineering for Qualcomm Research.  John spent his first years at Qualcomm as a Macintosh software developer on the Eudora email client.  In 2001, he transitioned to BREW, where he created software interfaces that enabled mobile developers on one of the first marketplace-based handset application platforms.  His most enjoyable contributions involved enabling new functionality in the platform and in 2008, he realized his penchant for research by moving into a formal R&D role as a member of the Advanced Technologies Group.  Today, he leads several research projects and makes opportunities to contribute to these technically.  John has over 17 years of experience in software engineering and project leadership, and is currently focusing his skills on finding new applications and opportunities for Qualcomm's wireless technologies.