Sam Ovando, M.B.A.

Adjunct Professor in Computer Science

Sam Ovando earned his MBA from the University of California, Irvine.  Prior to his MBA, he earned his BA in Computer Science from Point Loma Nazarene University. 

Throughout his career he has worked in several types of roles such as: database programming, system administration, product management, and service product management.  He has traveled to Japan extensively and traveled to France and the United Kingdom for business. He enjoys finding ways to optimize and improve businesses, moving them from tedious manual work to automated database/web interfaces.  Since programming/scripting is an interest, he finds ways of using Python for work related projects.

Sam enjoys listening to music, traveling internationally, and playing the trombone.

 

Education

  • M.B.A., University of California, Irvine
  • B.A. Computer Science, Point Loma Nazarene University

Courses Taught

  • Excel – CSC 181
  • Database Systems and Web Integration – ISS 414
  • Internet Applications Development – ISS 424

Experience in Field

  • Senior Manager, Infrastructure Platforms, 2015 - Present
  • Adjunct Instructor in Computer Science, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA, 2010 – Present
  • Owner/President, OVSA Services, 2014 – Present
  • Product Support Manager: Computer Platforms, Hitachi Data Systems, 2010 – Present
  • Technical Support, Hitachi Data Systems, 2008 – 2010
  • Contractor, BaysideNetworks.com, 2007 – Present
  • Contractor/Programmer: Production Systems, Pegamentos y Productos Industries, S.A. de C.V., 2006 – 2008
  • Product Manager: 3rd Party Projects, Hitachi Data Systems, 2006 – 2007
  • Individual Projects, Hitachi Data Systems, 2005 – 2006
  • Business Manager, International Network of Children's Ministry, 2004 – 2005
  • Product Manager, Hitachi Data Systems, 2000 – 2004
  • Technical Support, Hitachi Data Systems, 1997 – 2000
  • System Administrator, Point Loma Nazarene University, 1994 – 1997
  • Programmer, Point Loma Nazarene University, 1992 – 1994

Awards and Honors

  • Winning Software Entry in "System Utilities Category", nation-wide contest, 1995

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

  • Hitachi Content Platform - Installation & Maintenance, 2018
  • Pentaho (Business Analytics, CTools, Data Integration, Hadoop Framework Fundamentals), 2017
  • Support Financial Dashboard (Sharepoint with BI & Finance Teams) 2016-2017
  • Dale Carnegie Training, Hitachi Data Systems, 2016
  • Product Requirements Application (MS-Access), 2016
  • Automated Annualized Rate of Replacement (AAR) Tool, 2015
  • Action Item Tracker Application (MS-Access), 2011
  • Top 10 Web/Dbase Product Information Portal for HDS Support, 2009
  • Automated DF Trace Conversion & HealthCheck Tool for HDS Support, 2009
  • Database Application for San Diego Real Estate Inv. Co., 2007 – 2008
  • Raw Materials Inventory Management Database Application for Pegamentos PPI in Mexico, 2007
  • Product Interoperability Web/Database application for Hitachi Data Systems, 2003
  • Utility to analyze Hitachi disk array memory traces, 1999