New Horizon Training for Members

Congratulations to our first two winners of New Horizons training! If you missed our Women in STEM event on Sept 22nd you also missed our first Members Only Raffle. New Horizons joined as a sponsor this year, and their sponsorship is being provided in the form of training.

We want to encourage membership in AITP so this training will only be available to Members, and to encourage event attendance we will be distributing training vouchers through raffles at AITP events.

So join now, and register for the Cloud Conference in October!

Jared Sanderson Elected to Board

AITP is pleased to announce Jared Sanderson has been elected to the Board of Directors of the San Diego Chapter. Jared has a strong commitment to the chapter and has been exceptional as our Programs Director beginning in January '15. Jared is a great addition to our leadership team and I want to thank him for both his past and future contributions. Please welcome him personally and be sure to pass along your program ideas!

Jared Sanderson, Director of Sayva Technology

Jared has over a decade of recruiting and consulting services experience. He began his career working with a multi-billion dollar S&P 500 consulting and placement firm in Canada and later relocated to San Diego in 2009.

Jared is active in the San Diego community and is currently the Director, Program Chair for the AITP (Association of IT Professionals). He also volunteers with the Jewish Family Service (JFS) providing LinkedIn trainings and career coaching. Jared leads the Sayva Technology consulting and recruitment practice.

UCSDnEXT Event Sept 10-12

(Forwarding this offer to AITP members on behalf of UCSD Extension)

When it comes to your career, the persistent question is: “What’s next?”  What’s next for the job market? What’s the next skill I’ll need to stay competitive? What’s my next career move?

To help answer those questions and more, UC San Diego Extension is holding its UCSDnEXT event Sept. 10-12. Filled with workshops, panels, information sessions and networking events, the free three-day event will give attendees an insider’s view on a wide-range of industries, including what’s happening in some of the region’s most cutting-edge and emerging careers.

AITP members may find interest in the following workshops:

To learn more about this event and register, visit

HostingCon 2015

Join AITP at HostingCon 2015 July 27-29

HostingCon 2015 is "the premier industry conference and trade show for hosting and cloud providers. The best and brightest from the industry will be in attendance to learn about the latest news, ideas and technology affecting their businesses. Whether you are showcasing your new services, or you are simply checking the pulse of the industry, this is your opportunity to meet with your existing business partners and network with potential partners, in a fun and educational atmosphere"

Member Benefit!

As a sponsor of HostingCon AITP members are entitled to discounts on admission. Enter coupon code AITP2015. It will get you $60 off a Full Conference Pass, $30 off a Single Day Pass or $10 off a Exhibits Only Pass.  In addition, you’ll save an extra $100 on Full and Single day passes through June 12 with Early Bird Rates.

Visit our Booth!

Spread the word and help AITP grow in it's service to the San Diego community. We will have volunteers at our booth on Tuesday the 28th and Wednesday the 29th. Volunteer for the booth ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or stop by and share your AITP experience with other visitors to the show.

May 28th - INTERFACE IT Conference

The INTERFACE IT Conference series is coming back to San Diego 

May 28th at the Town and Country Convention Center.

INTERFACE-San Diego is part of a national series of 26 CPE accredited educational IT conferences focused on Information security, IT infrastructure, BC/DR, data storage & recovery, Physical security, and Enterprise communications. Register below.

The AITP-San Diego Chapter is proud to partner with the 2015 INTERFACE-San Diego Conference.

AITP and INTERFACE would like to invite you to the Conference with a complimentary invitation to your staff, peers, and colleagues. 

Highlights include:

Keynote: Jonathan Trull • CISO, Qualys, former CISO- State of Colorado

The Evolving Role of the CISO: The role of the CISO as it exists today is steadily disappearing. With each data breach that makes the headlines, behind the scenes, CISOs across organizations are scrambling to report back to the C-Suite on the state of their own organization’s security, while also overseeing IT and security teams’ efforts in staying ahead of or thwarting off the attack.

INTERFACE Executive Panel: The Future of Tech in Corporate America: FUD, Internet of Everything, Uber-Everything, & Co-Workers You Will Never Physically Meet  

Moderator; Blair Baker
Featured panelists:
Tom Tushscher, Sr. IT Director, National University
Ryan Fay, CIO, ACI Specialty Benefits
Ron Hadler, Director of Marketing Technology, Red Door Interactive
Kimberly Murphey, Professional Development Manager, Microsoft

 Other Event Information:

 Join fellow AITP-San Diego members and peers as well as the area’s top IT leaders, providers and thought leaders for the purposes of information exchange and community networking.

As an invitee of the AITP-SD, admission is complimentary and lunch is served as well as an afternoon reception.  There is also the opportunity to earn 6 CPE’s at no cost to you!

To register for INTERFACE-San Diego use the AITP invitation link below.

Register Here:

Please pass this link on to those that would benefit from attending INTERFACE.

Thanks so much and we look forward to seeing you there.


From our colleagues at ISACA:

Dear IT Community Leaders,
ISACA is holding a very special event with the Gary Hayslip, Deputy Director & CISO of San Diego, who will be delivering his speech on “As a New CISO – How to assess your Security Program for Success”. We’ll have the opportunity to hear Gary’s speech first hand before he delivers his message at the RSA conference in April.
Below is the registration link to this event to be held on March 30th @ Coleman University. On behalf of ISACA we’d appreciate if you could distribute this event to your membership and the greater IT community.
Our community is very lucky to have such a great leader and we’d like to show Gary the San Diego IT community’s support for what he’s doing to make San Diego “America’s Finest City”.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Blake Zimmerman

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