Previous Events

Nexgen Cloud - Dec 9-10

Join AITP at Nexgen Cloud December 9-10

"NexGen Cloud brings together solution provider and vendor executives to discuss cloud sales, marketing, and solutions. Unlike other cloud conferences this is not just about tech but how cloud computing is changing the way companies can disrupt their organization and marketplace and compete in the future. More importantly, it will help attendees capitalize on the opportunity to grow their businesses via the cloud."

Member Benefit!
As an event partner of NexGen AITP members are entitled to discounts on admission. Enter promo code AITP for a free Expo pass, including Keynotes Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware and Tony Hawks, Skateboard legend. The code can also be used for a full Conference pass for just $99, a savings of $200.

Visit our Table!
Spread the word and help AITP grow in it's service to the San Diego community. We need volunteers at our table on Wednesday the 9th and Thursday the 10th. Write to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to volunteer for the booth. If your schedule won't stretch that far grab an Expo pass and stop by to share your AITP experience with other visitors to the show.

Register today with Promo Code AITP

September 22 - Women in STEM

AITP San Diego's Women in STEM Leadership

altHosted at The Doubletree Del Mar 

11915 El Camino Real
Del Mar, CA 92106

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

11:30AM - 1:00PM


$35 - Member
$45 - Non-Member
$15 - Student in-transition 
$55 - At the Door

Schedule: 11:30 - 12:00 Network and lunch
12:00 - 1:00 Panel discussion


Come join AITP San Diego as we host a very special Luncheon in September.  We are showcasing the fabulous careers of our 6 panelists who come from diverse areas of interest.  Our panel represents women in science, technology, education and startups in the STEM space here in San Diego. 



Sharon Floyd EdD - MODERATOR

Assistant Professor
School of Business and Professional Studies
Brandman University, Chapman University System

Dr. Sharon Floyd, is an accomplished and results-oriented Human Resources, Training and Organization Development professional with over 20 years of experience demonstrating effective collaboration with key stakeholders, executive HR management and HR business partners, on a variety of corporate initiatives; developing targeted solutions to achieve company-wide business objectives. She is a dynamic practitioner with a record of success in the area of employee engagement, and with specialty in the following competencies: employee engagement, leadership development, mentoring, project management, and program development. 

Sharon’s work experience spans a variety of industries including financial services, aerospace and defense, and higher education.  Over the course of her career she has led a number of cross-organizational teams to improve and transform organizational practices. Most recently she led a team in the standardization of onboarding practices for a large defense organization, significantly impacting an environment onboarding approximately 800 employees per year, reducing the organization’s carbon foot-print by $54,000 annually.

Dr. Floyd has a passion to see individuals fully engaged in the workplace.  She recently completed her doctoral work which focused on employee engagement practices that lead to retention in the workplace. The cross-generational study explored the engagement practices that millennial, generation X, and baby boomer information technology professionals perceive as important to retention in the workplace.  She holds an education doctorate in Organizational Leadership, and is an Assistant Professor, for the School of Business and Professional Studies with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University System. 


Bimala Tullock

Sr. Manager, Champion Enablement
At ServiceNow

Bimala Tullock was raised in Portland Oregon with hippy parents and a fear of all things “high-tech” but with a love of science, psychology, and patterns.  Full disclosure - she’s still trying to figure out Bluetooth!  

After venturing to Silicon Valley in the late 90’s (with a 4 year old in tow) she was dared to take the leap into “high-tech”.  Not one to back down from a dare she dove in, fully terrified, but determined.  Quickly she realized that technology wasn’t about complicated things. It’s about simplicity and translating what we do every day into something that could be tracked, measured and even automated so that people could concentrate on more complicated, meaningful tasks and (hopefully) help the world – family, friends, or beyond.  She was hooked!

Technology for technology sake hasn’t been her driving passion but rather technologies that provide overall improvement of our day-to-day lives, simplify the way we get stuff done, and solve problems. 

Bimala’s career focus has included: Creating a Global Champion Enablement & customer success programs to assist customers with solution adoption and expansion 
Translation of business requirements to implementation requirements of technical solution to solve business issues
Restoration and re-commissioning of historic properties 
And importantly… Partnering for a balanced life, home and family


Lelli van den Einde PhD

Teaching Professor
Department of Structural Engineering
UC San Diego

Lelli Van Den Einde is a Teaching Professor in the Department of Structural Engineering at UC San Diego. She teaches many undergraduate design and mechanics courses and incorporates education innovations such as flipping her classroom, Peer Instruction using iClickers, and Project-based learning. She prepares graduate students to become next generation faculty, providing them with guidance on good teaching and mentoring practices. Lelli also serves as the faculty advisor to student organizations such as the Society of Civil and Structural Engineers, and is the current Vice President of the local Earthquake Engineering Research Institute chapter where she is leading initiatives in school earthquake safety and developing an earthquake scenario that predicts how San Diego and Tijuana will fare after the next big earthquake.  Lelli is passionate about fostering a supportive enviornment for diverse students and training students to become ethical professional engineers.  Her research focuses on engagement strategies for large classrooms and developing K-16 curriculum in earthquake engineering and spatial visualization.---


Emilie Hersh

Principal/Founder Unbuttoned Innovation
Former CEO @ InterKnowlogy

Emilie Hersh’s 20+ years of accomplishments and experience span consulting, technology startups, and more extensive team leadership across a number of industry verticals. She has successfully led Sales, Marketing, IT, Finance, Project Management and Operational Excellence teams throughout her various roles, including that of CEO.  In her current role as Principal / Founder of Unbuttoned Innovation, she works with companies around the globe to help them maximize employee performance, strategy execution, technical innovation and cultural excellence in order to drive exceptional business outcomes.

Ms. Hersh earned an MBA from the University of San Diego, with emphases in Project Management and Supply Chain Systems. Additionally she was honored with the Mother Rosalie Clifton Hill Award in 2011 for her philanthropic work at USD and throughout the community. She continues her alliance with the University of San Diego’s School of Business by mentoring students, and speaking to graduate classes on a wider variety of topics.

Ms. Hersh remains committed to a number of organizations, both locally and nationally, that align with her passion of melding people, business, and technology. She was recently awarded the CLIMB (Center for Leadership and Mentorship Building) “Outstanding Business Leader Award” from the College of Business Administration at California State University, San Marcos. In addition to being a frequently requested speaker and lecturer on topics including technology, leadership and innovation, her affiliations include:

Microsoft – Voices for Innovation Advisory Task Force
Dean’s Advisory Board Member, Cal State University San Marcos (CSUSM), College of Business Administration
Co-Instructor for “In the Executive’s Chair” at CSUSM (fall 2013 – current) 
Board Member, Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF)

Chair, Fund Development Advisory Committee
Executive Board Member, Athena San Diego 
Co-Chair, Technology Special Interest Group

Youth soccer coach (recent past)
Girl Scout Troop Leader (recent past)

Ms. Hersh can be reached at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  619.889.4053 Twitter: @EmilieHersh


Leslie Fishlock

Founder & CEO Geek Girl

Disruptive sardonic rabble-rouser, CEO @GeekGirlCamp, Lover of Capitalism, Aussies, $AAPL, Halloween, military hardware & stainless steel kitchen appliances…

Leslie is best known as the Founder & CEO of Geek Girl, everyone’s favorite resource for empowering women in tech, supporting startups and making technology easy to understand and use for everyone from 8-88. Geek Girl accomplishes this through its highly touted, localized Geek Girl Tech Conferences around the country, workshops, seminars, consulting, Help Desks, and Geek Girl for Hire.

Leslie’s vision for education, evangelism, entrepreneurialism, and empowering women is apparent when you meet her. Leslie prides herself on being “the resource”, and will share everything she knows about entrepreneurialism, startups, growing your business and tech trends with anyone who asks. She is overly, nay, abundantly passionate about Geek Girl and spends every minute of the day trying to come up with new ideas for the female-powered organization to serve everyone; female and male.

Leslie has been involved in internet startups since the first DotCom bubble in 1997 in Boston and has been a champion for startups as well as women in tech since then. Prior to Geek Girl, Leslie was the Marketing Director for financial web startup StockTwits, and previous to that was at the helm of Genevate, a web applications company she and business partner and geeky boyfriend, Chris Corriveau started in 2002. (They are both still talking to each other.)

Leslie now calls San Diego her home, along with said geeky boyfriend and their three devoted but highly manipulative Australian Shepherds Nano, Duke and Pepper. When they aren’t working on their own startups, you can find them supporting, mentoring and investing in other startups around the country, taking long walks on San Diego beaches with their dogs, practicing their 2nd amendment rights and eating fish tacos.


Sally Allain

Director External Alliances-Immunology
at The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies 
of Johnson & Johnson

Sally Allain has over fifteen years of global Program Management experience in biotech and pharmaceutical research and development. Currently, Sally is a Director at Jansen R&D, a pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson, leading a team responsible for business operations and alliance management for Research Immunology’s external collaboration portfolio: focused on early drug discovery, technology platforms, and disease understanding, while partnering with J&J’s global Innovation Centers to drive strategic initiatives.

Following her B.S. & M.Sc. in Microbiology/Immunology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State Univ., she recognized she needed to ‘get off the bench’ and took a leap of faith on a bioinformatics position for a small start-up in San Diego. Following acquisition by J&J, Sally transitioned into Project Management. With a love for travel, and leaving J&J for a short time, Sally had a unique opportunity to work in the UK within a government funded life scientific institute, to drive unique early stage biotech programs.

Sally is working on her MBA within the 2016 Executive class at the Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley. She resides in Monterey, telecommuting for work spending her time between San Diego, San Francisco, Menlo Park, and Pennsylvania, when not spoiled with international business travel to connect with partners. She is married with two children (7 & 5 years), and loves spending free time traveling, running, & a good glass of red wine.

May 20th - DevOps

Over the last 20 years, the concept of DevOps has been around, but it is only in the last 18
months we are hearing the buzz phrase “DevOps” used more widely. DevOps is the concept of
development, test, and production teams tightly coupled sitting at the project table together
resulting in a smoother transition to support and maintain a product.

Join AITP on Wednesday, May 20th as Gervais Johnson explains the history of DevOps and
provides insights on tools companies are using. He will also be taking a deep dive into specific case
studies and the future of DevOps.

Gervais is the founder of Impavid Consulting Inc, an IT delivery consulting
firm focused on Digital Enterprise Strategy and Transformation, Agile
+ DevOps Transformation and Adoption, and Large Complex Program
Execution. Gervais’ 16 year tenure at IBM included developing IBM’s
thought leadership and solutions in IBM DevOps solution and practice,
IBM Agile practice, Software Development methods and practices, Service
Oriented Architecture practices, Portfolio and Program Management,
Big Data solutions, Mobile Application Architecture, and IBM Insurance
Application Architecture.

NOTE: Gervais has shared his presentation. You can find it at

May 20, 2015 - 5:30-8:00pm

11915 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92106


5:30-6:00 - Networking
6:00-6:30 - Dinner
6:30-7:30 - Panel Discussion


Members: $35
Students: $15
At The Door: $55

March 24 - Career Panel

2015 Career Fair and Panel

Are you thinking about going into the IT industry? Are you looking to expand your current skill set? With the IT Industry constantly growing and changing specialized skills are always in demand.  How do you know what employers are looking for? Come find out what it takes at AITP’s March event.

The AITP SD Chapter will be hosting a career and panel discussion with industry experts on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with senior level IT industry members and recruiters from a variety of companies in San Diego.  AMN Healthcare, Lytx, Intuit, Robert Half Technology, Tevora, Mitek,Prometheus, Teradata, and more will be joining us.

March 24, 2015 - 4:30pm – 8:00pm

AMN Healthcare
12400 High Bluff Drive
San Diego, CA 92130

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April 22nd – Annual CIO Roundtable Discussion

Annual CIO Roundtable Discussion

A distinguished panel of San Diego CIOs will be joining AITP for the evening to discuss what is trending in today's competitive IT landscape. Both technology and business professionals will find value in this open discussion on the challenges of selecting and implementing technology strategically for better business results.

Steve Romeo will lead the panelists through an exploration of how IT strategy and demands have changed with current technologies, as well as how business needs are expected to change in the future.

The Panel

Moderator: Steve Romeo

  • Tim Bochard - Vice President Information Technology at Glacier Water Services, Inc
  • Arthur Hubbs – CIO at Charles Rivers Laboratories
  • Debra Jensen is the CIO for Charlotte Russe
  • Bob Millington – Senior Vice President of Information Technology at CUSO Financial Services
  • Drew Martin – Previous CIO for Sony and Lytx; Currently Co-Founder Startup and Entrepreneur 

Win a Trip to Top Tech Exec!

AITP is holding a raffle for two tickets to this year's Top Tech Exec event. For those of you who haven't attended, the Top Tech Exec Awards is the preeminent IT awards event in San Diego, celebrating those who have distinguished themselves in the industry. Just as in years past, it will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, on May 14. These tickets are a $50 value.

For AITP members who don't happen to win, we will be distributing a promo code for a 10% discount. Watch your mail!

April 22, 2015 - 5:30-8:00pm

11915 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92106

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