BIZCON SoCal Speakers


 

SPEAKERS LIST

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS


ERIC GARCETTI
Mayor of Los Angeles

 

SPONSOR REMARKS


MICHAEL ORMONDE
Region Bank President, Wells Fargo

EMCEE


LOLITA LOPEZ
Investigative Reporter, NBC4

 

 

 

GENERAL SESSION

The Heart of Business, The Power of Storytelling: Engaging Communities, Driving Social Change

SCOTT BUDNICK
Producer of "The Hangover" &
Founder, ARC and Good Films

 

 

The Heart of Business, The Power of Sports: Brand, Fans, Communities, Connections

MODERATOR:
JONATHAN LOWE

SVP Business Development & Brand Strategy, LA Kings/AEG Sports

 

LINDSAY AMSTUTZ
SVP, General Manager, Fox Sports West

THOMAS BRAUN
VP, Business Operations, LA Galaxy

 

ERIK BRAVERMAN
SVP, Marketing, Communications and Broadcasting, Los Angeles Dodgers

CHRISTINA KHOSRAVI
Director, Business Analytics & Strategy, Los Angeles Lakers

 

JENNIFER POPE
VP, Community Relations, LA Kings

The Heart of Business, The Power of Family & Food: Quality, Service, Growth and Living the American Dream

MODERATOR:
VERONICA VILLAFAÑE

Journalist

 

BETTY PORTO
Owner, Porto's Bakery & Cafe

Without A Heart, It's Just a Machine

GARY KELLY
CEO, Southwest Airlines

 

STEVE LEHMAN
Former CEO, Nasdaq & NYSE Companies; Chairman, Business Rockstars

 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

DX: When Digital Transformation Becomes a Must

MODERATOR:
SKY KELLEY

Founder & CEO, Avisare

 

QIANA PATTERSON
Senior Director, Public Partnerships, Hop Skip Drive

CASSIE FOWLER
Vice President, Strategy & Social Impact, Pledgeling

 

ALLEN NARCISSE
General Manager, Lyft

JOHN CHOI
Southern California Policy Manager, Airbnb

 

REBECCA HAHN
Bird

Bootstrap Your Business with Tech Tools

MODERATOR:
JEFF BOODIE

Co-Founder and President, JobSnap

 

SEAN BEAR
Sales Consultant, Trinet

RONETTE KITE
Startup CFO Consultant, Countsy

 

GINA PAK
COO and Co-Founder, Lawgood

ANDY ROSILLO
Co-Founder & CEO, Indie Desk

 

 

Access to Capital - Let's Demystify Alternative Funding

MODERATOR:
ADAM CHAPNICK

Principal, Indiegogo; ICOInvestor.tv TV Host

 

DANIEL FERNANDEZ
Director, Microbusiness Lending, Opportunity Fund

DEMARCUS WILLIAMS
Director, Early Stage Practice, Silicon Valley Bank

 

TRACY GRAY
Founder and Managing Partner, The 22 Fund

JULIE PANTISKAS
Pasadena Angels

 

 

Scaling The Wall Using The Entrepreneur Market

JOSH WENNER
President of Membership Services, Business Rockstars/CoFoundersLab

 

 

Procurement - Transportation Agencies

MODERATOR:
RENE COTA

President, CMG Alliance

 

JERRY JACOBSEN
Principal of Diversity & Economic Opportunity, Metro

GREG TATAR
Director for Contracts, Procurement & Materials Management, Metrolink

 

CHARLENE WATERS
Business Enterprise Program
Administrator, Los Angeles World Airports

Procurement - Public Agencies

MODERATOR:
MICHAEL OWH

Chief Procurement Officer,
City of Los Angeles

 

ERIN HENNING
Assistant General Manager &
Director of Supply Chain Services, Los
Angeles Department of Water & Power

LYDIA MCGEE
Business Outreach Program, Metropolitan Water District

 

LYNDA MCGLINCHEY
Senior Management Analyst,
City of Los Angeles

Let's Get Digital - The Evolving Landscape of Email, SEO and Marketing

MODERATOR:
JACLYN MULLEN

CEO/Buzz Builder, Jaclyn Mullen Media

 

ROBERTO MARTINEZ
Founder & CEO, Braven Agency; Google

AJ SHULL
Team Lead - Los Angeles, RevLocal

 

BILL HERMAN
Director, Digital Sales, Spectrum Reach

The Greatest Storyteller: Using Social Media to Tell Your Story

LINDSAY MAUCH
Founder/Digital Marketing Director, LTM Digital

 

JACLYN MULLEN
CEO/Buzz Builder, Jaclyn Mullen Media

TARYN ROTHSTEIN
Lifestyle Blogger/City Influencer,
Pasadena Charm

 

 

Dollars & Sense: Access a New Talent Pool & Increase Your Bottom Line

MODERATOR:
LISA SMALL

Senior Manager, Smart Justice, L.A. Area Chamber

 

KAAJAL LAUNGANI
Senior Operations Manager,
Uber - West Region

FATHER GREG BOYLE
Founder, Homeboy Industries

 

ROBERT GILL
Director of People Operations, Checkr

SCOTT BUDNICK
Producer of "The Hangover" &
Founder, ARC and Good Films

 

 

Access to Capital - Big Banks

MODERATOR:
SEAN SNIDER

Director, SBDC, University of La Verne

 

GLADYS PRECIADO
Senior Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo

ROLLAND MATTOON
Area Manager, Business Banking,
JPMorgan Chase

 

ANTONIO PIZANO
VP, Los Angeles Director CDFI Lending, Small Business Finance Fund

Speed Networking

DAVE LINDEN
Voice Over Artist & Networking Export, Dave Linden Productions

 

 

 

CONSULTANTS CORNER

Professional & Organizational Development

PAUL BUTLER
Client Partner, Newleaf Training and Development

 

SIMON TAYLOR
Senior Manager/Leadership, Talent &
Organization Development, Amgen

GERMAINE CRESMER
Owner, Cresmer HR Consulting

 

Finance/Accounting

BETTY LIU
Senior Manager, Tax, CBIZ MHM, LLC

 

NICK PYZOW
Director, Business Development, CBIZ MHM, LLC

JING SHEN
Senior Manager, Tax, CBIZ MHM, LLC

 

IT/Cyber Security

ERIC COUGHENOUR
Chief Information Officer &
Chief Executive Officer, EZWorknet

 

DEAN EDOUARDE
Group Vice President, UGM; Microsoft

Marketing

SHANNON HORTON
Owner, Digital Faces

 

ALEX PEREZ
President, LX-Marketing

Legal

GINA PAK
COO and Co-Founder, Lawgood

 

ELIZABETH YANG
Attorney at Law, Law and Mediation Office of Elizabeth Yang

 

 

 

 

 

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Wells Fargo
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JPMorgan Chase
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