The "Cyber Security" symposium aims to introduce students to this trending and growing sector. Opportunity to hear from the industry leaders on market trends and needs, innovative technologies, entrepreneurship, sustainability of businesses, workforce needs and more. If you are a technology or business savvy student who wants to explore a career in this exciting industry come and join us to get connected with industry leaders and alumni. All majors are welcome!
iTrends (Innovation Trends) will expose students to innovative industries and its leaders so that students are informed with career opportunities.
Discussions will be around technology innovation, conversion of the industry, employment needs, sustainability of business, and more.
Whether you're an engineer, savvy with statistics & business, or a self motivated entrepreneur, this symposium will revolutionize your perspective.
Ryan is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He received a PhD in Computer Science at UCLA, a masters degree (MS) in engineering and bachelor degrees (BS) in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, all from Northwestern University. He is the co-director of the Wireless Embedded Systems Master of Advanced Studies Program. He also co-directs the Engineers for Exploration Program. His current research interests reside in three areas: hardware acceleration, hardware security, and remote sensing.Read Full Bio »
Dr. Stephen D. Russell serves the SPAWAR Enterprise in several roles. He is the Director of Science and Technology; Chief Technology Officer (CTO); National Competency Lead for Science and Technology, and Research and Applied Sciences; and is Head of the Science and Technology Department at the SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) in San Diego, California.Read Full Bio »
Paul Martini is passionate about solving complex problems. With a successful background in computer and software engineering that commenced when he was published at the age of 19 in multiple journals including The International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science and The Journal of Analytical Biochemistry, Martini embarked on a professional journey leading and architecting solutions for organizations and clients such as Copper Mountain Networks, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and Hewlett Packard (HP).Read Full Bio »
As Vice President of Operations for ESET North America, Chad Nelley has been involved in the Securing our eCity effort since its inception, working diligently behind the scenes with ESET’s Learning and Development group, other ESET executives and staff in an effort to develop the foundational curriculum upon which the current outreach program is built.Read Full Bio »
Jeff Nichols is the Director of Information Security and Information Management for the Sempra Energy utilities. Mr. Nichols’ organization provides key IT services for the utilities’ 12,000 employees, including enterprise architecture, cybersecurity, compliance management, data management & predictive analytics.Read Full Bio »
More than 100 core cyber firms employ at least 3,500 private sector employees
Department of Defense's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) employs 3,095 cyber professionals
$1.5 billion in total economic impact from the industry, which is more than the impact of hosting three Super Bowls every year
Impacts more than 13,000 of San Diego's jobs