April 9, 2015
Innovations in Technology: Creating Opportunities for Businesses
Mo Davoudian, CEO/Creative Director - Brain Zoo Studios
The Emmy Award winning CG animation studio based in Los Angeles, is specialized in stylized and photo realistic character animation, and cinematics. As a visual storytellers, their passion is developing unique, emotional characters for the family entertainment, and the toy and video game industries. Since 1995, Brain Zoo Studios has consistently raised the bar in CG animation for feature films, commercials, interactive media, and other platforms by streamlining processes and tools that deliver quicker outcomes without compromising quality.
Sophie Lee, Chair, IS Department - College of Business Administration, CSULB
Dr. Lee received her Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995 and joined the CBA family in 1998. Her research interests are in the complementary fit and business value of technology and organizations, database development, and data error tracking and recovery. She was an Oracle database consultant at Warner Home Video, Warner Bros. from 2000 to 2004. She is currently the Department Chair and ISSA Faculty Advisor.
John Nardella, Business Development Executive, DLM Division - Red Gate
Redgate is an independent software vendor known for its expertise in SQL Server, Oracle and Cloud solutions. Headquartered in the UK, the company offers reliable technology that allows IT to keep up with business demands. With extensive expertise in finance and cost accounting and a keen understanding Software Development Lifecycle methodologies, Mr. Nardella offers sales engineering and sales execution for mid to enterprise level customers.
Dylan Watkins, Founder - OCVR
The Virtual Reality Meetup group called OCVR was launched in March of 2014. The focus is to bring together like minded developers with a passion for developing a VR/AR experience. The company provides the ability to make a VR/AR experience by hosting several VR/AR hackathons, demo nights along with educational classes. Together with their members they build virtual/augmented reality experiences and demo them at public events.