Kevin Baldwin

Kevin Baldwin is the UCLA Health Sciences Informatics Portfolio Manager. In this role, Kevin helps lead UCLA Health’s clinical informatics programs and is engaged in all aspects of understanding and promoting effective organization, analysis, management, and use of clinical information in electronic health records (EHRs). Kevin also serves as Immediate Past President of UCLA Staff Assembly and as an Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Systems Engineering at Loyola Marymount University.

Yael Berkovich

Yael Berkovich joined UCLA Health’s Office of Health Informatics & Analytics “OHIA”, in 2013. She currently champions accessibility, transparency and trust in data as the Data Governance Manager within the Enterprise Information Architecture team. Her background includes analytics, business intelligence, data modeling, data delivery and data warehousing across various industries ranging from healthcare, entertainment and software consulting. She holds an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Washington University in St. Louis, is currently pursuing her Masters in Pharmacogenomics, and is excited to see how the insights generated by big data, AI and genomics will be leveraged in precision medicine. Yael is also passionate about celebrating diversity in healthcare IT as a member of the Women in Tech Health-UCLA governing board (WITH-U) and co-chair of the UC Women in Tech system-wide community.

Matthew Craffey

Matthew Craffey is the Director of Prospect Management and Development Analytics for UCLA External Affairs. He has worked in the prospect management and analytics field since 2006 and has been a featured speaker at several prospect development conferences over the years. Matthew is also the Chairman of Log Cabin Republicans of California, an LGBTQ Republican organization. In his spare time. Matthew writes political opinion-editorial pieces for various publications, writes and records music, and is active with his local car clubs. He ran for the 50th Assembly District seat in the California State Assembly in 2016.

Bill Hackenberg

Bill Hackenberg started as a programmer and later moved into project management, software development management, and organization change management (OCM). Now a Project Manager in UCLA Library IT, his approach to OCM is very participatory with respect for organizational dynamics. Resistance is expected, and is addressed with joint process design, training and coaching, readiness and adoption metrics, acceleration techniques and reward systems. Each individual moves through a change at their own pace. Bill is a proponent of the ADKAR model as it begins with Awareness for the change that leads to Desire if the change consultant approaches it respectfully and is always seeking involvement in order to demonstrate what’s in it for them. Then, Knowledge is imparted that leads to Ability to adopt the change. Knowledge and Ability for individuals are much easier once they Desire the change. This point can not be overstated. Lastly, Reinforcement is necessary to sustain the change.

Dr. Gigi Johnson

At the Center for Music Innovation at UCLA Alpert, Dr. Gigi Johnson explores how tech-driven innovations are transforming music communities and systems, including future creative jobs and systems within/between cities. With the podcast “Innovating Music,” she showcases diverse innovators changing music. She also runs both the Maremel Institute and the nonprofit Rethink Next — with both, she creates educational programs, teaches, and speaks internationally on future impacts of digital disruption.

Kevin Kimberlin

Kevin Kimberlin, Chairman of Spencer Trask & Co., discovers and supports big ideas. Pursuing this approach, he co-founded or first funded several companies that have changed the healthcare landscape and revolutionized global communications.

Kevin co-founded Ciena Corporation, the world leader in high-capacity optical communications systems. He and his co-founders (the company started by Gordon Gould, inventor of the laser, and his protégé, Dr. David Huber), filed the corporate charter and issued the founders shares for Ciena on November 12, 1993, just five months after the public release of the World Wide Web.

Their venture patented the dual-stage, all-optical amplifier and commercialized the first Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) system. It is the technology that powered the internet explosion of the 1990s. Today, it is the common basis of virtually all high-capacity networks around the world – metro, regional, national, intercontinental and transoceanic systems alike – and serves as a foundation of the internet.

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Mike Lee

Mike Lee is the Associate Director at UCLA Social Sciences Center for Education Research and Technology; he leads a unit responsible for delivering IT services to departments and centers in the Social Sciences Division. In addition to his focus on project management, Mike supervises teams that cover the service desk, systems administration, web development, instructional computing labs, and departmental computing.

Mark Lucas

Currently serving as CAO for the Departments of Neurobiology and of Computational Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Mark has been with the University for over 25 years in a variety of administrative and management capacities, including stints in the Department of Medicine Finance Office, as MSO of General Internal Medicine, and as Business Director for the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. He has a background in business from both USC and UCLA Anderson. Mark is currently serving as Chair of the UCLA Administrative Management Group.

Michael A. Pfeffer, MD, FACP

Michael Pfeffer, MD, FACP serves as the assistant vice chancellor and chief information officer for UCLA Health Sciences, which is comprised of the UCLA Hospital System, the UCLA Faculty Practice Group, and the David Geffen School of Medicine. The UCLA Health Information Technology (IT) organization supports UCLA Health’s mission of delivering leading-edge patient care, research, and education.

Michael is responsible for the development and operations of the information and telecommunication systems, including CareConnect, UCLA Health’s enterprise-wide electronic health record (EHR), the health IT strategic plan, and the implementation of transformative and innovative technologies while focusing on value. UCLA Health’s unprecedented initial EHR “Big Bang” go-live in March 2013 was the largest of its time. Michael served as the lead physician for this project encompassing over 26,000 users, subsequently becoming the first Chief Medical Informatics Officer for UCLA Health before transitioning into the Chief Information Officer position.

The UCLA Health IT organization is comprised of passionate, dedicated informaticists and technologists who strive to provide a best-in-class patient and user experience coupled with a strong customer service focus. Under Michael’s leadership, UCLA Health IT has achieved numerous industry awards including the HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 inpatient and ambulatory certifications, the Most Wired designation for six-consecutive years, US News & World Report’s Most Connected Hospitals, the Top Masters in Healthcare Administration 30 Most Technologically Advanced Hospitals in the World, and the prestigious HIMSS Davies Award.

Michael has lectured worldwide on health information technology and regularly lectures at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Michael is a member of the national HIMSS Physician Committee, serves as a HIMSS Stage 7 international site surveyor, and has published numerous articles on Health IT.

Michael graduated from Brown University with a degree in chemical engineering. He received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical School and completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at UCLA. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics.

Rose Rocchio

Rose Rocchio is the Director of the Mobile and Web Strategy Department within UCLA’s Office of Information Technology (OIT). She has expanded her portfolio beyond the IT realm into the research arena over the last several years. Rose has played an increasingly significant role as a named Investigator on federal grants (NSF, NIH and VA) in collaboration with researchers from the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSEIS), The Medical Imaging and Informatics Department and with the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System.

Annelie Rugg

As Director and Humanities CIO at UCLA’s Humanities Technology (HumTech), Annelie Rugg leads a team of technology experts, and designs and deploys technical platforms and services tailored to the needs of humanities teaching, learning and research. She frequently presents at higher education technology conferences and events on building tech capacity and community, managing high-performance teams, diversity in IT, and on a wide variety of tech tools and methods for instruction, communication and efficiency.

Rey Soto

Kent Wada

Kent Wada is chief privacy officer and director, strategic policy for IT for UCLA. Kent addresses a broad spectrum of issues around data opportunity and risk, working to safeguard the campus and its community, support academic freedom and strengthen operational effectiveness, and drive transparency and ethical behavior. Kent’s personal interest continues to be in the application of emergent technologies to people’s lives in a manner respectful of civil liberties in the digital realm, enabling individuals to participate fully as digital citizens.

Jim Williamson

With over 25 years of educational and technology experience, Jim Williamson’s prior roles include Director of eLearning (CSULA), Manager of the UCLA Film and Television’s Archive Research and Study Center, System Engineer (Boeing Satellite), and Manager of the Teaching Enhancement Center (UCLA). His professional experience includes teaching college English composition and literature both in-person and online, digital archiving, copyright, faculty development, educational software, data analytics, database and web design, and e-learning research.