The Dean's Leadership Council is an advisory board that helps advance the Bren School of ICS' research, teaching and public service goals by strengthening the school's ties to industry and the community. Council members provide invaluable input to the dean of the school from their industry and community perspective on industry trends, the ICS curriculum, and so forth.
The mission of the Dean's Leadership Council is to:
- Serve as an advisory group to the dean of the Bren School of ICS;
- Serve as advocates for the Bren School of ICS and promote the interests of the school in the community;
- Assist in recruiting additional members to the council who fit the profile for membership and identify other support groups who can contribute to the advancement of the school; and
- Assist in fund-raising campaigns to help increase the financial resources of the school.
The council meets three times per academic year.
If you are interested in getting involved in the Leadership Council, please contact Colleen O'Higgins at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (949) 824-4588.
CURRENT COUNCIL MEMBERS
Kevin Daly Ph.D.
Chair, Leadership Council
Chief Executive Officer, MAXxess
Kevin Daly is an accomplished technology industry veteran with over 30 years of experience guiding innovative start-up organizations toward market leadership. He has a wealth of data storage expertise having played a pivotal role in the success of some of the industry’s most recognized companies.
Paul Butterworth '74, M.S. '81
Chief Technical Officer, AccessG2 Inc.
AccessG2 offers cloud based services enabling enterprises to cost effectively manage and distribute a wide range of mission critical operational information in real time to their mobile work force.
David Cheng '91David Cheng was the CEO at Accenx Technologies, a healthcare IT SaaS company he founded and ultimately sold to IBM. David is currently retained by IBM to assist with IBM's Smarter Healthcare initiatives. David is also a supporter for entrepreneurship in Southern California.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nexvisionix, Inc.
Rick Dutta is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in high tech industry. He is currently the CEO and Chairman of Nexvisionix, a software holding company.
Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Emulex
Dave Goff joined Emulex in January 2007 and serves as vice president and chief information officer. Dave is responsible for worldwide IT and product development computing, infrastructure, and acquisition integration. Emulex is the leader in converged networking solutions for the data center. Dave has over 30 years of experience working for high tech companies such as Silicon Systems, Texas Instruments, Applied Micro Circuits, and Emulex.
Jon Hahn '82
Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology, Semtech
Jon Hahn led many organizations through global IT transformation where innovative and leading edge solutions were leveraged to enable company's growth and help them achieve strategic business goals. He also played a key role in multiple mergers and acquisitions and subsequent business integration activities.
He holds a B.S. in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Chief Executive Officer, Netreo
A 20-year high-tech industry veteran, Kevin Kinsey co-founded Netreo in 2000 and rapidly established the company’s leadership position in the field of service-level management solutions. Kevin spearheads the operation from its base in Irvine, Calif., and is responsible for strategic direction, company vision, as well as day-to-day operations. He served previously as president at Virtual Networks, Inc. and was instrumental in the rollout of the successful acquisition by IKON Technology Services.
Retired. Chairman of the Board, Printronix
Bob Kleist is founder and Chairman of the Board of Printronix, Inc., having recently stepped down as President and CEO of the company after more than 35 years at the helm. Printronix is a California Corporation formed in 1974. An initial public offering of the Company’s common stock was completed in 1979 and the stock was traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol “PTNX” for many years. In the early years of its history, Printronix ranked among the top 100 public growth companies in the United States. Printronix became a private corporation in January 2008, through a purchase by Vector Capital.
CEO North America, Experian
Victor Nichols became Chief Executive Officer, North America in January 2010. Prior to this appointment, Victor was Chief Executive Officer, UK and EMEA, and leader of Experian’s Marketing Services practice globally. He joined Experian in early 2007 with 27 years of experience in the fields of finance and technology. more »
Executive Vice President of Strategy, Sage
As Executive Vice President of Strategy for Sage, Himanshu Palsule is responsible for directing strategy across the full range of Sage products for the North American market. In prior roles at Sage, Mr. Palsule has been the general manager of Sage North America’s specialized solutions business and its ERP and CRM products.
Mr. Palsule has more than 20 years of experience in the accounting and financial industry and has been a regular speaker at several industry events. He holds a degree in computer science from India and a degree in software engineering from Minnesota.
Daryl G. Pelc
Vice President Engineering & Technology
Phantom Works Boeing Defense, Space & Security
Daryl Pelc is the Vice President of Engineering & Technology for Phantom Works, a business segment of Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS). In this position, Daryl is responsible for leading the engineering execution of advanced technology development programs and for the strategic alignment and execution of technology investments across BDS. Daryl has held this position since August 2007. more »
Dinesh Ramanathan M.S. ’95, Ph.D. ’00
Executive Vice President, Data Communications Division, Cypress Semiconductor
Dinesh Ramanathan, Ph.D., is executive vice president of the Data Communications Division at Cypress Semiconductor Corp.. He manages four product lines at Cypress with teams in the U.S. and India, – USB, PowerPSoC®, Optical Navigation Systems (ONS) and communication products. more »
Robert Romney M.S. '83Bob Romney is the founder of Irvine-based Zenographics, Inc. which developed and licensed high-performance imaging software. Zenographics was acquired by Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (MRVL) in December 2006.
Larry Rowe '70, Ph.D. '76
Larry Rowe is President of FX Palo Alto Laboratory (FXPAL). FXPAL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fuji Xerox, Ltd. The mission of FXPAL is to produce outstanding research and transfer technology to new products. Under Dr. Rowe's leadership, FXPAL continues research on distributed collaboration, mixed and immersive realities, usable smart environments, ubiquitous documents, and interactive media.
Vice President & Chief Technologist, HP Technology Consulting, Hewlett-Packard Company
Ali Shadman is Vice President and Chief Technologist for the HP Technology Consulting organization where he is responsible for driving and managing the organization’s global portfolio, advanced solutions, capture, protection of IP and global knowledge management.
Chairman and CEO, MIND Research Institute
MIND Research Institute designed markets and supports neuroscience based math instructional software for use in schools grades K-12. 340,000 students in 1050 U.S. schools use the games. These students achieve uniformly elevated math test scores.
Ted Smith founded FileNet Corporation in 1982 and led the company as Chairman and CEO until 1998 afterwhich he continued as a director. FileNet was acquired by IBM in 2006.
Nancy Kim Yun '82
Director, Integrated Shipboard Systems, Boeing
Nancy Kim Yunis currently the Director of Integrated Shipboard Systems where she is responsible for Navigation Programs, Payloads and Sensors, and Naval C4I pursuits for U.S. and abroad. Before joining Boeing, Nancy spent several years as a strategy consultant for the Fortune 200 companies. Nancy started out her career in software engineering and managed USAF's strategic programs.
Nancy received her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science and Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology from University of California, Irvine (Cum Laude) and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.