San Gabriel Valley (SVG)

Technology CEO Group

1st Friday of the month from | 8:15 am – 12:15 pm | Monrovia, CA

Upcoming Meeting

Friday, September 2, 2022

Discussion Topic:

Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation – What’s Key Now?

During this month’s Round Table, we’ll discuss the growth of cybersecurity threats to our size businesses and how these risks can best be mitigated.

Cyber threats are definitely continuing to grow for all size businesses, especially threats from national actors. As we all know, these kinds of threats can be extremely costly in terms of time lost and money expended. How to best mitigate them? There are some proven ways, but they take dedicated efforts.

After brief presentations of the cybersecurity risk mitigation recommendations of two highly qualified ABL Members, Jason Makevich, CEO of Greenlight Information Services & Oli Thordarson, CEO of Alvaka Networks, we’ll have a discussion among the Round Table’s Participants as to:

  • What are your comments on the ways to mitigate cybersecurity risks which we’ve just presented?
  • What are you currently doing along these lines in your organization?
  • What do you plan to do in the future?

As always, we’ll look to hear and discuss, “What’s Keeping You Up Nights?” and we’ll also serve as Strategic Advisory Board Members to our Featured Member:

John Tanner is President and CEO of Tanner Research, Inc., which is among only a handful of companies to be named to the “LA Fast 50” five years in a row. After spinning off its Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software division to Mentor Graphics, in 2015, Tanner Research still performs advanced electronic R&D under government DoD contracts.

In 2009, after suffering an unexpected, sudden cardiac arrest, John survived, recovered, and began learning about the causes, prevention, and reversal of this nation’s leading killer. Since then, he has incorporated what he learned into a non‐profit organization he founded – NuSci, The Nutrition Science Foundation – which through vetted information, lectures, and recipes, promotes the prevention of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer, and more, through proper nutrition. John has also started a healthy food delivery business under the name Little Green Forks.

Recently, John founded Tanner Care Health and Wellness Center, which delivers extensive lifestyle-change programs to patients wishing to reverse or prevent heart disease, diabetes, ther diseases, or permanently lose weight.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Sept 2…Oct 7…Nov 4…Dec 2

Our San Gabriel Valley Technology Round Table meets on the 1st  Friday of the month (with the exception of some holidays ) – via Zoom and sometimes with an In-Person option. (*June 30 meeting date due to 4th of July holiday)

Past Discussion Topics Include

  • Effective Remote Team Members - What Works?
  • Hiring & Retaining Key Talent - What Works?
  • Gaining Competitive Advantage With Analytics, How?
  • Key Issues Shaping Your 2020 Strategy
  • Developing Your Key Marketing Person: Why? How?
  • Ensuring Effective Cypersecurity - What's Working?
  • Where Would I Invest An Extra $10M? Why There?
  • Capturing Value with Your Digital Strategy
  • Re-Thinking Your Digital Strategy
  • Key Issues Shaping Your 2019 Strategy
  • Customer Experience Management: Why? & How?
  • Agile Teams - When, Where & Why?
  • Blockchain - Applications Emerging – for Whom, What, Why & When
  • The People Side – A Key To Change Management
  • Becoming A Learning Organization:  Why - What - How?
  • Making Culture A Key Competitive Asset – How?
Networking & Commnication