Diane Stephens – PresidentCorporate Account Manager III- Hawaiian Telcom – As a Corporate Account Manager for Hawaiian Telcom, Diane Stephens works with the company’s large business customers throughout the State of Hawaii. She began her career in the telecommunications business over 30 years ago and has won numerous performance awards. When she’s not taking care of her clients, she spends her time volunteering as a Hawaiian Telcom Brand Champion to promote employee engagement, Living Lokahi group who provides health and wellness, Good Government Club and bowling in the Hawaiian Telephone weekly bowling league. She enjoys trying out new restaurants, going to the movies, concerts and attending her grandchildren’s sports events. You can always count on Diane to be there for you regardless of if it’s for business or for fun!
Rosa White – Vice President
Cody Down – Treasurer
David Rolla – Secretary
David serves as the Director of Information Assurance Architecture at Hawaiian Electric Company in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is responsible for oversight of security architecture for enterprise IT systems, Industrial Control Systems, and Smart Grid initiatives across five of the Hawaiian Islands. Prior to the director role, David served as a systems engineer for a global automotive manufacturer, where he led efforts to modernize factory floor automation, SCADA systems, and Human Machine Interfaces. David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a MBA from Robert Morris University.
Dale Aiello – Program Director
Senior Account Executive – Gartner Inc. Dale Aiello has resided in Hawaii since 1975. He started the Gartner practice in 1993 and has grown the business from 0 to over $13M in revenues in 2013. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada in 1970.
Andrew Lanning – Marketing Director
Co-founder – Integrated Security Technologies (IST), a Honolulu based low-voltage electrical contracting firm specializing in physical security system design, implementation, and maintenance. He began his computer and electronics career in 1982 studying COBOL, FORTRAN, and ASSEMBLER programming languages. From 1985-1990, he maintained and operated shipboard weapons systems for the United States Navy, earning a combat-action ribbon in the Persian Gulf aboard the USS Joseph Strauss in 1998.
He majored in Psychology and Anthropology at the University of Hawaii, and published his communications master’s thesis Tsunami Warning Sirens: Perceptions of Oahu Publics — at Hawaii Pacific University in 2011. Andrew is a multiple Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow recipient and a member of the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce speaker’s bureau for security matters. He also co-hosts “HibachiTalk,” a weekly technology talk show on ThinkTech Hawaii.
Les Daijo – Events Coordinator
Shirley Cheung – Membership Director
Arthur Garbiso – Board Chairman
Director of IT Operations – Hawaii Health Information Exchange (Hawaii HIE) Arthur Garbiso has over 18 years of experience in information technology as an educator, project and program manager, technical lead, administrator and executive leader. His primary focus has been working with partners and clients throughout the State of Hawaii, United States Affiliated Pacific Islands and Asia Pacific regions. Art has been recognized as one of the top 50 high-tech leaders in Hawai’i. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development from the University of California San Diego and a graduate certificate in Telecommunications and Information Resource Management from the University of Hawai’i and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Jim Muller - Advisor
Regional Field Leader (NMCI) – DXC Technologies, Owner – Kainalu Designs - Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with a Double Masters in Information Technology and Business Administration along with multiple certifications offering 18+ years’ experience implementing large Enterprise IT service delivery requirements, leadership and project management for prominent corporations and multiple Navy & Marine Corps locations across the country.
Eran Agmon – Advisor
President & CEO – ComTest Technologies
Matthew Darnell - Advisor
President & CTO – ComTel Hawaii In 1992, Matthew Darnell co-founded ComTel, which has grown from a home-based business to one with over 20 employees and an office in downtown Honolulu. He holds Microsoft as well as numerous voice manufacturer certifications, including Nortel Networks and NEC. A strong believer of community service, he frequently donates his time to local events and manages a student internship program at ComTel. Matt has received many business awards, including Pacific Business News’ ‘Top Forty under 40’ business people in Hawaii.
Jeff Bloom – Advisor
Consultant – Waimanalo Blooms Passionate social entrepreneur Jeff Bloom was the chief architect behind the development and success of CTA Solutions, a Hawaii technology, education, and staffing company founded in 1986. After selling CTA in 2006, Jeff has been providing Business Development & Management Consulting services focusing on Federal, State, and Local government opportunities in the Pacific Rim and beyond. Past projects include managing a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education grant awarded to the State of Hawaii by The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, The Gates Foundation and The Intel Corporation. His current clients include AvePoint Public Sector www.avepointpublicsector.com Innovative-e www.innovative-e.com and Applied Computer Training & Technology, (ACTT) www.actthawaii.com.
David Lau – Advisor
David Lau has been in the information technology industry since 1984. He has worked for the University of Hawaii, Software Plus, Software House International, TD Food Service, Inc, and TW telecom prior to Level 3 Communications. David has worked on wide area network deployment through out the United States as well as to Guam and Saipan.
At Level 3 Communications, David assists account executives with pre- and post-sale technical questions, and designs network solutions for customers. He also works closely with Level 3 Communications Operations department on new customer network designs to ensure designs can be implemented.