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7th Annual Holiday Social SoCal AFCOM Meeting

Future-proof your IT and Data Center Career

This will be the 7th Annual Holiday Social with Educational and Entertainment components.

Future-proof your IT and Data Center Career. Panel experts will discuss Information Technology Career Trends.

Enjoy the venue that will allow you to experience the thrill of aerial maneuvers at 600 knots and air-to-air combat in an authentic military flight simulator. Feel what it’s like to take the controls of a commercial airliner in our Boeing 737 flight simulator. Guests who are not flying can relax in our Officers Club and watch all the aerial action on large LCD screens. Best thing is no experience required. Plus, enjoy the holidays with 50’s and 60’s old Christmas music from the world famous Swing Kittens.

Limited sponsorship packages available. CLICK HERE to select your sponsorship package!

Make new connections that advance your professional network and flight skills.
Educate yourself with relevant topics.
Prepare yourself for the future of your career.

Future-proof your IT and Data Center Career Panel

Helen Norris Vice President, CIO - Chapman University

Helen Norris is the VP for Information Technology and the CIO at Chapman University. Helen is responsible for IT strategy and operations at Chapman and oversees the University Library.   Prior to joining Chapman, she served as the Associate CIO at California State University, Sacramento and as an IT Director at the University of California, Berkeley.  She has almost 30 years’ experience working in IT. Helen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, and a Master's degree in Computer Resource Management and Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis. She currently serves as a board member of the Southern California Society of Information Management ( and a trustee of the National Endowment for Financial Education (

Michele Tassinari  Partner/CRO - Synergy Solutions

Michele Tassinari is an award winning technology recruiter who co founded  Synergy Solutions 15 years ago with a vision of delivering leading edge talent as a strategist and partner. She’s worked with companies on 4 continents from help desk to data scientist, to CIO.  Michele grew up working in bleeding edge technology startups and earned a Bachelors in Science in Business Administration and Management from the University of Redlands and holds Certificates in Human Resource Management and International Marketing.  Michele is past president of the California Staffing Professionals and current spokesperson for CSP’s Vitaltalks Webinars.


Jason Shepard - Managing Principal, Cresa MCS

Jason Shepard, an AFCOM Southern California chapter board member & founder of Mission Critical Solutions, Inc. (MCS), is a colocation/data center location analyst, site selection consultant & capacity acquisition specialist. With over 20 years of experience in infrastructure centric facilities, including leading data center acquisition projects for ~20% of the Fortune 150 (’05<), Jason’s experience in the industry is unmatched. Follow Jason’s perspectives on LinkedIn & Twitter: @jason_shepard


$0.00 End-User (Data Center & IT Operations) - AFCOM Member
$0.00 End-User (Data Center & IT Operations) - Non AFCOM Member

Vendors, Consultants, Data Center Sales - AFCOM Member
$40.00 after 11:00 pm November 26th

Vendors, Consultants, Data Center Sales - Non AFCOM Member
$60.00 after 11:00 pm November 26th

Event date:
December 6th, 2018 3:30 – 7:30 P.M. (Plus 2 Hours of Extra Flight time)
Location: FlightDeck - 1650 S. Sinclair St., Anaheim, CA 92806 USA


3:30 – 4:00          Check-in
4:00 – 4:15          Housekeeping & Sponsor Message
4:15 – 4:45          Panel discussion
4:45 – 5:00          Break (buffer time)
5:00 – 7:00          Rotation Session 1 - 36 people
7:00 – 7:30          Ceremony / Raffle / Wrap-up
7:30 – 9:30          Rotation Session 2 - 36 people  

Thanks to our sponsors:

Premier Sponsor: CyrusOne

Food Sponsor: Data Clean

Beverage Sponsor: H5 Data Centers

Entertainment Sponsor: Corgan

Raffle Sponsor: Schneider Electric

Table Sponsors: Syska Hennessy

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12/6/2018 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
1650 S. Sinclair St. Anaheim 92806 UNITED STATES

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