Community & Industry Events

Our Community and Industry Events section is where you can learn about interesting events Alvaka is participating in nationwide.
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Past Events

ISACA Los Angeles Annual (Virtual) Conference 2020

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Alvaka’s COO & CISO, Kevin McDonald, will be hosting a virtual booth with KME Systems and SonicWall on August 18th from 8:30 am to 3:15 pm PST. The conference will focus on IT Governance, Risk Management, Security and Assurance with education sessions, forums, and day of exhibition. Sign up and join us at our virtual booth to learn about our solutions and services. Click HERE to learn more.

Location: Online Virtual Conference. Register HERE.

HIMSS Southern California 2020 Cybersecurity Forum

January 24th, 2020

Alvaka will be a sponsor at the HIMSS 2020 Cybersecurity Forum in Irvine, showcasing our Patchworx Patch Management as a Service offering and discussing why the healthcare industry has unique challenges that go beyond typical patch management barriers. Click HERE to learn more.

Location: Beckman Center, 100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617

Channel Evolution Europe

December 2nd & 3rd, 2019

Alvaka’s COO/CISO and cybersecurity expert, Kevin McDonald, will share two decades of experience in his “Let’s Talk Cybersecurity” keynote at the Channel Partners Online Channel Evolution Europe conference on Dec. 3rd. Channel Evolution Europe is the world’s largest independent channel event featuring two full days of innovative business opportunities, first-class conference programming, and valuable networking. Click HERE to learn more.

Location: Park Plaza Victoria London, United Kingdom

Healthcare Innovation’s California Health IT Summit

September 19th & 20th, 2019

Renowned leaders in U.S. and North American healthcare will gather to present important information and share insights at the Healthcare Innovation Health IT Summit in Los Angeles. Alvaka will have an exhibit space at the event showcasing our Patchworx Patch Management as a Service offering and discussing why healthcare companies should make patch management a priority in their security strategies. Click HERE to learn more.

Location: Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

ISSA-LA Joint Dinner Meeting with OWASP

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 | 6:15 p.m.

Alvaka (Patchworx) is sponsoring the ISSA-LA and OWASP dinner meeting featuring a guest speaker Dr. Paulo Shakarian, CEO and co-founder of CYR3CON. Topic for the event is “Artificial Intelligence Research for Forecasting Exploit Usage.” ISSA-LA’s mission is to be the premier catalyst and information source in the Los Angeles community for improving the practice of information security. Alvaka will be there to discuss the importance of implementing proper Patch Management processes.

Location: Spaces, 730 Arizona Avenue , Santa Monica, CA 90401

HIMSS 3rd Annual Patient Experience Forum

Friday, June 28th, 2019 | 8:00 a.m.

Alvaka is sponsoring the HIMSS Southern California Chapter’s Patient Experience Forum in San Diego. This event will feature keynotes from industry experts, plus providers, patients, and technology experts.

Location: San Diego Marriott La Jolla, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037

Midyear Technology Tune-up and Summer Wine Extravaganza

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 @ 4:oo PM

Please join Alvaka and 1903 Solutions for a wonderful event at Casa Tiene Vista. Discover this very special winery nestled in the hills of De Luz with an amazing view, meandering streams and majestic 100-year-old oaks. Featuring six top technology partners and the fastest 10 minutes in technology. More technology per minutes than any other event in San Diego! Event is free to attend. Click here to sign up!!

Location: Casa Tiene Vista Vineyard, 4150 Rock Mountain Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028

HIMSS 2019 Annual Healthcare IT Conference

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 | 8:00 a.m.

Alvaka is sponsoring the HIMSS Southern California Chapter Healthcare IT Conference. This conference will include experts in many areas of Health IT and conversations on how health IT can be leveraged to address health disparities. Our goal is to educate attendees on the important of software patching and our Patchworx solution.

Location: Center for Healthy Communities at the California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

ISACA’s North America CACS 2019 Conference

Monday, May 13th to Wednesday, May 15, 2019ISACA’s North America CACS 2019 Conference

Alvaka is a Bronze Sponsor for ISACA’s upcoming NACACS conference in Anaheim. IT audit, risk, cybersecurity and governance professionals will gather at the Anaheim Convention Center to examine the transformational roles they play in their organizations. Attendees will learn solutions and strategies, including how assurance, risk, governance and security professionals can advance their careers and impact their enterprises.

Location: Anaheim Convention Center, CA

Health Connect Partners: Hospital & Healthcare IT Conference

Monday, April 1st to Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Alvaka will be participating in the 2019 Spring HCP Healthcare and IT Conference. The conference features a unique Reverse Expo that creates an optimum environment for networking and building relationships between suppliers and Healthcare IT Providers and GPO Executives. Conference will also include educational sessions, hospitality suites, dinner and entertainment events, and more. Click here for more info!

Location: Anaheim, CA

Data Privacy & Cyber Security: The Latest Threats and How to Prepare

Data Privacy and Cyber SecurityWednesday, March 27th, 2019 @ 11:30 a.m.

This event, hosted by ACG Orange County, will feature a panel of cyber security experts, discussing how companies can comply with the always-changing data privacy requirements and be prepared to prevent or address cyber security attacks. Alvaka’s COO & CISO, Kevin McDonald, will be a panelist for this interactive discussion. Click here to register!

Location: Irvine, CA

ChannelCo Midsize Enterprise Summit: IT Security

Tuesday, March 26th to Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Alvaka will be sponsoring The Channel Company’s Midsize Enterprise Summit for IT Security. The MES IT Security Summit is designed for IT Professionals who influence and recommend security strategies and set priorities for their midsize organizations. Key topics that will be explored at the event include: Cybersecurity Insurance for the Midmarket, Leveraging Managed Security Services, GDPR and Trends in Personal Data Protection, and much more. Click here for more info!

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Technolink Association Forum: The Impact of the Technology Revolution

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 @ 11:30 a.m.

Alvaka COO and CISO, Kevin McDonald, will be a panelist at the Technolink Association’s Spring Forum on March 26th, 2019. The event is being held at the Athenaeum Club at Caltech in Pasadena and will discuss the Impact of the Technology Revolution: A Pathway of Abundance and Optimism in Business & Society. Click here for more info!

Location: Athenaeum Club at Caltech, Pasadena, CA

National Tribal Gaming Commissioners and Regulators 2019 Spring Conference

Tuesday, March 19th to Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Alvaka COO and CISO, Kevin McDonald, will be presenting on the latest cyber security threats at the National Tribal Gaming Commissioners and Regulators 2019 Spring Conference. The conference is being held at the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, LA. Mr. McDonald will be presenting with Egghart Consulting CEO and Founder, EJ Egghart, CPA. The Mission of NTGCR is to “Promote cooperative relationships among the commissioners & regulators of tribal gaming enterprises and other organizations; and to promote the exchange of thoughts, information, and ideas which foster regulatory standards and enforcement that lead to consistent regulatory practices and methods of operations among the NTGC/R members.” Click here for more info!

Location: Paragon Casino Resort, Marksville, LA

Merage Institute’s US-Israel Innovation Bridge Executive Leadership Program

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Alvaka COO/CISO, Kevin McDonald, will be presenting at the US-Israel Innovation Bridge Executive Leadership Program being held in Orange County California. The presentation for the visiting Israeli executives on Homeland Security and Cyber Protection will cover specifically challenges in defending against attacks on US Businesses, Infrastructure and Election Systems.

Topic Title: Challenges in securing US businesses, Infrastructure and Election systems

8th Annual Year End Technology Showcase by 1903 Solutions

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Please join 1903 Solutions as they feature 2018’s Best Must Know Technology. Speaker presentations will include AI Revolution in Security, Deep Dive on the Dark Web, Block chain Security and GDPR, Future of the Data Center, and more. Alvaka COO and CISO, Kevin McDonald, will also present on the latest cybersecurity threats, and some things to consider that you may have not to help you win the fight against cyber threats. Plus, there will be giveaways!

Click HERE to register for event.

Global Security Exchange/ASIS International 2018 in Las Vegas: The Growing Threat to America’s Cyber Infrastructure

Monday, September 24th, 2018

The United States is threatened daily by hackers, hactivists, criminal syndicates, state-sponsored collectives, and terrorists. While these groups have different motivations, they all hope to steal state secrets or technologies, disrupt or destroy the critical infrastructure, and disturb the American way of life. Even leading intelligence agencies such as the NSA and CIA have suffered significant losses. Discuss recent attacks, review hidden ways breaches can happen, and dissect successful cyber countermeasures such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. Alvaka’s COO/CISO Kevin McDonald will be the presenter.

Click HERE for more information about the event.

California State Sheriff’s Association Foundation (CSSAF) Training Conference

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 @ 3:30 p.m.

Kevin McDonald, Alvaka’s COO/CISO and Chairman of The Orange County Sheriff’s Technology Advisory Council, will be presenting at the California State Sheriff’s Association Foundation (CSSAF) training conference in September. Mr. McDonald will be presenting on the state of cyber security and the OCSD civilian technology advisory council model. In addition to the issues we face in cyber security today, he will be sharing the background and process that inspired, developed and ultimately resulted in OCSD’s 8 years of success with its civilian technology advisory program.

Location: Northern California

Southern California HFMA Summer Program: Cyber Security in Healthcare

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Alvaka’s COO/CISO Kevin McDonald will be speaking on Cyber Security in Healthcare this month at the Financial Management Association’s Summer program. The program is being held on July 12th, 2018 at The Center for Healthy Communities in Los Angeles. With nearly 2 decades in cyber security and as a Healthcare Certified Information Security & Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP), Kevin brings clarity and specificity to our complex challenges.

Click HERE for more information about the event.