October 2015 Dinner Meeting

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ISACA LA Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

3:00 pm to 5:30 pm – Pre-Meeting (Optional)

5:00 pm to 5:30 pm – Registration & Networking

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Dinner & Networking

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – Program

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Dinner Meeting Topic:

Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: Understanding Generational Differences to Achieve Professional Goals


ISACA LA offers a “Career Night” each October and we have two special sessions. Both the pre-meeting and dinner sessions will be moderated by Thomas Phelps IV, Laserfiche CIO and Chief Corporate Strategist, and Katie Burke, Government Program Strategist, Laserfiche. Both sessions are focused on career development and geared towards professionals and students.

Dinner Meeting Topic (5:30-8:30): Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: Understanding Generational Differences to Achieve Professional Goals

There are many stereotypes of the generational cohorts in today’s workforce. Are all Millennials like entitled and selfish, and Gen Xers greedy and status-driven? Surely all Boomers are resistant to change!

While these judgments and questions may cross your mind, the more important question is: Can’t we all just get along?

Despite wild differences in preferences and attitudes, generations in today’s workforce are co-dependent: Boomers need to fill gaps in leadership that were created by a retiring workforce, Gen Xers need to grow their teams, and Millennials need to find a job. If peaceful coexistence can be created, everyone stands to benefit from a multi-generational team.

Join us to examine the surprising strengths and perspectives of Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials and discuss how generational sensitivity can be leveraged to advance your professional goals—whether that’s landing a job or hiring and retaining your future workforce. We are also lining up a panel of two-to-three executives—CIO to CAE level—to participate in the lively discussions.

Pre-Meeting Topic (3:00-5:30): Resume, Cover Letter and Interviewing Workshop

Do you want to get selected for a first round or second round campus interview with a great company?

Are you an experienced professional with 10+ years of experience and have a resume that already looks like a novel, but hasn’t turned out to be a best seller?

Are you anxiously waiting for an email from the recruiter about that perfect job, and seeing your inbox more lonely than ever?

In today’s competitive job market, you need to stand out among a sea of thousands of resumes all competing to get noticed. If you need help brushing up your resume and cover letter, our annual Resume Writing Workshop is just the thing for you. This session will provide a highly-interactive and lively workshop where Thomas Phelps IV, a former PwC Recruiting Champion and now a Laserfiche corporate executive, will share with you his secrets for how he helped many people get their resume noticed and find good jobs.

Bring your resume and if you’re comfortable sharing it with others in the audience, we will edit it in real-time on the main projector. Please send your resumes in advance by Friday, October 9, to thomas@isacala.org if you want to participate and have your resume edited in the workshop. Get ready to stand out and get noticed!

Thomas.Phelps-150.150 Thomas Phelps, IV, CIO and Chief Corporate Strategist, Laserfiche

Thomas is the CIO & Chief Corporate Strategist for Laserfiche, the world’s largest privately held enterprise content management software company. Along with providing governance for IT, Thomas leads the Marketing and Laserfiche Consulting organizations. This includes vertical and inbound marketing, data analytics, analyst relations, marketing communications, strategic sales, presales and professional services. Thomas was previously in PwC’s Security, Privacy and Risk national practice where he developed content security practices and led engagements at Fortune 500 companies. While at PwC, Thomas was a recruiting champion for the national cybersecurity practice.

Thomas has co-authored books, written numerous white papers and speaks on diversity and inclusion topics such as resume coaching, personal branding, negotiation skills, mentoring, strategic thinking and leadership development. He is the President of Ascend Los Angeles (www.ascendleadership.org), a non-profit organization focused on developing the leadership potential of Pan-Asian professionals, and the Past-President and on the Board of Directors for ISACA Los Angeles. He has instructed the ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) review course for over 8 years.

Katie.Burke-150.150 Katie Burke, Government Program Strategist, Laserfiche

Katie Burke wears her millennial status as a badge of honor. As Government Program Strategist at Laserfiche, Katie is responsible for creating a variety of resources to educate the state and local government audience, including webinars, articles and white papers on technology trends affecting government organizations. Katie serves as an industry expert and state and local government advocate for the Laserfiche community. Katie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Denver with a BSBA in Marketing.


Dinner Meetings are generally the second Tuesday of each month. The exceptions are joint meetings with other groups and the summer months of July and August when we don’t meet.For Online Reservations, click the “Register” button below:

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2 CPEs for Dinner Program

and 2 CPE for optional Pre-Meeting

Payment Methods:

Credit Card, Cash and Checks
(made payable to ISACA-LA) only.

Rates ISACA, IIA, ISSA Members Full-Time Students
& Faculty
(Members and Non-Members)
Pre-Meeting $0 $0 $0
Dinner Meeting:
Pre-Paid online by midnight the Friday before the event
$25 $10 $30
Dinner Meeting:
Walk-Ins or Pre-Paid online after midnight the Friday before event
$30 $20 $40


ISACA reserves the right to alter or delete items from the program in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Material has been prepared for the professional development of ISACA members and others in the IT audit, control, security, and governance community. Neither the presenters nor ISACA can warrant that the use of material presented will be adequate to discharge the legal or professional liability of the members in the conduct of their practices. All materials used in the preparation and delivery of presentations on behalf of ISACA are original materials created by the speakers, or otherwise are materials which the speakers have all rights and authority to use and/or reproduce in connection with such presentation and to grant the rights to ISACA as set forth in speaker agreement. Subject to the rights granted in the speaker agreement, all applicable copyrights, trade secrets, and other intellectual property rights in the materials are and remain with the speakers.

Please note: unauthorized recording, in any form, of presentations and workshops is prohibited.


Permission to be Photographed

By attending this event, the registrant grants permission to be photographed during the event. The resultant photographs may be used by ISACA for future promotion of ISACA’s educational events on ISACA’s web site and/or in printed promotional materials, and by attending this event, the registrant consents to any such use. The registrant understands any use of the photographs will be without remuneration. The registrant also waives any right to inspect or approve the aforementioned use of any photographs now or in the future.