March 2017 Riverside Networking Dinner Meeting

March 2017 Riverside Networking Dinner Meeting

March 15, 2017
6:00 PM PDT to 9:00 PM PDT

Cask 'n Cleaver
1333 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507

Join us at our first joint networking / education event of 2017!!   Network with your peers and earn 1 PDU in leadership!

We're switching up the format of the Riverside meeting by providing over an hour of structured networking time through speed networking! 

Presentation Title: Managing Complex Customer/Vendor Relationships

Presented by:  Mark Mosher
                       Information Services Manager
                       San Bernardino County

PDU Category: 1 PDU in Leadership

Presentation Abstract:

Managing a vendor relationship frequently requires skilled and careful leadership and a level of personal strength. There are unique aspects of leadership that apply to Vendor Management, and the overall development of these skills for the role can make a big difference to how effective the vendor manage will be.

Mark will cover his real world experience managing an international technology services and software vendor.   Significant promises are being made by the vendor to those in charge of purchasing without any regard for the actual delivery of these services. This has created a huge lack of respect and animosity by the rank and file IT staff.  Learn strategies for turning difficult vendor relationships around and how to motivate staff to succeed in the face of impossible promises.

Learn how to manage teams and vendors effectively under extreme workplace conditions from this veteran executive.

 About Our Speaker:

Mark Mosher began his career with San Bernardino County in March of 2001 as the Department Information Services Manager for the Assessor’s Office. In February of 2003 he assumed the role of Manager over the Administrative Services unit. In June of 2009, Mark transferred to the Auditor-Controller/Recorder department where he managed the IT infrastructure and learned of the operations of the Recorder and County Clerk functions. In July of 2012, the IT responsibilities of the Assessor and Recorder/County Clerk were consolidated and Mark assumed the management role. In January 2016 Mark assumed a management role with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Information Services Department.

 Mr. Mosher started his professional career working in the defense industry as a Software Engineer for TRW Defense Systems in 1983. In this role he worked on the development of command and control systems for land based ICBMs primarily focusing on training and simulation systems. In 1988 Mark was promoted to Project Engineer and served as a Project Manager for several multi-million dollar development projects. 

 In August of 1998, Mark was hired by Optivus Technologies, Inc. as the head of Project Management. His responsibilities included establishing Project Management policies/procedures and the management of all development projects for the proton accelerator located and operated by Loma Linda University Medical Center for the treatment of cancer. In addition, he successfully prepared federal grants for several million dollars to advance the Proton Therapy System technology. 

 Since 1998 Mark has been a part-time lecturer for California State University San Bernardino. He teaches for the College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) in the Information and Decision Sciences (IDS) department as well as Public Administration (PA) department. He has taught several courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. 


    5:30-6:30 Check-In 
    6:15-6:50 Dinner
    6:15-6:45 Dinner Meeting Deck
    6:50-7:45 Speed Networking
    7:45-8:00 Break
    7:50-8:50 Speaker Presentation 
    8:50-9:00 Wrap-Up



$30.00 Member Ticket (Includes Dinner)

$15.00 Presentation Only

$35.00 Non-Member (Includes Dinner)

$15.00 Presentation Only

Event Properties

Event Date 03-15-2017 6:00 pm
Event End Date 03-15-2017 9:00 pm
Individual Price $35.00

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