2018 Award Recipients

Congratulations to our 2018 honorees! Learn more about each winner below. Click here to RSVP for the awards celebration on Saturday, January 27. To learn more about each award and view past winners, click here.

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rand morimoto


Rand Morimoto, Ph.D. is a tech industry pioneer with his career spanning over four decades with the past 32 years as the founder and President of Convergent Computing, a San Francisco Bay Area based technology and strategy consulting firm whose consultants serve some of the largest enterprises in the United States and Asia.  Rand has written over 60 bestselling books on technology, business strategy, and regulatory compliance, and speaks at a conference or convention somewhere in the world every month.

Dr Morimoto has served the Clinton, Bush, and Obama Administrations as Y2K, Cybersecurity, and Cyberterrorism advisor to develop federal and international standards on consumer and business security and protection.

Rand completed his Master of Business Administration at Saint Mary’s College, served as a Regent of the College, was a member of the School of Science advisory board, and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees serving as the Chair of the Academic Affairs and Enrollment Committee, and member of the Governance Committee for the College.

In addition to his work in tech and academics, Rand furthers his interest in sciences and education being a Research Council Board member for the Institute of Human Origins at Arizona State University and has served on the Board for the Chabot Space and Science Center as well as on the Advisory Board for the Institute of International Education (IIE) that administers the Fulbright Scholarships.