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Analyst and Desktop Support Technician of the Year

We often discuss the benefits of recognition and this is a PRIME opportunity to recognize the superstars at your support center. We have two awards programs: Help Desk Analyst and Desktop Support Technician.  This awards program is FREE and a benefit of your HDI Membership (the Analyst and Technician do not have to be a member).

All nominees and managers/supervisors will be our honored guests, at our Annual Awards Luncheon in December.  We will recognize each nominee and their manager/supervisor. Every nominee will receive a plaque and the winners will receive the Analyst of the Year or Desktop Support Technician award.

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY to recognize your key analysts and technicians. The only investment you make is time to send the information below and complete the application. Your return is truly a heartwarming event that has become a year end celebration for our teams. We encourage members to nominate your outstanding Analysts and Technicians by selecting an award below:
We encourage you to send the information above early, so you have more time to complete the application.
Deadline to submit the nomination is October 31st.
The local chapter Analyst of the Year and Desktop Support Technician of the Year will compete for the regional award and regional winners then compete for the global award. The winner of the Regional Analyst of the Year and Desktop Support Technician Award will receive a free registration to the Annual Conference courtesy of:


December 2016
Date/Time/Location TBA

Sacramento HDI invites you to hear all about Project Management Part II

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                                                                                 Brad Mahaney, PMP

Project Management Overview Part I:

– Introductions and Background
– What is a Project
– What is Project Management
– Why Professional Project Management is Valuable to Organizations
– Project Management as a Career

Project Management Overview Part II:

 – Various Approaches to Managing Projects
– Technologies for Project Management
– Project Management Offices
– Project Management Organizations
– Open Question and Answer Session


Brad has devoted his career to the investment management and financial services industry, and is currently working at an S&P 500 asset management company.  He has spent the past 18 years working within the project management field.

During his career in project management, Brad has worked within various business units and PMOs as a business analyst, project manager, program manager and a consultant.  He has overseen global teams focused on both business and technology initiatives, and is currently managing a ‘micro-PMO’, or a PMO embedded within a single business unit.

Brad has led several M&As (merger and acquisitions), has overseen large, complex, global system-related implementations and has exposure to various forms of technologies.  He is a member of the Sacramento SharePoint User Group (SPUG).  Brad has also earned his Web Application Developer certification from California State University, Sacramento’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Brad is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and volunteers and supports the local Sacramento Valley Chapter.  He serves as the Chairman of the chapter’s PMO Forum, is a trainer for PMP preparation courses, is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and sits on the Board of Directors.  Additionally, he is credentialed by the PMI as a certified project manager (PMP), is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), holds a Six Sigma Lean Black Belt (LBBP), and has obtained a certification in Change Management (CMS). 

Most recently, he received his Professional Coaching Certification from the University of California, Davis, and is a member of the International Coaching Federation.  He is the President and CEO of Developath, a professional coaching practice.  Brad is also a member of Toastmaster International, and is the President of the new club that he started at his company.

Brad will continue concentrating on people development, as he is expected to begin the Organizational Learning and Effectiveness Master’s program at UOP (University of the Pacific) in the winter.  He currently has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Economics.


August 18th, 2016

5:00pm – 7:00pm

799 G Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Parking is available in the Jury Duty parking lot across the building starting at 4:45pm.


Why IT Shouldn’t Reinvent the Wheel


Jason Fearing

Knowledge Management Analyst/Service Desk Team Lead
UC Davis



  • Best Practices – What are they? How to recognize them?  Why are they important?
  • Lessons Learned – This will include a series of events that helped change the UC Davis program from average to exceptional.
  • Pitfalls and Roadblocks – Success does not always occur without challenges and identifying solutions.

Jason’s interactive presentation will encourage audience participation and is focused on how the system used at UC Davis can be adapted into any Service Desk environment in both a realistic timeline and without significant human or financial resources.

Jason has 12-years of extensive Service Desk and Call Center experience. For the past 3-years he has explored and developed methods related to how an effective Knowledge Management program can assist the Service Desk environment at UC Davis.

As a member of the IT Service Management team at UC Davis, and also operating as the Service Desk Team Lead for the central campus IT Service Desk, IT Express. Jason will discuss the following and relate “real world” situations and solutions that have been instrumental in the success of the program at UC Davis.


Thursday, July 28th 2016

5:00pm – 7:00PM


ITT Technical Institute
10863 Gold Center Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-60347



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