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MISAC Member Zamanian (City of Huntington Beach) to Present at Conference

Friday, September 6, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lisa Pitre
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City of Huntington Beach CIO Behzad Zamanian will be presenting "Enterprise Land Management Using Accela Software" at the 2019 MISAC Annual Conference.  The session is part of the Collaboration Track and is scheduled for October 1st from 10:50 AM to 11:45 AM.

During the session, Zamanian and his co-presenters will be addressing the City of Huntington Beach's current land management system.  Zamanian and his crew will go through their needs assessment and documentation phase, their RFP phase and their selection phase.  Finally, they will go through the implementation phase where they address: 1) Project management structure; 2) The responsibilities of Accela, Integrator, and the City of Huntington Beach; 3) The initial training and analysis; 4) Configuration and development; 5) Signoff in preparation for User Acceptance Testing (UAT); 6) Changes to acceptable go-live and list of outstanding items; 7) UAT testing and signoff; and 7) Go-live!

Zamanian was appointed as the Chief Information Officer for the City of Huntington Beach (Surf City USA) in August 2015.  In this role, he is responsible for the development of the City's overall information systems strategy, coordinating technology planning, and overseeing the implementation of short and long term technology goals as well as planning, assessment, and implementation of technology solutions citywide.

Behzad started his career with the City of Huntington Beach in January 2004 as the Business Systems Manager and was soon promoted to the Business Systems and Public Safety Systems Manager responsible for the oversight of public safety systems in addition to business systems and enterprise applications.

Before joining the City of Huntington Beach, Zamanian held the position of Chief Architect and Administrative Computing Manager for 11 years at the University of California, Irvine.  He has over 29 years of progressive experience in the field of Information Technology serving local government and public safety agencies, Fortune 500 organizations, academic and research institutions, and health care industry.  

Zamanian holds the Certified Government Chief Information Officers (CGCIO) designation from Public Technology Institute (PTI) and Rutgers University of Public Affairs & Administration.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Cal Poly Pomona and Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from the University of California, Irvine. 

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