Jake Westphal - Bio

Jake Westphal
Jake Westphal
Event Chair (Firesides)
Sr. IT Manager Specialized Services
Hitachi Consulting


Jake Westphal is an experienced process driven Global IT leader with over 25 years’ experience. Jake is currently Sr. IT Manager Specialized Services for Hitachi Consulting - a subsidiary of Hitachi LTD, a fortune 500 company.

Jake has strong experience in IT Operations, building global teams, project/product delivery and implementing methodologies/frameworks and best practices for conducting business process management, systems analysis, test management/automation, internal controls, compliance/audit & business continuity. Jake is ITIL certified and has strong experience with production support, release/problem management and leading large software implementations. He has led project teams of up to 50 geographically-dispersed employees, and has significant experience working with software vendors and consultants.

Jake Holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and is a 2014 RLF graduate. Jake has spoken at Oracle Open World and multiple National Oracle User conferences. Jake is a certified L2 Ice Hockey coach, currently coaching two SCAHA Club level teams. Jake also serves on the board of the Southern California Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SCSIM) – previously as the communications chair and currently focused on Programs.