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AW: Alumni Conference 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
UCLA Anderson Korn Hall (map )
110 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Ticket TypeRegularRegistration
Alumni:$75.00BUY TICKET
Student:$75.00BUY TICKET

Contact: UCLA Anderson Office of Alumni Relations (310) 825-9448

Alumni Conference
Friday, May 6 // UCLA Anderson

Alumni Conference: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Networking Cocktail Reception: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Early Bird Price (Ends 3/18): $60 // Regular Price: $75



8:00 - 9:00 a.m.  

Location: Marion Anderson Courtyard

Breakout Sessions 1
8:15 - 9:30 a.m. UCLA Anderson Alumni Network Board Meeting

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. My Career Story: The Remix

Moderator: David Cooley (CERT '08), Director, Alumni Career Services, UCLA Anderson
Kalon Gutierrez '03, Executive Director, Russell Reynolds Associates
Jason McDowall '03, VP of Product, Velocify
Nicole Virgo Carter, Talent Advocate, HIRED

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. The Next Generation: Road to College Admission Success

Moderator: Eric Mokover '80, College Admissions Consultant, Counselor, and Partner, Headed for College 
Bob Patterson, VP of Student Success, Chegg
Jennifer Tabbush '91, Founder, Headed For College

10:15 - 10:25 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Wendy A. Spinner '89
, President, UCLA Anderson Alumni Network Board of Directors
Jill Baldauf '81, Associate Dean, Alumni Relations
10:25 - 11:20 a.m.

Moving in the Next: Technology & Transportation

Moderator: Dr. Vandana Mangal, Executive Director, Easton Technology Management Center & Research Director, Business and Information Technologies, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Rick Chang '11, Program Manager, Tesla Motors 
Aaron Paley '85, Executive Producer and Co-founder, CicLAvia; President and Co-founder, Community Arts Resources; Founder, Yiddishkayt
Michael Son '05, Director, Partnerships, Lyft 
Ming Su '12, Senior Financial Analyst, X

11:20 - 12:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker
John Stankey '91, CEO, AT&T Entertainment Group 
In conversation with Terry Kramer, Adjunct Professor-Decisions, Operations and Technology Management, Faculty Advisor, Global Access and Strategic Management Programs

12:00 - 1:20 p.m. Lunch
Location: Alumni Plaza
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions 2
The Next Experience in Entertainment & Media
Moderator: Michael Montgomery, President & Founder, Montgomery Advisory, LLC
Julia Heiser (BA '04), SVP, Digital Media, U.S. Concerts, Live Nation
Steven Kan '06, Head of Global Android, Virtual Reality, and IoT New Business Development, Google
David Sternberg '96, Principal, Claygate Advisors LLC, Sports Media Consulting Services

Seize the Day: Vacation, Wine & Retirement Savings
Suzanne Shu, Associate Professor of Marketing, UCLA Anderson

Ever saved a nice bottle of wine for a special occasion and then struggled to decide when is a “special enough” occasion to finally open it? Perhaps you have built a comfortable sized nest egg and are contemplating if you should enjoy it now or save it for later? Associate Professor of Marketing Suzanne Shu will address these and other topics related to procrastination and self control in decision making related to both enjoyable things (i.e. vacation and wine) and practical benefits (i.e. retirement savings and Social Security claiming). At a time when life expectancy has increased and the retirement population is larger than ever, learn about important biases that can impact your plans to make informed decisions in planning for you and your family's extended future.

Anderson Venture Accelerator Tour
Go behind the scenes at the newly launched UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator. The tour will be led by members of the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The Anderson Venture Accelerator is a 10,000-square-foot incubator for nascent UCLA startups. This on-campus space enables vital collaborations among entrepreneurs, researchers and students across disciplines. The accelerator features 24/7 wireless equipped co-working space for as many as 45 people, a presentation area with state-of-the-art audio/video capability, small- and medium-sized conference rooms, copy and printing facilities, a kitchen and access to UCLA Anderson’s research librarians. Learn more...

2:40 - 3:20 p.m.

Building a Team for the Next Innovation

Sara Varni '06, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sales Cloud, Salesforce
In conversation with Christine Duffy, MBA Candidate, Class of 2017 and President, Women's Business Connection

3:20 - 3:50 p.m.

State of the School
Dean Judy D. Olian, Dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management, UCLA Anderson

3:50 - 4:05 p.m. Afternoon Break
4:05 - 5:30 p.m. Economic Forecast: "What Me Worry? Thoughts on the Global Economy From Edward E. Neuman"

Edward E. Leamer, Distinguished Professor, Chauncey J. Medberry Chair in Management, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast

5:30 - 5:50 p.m.

Alumni Awards Presentation
2016 John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Jim Moffatt '87
, CEO, Global Consulting, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

2016 Outstanding Alumni Service Award Recipient
Eric Mokover '80, College Admissions Consultant, Counselor, and Partner, Headed for College

5:50 - 6:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Dean Judy D. Olian, Dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management, UCLA Anderson

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Networking Cocktail Reception
Location: Marion Anderson Courtyard