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Anderson Evenings: San Francisco Tech Trek 2016
Thursday, November 3, 2016
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Westin San Francisco Airport (map )
1 Old Bayshore Hwy, Millbrae, CA

Ticket TypeRegularRegistration
Alumni:$20.00BUY TICKET
Others:$20.00BUY TICKET

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

UCLA Anderson Alumni Network

Please join the UCLA Anderson Tech Business Association, Parker Career Management Center, Office of Alumni Relations, and Easton Technology Management Center for a networking event for alumni, recruiters and current students in the technology industry. This event is held during DOJ Week, a week where students visit corporate offices across the country to connect with alumni in their targeted industries.

Randy Smith '96, Parker Career Advisor,

will be hosting a conversation with

Karl Mehta, Founder and CEO of EdCast Inc.

We will be gathering at The Westin San Francisco Airport, located at 1 Old Bayshore Hwy, Millbrae, CA 94030. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.

This is a business casual event. We recommend that you bring your own business cards.

About Anderson Evenings

This series of celebrations provides a unique platform to bring UCLA Anderson students and alumni together for an exceptional evening of content and networking in cities where students are participating in Day-on-the-Job (DOJ) treks.

About Karl Mehta

Karl MehtaKarl Mehta is a serial entrepreneur, author, investor, engineer, and civil servant with over 20 years of experience in founding, building, and funding technology companies in the U.S. and international markets. He is currently Founder & CEO of EdCast Inc., a next-generation knowledge platform company and former venture partner at Menlo Ventures, a leading VC firm of Silicon Valley with over $4B under management.

Previously, he was the Founder & CEO of PlaySpan Inc., acquired by Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), the world’s largest payment network. Karl also served as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, selected by the Obama Administration during the inaugural 2012-13 term. He was recently appointed by Governor Brown to the Workforce Investment Board of the State of California. In 2010, Karl won the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award from Ernst & Young for Northern California. Karl is on the boards of Simpa Networks and on the advisory board of Intel Capital and Chapman University’s Center of Entrepreneurship.

Karl is founder of several non-profit's including Code For India and Grassroots Innovation. He is author of 'Financial Inclusion at he Bottom of the Pyramid” (http://www.openfininc.org) -http://www.amazon.com/dp/1460265513

About Randy Smith '96

Randy Smith '96Randy Smith has had a 20 year career in technology, media and consulting. From the earliest days of MP3’s becoming a household word, to growth of the smart phone, to the last in audio technologies for VR, Randy has worked on cutting edge products. Most recently, Randy was VP Product Management at DTS for PC, Mobile, and Smart TV products where he lead the strategy creation and execution for DTS’s Headphone:X breakthrough technology. He also lead the strategy planning for DTS’s next generation object audio codec, DTS:X. While at DTS he had the pleasure to work with mobile device and TV OEM’s such as Visio, Huawei, HP, Acer, LeTV and many more.

Prior to DTS, Randy held several positions at Microsoft Corp. He lead an international business development team securing entertainment and media apps for the Windows Phone platform worldwide. He was on the incubation team developing the business plan for a consumer focused smart phone, and as part of that effort was a key member in the effort to purchase Danger Inc., maker of the Sidekick phone. Randy also led a business development team creating the ecosystem for Windows Media Audio Video streaming technologies across all types of consumer electronics. Prior to Microsoft Randy worked at streaming video pioneer Xing Technologies. Just as the term MP3 was entering the consciousness of the greater world, Randy lead the effort to create the first all in CD ripper and MP3 encoder called Audio Catalyst. Randy also held positions at KMPG Consulting.

Randy has an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management in Strategy and Finance, and a BA from Georgetown University in History.