NextFest

Tech Dreams, Realized.

 

NextFest 2017


March 2, 2017

4:00 p.m. – 9:10 p.m.

UCLA Luskin Conference Center


Featuring Netflix, Virgin Galactic, Daquri, Google’s Self-Driving Project and more, NextFest will share a glimpse of the future as seen by the visionaries who help shape it. We’ll kick it off with campfire talks from Anderson students, faculty and alumni.

The latest research and tech, including Tesla vehicles, will be on display. Light refreshments and food will be provided. Seating is very limited; RSVP is required.

Keynotes and Panels Schedule

 

NextFest 2017 Schedule

4:00 p.m. - Tech Showcase and Mixer

4:25 p.m. - UCLA Anderson School of Management Ideas Campfire
The latest insights and ideas from UCLA Anderson faculty, students, and alumni.

5:30 p.m. - Intermission

6:00 p.m. - Case Study for Innovation: The L.A. Start-Up Scene
Mark Geller MBA ’08, Co-Founder, Happy Returns, and Lara Jeremko, Strategic Advisor, TechStars LA in conversation with Jay Tucker, Executive Director, Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment and Sports, UCLA Anderson School of Management.

6:35 p.m. - Future of Manufacturing with Daqri
Gaia Dempsey, Co-Founder, Daqri, in conversation with Andres Cuervo, Director, FuturizeX at UCLA

7:05 p.m. - Intermission

7:25 p.m.- Future of Self-Driving with Waymo
Tim Papandreou MA ’04, Head of Transportation Partnerships, Waymo, in conversation with Brian Taylor, Professor, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, and Director, UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies.

7:55 p.m. - Future of Space Flight with Virgin Galactic
William Pomerantz, Vice President of Special Projects, Virgin Galactic with Andrea Ghez, Astronomer and Professor, UCLA Physics and Astronomy

8:25 p.m. - Future of Television with Netflix
Tracy Wright, Director of Global Content Operations, Netflix, in conversation with Jeffrey Burke, Assistant Dean of Technology and Innovation, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television

8:55 p.m. - Keynote | Surprise Guest

9:10 p.m. - End of Program

Speakers

 


Mark Geller

MBA ’08, Co-Founder,
Happy Returns

Lara Jeremko

Strategic Advisor,
TechStars LA

Tracy Wright

Director of Global Content Operations,
Netflix

Jeffrey Burke

Assistant Dean of Technology and Innovation,
UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television

Gaia Dempsey

Co-Founder,
Daqri

William Pomerantz

Vice President of Special Projects,
Virgin Galactic

Andrea Ghez

Professor,
UCLA Physics and Astronomy, and Director, UCLA Galactic Center Group

Tim Papandreou

MA ’04,
Head of Transportation Partnerships, Waymo

Brian Taylor

Professor,
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, and Director, UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies

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