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Easton Center Fellows Chosen

Congratulations to the Easton Center Fellows: Aubrey Rho (FTMBA 2018), Tom Burdakin (FTMBA 2018), Terence Wynn (FTMBA 2018), Brian Song (FEMBA 2018), Erin Riddle (FTMBA 2018), Ryan Dumlao (FTMBA 2018).


Easton Certificate Requirement Tracking Document - Updates

We've updated the document with multiple tabs of information related to the Easton certificate: requirements, course offerings, submission links, and more. We are moving to not using CCLE so you will be able to get all information/updates in this one document.

If you recently joined as a student and don't see updates for workshops or events you attended, you'll need to let us know, since we were not tracking your attendance until now. You can submit a list with dates using the link below.

Questions About Tracking

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Read Michael Davidson's (FEMBA '20) Blog Post "Mobilizing a Powerful Customer Experience"


Technology Management Discussion Forum

Message from Professor Kramer:

Dear Current and Former Students, I hope you’re doing well with your ongoing learnings and professional lives! Many of you, when attending and subsequently finishing one of my classes asked if there was a way to stay current on current tech developments and maintain a dialog on these. With the help of one of my recent students, Sahil Maheshwari and the UCLA IT team, have helped me develop a Technology Management Discussion Forum on CCLE. You are invited to join us on this Technology Management Discussion Forum.

Technology today is touching every aspect of a consumer’s life and altering the way enterprises operate everywhere. As we aspire at Anderson to Think in the Next, no matter what your leadership role or function is, it is evident that technology will play a key role in augmenting your domain expertise and skills as you lead into the future. This Technology Discussion forum is designed to be a platform for content sharing and constructive discussion around key areas of technology like Mobile, E-Commerce, Autonomous Cars, Artificial Intelligence, Public Policy & Social Impact etc. that are going to play a key role in shaping the future.

What is the Technology Management Discussion Forum?
This is the Collaboration Site for Technology Management Discussion for UCLA Anderson Students and Alumni. On this forum we will share the latest news and insights in various areas of technology that are impacting consumers, enterprises and society. As I do in my Technology Management and Global Mobile class, I will share relevant articles on the discussion forum and provide a platform for broader conversation between my past and current students.

What’s the ‘So What’ of using this forum?
- Keep up with the latest news and articles on various aspects of technology impacting wide range of industry verticals.
- Remain engaged in constructive discussions with other Technology Management and Global Mobile Alumni.
- Find peers with similar interests, share ideas, network and Think In The Next!

How is content laid out?
The forum is structured to have key topics listed on the left side of the site so that participants can navigate to the topic of their interest. Each section has its own dedicated discussion forum. Latest articles and content in each section will be posted on an ongoing basis and students are encouraged to share their thoughts, start discussions, share content and comment on other participants posts to exchange constructive ideas, articles and information with the group.

How can I share my ideas or content with others?
You can go to a topic’s discussion forum and add a new discussion topic. Alternatively, you can comment on thoughts of other students and engage in a fruitful discussion. You can also post new articles as part of discussion topics.

How often is new content posted on forums?
These forums will be regularly updated with latest topics and news articles as they are shared with students in my classes.

Is there a way to see all topics, articles and discussion forum on one page?
Yes. You can use ‘Show all’ on left menu navigation to list all topics, forums and articles at once.

Will I have access to this forum in future?
We are trying to provision it for both current and former students so that you can stay actively engaged and keep up with latest happenings in your topic of interest, learn from peers and participate even after you have completed one of my courses.

Can I subscribe to individual forum?
Yes. For example, if you are interested only in ‘Artificial Intelligence’ you can subscribe to that learning forum by going to Forums on left menu and changing the ‘Subscribed’ option to Yes for Learning forum of your choice. You can also set desired ‘Email digest type’ or RSS feed and tracking for any section to get mail notifications as desired whenever posts are made.

I don’t see a topic of my interested or have suggestions for improvements, who should I contact?
If there are new areas that you would like to see or have suggestions on how we can improve the forum please get in touch with Prof. Kramer via email with details on what you would like to see or improve. UCLA Anderson's Honor Code will apply always. http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/Documents/areas/adm/web/AndersonHonorCode.pdf

With that we hope you enjoy your time on technology discussion forum and share insights from your own experiences while learning from the journey of others!

- Terry Kramer

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Easton Events


Introduction to Data Science & R (Workshop)

Tuesday February 27, 5:00 - 6:30pm
Room D313

Learn the secrets behind your data by bridging the gap between Data Science and Business Insights!

This workshop serves as a starting point for those interested in data science. Students will be able to take data and synthesize it to derive actionable insights and solve strategic problems.

Students will have a much better understanding for the R language/environment, data visualization, and the importance of translating complex data to actionable insights.

This is a skills-based and hands-on workshop.

About Tim Park ('05)
Director at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Planning Process Integration

Tim Park is responsible for establishing a new corporate data management function for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). He is developing a strategic roadmap to improve cross-divisional collaboration and discover actionable insights through data initiatives.
Prior to joining SPE, Tim headed up the Analytics department at DIRECTV/AT&T Entertainment Group where he built a data-driven culture to increase accountability, improve efficiency, and apply predictive analytics to help deliver a premium viewing experience. He also worked as a consulting statistician at The Aerospace Corporation, a R&D center that provides technical guidance to the US Air Force, NRO (National Reconnaissance Office) and MDA (Missile Defense Agency) on all aspects of space missions. Furthermore, he has taught statistics and mathematics at UCLA, LMU and at The Aerospace Institute.
Mr. Park holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics & Physics from Occidental College and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. 

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Easton Reminders


1:1 Mentoring with Steve Heckler

Sign up today for a 45-minute 1:1 mentoring session with executive Steve Heckler.

This 45-minute career-counseling mentoring session fulfills an Easton Enrichment Activity Requirement. Discuss topics ranging from job search strategy to career growth and career transition, to politics in the organization. Learn from an entrepreneurial business executive with extensive experience in strategic sales and marketing management, channel distribution, business transformation, and Internet-based business strategies.


1. Send a copy of your resume to The Easton Center and Briana Tapia PLUS 2 – 3 sentences about what you’d like to discuss with Steve.

2. THEN, sign up for any available time slot at Steve Heckler: Executive-in-Residence Appointments.

Not fulfilling the prerequisite requirements will result in removal from the appointment schedule.


Write a Blog Post for the Easton Center Blog

Writing a post for the Easton Center blog gives you a chance to share your knoweldge with your peers. It's also a great way to fulfill your service activity requirement for the Easton Certificate.

The topic can be anything you're interested in when it comes to tech, we don't have any requirements or restrictions. We just want to give you an additional opportunity to learn from one another and share ideas/success.

Please submit your blog posts to easton@anderson.ucla.edu


Free Tutorials on Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a web training site that offers over a thousand video tutorials on software like Windows, Dreamwaver, Photosop, SQL, photography, digital videos, and event marketing.

This amazing site is FREE for all UCLA students so be sure to visit and see what you can learn. You'll just need to enter your UCLA id and password to log in (not your Anderson id and password).

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External Announcements


Senior Product Manager Position at Wells Fargo

External Events


[UCLA Blockchain Lab] Cyber Days

Saturday - Sunday, February 17 - 18
UCLA Humanities Building

The UCLA Blockchain Lab will host Cyber Days, a full weekend of programming focused on blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and cybersecurity, this February 17-18 in Schoenberg Hall at UCLA. Come meet investors, and learn more about the current state of the blockchain industry in Los Angeles. 

If you're not a student, use code CYBERPROMO25 for a 25% discount.   

Speakers include Senator Robert Hertzberg, Stela Mocan (The World Bank), Kathleen Breitman (Tezos), Adam Ettinger (Sheppard Mullin), Varvara Russkova (Venture Partner, GVA Capital), Ravij Phougat (IBM, Technology Executive), and many many more.     





Visit the Cyber Days website for tickets and additional information, and to get student tickets

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AI Community Gathering Featuring TensorFlow (San Francisco)

Tuesday, February 20 9:00am - 1:00pm

On Feb 20, leaders from enterprise AI companies and open source code foundations will meet in San Francisco to deepen collaboration efforts around TensorFlow/Keras for building and sharing open code, data, models, and measuring progress on AI challenge leaderboards.

This is free for students to attend with the code CD1TENSF

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[BCLA] 3rd Annual Bioscience Talent Connection (Career Fair)

Friday, February 23 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
USC Main Campus

Are you a life science professional in academia, industry, or a student interested in learning about career paths in the biotech field and/or looking for local opportunities? Join us at our 3rd Annual Bioscience Talent Connection! It is a full day event which will commence with career development discussions followed by a showcase of local biotech companies and a networking session. Register now and take advantage of this opportunity to gain career development tips and to meet local biotech companies face-to-face!

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TechFair LA 2018

Thursday, March 8 10:00am - 8:00pm

Comparably, Annenberg Foundation & Mayor Eric Garcetti present TechFair LA 2018

Largest Tech Job Fair in LA!
Find your dream jon. Speak to LA's Top Tech Companies. Mingle with Great Talent. Enjoy learning about what makes LA one of the world's leading tech hubs by attending the TechFair LA, 2018.

Register Now

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