CES 2019

CES® 2019 at UCLA Anderson

January 17, 2019

11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Executive Dining Room, UCLA Anderson


Technology has become an integral part of our lives, changing our lives and work, the opportunities for new ventures and established enterprises, and more broadly society. Technology based disruptions are affecting almost every sector today including transportation, healthcare, financial services and retail. They are also affecting industry structure, organizational capabilities and the future of work for humans and machines/robots.

Every business is a tech business today. This event aims to bring successful entrepreneurs and executives and a glimpse off the latest innovations and their potential impact. The themes for CES 2019 will include autonomous vehicles, smart cities, the work place of the future, and other disruptive offerings developed in research labs on the UCLA campus, in startups, as well as in large global organizations.

Keynote Speaker


Adam Cheyer (UCLA MS '93)
Co-Founder & VP Engineering, Viv Labs
Co-Founder, Siri Inc. (previous)

Adam Cheyer is an inventor, entrepreneur, and engineering executive who explores how computers can augment individual and collective intelligence. He is currently co-founder and VP Engineering of Viv Labs, whose goal is to simplify the world by providing an intelligent interface to everything. Viv Labs is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung.

Previously, Adam was co-founder and VP Engineering of Siri, a virtual personal assistant for your phone. As a startup, Siri won the Innovative Web Technologies award at SXSW, and was chosen a Top Ten Emerging Technology by MIT’s Technology Review. After Apple purchased Siri in 2010 to power the iPhone’s voice interface, Siri was presented “Best Technical Achievement” at the 2011 Crunchies Awards.

Adam is also a founding member, advisor, and first developer of Change.org. Using Change.org, an international community of 200 million members fights for what’s right locally, nationally, and globally. “Victories” are won every day by shining a spotlight on issues relating to the environment, human rights, food, education, poverty, and justice.

Adam also co-founded Sentient (formerly Genetic Finance), which distributes machine learning algorithms across many CPUs/GPUs to discover novel solutions to complex problems. Previously, Adam was VP Engineering at Verticalnet (enterprise software) and Dejima (mobile software).
As a researcher in Artificial Intelligence at SRI International, Adam authored more than 60 publications and 26 issued patents. He was Chief Architect of CALO, the largest AI project in US history. Adam graduated with highest honors from Brandeis University and received the “Outstanding Masters Student” award from UCLA’s School of Engineering.

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Confirmed Panelists


Derek Belch, Founder & CEO, STRIVER Labs, Inc.

Micha Benoliel, Co-Founder, Nodle

Kevin Czinger, Founder & CEO, Divergent 3D

Mike Freni, Chairman & CEO, Kumbaya Inc.

Greg Isaacs ('99), VP International, ZipRecruiter

Nikki Katz, SVP, Digital Strategy & Emerging Experiences, Bank of America

Noelia Marcos ('14), Sr. Manager Product, Ticketmaster

Steve Raymond ('00), CEO, 8i

David Shoup, CTO, Veriown Global Inc.


Presented By

Easton Technology Management Center


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