Vandana (Ann) Mangal, PhD

Executive Director - Easton Technology Management Center and Research Director - BIT

Phone: (310) 825-9261

vmangal@anderson.ucla.edu

Biography

Dr. Mangal is Executive Director for the Easton Technology Management Center and the Research Director for Business and Information Technologies (BIT) at UCLA Anderson School of Management. She taught Big Data as an Emerging Technologies and Markets course at UCLA Anderson. She is on the board of the IS Associates. Dr Mangal spoke about Big Data and participated in a Q&A with a Silicon Beach Startup on 'Concept to Code' on the youtube channel for the City of Santa Monica. She is an Inaugural member of the LA Media Lab.

As Executive Director, she has been instrumental in launching the Easton Technology Leadership Program and growing it into the Easton Technology Management Center with now nearly 430 students and $11 million funding. As Research Director of BIT, Dr Mangal has published several papers and articles in journals and magazines, many in collaboration with global researchers. She has published three books.

Vandana has given talks at several domestic and global conferences, participated in panels and chaired conference sessions, including at the Digital Entertainment World Conference, California Clean Conference, the India Conference and the Women's Business Conference. She serves as judge for case and venture competitions such as those hosted by Google, Southern California Edison and Applied Management Research at UCLA Anderson. She has jointly conducted company case studies. She has served as the guest editor of a special issue of the Journal of Engineering Management and Economics titled 'Technology, Operations and Strategy in Innovation and Entrepreneurship'. She is the recipient of several awards for research and programs including from the Center for Global Management and the Center for International Business Education and Research, the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and the University of California's Industry-University Cooperative Research Program. She is a 5-time recipient of the UCLA Anderson School Local Award given for exemplary performance.

Before joining UCLA, Dr Mangal worked at Intel. She also worked at AE Business Solutions Consulting Company as a Principal Consultant and Business Analyst serving as the primary liaison between clients and technical developers and managing projects in sectors including education, telecommunications, recreation and legal. Before moving to consulting, Vandana taught at the University of Wisconsin, Madison's School of Business and at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville's Computer Science department. She completed her PhD from the Heinz School at Carnegie Mellon University; her undergraduate degree is in Electrical Engineering from PEC University of Technology.

Education

Ph.D. Technology Management and Information Systems, Heinz School and Tepper School, Carnegie Mellon University
Masters Technology Management and Information Systems, Heinz School, Carnegie Mellon University
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Punjab Engineering College
  • Mangal, Vandana and Karmarkar, Uday. (2012). The UCLA Anderson Business and Information Technologies (BIT) Project: A Global Study of Business Practice (2012). World Scientific Publishing Co. [ Link ]
  • Mangal, Vandana and Karmarkar, Uday. (2012). Global Trends for Technology Adoption - Results of the BIT Survey across Ten Countries. The UCLA Anderson Business and Information Technologies (BIT) Project: A Global Study of Business Practice, Mangal, Vandana and Karmarkar, Uday (eds), World Scientific Publishing Co.
  • Mangal, Vandana. (2011). 'Technology, Operations and Strategy in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics, Guest Editor, Vol 2, Iss 2/3. [ Link ]
  • Mangal, Vandana, Roels, Guillaume, Son, Byung-Gak and Tang, Christopher. (November 2010). An Approach for Developing a MBA curriculum to meet the career objectives of MBA students with Engineering/Science background. International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics, Volume 1, Numbers 2-3, pp. 103-144(42). [ Link ]
  • Mangal, Vandana. (2010). Sustainability - is it for the CIO?. The Electronic Green Journal, Vol 1, Iss 29. [ Link ]
  • Karmarkar, Uday and Mangal, Vandana. (2009). The UCLA Anderson Business and Information Technologies (BIT) Project: A Global Study of Business Practice. World Scientific Publishing Co. [ Link ]
  • Karmarkar, Uday and Mangal, Vandana. (2007). The Business and Information Technologies (BIT) Project. World Scientific Publishing Co. [ Link ]
  • Karmarkar, Uday and Mangal, Vandana. (2007). Business Continuity and Technology in the Retail Sector. The Business and Information Technologies (BIT) Project, Karmarkar, Uday and Mangal, Vandana (eds), World Scientific Publishing Co.
  • Mangal, Vandana and Neirotti, Paolo. (2006). Organisational structure and value chain evolution: impacts of information technology on the insurance industry in the USA and Europe. International Journal of Technology Marketing, Vol 1, Iss 2, pp 171-195. [ Link ]
  • Mangal, Vandana. (April 13, 2005). Convergence - where is it taking the CIO?. Computerworld, [ Link ]
  • Mangal, Vandana. (April 7, 2004). Business Continuity Planning is a Challenge for CIOs. Computerworld, [ Link ]
  • Mangal, Vandana. (March 29, 2003). Lessons from the CIO Forum. Always-On Networks,

Interests
Dr. Mangal's interests include technology management, big data, internet of things, sharing economy, information systems related to globalization, services, entrepreneurship, operations in the areas of insurance, mortgage and retail with the intersection of technology and business being of special interest. She has published three books and papers in many journals and magazines. Dr Mangal has served as speaker and chair at several conferences.

Awards/Honors
International Program Committee, 13th Global Conference on Flexible Systems Management
Advisory Board,
UCLA Advanced Degree Consulting Club
Program Committee for Service Management and Marketing,
Service Research and Innovation Institute (SRII) Conference 2012
Four time recipient, UCLA Anderson School Local Award given for exemplary performance

Advisor/Examiner/Mentor/Committee
PhD Thesis External Evaluator - National Institute of Technology, India, 2013-14
International Evaluator for Doctoral thesis - Politecnico di Torino, Italy, 2012-13
Mentor, Santa Monica Youth Technology Program, 2012
Admissions Ambassador - Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011-12
PhD Thesis External Examiner - DMS-IIT Delhi, India
Project Advisor - Globally Distributed Work (AMPM3) Program Participant, 2010

Guest Editor
Guest editor of the special issue titled 'Technology, Operations and Strategy in Innovation and Entrepreneurship' in the International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics, 2011, Vol 2, Iss 2/3

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