Easton Technology Leadership Program

Easton Technology Leadership Program

To develop technology leaders through academic excellence and industry exposure. 

Scope

The program, popular among students given their high-tech interests, exposes them to the rapidly transforming technology landscape across different verticals including high-tech, defense, healthcare, education, entertainment & media, retail and financial services - from startups to large corporation.

Easton Program's 3 Pillars

The program leverages UCLA Anderson's students' technology focus and entrepreneurial drive, its faculty's academic excellence and its Alumni & Industry Professionals' (A&IP) experience in the technology sector. 

Academics 

Curricular offerings include courses taught by faculty and alumni & industry professionals. Technology offerings cover areas of emerging technologies and their associated markets; managing technology; product management and development; and web and data analytics and have grown to twenty-one offerings this year. Interactive workshops taught by experts enhance the course offerings in the technology and soft skills domains.

Events & Workshops 

The Easton program aims to equip students with the technology and leadership skills necessary to become technology leaders. To this effort, Easton provides students access to many different non-course activities mainly led by industry professionals. These include workshops (e.g., Agile Workshops, Emotional Intelligence Workshops), talks (e.g. Leadership Style Series, Tech Innovations Panel), as well as various events. 

Industry Mentors

Our goal is to connect Easton students with industry professionals that can serve as role models and advisers to them in their career plans. As an Easton Industry Mentor, you will be able to give back to the community and personally invest in the life and career of a developing business professional. In addition, you will have access to all Easton events and workshops with opportunities to network with fellow industry professionals and UCLA Anderson faculty.

2013 Top Employing Companies: 

Amazon

Raytheon

Cisco

Qualcomm

Booz Allen Hamilton

ExxonMobil  

Boeing

eBay

Facebook

ZS Associates

Google

Broadcom

Johnson & Johnson

Microsoft

Symantec

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Easton Program Blog

  • The Easton Technology Leadership program launched its Industry mentoring program this year with a networking event on December 3, 2014. The mentoring program is in its 4th year with nearly 45 Industry Mentor Board members. This year’s board members bring varied backgrounds and experiences; are from startups, medium sized as...
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    Mon, 15 Dec 2014
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  • Did you know? Tech innovations have been exhibited at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) since it was first started in 1967 in New York City when it had 17,500 attendees and over 100 exhibitors. From 1978 to 1994, two separate shows were held at Las Vegas in January and Chicago...
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    Mon, 01 Dec 2014
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  • The Easton Technology Leadership Program, in partnership with TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Southern California, organized a panel focused on Technology Innovations on October 29, 2014, at UCLA Anderson. Panelists spoke about technology innovations and how these innovations impact businesses and consumers. Jory Wolf, the CIO of the City of Santa...
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    Wed, 05 Nov 2014
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  • Checkout highlights at the UCLA Anderson Blog. L to R: Vandana Mangal (Easton Executive Director), Vivek Sharma (SVP Online Disney Parks), and Guillaume Roels (Easton Faculty Director) Vivek Sharma discussing the importance of accelerating digital innovation. Easton students at the Social right before the Leadership Style Series talk.
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    Tue, 28 Oct 2014
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  • Check out Professor John Villasenor's blog "Five Things The Texas Ebola Case Can Teach Us About Critical Infrastructure Security." Professor John Villasenor taught UCLA Anderson's MGMT 275 Intellectual Property for Technology Entrepreneurs and Managers and is a UCLA Professor (electrical engineering and public policy). He will be giving a talk...
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    Thu, 09 Oct 2014

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EASTON Social & Leadership Styles Series: Vivek Sharma

EASTON Social & Leadership Styles Series: Vivek Sharma

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