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October 18, 2021

4:45 p.m. Pacific Time

Global Business & Policy Forum Networking Reception and Discussion: Cybersecurity: Broad Trends, Risks and Promising Areas of Innovation 

Join the UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management and UCLA School of Law’s Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy in hosting Terry Kramer, adjunct professor of technology management and faculty director, Easton Technology Management Center and Andrew Selbst, assistant professor of law for a presentation and discussion on the broad landscape of cybersecurity challenges that impact the consumer, enterprises and society in today's virtual world. They will discuss the risks, roles of government vs. enterprises vs. individuals and share their observations on the most promising areas of innovation to enhance cybersecurity while protecting individuals, enterprises and societies.

Technology-based innovation has created huge benefits along with a significant number of access points to the Internet from devices and transactions of all types – – connected devices in a variety of forms – – wearables, connected vehicles, connected appliances, coupled with an increased number of transactions whether they be videoconferencing, e-commerce, social networks, government-based identification applications, etc. With this innovation has also come increased risks and prevalence of cyber-attacks potentially crippling the benefits of technology-based innovation, damaging security of individuals, enterprises and governments, and ultimately challenging our way of life.

Hardly a month goes by without the announcement of another massive breach of data held by a government agency, a multi-national business or an essential service provider. Cyberwarfare, cyberespionage, and cyberterrorism are big challenges facing governments throughout the world and businesses large and small. And President Biden has made cybersecurity, a top priority for the Biden-Harris Administration at all levels of government.

Is the breach of any organization’s cybersecurity just a matter of time? Can a modern commercial society organize itself to deal efficiently and effectively with breaches of cybersecurity? Are there regulatory schemes that can offer real protection to citizens and customers with respect to their private personal data? And how can technology be used to identify and eliminate cybersecurity risks?

This forum is a collaborative partnership between the Center for Global Management and UCLA School of Law's Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy. Open to UCLA Anderson and Law School Students only. RSVP required.

October 21, 2021

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Social Media's Dark Side – A Conversation with Roger McNamee

Since April 2017, Roger McNamee, an original Facebook investor, has been engaged, along with former Google design ethicist Tristan Harris and others, in a campaign to trigger a national conversation about the dark side of social media. His book about that experience, Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe, was published in 2017, and featured as a TIME magazine cover story in 2019. Fast forward to 2021 – Facebook, as the world’s largest social media platform, is under scrutiny for its alleged role in fake news, promoting hate, extremism, cyberbullying, human trafficking and anti-trust violations.  Join the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall and UCLA Anderson School of Management for a timely conversation with Roger McNamee on Social Media’s Dark Side.   The discussion will be moderated by and UCLA Anderson’s Professor Terry Kramer who teaches a number of tech-focused global management elective courses that address the impact of disruptive innovation on products, services, markets and competition in the U.S. and globally. Questions will be taken from livestream participants during the audience Q&A. This event hosted by and in collaboration with the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall, is in partnership with the Center for Global Management and Easton Technology Management Center. The Center for Global Management is a member of the LAWAC & Town Hall.

October 28, 2021

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Pacific Time

Innovation: Strategies for Success Series: How Technology Innovation Transforms Society and Our Ethics with Juan Enriquez

Join the 2021 Tech & Society Conference keynote address, the Centers@Anderson and Professor Terry Kramer in conversation with futurist, polymath, venture capitalist and author, Juan Enriquez, managing director of Excel Venture Management, a life sciences VC firm. He cofounded the company that made the world's first synthetic life form and seed funded a company that may allow portable brain reading. He is also the author of Right/Wrong: How Technology Transforms Our Ethics which explores how technological innovation is driving exponential change in our thoughts on right and wrong as we create a world where humans increasingly are able to shape their environment, themselves and other species. His book covers how today’s most pressing issues are all framed by the relationship between technology and ethics, which allows for real potential to improve the future. The conversation will explore what can we learn from past technological innovations and how can we use this knowledge to build a better future. This discussion is the featured keynote address for the 2021 Tech & Society Conference, in partnership with Centers@Anderson, a collaboration among the Centers of UCLA Anderson.  Open to UCLA students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the extended UCLA community and general public.

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Zoom link will be shared closer to the date for this session only. If you have already registered for the conference, you are set.

About the Innovation: Strategies for Success Series:

In the global environment and post COVID-19, there will be increased opportunities and challenges, with greater demands on leaders, businesses and society. New innovation strategies must be assessed and utilized to ensure future success. This series will address the innovation imperatives of today and their implications for tomorrow.