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The Easton Technology Management Center Presents:
 

Tech + Society Conference 2021

Thursday, October 28

5:00 – 6:45 p.m. (Remote)

&

Friday, October 29

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Hybrid)

REGISTER FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28

REGISTER FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29

We live in fascinating times - tech-based innovation offers the promise of disruptive technologies which can lower cost and improve outcomes in critical areas of societal focus. These innovations and the businesses that drive them, however, are often subject to a rapidly emerging "techlash" with a growing set of concerns about potential monopolistic behavior of large tech companies, concerns about data privacy, systemic bias embedded in algorithmic decision making, a growing digital and income divide and uncertainty about the future of work. At the core of this, a discussion around effective leadership is emerging.

  • Where can technology-based innovation serve society the best?
  • What are the potential unintended consequences of technology in society and how can these be mitigated?
  • And ultimately, what does success look like for leaders managing technology-based innovation in society?
2021 Moderators
 
Heather Caruso
Assistant Dean, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations and Behavioral Decision Making
UCLA Anderson
Cassie Rauser
Executive Director, Sustainable LA Grand Challenge
UCLA
Terry Kramer (UCLA '82)
Faculty Director, Easton Technology
Management Center;
Adjunct Professor of DOTM
UCLA Anderson
Olav Sorensen
Joseph Jacobs Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies; Professor of Strategy; Faculty Research Director, Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
UCLA Anderson
2021 Schedule
 

Thursday, October 28 (Remote)

5:00 - 5:10 p.m. Welcome
Terry Kramer (UCLA '82), Faculty Director, Easton Technology Management Center; Adjunct Professor in DOTM, UCLA Anderson
5:10 - 6:00 p.m. Fireside Chat: How Technology Innovation Transforms Society and Our Ethics
Juan Enriquez, Author, Right/Wrong: How Technology Transforms Our Ethics; Managing Director, Excel Venture Management
Terry Kramer (UCLA '82), Faculty Director, Easton Technology Management Center; Adjunct Professor in DOTM, UCLA Anderson
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Virtual Networking

Friday, October 29 (Hybrid)

9:00 - 9:10 a.m. Welcome
Terry Kramer (UCLA '82), Faculty Director, Easton Technology Management Center; Adjunct Professor in DOTM, UCLA Anderson
9:10 - 10:00 a.m. Fireside Chat: AI for Good
John Kelly III, Executive Vice President Cognitive Solutions & IBM Research, IBM (Retired)
Heather Caruso, Assistant Dean, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Adjunct Assistant Professor in Management & Organizations,  UCLA Anderson
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Panel 1: Global Tech Innovation
Zenia Tata, Chief Impact Officer, X Prize
Mareme Dieng, Lead, Global Innovation Strategy, 500 Startups

Moderator: Olav Sorensen, Joseph Jacobs Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies; Professor of Strategy; Faculty Research Director, Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, UCLA Anderson
11:00 - 11:10 a.m. Break
11:10 - 12:00 p.m. Panel 2: GreenTech
Kameale Terry, Co-Founder & CEO, ChargerHelp!
Michael Webber
Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources, University of Texas at Austin; CTO, Energy Impact Partners

Moderator: Cassie Rauser, Executive Director, Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, UCLA
12:00 - 12:10 p.m. Closing
12:10 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Virtual Networking
2020 Highlights
 

Welcome & Keynote: Steven Hatfield, Global Future of Work Leader, Deloitte Consulting

Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare

Closing Highlights

Contact
 

Darina Genina, Program Manager
darina.genina@anderson.ucla.edu