Tech + Society Conference

The Easton Technology Management Center Presents:


Tech + Society Conference 2023

Friday, October 27, 2023


9:00 - 9:45 am
Check in + Breakfast

9:45 - 1:00 pm
Conference Programming

1:00 - 2:00 pm
Networking Lunch

We live in fascinating times

Artificial intelligence (AI) holds immense potential for disruptive innovation, promising improved accessibility, lower costs, and improved outcomes in critical areas of societal need. However, the rapid emergence of a "techlash" poses challenges for AI-driven businesses, as concerns escalate regarding data privacy, a growing digital and income divide, the future of work and anticompetitive behaviors.  Central to this discourse is the crucial role of effective leadership in ensuring effective product, design, outreach, "guardrails and transparency".
Join us at this year's Tech + Society Conference, where our expert speakers will delve into the most pressing issues, offering insights and strategies to:

  • Harness AI to enhance accessibility and affordability in healthcare
  • Identify and proactively minimize any unintended consequences that may arise from AI’s increasing integration into society
  • Define the pathway to success for leaders who are at the forefront of managing AI-driven innovation in our ever-evolving societal landscape
Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to be part of a vibrant community of innovators, changemakers, and visionaries.


Time Topic Participants Notes
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Welcome Antonio Bernardo
Dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management
10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Opening Keynote Dr. Nworah Ayogu, Chief Medical Officer and General Manager, Amazon Clinic
Moderator: Terry Kramer
Transformations in Health Care: The Amazon Story
10:50 – 11:35 a.m. Panel Anoop Sinha, Research Director, AI & Future Technologies, Google
Alicia Zhou, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer, Color 
Moderator: Neel Mandavilli, MBA Candidate (’24), UCLA Anderson
Opportunities for Ethical AI Product Innovation
11:35 – 11:45 a.m. Break
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. UCLA Lab Spotlight David Jassby, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA UCLA Innovator Spotlight
12:00 – 12:50 p.m. Closing Fireside Chat Adam Cheyer, Entrepreneur, Researcher and Developer
Moderator: Gayle Northrop (’96), Adjunct Assistant Professor, UCLA Anderson School of Management
The Future of Innovation Using Artificial Intelligence: Serving Consumers and Society
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Networking Lunch North Terrace
Events Highlights



Darina Genina, Program Manager