What's Current April 2023

April 2023

Welcome to the April edition of our monthly newsletter, What’s Current. I’m especially excited to announce our 2023 commencement speaker for our MBA and Ph.D. programs — Mayor Karen Bass. As we share below, she is the first woman and the second African American to be elected as Los Angeles’ chief executive. We are truly honored that she will join us to celebrate our Class of 2023! But first, we have much left to commemorate and accomplish in the busy remaining weeks of spring quarter. In this newsletter, we showcase April’s
wide-ranging campus events and spotlight a few of Anderson’s outstanding student, faculty and alumni leaders who are making a positive impact. Later this week, we will welcome back alumni from around the world for their class reunions. Wishing each of you a strong finish to the school year!

Dean Tony Bernardo

Karen Bass, Mayor of Los Angeles, Is UCLA Anderson’s 2023 Commencement Speaker

Our graduating MBA, FEMBA, EMBA and Ph.D. classes will hear from our city’s first female chief executive

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The 2023 Evolve Conference Looked Ahead to the Future of Retail

Anderson’s Retail Business Association invited provocative, forward-thinking discussions among CEOs,
founders and change-makers

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Out@Anderson Celebrates Queer Joy in Entrepreneurship, Entertainment
and Real Estate

In celebration of @outatanderson’s LGBTQ+ Awareness Week, Danny Hoang (’24), Giancarlo Nasi (’23) and Michael Bleggi (’24) shared insights into their career paths and how Anderson has helped them make a difference in the LGBTQ+ community


Congratulations, Incoming ASA President Juhie Rathor (’24)

Taking a decidedly intentional approach, she’s setting goals of transparency, efficiency and collaboration

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The 2023 Accelerate Cohort’s
Sustaining Enterprises

Kevin Takashi Cohen (FEMBA ’23) and Andreas Neuman (’14) are among the Venture Accelerator founders developing companies for a healthier planet

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From Studios to Streamers, a
Radical Reinvention

Entertainment veterans Susanne Daniels and Mali Heled Kinberg are teaching Anderson MBA students about the rapidly evolving world of content streaming

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Steven Kan (’06) Spends
His Days in the Cloud

The Google executive told alumna Kelsey Anderson (’22) how he focuses on strategy and ops for the Cloud/AI division

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The Fed Bought Up Corporate Bonds in the Last Recession. A Brazen Precedent?

Tyler Muir explains how the Fed created an expectation

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The Role of Chance Encounters in Silicon Valley Innovation

Keith Chen, with cellphone signals and patent citations, approximates a theory’s long-sought paper trail

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