Conference 2014

Relive Alumni Weekend 2014
Senior Associate Dean Al Osborne.
Conference Videos
Building a Legacy - J.C. Penney and Beyond
Jordanna MoraEconomic Forecast:
Is Anything Different a Year Later?
Crazy CartCrazy Cart: A Viral Phenomenon

Featured Speakers
Myron E. Ullman
CEO of J.C. Penney
Ann Meyers Drysdale
VP of Phoenix Suns & Mercury
Elliot LingAli Kermani ('09)
Founder, Crazy Cart


2014 Conference SCHEDULE
Friday, May 2 // Alumni Conference
7:30 a.m - 8:00 a.m.
Registration open & breakfast served
Please check in upon arrival at Marion Anderson Courtyard. You must check in at Marion Anderson Courtyard for the Networking Reception (if you haven't already done so for Conference) before heading to the Luskin School of Public Affairs (GSM/AGSM Roof)
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
breakout Sessions 1

Personal Branding through Social Media 
Sasha Strauss ('03) // Founder & Managing Director of Innovation Protocol

Current State of the Real Estate Market
Professor Eric Sussman // Senior Lecturer of Accounting & Real Estate

9:00 am. - 10:00 a.m.
Global Business: Volatility in Emerging Markets
Presented by: Center for Global Management

Professor Sebastian Edwards  // Moderator, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management, UCLA Anderson
Joseph Barragan ('79)  // Managing Director, Capital Advisory, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A.
Kevin Berryman ('87) // Executive VP & CFO, International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.

Entrepreneurship: How, What, and Why?
Presented by: Harold & Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Greg Craig ('89) // Moderator, Chairman, Anahau Energy, LLC and Co-Founder, Head Coach Sports, LLC
Paul Diamond ('01) // President, Lodis Accessories
Sunil Rajaraman ('08) // Founder & CEO,

Reaching and Engaging the Multi-platform Media Consumer
Presented by: Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sport

Karen Williams // Moderator, Executive Director, MEMES
Jason Phipps // VP, Digital Media Marketing, FX
Greg Isaacs ('99) // VP, Digital Media, NFL
10:15 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.
Welcome and opening remarks
Glenn Lyday ('03) // President, UCLA Anderson Board of Directors
10:25 a.m - 11:00 a.m.
BIG DATA: Changing the Business Equation
Big Data: Changing the Business Equation
Presented by: Easton Technology Leadership Program

Professor Dominique Hanssens  // Moderator, Bud Knapp Professor of Marketing
Chitra Balasubramanian ('09) // VP of Insights, Retail Next Inc.
Mike Horowitz ('97) // EVP Product Management, Live Nation Entertainment
Iván Markman ('02) // COO, MarketShare
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Leadership On and Off the Court
Leadership On and Off the Court
Ann Meyers Drysdale // VP, Phoenix Mercury and Phoenix Suns
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Crazy Cart: A Viral Phenomenon
Big Data: Changing the Business Equation
Ali Kermani ('09)   // Founder, Crazy Cart, Vice President of Digital Media, Razor USA, LLC, President, Acoustic Productions
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Building a Legacy - J.C. Penney and Beyond
Building a Legacy - J.C. Penney and Beyond
Myron E. Ullman  // CEO, J.C. Penney
Debra Berman ('96)  // SVP of Marketing, J.C. Penney
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
State of the school
Dean Judy Olian // Dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management
2:20 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The business of sports franchises
The Business of Sports Franchises
Dave Shore  // Moderator, Operations Manager, Lakers Pre-game Host, ESPN LA
Thad Levine ('99)  // Assistant GM, Texas Rangers
Dennis Kuhl // Chairman at Angels Baseball
Erik Greupner // Senior Vice President, Business Administration & General Counsel, San Diego Padres
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Economic Forecast: Is Anything Different a Year Later?
Professor Ed Leamer // Chauncey J. Medberry Chair in Management, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
5:00 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
Alumni Award Recipient Recognition
5:20 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Closing REmarks
Professor Al Osborne // Senior Associate Dean
5:30 p.m.
Alumni Weekend Networking Reception