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Relive Alumni Conference

Friday April 29, 2022
UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson alumni connected with Anderson’s illustrious community of industry leaders and faculty to explore the role that communities play in creating new business models, generating value, and driving societal impact. 
Alumni Conference Presentations
Alumni smiling at Alumni Conference on the Veranda
Alumni Conference & Networking Reception
Conference Information
 
Managing a Pandemic: Data, Analytics and Decision making
Elisa Long, Associate Professor of Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management

Professor Elisa Long discuss how historical and geolocation data from smartphones can be leveraged to uncover public health and business insights.

Future of Work is Liquid 
How modern businesses and talent thrive in a decentralized work-life world
Saujin Yi (’07), CEO & Founder, Liquid, Inc.

Saujin Yi (’07), CEO & Founder, Liquid, Inc. discusses how a decentralized work-life is a win-win for all and how to take full advantage of the growing liquid workforce.

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Building a Business with Purpose: A FinTech Entrepreneur's Story
Ksenia Yudina (’14), Founder & CEO of UNest

Ksenia Yudina (’14), Founder & CEO of UNest, shares her inspiration for starting the fintech company and lessons as a first time, female founder.  

2022 State of the School
2022 State of the School Presentation

Tony Bernardo, Dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management

Zubin Davar (’15), President-Elect, UCLA Anderson Alumni Network Board of Directors)

Anderson Alumni Network Board of Directors’ President-elect Zubin Davar (’15) joined Dean Tony Bernardo for a discussion about the state of the school and where it’s headed.

2022 UCLA Anderson Alumni Awards Presentation
2022 UCLA Anderson Alumni Awards Presentation

Donnalisa Barnum (’86), SVP & Portfolio Manager, Capital World Investors 
Francesco Aquilini (’94), Managing Director, Aquilini Investment Group Inc

2022 John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Francesco Aquilini (’94) and 2022 Outstanding Alumni Service Award recipient Donnalisa Barnum (’86) share their path to success and impact.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Check-in | Marion Anderson Courtyard
12:00 - 1:10 p.m.
Networking Lunch | Judy & Bernard Briskin Family Plaza
1:10 - 1:20 p.m.    
Welcome Remarks | Judy & Bernard Briskin Family Plaza
Jill Baldauf (’79) (’81), Associate Dean, Alumni Relations
Kate Pletcher (’07), President, UCLA Anderson Alumni Network Board of Directors
1:20 - 1:45 p.m.
UCLA Anderson Alumni Awards Presentation | Judy & Bernard Briskin Family Plaza
Outstanding Alumni Service Award
Donnalisa Barnum (’86), Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Capital World Investors
John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumni Award
Francesco Aquilini (’94), Managing Director, Aquilini Investment Group Inc.

Learn more about UCLA Anderson Alumni Awards.
1:45 - 2:15 p.m. 
State of the School Judy & Bernard Briskin Family Plaza
Tony Bernardo, Dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management
Zubin Davar (’15), President-Elect, UCLA Anderson Alumni Network Board of Directors
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Monetizing Fandom—from NFTs to TikTok | Crown Family Auditorium (MAH)
Ben Arnon (’07), Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Curio
Dustin Goot (’12), Head of Creator Solutions, TikTok
Lea Kozin (’10), Principal; Ixsight, LLC
For artists, athletes, and influencers of all kinds, digital platforms like Instagram, TikTok, Twitch—and now the non-fungible token (NFT) collectibles market—provide ways to share content and engage with fans directly on channels they control. What do you need to know about these burgeoning tools? How is fandom being monetized and how does it differ for digital native creators, established celebrities, and brand partners? Explore what the growing entertainment creator economy means for the power of creator communities and the dynamics of traditional entertainment business ecosystems.

Managing a Pandemic: Data, Analytics and Decision-making | May Hasso Serrano Classroom (MAH G304)
Elisa Long, Associate Professor of Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management

Tour of Marion Anderson Hall & Anderson Accelerator | Marion Anderson Hall & Venture Accelerator
Jami Carman, Senior Associate Dean & Chief Administrative Officer, UCLA Anderson
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Refreshment Break  | Grand Salon (MAH)
4:15 - 4:40 p.m.
Future of Work is Liquid | Crown Family Auditorium (MAH)
How modern businesses and talent thrive in a decentralized work-life world
Saujin Yi (’07), CEO & Founder, Liquid, Inc.
The Great Resignation of 2021, which saw employees across all industries leave their jobs in record numbers, is continuing into 2022. With increased worker power and mobility, resignations rates are at a record 3% and self-employed workers have risen by 500,000 since the beginning of the pandemic to over 9.4 million. As more workers move toward freelance set-ups, businesses that aren’t used to incorporating outside experts may find themselves left behind. This session will discuss how this decentralized work-life world actually works, why it is a win-win for all, and how to set yourself or your business up to take full advantage of the growing liquid workforce.
4:40 - 5:15 p.m.
Building a Business with Purpose: A FinTech Entrepreneur’s Story | Crown Family Auditorium (MAH)
Ksenia Yudina (’14), Founder & CEO, UNest
5:15 - 7:30 p.m.   
Networking Reception | Marion Anderson Courtyard
Ben Arnon (’07)
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Curio
Antonio Bernardo
Dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management
Dustin Goot
Dustin Goot (’12)
Head of Creator Solutions, TikTok
Lea Kozin
Lea Kozin (’10)
Principal; Ixsight, LLC
Elissa Long
Elisa Long
Associate Professor of Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management
Saujin Yi (’07), CEO & Founder, Liquid, Inc.
Saujin Yi (’07)
CEO & Founder, Liquid, Inc.
Ksenia Yudina, CFA, is the founder & CEO of UNest.
Ksenia Yudina (’14)
Founder & CEO, UNest