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Webinar: Technology Based Disruptions: Leadership Imperatives in a Rapidly Changing Environment

Thursday, May 7, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Webinar - PDT

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Technology Based Disruptions: Leadership Imperatives in a Rapidly Changing Environment

Due to the acceleration of technology-based disruptions, executives have been changing how they view their business and product offering—and ultimately how they approach leadership. With the added disruption of the current COVID-19 pandemic, this transformation may be accelerating more than ever. New products, services and business models enable disruption of existing industries and often transform the nature of competition.

Join Professor Terry Kramer, Faculty Director of the Easton Technology Management Center, in a virtual conversation with a panel of technology leaders to explore these changes, the impact on business and what business leaders are doing to adapt. Hear from:



About Panelists

Mark Thomas ('10)
Group Product Manager, Snap Inc.
Mark Thomas has had nearly a decade of experience as a Product Manager at leading tech companies including Google, Snap and IAC. In his 8 years as a PM at Google, he drove vision, strategy and execution across 50-100-person teams resulting in multiple, global launches impacting billions of dollars in revenue. Products he worked on include YouTube, Google Pay, Android, Google Ads and DoubleClick. Read More.

Peter Trepp ('98)
CEO & President, FaceFirst Face Recognition Software
Peter is the CEO of FaceFirst, Inc. a leading U.S. facial recognition software company that provides AI-enabled security and consumer experience solutions to commercial and government organizations. FaceFirst's platform offers secure identity verification solutions for consumer authentication, access control, identity fraud, public safety and loss prevention. FaceFirst is the only enterprise-grade identity software company based in the U.S. They are among the leading identify solutions companies in the world. Read More.

Lori Van Deloo ('98)
Global Payments & Fintech Innovation Executive
Visiting Professor, UCLA Anderson

Lori is a global product, marketing and innovation executive with more than 25 years of leadership experience. She has deep expertise in the areas of Fintech and Payments, and has served as a Distinguished Visitor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management since 2014. Read More.

Moderator: Terry Kramer
Faculty Director, Easton Technology Management Center
Adjunct Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management

A graduate of UCLA (B.A., '82) and Harvard Business School, Terry Kramer has extensive technology and leadership expertise in the domestic and international telecommunications industry. Since beginning his career at Harris Corporation and Booz Allen Hamilton, Kramer has held executive roles at AirTouch, PacTel and Vodafone globally. Read More.



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