Alumni Reunions

January 30, 2021
9:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.

February 6, 2021
9:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual, Live Online

         Program Fee

Leading in a Technology Driven World: New Paradigms and the New Normal is a live online program—developed exclusively for UCLA Anderson alumni—to prepare managers to lead organizations through transformational change accelerated by tech-enabled innovation and our changing environment.

2021's program is updated for our current environment:

  • Virtual delivery is easy to access: Participate in our program from anywhere in the world and convenience of your home.
  • Shortened program enables flexibility: Maximize learning with less virtual fatigue through two, 3-hour sessions.
  • Increased focus on the new normal: Explore new paradigms shaped by ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and racial inequities.

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Program Overview

 

Our program is ideal for managers, executives and entrepreneurs from any industry. Anderson faculty and industry leaders lead pre-assignments, mini-lectures, fireside chats, and a case analysis to share current, real-world insights on a variety of topics. Breakout groups, role play and discussions enable participant collaboration further enriching the learning environment.

Day 1 | Saturday, January 30, 2021

Technology and New Leadership Paradigms in a New Normal
Terry Kramer, Adjunct Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management; Faculty Director, Easton Technology Management Center

Case Analysis: Bayer Crop Science
Terry Kramer, Adjunct Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management; Faculty Director, Easton Technology Management Center

Fireside Chat with Marni Walden, Former EVP and COO, Verizon Wireless



Day 2 | Saturday, February 6, 2021

The Role of AI and Data in Product Creation, New Normal and Business Success
Keith Chen, Associate Professor of Economics

Fireside Chat with Gordon Ho, Founder, Xpertainment; Former CMO, Princess Cruises

Program Summary + Key Takeaways
Terry Kramer, Adjunct Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management; Faculty Director, Easton Technology Management Center



 

Learning Outcomes

 

Identify role of tech-enabled innovations across consumer & enterprise applications:

  • New capabilities for data, AR/VR, artificial intelligence, machine learning, etc.
  • Key trends for product creation, service innovation and business success
  • Examination of industries being disrupted

Recognize what continues to be "true" about role of tech and leadership:

  • Disruptive innovations for disruptors & established enterprises
  • Principles of customer adoption
  • Role of innovation in rapid adoption
  • Importance of data vs hardware, network effects, rapid scaling, etc.

Understand what is new in our environment and impact of multiple factors:

  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • Ongoing racial injustices and inequities
  • Change in "place" for shopping, entertainment, etc.
  • Broader role of tech in society

Determine current and future leadership imperatives:

  • Transformative effects of tech
  • "Mental map" to assess new normal
  • Differing decision-making skill requirements
  • Demands of expanding CEO role and changes for people strategies
 

Lecturers & Speakers

 
Todd Holloway

KEITH CHEN

Associate Professor of Economics



 

Neil Hoyne

MARNI WALDEN

Former EVP and COO, Verizon Wireless



Fumbi Chima

TERRY KRAMER

Adjunct Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management; Faculty Director of Easton Technology Management Center

Kim Overall

GORDON HO

Founder, Xpertainment; Former CMO, Princess Cruises


 

 

Alumni Program Fee

 

$200*

Get up to speed on the leadership priorities to manage and thrive through transformational change through a mix of academic, industry and peer insights.

* A limited number of complimentary spots are available for Anderson alumni currently employed at public serving, non-profit organizations.

2 faculty lectures;
2 industry speakers

4 pre-assignments;
1 case analysis

Interactive role play, breakout groups, discussions

Presented by:

UCLA Easton Technology Management Center       UCLA Anderson Alumni Network       UCLA Anderson Executive Education

Have questions? Contact execed@anderson.ucla.edu for more information.