The Easton Technology Management Center Presents:


CES® 2019 at UCLA Anderson

January 17, 2019

11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Executive Dining Room, UCLA Anderson

Technology has become an integral part of our lives, changing our lives and work, the opportunities for new ventures and established enterprises, and more broadly society. Technology based disruptions are affecting almost every sector today including transportation, healthcare, financial services and retail. They are also affecting industry structure, organizational capabilities and the future of work for humans and machines/robots.

Every business is a tech business today. This event aims to bring successful entrepreneurs and executives and a glimpse off the latest innovations and their potential impact. The themes for CES 2019 will include autonomous vehicles, smart cities, the work place of the future, and other disruptive offerings developed in research labs on the UCLA campus, in startups, as well as in large global organizations.


2018 Highlights


2018 CES at UCLA Anderson
Photo Gallery


Walt Mossberg


Marcus Shingles

Panel Discussion

Artificial Intelligence

Panel Discussion

Cybersecurity & Blockchain

Panel Discussion

Henry Bzieh


Keynote Speakers


Adam Cheyer (UCLA MS '93)

Co-Founder & VP Engineering, Viv Labs
Co-Founder, Siri Inc. (previous)

Nikki Katz

Head of Digital Strategy & Emerging Experiences, Bank of America



11:00 – 11:25 a.m Registration & Check In - UCLA Anderson Courtyard
11:25 – 11:35 a.m. Welcome

Terry Kramer (UCLA BA '82), Faculty Director, Easton Technology Management Center and Adjunct Professor of DOTM, UCLA Anderson

11:35 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Keynote I: AI From a Technology Perspective

Adam Cheyer (UCLA MS '93), Co-Founder & VP Engineering, Viv Labs and Co-Founder, Siri Inc.

12:15 – 1:05 p.m. Panel I: Where AI Meets the Bottom Line

Matt Plummer, VP Marketplace Products & Operations, ZipRecruiter
Matthew Levinson (UCLA PhD '13), Personalization Data Science Director, Nike

Moderator: Rick Merrill (UCLA JD '09), CEO, Gavelytics

1:05 – 2:05 p.m. Lunch & Networking
2:05 – 2:45 p.m. Keynote II: Digital Transformation in Businesses Today

Nikki Katz, Head of Digital Strategy & Emerging Experiences, Bank of America

2:45 – 3:35 p.m. Panel II: The Workplace of the Future

Derek Belch, Founder & CEO, STRIVR Labs Inc.
Daniel Burton, Founder & CEO, DroneBase
Steve Raymond ('00), CEO, 8i (former)

Moderator: Laura Fay, VP Research & Advisory, XaaS Product Management, TSIA

3:35 – 4:25 p.m. Panel III: Building a Smarter City

Micha Benoliel, Co-Founder, Nodle
Mike Freni, Chairman & CEO, Kumbaya Inc.

Moderator: John Blevins ('11), Adjunt Professor of DOTM, UCLA Anderson

4:25 – 4:40 p.m. Company Spotlights & Closing Remarks
4:40 – 6:30 p.m. Technology Exhibits & Reception with Anderson Afternoons

Featured Exhibitors