CES 2015

CES® 2015 held at UCLA Anderson

January 8th, 2015

UCLA Anderson School of Management


Technology advances so rapidly you almost don't notice how fast your new iPhone becomes last year's model. And even the new models of consumer electronics are the product of last year's work -­ what companies are working on now isn't available yet. How will I use the newest wearable smart device? Want to try to fly a drone? What is Virtual Reality gaming like? Will I ever own a driverless car? How can you learn about trends in technology that are actually current? That's where The 2015 International CES comes in -­ an annual event held in Las Vegas that showcases the top consumer electronics companies. But unless you fly to Vegas there's no way to enjoy the newest innovations and ideas.

The Easton Center for Technology Management (previously Easton Technology Leadership Program) brought CES to you at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. The program included talks on topics addressed at the International CES, and panels streaming content from select International CES sessions in Las Vegas followed by discussions around that theme by invited industry professionals, faculty and students. The themes of the CES held at UCLA Anderson event included the Internet of Things, Wearables, Robotics, Virtual Reality, and Self-driving Cars.

The Technology Tables allowed attendees to play around with the newest consumer electronics. The event culminated with Anderson Afternoons, a networking reception sponsored by The Easton Center.

CES® 2015 is a registered trademark of the Consumer Electronics Association. Neither UCLA nor the Easton Technology Management Center is affiliated with or endorsed by CES® 2015 or the Consumer Electronics Association.

2015 Highlights

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Executive Dining Room, Gold Hall
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Keynote: Ashwin Rangan & Jason Knapp 

Host: Guillaume Roels and Vandana Mangal

Ashwin Rangan (CIO, ICANN; Previously with Edwards LifeSciences, Wal-Mart, Conexanct, and Rockwell)

Jason Knapp (Chief Product Officer, Interactive Media Holdings: parent of Specific Media, Myspace, Vindico, and Xumo)

12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Panel I (Wearables)
Host: Lily Abagyan

Moderator: Dan Mitchell (MBA Candidate UCLA Anderson and Finance Director, Arizona Democratic Party (past))

Panelist: Nabil Alshurafa (Director of Engineering, WearSens and PhD Candidate, UCLA Computer Science)

Panelist: David Zakariaie (CEO and Founder, Senseye and was part of the Google Glass Explorer Program)

Panelist: Arash Naeim (Director, the JCCC Informatics and Associate Prof. In-Residence, UCLA Medicine)
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Panel II (Internet of Things)
Host: Lauren Edelstein

Moderator: Samuel Meehan (MBA Candidate, UCLA Anderson and Senior Associate Semiconductors, Citi (past))

Panelist: Daniel Obodovski (Founder and Managing Director of Diosys Technologies; co-author of the book "The Silent Intelligence: the Internet of Things"; Director of Business Development Qualcomm (past))

Panelist: Mark Bachman (Co-founder and CEO - inXus interactive; Technologies, IoT Evangelist, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology; Assistant Prof., UCI)

Panelist: Quaseer Mujawar (MBA Candidate, UCLA Anderson and Manager, Deloitte (past))
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Speaker: AbStats Digestion Biosensor: Development and Validation of an Abdominal Wearable Device
Host: Vandana Mangal

Brennan Spiegel MD (Research Partner, GI Logic; Director Health Services Research at Cedars-Sinai Health System; Prof. of Medicine and Public Health, UCLA)
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. A Conversation with Janice Chaffin
Host: Guillaume Roels

Janice Chaffin (Independent Board Director with Board positions on the International Game Technology (IGT), PTC, Synopsys and UCLA Anderson Board of Visitors; Group President, Consumer Business, Symantec (past))
D Atrium
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Trade Show/Technology Booths & Anderson Afternoons Reception

Exhibitor: Microsoft

Exhibitor: Telescope

Exhibitor: L2F, Baxter Collaborative Robots

Exhibitor: MiaLinkup, Device that connects your car to your phone using Bluetooth

Exhibitor: Radius 60

Exhibitor: UCLA Biomechatronics Lab

Exhibitor: UCLA Smart Grid, EV charging station that handles charging of four electric vehicles simultaenously

Exhibitor: Omnimmerse, Immersive Virtual Reality to the residential real estate market using Oculus Rift

Demos: Throw and Oculus Rift

*Times subject to change

Presented by

Easton Technology Management center

In Partnership with the UCLA VC Fund, UCLA Office of Intellectual Property,
UCLA Anderson Alumni Relations and UCLA Anderson Marketing and Communications