CES 2018

CES® 2018 at UCLA Anderson

January 18, 2018

11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Gold Hall, Executive Dining Room
UCLA Anderson School of Management

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Technology has become an integral part of our lives, changing our lifestyles as well as way we work. Tech innovations are affecting our decisions on how we travel, our health and fitness, how we pay, how we shop and how we consume content. They are also affecting what work we do, what skills we need to continue to work and the future of work for humans and machines/robots.

Every business is a tech business today. Whether the business is in home or health, entertainment or retail, payments or esports, this event aims to bring a flavor of the latest innovations. The themes of CES 2018 included artificial intelligence, connected devices, digital reality, voice, robots, drones, biometrics and other bleeding edge technologies developed in faculty research labs on the UCLA campus; in startups in the Southern California community as well as in large global organizations.

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Keynote Speakers

Walt Mossberg

Walt Mossberg
Executive Editor, The Verge (Former) and Tech Columnist, Wall Street Journal (Former)

Walt Mossberg is the author and creator of the weekly Personal Technology column in The Wall Street Journal, which has appeared since 1991. He is also the co-creator and co-producer of the technology industry’s most prestigious annual conference, D: All Things Digital, and is the co-executive editor of the Web’s most trusted technology and media site, allthingsd.com.

In both ventures, he partners with the prominent journalist and author, Kara Swisher. In addition to Personal Technology, Mr. Mossberg also writes the Mossberg’s Mailbox column in the Journal, and edits The Digital Solution column, which is authored by his colleague Katherine Boehret.

He appears regularly on television and Internet video as a commentator on technology issues. He is a weekly contributor to the Fox Business Network, and to the Journal’s internet news show, “Digits.” He has been interviewed repeatedly on programs like Charlie Rose and The News Hour, as well as on National Public Radio.

The Washington Post has declared Mr. Mossberg “one of the most powerful men in the high-tech world” and “a one-man media empire whose prose can launch a new product.” And the New York Times calls him a “protean critic of the new economy’s tools and toys.” In a major profile of Mr. Mossberg, entitled “The Kingmaker,” Wired Magazine declared: “Few reviewers have held so much power to shape an industry’s successes and failures… Chances are he has influenced the look, feel and performance of your laptop, mobile phone, and MP3 player.” In 2007, The New Yorker magazine profiled him in an article entitled: “Everyone listens to Walter Mossberg.” In 2008, 2010 and 2011 Vanity Fair magazine listed him as a member of its “New Establishment” list of the top leaders of the Information Age.

Mr. Mossberg was awarded the Loeb award for Commentary, the only technology writer to be so honored. He has also won the National Headliner Award, the World Technology Award for Media and Journalism, and has been inducted into the ranks of the Business News Luminaries, the hall of fame for business journalists.

He is a former trustee of Brandeis University and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Rhode Island. Mr. Mossberg is based in the Journal’s Washington, D.C., office, where he spent 18 years covering national and international affairs before turning his attention to technology. A native of Warwick, Rhode Island, he holds degrees from Brandeis and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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Marcus Shingles

Marcus Shingles

Marcus Shingles is the Chief Executive Officer of The XPRIZE Foundation (www.XPRIZE.org), a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded by its Executive Chairman, Dr. Peter Diamandis. XPRIZE is the global leader in designing and implementing innovative competition models that utilize the unique combination of gamification, crowd-sourcing, incentive prize theory, and exponential technologies to solve the world’s grandest challenges.

Prior to XPRIZE, Marcus was a Partner at Deloitte Consulting LLP and leader of Deloitte Consulting’s Innovation Group where he worked with corporate executive teams to better understand and plan for the opportunities and threats associated with disruptive innovation driven by “exponentials” (e.g., 3d printing, block-chain, crowd-sourcing, AI) resulting from the accelerated pace of discovery, invention, and technology. At Deloitte, Marcus also championed the strategic global partnership with Singularity University and the launch of the Innovation Partnership Program, a multi-year accelerator designed for the CXX teams of Fortune 200 organizations.

Marcus has over 25 years of experience across industry/corporate, startup, non-profit, and management consulting industries; prior to his most recent roles at XPRIZE and Deloitte, he was a successful entrepreneur founding a management consulting business working with Fortune 500 leadership teams on innovation, technology, and analytics initiatives. Earlier in his career he was the leader of the Consumer Products CRM consulting practice at Ernst & Young, and he started his career in industry at the Kellogg Company in Sales & Marketing, Global IT, and the Customer Strategy departments.

In his spare time, Marcus has pioneered a program in partnership with the public school system in both Los Angeles and Boston to bring “exponential entrepreneurial” training and contemporary thinking to high school students in currently underserved communities. The program has been implemented as part of a multi-year curriculum in the classroom, designed to teach self-sufficiency and prepare students for an optimistic and exponential future.

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Henry Bzeih

Henry Bzeih
Managing Director, Connectivity & Mobility Division, Kia Motors America

Henry Bzeih is the Managing Director of Connected and Mobility Services at KIA Motors America. Mr. Bzeih acts as an OEM ambassador to many Telematics and Technology events; he is engaged in many of these forums as a speaker, panelist, and consultant. His technical and business experiences cover all facets of global vehicle development in electrical/ electronic commodity, architecture, applications, and business planning.

Responsible for leading KIA’s US operations for technology planning & overseeing the strategy for newly established connectivity, autonomy and mobility division. Prior to joining KIA, held multiple engineering leadership positions at Ford that encompassed extensive automotive Electrical / Electronic product development. Mr. Bzeih’s technical and business accomplishments span an arsenal of transformational projects that are enjoying critical success today such as launch FORD SYNC V1 to contributing to Kia’s JD Powers # 1 rankings. In addition to connected product, big data, and consumer experience responsibilities, leads the company effort in data sharing, autonomous, V2X, privacy, and cybersecurity policy.

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11:00 – 11:25 a.m Registration & Check In - UCLA Anderson Courtyard
11:25 – 11:30 a.m. Welcome - Executive Dining Room, UCLA Anderson (Video)

John Blevins ('11), Faculty Director, Easton Technology Management Center and Adjunct Professor of DOTM, UCLA Anderson

Vandana Mangal, Executive Director, Easton Technology Management Center, UCLA Anderson

Message from Consumer Technology Association's Jeff Joseph, SVP Communications (Video)

11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Keynote 1 (Video)

Walt Mossberg, Executive Editor, The Verge (Former) and Tech Columnist, Wall Street Journal (Former)

Introduced by John Blevins ('11), Faculty Director, Easton Technology Management Center and Adjunct Professor of DOTM, UCLA Anderson

12:10 – 12:45 p.m.. Keynote 2 (Video)

Marcus Shingles, CEO, XPRIZE

Introduced by Vandana Mangal, Executive Director, Easton Technology Management Center, UCLA Anderson

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Networking - North Lawn

CES Las Vegas, Intel Keynote (Video)

1:35 – 2:40 p.m. Panel: Artificial Intelligence (Video)

Brandon Montellato, University Relations Manager, DJI
Quaseer Mujawar ('15), Senior Product Manager, Amazon Web Services
Nic Peterson ('16), Director of Sales & Business Development for North America, WRLD
Tyler Schulze ('00), Vice President & General Manager, Veritone

Moderator: Andres Cuervo, Director, UCLA Tech + Innovation

Introduced by Benson Chan ('19)

2:45 – 3:50 p.m. Panel: Cybersecurity and Blockchain (Video)

Christian Bravo, Principal Systems Engineer, Guardtime
Paul Makowski, CTO, Developer & Co-Founder, PolySwarm
Adarsh Shetty ('20), Senior Software Engineer, Symantec
Amy Wan, Founder & CEO, Bootstrap Legal
Tin Zaw, Director of Global Security Solutions, Verizon Digital Media Services

Moderator: Bhagwan Chowdhry, Professor of Finance, UCLA Anderson

Introduced by Gerald Sims ('19)

3:55 – 4:30 p.m. Keynote 3 (Video)

Henry Bzeih, Managing Director, Connectivity & Mobility Division, Kia Motors America

Introduced by Michael Khoda ('18), District Sales Manager, Kia Motors America

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Technology Exhibits & Reception with Anderson Afternoons (North Lawn)

*Schedule Subject to Change





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