Executive Speakers & Panels

 

The Easton Center invites professionals at the forefront of tech to discuss technology related topics based on their background and experiences.

Tech for Good: Cross-Center Innovation Challenge Kickoff

Learn about the launch of the Challenge - prompts, deadlines, prizes and more

COVID:19: What Have We Learned from Other Nations?

Dr. Robert Kim-Farley, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health; Chandran Nair, Founder & CEO, Global Institute for Tomorrow; Jeongmin Seong, Partner and Lily Ma, Rotational Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute in Shanghai

The Dynamic Role of Tech, Business & Government in Society

"The Digital Divide is the greatest 'techlash' issue that leaders must address"

Ro Khanna, Congressman, CA 17th Disctrict in conversation with Terry Kramer, Easton Center Faculty Director

Navigating Adversity to Achieve Successful Outcomes

"This is a sobering time for humanity but never underestimate the value of persistence, 'compounding' and organic innovation - as an organization and as a leader"

Jeetu Patel, SVP & General Manager of Security and Applications for Cisco (Incoming)

2020 Technology Competition with China Starts with Technology Competition at Home

"Data is better than oil but we have to be careful about the allocation of the 'riches' with data"

Tom Wheeler, Former 31st Chair, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in discussion with Terry Kramer, Easton Center Faculty Director

The Future of Innovation & Impact on the MBA Education

"The future of innovation is cross disciplinary, cross campus – – serving all shareholders: customers, employees and society"

Terry Kramer, Faculty Director for the Easton Center, in conversation with UCLA Anderson Dean Tony Bernardo

Technology-Based Disruptions: Leadership Imperatives

“There’s an opportunity to take a realistic inventory of yourself, your business, things around you and try to be eyes wide open about what’s going on and be willing to be flexible and adapt”

Panelists include Mark Thomas ('10), Snap Inc.; Peter Trepp ('98), FaceFirst Face Recognition Software; and Lori Van Deloo ('98), Global Payments and Fintech Executive

Technology & Society: Who Owns the Good and Bad Outcomes?

"Values create value...Think through what are your values, that will become the culture that you drive. And it’s a conscious decision, make it a conscious priority"

Executive Speaker Series with Eric Loeb, Executive VP of Government Affairs at Salesforce

The Future of Work: From COVID-19 to Automation to Artificial Intellligence

“No matter what you do always find a way to engage in your civic life. Find a way to be part of your community…look for opportunities to use that MBA for civic life”

Panelists included Eleni Kounalakis, Lt. Governer of CA; Matt Plummer, ZipRecruiter; and Elana Zeide, UCLA School of Law

Asia's Future is Now: Collaboration with McKinsey Global Institute

Technology as a key driver of growth in Asia

Moderated by Terry Kramer (B.A. '82)

Cloud Based Innovations & the Impact on Enterprises and MBAs

"Whether that’s grit that you talk about, the desire to do all these different roles and the desire to associate with growth, do what’s necessary to grow"

Gayle Sheppard, Corporate VP, Microsoft Data Azure

Executive Speaker Series

"Disruption is changing everything. In the past, disruption occurred every 15 years. Now, every seven to 10 years business models shift because of disruption and changes in the competitive landscape"

Jeetu Patel, Chief Product Officer, Box

Technology-Based Transformation in Shenzhen and Hong Kong

"'Leapfrog innovation' is evident throughout China with mobile payments and 5G, and the role of data is massive"

Panelists included Morgan Greenwald ('19), Ryan Tan ('19), and Richard Tran ('19)