Taught by faculty and current practitioners, Easton Center curriculum focuses on technology-based disruptions and the resulting leadership imperatives. The Center educates students on the ability to spot innovation opportunities, develop and executive an effective product roadmap, and how to identify new business models.
Showcase events include the INNOVATE Conference and the Tech + Society Conference. We also host Executive Speakers and panels featuring today’s thought leaders in tech, sharing their insights on topics such as the future of work, and how to navigate through adversity.
Senior Director of Data and Personalization Science, Nike
Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
Todd Holloway currently leads consumer data science for Nike. Prior to Nike, he led content science for Netflix, and before that he led data science for Trulia (acquired by Zillow). He also practiced data science at shopping search engine TheFind (acquired by Facebook), drug discovery company Ingenuity Systems (acquired by Qiagen), and AT&T Applied Research. He lectures on topics in data science at UC Berkeley and UCLA.
President, Montgomery & Co, LLC
Technological Innovations in Media and Entertainment
Mark Thomas (M.S. '10, '10)
Group Product Manager, Snap Inc.
Mark Thomas has had nearly a decade of experience as a Product Manager at leading tech companies including Google, Snap and IAC. In his 8 years as a PM at Google, he drove vision, strategy and execution across 50-100-person teams resulting in multiple, global launches impacting billions of dollars in revenue. Products he worked on include YouTube, Google Pay, Android, Google Ads and DoubleClick. He has additionally co-founded numerous “20% projects” including a Google Product Manager community which grew to thousands of members and an improvement for Google Calendar. He is currently a Group Product Manager at Snap Inc. leading a team of PMs working on improving ad effectiveness for the company’s flagship product, SnapChat.
Mark holds a B.A. in Computer Science with Honors from UC Berkeley. He also received a Master’s in Computer Science from UCLA and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management in 2010. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.
Terry Kramer (B.A. '82)
Faculty Director, Easton Technology Management Center
Evolution & Innovation in Global Mobile Industry
Lori Van Deloo (B.A '91, '98)
Visiting Professor, UCLA Anderson
Global Payments & Fintech Innovation
Lori is a global product, marketing and innovation executive with more than 25 years of leadership experience. She has deep expertise in the areas of Fintech and Payments, and has served as a Distinguished Visitor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management since 2014.
Lori was the Founder and CEO of BancSpace, a Fintech SaaS startup providing enterprise-grade secure, real-time video communications and collaboration services. Prior to that, Lori spent almost nine years at Visa working in a variety of management roles, most recently as the Head of Global Product Management & Coordination. Lori has also held leadership roles at Ridecell, BEA Systems (acquired by Oracle), Openwave Systems and Accenture.
Lori is a graduate of the UCLA Anderson School of Management (Class of ’98) and UCLA (Class of ’91). Lori lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Peter (PK) Van Deloo, who is also a graduate of both UCLA Anderson School of Management (Class of ’98) and UCLA (Class of ’89), and their daughter, Mia.
The Tech Business Association at Anderson is more than 600 MBA students strong and is a critical gateway to the tech industry. The club helps students to launch and advance their careers by providing educational support, networking opportunities and career development. Members focus on product marketing, product management, entrepreneurship, strategic planning, consulting, operations, human capital and business development. Some of our club’s most popular events include Tech Treks, Career Night, workshops, conferences and case competitions.