Leadership First

Students excel as tech leaders not by becoming fluent in one technology or another: They learn the art of leadership from professors and practitioners at the top of their respective fields. They apply learnings practically — through case studies, internships and in their careers. The Easton Technology Management Center provides its students with numerous relevant, tailored opportunities to succeed.

Courses

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.

Speaker/Panel Events

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.

Workshops

Interactive workshops in areas such as product management, business development for tech companies, and the business of blockchain are designed to help students learn skills they need to become future tech leaders.

 

Get a deeper understanding of tech and gain an edge by specializing in technology management

 

Students can earn a specialization in Technology Management by completing a set of requirements (both course-related and non-academic), providing you with a distinct advantage when pursuing careers in the technology sector. Upon completion in June, you will receive a UC-senate approved certificate and an Easton Center graduation sash to wear during the commencement ceremony.

 

Easton Instructors

 

Todd Holloway

Senior Director of Data and Personalization Science, Nike

Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

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Michael Montgomery

President, Montgomery & Co, LLC

Technological Innovations in Media and Entertainment

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Jennifer McCaney

Executive Director, UCLA Biodesign

Healthcare Technology

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John Blevins ('11)

Managing Partner, Navigation Pointe

Cloud Computing & Big Data

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Mark Thomas (M.S. '10, '10)

Group Product Manager, Snap Inc.

Product Management

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Terry Kramer (B.A. '82)

Faculty Director, Easton Technology Management Center

Tech Management;
Evolution & Innovation in Global Mobile Industry

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Lori Van Deloo (B.A '91, '98)

Visiting Professor, UCLA Anderson

Global Payments & Fintech Innovation

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“In addition to equipping me with the most sought-after skills through classes and workshops, it broadened my horizons by connecting me with practitioners and their newest ideas. As an Easton Fellow, I love how it challenged me to always think ahead!”

Chenjie Ding  (MBA ’19)
Senior Program Manager, Amazon

 

The Easton Center works closely with the Anderson Tech Business Association, Anderson’s largest student organization

 

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.