Prema Sampath, MBA
Technology Leadership - 4 units
Prema Sampath is a product lead in Google's Ad Business. Her team is focused on a secure, cloud-based measurement solution that supports analysis in a privacy-safe way to drive better business outcomes for customers.
Prema has been in the digital advertising space for 7+ years, with the past few years focussed entirely on ads measurement including reach and outcomes measurement. She is a member of the team representing Google at the WFA X-media measurement industry initiative. Prior to Google, Prema served in leadership roles at YP.com (formerly a portfolio company of Cerberus Capital Management) and as a case team leader at Bain & Co., and was a Member of Technical Staff at Sun Microsystems and Intel Corporation. Prema earned an MBA with honors from UCLA Anderson School of Management, a Masters degree in Management Science from Stanford University, a Masters degree in Computer Engineering from Purdue University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with distinction from the College of Engineering, Osmania University.
Alex Nascimento, MA, MBA
Business Applications of Blockchain - 4 units
Alex Nascimento, MA, MBA is an author and faculty member and Co-founder of the UCLA Blockchain Lab & Blockchain at UCLA where he lectures on Blockchain Business Applications and Security Tokens in addition to his role of Managing Director of 7CC - Blockchain Investments, a company focused on supporting & fostering the Blockchain industry. Recently, Mr. Nascimento published the book The STO Financial Revolution, demystifying securities issuance and investments on the blockchain for business leaders and entrepreneurs. Alex got his MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and has developed training, marketing & blockchain strategies for companies in the United States, Latin America, and Asia. Alex can be found lecturing at UCLA and speaking at main Global Blockchain conferences and Corporate events about the future of Blockchain Technology & Security Tokens.
Applications and Business Models of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence - 4 units
Farnoosh Forouzandeh has been working in Information Technology for over 14 Years as an IT manager, software engineer, web developer, and BI developer. She is currently working at Woodbury University leading technical initiatives related to business intelligence, system integration, data modeling, and system architecture design. She has extensive data management and architecture experiences utilizing leading databases platforms such as MS-SQL, MySQL and Oracle. In addition to all of her business and technical experiences, Farnoosh has previously taught university-level database and SQL courses that lead to Bachelor of Science degree in IT engineering.
Farnoosh holds a master degree in Advanced Computer Science and Information Technologies Management from The University of Manchester and bachelor's degree in IT Engineering.