CES 16 - UCLA Anderson Hosts Second CES® Conference

Event to showcase newest technology innovations and ideas

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Easton Technology Management Center at UCLA Anderson School of Management, in association with student-run High Tech Business Association, is hosting its second CES® conference. The free event comes on the heels of the CES® held annually in Las Vegas by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, which showcases the latest innovations in consumer electronics.

"UCLA Anderson has become a tech hub, with about a third of the incoming MBA class interested in technology, and this conference is a great opportunity to help them learn about the latest technology trends and interact with inspiring technology leaders."
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The CES® event at UCLA Anderson will highlight some of the newest emerging technologies through featured speakers and panel discussions from various industries in the Executive Dining Room 11:30am-4:30pm along with numerous exhibitors on the Alumni Plaza 4:30pm-6:30pm on January 14, 2016.

Keynote addresses will be delivered by Keith Chen, UCLA Anderson associate professor in Strategy and Uber's head of Economic Research, and Bibop Gresta, chief operating officer at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. Jesse Fittipaldi, head of business development at Arcimoto, will be participating in a Fireside Chat. The program will also include panel discussions by invited industry professionals, faculty, and students on topics addressed at the recent CES® 2016 in Las Vegas. The themes for this event will include the Internet of Things, streaming media and high speed networks, connected car, smart home, wearables, virtual reality, and drones.

"The CES® conference at UCLA Anderson is a terrific opportunity to connect students with the local tech scene, both on campus and outside campus, and to learn about emerging technologies," says Guillaume Roels, UCLA Anderson associate professor in decisions, operations, and technology management and faculty director of the Easton Technology Management Center. "UCLA Anderson has become a tech hub, with about a third of the incoming MBA class interested in technology, and this conference is a great opportunity to help them learn about the latest technology trends and interact with inspiring technology leaders."

Panelists include:

Srinivas Anambhotla ('16) - Product Manager Intern, Cisco

Justin Collard - Senior Director, DirecTV, an AT&T company

Zachary Fields ('18) - Marketing Competitive Strategy Analyst, Cox Communications

Jennifer McCaney - Assistant Professor, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Michael Montgomery - President & Founder, Montgomery Advisory LLC

Sushil Pramanick - Associate Partner & IoT Leader, IBM

Jason Sorger - Head of Distribution & Emerging Businesses, Crackle (Sony Pictures Television)

Brian Witten - Senior Director IoT Security, Symantec

"Last year's CES® event on the UCLA campus provided the opportunity for UCLA affiliates to learn about new cutting edge technologies being developed in global corporations and startups as well as in various labs on campus," says Vandana Mangal, executive director of the Easton Technology Management Center. This year's event will also showcase various new prototypes from exhibitors that include large global corporations, such as HP Mobility, AT&T, Epson and Southern California Edison. Products developed by startups and in university research labs will be exhibited by Arcimoto, UCLA Biomechatronics Lab, NFL App, RKS Designs, Reassure Analytics, MM Silicon Beach, UCLA Modeling and Educational Demonstrations Laboratory Curriculum Materials Center, Pictographr.com, GI Logic, MoZone, Welbean, Inc., EdCast, Biostar Organix (Diamcom USA), Huupr, Private Analytics, Millibatt and Korea Distribution Center.

The event is for UCLA students, faculty, staff and alumni and culminates with Anderson Afternoons, a networking reception sponsored by The Easton Technology Management Center.

Schedule and reservations for the upcoming CES® event at UCLA Anderson: http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/centers/easton-technology-management-center/events/ces-2016

CES® is a registered trademark of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA™). Neither UCLA nor the Easton Technology Management Center is affiliated with or endorsed by CES or CTA.

About Easton Technology Management Center

The mission of the Easton Technology Management Center is to develop leaders who shape the future of technology. Through innovative courses, creative workshops, high-profile events and immersion in the most vital areas of high-tech business culture, the Easton Center prepares the next generation to drive change in technology. By exploring verticals such as high-tech, financial services, health care, education, entertainment/media, retail and defense, students are prepared to work anywhere from startups to large global corporations.

For more information about the Easton Technology Management Center, please visit the website bit.ly/EastonCenter.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management

UCLA Anderson School of Management is among the leading business schools in the world, with faculty members globally renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Located in Los Angeles, gateway to the growing economies of Latin America and Asia and a city that personifies innovation in a diverse range of endeavors, UCLA Anderson's MBA, Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific, Global Executive MBA for the Americas, Master of Financial Engineering, doctoral and executive education programs embody the school's Think In The Next ethos. Annually, some 1,800 students are trained to be global leaders seeking the business models and community solutions of tomorrow. Follow UCLA Anderson on Twitter at http://twitter.com/UCLAAnderson or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/uclaanderson.

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