2019 Fall Day of Innovation

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Innovate@UCLA (fka UCLA IS Associates) Members: Register for Event 

Non-members contact: isassociates@ucla.edu

*You are considered a member if your organization is current a member organization. All current UCLA staff, faculty, and students are members.   

Date And Time

Thursday, October 10, 2019

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM PDT


UCLA Carnesale Commons

350 De Neve Dr

Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Thank You to Our Platinum Sponsor




Apigee helps companies deliver apps, data, and APIs to transform themselves into leaders in the digital world. Hundreds of digital leaders (30% of the Fortune 100, 50% of the world's most valuable retail brands, and many top telcos and service providers) use Apigee to create engaging customer experiences, accelerate app -development, drive reach and revenue and optimize apps and APIs with contextual data analytics. 

Alignment around the Apigee Edge platform provides customers with a powerful architecture for broad-reaching digital product management and an analytical model for data-driven decision making across the business.  With Apigee, our customers converge on a single set of standards, an industry-leading force multiplier, and a proven partner in digital transformation.

Apigee has the broadest product with the greatest capability in the world of Apps, APIs, and Data. As a result of working with hundreds of customers worldwide, we have demonstrated that the key differentiator of a highly successful digital program that strategically leverages APIs, is that it solves needs for all the players that arise along the digital value chain illustrated below.

One platform to address the entire Digital Value Chain




7:30am - 8:40am


Check-in & Breakfast


8:45am - 8:55am


Welcome & Launch of Innovate@UCLA

  • Davida Johnson, Managing Director, Community Partnerships, UCLA Office of Information Technology
  • Don Olender, Executive Director, Innovate@UCLA
  • Doug Goetz, Senior Vice President, Operational Resilience & Compliance, Fox Corporation


9:00am - 9:40am


Opening Plenary: Pathways to Innovation

  • Heidi Pease, CEO and Co-founder, Los Angeles Blockchain Lab & CEO and Co-founder, Proof Of Art
  • Charles Sims, CIO, LA Clippers
  • John Blevins, Professor, UCLA Anderson School of Management & Principal, Navigation Pointe Advisory


10:00am - 10:45am


Track 1: How Traditional Industries are Tackling Innovation

Session 1


The New Mode of Transportation: Self-driving Cars

Session 2


Guiding Traditional Industries through the Digital Journey

  • Moderated by Jim Davis, Vice Provost Information Technology & CTO, UCLA
  • Renee Dua, Founder and Chief Health Scientist, Heal
  • Bhupesh Arora, Sr. Director, New Technologies, Enterprise Architecture & Intelligent Labels, Avery Dennison
  • Haresh Malkani, CTO, Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII)

Session 3


Managing Innovation

  • John Blevins, Professor, UCLA Anderson School of Management & Principal, Navigation Pointe Advisory


11:00am - 11:45am


Track 2: Proven Approaches to Fast Track Innovation

Session 1


Buy vs Build: Innovating Through Agility

  • Jeff Scheinrock, Faculty Director, Applied Management Research Program, UCLA Anderson School of Management and President & CFO, Originate 

Session 2


Google Talk: Ai & Machine Learning

Session 3


Recruit Like a Startup: How Born-Digital Companies Attract and Retain Talent

  • Moderated by Adrienne Antonio, Employer & Partnership Development Manager, UCLA Career Center

  • Drew Greeley, Director of Talent, Survios
  • Jasmine Faison, Lead Recruiter, BCG Digital Ventures


11:45am - 12:45pm


Lunch & Networking


12:45pm - 1:15pm


Robots in Space: How JPL uses Ai & Machine Learning for Space Exploration

  • Dr. Hiro Ono, Research Technologist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology


1:30pm - 2:15pm


Track 3: Breakthrough Technologies

Session 1


Responsible Ai

  • Ron Bodkin, Technical Director, Applied Artificial Intelligence, Google Cloud

Session 2


Surgery Goes Digital: How Digitizing the O.R. Can Help Increase Patient Safety

Fireside Chat:

Session 3


xR: How Immersive Technology is transforming business


2:30pm - 3:00pm


Afternoon Keynote: The Consumer of the Future


3:00pm - 3:40pm


Closing Plenary: How Data Privacy & Ethics of Ai

  • Moderated by John Tomik, Managing Director, Slalom Strategy with:
  • Margaret Alston, Consulting Program Director, Privacy Consulting Team, TrustArc
  • Ron Bodkin, Technical Director, Applied Artificial Intelligence, Google Cloud


3:40pm - 5:00pm


Cocktail Reception


Special Thanks to Our Networking Sponsors 





For more than 20 years, Magenic has helped some of the world’s best and biggest companies create innovative digital products quickly and seamlessly. Our innovative digital product consulting team was created to help you get the best strategy and experience design to Fast Forward your product to market. Our rapid-fire process delivers the thinking you need to create superior digital products and get them to market faster. When you work with Magenic people, you work with best-in-class talent.



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