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Looking back on LAEDC’s continued partnership with California State University Dominguez Hills to shape the future of our local industries.

By June 13, 2019 No Comments

Over the past two years, The Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation and California State University Dominguez Hills have worked together to dive into burgeoning industries and topics that impact the everyday lives of Los Angeles County residents.

These Future Forums has been an opportunity to showcase and celebrate phenomenal instances of innovation from our region. However, as Los Angeles has grown as an epicenter for more and more industries, past forums have also provided a unique, in advance opportunity to consider the global implications of what’s happening in our own backyard.

As technological innovation and globalization take the economy in new directions, this region is destined to be an incubator for business opportunities that were only an entrepreneur’s dream a few years ago.

Each Future Forum is a platform for industry experts and the community to come together to discuss the trends ahead, the workforce demands that will be required, and most importantly, the opportunities that will be available tomorrow.

Take a look back at a short history of the event series and join the LAEDC & CSUDH at the final Future Forum for 2019 on June 26th to explore The Future of Manufacturing!

Naz Aletaha speaks during the Future Forum, The Future of Esports held at Riot Games in Los Angeles Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (Photo/Phil McCarten)

The Future of Esports

April 24th, 2019

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League of Legends Championship Series Studio @Riot Games HQ, Santa Monica, CA

Keynote Speaker: Naz Aletaha, Head of Esports Partnerships, Riot Games

Industry Experts: Rishi Chadha, Head of Gaming Content Partnerships, Twitter, David Freitag, Senior Associate, CBRE, Mike Milanov, Chief Operating Officer, Team Liquid, Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan, Attorney, Nixon Peabody LLP

 

Ken Lund speaks during the Future Forum, The Future of the Business of Aging held at Cross Campus in Los Angeles Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

The Future of the Business of Aging

February 6th, 2019

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Cross Campus Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Keynote Speaker: Paul Irving, Chairman, Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging; Distinguished Scholar in Residence, University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology

Industry Experts: Ken Lund, Managing Director, Advisory PwC, Kelly Cheng, Head of New Markets and Business Development, Honor, Jessica Ku Kim, Director of Workforce Development, LAEDC, Dana Nialis, Senior Associate, CBRE

Justin O’Connor speaks during the Future Forum, The Future of Fintech held at Convene in Los Angeles Wednesday, September 26, 2019. (Photo/Kristine Surla)

The Future of Fintech

September 26th, 2019

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Convene, Los Angeles, CA

Keynote Speaker: Justin O’Connor, PwC, Director, Financial Services Digital Group

Industry Experts: Alyse Killeen, Managing Partner of StillMark Co. and StillMark Capital, Bryan Myint, Managing Director, Republic Crypto & Partner at Taureon Capital, Andrea Marcos, Credit Manager, Tala, Tayyeb Shabbir, Ph. D., Associate Dean, College of Business Administration and Public Policy, CSUDH

CSU Dominguez Hills president Dr. Willie Hagan looks on as Rick Caruso presents, at LAEDC Future Forum, May 2, 2018 (Photo/Kristine Surla)

The Future of Retail and Consumerism

May 2nd, 2019

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The Water Garden, Santa Monica, CA

Keynote Speaker: Rick J. Caruso, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Caruso ®

Industry Experts: Mike Quindazzi, Managing Director for PwC, Ellie L. Altshuler, Partner, Nixon Peabody, Thomas J. Norman, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Management, California State University, Dominguez Hills, and Nicholas J. Hodson, US Strategy Leader & Partner, PwC/Strategy

John Rossant speaks during the Future Forum, The Future of Smart Cities held at Cross Campus in Los Angeles Wednesday, January 23, 2019. (Photo/Paul Redmond)

The Future of Smart Cities

January 23rd, 2018

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Cross Campus Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Industry Experts: John Rossant, Founder & Chief Curator, LACoMotion, Chairman, NewCities Foundation Rahul Gupta, Principal (Partner), Lead, Smart Infrastructure & Global Lead, Transformation of Transportation and Logistics, PwC Ted Ross, CIO, City of Los Angeles and GM for the Information Technology Agency (ITA) Bill Hanway, Executive Vice President and Global Sports Leader, AECOM Chris Manriquez, Vice President for Information Technology & CIO, CSU Dominguez Hills

L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Chair of the Board of Supervisors speaks during the Future Forum, The Future of Work held at South Park Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, October 3, 2017. (Photo/Paul Redmond)

The Future of Work

October 3rd, 2017

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South Park Center, Los Angeles, CA

Keynote Speaker: Mark Ridley-Thomas, Chair of the Board of Supervisors

Industry Experts: Michael Spagna, Provost, CSUDH; Art Bilger, Founder & CEO, WorkingNation; Mitra Best, U.S. Innovation Leader, PwC; Dr. Somjita Mitra, Director of LAEDC’s Institute for Applied Economics; Ken O’Donnell, Interim Vice Provost, California State University Dominguez Hills; and Dr. William Scroggins, Mt. San Antonio College, President & CEO.

LAEDC CEO, Bill Allen, speaks during the Future Forum, The Future of Entertainment held at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

The Future of Entertainment (The Convergence of Technology & Media

March 8th, 2017

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Paramount Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Industry Experts: Ellie L. Altshuler, Partner, Nixon Peabody, Ashley Crowder, Co-founder/CEO, VNTANA, Matthew Lieberman, Chief Marketing Officer, PwC, Joel Spitalnik, VP Engineering, IRIS.TV, Nancy Wang Yuen, Associate Professor of Sociology Biola University

Michael King speaks during Future Forum, The Future of AI & Robotics held at Row in Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

The Future of AI & Robotics

June 28th, 2017

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ROW DTLA, Los Angeles, CA

Keynote Speaker: Michael King, Vice President and General Manager, IBM

Industry Experts: Michael King, IBM Watson Mike Quindazzi, PWC Randy Hill, USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies