On April 23, 2014, Easton Technology Leadership Program was very pleased to host the Easton Industry Mentor Program Networking Night atop the beautiful Fowler museum. Many of our mentors and mentees were on location that night, with some mentors such as Brendon Cassidy from Wilshire Axon conferencing in from Los Angeles and Josh Rappoport from Microsoft conferencing in from Seattle.
Having over forty people interested in technology in one place sparked conversations about cutting edge technology. Mentors Justin Collard from DIRECTV and Guillermo Pont from CBS Interactive, in the digital media space, were immersed in discussions on the ‘battle for your living room’ and the implications for consumers.
‘Design thinking’ was another topic under discussion by mentors Dan Candela from Disney, Mario Furtado from Raytheon, Ingvald Smith-Kielland from Group BMWDesignWorks and Harnish Jani from RKS Design, with many mentees.
Mentors from several sectors participated in the event, with Alan Saporta from entertainment, Pandora Ovanessian from healthcare, Ray Uyemura and Kirk Yamamoto from government and David Wolff from high-tech. The mentors' different industries suggests how technology has had an important impact on various sectors.
Mentors and mentees also networked with our faculty Rakesh Sarin, Chris Tang, Guillaume Roels and Bob Foster as well as Easton directors Charles Corbett and Vandana Mangal.
Word on the street...
Bob Foster (DOTM Professor): “I think it's a great way to get students to interface with the outside world…that’s the best benefit of the program.”
Kristina Bidovec (FEMBA 2014): "My matched mentor has the exact industry and career insights I was seeking. I couldn't be more pleased with this program.”
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