University of Southern California

Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM) is an industry-supported Center of Excellence within USC's Marshall School of Business. It is primarily focused on communications sector and its convergence with technology and media. CTM has over 20 corporate sponsors and is devoted to three primary endeavors:


During the month of May we will be running programs for business leaders focused on innovation, technology, the future of mobile and more:

MAY 3: Using Analytics to Optimize the Customer Experience, feat. Akhil Anumolu of Delta Air Lines – presented by USC Marshall's Institute for Communication Technology Management, the Los Angeles Marketing Analytics Group and the eSage Group.
WHEN: 6:30 – 9:30PM | WHERE: USC Downtown Classroom: 1149 S. Hill St, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, CA
Join us for a great evening of networking while we explore business applications for big data and analytics. Akhil Anumolu (@Akhil_Anumolu) is a marketer with experience growing early stage startups and Fortune 500 companies using data and analytics, coupled with optimization & personalization, to improve both customer experience and revenue. (Wine & appetizers will be provided.)
TO REGISTER: Join the Marketing Analytics Group and RSVP for the event here.

MAY 17: 2016 Innovation Coast Conference
WHEN: 8:00AM – 6:00PM | WHERE: Town & Gown Hall, USC Main Campus, Los Angeles, CA
How can you propel organic growth in your company with relentless innovation? Learn insights from innovation experts from startups and major companies including Bill Gross of IdeaLab, Brian Muirhead of JPL, and David Sackman of Applied VR. The finals of the $45K innovation competition will be held during the conference as well.
COST: $125
TO REGISTER: Register at Eventbrite here

MAY 18: Business Innovation in The Age of 5G: A USC CTM Digital Summit
WHEN: 8:30AM – 5:15PM | WHERE: Doheny Library, USC Main Campus, Los Angeles, CA
Join us for a forward looking conference focused on the evolution of mobile and how it will impact city services, transportation, sports & entertainment, consumer research, and more. Featuring Peter Marx, Chief Technology Officer, City of Los Angeles; Rasmus Hellberg, Ph.D., Sr. Director, Technical Marketing, QUALCOMM; Sean Kundu, VP, New Ventures, San Francisco 49ers; Ric Whitney, VP, Content Marketing, Fullscreen, and more.
COST: $395 (half-price admission and additional discounts available through May 1)
MORE INFO/REGISTRATION: For more information on the summit presenters and schedule, or to buy tickets, go to

MAY 19: CTM Executive Roundtable Part 4: Creating A Culture of Innovation
WHEN: 2:30PM – 5:30PM | WHERE: USC Main Campus, Los Angeles, CA (room TBA)
Roundtable discussions identify trends, frameworks, and essential data points that will unlock the potential of technology platforms in the enterprise. These private, invitation-only sessions are typically limited to 20 participants and are designed to maximize the input from key industry stakeholders and influencers. The upcoming session, led by Professor Thomas Ferratt, will focus on innovation in the enterprise. Professor Ferratt is working with CTM on research focused on building a culture of innovation.
COST: $15
TO REGISTER: To register for this session, go to