University of Southern California

Recent Events

  • Silicon Beach @USC– Nov 5, 2014 - USC Campus – CTM and our partners at USC hosted our third annual Silicon Beach @ USC conference: a venture competition where USC-related startups compete for $50,000 in prize money, and a conference for industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, faculty and students focused on the intersection of technology and digital content. Featured presenters included Cornerstone CTO Mark Goldin and Box CEO Aaron Levie. For more information, see

  • Monetizing the Internet of Things: Wearables, Asset Tracking, Big Data & the Digital Home - October 2, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Monetizing the Internet of Things was a full-day event hosted by USC CTM. It highlighted disruptive technologies, new consumer habits, and emerging business models focused on the Internet of Things. Throughout the day, we will drive discussion on a number of topics, including:
    • Monetization of wearables, asset tracking, IoT applications, and location-based services.
    • Driving business growth and customer engagement with big data.
    • An exploration of some of the challenges that need to be addressed for IoT to become an effective platform for business opportunity.

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    • Internet of Things Learning Lounge – July 24, Cross Campus, Santa Monica -- From wearables to connected cars to the digital home, we are experiencing an explosion of devices connected to the Internet - an explosion that will transform the user experience and create new business opportunities for the communications, technology, and content sectors.

      To help provide insight, and a lively discussion, eSage Group, the USC Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM), and the American Marketing Association Los Angeles (AMALA) hosted their first ever LA Learning Lounge. Please join us as we convene an evening session that will explore the key technologies, new business creation, and what the Internet of Things means for marketers. More information and registration at this link

    • Bitcoin: Unlocking the Potential of Digital Payment Systems – June 23rd, USC Campus– Bitcoin is a powerful, disruptive platform that may ultimately transform the business lanscape. USC's Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM) and TalkTech hosted an evening forum exploring trends, regulatory environment and product innovations likely to engender a tipping point for the mainstream adoption of Bitcoin. For more information, see: