University of Southern California

Big Data Summit (presented in partnership with Variety and PwC).
WHEN: Nov 10 | WHERE: Montage Beverly Hills.
The second annual Summit will explore data's growing impact on media and entertainment – and its implications for the future of commerce. Join senior executives in business and technology functions at USC Marshall’s signature event. Learn More....

Silicon Beach at USC.
WHEN: October 14 | WHERE: USC Campus.
The 2016 Silicon Beach at USC conference will focus on the unique synergy of innovation, creativity, entrepreneurial thinking and technology that is driving the startup ecosystem and that continues to disrupt almost every major industry. Learn 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 – 9:30 | WHERE: PMUSC 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

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.

    • More information click here
    • 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: