88 Cities Summit 2021 – April 14, 2021

3rd Annual One Day Economic Development Conference for Los Angeles County Cities: April 14, 2021, 9:00am to 11:30am

MAYORS + CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, CITY MANAGERS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TEAMS, PLANNING TEAMS, COUNTY OFFICIALS + AGENCIES, COMMUNITY BASED ORGS, EDUCATORS

The 88 Cities Summit provides a CONVERSATION SPACE for stakeholders of the 88 cities and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. One of the Summit goals is for participants to create actionable solutions to the economic development challenges of our cities.

Sponsored by the LAEDC: https://laedc.org

Register for summit here

Why U.S. Startup Rules Don’t Work in Africa & What We Can Learn From Them – Webinar February 25, 2021, sponsored by Glendale Tech on Tap

Glendale Tech on Tap will sponsor this Zoom event with speaker Maggie Shih, who is a technology veteran and co-founder, executive, advisor, and product leader. Maggie has over 20 years of software and mobile product development and business management experiences with companies ranging from start-ups to multi billion dollars.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 3:00 to 4:00pm. The event will take place virtually via zoom. Please sign up for the event via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/why-us-startup-rules-dont-work-in-africa-and-what-can-we-learn-from-them-tickets-141206581687


The Future of Medical Research and Treatment: Impacts of the Pandemic

Join Via Zoom for a Virtual Conference: Thursday, March 18, 2021; 11:00am–12:15pm

From initial research, to testing potential cures and preventions, and now revolutionizing supply chains and distribution, the industry made front page news weekly while both experts and the general public followed developments like their lives depended on it – and they did.  

The past year’s innovations have accelerated the growth of an already burgeoning industry, with bioscience activity in Los Angeles County on the rise long before the pandemic. Medical research is constantly being impacted by new technology, and the typical process of FDA approval and access progress more rapidly each day. We’ll analyze how the events of the past year sped up growth of the industry and what long-term impacts the pandemic will have on medical treatment development, approval, and distribution.

During these unprecedented times, the future can be intimidating, but the bioscience industry provides a progressive pathway to developing treatments and cures across the disease spectrum. The LAEDC is focusing on timely research to provide updated regional insights to inform the bioscience stakeholders and decisionmakers about the state of the industry including challenges, opportunities, and how a year with the pandemic will affect future growth. Register for Event Here


The Art of Developing a Brilliant Brand – Feb 17 Webinar, hosted by SCORE Los Angeles

Your brand influences your potential customers the moment they see it. A brand image that displays little or inaccurate information makes the wrong first impression. The intention of creating a brilliant brand is to actively position yourself to attract the interest of your ideal customer. The magic begins when you’ve aligned your brand image to your brand essence and then consistently share it in your message and stories. Learn how to develop a strategy for your brand that is genuine to who you are and draws your audience right to you.

This webinar will cover :

  • The importance of a well-defined brand
  • The essence of your brand is the foundation for all your marketing
  • Developing a brand narrative that speaks to your customer
  • How to position your brand to a target audience

Click here for more information and to register


LAEDC Economic Forecast Forum – February 17, 2021 8:30am – 11:30am

Register Here

The LAEDC Annual Economic Forecast has been a catalyst for progress for the past two decade. As L.A.’s most iconic and highly anticipated forecast event, it offers attendees valuable insights on upcoming opportunities and challenges for the region.

 
The events of the past year have laid bare the inequities of both the national and local economies. The lived experiences of the millions of Americans who have found themselves unemployed during the pandemic are a stark contrast to the “record setting” levels of Wall Street. The 2021 Economic Forecast will focus on “A Tale of Two Recoveries.” — Go to website to register and learn about keynote speakers, break-out sessions, etc.


Get Ready for the Hospital of the Future

The digital transformation of healthcare has already begun, but there is still much work to do.

Attendees of the Virtual Engineering Week keynote, “Mayo Clinic 2030: Hospital of the Future,” got a glimpse of healthcare’s future. Mark Wehde, chair, Mayo Clinic Division of Engineering, explored the increasing digitalization of healthcare and how it could lead to more patient-centric care. Mayo Clinic’s 2030 Bold Forward plan is one such effort. “The plan recognizes that digital transformation is the key to our future, and digital platforms will be crucial to enable us to provide better care to more patients. We are well into the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution—this is the digital platform revolution. Healthcare is shifting from a traditional hospital-centric care model to a more virtual distributed care model that heavily leverages the latest technologies around artificial intelligence, deep learning, data analytics, genomics, home-based healthcare, robotics, and 3D printing of tissues and implants.” full article here


2021 Tehnology Trends Foreshadowed in 2020 Tech Awards

Many 2021 predictions focus on how specific technologies will impact the way we work and how we perform product development in a COVID and post-COVID world. These trends were foreshadowed by the tech achievements awarded in 2020. The intersection between 2021 predictions and 2020 awards provides interesting insights into such life-changing areas as working-from-home (WFH), cyber-security (e.g., zoom-booming), product development, smart tech in homes and businesses, energy development, and more.

2021 may be remembered for its accelerated transition to a digital workplace, which began in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  Digital technology has shown its full potential to both simplify and amplify communication in science, business, and government via video calls, webinars, and virtual events. Overall, we probably gained three to five years in terms of the adoption of and migration to this new normal in 2020. 

This gallery showcases key engineering work styles and product development predictions for 2021, followed by the 2020 engineering and science awards that foreshadowed them. Link to article and slide show of awards here