The Chamber convened a special joint Transportation & Goods Movement and Innovation & Technology Council focused on the intersection between autonomous vehicles (AVs), artificial intelligence (AI) and goods movement with Aravind Kailas, Ph.D., research and innovation manager at Volvo Group CTO Office, and David Libatique, deputy executive director of stakeholder engagement at the Port of Los Angeles.
The Chamber heard from former Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti as a part of the Power Hour Series. Colletti discussed the importance of leadership and his success in Major League Baseball, including becoming one of the winningest executives during the last 20-plus years, having scouted, signed or developed numerous championship-caliber and Hall of Fame baseball players.
Approaching his two-year anniversary as the head of the nation’s largest municipally owned utility, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power General Manager David Wright has made it his top priority to lead on initiatives that aim to restore trust in the Department. From customer programs that improved call times and a customer bill of rights, to overseeing LADWP’s capital improvement plans to invest billions in our rapidly aging infrastructure, the work that Wright spearheads is vital to every business in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LARExC) and the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (VIETRADE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to continue expanding trade and economic cooperation between Vietnam and the Los Angeles region. VIETRADE is part of Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT). Chamber Vice Chair Jerry Neuman signed the MOU on behalf of LARExC, and Director General Vu Ba Phu represented VIETRADE. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Minister Tran Tuhn Anh participated in the signing ceremony as witnesses.
UNITE-LA and partners held a forum to unveil our new "We Choose ALL: Building a System of Excellent Public Education" book, a collection of research and policy briefs by top education scholars.
Uber hosted a panel and tour of their West Coast Santa Monica office for Bixel Exchange's L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline participants.
The Chamber's Innovation & Technology Council and Bixel Exchange welcomed presenter Bryan Myint, managing director at Republic Crypto, for a robust presentation and discussion surrounding cryptocurrency and blockchain.
Sen. Ben Allen joined the Chamber, Boeing and TreePeople for a lunch program today on how to engage kids in environmental issues and grow the green jobs sector.
On July 13, seven panelists from Hulu's UX team spoke to 100 of Bixel Exchange's L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline participants along with Santa Monica High School students about their careers in design and how Hulu stays bold and inventive.
Twenty L.A. regional science teachers spent the week at Amgen Biotechnology Experience-L.A. (ABE-LA) professional development workshops at the Huntington Botanical Gardens learning biotechnology labs for implementation in their classrooms.
Bixel Exchange’s L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline partnered with Snap Inc. to launch the Snap Design Academy, a hands-on, paid, 100-hour design training course for 20 students from Los Angeles area community colleges and our youth partner organizations.