Design the Future
January 19–20, 2016: Training
January 20–22, 2016: Conference
San Francisco, CA
Derek Alderton

Derek Alderton
Faculty Director of the Anderson Strategy Group, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Derek Alderton is the faculty director of the Anderson Strategy Group in the MBA program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Derek has been an adjunct faculty member at the Anderson School for 10 years, developing and teaching courses in entertainment strategy, entrepreneurship and venture initiation, entrepreneurial operations, and strategy. His student teams have won multiple awards in the Applied Management Research program. Before starting his own boutique management consulting firm, Derek spent 10 years at McKinsey & Company, where he was responsible for the West Coast Media & Entertainment practice and became a leading expert on the impact of technology on entertainment business value chains. His clients ranged from established global entertainment companies to the fastest-growing technology companies, including some exceptional startups. He has been on the faculty at numerous McKinsey and other corporate training programs, has spoken at a wide variety of technology, media, entertainment, and entrepreneurship conferences, and has been published multiple times. Derek holds an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, degrees in law and economics from the University of Sydney, and a diploma in finance from the Securities Institute of Australia. He is also a chartered accountant (US CPA equivalent).


9:00am - 5:00pm, Tuesday, January 19 and Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Location: Generals Residence Dining
Derek Alderton (UCLA Anderson School of Management)
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EMBAD is a 2-day program for experienced design professionals who increasingly need to interact and deal effectively with senior management. Through EMBAD's case-method approach, participants will gain an understanding of the concepts, vocabulary, and priorities of senior management by discussing a series of real-world situations as though they were actually the senior executive team. Read more.