CARA Southern California Seminar Day                 

Date                                  Friday, December 2, 2016
Time   8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location   City of Hope (Argyros Auditorium)
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010
Parking   Complimentary (Lots D, E, F and G)




Member: $90    •   Register & Join CARA: $180    •   Non-Member: $200


8:00 am - 9:00 am  
  Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 am   Welcome Remarks
9:15 am – 10:30 am    
  Cognitive Computing:  How Big Data Becomes Big Insights
David Lawson, Co-Founder & CEO of NewSci, LLC
About 80% of a data scientist’s time is spent gathering and cleaning up data, and 80% of all data is unstructured and almost never analyzed. Cognitive computing, in combination with Big Data, is changing the equation by creating data reservoirs, and using natural language processing to enable analysis of unstructured data sources.
10:30 am – 10:45 am   Break
10:45 am – 12 Noon   Evaluating Prospects at Alternative Asset Management Firms
Michael Regan, Senior Director of Prospect Strategy (CSUSB)
Introduction to inner workings and compensation structures of hedge funds, as well as private equity and venture capital firms. Most important, attendees will learn how to more accurately estimate the wealth and philanthropic capacity of prospects at these firms.
12 Noon – 1:00 pm   Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm   From Research to AVP: A New Model for Prospect Development
Nathan Fay, AVP of Prospect Development
Hear about Nathan’s journey from research to senior leadership.  Learn some tips on how to get a seat at the table, and how to position your shop for success.
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm   Break with snacks
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm   Patient Speaker
Nicole Schulz
Nicole tells about her incredible journey from childhood leukemia to full-functioning adult, and her appreciation for how philanthropy has influenced her care and success.
Questions about Registration?   Contact the CARA office at 949-715-4192 or e-mail
Questions about the Program?   Contact Southern California Regional Chair, Geeta Ramdat at
Refund Policy   NO REFUNDS after Thursday, November 24, 2016.  A $10 service charge will apply.
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