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Fireside Chat with Paran Johar ’93 - Dean’s Speaker Series

On November 15th, Paran Johar ’93, CEO and digital media entrepreneur will speak on campus at a fireside chat, which kicks off the first of three events in the Dean’s Speaker Series, hosted by the UCR School of Business. A pre-event reception will begin at 5pm, followed by the event at 6pm at the UCR Extension Center.

Paran Johar is the founder and Global CEO of Modern Marketing Summit (MMS), and chairman of iMedia and ad:tech. As one of the largest marketing conference series, Paran oversees 20 events globally at MMS which brings together the top brands, agencies and advertisers from around the world.

With his diverse background and leadership in marketing, he has worked with brands such as Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Wells Fargo, Abbott Labs, Microsoft, Toyota, and KFC. He also won numerous awards for his work in digital marketing, such as Adweek’s Interactive Agency of the Year.

The UCR School of Business Dean’s Speaker Series invites in-demand business leaders who have achieved national and international prominence in their respective fields to share their stories and expertise. It is a platform which brings a diversity of cultural, political, and economic perspectives to the Riverside community. Learn more at

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the UCR Extension Center on November 15th, 2016, at 5pm. Shuttle service between the flag pole (W. Campus Drive) and the Extension Center at 4:45pm - 5:45pm and 7pm - 8pm.

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Upcoming Dean’s Speaker Series:

February 9th, 2016, with Mark Rampolla, founder & CEO of ZICO Coconut Water, co-founder of PowerPlant Ventures, and author of High Hanging Fruit.

March 9th, 2016, with Candace Wiest, president & CEO of West Valley Bancorp Inc., and West Valley National Bank.

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