USC President C.L. Max Nikias is going out of his way to foster relationships with Los Angeles’s technology business community while highlighting his own moves to boost innovation at the university.
Nikias recently gave his first big speech to “Silicon Beach” at an LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce event, attended by executives from Dollar Shave Club, SpaceX, Google, Belkin, Ranker and more.
He elaborated with The Times by phone last week.
“Innovation isn’t something that you make the investment and you anticipate,” he said....