Peter Rohan, Senior Member of Ernst & Young’s Education Industry Group

Forum: Driving Learning Experiences

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Peter is a senior member of Ernst & Young’s Education Industry Group. He has extensive experience both locally and internationally. Peter’s key expertise is in public policy reform, strategy & operational improvement and organisational change. He has over 25 years’ experience in leading and managing important projects across a variety of organisations and a diverse range of stakeholder groups.

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Jeffrey Selingo, Contributing Editor, “The Chronicle of Higher Education”; Professor of Practice, Arizona State University

Wed 10/1, 9am – 10am EST
Forum: Engaging New-Generation Students & Employees

Jeff Selingo is a best-selling author and award-winning columnist who helps parents and higher-education leaders imagine the college and university of the future: how families will pay, what campuses will look like, how students will learn, and what experiences will lead to success in a fast-changing economy.

His book, College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students, was a New York Times best selling education book in 2013. His latest book, MOOC U: Who Is Getting the Most Out of Online Education and Why, was published in September by Simon & Schuster, and he is working on his next book about the post-college job market due in 2016 from William Morrow/HarperCollins.

A contributing editor to The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jeff is also a professor of practice at Arizona State University. He is the former top editor of The Chronicle, where he worked for 16 years in a variety of reporting and editing roles. His writing has also appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Wall Street Journal, and Slate, and he is a contributor to LinkedIn, where you can follow his blog posts on higher education.

Jeff’s work has been honored with awards from the Education Writers Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and the Associated Press. He has been the keynote speaker before dozens of associations and universities and appears regularly on regional and national radio and television programs, including NPR, ABC, and CBS.

Jeff received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ithaca College and a master’s degree in government from the Johns Hopkins University.

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Chairman Seung-Han Lee Ph. D, Next & Partners Chairman, Former Samsung Corporation President & CEO, Former Homeplus CEO & Chairman

Tues 9/30, 10:30pm – 11:30pm EST
Forum: Increasing the Value of Management Education

Dr. Lee is Chairman of Next and Partners. Currently, he serves as President of UNGC Korea Network.

He served Samsung for 30 years. He led disruptive transformation of Samsung Group as Head of New Management Team at Samsung Chairman’s Office, and then he became President and CEO of Samsung Corporation.

Thereafter, he founded Homeplus, a joint venture company between Samsung and Tesco in 1997 and became the first President and CEO. He led the unprecedented level of growth at Homeplus, moving to the leading position from the 12th, very last position in only 5 years. He created innovative store formats such as the world’s first “virtual store.” In 2003, he became Chairman of Homeplus; Tesco Academy; and eParan Foundation.

He has been a Board Member of HSDM at Harvard University since 2004. He is ajoint head professor for CEO Sustainability Management Forum at Seoul National University, adjunct professor at Yonsei University, and endowed-chair professor Seoul Cyber University.

In 2013, as a visiting scholar and Executive-in-Residence (EIR) at Boston University, he led roundtable sessions for 6months to discuss and explore “the Essence of Management” in depth with a group of senior professors.

He holds Honorary Ph.D. in Business Management and Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Engineering.

He received the Best CEO Award and the Most Creative CEO Award in Korea, as well as the Order of Industrial Service Merit for management innovation and the Order of Civil Merit for eco-friendly management from the Korean government. He also received the Commander of the order of the British Empire (CBE) from Queen Elizabeth II.

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Scott Simon, Former Managing Director of PIMCO

Wed 10/1, 6:30pm – 7pm EST
Forum: Cultivating Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Scott Simon has thirty years of experience investing in mortgage backed securities. During his tenure at PIMCO from 2000 to 2013, he was a Managing Director and Head of Mortgage and Asset-Backed Securities Portfolio Management, a rotating member of the firm’s Investment Committee and co-head of the firm’s Private Equity style funds. Scott spearheaded PIMCO’s research and views on residential real estate starting in 2005, positioning the firm’s accounts for outperformance through the extreme housing and MBS volatility that followed.

Prior to joining PIMCO, Scott was the Co-Head of MBS Trading at Bear Stearns from 1995-1999 and Head of MBS Trading at UBS from 1989-1995. Scott spent 1984 to 1989 as a mortgage and arbitrage trader at Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs.  Though his role was always as a trader, he was voted onto the Institutional Investor All-America Fixed Income Research Team seven times, including first place awards for mortgage strategies and Mortgage Backed Securities.

Mr. Simon attended Stanford University where he earned a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and a self-designed Bachelor’s Degree.

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Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer, CISCO

Thurs 10/2, 5:15pm – 6pm EST
Forum: Increasing the Value of Management Education

Cisco Chief Technology & Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior is charged with aligning technology development and corporate strategy to enable Cisco to anticipate, shape, and lead major market transitions. She helps direct technology and operational innovation across the company and oversees strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, the integration of new business models, the incubation of new technologies, and the cultivation of world-class technical talent.

In her previous role, Warrior served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and also co-led Cisco’s worldwide engineering organization. As Senior Vice President, Engineering, she was responsible for core switching, collaboration, cloud computing and data center/virtualization, security, and architectures for business transformation.

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Peter Wexler, Cofounder, SpiderCloud Wireless

Forum: Cultivating Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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Peter Wexler is an Engineer, entrepreneur, and Investor currently focusing on Internet and mobile technologies. He has been instrumental in helping to evolve the computer networking industry into the globally connected, broadband environment that we know today. During the past 25 years, he has led the development of key products that form the foundation of the Internet and today’s rapidly growing mobile networks. Currently he is a co-founder, investor and Director of Spidercloud Wireless. The company, develops devices and systems that provide very dense indoor licensed spectrum to feed the proliferation of smartphones, tablets and other wireless devices. 

Peter was the founding Vice President of Engineering at Juniper Networks. During his tenure at Juniper, Peter grew the engineering organization from 17 to 600, helped lead the company from initial product through IPO, and oversaw the delivery of multiple generations of high-performance routers that power much of today’s high-speed Internet. Subsequently he managed Juniper’s Mobile Business Unit and was a Director of the Ericsson-Juniper joint venture company. Previously Peter has held Engineering and management positions at a number of Companies including Bay Networks, Wellfleet communications and Siemens.

His good fortune has enabled him to help take a number of companies public, raise many rounds of venture financing, work with insanely great people, and to be part of global organizations ranging in size from 10 to 440,000. He has also shared in the heartbreak of, on occasion, developing great technology 5 years before there was a market.

Peter serves on a number of private company boards and is a member of the University of Illinois Engineering Advisory Board as well as the Boston University Questrom School of Business Advisory Board. He has an MBA from Boston University, an MSE from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a BSEE from SUNY Stonybrook.

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Michael Wright, Global Chief Information Officer, McKinsey & Co.

Wed 10/1, 1pm – 2pm EST
Forum: Fostering Ethical Leadership

Mike Wright is the Global Chief Information Officer for McKinsey and Company, the international management consultancy. Previously he has held similar roles for Man Group plc; for Fidelity International; and for the Willis Group Ltd. All four roles have spanned multiple international locations, with genuinely global remits. At Willis, he worked closely with the private equity firm, KKR, to take the company private and then return to a public listing on the NYSE.

In addition to these CIO roles, Mike has seen the financial services industry and IT function from a number of other vantage points. Between 1984 and 1997, he worked as a consultant at both Accenture and McKinsey on various IT and general business assignments; he founded and ran a software products company for four years, and was also a non executive director of another software start up specializing in digital rights management.

In 2008, 2010 & 2011, he was voted one of the top 50 CIO’s in the UK in a survey by Silicon.com. He has been a CIO advisor for HP; part of the Accenture panel of Global CIO’s and worked with Boston University to forecast the strategic direction for offshoring and outsourcing.

Mike graduated from Oxford University with an MA in Biochemistry after doing research into Parkinson’s disease. Outside work, Mike enjoys his family, sport and travel. He is also actively involved with charity work in different roles.

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