Tues 9/30, 3pm – 4pm EST
Forum: Increasing the Value of Management Education
Chat: Thurs 10/2, 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Management Skills Necessary to Thrive in the Creative Economy
Steve Denning is the author of the award-winning books, The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management: Re-inventing the Workplace for the 21st Century(Jossey-Bass, 2010), The Secret Language of Leadership (Jossey-Bass, 2007) and The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling (Jossey-Bass, 2005).
From 1996 to 2000, Steve was the Program Director, Knowledge Management at the World Bank where he spearheaded the organizational knowledge sharing program.
In November 2000, Steve Denning was selected as one of the world’s ten Most Admired Knowledge Leaders (Teleos)
He now works with organizations in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia on leadership, innovation, business narrative and most recently, radical management.
His clients have included many organizations, large and small, around the world, including GE, IBM, Microsoft, McKinsey, Shell, Netflix, Bristol Myers Squibb, Deloitte, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Syngenta, Danfoss, McDonalds, Unilever, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Abbott Laboratories, MWH, Ernst & Young, CRM Learning, Xerox, Oracle, Maritz, Target, Burns & McDonnell, Mitre Corporation, Innovation Council, Deluxe, Fetzer Foundation, Diageo (UK), UK Parliamentary Ombudsman, Nestle (Switzerland), Novo Nordisk (Denmark), International Energy Agency (Austria), Symbiosis (Austria), PMI (France), Ambrosetti (Italy), ARK group (UK, Asia, Australia), Air New Zealand, World Bank, UN, UNDP, US Army, USAID, CIA, NSA, Defense Intelligence Agency, NetHope, The Brookings Institution, American Institute of Architects, California Workforce Association, CIA, NSA, NIMA, FAA, NY State Government, Oregon State Government, Australian government ministries, New Zealand ministries and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Norway).
In April 2003, Steve was ranked as one of the world’s Top Two Hundred Business Gurus by Davenport & Prusak, “What’s The Big Idea? (Harvard, 2003).
Steve’s most recent book, Leader’s Guide to Radical Management: Re-inventing the Workplace for the 21st Century (Jossey-Bass, 2010), was selected by 800-CEO-READ as one of the best five books on management in 2010. It offers a comprehensive guide to the reinventing the organization for the 21st Century.
Steve’s book, The Secret Language of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire Action Through Narrative (October 2007) was selected by the Financial Times as one of the best books of 2007. It was also selected by the book distributor, 800-CEO-READ, as the best book on leadership in 2007. It is a comprehensive guide to transformational leadership, particularly how to use develop and use narrative intelligence to inspire enduring enthusiasm in any audience for your cause.
Steve’s book, The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling (2005) is a comprehensive guide to the various ways in which leaders can use of storytelling to achieve a variety of organizational purposes, including spark action, communicate who they are, transmit the brand, transfer values, share knowledge, inspire collaboration, tame the grapevine and lead people into the future.
Steve’s book, The Springboard: How Storytelling Ignites Action in Knowledge-Era Organizations (Butterworth Heinemann, 2000) describes how storytelling can serve as a powerful tool for organizational change and knowledge management.
Steve’s book, Squirrel Inc.: A Fable of Leadership and Storytelling was published by Jossey-Bass in June 2004. It discusses the seven highest value forms of organizational storytelling, about which there is already considerable advance praise.
Another book, co-authored by Steve Denning along John Seely Brown, Katalina Groh and Larry Prusak, was published in June 2004 by Elsevier. It is entitled Storytelling in Organizations: How Narrative and Storytelling Are Transforming Twenty-first Century Management
Steve was born and educated in Sydney, Australia. He studied law and psychology at Sydney University and worked as a lawyer in Sydney for several years. He did a postgraduate degree in law at Oxford University in the U.K. Steve then joined the World Bank where he worked for several decades in many capacities and held various management positions, including Director of the Southern Africa Department from 1990 to 1994 and Director of the Africa Region from 1994 to 1996. From 1996 to 2000, Steve was the Program Director, Knowledge Management at the World Bank.
Steve was a Senior Scholar at the Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland from 2006-2009.
In the Fall of 2009, Steve was a Visiting Fellow at All Souls Colleges, Oxford University, UK.
Steve was a member of the Quality Council V of the Conference Board from 1993 to 1996.
Tues 9/30, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST
Forum: Engaging New-Generation Students & Employees
Chat: Wed 10/1, 1:00 – 1:30 pm EST
Michael Fenlon serves as the US and Global Talent Leader for PwC, a global network of firms with 190,000 people across 158 countries. He has responsibility for employer branding and social media, talent acquisition, analytics and talent management. He has held a variety of senior leadership roles in Human Capital since joining PwC, including strategy, operations and lead generalist roles.
Mike is a psychologist with expertise in strategic and organizational change, talent management and leadership development. He directed executive programs, including: Highlights of the MBA, the Leadership Development Program, and the Columbia Senior Executive Program, as well as custom programs for global clients. He was a faculty member of the Columbia Business School executive education team that was ranked by The Financial Times as #1 in the world.
He also served as Associate Dean for Executive MBA programs in New York, London (with the London Business School) and in Silicon Valley (with the Haas School at UC Berkeley), and taught a popular course on Executive Leadership. He has consulted in the non-profit and government sectors and served in Executive Programs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
He previously served as a Principal Consultant with Price Waterhouse LLP in the strategic and organizational change practice.
Mike is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Academy of Management. Publications include “Rethinking Retention Strategies: Work-life Versus Deferred Compensation in a Total Rewards Strategy” in the World at Work, and “Developing Leaders and Teams Who Build Exceptional Client Relationships,” and an article for HR Magazine on using human capital analytics to drive strategic change. He has been featured in The Financial Times, The New York Times and Fox Televison Business News. He was educated at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Columbia University where he received three master’s degrees and a Ph.D.
Chat: Tues 9/30, 3:00 – 3:30pm EST; Weds 10/2 8:00-9:00am
Kenneth W. Freeman joined Boston University as the Allen Questrom Professor and Dean of Boston University Questrom School of Business in 2010.
Serving more than 3,400 students and 46,000 alumni, the Questrom School of Business pursues the vision “Creating Value for the World.” The School has transformed its undergraduate and MBA curricula, with a focus on ethics and global citizenship, and sectors that are dramatically impacting the world economy—health and life sciences, digital technology, sustainability and social enterprise.
Ken began his career at Corning Incorporated in 1972, progressing through the financial function before leading several businesses. He joined Corning Clinical Laboratories in 1995, and the company was spun off from Corning as Quest Diagnostics Incorporated soon thereafter. He led the dramatic turnaround of Quest Diagnostics as chairman and chief executive officer through 2004. Exceptional value was created for shareholders by executing a dramatic financial turnaround, establishing industry leadership, demonstrating effective growth through acquisition, and driving organic growth. Quest Diagnostics provided the third highest five-year shareholder returns among the Fortune 500 (1999-2003) and in 2004 was named to the Business Week 50. Market capitalization increased from approximately $350 million at the time of the spin-off to more than $9 billion.
A study of global business leadership conducted at INSEAD and published in the January 2013 issue of the Harvard Business Review named Ken one of the 100 best performing CEOs in the world.
Ken joined Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), in 2005 and served as a managing director and partner until his appointment as Dean at Boston University. From 2010 through 2013, he was a senior advisor to KKR, serving on the firm’s portfolio management committee.
Ken is currently a director of Lake Region Medical and the Graduate Management Admission Council. He has previously served on the boards of HCA, Masonite (chairman), TRW (lead director), Dow Corning Corporation, Ciba-Corning Corporation, Fleet Bank of New York and the Corning Incorporated Foundation.
Ken is a former member of the Healthcare Leadership Council, and the American Clinical Laboratory Association (chairman). He is the former chairman of The ARTS of the Southern Finger Lakes and the Corning Philharmonic Society, and a former trustee of Elmira College and the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City.
Ken received an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School in 1976, and a BSBA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Bucknell University in 1972. Ken is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Bucknell University.
Wed 10/1, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST
Forum: Fostering Ethical Leadership
Chat: Thurs 10/2, 9:00 am – 9:30 am EST
Giving Voice to Value
Mary C. Gentile, PhD, is Director of Giving Voice to Values (GVV), Senior Research Scholar at Babson College, Senior Advisor at Aspen Institute Business & Society Program, and an independent consultant on management education and leadership development.
Giving Voice to Values (www.GivingVoiceToValues.org), a pioneering business curriculum for values-driven leadership, has been featured in Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, McKinsey Quarterly, etc. and piloted in over 650 business schools and organizations globally. The award-winning book is Giving Voice To Values: How To Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right (Yale University Press (www.MaryGentile.com). The latest edited volume is Educating for Values-Driven Leadership: Giving Voice To Values Across the Curriculum (Business Expert Press, 2013) which includes chapters by a dozen faculty from different functional areas who describe how they use GVV.
From 1985 –95, Gentile was faculty member and manager of case research at Harvard Business School. Gentile was one of the principal architects of HBS’s Leadership, Ethics and Corporate Responsibility curriculum. She co-authored Can Ethics Be Taught? Perspectives, Challenges, and Approaches at Harvard Business School and was Content Expert for the award-winning interactive CD-ROM, Managing Across Differences (Harvard Business School Publishing).
Other publications include Differences That Work: Organizational Excellence through Diversity; Managing Diversity: Making Differences Work; Managerial Excellence Through Diversity: Text and Cases, as well as numerous articles, cases, and book reviews in publications such as Academy of Management Learning and Education, Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Risk Management, CFO, The Journal of Human Values, BizEd, Strategy+Business, etc.
Gentile earned her bachelor’s degree from The College of William and Mary and her MA and PhD from State University of New York at Buffalo.
Forum: Increasing the Value of Management Education
Tues. 9/30, 9:30pm – 10:30pm EST
Chat: Wed 10/1 9:30pm – 10:00 pm EST
Significance of Managerial Soft Skills in Real-life Business
Adolf Ho has been Director of Career Development and Corporate Relations of the global top ranking MBA programs at the HK University of Science and Technology during 2008-2010. He was member of the MBA leadership committee Team, and was appointed as Adjunct Professor of Marketing in the spring of 2010.
During his tenure, Adolf has instituted a number of innovations, including extensive managerial soft skill training, executive coaching, and a newly formed consultancy practice for the MBA School.
Immediately prior to joining HKUST in 2008, he held various CEO positions with the Campbell Soup Asia business. He was Managing Director for SE Asia, and Greater China over the past 15 years; and Vice Chairman of Campbell Soup Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Fortune 500 and the 8th largest consumer food products company in the USA – Campbell Soup Company.
Adolf began his career in the Marketing Development profession with FMCG companies at the UK’s Inchcape Group, and at Glaxo-SmithKline Beecham as the Marketing Director overseeing the business development of health and energy beverages.
In 1987, he joined Campbell Soup Asia Limited in it’s newly set up Hong Kong office to develop Campbell’s businesses in the Asian region, covering the full range of food, beverages and biscuit brands. He was also Director of Godiva Chocolatier during their initial regional setup.
Adolf has extensive geographic Marketing experiences, covering Canada, SE Asia, and Greater China during his 30 years in Business. He has set up distribution networks, developed local co-packing and undertook extensive acquisition projects over the region.
He is also well known for building consumer iconic brands, such as Swanson’s, Evian, Arnott’s, and Campbell Soup.
He recently set up a Consultancy Company to serve Corporations on Strategic development, with focus on Brand Marketing Positioning issues.
Mr Ho has recently consulted with a wide spectrum of MNC and local corporations, including Ocean Park, HSBC, FedEx, UBS and the SCMP.
His recent projects included the publication of two books in the Chinese language on Career and managerial skills for young leaders, the first book [初入職場的越級挑戰] was published at the end of 2011; and his second book targeting to mid career executives [專門行業職場的越級挑戰] was launched in July 2013.
He has also written extensively on the managerial and marketing topics in local newspapers, including the SCMP Education Post.
Adolf has lectured extensively on career development topics, and is a regular speaker on marketing and career topics with business corporations, as well as top local Business schools (HKUST, CUHK, City and Baptist University). He is honorary Advisor to the Zhejiang University Alumni Organizing Committee; and has served as panel of judges on Marketing (TVB/HKMA) and Business competitions. He was founding member of the CUHK MBA Elite Mentorship program for the last 10 years.
Mr Ho will lead a 4 credit course on Integrated Marketing for graduating students in the 2014/5 academic year for the HKUST Business faculty. He also serves as a committee member on the Branding Committee of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts from 2014.
Born in Hong Kong, Mr. Ho was trained as a biochemist at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, where he received his BS. He then returned to Hong Kong and obtained his MBA in 1981 from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Chat: Wed 10/1, 9:00am – 9:30am
Management Education in a Global Setting
Dr. Joseph LiPuma is an associate professor at EMLYON Business School in France and directed EMLYON’s ranked International MBA program. He has been interviewed in the international press regarding perspectives on management education and has spoken at industry conferences. Joe’s research on international entrepreneurship has been published in leading academic journals including Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Small Business Economics, the Journal of Business Research, and the International Small Business Journal. His coauthored book, Unlocking the Ivory Tower: How Management Research Can Transform Your Business, makes academic research accessible to managers and businesspeople. Joe has more than 25 years of business experience, much of it in information technology consulting with government agencies, SMEs, and multinationals in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, prior to his current academic career. He has started businesses in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, and Saudi Arabia and has held executive management and board-level roles at SMEs and large enterprises. He holds an MBA from SUNY Buffalo and a DBA in strategy and policy from Boston University; he has taught at both of these schools, as well as at Drexel University and St. Joseph’s University prior to his position in Lyon, France.
Tues 9/30, 2pm – 3pm EST
Forum: Supporting 21st Century Competencies
Chat: Tues 9/30, 11:00 am – 11:30 am EST
Foster Business School and Corporate Partnerships
Rebecca Ray serves as the Executive Vice President, Knowledge Organization and Human Capital Practice Lead for The Conference Board. In this role, she has oversight of the research planning and dissemination process for all three practices areas (Corporate Leadership, Economics & Business Development and Human Capital) and is responsible for the research agenda which, in turn, drives the business planning process for The Conference Board. She is responsible for overall quality and the continuing integration of our research and engagement efforts. She oversees Ask TCB™ our Business Information Service as well as The Conference Board Review®. Rebecca is the leader of the global human capital practice. Human capital research at The Conference Board focuses on human capital analytics, labor markets, workforce readiness, strategic workforce planning, talent management, diversity and inclusion, human resources, leadership development and employee engagement. In addition to published research, related products and services at The Conference Board include peer learning networks, conferences, webcasts, and experiential and other executive events. She hosts the monthly Human Capital Watch™ webcast, which explores current issues, research and practitioner successes in the fi eld of human capital. She oversees the Human Capital Exchange™, a website that offers research and insights from The Conference Board, our knowledge partners, and human capital practitioners. She created the Senior Fellows Program in human capital with some of the profession’s most acclaimed leaders. She is the Director of The Engagement Institute™, a research community of practice she created with Deloitte Consulting and Sirota. She is the co-author of numerous publications with a focus on leadership development and engagement. Rebecca is a frequent speaker at professional and company sponsored conferences and business briefings around the world. She is often a guest in business media (Bloomberg TV (Hong Kong and Europe) and Bloomberg Radio, CNBC India, and her research, commentary, initiatives and the accomplishments of her various teams have been featured in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and South China Morning Post newspapers as well as in Harvard Business Review, ChiefLearning Offi cer, Leadership Excellence, Training, CIO, Workforce Management, Human Resources, HR Magazine (Hong Kong), Chief Executive Offi cer, HR Magazine (UK), EMBA Magazine (Taiwan), People & Strategy (The Professional Journal of HRPS)and Talent Management. Rebecca was previously a senior executive responsible, at various times, for talent acquisition, organizational learning, training, management and leadership development, employee engagement, performance management, executive assessment, coaching, organizational development, and succession planning at several marquis companies. She taught at Oxford and New York Universities and led a consulting practice for many years, offering leadership assessment and development services to Fortune 500 companies and top-tier professional services fi rms. She was named “Chief Learning Offi cer of the Year” by Chief Learning Offi cer magazine, and one of the “Top 100 People in Leadership Development” by Warren Bennis’s Leadership Excellence magazine. She serves on the Advisory Boards for New York University’s Program in Higher Education/Business Education at The Steinhardt School of Education, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Executive Program in Work-Based Learning Leadership and was recently elected to serve on the Business Practices Council of the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Rebecca received her Ph.D. from New York University. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including her co-authored work, Measuring Leadership Development (McGraw-Hill) in 2012 and Measuring Employee Engagement (ASTD), expected in 2014.
See other VIP guest from The Conference Board: Jonathan Spector
Tues 9/30, 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm EST
Forum: Challenging the Business Model of Education
Chat: Tues 9/30 1:15 pm-1:45 pm EST
Francisco Veloso is the Dean of Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, as well as a Full Professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. He is an internationally recognized scholar in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which has won several awards for his contributions, including the Alfred P. Sloan Industry Studies Fellowship, the Stan Hardy award for the outstanding paper published in the field of Operations Management, as well as grants from the National Science Foundation, the Sloan Foundation and the Richard King Mellon Foundation. Francisco has published in journals such as PNAS, Management Science, the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Operation Management and Research Policy, and worked with a variety of international firms and organizations, including McKinsey & Co., Alcoa, the Asian Development Bank, or The Mexican and Portuguese Science Francisco has a PhD in Technology, Management and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an undergraduate degree in Physics Engineering from IST, both part of the Technical University of Lisbon.
Wed 10/1, 2pm – 3pm EST
Forum: Challenging the Business Model of Education
Chat: Wed 10/1, 11am – 11:30am EST
The Importance of Student Exchange/International Travel to Business Education
Professor Marie Wilson is the Pro Vice Chancellor (Business and Law) of the University of South Australia Business School, a position she commenced in August 2013. She leads the top business school in the state, the study destination of choice for more than 8000 students located in Adelaide, Australia, and across the globe.
Professor Wilson has had a distinguished career that has spanned multinational corporations, high technology start-ups, NGOs, not-for-profits and universities. She is a graduate of AICD, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, and the Australia New Zealand Academy of Management.
In the 1970s Professor Wilson graduated from Florida State University with a first degree in Science and followed that with a Master of Science in Rehabilitation and Neuroanatomy. For several years she worked in vocational rehabilitation in Florida.
In the 1980s Professor Wilson completed a Master of Science in Management and Statistics at the University of Arizona, before moving on to study Law, and working as a Legal Research Associate for a local law firm. During this period she was also working as an Assistant Professor in Science and Mathematics on the Navajo and Hopi lands of northern Arizona.
She completed a PhD in Management and Law at The University of Arizona, then worked at NCR Corporation in Ohio as Director, Corporate Compensation and Manager HR Development, while also holding the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor in Management and Executive Education at the University of Dayton.
In 1991 Professor Wilson joined the University of Auckland Business School; in 1995 she was promoted to Foundation Dean of the Graduate School of Business, and then in 2006 to Head of Department, Management and International Business. Professor Wilson secured more than $2 million in research funding and five teaching awards during her time at the University of Auckland.
From 1991 to 2008 Professor Wilson was Managing Director of Wilson and Associates in New Zealand where she developed and delivered training and solutions for organisational development, strategic management and leadership to more than 50 New Zealand organisations and businesses, including the Ministry of Commerce, NZ Post, and the Bank of New Zealand.
In 2009 she was appointed Academic Dean at Griffith University’s Business School, where her responsibilities included quality improvement, accreditation and performance excellence in teaching, research and industry engagement.
Professor Wilson’s teaching and research has focussed on human performance in the workplace and its links to innovation and enterprise. She has published more than 30 refereed journal articles and five books and monographs along with eight book chapters.