Mary C. Gentile, PhD, Director of Giving Voice to Values, Senior Research Scholar, Babson College, Senior Advisor, Aspen Institute

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 TimesHarvard 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 DiversityManaging 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 ReviewStanford Social Innovation Review, Risk ManagementCFOThe Journal of Human ValuesBizEdStrategy+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.

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Daniel Greenstein, DPhil, Director of Postsecondary Success Strategy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Thurs 10/2, 2pm – 3pm EST
Forum: Challenging the Business Model of Education

Dr. Daniel Greenstein serves as Director of Education, Postsecondary Success for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Greenstein oversees work to substantially increase the number of students that acquire a postsecondary degree or certificate.

Before joining the Foundation, Greenstein was Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Programs at the University of California Office of the President, a role in which he acted as the director for UC Online Education – a new effort to integrate online education into the university’s undergraduate curriculum, among other accomplishments.

Greenstein has led, in some cases founded, several internet-based academic information services in the US (the California Digital Library) and the United Kingdom (the Arts and Humanities Data Service), and served on boards and acted in strategic consulting roles for educational, cultural heritage, and information organizations.

He holds degrees from the Universities of Oxford (DPhil) and Pennsylvania (MA, BA) and began his professional life as a senior lecture in Modern History at Glasgow University. Current fascinations include sustaining models for public higher education, online undergraduate instruction, and models for supporting disruptive innovation in large well-established organizations.

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Jeanette Horan, Managing Director, IBM Corp.

Thurs 10/2, 12:30pm – 1:30pm EST
Forum: Engaging New-Generation Students & Employees

Ms. Horan was appointed to the role of Managing Director for Bank of America account in July 2014. In this role she is responsible for IBM’s business with Bank, bringing IBM innovations to help the Bank in their ongoing transformation.

Previously Ms. Horan was the Chief Information Officer of IBM where she led the development and implementation of a technology strategy in close partnership with the business. Her emphasis was on the confluence of social, mobile, cloud and analytics; and how to use these technologies securely to personalize and enhance employee and client experiences.

Prior to her CIO position, Ms. Horan was the vice president of Enterprise Business Transformation, leading IBM’s transformation program for key back office processes to accelerate IBM’s leadership as a globally integrated enterprise.

Ms. Horan joined IBM in 1998, and has held leadership positions within the Lotus brand, Information Management and IBM Software Group Strategy. Prior to joining the CIO office in 2006, Ms. Horan was responsible for worldwide product development for the Information Management business in Software Group, and was the General Manager of IBM’s Silicon Valley Laboratory.

Prior to joining Lotus, Ms. Horan spent four years with Digital Equipment Corporation where she was vice president of development for the AltaVista business, bringing the Web search engine and suite of intranet products to market. She has more than 30 years experience in development and management roles in the computer industry.

As part of her business and personal involvement in the advancement of technology and service to the community, Ms. Horan serves on the board of Microvision Inc., an innovative display and imaging solutions company. She also serves as a director on the board of Jane Do No More Inc., an organization committed to improving the way society responds to victims of sexual assault.

A native of the United Kingdom, Ms. Horan earned a bachelors degree.

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Mel Horwitch, PhD, Dean & University Professor, Central European University Business School

Thursday 10/2, 10 am – 11 am EST
Forum: Cultivating Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Mel Horwitch is Dean and University Professor at Central European University Business School, located in Budapest, Hungary.  He is an acknowledged expert on entrepreneurship and innovation management. He has written extensively on technology strategy, particularly with reference to knowledge-intensive sectors (e.g. services, media, information technology, and telecommunications), and global innovation. Most recently, he has focused his research and teaching on cleantech and sustainability management, innovation in emerging economies, the professionalization and globalization of entrepreneurship and nurturing innovation ecosystems.

Previously, at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, he served as Professor of Technology Management, Director of the Institute for Technology and Enterprise, Chair of the Department of Technology Management, Founding Director of the Othmer Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, and faculty director of the CleantechExecs Executive Program.

Professor Horwitch was Visiting Professor at London Business School, Professor and Founding Dean of Management at Theseus Institute in Sophia Antipolis, France, the John M. Olin Distinguished Fellow at Templeton College, Oxford University and Visiting Professor at the University of Paris-Dauphine. He has served on the MIT-Sloan School and Harvard Business School faculties. He received his AB from Princeton University and MBA and Doctorate from Harvard Business School. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand.

His publications include Technology in the Modern Corporation: A Strategic Perspective (editor and contributor), Clipped Wings: The American SST Conflict, contributor to Energy Future: Report of the Energy Project at the Harvard Business School (contributor), articles published in such journals as Management SciencePolicy Science, Sloan Management Review, Technology in SocietyJournal of Engineering and Technology Management, and Business Strategy International, and several print and Web-based multimedia cases.

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Paul LeBlanc, PhD, President, Southern New Hampshire University

Thurs 10/2, 9am – 10am EST
Forum: Harnessing Digital Technology

Dr. Paul J. LeBlanc is President of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU).  Under the ten years of Paul’s direction, SNHU has more than quadrupled in size and is the largest provider of online higher education in New England, one of the five largest in the country, and the first to have a full competency-based degree program untethered to the credit hour or classes  approved by a regional accreditor and the US Department of Education.  In 2012 the university was #12 on Fast Company magazine’s “World’s Fifty Most Innovative Companies” list and was the only university included.  Paul won a New England Higher Education Excellence Award in 2012 and had repeatedly been named one of “New Hampshire’s Most Influential People” by New Hampshire Business Review.  In 2012 Forbes Magazine listed him as one of its 15 “Classroom Revolutionaries,” he was featured on Bloomberg TV’s “Innovators” series, and Fast Company included him in its “1000 Most Creative People” List.  He speaks frequently to industry, IHEs, associations, and other higher education stakeholders and often appears in the media.

Paul immigrated to the United States as a child, was the first person in his extended family to attend college, and is a graduate of Framingham State University (BA), Boston College (MA), and the University of Massachusetts (PhD).  From 1993 to 1996 he directed a technology start up for Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company, was President of Marlboro College (VT) from 1996 to 2003, and became President of SNHU in 2003.  His wife Patricia is an attorney and their daughter Emma is a Rhodes Scholar completing a D.Phil at Oxford University.  Younger daughter Hannah is completing her PhD at Stanford University.  Annie, their black Labrador Retriever, studies sleeping on the couch and ways to steal food from the counter tops.

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Dan LeClair, PhD, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, AACSB

Forum: Evaluating Policy & Rankings

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As executive vice president and chief operating officer, Dan LeClair provides leadership for AACSB’s efforts to advance quality management education worldwide through a wide range of data, education, research, and communication services. LeClair was the principal architect of AACSB’s Knowledge Services, which assists business school leaders worldwide to plan and make decisions using comparable data and information about trends and effective practices. He leads the research teams of AACSB and the Global Foundation for Management Education (GFME), a think tank joint venture of AACSB and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and serves on the steering committee of the UN Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). Dan has served on numerous industry-wide committees and task forces for organizations, such as GMAC®, EMBA Council, Association of Business Schools, and Aspen Institute Business & Society Program. In the Tampa Bay community, Dan serves on the Board of the Economic Development Corporation and its Life Sciences Task Force.

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Martin Nisenholtz, Former Chief Digital Officer, The New York Times Company

Forum: Harnessing Digital Technology

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Martin is a Venture Partner at Firstmark Capital in New York and an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. He recently completed a Fellowship at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he co-developed Riptide: An Oral History of the Epic Collision between Journalism and Digital Technology, 1980 to the Present (www.digitalriptide.org).  Martin currently serves on the boards of PostMedia Networks (PNC/A), Yellow Media (Y:CN), Exelate, Sulia and RealMatch. He is an advisor to Carmel Ventures and the Online Publishers Association.

From 1995-2012, Martin managed digital operations for The New York Times Company and was the founding leader at nytimes.com in 1996.  In 1983, Martin founded the Interactive Marketing Group (IMG) at Ogilvy & Mather. IMG was the first digital agency at a major US advertising firm.  In 2002, Martin founded the Online Publishers Association, today the leading trade association among quality content providers. Martin began his career as a research scientist and assistant professor at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). He holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA from Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication, where he serves on the Alumni Board.

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Pamela Norley, JD, Executive Vice President of Fidelity’s Enterprise Relationships and Talent Groups, Fidelity Investments

Thurs 10/2, 3pm – 4pm
Forum: Driving Learning Experiences

Pamela Norley is executive vice president of Enterprise Relationships and Talent Groups for Fidelity Investments, a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals, institutions and financial intermediaries. In this role, Ms. Norley is responsible for managing Fidelity’s top institutional client relationships and leading talent management and talent acquisition – which focus on building the firm’s talent pipeline through innovative recruiting efforts and world-class development opportunities.

She is a member of Fidelity’s Senior Management Team and also a member of the Executive Committee for the Citizenship Program overseeing Environment, Community and Governance attributes of Fidelity Investments.

Ms. Norley joined Fidelity in 1996, and has held a number of senior leadership positions since then. She joined the Corporate Legal department and was promoted to lead Fidelity’s Legal and Compliance Group for the company’s Human Resources outsourcing businesses. She also led Product Management and Sales for Fidelity’s healthcare outsourcing business. In addition, she oversaw Corporate Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Alliances, and Management Consulting and Strategy for Fidelity’s global businesses, including its Global Private Equity and Venture Capital units.

Prior to Fidelity, Ms. Norley served as vice president and senior counsel at Bank of America, and was a litigator in private practice in Connecticut.

Ms. Norley is active on a number of nonprofit boards including the Board of Visitors for the Temple University School of Law and the Board of Trustees for Boston Ballet. She also served on the University of Virginia College Board of Benefactors. Ms. Norley is a member of The Wall Street Journal Women in the Economy Executive Task Force and she founded Fidelity’s Global Women’s Networking Group, and currently serves on its Senior Advisory Council.

Ms. Norley received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia, and is a graduate of the Temple University School of Law, where she received the law school’s Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award in 2007. She is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Executive Women in Leadership Program and the Columbia School of Business Strategic Account Management Program.

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Ramon O’Callaghan, DBA, Dean of the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business

Thurs 10/2, 9am – 10am EST
Forum: Supporting 21st Century Competencies

Ramon O’Callaghan is Dean at Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business in Kazakhstan, a new business school established in strategic collaboration with Duke University. Previously, he was dean of the business school at Tilburg University, in the Netherlands. Over the years he has held numerous academic management positions: Director of Deusto Business School and Vice-Rector at Deusto University in Spain, Associate Dean at Tilburg University and Director International Executive MBA (a joint program with Purdue University), and Director International MBA at Nijenrode University in the Netherlands.  Formerly, he was on the faculty of IESE Business School, and was a researcher at the Harvard Business School. Prior to his academic career, he worked internationally at Texas Instruments for several years.

His research interests include: Management of Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Management.  His work has been published in books, journals, and conference proceedings, e.g. MIT Press, Journal of Marketing, Journal of IT, European Journal of IS, International Conference on IS, European Conference on IS. In 2006, he earned “best paper” awards at the Hawaii International Conference on Information Sciences, and at the International Conference on Information Systems in Milwaukee.  He has actively contributed to several research programs of the European Commission (IST, TEDIS, RACE) and has been the coordinator of an international project on innovation clusters.  He has also supervised and examined PhD research for the following universities: Aalborg (Denmark), Antwerp (Belgium), Cape Town (South Africa), Cork (Ireland), KU Leuven (Belgium), Hohenheim (Germany), Sussex (UK), Tilburg (Netherlands), and Turku (Finland).

His professional experience includes executive education and consulting projects for American, European and Asian organizations, e.g. Aegon, BUPA, Chubb, Danisco, Eureko, European Commission, Fortis, IBM, Independent Insurance Agents of America, ING, Kazakhmys, KPMG, Maryland Casualty, Nolan & Norton, Philips, Pricewaterhouse-Coopers, Samruk-Kazyna, Shell, UBS. He has also taught in executive programs of IESE, INSEAD, London Business School, MIT Sloan, Purdue University, and Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.

Ramon O’Callaghan holds the following degrees:  Doctor of Business Administration from Harvard Business School; MBA from IESE Business School; MSc and BSc in Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia (also known as UPC BarcelonaTech). His education also included courses at the MIT Sloan Questrom School of Business and at École Supérieure du Commerce de Paris, ESCP, in France.

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Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, Dean of IE Business School and the President of IE University

Forum: Challenging the Business Model of Education

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Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño is the Dean of IE Business School and the President of IE University. He holds a Degree in Law and a Ph.D. in Moral Philosophy and Jurisprudence (Complutense University, Spain) and an MBA (IE Business School). He was a Recognized Student at Oxford University, UK.

Iñiguez has worked as a management consultant and has played an active role in the field of quality control and development of management education in Europe. He is the Chairman of GFME (Global Foundation for Management Education) and Chairman of the European Advisory Council of AACSB International, He serves on the boards of CENTRUM (Universidad Católica, Perú),Antai Business School (Jiao Tong University, China), Renmin University Business School (China) and Mazars University (France), FGV-EASP. Fundaçao Getulio Vargas (Brazil). He was portrayed by the Financial Times as “one of the most significant figures in promoting European business schools internationally”. Iñiguez is also President of the IE Fund in the US.

Iñiguez is Professor of Strategic Management at IE Business School. His book, “The Learning Curve: How Business Schools Are Reinventing Education” (https://thelearningcurvebook.com ), published in 2011, deals with the future challenges of management education. He is co-editor of www.deanstalk.net, a blog focused on management education issues. Iniguez is a regular speaker at international conferences and frequently contributes in different journals and media on higher education and executive development. ​

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