Soumitra Dutta, PhD, Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean, Professor of Management and Organizations, Cornell University

Forum: Cultivating Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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Soumitra Dutta is the eleventh dean and professor of management and organizations in the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate Questrom School of Business at Cornell University. He most recently served as the Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Business and Technology and was the founder and academic director of the eLab at INSEAD, a top-ranked graduate business school in Fontainebleau, France.

Previous roles Dutta has held during his 23-year tenure at INSEAD include dean of external relations; dean of executive education; and dean of technology and e-learning. He has served as a visiting professor in the Haas School at Berkeley, Oxford Internet Institute at University of Oxford, and Judge School at University of Cambridge in England. He has lived and worked in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, including stints as an engineer with GE in the U.S. and Schlumberger in Japan.

Dutta is an authority on the impact of new technology on the business world, especially social media and social networking, and on strategies for driving growth and innovation by embracing the digital economy. He is the co-editor and author respectively of two influential reports in technology and innovation — the Global Information Technology Report (co-published with the World Economic Forum) and the Global Innovation Index (to be co-published with the World Intellectual Property Organization). Both reports have been used by several governments around the world in assessing and planning their technology and innovation policies.

His work has been widely published in the Harvard Business Review, European Management Journal, Management Science, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Decision Support Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and other journals. Dutta and his ideas have been featured in myriad business magazines, newspapers, and blogs, including Global Intelligence for the CIO, Information Week, Brasil, BusinessWorld India, Chief Executive, Finance & Management, Chief Executive Magazine, Forbes, and The McKinsey Quarterly.

Dutta is a member of the Davos Circle, an association of long-time participants in the Annual Davos meeting of the World Economic Forum, and has engaged in a number of multi-stakeholder initiatives to shape global, regional and industry agendas. He is on the advisory boards of several international business schools. He has co-founded two firms and is on the boards of several startups. He received the European Case of the Year award from the European Case Clearing House in 2002, 2000, 1998, and 1997.

Dutta received a B.Tech. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. He received an MS in business administration, an MS in computer science, and a PhD in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Ceree Eberly, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer for The Coca-Cola Company

Forum: Engaging New-Generation Students & Employees

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Ceree Eberly was appointed to the role of Chief People Officer and Senior Vice President for The Coca-Cola Company in 2009. She joined the Company in 1990 and has since served in a variety of leadership roles. In 1998, Ceree became the Human Resources Director, Central America & Caribbean Division in San José, Costa Rica, where she oversaw both Company and bottling operations’ human resources strategies. In 2003, she was appointed Vice President, Corporate Business Unit, where she led the support of the worldwide McDonald’s business in technical operations, quality assurance, social responsibility, communications, global juice portfolio, IT and human resources. Ceree filled this role until 2007, when she became the Group Human Resources Director for Europe.

As Chief People Officer, Ceree leads an organization responsible for developing and transforming approximately 150,000 Coca-Cola employees across more than 200 countries into a competitive advantage, and transforming the quality of the Company’s workplace into a global differentiator. The organization’s primary goal is to attract, engage and retain the best people by making Coca-Cola “a great place to work.”

Ceree currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Oglethorpe University in Atlanta and is the organization’s Chair. She is a member of HR50, a group of the most senior Human Resources leaders from around the world, a member of Women Corporate Directors, a global organization advancing best practices in global corporate governance, a member of the Corporate Leadership Council, and serves on the AACSB International Business Practices Council, which is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of management education. Ceree is active participant of the Global Shapers, an organization of highly motivated, young individuals who have a great potential for future leadership roles in society, while also being mentor to employees throughout the Coca-Cola system.

Ceree previously served as an Advisor to the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, a member of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity, an Advisor to Skyland Trail, and is a past mentor in the Georgia Executive Women’s Leadership program.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee, graduating with high honors.

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Fernando J. Fragueiro, PhD, President, Austral University

Wed 10/1, 2:30pm – 3:30pm EST
Forum: Challenging the Business Model of Education

Fernando is currently President of Austral University (School of Biomedical Sciences, Questrom School of Business Sciences, School of Communication, School of Law, School of Engineering, IAE Business School, Institute of Family Sciences, School of Education, Institute of Philosophy and Hospital Universitario Austral). Academic Director of “ENOVA Thinking”, Learning and Research Network to advance Regional Leadership for global competition in Latin America. It congregates Regional CEOs from more than 50 Multinationals and Latin-American companies as well as academics and experts on management in Emerging Markets. Fernando Fragueiro is former Dean of IAE Business School, Austral University (1995-2007), and former Vice President of Austral University (1998-2007). Under his deanship, IAE Business School achieved a remarkable positioning and growth. He mainly focused on the development of the Full-time Faculty up to 50 professors, followed by the funding and construction of the School’s four state of the art buildings, in the campus of Universidad Austral. Besides these achievements, the portfolio programmes were substantially expanded both, in Executive Education (participants grew from 700 up to 6000 executives attending each year IAE’s Executive Education activities) and at MBA level, launching the Full-time bilingual MBA in 1998. These significant accomplishments that also increased the scope of international activities of the school, contributed to position IAE among the world top Business Schools in Management Education, according to Financial Times since year 2000 (positioned 22nd in 2007). Finally, between year 2000 and 2006, IAE Business School also achieved accreditation of the three main international academic agencies: EU: EFMD (EQUIS); USA: AACSB; and UK: Association of MBAs.

Fernando Fragueiro is member of different Boards like the “Global Foundation for Management Development” and the “Academic Advisory Board” of ESE Business School, Universidad de los Andes in Chile. He has also created and chaired the “Business Board of Regional CEOs” (CEDI) joined by top executives responsible for the operation in Latin America of almost 40 multinationals and multilatinas such as: General Mills, Hewlett Packard, Kraft Foods, Danone, Siemens, Volkswagen, Falabella, Novartis, Telefónica Móviles, Dow Chemical, Eastman Chemical, Egon Zehnder Intnl.; The Walt Disney Comp.; Grupo Bimbo; SAP; Microsoft; Arcor; Ryder; Alcatel-Lucent; Nokia; Ingram Micro; I Basis; Agilent Technologies; Citibank; Assist-Card; Boehringer Ingelheim; Pan American Energy; Papelera del Plata (grupo CMPC); Dragados S.A.;  among others.

Full-time Professor of Organisational Behaviour at IAE since 1988, with particular focus on leadership, strategic leadership, and change management, Fernando got his first degree in Business Administration from Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA), secondly an Executive MBA from IAE Business School, and finally, a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, United Kingdom. His dissertation on Strategic Leadership in Business Schools focuses on the political analysis of the strategic leadership process during the period 1990-2004, in three top European Business Schools: IMD, INSEAD, and London Business School.

Durin2008-2009, Fernando Fragueiro was Visiting Professor at Harvard Business School and IESE Business School (Spain), where he deepened the study of the role of the regional CEOs at their interface with global headquarters.

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Tamara J. Erickson, Founder & CEO, Tammy Erickson Associates

Wed 10/1, 7pm – 8pm EST
Forum: Cultivating Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Tamara J. Erickson is a McKinsey Award-winning author, a leading expert on generations in the workplace, and a widely-respected authority on leadership, the changing workforce, collaboration and innovation, and the nature of work in intelligent organizations. She has three times been named one of the 50 most influential living management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, the respected ranking of global business thinkers.

Erickson is an Executive Fellow, Organisational Behaviour, at London Business School, where she has designed and co-directs the school’s premier leadership programme for senior-most executives, Leading Businesses into the Future. She is the founder and CEO of Tammy Erickson Associates, www.tammyerickson.com, a research-based firm of renowned thought leaders and senior business leaders committed to developing insights into the challenges that today’s businesses are facing and offering a specific set of services that help companies reshape their organizational practices. She has co-authored four Harvard Business Review articles: “It’s Time to Retire Retirement” (March 2004), winner of the McKinsey Award, “Managing Middlescence” (March 2006), “What It Means to Work Here,” (March 2007), and “Eight Ways to Build Collaborative Teams,” (November 2007), as well as the book Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills and Talent, published by Harvard Business School Press (2006). She has also co-authored an MIT Sloan Management Review article, “Bridging Faultlines in Diverse Teams,” (Summer 2007). Tammy is the author of one of Harvard Business Review’s Breakthrough Ideas for 2008, “Task, Not Time,” (February 2008), one of HBR’s Forethoughts on Unconventional Wisdom in a Downturn, “‘Give Me the Ball’ Is the Wrong Call,” (December 2008), and the HBR Case Study “Gen Y in the Workforce” (February 2009).

Tammy recently completed a trilogy of books on how individuals in specific generations can excel in today’s workplace. Retire Retirement: Career Strategies for the Boomer Generation and Plugged In: The Generation Y Guide to Thriving at Work were published by Harvard Business Press in 2008. What’s Next, Gen X? Keeping Up, Moving Ahead, and Getting the Career You Want was published in 2010. Her blog “Across the Ages” is featured weekly on HBP Online (https://discussionleader.hbsp.com/erickson/).

The research initiatives she and colleagues have undertaken include Demography is De$tiny, exploring the implications of current demographic changes on human resource practices, The New Employee/Employer Equation, developing new and powerful approaches to increasing employeeengagement through segmentation, and the Cooperative Advantage, done in collaboration with a team at London Business School, exploring the working practices of over 50 teams in 15 multi-nationals, representing the most extensive academically-grounded study of industry-based team working ever conducted. Her current research is focused on the implications of social enterprise software on the way we work.

Tammy is also a respected authority on technology and its implications for business and coauthor of the book Third Generation R&D: Managing the Link to Corporate Strategy, a widely accepted guide to making technology investments and managing innovative organizations.

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Michael J. Fenlon, PhD, US & Global Talent Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers

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
Leading Millennials

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.

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Todd Fisher, Member & Chief Administrative Officer, KKR

Wed 10/1, 5pm – 6pm EST
Forum: Cultivating Innovation & Entrepreneurship

TODD FISHER (New York) joined KKR in 1993 and is KKR’s Global Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Fisher is responsible for overseeing the finance, legal, IT, HR, public affairs and office operations functions, coordinating with the various businesses and geographies of KKR and overseeing the Firm’s efforts in Real Estate. He is a member of KKR’s Real Estate Investment Committee. Since joining KKR, he has led or played a significant role in transactions including Vendex KBB (Maxeda), Dynamit Nobel (now part of) Rockwood Specialties Inc., Northgate Information Solutions, Accuride Corporation, Alea Group Holdings Ltd., Bristol West Group, Merit Behavioral Care, and Willis Group Ltd. He is currently on the board of Maxeda B.V. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Fisher worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York and for Drexel Burnham Lambert in Los Angeles. Mr. Fisher holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Brown University, an M.A. with distinction from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and an M.B.A., Palmer Scholar, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Brown University, the Board of Advisors for SAIS, the Advisory Board of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the United States Holocaust Memorial Council and the Council on Foreign Relations.

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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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Pankaj Ghemawat, PhD, V Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy, IESE Business School, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Global Management, Stern School of Business, NYU

Wed 10/1, 10am – 11am EST
Forum: Supporting 21st Century Competencies

Pankaj Ghemawat is the Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business School and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Global Management, Stern School of Business, New York University.Between 1983 and 2008, he was on the faculty at the Harvard Business School where, in 1991, he became the youngest person in the school’s history to be appointed a full professor.  Ghemawat was also the youngest “guru” included in the guide to the greatest management thinkers of all time published in 2008 by The Economist.

Ghemawat’s books include Commitment, Games Businesses Play, Strategy and the Business Landscape andRedefining Global Strategy. IBM Chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano described the latter book as “an important strategic guidebook for leaders of the 21st century globally integrated enterprise… [with an] analytic framework that is both visionary and pragmatic – aware of the broader historic trajectories of globalization, but grounded in the real kinds of decisions business leaders have to make.”

Ghemawat’s new book, World 3.0, was published in May 2011 by Harvard Business Review Press. Pascal Lamy, Director General of the World Trade Organization, has described it as “offering recommendations that should inspire all global stakeholders in times of major global challenges”  and Peter Löscher, CEO of Siemens, as “the right book at the right time…[about] ways to make the global economy more stable–and more sustainable.”  And according to an early review in The Economist, “World 3.0.should be read by anyone who wants to understand the most important economic development of our time.” World 3.0 won the 50 Thinkers Book Award for the best business book published in 2010-2011, the Axiom Business Book Gold Award in the International Business/Globalization category and the IESE Alumni Research Excellence Award.

Pankaj Ghemawat also developed the DHL Global Connectedness Index 2012, which was first released in November 2011, and has recently launched the2013 Depth Index of Globalization, a comprehensive analysis otf globalization and the rise of emerging markets. According to Pascal Lamy, Director General of the World Trade Organization, “In the current global economic climate where the threat of increased protectionism and isolationist tendencies is of genuine concern, this report offers a compelling argument, based on a methodologically robust analysis, of why increased global and regional inter-connectedness and openness is the more prudent policy path.”

Ghemawat has written more than 100 research articles and case studies, is one of the world’s best-selling authors of teaching cases and fellow of the Academy of International Business and of the Strategic Management Society. Other recent honors include the McKinsey Award for the best article published in the Harvard Business Review,the Irwin Educator of the Year award from the Business Policy and Strategy division of the Academy of Management and the Herbert Simon Award of Rajk Laszlo College for Advance Studies in Budapest. Among other recognitions are the IESE-Fundación BBVA Economics for Management Prize and the IESE Alumni Research Excellence Prize for Redefining Global Strategy.

Ghemawat helps companies and business schools better understand and address international opportunities and challenges.  He served on the taskforce appointed by the AACSB, the leading accreditation body for business schools, on the globalization of management education, and authored the report’s recommendations about what to teach students about globalization, and how.

 

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Vijay Govindarajan, PhD, Coxe Distinguished Professor, Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business

Wed 10/1, 8pm – 9pm EST
Forum: Challenging the Business Model of Education

Vijay Govindarajan is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation. He is the Coxe Distinguished Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. The Coxe Distinguished Professorship is a new Dartmouth-wide faculty chair. He was the first Professor in Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant at General Electric. He worked with GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt to write “How GE is Disrupting Itself”, the Harvard Business Review (HBR) article that pioneered the concept of reverse innovation – any innovation that is adopted first in the developing world. HBR picked reverse innovation as one of the Great Moments in Management in the Last Century. In the latest Thinkers 50 Rankings, Govindarajan is rated the #1 Indian Management Thinker.

VG writes about innovation and execution on several platforms including Harvard Business Review and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. He is a co-leader of a global initiative to design a $300 House.

Govindarajan has been identified as a leading management thinker by influential publications including: Outstanding Faculty, named by Business Week in its Guide to Best B-Schools; Top Ten Business School Professor in Corporate Executive Education, named by Business Week; Top Five Most Respected Executive Coach on Strategy, rated by Forbes; Top 50 Management Thinker, named by The London Times; Rising Super Star, cited by The Economist; Outstanding Teacher of the Year, voted by MBA students.

Prior to joining the faculty at Tuck, VG was on the faculties of Harvard Business School, INSEAD (Fontainebleau) and the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad, India).

The recipient of numerous awards for excellence in research, Govindarajan was inducted into the Academy of Management Journals’ Hall of Fame, and ranked by Management International Review as one of the Top 20 North American Superstars for research in strategy. One of his papers was recognized as one of the ten most-often cited articles in the entire 40-year history of Academy of Management Journal.

VG is a rare faculty who has published more than ten articles in the top academic journals (Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal) and more than ten articles in prestigious practitioner journals including several best-selling HBR articles. He received the McKinsey Award for the best article in HBR. He published the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best Seller, Reverse Innovation.

VG has worked with CEOs and top management teams in more than 25% of the Fortune 500 firms to discuss, challenge, and escalate their thinking about strategy. His clients include: Boeing, Coca-Cola, Colgate, Deere, FedEx, GE, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, J.P. Morgan Chase, J&J, New York Times, P&G, Sony, and Wal-Mart. He has been a keynote speaker in the BusinessWeek CEO Forum, HSM World Business Forum, TED and World Economic Forum at Davos.

VG received his doctorate from the Harvard Business School and was awarded the Robert Bowne Prize for the best thesis proposal. He also received his MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School where he was included in the Dean’s Honor List. Prior to this, VG received his Chartered Accountancy degree in India where he was awarded the President’s Gold Medal for obtaining the first rank nationwide.

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Donald Graham, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer, Graham Holdings Company

Wed 10/1, 3pm – 4pm EST
Forum: Cultivating Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Donald E. Graham became chief executive officer of Graham Holdings Company (then The Washington Post Company) in May 1991 and chairman of the board in September 1993. He was publisher of The Washington Post newspaper from January 1979 until September 2000 and chairman of the paper from September 2000 to February 2008.

Graham was born on April 22, 1945, in Baltimore, Maryland, a son of Philip L. and Katharine Meyer Graham. His father was publisher of The Washington Post from 1946 until 1961 and president of The Washington Post Company from 1947 until his death in 1963. His mother, Katharine Graham, served in a variety of executive positions from 1963 until her death in 2001. Eugene Meyer, Graham’s grandfather, purchased The Washington Post at a bankruptcy sale in 1933.

After graduating in 1966 from Harvard College, where he was president of the Harvard Crimson, Graham was drafted and served as an information specialist with the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. He was a patrolman with the Washington Metropolitan Police Department from January 1969 to June 1970. Graham joined The Washington Post newspaper in 1971 as a reporter and subsequently held several news and business positions at the newspaper and at Newsweek. He was named executive vice president and general manager of the newspaper in 1976.

He was elected a director of The Washington Post Company in 1974 and served as president from May 1991 to September 1993.

Graham is chairman of the District of Columbia College Access Program, a private foundation which, since 1999, has helped double the number of DC public high school students going on to college and has helped triple the number graduating from college. He co-founded the program along with major local businesses and foundations. Since its inception, DC-CAP has assisted over 13,000 DC students enroll in college and has provided scholarships totaling more than $18 million. He is a co-founder of TheDream.US, a national scholarship fund for DREAMers, created to help immigrant youth get a college education.

Graham is a trustee of the Federal City Council and of the Philip L. Graham Fund, which was established in 1963 in memory of his father. He is also a director and member of the compensation committee of Facebook, The Summit Fund of Washington, the College Success Foundation and KIPP-DC. Previously, he served as a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board.

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