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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Johan Roos, PhD, Dean, CEO and Managing Director, Jönköping International Business School (JIBS)

Thurs 10/2, 11am – 12pm EST
Forum: Producing Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Johan Roos is Dean and Managing Director of Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) in Sweden since January 2012.

He holds a PhD in International Business from the Stockholm School of Economics, from 1989. He has held faculty positions at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, at the Norwegian Questrom School of Business (BI) in Oslo, and for more than five years at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne.

He was the co-founder and Managing Director of Imagination Lab Foundation in Switzerland before returning to the business school world. After holding the Bo Rydin and SCA Professorship of Strategy and serving as Dean of MBA Programs at Stockholm School of Economics, he served as President of Copenhagen Business School 2009-2011.

Over the last 25 years his research have focused on strategic and leadership processes in alliance formation, knowledge management and strategy. He is the author or co-author of some 80 articles, book chapters and books as well as of some 65 case studies, papers and articles for practitioners. He has published in many prestigious journals, is a regular contributor to international academic conferences and he serves as a peer-reviewer for premier scholarly journals.

Johan Roos is Professor of Business Administration with a special focus on Strategy at JIBS.

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Michael Salinger, PhD, Jacqueline J. and Arthur S. Bahr Professor in Management at Boston University Questrom School of Business

Thurs 10/2, 10am – 11am EST
Forum: Increasing the Value of Management Education

Michael Salinger is the Jacqueline J. and Arthur S. Bahr Professor in Management at Boston University Questrom School of Business, where he has been on the faculty since 1990. Prior to joining the BU faculty, he was Associate Professor of Business Economics at Columbia Business School. From 2005 to 2007, he served as Director of the Bureau of Economics at the United States Federal Trade Commission. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from MIT and a B.A. from Yale.

See other Boston University VIPs: Robert A. Brown, Ken FreemanJames Post, N. Venkatraman

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David Schmittlein, PhD, John C Head III Dean, MIT Sloan Questrom School of Business

Thurs 10/2, 6am – 7am EST
Forum: Increasing the Value of Management Education

David Schmittlein joined the MIT Sloan Questrom School of Business as John C Head III Dean in October, 2007. His focus, since arriving on campus, has been to broaden MIT Sloan’s global visibility, work with the faculty to create new high-quality management education programs, develop enhanced educational opportunities for current students, and to develop and disseminate business knowledge that has impact and will stand the test of time. He has also reached out to the many members of MIT’s alumni community to gain their valuable insights on MIT Sloan and management education.

Prior to his appointment at MIT Sloan, Dean Schmittlein served on the faculty at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania from 1980 until 2007. While at Wharton, he was the Ira A. Lipman Professor and Professor of Marketing. He also served as Interim Dean during July 2007 and as Deputy Dean from 2000-2007. In addition, he was chair of the editorial board for Wharton School Publishing. Dean Schmittlein received a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Business from Columbia University and B.A. in Mathematics (magna cum laude) from Brown University. His research assesses marketing processes and develops methods for improving marketing decisions. He is widely regarded for his work estimating the impact of a firm’s marketing actions, designing market and survey research, and creating effective communication strategies.

Dr. Schmittlein has served as a consultant on these issues for numerous firms, e.g. American Express, American Home Products, AT&T, Bausch & Lomb, Boston Scientific, Ford Motor Company, Gianni Versace S.p.A., Hewlett-Packard, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Pfizer, Revlon, Siebe PLC, The Oakland Raiders, The Quaker Oats Co., and Time Warner. He has over forty publications, most in leading journals in Marketing, Management, Economics and Statistics. He has been an area editor for Marketing Science and a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Interactive Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Letters and Marketing Science.

Dr. Schmittlein serves on the International Advisory Board for Groupe HEC; the Governing Board of the Indian School of Business; the International Advisory Board of Lingnan (University) College of Sun Yat-sen University; the Advisory Board for the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University; the International Advisory Board for the Questrom School of Business, Fudan University; and the Board of Trustees of The Conference Board. He has served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Marketing and Branding. He has been a visiting professor in the Faculty of Economics at Tokyo University, and a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Washington University’s John M. Olin School of Business. He has received awards for his research, his editorial work, and his teaching. His observations and research have been cited often in the popular press, including Advertising Age, Business 2.0, Business Week, China.com, Computerworld, Fortune, NPR’s Marketplace, People’s Daily Online, Reuters, The ABC Evening News with Peter Jennings, The Economist, The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report and USA Today.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Schmittlein has done extensive consulting work for corporate clients in a wide variety of industries, including consumer products, computer software, pharmaceuticals, entertainment, manufacturing, and management consulting. For a full list of Dr. Schmittlein’s consulting work, visit

Dr. Schmittlein is a member of the American Statistical Association and the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS).

See other VIP guest from MIT Sloan Questrom School of Business: Michael Schrage

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Michael Schrage, Research Fellow, MIT Sloan School’s Center for Digital Business

Tues 9/30, 2pm – 3pm EST
Forum: Harnessing Digital Technology

Michael Schrage examines the various roles of models, prototypes, and simulations as collaborative media for innovation risk management. He has served as an advisor on innovation issues and investments to major firms, including Mars, Procter & Gamble, Google, Intel, BT, Siemens, NASDAQ, IBM, and Alcoa.

In addition, Schrage has advised segments of the national security community on cyberconflict and cybersecurity issues. He has presented workshops on design experimentation and innovation risk for businesses, organizations, and executive education programs worldwide. Along with running summer workshops on future technologies for the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment, he has served on the technical advisory committee of MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory. In collaboration with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Schrage helped launch a series of workshops sponsored by the Department of Defense on federal complex systems procurement. In 2007, he served as a judge for the Industrial Designers Society of America’s global International Design Excellence Awards.

Schrage authored the lead chapter on governance in complex systems acquisition in Organizing for a Complex World (CSIS 2009). He has been a contributor to such prestigious publications as the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal,strategy+business, IEEE Software, and the Design Management Journal. In his best-selling book,Serious Play (Harvard Business School Press, 2000), Schrage explores the culture, economics, and future of prototyping. His next book, Getting Beyond Ideas (Wiley), is forthcoming in 2010.

See other VIP guest from MIT Sloan Questrom School of Business: David Schmittlein
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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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Susan E. Siegel, CEO, GE Ventures, Healthymagination & Idea Works

Thurs 10/2, 4pm – 5pm EST
Forum: Cultivating Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Sue Siegel leads two of GE’s growth and innovation initiatives as CEO, GE Ventures & healthymagination.  GE Ventures is GE’s venture arm investing in the start-up ecosystem across the Healthcare, Energy, IT, and Advanced Manufacturing industries.  Healthymagination, is the company-wide initiative that harnesses innovation and partnership to drive better health outcomes.

Sue is a 25+-year business leader with corporate and venture capital experience.

Previously, as a financial VC, Sue led investments in personalized medicine, digital health, and life sciences at Silicon Valley-based Mohr Davidow Ventures. Before her VC years, she  dedicated 20+ years driving the growth of breakthrough technologies at Bio-Rad, DuPont, Amersham, and Affymetrix  (NASDAQ: AFFX).  As President and Board Member of Affymetrix, she built shareholder value by leading its transformation from a pre-revenue start up into a global, multi-billion dollar market cap genomics leader.

Sue has served on over two dozen private and public corporate boards.  She currently serves on the Boards of: the National Venture Capital Association, NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences-Cures Acceleration Network, Stanford Hospital Board’s IT Committee, Harvard Partners’ Innovation Advisory Board, the Cleveland Clinic’s Innovation Council, and serves on the Executive Committee of Santa Clara University’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society’s Advisory Board.  She is a President’s Circle member of the National Academies of Science, a member of YPO-WPO, Women Corporate Directors, and a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. In the bestselling business book:  Multipliers: How The Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, Sue was a featured “Multiplier”.   She was recognized as one of “The 100 Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley”.

Sue lives in Silicon Valley with her husband and her two sons.  When not working, you might find her hiking the scenic trails of Northern California.

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Jitendra V. Singh, PhD, Dean, School of Business and Management, Michael Jebsen Professor of Business Chair Professor, Department of Management, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Tues 9/30, 10am – 11am EST
Forum: Challenging the Business Model of Education

Jitendra Singh is currently Michael Jebsen Professor of Business and Management and Dean, School of Business and Management at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong. He moved to Hong Kong after a long career at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

From 2007-2009, he was Dean of the Nanyang Business School (NBS) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, one of the leading science and technology universities in Asia Pacific. During this period, he was Shaw Foundation Chair and Professor of Strategy, Management and Organization at Nanyang Business School. In addition, at the university level, he was a member of the University Cabinet of NTU, and Chief Adviser, India Strategy to the President of NTU. At the end of his term as Dean of Nanyang Business School (NBS), their MBA program was ranked #24 in the 2009 Financial Times rankings, and was rated as one of the leaders in the Asia Pacific region.

He has been a faculty member at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, since 1987 where he was the Saul P. Steinberg Professor in the Department of Management before moving to HKUST. During 1998-2001, he was Vice Dean, International Academic Affairs. In his Vice Dean role, he was a member of Wharton’s core administrative leadership team and was charged with shaping and implementing the global strategy of Wharton. These efforts culminated, in part, in the worldwide alliance between Wharton and INSEAD, the foundation of Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India and the creation of Singapore Management University in Singapore. Earlier, he was Director of the Emerging Economies Program at Wharton from 1996-98. From 1991-1995, he was Research Director, Entrepreneurship at the Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Center at Wharton, the leading research center in entrepreneurship at any US business school.

He moved to Wharton in 1987 from University of Toronto, Canada where he was an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the (now) Rotman School of Business. In 1991, he received an M.A. (honoris causa) from University of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford Business School in 1983. His earliest education was in natural and mathematical sciences and he received his B.Sc. (Physics, Mathematics, and Statistics) from Lucknow University, India. Subsequently, he received his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India. He worked as a line manager at Voltas Ltd., a Tata group company, in India for three years before coming to the US for his Ph.D.

His research and teaching interests focus on strategy and organization, with a specific current interest in emerging multinationals and business leadership in India.

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Jonathan Spector, President and CEO, The Conference Board

Tues 9/30, 5pm – 6pm EST
Forum: Challenging the Business Model of Education

Jonathan Spector is president and chief executive officer of The Conference Board, the most widely cited private source of business intelligence. Previously, he served in several executive roles: as an adjunct professor and vice dean of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and as chief executive officer of several venture-funded companies. Spector began his career at McKinsey & Company, where he spent 20 years and was elected a senior partner.  He is the co-author of We Are Smarter than Me (2007), which highlights how businesses can harness the power of collective intelligence. Spector serves as Vice Chair of The Demand Institute and the March of Dimes Foundation. He also serves on the board of directors of The Conference Board of Canada, The Echo Design Group and is a member of the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) Executive Board. He is a Trustee Emeritus of Wesleyan University where he earned his BA in math/economics with honors and received an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

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