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4th Annual Lerner MBA Student Association Conference

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Trabant Student Center

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University of Delaware

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In today’s modern world, new technology and how to manage it, continues to disrupt the flow of business. Constant change has now become the new normal. Today’s business leaders need fluid and effective strategies to keep up with the pace of change and ensure that they're focused on the “right things." Since the inception of the MBA Students Association conference in March 2017, this one-day formal gathering has continued to bring together hundreds of participants including graduate and undergraduate students and leading professionals from academia, corporations and UD’s robust alumni network for an informative networking experience.

This year’s conference will be focused on the intersection of business and technology - Accelerating business values through AI with focus on the state of the practice of AI in the enterprise, to explore how digital, social, and mobile technologies affect business models, customer behavior, public policy, and social changes at large. Information will serve as an intellectual bridge between computer science, economics, statistics, marketing, management, finance, strategy, ISTM, healthcare, education, public policy, and others.


WHO ARE THE PRESENTERS?

The presenters represent principal players from an assortment of industries and sectors who have led their organizations to fiscal success. The keynote speaker for this year will be discussing a topic that is very close to the heart of every business student - change! His presentation is entitled, “Optimizing for the best practices in the latest business models: A Focus on Long Term Success.



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12:00 Noon - Registration & Lunch (all sessions take place in theTrabant University Center)

1:00 PM - Opening Remarks - Bruce Weber, Dean, Lerner College of Business & Economics

1:10 PM - Panel Discussion on the Topics: Business & Technology: the Skills Needed to Get Ahead

  • Jane Abitanta – Founder & Principal, Perceval Associates. Director at 100 Women in Finance
  • Adam Fleischhacker - Associate Professor of Operations Management, University of Delaware
  • Victoria Luttrel – Founder, Exelorate Growth – Distributed Energy, Exelon Corporate Strategy, Innovation & Sustainability
  • Daphne McRae – VP IT Portfolio Management, JP Morgan Chase
  • Rysheema Dixon – President & CEO RD Innovative Planning
  • Wendy Scott – Principal, Chief Strategy Officer, Blue Blaze Associates
  • Moderator: Lynn Evans – Managing Director, Lerner Women’s Leadership Initiative


2:10 PM –Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jack Baroudi, Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs


Keynote Speaker: Ray Quinlan, Chairman and CEO of Sallie Mae
A Focus on Long Term Success at the Intersection of Business and Technology


3:20 PM – Two Simultaneous Workshops (Choose one):

i. Panel Discussion on Topic: Executive Presence and Ethics in Business Environment
This session allows the participants to learn how to present themselves in a way that signals to the world and their environment that they are leadership material. They will learn how to package and tell their story and engage with others to enhance the advancement of their career.

  • Sharon Kelly Hake – President and CEO, Great Dames
  • Linda Farquhar – CEO EntreDonavan, National Grand Prize Winner – Best Use of Technology to Improve the Customer Experience
  • Alfred Mangeniello – Award-winning Management Author, Former Vice President Bank of America – Executive Relations
  • Ed Samuel – President, SamNova, Inc.
  • Mark Manniso – Chief Creative Officer, Forte USA. Former Partner Stay Clear Dental Relations
  • Moderator: Maria Gunther – Partner, Consulting and Account Services, Trellist


ii. Sarah Andrus, Assistant Director of Career Services, Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics. Apply, Apply, Apply – Oh My! How to Bust Out of the Job Board Trap to Land a Job You Really Want.

4:15 PM – Meet the Experts: Leadership Stories of Speakers and Lerner MBA Alumni


5:00 PM - TGIF Networking Reception


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    University of Delaware

    Newark, DE 19716

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