Pfizer’s Wendy Mayer on approaches to innovation
July 12, 2013
en.Parset.com – July 12, 2013
Wendy Mayer, MBA '94, vice president for worldwide innovation at Pfizer, spoke as a panelist at MedCity Converge: Summit for Healthcare Innovation at Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia, July 10, 2013. Mayer’s “five-person panel addressed the question: How Can You Innovate in a Big Shop?” Mayer spoke about her team’s approach to innovation, including a fellows program that enables employees to take temporary positions in different departments and bring new ways of thinking about things and approaching problems back to their teams.
Ugam Solutions Opens New Office in Dallas
July 11, 2013
PRWeb – July 11, 2013
Sridhar Sharma, MBA '11 (CQ), chief technology officer of Ugam Solutions, will be leading the company’s new office in Dallas. Ugam Solutions is a leading provider of insights and analytical solutions to the retail industry. The new office, positioned in the center of one of Ugam’s major customer bases, is intended to continue the company’s “investments in high-quality customer service” by providing face-to-face contact with its clients.
Brainstorm Tech Spotlight: Jennifer Dulski, President and COO of Change.org
July 11, 2013
CNNMoney - July 11, 2013
In this Q&A, Jennifer Dulski '93, MBA '99, president and COO of Change.org, answers “10 questions about life outside of work, the company she admires most, and industry advice for young entrepreneurs.”
Why is education more important than mere certification?
July 08, 2013
India Infoline Ltd – July 8, 2013
Dinesh Singh, MBA '07, director of student engagement at the Sunstone Business School, located in Delhi, Pune, and Bangalore, notes in this article that many education companies are focusing away from learning and “package themselves as certificates” because “A certificate gets related to an outcome and hence is easier to sell.” Singh urges certificate-offering schools to “double up their focus on learning.” He believes by focusing on learning, “byproducts such as career transitions, career growth, entrepreneurship etc. come automatically.”
Robert S. Sullivan, Dean of the Rady School of Management, Assumes Chair of AACSB International
July 01, 2013
AACSB International – July 1, 2013
Robert S. Sullivan, MBA ’68, dean of the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego, has been named chair of the AACSB International (AACSB) board of directors effective July 1, 2013, for a one-year term. "AACSB is very fortunate to have one of the world's most experienced and accomplished management educators at its helm," said John J. Fernandes, president and chief executive officer of AACSB International. "Dean Sullivan is the right person to lead AACSB, the world's largest and oldest business school association, through a critical decision-making period in its continued globalization."
World Scientific publication becomes course-book for White House-recognized MIT course
June 25, 2013
World Scientific - June 25, 2013
Eugene Fitzgerald, MIT professor and a visiting professor at both Johnson and Cornell's College of Engineering, and Andreas Wankerl '96, PhD '01, MBA '05, operations director of Innovation Interface, will co-teach a MITx massive open online course (MOOC), “3.085x Innovation and Commercialization,” that the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has recognized the as “a key resource for bringing innovation to market more effectively.” The course was developed from an innovation approach described in a book co-authored by Fitzgerald and Wankerl, Inside Real Innovation (World Scientific, 2010), which is also the textbook for the course.
Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business
June 19, 2013
Asian American Business Development Center - June 19, 2013
Anindo Dutta, MBA ’05 (E), was recognized as one of the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business 2013 by the Asian American Business Develop Center (AABDC). According to AABDC, “the awards recipients represent a microcosm of the best of Asian American business owners, professionals and corporate executives who are engaged in a wide range of business interests.” Dutta is vice president-Americas Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) at Hewlett-Packard, where he is responsible for “driving growth across all industries” and for “global growth initiatives and leads a team of global BPO sales and solution leaders and partners.
My Story: From Bloomingdale’s to Cornell B-School
June 18, 2013
Poets and Quants – June 18, 2013
In this article, Richard Battle-Baxter, MBA ’13, gives advice to prospective students applying to business schools. He talks about why he decided to go to business school, why he chose Cornell, what a typical day for an MBA student looks like, and much more. At Cornell, Battle-Baxter served on the student council as the technological chair. He was a member of the Johnson Admissions Group, Alpha Business, the LGBT club, the Marketing Association and the High Tech Club. Before coming to Cornell, Battle-Baxter worked for Bloomingdales.com, where he helped to implement the company’s e-commerce and mobile marketing strategy.
ACQ Global Awards Recognized Business M.O., LLC in Category of US – Leadership Development Advisory of the Year
June 17, 2013
PitchEngine – June 17, 2013
ACQ Magazine, a premier global mergers and acquisitions publication, recognized Business M.O., LLC, as the 2013 winner in the U.S. in the category of Leadership Development Advisory of the Year. The company is a North Carolina consulting firm that “helps its clients to identify, create, and implement strategies to allocate the legal risks and manage business conflict more effectively.” Hanna Hasl-Kelchner, MBA ’78, founder of Business M.O., LCC, is a licensed attorney and public speaker specializing in the intersection of business and law.
Tim Pynchon Joins Oppenheimer Asset management as High Yield Tax Exempt Portfolio Manager
June 17, 2013
Oppenheimer Holdings – June 17, 2013
Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc., a unit of Oppenheimer Holdings, appointed Tim Pynchon, MBA ’89, as portfolio manager for high yield tax-exempt funds in the company’s Boston office. Pynchon has worked in the asset management business since 1982. Before joining Oppenheimer, Pynchon served at Pioneer Investment Management, where he helped to launch “two close-end mutual funds” and “an open-end pure high yield tax-exempt mutual fund that was made public.” Prior to that, Pynchon underwrote high yield tax exempt health care issues at Commerce Capital Markets and served as a high-yield analyst and restructuring specialist at Eaton Vance.
Republican Wall Street Vet John Burnett Ready To Jump Into Race For NYC Comptroller
June 13, 2013
Daily News - June 13, 2013
Republican John Burnett, MBA ’09 (E), has entered the race to become New York City’s next comptroller. He vows to use the office “to create jobs, to see that minority and women-owned businesses get a fair share of city contracts, and to reform the public pension system.” Previously, Burnett was an advisory board member at White Wolf Capital, and has served as director of risk and compliance at Platts, a division of McGraw-Hill. He stays engaged in the community through the Harlem chapter of his fraternity, as a member of the board of the Urban Resource Institute and by serving as a subcommittee treasurer of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Foundation.
Multalakat Appoints Chief Operating Officer
June 04, 2013
Zawya.com – June 4, 2013
Zulfe Ali, MBA ’02 was appointed chief operating officer by Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (“Mumtalakat”), the investment arm of the Kingdom of Bahrain. In his new position, Ali is responsible for overseeing Mumtalakat’s corporate functions, including finance, risk management, legal, information technology, and corporate finance. Ali joined Mumtalakat as vice president corporate finance in 2009 with nearly 20 years of experience in asset management and investment banking. Prior to that, he worked on the institutional equities team at the Bank of America and in the acquisition and leveraged finance group at JPMorgan.
You have your role models to look up to…
May 31, 2013
The Woman (Muscat, Oman) — May 31, 2013
Irene Rosenfeld ’75, MS ’77, PhD ’80, chairman and CEO at Mondelez International (formerly Kraft Foods), is ranked among “the top 10 women who are calling the shots in businesses and corporations all over the world” in this article. With almost 30 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, Rosenfeld “drives business results by leading the global team that understands consumer needs.” Financial Times, Fortune and Forbes have also ranked Rosenfeld on their lists, “Top 50 Women in Global Business,” “50 Most Powerful Women in Business,” and “Top 100 Powerful Women.”
Johnson Alumnae Cap Forbes’ List of Top Women Venture Capitalists
May 30, 2013
Adele C. Oliva, MBA '93, and Mary Meeker, MBA '86, are listed as #1 and #3 in Forbes Magazine’s Top Women Venture Capitalists.
Mark Bissell is 3rd generation in 137-year business inducted in JA Hall of Fame
May 28, 2013
MLive.com – May 28, 2013
Mark Bissell, MBA ’82, president and CEO of Bissell Home Care Inc., was inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame, which “honors prominent business leaders who have made extraordinary contributions to West Michigan.” Bissell Home Care is a 137-year-old family-owned business that “sells more vacuums and floor cleaners than any other company in the world.” Bissell joins his father and great-grandparents, who were also inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame, in this distinction.
Leaving America: Scott Neuman on Assignment in Prague
May 27, 2013
FIVETHÔT – May 27, 2013
Scott Neuman, MBA ’99, “is on assignment to oversee marketing for 30+ Central and Eastern European countries for IBM.” In this article, Neuman talks about his experience living in the city of Prague with his family. “Just by living here we are learning so much about cultural differences and are beginning to develop a better understanding for the little things that can make us stand out as Americans,” said Neuman.