Management Conference

Friday, May 15, 2015

Refresh your perspective at Management Conference 2015 with incisive research and bold ideas from Booth faculty and alumni who are leaders in their fields. Sessions will examine a wide range of topics that impact businesses today.

Event Pricing

General Public: $249

Booth Alumni: $199

Table of 10: $1,900

Conference Schedule

Hyatt Hotel

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Registration and Networking Reception

11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. 
Lunch and Keynote Address
Featuring Richard H. Thaler, Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, on Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics

Gleacher Center

1:45 - 3 p.m. 

Digital Marketing
Room 400

Lil Mohan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marketing

Girisha Chandraraj, ’03, Head of Digital and Chief Operating Officer, United Stationers

Michael Krauss, ’76, President and Managing Principal, Market Strategy Group

Atif Choudry Rafiq, ’00, Chief Digital Officer, McDonald’s Corporation

Renewable Energy
Room 208

Robert Topel, Isidore Brown and Gladys J. Brown Distinguished Service Professor

Kristina Peterson, '90, CEO of Mayflower Partners

Daniel Oh, ’00, CEO, Renewable Energy Group

Ted Brandt, ’87, CEO, Marathon Capital LLC

Global Convergence in Corporate Governance Practices
Room 200

Michael Gibbs, Clinical Professor of Economics; Faculty Director of the Executive MBA Program

Dennis Nguyen, ’10 (AXP-79), Chairman, New Asia Partners

Tandean Rustandy, ’07, CEO, PT Arwana Citramulia Tbk

Luiz Muniz, ’90, Managing Director-Global Partner, Rothschild and Co.

Merger & Acquisition Strategy
Room 100

James E. Schrager, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management

Private Equity
Room 300

Steven Neil Kaplan, Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance

Jim Perry, ’85, Managing Director, Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC

Paul Yovovich, AB ’74, MBA ’75, President & Principal, Lake Capital

Tim George, AB ’74, MBA ’75, Vice Chairman, Lazard

3:15 - 4:30 p.m. 

Asset Management
Room 300

Richard Leftwich, Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Accounting and Finance

Catherine Odelbo, ’00, Executive Vice President, Morningstar

Raymond Harris, ’80, Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley

Gus Sauter '80, Chief Investment Officer, Vanguard (retired)

Chris Dialynas, ’80, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager, PIMCO

Innovation Inside the Corporation
Room 600

This session will be led by Hal Weitzman of Booth’s Intellectual Capital group and also serve as live event for Booth’s Big Question video series

Hal Weitzman, Executive Director of Intellectual Capital

Gregory D. Bunch, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship

Michael Gibbs, Clinical Professor of Economics; Faculty Director of the Executive MBA Program

Carol Bramson, ’92, President, TBG Capital, LLC

Jeff Wilcoxon, ’04, Senior Manager of Applied Insights and Innovation, General Motors

Room 100

Harry L. Davis, Roger L. and Rachel M. Goetz Distinguished Service Professor of Creative Management

Leading Management Networks
Room 400

Ronald S. Burt, Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy

Kevin Hartman, ’98, Head of Industry, Google

Alexis Sermeno, ’06, Head of Organizational Development, Americas at Abbott

Alex King, ’01, SVP/COO of Operations, Enova International

Managing a Consultancy
Room 200

Mark E. Zmijewski, Leon Carroll Marshall Professor of Accounting

William Eichhorn, ’85, Cofounder, Textura

Rich Sykes, ’90, Director and Managing Partner, McKinsey and Company

Mark McCall, ’00, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting Inc.