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

Moderator
Lil Mohan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marketing

Panelists
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

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

Panelists
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

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

Panelists
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

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

Panelists
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

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

Panelists
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

Moderator
Hal Weitzman, Executive Director of Intellectual Capital

Panelists
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

 
Leadership
Room 100

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

 
Leading Management Networks
Room 400

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

Panelists
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

Moderator
Mark E. Zmijewski, Leon Carroll Marshall Professor of Accounting

Panelists
William Eichhorn, ’85, Cofounder, Textura

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

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