Kellogg World Winter 2010

Fall 2010 conferences

  Finance Conference Photo © Nathan Mandell
  Innovating Social Change Conference Photo © Nathan Mandell
  Real Estate Conference Photo © Chris Guillen
  Kellogg Risk Summit Program Photo © Rich Foreman

The Kellogg School’s fall 2010 series of conferences gathered alumni, students and friends to learn about business trends and opportunities from thought leaders from a variety of industries.

The Oct. 6 Innovating Social Change Conference explored the theme “Scaling What Works: Taking Social Change to the Next Level.” Speakers included Kevin Cleary ‘03, president and COO of Clif Bar; Bob Langert ‘83, vice president, corporate social responsibility at McDonald’s; and Chris Librie, director of global sustainability at SC Johnson.

Finance students and professionals gathered at the Oct. 27 Finance Conference to discuss the challenges facing “The Multifaceted CFO.” Speakers and panelists, including Kelly Grier, managing partner of Ernst & Young’s Chicago office, and David K. Zwiener ‘77, a board member at PartnerRe, Ltd. and CNO Financial and a partner at Dowling Capital Partners, discussed the rapidly expanding and fast-changing role of today’s CFO.

The Oct. 28 Kellogg Risk Summit took on the challenge of “Understanding the U.S. Consumer: Risk Management and Marketing Intertwined.” The conference featured risk-management experts such as Chisoo Lyons, vice president, analytics at FICO; Yan Chang ‘06, vice president, risk management at Discover Financial Services; and Matt Feldman ‘86, president and CEO of Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago.

The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art was the site of the Nov. 3 Real Estate Conference, which addressed the theme “The New Future of Real Estate — Shifting Value Creation Strategies for Today’s Market.” Speakers, including Adam Metz ‘90 of General Growth Properties and R. Eden Martin, president of the Commercial Club of Chicago, highlighted strategies for creating value and attracting capital in the current real estate market.

Robert L. Parkinson Jr., chairman and CEO of Baxter International, Inc., and Rulon Stacey, president and CEO of Poudre Valley Health System, were among the speakers at the Nov. 10 Business of Healthcare Conference, “Can Innovation be the Cure? Healthcare’s Challenge to be More for Less.”




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