Speakers

The Kellogg on Growth Forum brings some of the world's most influential thought leaders together to discuss driving growth at the enterprise, macroeconomics and personal level.

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Eric T. Anderson Hartmarx Professor of Marketing, Director of the Center for Global Marketing Practice / Kellogg School of Management

Eric T. Anderson is the Hartmarx Professor and former Chair of the Marketing Department at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and Director of the Center for Global Marketing Practice. Professor Anderson’s articles have appeared in scholarly journals such as Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Management Science, Journal of Economic Theory, and Quarterly Journal of Economics. His 2014 paper on deceptive product reviews won the Paul E. Green award for the best paper in Journal of Marketing Research. He holds a PhD in Management Science from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Customer-Driven Growth Building Analytics Capabilities

1:30 p.m. Donald P. Jacobs Center

Sally Anderson Head of People Development / Google

Sally Hornick Anderson is the Head of PeopleDev for the Americas Large Customer Sales Team, supporting 2300+ Googlers across Canada, US and LATAM, and the Global Clients & Agency Solutions team, supporting 400+ Googlers globally. She is responsible for onboarding, development and training for the Americas Large Customer Sales team. Prior to this role, Sally was a HR Business Partner for various Sales teams for 10 years at Google and DoubleClick.

Scaling and Financing Growth Organizing for Growth: Culture & Human Capital

1:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
David Besanko

David Besanko Alvin J. Huss Professor of Strategy / Kellogg School of Management

David Besanko teaches courses in Microeconomics and Competitive Strategy. His research covers topics relating to industry dynamics, competitive strategy, industrial organization, the theory of the firm, and economics of regulation. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation and from the Citicorp Behavioral Science Research Council to support this research. He is a co-author of Economics of Strategy, a widely used textbook in MBA courses on strategic management and competitive strategy. His textbook Microeconomics, with Ron Braeutigam, is now in its fifth edition.

Markets, Value and Growth Infrastructure for the 22nd century: Can public investment keep up with private sector growth?

3:30 p.m. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

Heather Briggs Vice President of Consumer Insights and Market Research / Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Heather Briggs heads up global consumer insights and market research for Hyatt. Briggs joined Hyatt in 2011 as a Director of Consumer Insights and Market Research and previously held a similar role at United Airlines. She has also worked for a management consulting firm, focusing on consumer insights and started her career at Target Corporation in Minneapolis, focusing on supply chain and merchandising. Briggs graduated from the University of Illinois and holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

Customer-Driven Growth Building Analytics Capabilities

1:30 p.m. Donald P. Jacobs Center

Gregory Carpenter James Farley/Booz Allen Hamilton Professor of Marketing Strategy / Faculty Director, Kellogg Markets and Customers Initiative

Gregory Carpenter focuses on understanding how firms create competitive advantage through marketing strategy. His recent book, Resurgence: The Four Stages of Market-Focused Reinvention, examines how firms become more customer focused, regaining advantage and renewed success. He previously co-edited the Handbook of Marketing Strategy. As Faculty Director of the Kellogg Markets and Customers Initiative, he fosters research, teaching, and engagement on topics that cross traditional academic boundaries, including customers and corporate culture, data analytics, and trust. He co-chairs the Marketing Leadership Summit, bringing thought leaders together each fall to explore the future of marketing.

Customer-Driven Growth Building a Customer-Focused Enterprise

3:30 p.m. Donald P. Jacobs Center

Carter Cast Clinical Associate Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship / Kellogg School of Management

Carter Cast teaches entrepreneurship and marketing at Kellogg, where he’s taught since 2011. Prior to that he was President and CEO of Netshops.com, a privately-held ecommerce company funded by Sequoia Capital and Insight Venture Partners. In 2009, Netshops rebranded and became Hayneedle. Internet Retailer named Hayneedle one of America's Hot 100 Retail sites in December of 2009. Cast previously was President and CEO of Walmart.com, where he led Walmart's e-commerce division to profitability on its way to becoming the third highest volume e-tail site behind eBay and Amazon.com. He currently is a venture partner at Pritzker Group Venture Capital.

Networks and Disruption Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The rise of the innovative corporation

11:00 a.m. Cahn Auditorium

Moran Cerf Assistant Professor of Marketing / Kellogg School of Management

Moran Cerf is a professor of neuroscience and business at Kellogg and the neuroscience program at Northwestern University. Additionally, he holds a position at the department of neurosurgery, where he studies patients undergoing brain-surgery to examine behavior, emotion and decision-making. His research uses methods from neuroscience to understand the underlying mechanisms of our psychology. He has published works that address questions such as, "How are conscious percepts formed in our brain?” "How can we control our emotions?" and "Which brain mechanisms determine if we find content interesting and engaging?"

Networks and Disruption Business Thought Partnership: Human and Machine Learning

3:30 p.m. Cahn Auditorium

David Chen '84 Adjunct Lecturer of Finance / Kellogg School of Management

David Chen specializes on sustainability and finance. His focus on sustainability is a result of his work in venture capital, regional economic development and energy policy. In 2007, as a visiting executive at the Meyer Memorial Trust, he developed an investing thesis on mission related investing (MRI) that has since been adopted by several institutions. In late 2007, he formed Equilibrium Capital Group, an investment firm focused on growth equity investment opportunities in the area of sustainability. Chen is co-owner of Patton Valley Vineyards, committed to making the finest Oregon Pinot Noir based on sustainable vineyard farming practices.

Markets, Value and Growth Growth of Impact Investing

1:30 p.m. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

Paul Christensen Clinical Professor of Finance / Kellogg School of Management

Paul Christensen teaches courses in microfinance and international business. In addition, he serves as Academic Director for Kellogg's Global Study Programs, enabling MBA students to explore international business and markets through global immersion experiences. Prior to Kellogg, Christensen was the founder and President of ShoreCap International Ltd., a $28 million private equity company, based in London, which invests in financial institutions in developing countries throughout Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. From 2000-2003, he served as President and CEO of ShoreBank Enterprise Group, a $12 million non-profit community economic development organization in Cleveland, Ohio.

Markets, Value and Growth Growth of Impact Investing

1:30 p.m. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

Kevin Culley Senior Director of Business Development and Innovation / Under Armour

Kevin Culley is the Senior Director of Business Development and Innovation at Under Armour. As a result of his long experience in brand building, sports marketing, product creation, licensing, international development and innovation, Culley has developed a wide range of skills including team building, contract negotiation and conflict resolution.

Scaling and Financing Growth Designing Strategies for Scaling in a Competitive Market

3:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Uzair Dada '94 Founder and Chief Executive Officer / Iron Horse Interactive

Uzair Dada founded Iron Horse Interactive (IHI) in 2001. Since then, he has built the organization from a startup to an award-winning leader in the demand generation solutions industry. The company serves an array of Fortune 500 companies and global enterprise brands to help them build scalable, revenue-driving demand generation programs. Under Dada’s leadership, IHI has introduced a suite or proprietary demand generation solutions and technologies widely recognized for their innovation. Dada previously held senior positions at Intraware, Deloitte, Apple, Kidder, Peabody and Citi.

Networks and Disruption Being the Disruptor

1:30 p.m. Cahn Auditorium

Harris Damashek Head of Disruptive Design / Anheuser-Busch InBev

As Global Creative Director for ZX Ventures, a new disruptive growth start-up and incubator spun out of AB In-Bev, Harris is responsible for the creative vision, brands, design and user experience for future-focused pilots of products, platforms and business models globally, generally looking at ideas that may take 3 to 5 years to ferment and take hold. Previously, Harris was the owner of Damashek Consulting.

Networks and Disruption Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The rise of the innovative corporation

11:00 a.m. Cahn Auditorium

Linda Darragh Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice / Executive Director, Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative

Linda Darragh's professional and volunteer experience has focused on enhancing entrepreneurship in Chicago for three decades. Two key areas of interest have been early stage financing and teaching. Most recently, she has focused her efforts on early stage financing in the realm of for-profit social ventures - impact investing. Darragh is the Executive Director of the Levy Institute for Entrepreneurial Practice and Executive Director of the Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital. She also is an active member of the Chicago entrepreneurial community. She has been a long-time board member of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center/1871.

Scaling and Financing Growth Organizing for Growth: Culture & Human Capital

1:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Rosalia V. De Leon Undersecretary of the International Finance Group, Department of Finance of the Philippines / Alternative Director, World Bank Group

Ms. Rosalia de Leon is Undersecretary of the International Finance Group, Department of Finance of the Philippines, and on secondment as Alternate Executive Director to the World Bank Group since January 2015. Prior to her current designation, Ms. De Leon was appointed Treasurer of the Philippines from November 2012 to January 2015 and is responsible to the formulation of policies on borrowing, investment and capital market development and adequate operations guidelines for fiscal and financial policies. Ms. De Leon earned her MA in Development Economics from Williams College Massachusetts.

Markets, Value and Growth Infrastructure for the 22nd century: Can public investment keep up with private sector growth?

3:30 p.m. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

Joe DePinto '99 President and CEO, 7-Eleven

Joe DePinto is the President and CEO of 7-Eleven, Inc. and leads the premier company in convenience retailing. Globally, there are more than 56,400 7-Eleven stores of which some 10,490 stores are in North America.

Before being appointed Chief Executive of 7-Eleven, Inc. in 2005, DePinto was President of GameStop Corporation. He has also held executive positions at PepsiCo, Inc. and Thornton Oil Corporation.

DePinto is a Board Director of 7-Eleven, Inc., Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. and is Chairman of the Board of Brinker International. He is also a member of the Kellogg School of Management Global Advisory Group and the Dallas Stars Ownership Advisory Group.

Headline Speakers 9:00 a.m. Cahn Auditorium

Robert Dold '00 Congressman / 10th District of Illinois

Congressman Bob Dold is currently in his second term representing the people of the 10th District of Illinois and serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means. Prior to being elected to Congress, Bob was the President of his family’s business, Rose Pest Solutions, the oldest pest management company in the United States, which serves families and businesses throughout the region. Bob earned a BA from Denison University, a law degree from Indiana University, and his MBA from Kellogg School of Management.

Markets, Value and Growth Infrastructure for the 22nd century: Can public investment keep up with private sector growth?

3:30 p.m. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

Lisa Earnhardt '96 President and CEO / Intersect ENT

Lisa Earnhardt leads Intersect ENT, a medical technology company dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients with ear, nose and throat conditions. She has more than two decades of experience in healthcare, primarily in driving adoption of new medical technologies at both Boston Scientific and Guidant. Earnhardt serves on the boards of Intersect ENT and Nevro Corporation. She is a former Chair of the Kellogg Alumni Council and a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.

Scaling and Financing Growth Financing for Growth

11:00 a.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Jan Eberly James R. and Helen D. Russell Professor of Finance /Faculty Director, Kellogg Public-Private Initiative

Jan Eberly served as the Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the U.S. Treasury from 2011 to 2013 after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate. In that capacity she was the Chief Economist at the Treasury, leading the Office of Economic Policy in analysis of the U.S. and global economies and financial markets and development of policy recommendations on micro and macroeconomic issues. Eberly's research focuses on finance and macroeconomics. Her work studies firms' capital budgeting decisions and household consumption and portfolio choice. She also examines the interaction of these spending and investment choices with the macroeconomy.

Markets, Value and Growth Prospects for Policies to Spur Economic Growth

11:00 a.m. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

Doug Elmendorf Visiting Fellow / Brookings Institution

Doug Elmendorf was the eighth Director of the Congressional Budget Office. He previously was a senior economist at the White House's Council of Economic Advisers, a deputy assistant secretary at the Treasury Department, an assistant director at the Federal Reserve Board, and a senior fellow and the Edward M. Bernstein Scholar at the Brookings Institution. In these positions, he worked on budget policy, health care issues, the macroeconomic effects of fiscal policy, Social Security, Medicare, financial markets, and macroeconomic analysis and forecasting. Elmendorf will begin as dean of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in January 2016.

Markets, Value and Growth Prospects for Policies to Spur Economic Growth

11:00 a.m. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

Andrew Fano Managing Director / Accenture Technology Labs

Andrew Fano is a Managing Director for Accenture Technology Labs where he leads the Data Insights R&D Group as well as the Accenture and MIT Alliance in Business Analytics. During his 19 years at Accenture he has served in the leadership of both the Technology Labs as well as Accenture Analytics. During his tenure Andrew has hosted and participated in hundreds of technology workshops with senior and C-level executives of Fortune 1000 companies intended to explore and expand their technology strategy. Andrew earned his PhD in Artificial Intelligence at Northwestern University.

Networks and Disruption Business Thought Partnership: Human and Machine Learning

3:30 p.m. Cahn Auditorium

Laura Flanagan Former President, Snacks Division / ConAgra Foods

Laura Flanagan has spent the past 20 years in leadership roles in the consumer products industry. In her role as president of the Snacks Division at ConAgra Foods, Laura led the $1.6B P&L and overall growth strategies for the business, including innovation, marketing, supply chain, acquisition and sales/channel strategies. Prior to her roles at ConAgra, she was CMO of the Tropicana Shelf Stable Juice business at PepsiCo, and held other leadership roles on the Quaker Oatmeal and Rice-A-Roni/Near East franchises. Flanagan has a B.S. in Systems & Control Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Networks and Disruption Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The rise of the innovative corporation

11:00 a.m. Cahn Auditorium

Jesper K. Frederiksen President and Vice President, CIO / Danaher Labs, Danaher Corporation

Jesper K. Frederiksen joined Danaher in 2008 as Global IT Director in Radiometer. In 2013 he was appointed Global CIO at Gilbarco Veeder-Root, in 2015 VP of R&D Danaher Labs, and later in 2015 he became President of Danaher Labs and Vice President and CIO for Danaher Corporation. Prior to Danaher, Jesper spent several years in various leading IT positions in companies like Coloplast, Applied Biosystems and Maersk.

Networks and Disruption Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The rise of the innovative corporation

11:00 a.m. Cahn Auditorium

Sonny Garg Utility Industry Lead / Uptake Technologies

Sonny Garg is energy solutions leader at Uptake. Previously, he held several senior positions at Exelon Corp, most recently serving as chief information officer, senior vice president and innovation officer. Sonny also was the senior vice president of Generation at Exelon Generation Company. Since joining Exelon in 2002, he has focused extensively on integration work, including process efficiencies and cost savings. Sonny holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University.

Networks and Disruption Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The rise of the innovative corporation

11:00 a.m. Cahn Auditorium

David Grams '94 Senior Vice President / DaVita Healthcare Partners

David Grams is a Senior Vice President at DaVita HealthCare Partners, an industry-leading provider of innovative healthcare solutions and services. Grams is responsible for all dialysis operations across the Midwest and Southeast of the US and all contracting activities with commercial payors. His previous roles included a partner with Wachovia Capital Partners (Pamlico Capital Partners) and VP of Finance and Treasurer for Quorum Health Group, Inc. David holds a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from Kellogg.

Scaling and Financing Growth Organizing for Growth: Culture & Human Capital

1:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Leslie Hampel Director, Global Strategies / Starbucks

Leslie is currently the director of Global Strategy at the Starbucks Coffee Company where she leads the organization through strategic planning and organizational change projects. Prior to Starbucks, Leslie held similar roles at Coach, Inc. where she helped the company expand into new markets in a variety of roles including Strategy, Consumer Insights, Finance and Business Analytics. Leslie holds a BBA in Accounting and Finance from Ohio University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Customer-Driven Growth Building Analytics Capabilities

1:30 p.m. Donald P. Jacobs Center

Jeff Hesse Principal / PwC

Jeff Hesse is a Principal in PwC’s advisory practice based in Chicago. Hesse leads PwC’s US human capital consulting business, helping some of the best companies in the world transform their people and human capital functions. Prior to joining PwC, he was managing partner of Diamond’s financial services practice and a member of the firm’s Leadership Committee. Hesse also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sacred Heart Schools and as a Governing Member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Scaling and Financing Growth Organizing for Growth: Culture and Human Capital

1:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Emőke-Ágnes Horvát Postdoctoral Researcher / Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems

Emőke-Ágnes Horvát’s research focuses on developing theory and methods at the intersection of physics, computer science and social phenomena and her current work spans the areas of collective intelligence, crowdfunding and the creative industries.

Networks and Disruption Business Thought Partnership: Human and Machine Learning

3:30 p.m. Cahn Auditorium

Andy Hung '10 General Manager / Uber

Andy Hung is a General Manager at Uber. Prior to joining Uber, Andy did a tour of duty in strategy consulting and had a stint as a drummer in a rock band. He studied Economics at Yale University and received his MBA from Kellogg School of Management, where he wrote for the Merger and was a founding member of the Captains of Industry. Andy is particularly interested in mobile behavioral economics, or why having a supercomputer in our pockets is fundamentally changing the way we think.

Scaling and Financing Growth Designing Strategies for Scaling in a Competitive Market

3:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Hilary Irby Managing Director, Sustainable Finance / Morgan Stanley

Hilary Irby is a Managing Director in Morgan Stanley’s Global Sustainable Finance group, where she serves as Head of the Morgan Stanley Investing with Impact Initiative.  Hilary focuses on the development of financial products and solutions providing financial returns as well as positive environmental or social impact. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Hilary was Operating Partner at JVP, a leading Israeli venture capital fund with over $900 million under management. Hilary holds a Masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. from St. Lawrence University.

Markets, Value and Growth Growth of Impact Investing

1:30 p.m. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

Scott Jones Vice President, Mobile Applications, Analytics and Personalization / Nordstrom, Inc.

Scott Jones serves as vice president of Mobile Applications, Analytics and Personalization. He and his team focus on improving the customer experience through data-driven personalized services and features across all company touchpoints and mobile applications. Jones has over 18 years of experience leading teams in a variety of customer-focused business and technology contexts. He joined Nordstrom in 1999 where he served in engineering, supervisory and management roles until 2005, when he was promoted to director of Security, Privacy and Technology Architecture. Prior to joining Nordstrom he worked with the law firm of Graham & Dunn LLP in IT Systems Administration.

Customer-Driven Growth Building Analytics Capabilities

1:30 p.m. Donald P. Jacobs Center

Alex Kandybin Principal / PwC

Alex Kandybin is U.S. principal with Strategy&, PwC's global strategy consulting business based in New York. He works with clients in the consumer healthcare and life sciences industries to develop strategies and capabilities that help them achieve competitive advantage. Kandybin has over twenty years of professional experience in innovation and strategy consulting, industry and academia. He has written several articles on the innovation and healthcare business that have appeared in strategy+business, HBR and Forum magazine and is a frequent speaker in the industry.

Networks and Disruption Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Rise of the Innovative Corporation

11:00 a.m. Cahn Auditorium

Crane Kenney President of Business Operations / Chicago Cubs

As the principal executive in charge of Cubs operations for the previous eight seasons, Crane has helped Chicago welcome over three million fans through Wrigley Field’s turnstiles each season since 2004, including a record mark of 3,300,200 fans in 2008. Crane Co-founded Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the Cubs cable partner, with Jerry Reinsdorf in 2003 and has served on the Board of Directors since its formation. Kenney holds a law degree from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Scaling and Financing Growth Organizing for Growth: Culture & Human Capital

1:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Sanjay Khosla Adjunct Professor of Executive Education / Kellogg School of Management

Sanjay Khosla was President, Developing Markets of Kraft Foods (now Mondelez International) from Jan 2007 to March 2013. He was responsible for 65,000 people in more than 60 countries and iconic brands like Cadbury, Oreo, Milka and Trident. Khosla transformed the business from $5 billion to $16 billion in five years while dramatically improving profitability and cash flow. Before joining Kraft Foods, Khosla turned around the $3 billion consumer business of Fonterra, a global dairy company based in New Zealand. Prior to Fonterra, Khosla enjoyed a successful 27-year career with Unilever based in the UK, Europe and India.

Customer-Driven Growth Growth Across Borders

11:00 a.m. Donald P. Jacobs Center

Aaron Klein Director of the Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative / Bipartisan Policy Center

Aaron Klein works on infrastructure and infrastructure finance policy. He previously served at the Treasury Department as the deputy assistant secretary for economic policy, policy coordination. He served as the point person for the Treasury on transportation and infrastructure policy, including implementation of infrastructure policies and programs under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), the Passenger Rail Improvement Act, and the President's National Infrastructure Bank Initiative. In that role, he worked domestically and internationally, providing technical assistance to foreign countries on infrastructure financing and leading a Treasury delegation to India to discuss infrastructure investment.

Markets, Value and Growth Infrastructure for the 22nd century: Can public investment keep up with private sector growth?

3:30 p.m. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

Christina Kramlich '98 Senior Director / SoFi

Christina Kramlich is a Senior Director of Social Finance, Inc. (SoFi), building a new business initiative within the fast-growing lending startup company that is revolutionizing financial services for early career professionals. Previously, she was co-Head of Marketplace Investments and Investor Relations for SoFi from early in its conception. Prior to SoFi, she was Director, New Product Development at Integrated Insights Consulting, VP of Business Development at Moodlogic. Christina holds a B.A. in History from Columbia College an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.

Networks and Disruption Being the Disruptor

1:30 p.m. Cahn Auditorium

Paul Leinwand '98 Principal / PwC

Paul Leinwand is a U.S. principal with Strategy&, PwC's global strategy consulting business, based in Chicago. He advises clients in the areas of strategy, growth and capability building, with a focus on the consumer product and retail sectors. Leinwand has co-Authored two books, The Essential Advantage: How to Win with a Capabilities-Driven Strategy and Cut Costs and Grow Stronger, as well as several articles in the Harvard Business Review and strategy+business. Before joining PwC, Leinwand worked for Booz & Company and Federated Department Stores/Macy’s. He currently teaches at Kellogg as an Adjunct Professor of Strategy.

Scaling and Financing Growth Designing Strategies for Scaling in a Competitive Market

3:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Ellen Levy Managing Director / Silicon Valley Connect

Ellen Levy works with organizations and entrepreneurs on opportunities for "networked innovation." She actively manages a portfolio of roughly 30 startups as either an angel investor or advisory board member. She spent much of the last decade working with LinkedIn, including having served as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, head of Corporate & Business Development, a member of the Executive Team, and her original role as Advisory Board member when the company was first founded.

She has been referred to as the "Most Connected Woman in Silicon Valley" by Fast Company and named one of the "Most Connected Women in America" by Marie Claire.

Headline Speakers 9:00 a.m. Cahn Auditorium

Mike Mazzeo Associate Professor of Strategy / Kellogg School of Management

Mike Mazzeo teaches Kellogg's core class in Business Strategy in the MBA and EMBA programs. His research focuses on empirical industrial organization, in particular the role of differentiation and endogenous product choice in firm strategy and market competition. His work has focused on developing new statistical methodologies for examining the role of product differentiation in markets, and quantifying these effects in industry studies. Mazzeo has published papers based on research in the airline, banking, health care, lodging, retail and telecommunications industries. He is also o-author of, "Roadside MBA: Backroad Lessons for Entreprenuers, Executives and Small Business Owners."

Scaling and Financing Growth Designing Strategies for Scaling in a Competitive Market

3:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

H. R. McMaster Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center / Deputy Commanding General, Futures, US Army Training and Doctrine Command

Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster assumed duties as the Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center and Deputy Commanding General, Futures, US Army Training and Doctrine Command in July 2014. He most recently served as Commanding General, Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning from June 2012 to July 2014. Previously he served as Commander, Combined Joint Inter-Agency Task Force Shafafiyat (Transparency) in Kabul, Afghanistan.

LTG McMaster is a recipient of the Silver Star, the Purple Heart and an Army Distinguished Service Medal. In 2014 he was named to Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people. He also authored Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies that Led to Vietnam.

Headline Speakers 6:00 p.m. Welsh/Ryan Fieldhouse

Liz Michaels Chief of Staff and Director ESG/SRI / Aperio Group

Liz Michaels is Aperio Group's Chief of Staff and Director of ESG/SRI. Prior to joining Aperio, Liz was responsible for the $11 billion defined contribution managed accounts business at Ibbotson Associates, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. Earlier in her career, she was the Chief Operating Officer of Morningstar, Inc. and served on the company's executive committee. Liz was also the President of Jellyvision, Inc., an interactive firm best known for its game You Don't Know Jack™and Associate Dean/Director of the Career Advising and Planning Services office at the University of Chicago. Liz has a BA in Economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Markets, Value and Growth Growth of Impact Investing

1:30 p.m. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

Thomas Oberlechner Chief Science Officer / AltX

Thomas Oberlechner is a founding partner and the Chief Science Officer at AltX. His extensive expertise on the psychology of financial decision-making drives the behavioral aspect of AltX in its goal to support investment decisions in systematic, data-driven ways. Before joining AltX, Thomas was a Senior Research Professor and Psychology Department Head at Webster University in Vienna. His published work includes the award-winning The Psychology of Ethics in the Finance and Investment Industry. His credentials include a PhD in Psychology, multiple master degrees in Psychology, Counseling and Consulting Psychology and Law, as well as a Habilitation in Psychology, the highest academic qualification conferred by European universities.

Networks and Disruption Business Thought Partnership: Human and Machine Learning

3:30 p.m. Cahn Auditorium

Adam Pah Clinical Assistant Professor / Kellogg School of Management

Adam Pah is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Kellogg School of Management, where his research primarily focuses on the diffusion of innovations in work-place networks. With collaborators at McCormick School of Engineering and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Pah studies how teams of highly- and similarly-trained individuals adopt new techniques and treatments. Pah has a B.S. in Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology from Arizona State University and his PhD in Biological Sciences from Northwestern University.

Networks and Disruption Human-Machine Learning and its Impact on Big Business

3:30 p.m. Cahn Auditorium

Mitchell Petersen Glen Vasel Professor of Finance / Director of the Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital

Mitchell Petersen's research is in the area of empirical corporate finance. He examines how firms evaluate potential investment projects and how they fund such projects. His recent writing focuses on the funding of small firms and how such funding has been altered by technology and changes in the financial (banking) market. He has been a member of the editorial board of various journals, including the Journal of Finance, Financial Management, Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Financial Intermediation. He is also a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Scaling and Financing Growth Financing for Growth

11:00 a.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Mike Sands President and CEO / Signal

Mike Sands is Chief Executive Officer at Signal. Prior to joining Signal, Mike held the positions of CMO and COO at Orbitz. While at Orbitz, Mike helped take the business from start-up to IPO, then through two acquisitions. After Orbitz, Mike joined The Pritzker Group as a partner on their private equity team. His work at General Motors led him to be named a “Marketer of the Next Generation” by Brandweek magazine. Mike holds a BS in Communications from Northwestern University and a Masters in Management degree from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management.

Scaling and Financing Growth Financing for Growth

11:00 a.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Paola Sapienza Donald C. Clark/HSBC Chair in Consumer Finance / Kellogg School of Management

Paola Sapienza's areas of expertise include banking and financial institutions, behavioral economics, behavioral finance, corporate finance, emerging markets and regulation of financial markets, private equity and venture capital. She also serves as a faculty fellow for the Zell Center for Risk Research, a research affiliate of the Center for Economic Policy Research and a faculty research fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research's program on corporate finance and political economy. Prior to joining Kellogg, Sapienza worked as an economist in the research department of Bank of Italy.

Customer-Driven Growth Building a Customer-Focused Enterprise

3:30 p.m. Donald P. Jacobs Center

Rebekah Scheinfeld '08 Commissioner / Chicago Department of Transportation

Rebekah Scheinfeld was appointed to her current role by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in January 2014 with the direction to continue the critical work of making sure Chicago has a strong, vibrant, accessible transportation network that provides a foundation for a thriving economy in the 21st Century. She oversees a department with about 1,300 employees and manages a $745 million capital and operations budget. Scheinfeld has a broad background in urban development issues, working in both the public and private sectors and in a variety of policy areas including transportation, infrastructure investment, housing, open space, and real estate.

Markets, Value and Growth Infrastructure for the 22nd century: Can public investment keep up with private sector growth?

3:30 p.m. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

Ron Siahpoosh Principal / ZS Associates

Ron Siahpoosh is a principal in ZS’s Chicago office and the CRM practice lead for the firm. He has wide-ranging experience helping companies in a variety of industries – including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, high-tech, financial services and travel – improve their customer engagements and relationships. His experience spans areas relating to CRM strategy, process, data, analytics, people and technology, as well as a diverse range of sales models, including key account management, generalist and specialist field sales, channel partners and different inside sales models.

Customer-Driven Growth Building a Customer-Focused Enterprise

3:30 p.m. Donald P. Jacobs Center

Hal Sirkin Senior Partner and Expert on Globalization and Operations / BCG Chicago

Hal Sirkin is a senior partner in the Chicago office of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and an expert on the subjects of globalization, operations, innovation and change management. He has 33 years with the firm and extensive experience across a wide range of topics, industries and geographies. Hal coauthored three books: Payback: Reaping the Rewards of Innovation, GLOBALITY: Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything, and The US Manufacturing Renaissance: How Shifting Global Economics Are Creating an American Comeback. He earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS from Wharton School. He is also a CPA and a Professor at Kellogg School of Business.

Customer-Driven Growth Growth Across Borders

11:00 a.m. Donald P. Jacobs Center

Justin Skala President, North America and Global Sustainability / Colgate-Palmolive

Since joining Colgate in 1982, Justin Skala has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in marketing, sales and general management. When Skala became President of Colgate’s Greater Asia Division in 2007, sales and profits reached new high levels in a challenging economic environment. As President of Latin America sales, his division was responsible for a number of global innovations across the commercial and supply chain enterprise. He holds a BA in Political Science from Northwestern University.

Customer-Driven Growth Growth Across Borders

11:00 a.m. Donald P. Jacobs Center

Avi Steinlauf '98 Chief Executive Officer / Edmunds.com

Avi Steinlauf has been Chief Executive Officer of Edmunds.com since December 2011. In that role he oversees the business and directs the company toward the goals of empowering the automotive consumer, maintaining the high quality of the workplace and building Edmunds.com to thrive for the long term. He joined Edmunds in 1998 as the Director of Business Development and has also headed the company's marketing and revenue management areas. He previously worked for Coopers & Lybrand's Knowledge Strategies Group.

Customer-Driven Growth Building a Customer-Focused Enterprise

3:30 p.m. Donald P. Jacobs Center

Robert Swan Founder / 2041

Sir Robert Swan is a polar explorer, environmentalist and the first man ever to walk unsupported to both the North and South Poles.

The successful completion of his North and South Pole expeditions marked the beginning of a new phase in his life. On both expeditions, he experienced, firsthand, the effects of environmental damage on the Polar icecaps. This shaped Swan’s lifetime goal – to work for the preservation of the Antarctic as the last great wilderness on earth. He then founded 2041, an organization dedicated to this goal.

He was awarded the OBE in 1995.

Headline Speakers 6:00 p.m. Welsh/Ryan Fieldhouse

Emilio Tenuta '05 Vice President, Corporate Sustainability / Ecolab

Emilio Tenuta's 30-year tenure at Ecolab includes 25 years of technical and marketing management experience in various industries, including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, lodging, healthcare, primary metals and automotive. In the past five years, Tenuta has led Ecolab’s strategic sustainability journey focused on corporate responsibility, internal environmental stewardship and helping customers operate more sustainably. Tenuta is actively involved in advancing sustainability practices. He sits on the National Restaurant Association CONSERVE sustainability advisory council. He is also an active member of several industry organizations, including Practice Greenhealth, Net Impact and the sustainability work group for the World Travel and Tourism Council.

Markets, Value and Growth Infrastructure for the 22nd century: Can public investment keep up with private sector growth?

3:30 p.m. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

Michael Treacy President and Founder / Treacy & Company

Michael Treacy’s ideas on growth and innovation have been shaped by his rich experiences as an academic, an advisor to corporations and an entrepreneur. Formerly a Professor of Management at the Sloan School of Management at MIT, he has served as a board member for several leveraged buyouts and new ventures. He is the author of two books, The Discipline of Market Leaders — a New York Times bestseller — and Double Digit Growth.

Scaling and Financing Growth Designing Strategies for Scaling in a Competitive Market

3:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Howard Tullman CEO / 1871

Howard Tullman came to 1871 with over 45 years of start-up, management, IPO and turn-around experience and an extensive operations background in web development, online services, large-scale information assembly and delivery systems, database design and implementation, multimedia, computer games and audio/video digital content. Tullman previously held roles such as President and CEO, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, Chairman and CEO, Experiencia and President of Kendall College.

Networks and Disruption Being the Disruptor

1:30 p.m. Cahn Auditorium

Brian Uzzi Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change / Faculty Director, Kellogg Architectures of Collaboration Initiative

Brian Uzzi is a globally recognized scientist, teacher, consultant and speaker on leadership, social networks, and new media. His award winning and highly cited research uses social network analysis and complexity theory to understand outstanding human achievement in business, science, and the arts. He also co-directs NICO, the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, and holds professorships in Sociology at the Weinberg College of Arts of Sciences and in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at the McCormick School of Engineering.

Networks and Disruption Business Thought Partnership: Human and Machine Learning

3:30 p.m. Cahn Auditorium

Manny Valdes '93 CEO / Frontera Foods

Manny Valdes has always been passionate about food. After 7 years in consulting, Valdez first became established in the food business as Associate Brand Manager for Kraft, which opened the door to working with acclaimed chef Rick Bayless. He approached Bayless with the concept for a packaged food line. Today, Frontera products are on grocery store shelves nationwide. Valdez has his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University and his MBA from Kellogg.

Scaling and Financing Growth Designing Strategies for Scaling in a Competitive Market

3:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Dan Wagner Chief Executive Officer and Founder / Civis Analytics

Dan Wagner served as the Chief Analytics Officer on the Obama for America 2012 Campaign, overseeing a 54-person team that revolutionized political data and analytics. He founded Civis in 2013. He previously worked with the FTI Consulting Economics Practice. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in economics and public policy.

Customer-Driven Growth Building Analytics Capabilities

1:30 p.m. Donald P. Jacobs Center

Mike Wege '88 Chief Administrative Officer / The Hershey Company

Mike Wege oversees Hershey’s Corporate Communications and CSR organization and is responsible for the company’s global growth & agility initiatives. He is also leading Hershey’s Latin America and Emerging Markets businesses and strategic integration in China. Since joining Hershey in 2002, Wege has held key leadership positions including Vice President Portfolio Brands, Vice President Asia Region, Vice President U.S. Chocolate, Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Growth and Marketing Officer. Prior to Hershey, Wege worked for Procter & Gamble.

Customer-Driven Growth Building a Customer-Focused Enterprise

3:30 p.m. Donald P. Jacobs Center

Dan Weinfurter Adjunct Lecturer of Management & Organizations / Kellogg School of Management

Dan Weinfurter is currently the CEO of GrowthPlay, an integrated sales effectiveness business backed by Driehaus Private Equity. GrowthPlay’s focus is helping organizations drive profitable growth by assessing and improving the capability and skill of client facing teams. Weinfurter is a serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience. He has been the founder and CEO of three private equity-backed businesses and was the number two executive for a fourth. The three previous companies achieved high rankings on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies, with Parson Group landing the coveted #1 spot.

Scaling and Financing Growth Organizing for Growth: Culture & Human Capital

1:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

David Wessel Director / The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy

David Wessel is director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, which provides independent, non-partisan analysis of fiscal and monetary policy issues in order to further public understanding and to improve the quality and effectiveness of those policies. He joined Brookings after 30 years on the staff of The Wall Street Journal where, most recently, he was economics editor and wrote the weekly Capital column. David is the author of two New York Times best-sellers and has shared two Pulitzer Prizes.

Markets, Value and Growth Prospects for Policies to Spur Economic Growth

11:00 a.m. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

Robert Wolcott Clinical Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship / Co-Founder and Executive Director, Kellogg Innovation Network

Robert Wolcott teaches corporate innovation and entrepreneurship for Kellogg in Evanston, Miami and Hong Kong (with HKUST). His book with Dr. Michael Lippitz, Grow From Within: Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation, shares more than a decade of research into how established companies create innovation for business value; it has since been published in Chinese and Japanese. In 2003, Wolcott co-founded the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN). The KIN’s annual summit, KIN Global, includes leaders from around the world from business, government, academia, non-profits and the arts who collaborate around issues of significance for their organizations and for humanity.

Networks and Disruption Being the Disruptor

1:30 p.m. Cahn Auditorium

Anne Clarke Wolff '88 Head of Global Corporate Banking / Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Based in New York, Anne is responsible for the firm’s corporate banking coverage efforts globally which touch over 2,500 clients across a range of credit, financing, treasury and risk solutions, representing over $8 billion in annual revenue. Anne manages a team of 400 professionals across 30 countries who act as the firm’s relationship manager in delivering the full suite of products to our largest corporate and financial institutions clients around the world. She plays an active role in the firm’s global client selection and is the business approval for any corporate credit extension globally.

Scaling and Financing Growth Financing for Growth

11:00 a.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

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