Event Calendar

February

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From Japan’s Leading Securities Company to Asia’s Global Investment Bank: History, Challenges and Ambitions
From Japan’s Leading Securities Company to Asia’s Global Investment Bank: History, Challenges, and Ambitions
Presented by Columbia Business School’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Room 303 - Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway, New York, New York

Cost: Free of charge (lunch will be provided) | RSVP Required.

Featuring Shigesuke Kashiwagi, CFO, Nomura Holdings, Inc., and moderated by Hugh Patrick, director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School.

Mr. Kashiwagi will share his experiences building a global business at Nomura, Japan’s leading securities and investment banking company. He will talk about the firm’s ambitions and challenges integrating Lehman Brothers’ Europe and Asia franchises, as well as the broader challenge of building a profitable and sustainable international business. He will also share his perspectives on the future of Japan’s globalization in terms of corporate strategy, organization and culture.

To register for this event, please visit: http://cjeb2016-kashiwagi.eventbrite.com.

If you have questions, please contact Emiko Mizumura, assistant director for Programs at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, at em2265@columbia.edu.

Speaker Bio

Shigesuke Kashiwagi was appointed CFO of Nomura Holdings, Inc. effective April 1st, 2013. Prior to this, he was senior managing director of Group Strategy and Executive Office specializing in regulatory strategy for Nomura. Mr. Kashiwagi first joined Nomura Securities Co., Ltd (NSC) in Tokyo in 1982. After completing his MBA at New York University, he worked in Nomura’s New York office as a fixed income trader through 1990. From 1990 to 1998, he served as head of JGB Trading, head of Institutional Yen Fixed Income Sales and manager of Business Management Planning for the Fixed Income Division. From 1998 to 2000, he was deputy head of the Treasury Department.

In 2000, Mr. Kashiwagi transferred to London and served as managing director and head of the European Fixed Income Division. He returned to Tokyo from London in April 2002 and served as head of the Fixed Income Department of NSC. In April 2004, he was promoted to senior managing director and head of Global Fixed Income. In April 2006, Mr. Kashiwagi was appointed COO of Nomura Holding America, Inc. (NHA). In April 2007, he was promoted to President and CEO of NHA with responsibility for regional management of Americas. He returned to Tokyo in April 2010 and established the “Government Affairs and Risk Advisory Group”. The team integrated into Group Strategy and Executive Office in December 2012. Mr. Kashiwagi is a founding member and co-chair of the Japan Financial Markets Council (JFMC), an association which engages with policymakers on the impact of global regulatory initiatives. Mr. Kashiwagi has a BA in Economics from Keio University in Japan and received an MBA from New York University in 1987.
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Preparing Yourself for Board Service
Preparing Yourself for Board Service


Would you like the opportunity to hear directly from search professionals who help companies plan board recruitment policies?  If so, you should register to catch Gregory Lau (Head of the Board Advisory Practice, RSR Partners), Anthony Goodman (Member of Board Effectiveness Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates), Raj Kalra ( Chief Financial and Administrative, David Lynch Foundation, CBS Career Coach, and CBS alumna) and Allan Grafman (Board Director who has served on Audit, Compensation, Governance and Nominating committees and is an SEC qualified ‘financial expert’ and media authority) and CBS alumnus) in a lively and current panel discussion about what boards look for today, how to get noticed by a board, and how to be successfully considered for a boardroom seat. The panel moderator will be Karen Greenbaum (President and CEO of AESC).

This event offers you a chance to learn:


	Valuable insight on the skills and experiences you should seek to position yourself as an interesting board candidate
	How the push for board diversification could mean earlier opportunities for service than ever before
	The recruitment criteria behind real-life examples of successful board searches


Date: Wednesday, February 10th

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Location: Warren Hall, Feldberg Space 

Cost: $30

Presented by Alumni & EMBA Career Management
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The Silo Effect on Japanese Companies and Elsewhere
The Silo Effect on Japanese Companies and Elsewhere
Presented by Columbia Business School’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Room 326 - Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway, New York, New York

Cost: Free of charge (lunch will be provided) | RSVP Required.

Featuring Gillian Tett, U.S. managing editorfor the Financial Times, and moderated by Hugh Patrick, director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School.

In her recent book, The Silo Effect, award-winning columnist and journalist, Gillian Tett, from the Financial Times examines how our tendency to create functional departments (a.k.a. “silos”) hinders our work. During this lunch seminar, Ms. Tett will discuss the silos’ effects on profitability and innovation in Japan and elsewhere.

To register for this event, please visit: http://cjeb2016-tett.eventbrite.com.

If you have questions, please contact Andy Wanning, senior program officer at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, at aw2040@gsb.columbia.edu.

Speaker Bio

Gillian Tett serves as US managing editor. She writes weekly columns for the Financial Times, covering a range of economic, financial, political and social issues.

In 2014, she was named “Columnist of the Year” in the British Press Awards and was the first recipient of the Royal Anthropological Institute Marsh Award. Her other honors include a SABEW Award for best feature article (2012), President’s Medal by the British Academy (2011), being recognized as “Journalist of the Year” (2009) and “Business Journalist of the Year” (2008) by the British Press Awards, and as “Senior Financial Journalist of the Year” (2007) by the Wincott Awards. In June 2009 her book, Fool’s Gold, won “Financial Book of the Year” at the inaugural Spear’s Book Awards.

Tett’s past roles at the FT have included US managing editor (2010-2012), assistant editor, capital markets editor, deputy editor of the Lex column, Tokyo bureau chief, and a reporter in Russia and Brussels. Her recent book, The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers, just published by Simon & Schuster in 2015, will look at the global economy and financial system through the lens of cultural anthropology.
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Los Angeles: Kellogg & Columbia Present: Independent Consultant Panel
Los Angeles: Kellogg & Columbia Present:  Independent Consultant Panel 
Presented by the Kellog Alumni Club of Los Angeles and Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Los Angeles
Thursday, February 11, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Expert DOJO – 395 Santa Monica Place, Unit 308 Santa Monica, CA (Top floor of Santa Monica Mall between The Cheesecake Factory and elevator in the center of the mall)

Cost: $20 until February 4, 2016, $25 thereafter and at the door. Cost includes food and drinks.

Click here to RSVP. 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact KACLA Co-President Alon Naftali at naftali.alon@gmail.com

The Kellogg Alumni Club of Los Angeles and Columbia Business School Alumni of Los Angeles are pleased to invite you to an exciting evening featuring a panel of Independent Consultants! This unique panel has over 100 years of combined experience in various industries including strategy, management, technology, retail, business valuation, product design and more. 

Join us at the beautiful Expert DOJO facility that overlooks the Santa Monica Promenade on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6 p.m. for appetizers, drinks, networking, and an interactive session with our featured panelists:

Gayla Kraetsh-Hartsough, President of KH Consulting Group
Adam Mendler, CEO of the Veloz Group
Lopa Desai, Freelance Consulting Henry Reed, Owner of Pasadena Advisors
Daryl Harris, Independent UX Design Consultant
Linda Shepard, Linda Shepard Consulting
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San Francisco Centennial Showcase
RSVP required. Click here to register. If you have any questions, please e-mail alumni@gsb.columbia.edu.

San Francisco Centennial Showcase
Tuesday, February 16, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Hilton San Francisco Financial District, 750 Kearny Street, San Francisco, California

We invite you to join fellow alumni, current students, renowned faculty members, and School leaders for Columbia Business School's Centennial Showcases in California to celebrate the School's 100th anniversary. Glenn Hubbard, dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, will reflect on the remarkable history of this institution and look ahead to its exciting future, sharing predictions about what is in store for management education and business at large.

The celebration of the Centennial started in August and will continue through 2016. This event is part of a 14-city global Centennial Showcase series hosted by Dean Hubbard. 

The Columbia Business School Centennial is a special opportunity to engage with the School's global network, connect over shared traditions, and celebrate the launch of our second century of success at the very center of business. For more information on the Centennial, please visit www.gsb.columbia.edu/centennial.
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The Latest Landscape of International Finance
The Latest Landscape of International Finance
Presented by Columbia Business School’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Room 332 - Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway, New York, New York

Cost: Free of charge (lunch will be provided) | RSVP Required.

Featuring Tatsuo Yamasaki, former Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs at Japan’s Ministry of Finance, and moderated by Hugh Patrick, director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School.

Mr. Yamasaki will talk about his perspectives on the global economy and international finance given his experience as Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, with special attention to topics such as the Chinese economy, AIIB, and Greece. He will then present the current picture of economics and politics in Japan, including an update on the progress of the “third arrow” and the challenges ahead.

To register for this event, please visit: http://cjeb2016-yamasaki.eventbrite.com.

If you have questions, please contact Andy Wanning, senior program officer at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, at aw2040@gsb.columbia.edu.

Speaker Bio

Mr. Tatsuo Yamasaki served as the vice minister of Finance for International Affairs from July 2014 to July 2015, after serving for two years as the director-general of the International Bureau of the Japanese Ministry of Finance. He joined the Ministry of Finance in 1980. He worked as a chief economist of the JBIC from 1997 to 2000, based in Singapore. He served as the director and the deputy director-general in the International Bureau of the Ministry of Finance. From 2008 through 2010, he worked as the deputy commissioner for International Affairs of the Japanese Financial Services Agency. During this period he also assumed the position of vice chairman for the Executive Committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS).
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New York: Artists in Coversation for Open This End - Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne
For more information visit http://www.columbia.edu/cu/wallach/exhibitions/Open-This-End/Open-This-End.html.

Artists in Coversation for Open This End - Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne 
Presented by the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University
Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 4-6 p.m.
Location TBA

Cost: Free to attend.

Curator Joseph R. Wolin will lead a panel discussion featuring several of the artist included in the exhibition, Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne.

This exhibition is organized and sponsored by The Skylark Foundation.
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Los Angeles Centennial Showcase
RSVP required. Click here to register. If you have any questions, please e-mail alumni@gsb.columbia.edu.

Los Angeles Centennial Showcase
Thursday, February 18, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
InterContinental Los Angeles Century City, 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, California

We invite you to join fellow alumni, current students, renowned faculty members, and School leaders for Columbia Business School's Centennial Showcases in California to celebrate the School's 100th anniversary. Glenn Hubbard, dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, will reflect on the remarkable history of this institution and look ahead to its exciting future, sharing predictions about what is in store for management education and business at large.

The celebration of the Centennial started in August and will continue through 2016. This event is part of a 14-city global Centennial Showcase series hosted by Dean Hubbard. 

The Columbia Business School Centennial is a special opportunity to engage with the School's global network, connect over shared traditions, and celebrate the launch of our second century of success at the very center of business. For more information on the Centennial, please visit www.gsb.columbia.edu/centennial.
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22nd Annual PE+VC Conference, “Creating Value in Dynamic Markets”
22nd Annual PE+VC Conference, “Creating Value in Dynamic Markets”
Presented by the Columbia Business School Private Equity & Venture Capital Club
Friday, February 19, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036


Cost: $125 current PE+VC members; $150 student/faculty; $375 alumni; $500 professional

This year's conference will feature keynotes from distinguished guests including David Rubenstein (The Carlyle Group), Anton Levy '03 (General Atlantic), Arif Naqvi (The Abraaj Group), Molly Ashby (Solera Capital), and Wayne Berman (The Blackstone Group). Panelists from the industry's leading firms will also cover topics including: leveraged buyouts, growth equity, venture capital, operating, emerging markets, real estate, and search funds.

To register please go to: www.cbspevcconference.com

For more information please contact the conference committee at info@cbspevcconference.com.
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Houston: Breakfast with Jason Bordoff, SIPA CGEP Founding Director
Please RSVP so that we have an accurate estimate for our reservation with the venue. To register, click here. If you have questions about this event contact Daniel Carter '07 at dcarter07@gsb.columbia.edu.

Houston: Breakfast with Jason Bordoff, SIPA CGEP Founding Director
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Houston and Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs
Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 7-9 a.m.
The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa - 111 North Post Oak Lane Houston, Texas

Cost: $26.62 for alumni and guests.

Please join Jason Bordoff, founding director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University's School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA) for a talk on energy (https://sipa.columbia.edu/faculty/jason-bordoff) . Jason will discuss current thinking on the energy industry, distilled from the work of the Center on Global Energy Policy.

Please join us in thanking SIPA for supporting this event in honor of the SIPA School’s 70th anniversary. We look forward to this joint event with SIPA and welcoming all CUCSTX members and Columbia alumni to join us for this opportunity to connect with the latest thinking from the University. Feel free and invite "friends of Columbia".
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Boston: An entrepreneurship discussion with First Commons Bank Founder Tony Nuzzo ‘75
RSVP is required as capacity is limited. Click here to register for this event. If you have questions, please contact Ben Grossman ’06 at BGrossman06@gsb.columbia.edu .

Boston: An entrepreneurship discussion with First Commons Bank Founder Tony Nuzzo ‘75
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Boston
Thursday, February 25, 2016, from 6-8:00 p.m.
First Commons Bank - 718 Beacon Street Newton, MA 02459

Cost: $11.24 for CBS and Columbia University Alumni, $16.37 for guests

The Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Boston is pleased to announce an exciting presentation by CBS Alum and First Commons Bank Founder & Leader, Tony Nuzzo ‘75.  You certainly won’t want to miss it!

The first 50 attendees will obtain an autographed copy of his book, "The Business Pact."

Tony Nuzzo ’75 is the Chairman, President & CEO of First Commons Bank and was the bank's Primary Organizer during its organizational phase. The bank, based in Newton Centre, opened for business on July 22, 2009 and currently has more than $315 million in total assets, placing it in the top third of all banks in the United States. 

Mr. Nuzzo will address three areas:


	How he started First Commons Bank. 
	Connecting business thinking with daily living as can be read in his award winning book, “The Business PACT.” 
	Lessons that could be learned from his unusual career path which began after he graduated from Columbia Business School with the “The Business School Service Award” and entered the workplace in packaged goods marketing with Procter & Gamble. 


 
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12th Annual Columbia Healthcare Conference: New York at the Center of Healthcare Transformation
12th Annual Columbia Healthcare Conference: New York at the Center of Healthcare Transformation
Presented the student-run Columbia Business School Healthcare Industry Association (HCIA) and the Columbia Business School Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management (HPM) Program
Friday, February 26, 2016 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, New York

Cost: $125 for alumni | $200 for industry professionals and non-alumni guests | RSVP Required.

This year’s conference will showcase the dynamic healthcare ecosystem that exists within New York City. From scientists and entrepreneurs developing novel therapeutics and technologies, to healthcare practitioners that use and prescribe them, to financiers that provide the capital needed for growth, New York is home to a robust and rapidly evolving healthcare landscape that is creating disruptive change in the industry. Through a series of speakers, including keynote from Dr. Thomas P. Maniatis, panels, and, new this year, a healthcare startup expo, the conference will provide attendees an insider’s look to the broad trends in healthcare and how opinion leaders and firms in the city are driving key industry developments.

To register for this event, please visit: http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/cbshealthcareconference/register.

For additional information regarding this event, please visit the Healthcare Conference website at www.gsb.columbia.edu/cbshealthcareconference or contact the HCIA Conference VPs at cbshcconference@gmail.com .
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New York: "Leap Year" Family Day for Open This End - Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne
For more information visit http://www.columbia.edu/cu/wallach/exhibitions/Open-This-End/Open-This-End.html.

"Leap Year" Family Day for Open This End - Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne 
Presented by the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University
Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location TBA

Cost: Free to attend.

This exhibition is organized and sponsored by The Skylark Foundation.
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