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Japan’s Global and Domestic Futures: The U.S. Relationship and FinTech
Presented by the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Thursday, May 25, 2017, Afternoon (more details to follow)
Otemachi Financial City Conference Center, Tokyo, Japan
Co-sponsored by the Development Bank of Japan, Inc.
*Cost: 15,000 JPY

Confirmed speakers include:

Keynotes:

Nobuchika Mori, Commissioner, Financial Services Agency

Alan Wolff, Former Deputy United States Trade Representative; Chair, National Foreign Trade Council; Senior Counsel, Dentons US LLP

Other Participants:

David Asher, Senior Vice President for Strategy and Financial Services, SparkCognition 

Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Columbia University

Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB

Naoyuki Iwashita, Head of FinTech Center, Payment and Settlement Systems Department, Bank of Japan

Merit E. Janow, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Yutaka Matsuo, Co-Director, Chair for Global Consumer Intelligence; Project Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo 

Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB; R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School

Akihiko Tanaka, Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo Masaaki Tanaka, Senior Global Advisor, PwC International

David E. Weinstein, Director of Research, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University  

Synopsis

We are delighted to announce our upcoming annual Tokyo Conference, "Japan's Global and Domestic Futures: The U.S. Relationship and FinTech," which will be held in the afternoon on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Otemachi Financial City Conference Center in Tokyo and will feature a series of distinguished speakers including many of our core faculty members. The program will include two panels titled, “The Future of Japanese Financial Services and Industry with FinTech" and “U.S.-Japan Economic Relations Under the New U.S. Administration.” This conference is part of CJEB's program, "The New Global Financial Architecture." 

General Contact: Emiko Mizumura, CJEB’s Assistant Director for Programs, at em2265@columbia.edu

Registration and payment are required at www.gsb.columbia.edu/cjeb/tokyoconference.
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Hong Kong: Columbia Business School Alumni Reception with Professor Sheena S. Iyengar
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Hong Kong: Columbia Business School Alumni Reception with Professor Sheena S. Iyengar
Presented by Columbia Business School’s Office of Alumni Relations
Thursday, May 25, 2017, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Chatham Room, Conrad Hotel, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

Cost: Free of charge for Columbia Business School alumni, students, prospective students, and guests

Please join Columbia Business School alumni, and current and prospective students for an alumni reception and discussion on The Changing Landscape of Choice. The reception will feature special guest speaker Sheena S. lyengar, S. T. Lee Professor of Business. This evening of networking, food, and fun will be a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni and meet students.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Columbia Business School’s Office of Alumni Relations at alumniclubs@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Shanghai: Columbia Business School Alumni Reception
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Shanghai: Columbia Business School Alumni Reception
Presented by Columbia Business School’s Office of Alumni Relations and Cherie Nursalim ’90 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Whisper, Three on the Bund, Number 3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road, Shanghai, China

Cost: Free of charge for Columbia Business School alumni, students, prospective students, and guests

Please join Columbia Business School alumni, and current and prospective students for an alumni reception in Shanghai. This evening of networking, food, and fun will be a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni and meet students. There will be a gallery tour starting at 7 p.m. and the reception will follow at 7:30 p.m.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Columbia Business School’s Office of Alumni Relations at alumniclubs@gsb.columbia.edu
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June

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Beijing: Columbia Business School Alumni Reception
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Beijing: Columbia Business School Alumni Reception
Presented by Columbia Business School’s Office of Alumni Relations
Saturday, June 3, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Park Hyatt Beijing, 3rd floor Gallery, 2 Jianguomenwai Street Chaoyang, Beijing, China

Cost: Free of charge for Columbia Business School alumni, students, prospective students, and guests

Please join Columbia Business School alumni, and current and prospective students for an alumni reception in Beijing with special guest speaker, Jane Shao ’95, president of Lumière Pavilions. This evening of networking, food, and fun will be a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni and meet students.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Columbia Business School’s Office of Alumni Relations at alumniclubs@gsb.columbia.edu
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Mexico City: Columbia Business School Alumni Breakfast with Professor Duggan
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Mexico City: Columbia Business School Alumni Breakfast with Professor Duggan
Presented by Columbia Business School’s Office of External Relations and Development in partnership with the Alumni Club of Mexico City
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Club De Industriales, Calle Andres Bello 29, Miguel Hidalgo, Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico

Cost: Free for CBS alumni and guests to attend. 

You are cordially invited to join fellow alumni in Mexico City for a breakfast with Professor William Duggan. Professor Duggan teaches Napoleon’s Glance, one of the Business School’s most popular courses. He will discuss his book, The Seventh Sense: How Flashes of Insight Change Your Life, now available in paperback. This is a valuable opportunity to learn, network, and catch up with fellow alumni. Barbara Clapp and Brenna Kelly from the School’s Office of External Relations and Development will also be on hand to provide updates and answer your questions.

Please e-mail alumniclubs@gsb.columbia.edu if you have any questions.
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Sixth Annual DFS and Emerging Payments Summit
Presented by the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information
Thursday June 8 and Friday June 9  
Thursday June 8: Uris Hall 301, Friday June 9: Faculty House

Cost: General Admission $150 (1 Day)/$225 (Both Days) NGO/Governmental/Academic/Start Up Companies (2 Years Old or less) $75 (1 Day)/ $125 (Both Days)

The summit looks at disruptive effects and implementation of emerging & mobile payments, as well as digital financial services, blockchain & cryptocurrencies in the developing & developed worlds.

The summit provides a unique opportunity to both hear and interact with a select group of high level and impacting speakers who cover the Fintech and payments technology ecosystem.  Key topics also include big data, Regtech, blockchain, compliance, banking, mobile money, mobile payments, merchant payments, identity, AI, startups, VCs and venture funding, innovation hubs, payment security and impact investing.

For more information about the event, including the full agenda and panel descriptions please visit www.dfssummit.com

Registration is available at www.dfssummit.com 

For more information or any questions please contact Michael Mechsler at m.wechsler@columbia.edu
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Houston: Columbia Business School Alumni Happy Hour
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Houston: Columbia Business School Alumni Happy Hour
Presented by Columbia Business School's Alumni Club of Houston
Thursday, June 8th, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
The St. Regis Houston, 1919 Briar Oaks Lane (The Remington Bar), Houston, TX 

 Cost: Free for CBS Alumni to Attend

Please join us for a joint drinks event between the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Houston and the Yale Club of Houston. We look forward to socializing with our counterparts and building a stronger network in Houston. Cash bar. Please RSVP so that we can confirm the number of attendees to the St. Regis.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Daniel Carter '07 at daniel.a.carter@gmail.com. 
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Circle Line Cruise
Circle Line Cruise
Friday, June 9, 2017 from 7-9:30 p.m.
Circle Line Pier 83, West 42nd Street, New York, New York 10036

Recent alumni and their guests are invited for an evening of drinks, dinner, and dancing aboard the iconic Circle Line as we celebrate the beginning of summer while cruising the New York City harbor.

Boarding begins at Pier 83 at 7:00 p.m. and the ship departs promptly at 7:30 p.m.  The evening features a DJ, open beer/wine bar, and buffet dinner. The boat returns to Pier 83 at 9:30 p.m.

Don't miss this chance to reconnect with your classmates and meet new alumni from the class of 2017!

Cost: $35; pre-registration is required--tickets will not be sold at the pier

Please be advised that pre-registration is required and onsite registration will not be available at the pier. 

Questions? Contact Stefanie Linnan at sl3675@gsb.columbia.edu
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New York: Walking Tour of the Hamilton Avenue Marine Transfer Station
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New York: Walking Tour of the Hamilton Avenue Marine Transfer Station
Presented by Columbia Business School's Alumni Club of New York
Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Hamilton Avenue Marine Transfer Station, 500 Hamilton Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 

Cost: CBSACNY Members $25; Non-members $35 (Limited to 40 attendees!)

You are invited to come witness the incredible sights of the Hamilton Avenue Marine Transfer Station (MTS)! The Department of Sanitation’s Hamilton Avenue MTS will be the transfer point for household waste from ten Brooklyn community boards. This brand new facility is a key part of the city's 20-year Solid Waste Management Plan. On this 60-minute tour, DSNY guides will explain how innovative environmental technologies and architectural sensitivities come together to create a state-of-the-art infrastructure. Learn the surprising intricacies of municipal waste management with a tour of this complex and cavernous space. (Description courtesy of OHNY.)

Bring your camera, as the tour will be revealing the incredible landscape at the Hamilton Avenue Marine Transfer Station. Following the tour, leading experts will offer an open dialogue about entrepreneurial opportunities and challenges facing the municipal-waste-management sector. Food and drink included.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact contactus@cbsacny.org.
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Lisbon: Columbia Business School Alumni Lunch
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Lisbon: Columbia Business School Alumni Lunch
Presented by Deborah and Michael de Mello ’81 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Address Provided Upon RSVP. 

Please join fellow Columbia Business School alumni and friends for a special alumni lunch in Portugal. This afternoon of networking, food, and fun will be a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni. Special guest Professor Shivaram Rajgopal, vice dean of research and Roy Bernard Kester and T.W. Byrnes Professor of Accounting and Auditing at Columbia Business School, will join us for the lunch.

Please e-mail alumniclubs@gsb.columbia.edu if you have any questions about this event.
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Career Advisory Group - Daytime
This 6-week workshop is designed to help you perfect your pitch, improve your resume, and boost your networking efforts. You will work alongside other alumni and share tips and support. 
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Boston: Artful Business with Greg Stone ’84
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Boston: Artful Business with Greg Stone
Presented by Columbia Business School's Alumni Club of Boston
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Workbar Cambridge, 45 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA (near the Central  Square T- Station)

Cost: $25 for CBS alumni, $35 for guests; cost includes a copy of Greg's book

We are pleased to offer a business skills workshop with media strategist and Columbia alumnus Greg Stone ’84  at Workbar Cambridge, a local co-working space. 

What does Michelangelo have to do with marketing? What can you learn about branding from Botticelli? Greg will share proven techniques to add punch to your promotional strategies -- with a lot of help from great artists and writers.

This interactive workshop is based on his acclaimed book Artful Business: 50 Lessons From Creative Geniuses, which offers a toolkit of tips for the “thinking manager” seeking new ideas or strategies.

Come and delight your eyes with sumptuous, colorful masterpieces. In the process you will learn how to see in a new way and to find inspiration from unlikely sources. Plus, CBS alumni and guests will receive a copy of Greg's book included in their ticket price.
 

Please e-mail alumniclubs@gsb.columbia.edu if you have any questions about this event.
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Career Advisory Group - Evening
This 6-week workshop is designed to help you perfect your pitch, improve your resume, and boost your networking efforts. You will work alongside other alumni and share tips and support. 
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New York: Artificial Intelligence in Business
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New York: Artificial Intelligence in Business
Presented by Columbia Business School's Alumni Club of New York
Monday, June 19, 2017 from 6 - 8:30 p.m.
The Conference Center, 130 East 59th Street, New York, New York 

Cost: CBSACNY members $35;  CBSACNY students $25 ;  Non-members $45 (No walk-ins)

Technological transformation almost always leads to business change. Today, artificial intelligence, also known as AI, is the new revolution on the horizon and with it come varying predictions. 

Elon Musk refers to artificial intelligence as a “summoning of the demon.” Bill Gates doesn’t understand why “some people are not concerned.” Stephen Hawking sums it up best, “success in creating artificial intelligence would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last.”

Since AI has the potential to impact our careers, lives and future, how should we prepare and what should we know about AI in business? Discover the answer to these questions and more on June 19 when CBSACNY hosts a multi-industry panel of experts for an evening of discussion and networking on “Artificial Intelligence in Business: The Next Big Thing.” 

Topics to include: 


	What is AI and what is the state of AI today?
	How is AI being used by our panelists? 
	What are the successes and failures of AI to date?
	What jobs will be lost to AI and what will be the new ones created? 
	Should everyone be thinking about AI for their business, industry or profession? If so, where and how? 
	What will be happening with AI in the future?


Panelists include:


	
Christian Jorg ’90, CEO and Co-Founder of Opentopic
	
Norman Niemer, Quant and Data Science Team Lead at UBS O’Connor
	
Sebastián Wilner, Program Manager for Artificial Intelligence at Google
	
Chandler Wilson, Director of Analytics and Insights at Walmart


If you have any questions about this event, please contact contactus@cbsacny.org.
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Career Advisory Group - Daytime
This 6-week workshop is designed to help you perfect your pitch, improve your resume, and boost your networking efforts. You will work alongside other alumni and share tips and support. 
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Israel: Ivy League Yacht Race
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Israel: Ivy League Yacht Race 
Presented by Columbia Business School's Alumni Club of Israel
Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Sea-Gal Yacht club Herzelia Marina

Cost: 200NIS per person

Columbia Business School alumni are invited to join us for an Ivy League yacht race on a Columbia boat.This is an annual tradition running for the 4th time, and this year 7 boats will participate. Only 10 spots are available on our Columbia boat! Secure your spot soon (guests and spouses are welcome).

Schedule:

5:30 – Sea-Gal Yacht Club. Yachting 101 Lesson: Rules of the Race; Man the boats.
6:00 - 8:00 - Race, followed by a sunset swim off the boats (latest sunset of the year).
Beach party (buy your own food and drinks) after the race.

Please e-mail Ron Plotkin '86 at ronp@roninsight.com if you have any questions.
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Career Advisory Group - Evening
This 6-week workshop is designed to help you perfect your pitch, improve your resume, and boost your networking efforts. You will work alongside other alumni and share tips and support. 
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2017 Nonprofit Board Showcase
Hosted by the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School.
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 from 6:30–8:30 p.m.
GLG, 60 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

Cost: Free of charge

Are you interested in joining a nonprofit board but don’t know how to connect with organizations? This showcase will be an opportunity for alumni interested in nonprofit board service to learn more about organizations who are looking for additional board members. Kindly RSVP by June 19, 2017.

Space is limited. RSVPs will be taken on a first-come-first-serve basis. A list of nonprofit organizations will be provided upon registration.

For more information and to register, please visit the website: http://columbiasocialenterprise.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=570

For more information, please contact Gwen Shufro ’06 at grs2107@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Los Angeles: All-MBA Happy Hour
Save the date. More information is forthcoming. 

Los Angeles: All-MBA Happy Hour 
Presented by Columbia Business School's Alumni Club of Los Angeles
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  
The Wellsbourne, 10929 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 

Cost: Free of charge for Columbia Business School alumni, students, and guests

Join the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Los Angeles for our All-MBA Happy Hour in West LA. More information and a registration link coming soon.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Jaya Boppana '07 at  jboppana07@gsb.columbia.edu.
 
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Career Advisory Group - Daytime
This 6-week workshop is designed to help you perfect your pitch, improve your resume, and boost your networking efforts. You will work alongside other alumni and share tips and support. 
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Career Advisory Group - Evening
This 6-week workshop is designed to help you perfect your pitch, improve your resume, and boost your networking efforts. You will work alongside other alumni and share tips and support. 
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July

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Career Advisory Group - Daytime
This 6-week workshop is designed to help you perfect your pitch, improve your resume, and boost your networking efforts. You will work alongside other alumni and share tips and support. 
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Career Advisory Group - Evening
This 6-week workshop is designed to help you perfect your pitch, improve your resume, and boost your networking efforts. You will work alongside other alumni and share tips and support. 
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Career Advisory Group - Daytime
This 6-week workshop is designed to help you perfect your pitch, improve your resume, and boost your networking efforts. You will work alongside other alumni and share tips and support. 
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Career Advisory Group - Evening
This 6-week workshop is designed to help you perfect your pitch, improve your resume, and boost your networking efforts. You will work alongside other alumni and share tips and support. 
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Career Advisory Group - Daytime
This 6-week workshop is designed to help you perfect your pitch, improve your resume, and boost your networking efforts. You will work alongside other alumni and share tips and support. 
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Career Advisory Group - Evening
This 6-week workshop is designed to help you perfect your pitch, improve your resume, and boost your networking efforts. You will work alongside other alumni and share tips and support. 
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