Detailed Program Schedule

Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Daytime

All daytime programming will take place on campus at Uris Hall.

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Registration at Uris Hall

10:00–11:15 a.m.

Columbia CaseWorks: Operation Tomodachi

Presenter: Paul Ingram, the Kravis Professor of Business

Columbia CaseWorks develops case studies and teaching materials based on the research and expertise of Columbia Business School’s world-class faculty members. Oriented around real-world questions and decisions, CaseWorks cases provide a bridge between theoretical and practical business knowledge. The case for this session will be e-mailed to you prior to Reunion Weekend for discussion during the session.

Case: In the aftermath of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the commanding officer of the US Navy’s Fleet Logistics Center, located in close proximity to the center of the earthquake, was challenged to carry out the fleet’s immediate mission: to provide disaster relief and logistics support to the people of the region. In doing so, the commanding officer had to address two key questions: How should he manage requests for help in the absence of required bureaucratic approvals? And what approach to leading the Japanese labor force would be most effective? As you learn of the officer’s responses to the challenges he faced, you are asked to consider how a leader should behave in a crisis.

11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Manhattanville Campus Update

Presenter: Joseph A. Ienuso ’01 (EMBA), Executive Vice President of Facilities, Columbia University

Columbia Business School is part of Columbia University’s expansion into Manhattanville, 17 acres west of Broadway between 125th and 133rd streets. Hear an update on the plans for Columbia Business School’s new home.

1:00–2:15 p.m.

Alumni Lunch
40th–50th Reunion and Platinum Classes Luncheon with Dean Glenn Hubbard

2:30–3:45 p.m.

A Taste of Executive Education: Personal Leadership

Presenter: Hitendra Wadhwa, Professor of Professional Practice

Personal Leadership is the science of inner mastery that all great leaders through history have pursued in order to operate at their highest potential. You will be introduced to the Five Pillars of Personal Leadership, and will explore what it takes to operate with authenticity in life and leadership.

4:00–5:15 p.m.

Concurrent Alumni Panel Discussions and Presentations I

A.

Diversity and Leadership in Business

Moderator: Modupe Akinola, Assistant Professor of Management

Alumni Panelists:
Maliz Beams ’85, most recently CEO of Retirement Solutions, VOYA Financial (former ING US)
Bertrand Facon ’85, Vice Chairman, Credit Suisse (Europe) Limited
Jesse Greene ’75, Senior Fellow, Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy at Columbia University
Jay Hallik ’00, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

B.

The Role of Boards in Driving Nonprofit Success

Moderator: Raymond Horton, Frank R. Lautenberg Professor of Ethics and Corporate Governance and Faculty Director, Programs in Social Enterprise

Alumni Panelists:
Mimi Boublik ’90, Former Senior Managing Director, KRC Research & Consulting
William Goodloe ’00, President and CEO, SEO
Susan Henshaw Jones ’85, President and Ronay Menschel Director, Museum of the City of New York
Henry Miller ’70, Chairman, Marblegate Asset Management

C.

Career Workshop: The Art of Salary Negotiation

Presenter: Ellis Chase, EJ Chase Consulting, Inc.

Take advantage of this salary negotiation primer for both job seekers and professionals looking to negotiate within their current environments. The presentation will focus on practical methods for achieving success in salary negotiation processes, utilizing a step-by-step plan.

Evening
7:00–9:30 p.m.

All-Class Welcome Reception
Guastavino’s, 409 East 59th Street
(at 1st Avenue, under the Queensboro Bridge)

Reconnect with old friends and classmates over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Guastavino’s, one of New York City’s premier venues.

Daytime

All daytime programming will take place on campus at Uris Hall.

9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Registration at Uris Hall

10:00–11:15 a.m.

Concurrent Alumni Panel Discussions and Presentations II

A.

Real Estate Investing: Perspectives from Key Players

Moderator: Christopher Mayer, Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate and Co–director, Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy

Alumni Panelists:
Hugh Frater ’85, Chariman, Berkadia
Mark Lanspa ’90, Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo
Michael Lehrman ’90, Co–CEO, Cantor Commercial Real Estate

B.

Sustainable Energy Futures

Moderator: Geoffrey M. Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise

Alumni Panelists:
Jerry Robock ’05, Founding Partner, Northeast Smart Energy
David Sudolsky ’85, President and CEO, Anellotech Inc
Craig Sultan ’90, President, Worldwide Capital Group

 

 

11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Dean’s State of the School Address

Join Glenn Hubbard, Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, for an update on the School followed by a Q&A session.

1:00–2:15 p.m.

Alumni Lunch

2:30–3:45 p.m.

Seasoned Investors Look at Current Prospects

Presenter: Bruce C. Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management and Director, Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing

Join Bruce Greenwald, the Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management and academic director of the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing at Columbia Business School, to discuss current prospects in investing. Professor Greenwald is an authority on value investing with additional expertise in productivity and the economics of information.

4:00–5:15 p.m.

Concurrent Alumni Panel Discussions and Presentations III
A.

Entrepreneurship: Identifying, Valuing, and Capturing Opportunity

Moderator: Vincent Ponzo ’03, Director, Entrepreneurship Program, Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center

Alumni Panelists:
Christy Frank ’00, Owner, Frankly Wines
Simon Jacobs ’85, former owner and CEO, Hale and Hearty
Jim Keyes ’80, CEO, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets
Habib Kairouz ’90, Managing Rho Capital Partners
Jennifer Vaughan Maanavi ’00, CEO and Co–founder, Physique 57

B.

The Changing Climate of Private Equity

Moderator: Donna Hitscherich ’90, Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Business and Director, Private Equity Program

Alumni Panelists:
Gaurav Dalmia ’90, Chairman, Dalmia Group
Paul B. Queally ’90, Co–President, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Chris Stroup ’90, Chairman and CEO, Wilton Re
Norman Villarina ’95, Managing Partner of Industry Capital

C.

The Digital Transformation of Global Media

Moderator: Jonathan Knee, Professor of Professional Practice and Co-director, Media Program

Alumni Panelists:
Francisco Mesquita ’80, CEO, Grupo Estado
Brian Murray ’95, President and CEO, HarperCollins Publishing
Rich Rosenstein ’90, CFO and Chief Administrative Officer, SFX Entertainment Inc
Daphne Schwab ’00, Vice President of Sales Development, The New York Times

 
Evening

Class Cocktail Receptions and Dinners

7:00 p.m.–midnight

20th–50th Reunions and Platinum Classes
The St. Regis Hotel, 2 East 55th Street (between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue)

Class Cocktail Reception: 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Class Dinner and Dancing: 8:00 p.m.–midnight

Join your classmates for a cocktail reception, followed by an elegant dinner at the historic and iconic St. Regis Hotel.

7:00 p.m.–midnight

5th15th MBA and EMBA Reunion Classes
The Pierre, 2 East 61st Street (at Fifth Avenue)

Class Cocktail Reception: 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Class Dinner and Dancing: 8:00 p.m.–midnight

Enjoy an evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing with your classmates at The Pierre, one of Manhattan's most luxurious and elegant venues.

7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

1st MBA Reunion Class
Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway (between 36th Street and 37th Street)

Cocktail Reception: 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Dinner and Dancing: 8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing with your classmates at the striking Gotham Hall, which once served as a predominant savings bank.

7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

1st EMBA Reunion Class
JW Marriott Essex House New York, 160 Central Park South (between Seventh Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas)

Cocktail Reception: 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Dinner and Dancing: 8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing with your classmates at Essex House, one of Manhattan's most iconic and exquisite venues.

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Alumni Family Brunch
Bryant Park Grill, 25 West 40th Street (between Avenue of the Americas and Fifth Avenue)

Cap off Reunion Weekend by bringing your family to the Bryant Park Grill for the time-honored reunion tradition of Sunday brunch. Children’s entertainment will be provided.

 

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