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Please join us as The Bernstein Center proudly bestows its prestigious Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics to Mr. Ben Horowitz, Co-Founder and General Partner of Andreessen Horowitz.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Uris Hall, Room 301
Registration for the event will be available shortly.
The event will feature:
- The Botwinick Prize Awards Ceremony
- An address on ethical leadership from honoree, Ben Horowtiz
- Reception immediately following the conclusion of the event in Calder Lounge
Ben Horowitz Biography
Ben Horowitz is a cofounder and general partner of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and The New York Times bestselling author of The Hard Thing About Hard Things, which is now available in over 16 languages.
Prior to a16z, Ben was cofounder and CEO of Opsware (formerly Loudcloud), which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2007 for $1.6 billion, and was appointed vice president and general manager of Business Technology Optimization for Software at HP. Earlier, he was vice president and general manager of America Online’s E-commerce Platform division, where he oversaw development of the company’s flagship Shop@AOL service. Previously, Ben ran several product divisions at Netscape Communications. He also served as vice president of Netscape’s widely acclaimed Directory and Security product line. Before joining Netscape in July 1995, he held various senior product marketing positions at Lotus Development Corporation.
Ben has an MS in Computer Science from UCLA and a BA in Computer Science from Columbia University.
Ben serves on the board of the following Andreessen Horowitz portfolio companies: 21, Capriza, Databricks, Foursquare, Genius, Lyft, Magnet Systems, Medium, NationBuilder, Okta, SignalFX, Tanium, TransferWise, and Usermind. He is also on the board of Columbia University and CODE2040.
For more information, please contact Shirley Sheung at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.854.1205.
About the Botwinick Prize
Each year, under the auspices of The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, The Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics and Ethical Practice in the Professions is awarded to an individual or representative of a business organization exemplifying the highest standard of professional and ethical conduct, as well as ethical decision making in any of the professions, including, but not limited to, accounting, advertising, architecture, health care, journalism, law, public service and social service. The Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics and Ethical Practice in the Professions was established by a generous endowment from the late Benjamin Botwinick, BS ’26 and his wife Bessie.
In addition to the Benjamin Botwinick Prizes, Columbia Business School students are selected to receive the Benjamin Botwinick scholarships. Both The Botwinick Prizes and Scholarships help to reinforce Columbia Business School’s commitment to leadership and ethics through core courses, extracurricular programming, and research.
Past Recipients of the Botwinick Prize in Ethics include:
National Basketball Association
Chair, President, CEO
Former President, CEO
Founder, Former CEO
Trillium Asset Management
Russell Carson '67
Co-founder, General Partner
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Washington SyCip '43
Eugene Lang '40
REFAC Technology Development Corporation
Former President, CEO
Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc.