2010 Archive

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Babson Alumni Green Forum

Maximizing Commercial Real Estate Value with Renewable Energy (October 2010)
An ever-increasing number of companies are investing in renewable energy technologies, often resulting in increased market valuation, availability of new, lower cost energy sources to support company growth, reduced risk against rising utility rates, and corporate sustainability goal achievement.  This panel presentation focuses on how renewable energy projects can increase the viability of real estate development projects and enhance the value of commercial properties.
Podcast (1 hour, 20 minutes)
Presentation Slides (1.36MB PDF)

Babson Alumni Technology Council (BATC)

Has Information Technology Killed Privacy? So what? (December 2010)
A group of industry experts discuss the impact of information technology on your privacy and sensitive organizational information is undeniable. 
Podcast (1 hour 30 minutes)

Cloud Computing for the Start Up, Small and Medium Sized Business: Is it for you? (October 2010)
The potential benefits of cloud computing to the small and medium sized business are compelling: access to new markets, the ability to compete with larger counterparts, lower capital spending, improved efficiency. A panel of experts discuss strategies for leveraging cloud computing and related considerations.
Podcast (1 hour, 20 minutes)

Venturing in a Reset Economy (February 2010)
A group of panelists share insights about how a new world economy is impacting new technology ventures and associated investments.
Podcast (1 hour, 13 minutes)

Consumer Products and Retail Career Affinity Network

A Legacy in Dedham? A Closer Look at Life Style Shopping Centers (November 2010)
This panel discussion takes a closer look at Metro Boston's newest open-air dining, shopping and entertainment destination—Legacy Place, and how it has re-shaped Dedham, Massachusetts. The presentation explores different facets of the Center, including the planning, design development, and financing.
Podcast (1 hour, 30 minutes)

The Real Story Behind a Best-Selling Brand (October 2010)
Whether you are designing your first prototype, or marketing an established, diverse line of products,  monitoring and managing the effectiveness of your brand is key in order to survive in this ever increasingly competitive marketplace. This panel discussion addresses effective strategies for building, maintaining, and sustaining a strong brand image at different stages of a product's lifecycle.
Podcast (1 hour, 27 minutes)

Innovation in Brand Marketing: The LEGO Experience (March 2010)
This keynote presentation focuses on the transition of LEGO since 2003, and how it became a company that invests smartly, focuses on their core business, practices operational excellence, and is experimenting with new marketing trends to significantly improve its consumer perceptions and business in the U.S. market. 
Podcast (1 hour, 30 minutes)

Financial Services Career Affinity Network

The European Debt Crisis and its Impact on the Global Economy (October 2010)
Babson faculty address how the financial crisis in Europe has impacted labor markets, housing markets, export-import activity, and financial markets across Europe, and share some of the ideas that have been proposed to address these issues.
Podcast (1 hour, 22 minutes)

Real Estate Career Affinity Network

A Legacy in Dedham? A Closer Look at Life Style Shopping Centers (November 2010)
This panel discussion takes a closer look at Metro Boston's newest open-air dining, shopping and entertainment destination—Legacy Place, and how it has re-shaped Dedham, Massachusetts. The presentation explores different facets of the Center, including the planning, design development, and financing.
Podcast (1 hour, 30 minutes)

Maximizing Commercial Real Estate Value with Renewable Energy (October 2010)
An ever-increasing number of companies are investing in renewable energy technologies, often resulting in increased market valuation, availability of new, lower cost energy sources to support company growth, reduced risk against rising utility rates, and corporate sustainability goal achievement.  This panel presentation focuses on how renewable energy projects can increase the viability of real estate development projects and enhance the value of commercial properties. 
Podcast (1 hour, 20 minutes)
Presentation Slides (1.36MB PDF)