2011 Archive

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Babson Alumni Green Forum

Sustainable Packaging: Green Trends Along the Supply Chain (March 2011)
Socially-conscious and green production are hot issues for today's manufacturers. Companies have many choices in deciding where to focus their green efforts, and as consumers increasingly demand green packaging - whether it's boxes, containers, tags, or packing materials - organizations must now combine strategy and innovation with on their sustainability efforts.

In this panel presentation, representatives from top consumer products companies discuss the strategies, challenges, and future of green packaging efforts.

Babson Alumni Technology Council (BATC)

Mobility Solutions: Is my Business Ready? (November 2011)
The Blackberry provided "everywhere" access to email.  Now, new generation mobile devices are bringing everywhere access to all our business tools.  In this session, two industry experts discuss the latest trends in mobility technology and security and share their experience transforming business models through mobility.

No Limits: Computers, Algorithms, and the Speed of Trading (April 2011)
With the advent of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and other modern investment vehicles, high frequency trading has taken a stronghold on the stock market. Computerized trading is now faster and cheaper than ever, contributing to massive trading volume on the major stock exchanges. A dynamic panel presentation shined the spotlight on the technology behind the trade.

How New Technology is Driving Growth in SMBs (March 2011)
Small to mid-size businesses (SMBs) face many challenges as they seek profitable growth. A group of industry experts offer a behind-the-scenes view of CRM (Sales & Marketing) and lead generation technologies and how they are being successfully leveraged in SMB organizations, the growth engines of this new economy.

Consulting Career Affinity Network

Seven for 2011: Issues for Success in our Decade (March 2011)
New levels of economic uncertainty demand consultants differentiate and assess value at new levels.  In this webinar, Professor Michael May, Distinguished Executive in Residence and Senior Lecturer in Management, and former Global Managing Partner of the Strategy Business for Accenture, leads a discussion on the imperatives for success.

Independent Consulting as a Career Choice (December 2011)
Are you an independent consultant?  Are you thinking about taking the plunge?  Many executives, employees and other professionals think that having their own “single shingle” consulting firm will provide the independence and income that they hope, while also providing a flexible, less corporate, life-style. But, few know what needs to be considered before setting up such a firm.

Consumer Products & Retail Career Affinity Network

Financial Services Career Affinity Network

No Limits: Computers, Algorithms, and the Speed of Trading (April 2011)
With the advent of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and other modern investment vehicles, high frequency trading has taken a stronghold on the stock market. Computerized trading is now faster and cheaper than ever, contributing to massive trading volume on the major stock exchanges. A dynamic panel presentation shined the spotlight on the technology behind the trade.

Real Estate Career Affinity Network

Where is the Real Estate Market Headed in 2012? (October 2011) 
Industry experts share their experiences, predictions, and insights on the residential and commercial real estate markets and the impact of the capital markets on real estate.  (Note:  There are some technical issues with the video images on this recording, but you can hear the audio)

.com? How has the Internet Changed the Residential Real Estate Landscape? (April 2011)
A group of distinguished panelists discuss how consumers are using technology for market knowledge, whether technology is leveling the playing field between buyers and sellers, the economic impact on the market by the use of technology, the changing role of the traditional RE agent, and future trends in using technology and social media.

Dubai After the High: What Happened and What's Next in Dubai (February 2011)
Real estate development in Dubai since the late 1990s has been a magnet for capital, imagination, speculation, and never-before-seen building projects. A global panel discussion addressed what happened during the rise, what the meltdown did to real estate development and the economy in today's Dubai, and what's next. The discussion also examined the financing, design, and construction of Dubai's "Palm Jumerirah" which has become a global icon of what was until recently Dubai's burgeoning economy.