MCNY School for Business MBA Conference2022-06-24T17:07:28-04:00

MCNY School for Business Presents:

Global Threats and Opportunities During and After COVID-19

Global Leaders will share their personal and corporate experiences on the post-pandemic challenges and opportunities facing the business world across various industries in 2022 and the future.

Conference Registration Required in Advance

MBA Virtual International Study Experience – July 7 & 8, 2022 

The two-day hybrid international MBA field study conference gives MBA students intense exposure to the global business environment, focusing on post-pandemic business challenges and opportunities. The conference, hosted by the MCNY School for Business, is open to all MBA students and alumni. This event will include morning virtual international speaker sessions followed by afternoon local corporate site visits. The two-day conference will conclude with an in-person dinner reception at Manhattan Commons, located on the first floor of the MCNY Manhattan Campus at 60 West Street.

Conference Agenda
Global Threats and Opportunities During and After COVID-19

Thursday, July 7, 2022 

9.30 am Opening of the conference:
Associate: Dean David Hahn

9.35 am Welcome Remarks:
President Joanne Passaro

9.45 am   Welcome Remarks:
Vice President Humphrey Crookendale

9.50 am Welcome Remarks:
Associate Dean Radhika Jha
 

10.00 am Presentation 1:
Dr. Michael J Davies, CEO, Carocell Bio Inc, London, UK    
 

11.00 am Presentation 2:
Mr. Satya Sahu, Sr Trade Specialist, World Bank, New York, USA
           

12.00 pm Keynote:
Dr. Sam Kingston, CEO, Mobica, Poland
 

12.30 pm Virtual Conference Conclusion:
Associate Dean Radhika Jha
 

Day 1 – Virtual Conference Concludes   

3.00 pm Business Site In-person Visit 1:
Bloomberg Headquarters, NYC

Friday July 8, 2022    

9.45 am Day 2 – Opening:
Associate Dean David Hahn
       

10.00 am Presentation 1:
Ms. Shilpa Ajwani, CEO – Unomantra, India    
    

11.00 am Presentation 2:
Mr. Udo Becker, MD – Hill + Knowlton Strategies, Frankfurt, Germany
 

12.00 pm – 1.00 pm Break               

1.00 pm Presentation 3:
Mr. Tim Bisley, CEO Lloyd’s Register, UK
             

6.00 pm Day -2 Virtual Conference Concludes

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Sam Kingston
CEO and Founder, Mobica
Poland

Dr. Sam Kingston, CEO of Mobica has held board-level positions for several global IT organizations and is a visiting professor for the School for Business at the Metropolitan College of New York. Dr. Kingston is responsible for shaping the direction Mobica and ensuring that the company can continue to provide expertise across established and emerging technologies. Sam believes in being adventurous, never thinking in straight lines and in the power of politeness and cooperation.

Speakers and Presenters

Ms. Shilpa Ajwani
CEO, Unomantra
Delhi, India

Shilpa Ajwani is the Chief Executive Officer of Unomantra, a business consultancy firm specializing in business growth. Shilpa is a business leader with over two decades of strategic leadership experience at the world’s leading Direct Selling Companies. Prior to Unomantra, she was a director at Tupperware, India where she was instrumental in transformational efforts to further the Company’s mission of the empowerment of women, workplace diversity and ecological sustainability. She is an inclusive leader who has helped to advance the cultivation of confidence amongst women in India in order to enable personal and professional growth. Her experience has been enriched with deep consumer insights across diverse geographies. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Economics with a focus on International Marketing and Business from Lady Shri Ram College, The University of Delhi where she was also part of the Strategic Leadership Program at Ashridge Business School, United Kingdom.

Mr. Satyaprasad Sahu
Sr. Trade Specialist, World Bank
Washington, DC

Satya Prasad Sahu (“SP” to colleagues) works with the World Bank in Washington, DC in the area of trade, connectivity and regional integration. He is involved in various projects concerning trade facilitation, trade logistics, port automation, border management, and Customs modernization. Before World Bank, he worked for the government of India with the Customs Services as well as the World Customs Organization (WCO). Throughout his career, he has focused on policy matters in customs and border management. He is considered a leader in the study of all aspects of international trade including transport data standards and Information & Communication Technologies (ICT). He has extensive knowledge of data reporting standards on global cargo and passenger reporting. Mr. Sahu holds master’s degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration from the University of Delhi.

Mr. Tim Bisley
CEO. Lloyd’s Register
London, UK

Tim Bisley is Senior Vice President of Software at Lloyd’s Register. He joined LR to further develop its digital and software operations. A passionate technologist, Bisley has held senior leadership positions at some of the fastest-growing software firms and global technology giants. These include Mercury Interactive, CA Technologies, McAfee and SOASTA to name but a few. At LR, Bisley is responsible for the commercial operations of the Digital Products business and manages a team focused on delivering digital solutions that live up to LR’s ethos and the expectations and aspirations of its customers.

Dr. Michael J Davies
CEO, Carocell Bio, Inc.
London, UK

Dr. Michael J Davies, CEO and Founder of Carocell Bio Inc., has over 25 years of global executive leadership experience in pharmaceutical drug development at companies including Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Shire. He has also overseen the development of early-stage Biotech companies and helped propel therapeutic products from ideation to commercialization. Dr. Davies founded Carocell Bio in 2019 to develop a novel mechanism to reduce the over-activation of the intracellular inflammatory cascade and release of the inflammatory mediators with the goal to reduce postoperative scar formation and treatment of conditions such as dry eye disease, scarring, atopic dermatitis (AD)/eczema, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Dr. Davies has raised over twenty million in investments to facilitate the growth of various companies prior to the formation of Carocell Bio.

Mr. Udo Becker, MD
Hill + Knowlton Strategies
Frankfurt, Germany

Udo Becker is head of the Corporate Reputation unit and leads the energy practice and crisis services at Hill+Knowlton Strategies in Germany. He specializes in transnational stakeholder programs, corporate reputation, financial, crisis and internal communications, executive coaching and media training. Prior to Hill+Knowlton Strategies, he worked for Heyde AG, a publicly listed IT-Services company, as Head of Corporate Communications. He has also led the European Corporate/Technology practice of Edelman Public Relations in Frankfurt and has consulted European Central Bank, Clariant, Fortum, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Shell, IKEA, Ford, Statkraft and the Compass Group to name a few. Fresh out of college, he worked for Measurex Corporation where he held various management positions in sales and marketing which included time in the U.S. at their headquarters in Cupertino, California, managing the company’s global OEM program and B2B communications. Udo has a BSEE of the University of Osnabrueck. He is an active soccer referee and holds a number of honorary functions at the Football Association of Hesse, Germany.

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