Plenary I: The Future of the MBA
Jagdish Sheth, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing, Emory University, Goizueta Business School
Prior to coming to Emory University, Dr. Jagdish Sheth was the Robert E. Brooker Professor of Marketing at the University of Southern California and the Walter H. Stellner Distinguished Professor of Marketing at the University of Illinois. He was also on the faculty of Columbia University and MIT. Also known as "Jag," Dr. Sheth has published more than 350 research papers and books in various areas of marketing, including consumer behavior, multivariate methods, competitive strategy, relationship marketing and more recently, marketing for emerging markets. Dr. Sheth is an American Psychological Association Fellow and past President of the Association for Consumer Research (ACR). He is also a Fellow of the American Marketing Association and the Academy of Marketing Science. Among his past and present accolades, Dr. Sheth was the recipient of the Viktor Mataja Medal from the Austrian Research Society in Vienna (1977) and the 1989 Outstanding Marketing Educator Award from the Academy of Marketing Science. In 1991 and again in 1999, Dr. Sheth was also recognized as the "Marketing Educator of the Year" by Sales and Marketing Executives International (SMEI). Dr. Sheth is the recipient of all top four academic awards bestowed by the American Marketing Association (AMA). These include the PD Converse Award for Marketing Theory (1998), Charles Coolidge Parlin Award for Marketing Research (2004), the Richard D. Irwin/McGraw Hill Marketing Educator Award (2004) and the William L. Wilkie "Marketing for a Better World” Award (2014). In 1996, he was elected to be the Distinguished Fellow of the Academy of Marketing Science. Subsequent honors include the Outstanding Leadership Award by the AMA Foundation in 2002 and the Global Innovation Award and Marion Creekmore Award, both from Emory University. Over the last 3 decades, Dr. Sheth has received more than 30 awards as a thought leader in marketing, consumer behavior and emerging markets.
Plenary II: Technological Disruption and Tomorrow’s Workforce
Ellen J. Glazerman, Executive Director, EY LLP
Ellen Glazerman is the Executive Director of the Ernst & Young Foundation, and the America’s Director of University Relations for Ernst & Young LLP. She supports a variety of initiatives within the firm’s Office of Public Policy. She joined Ernst & Young LLP in 1993 as the Director of the Ernst & Young Foundation. In 1996, Ellen assumed responsibility for the firm's campus recruiting efforts. Ellen then took responsibility for beginning the analysis of corporate giving throughout the U.S. until the firm formed its CR initiatives in 2003. Ellen is Past-Chair of the Forte Foundation Board of Directors, and is a board member for AACSB, the Leventhal School of Accounting, the Haas School of Business’ Center for Financial Reporting, the Tyra Banks’ T-Zone Foundation and the Gina Gibney Dance Company. She has written on fundraising and corporate philanthropy. Prior to Ernst & Young, Ellen spent nine years as a development officer. She earned her B.A. at Wesleyan University and her MBA at the University of Southern California.
Todd Taylor, Professor of Practice, Arizona State University
Todd Taylor is a Professor of Practice in the supply chain department of Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business. He is the founder of the ASU Blockchain Research Lab and co-founder of Aperio-a blockchain solution provider and incubator which is now part of Sweetbridge Inc. He is an expert in supply chain strategy and technology. Todd worked for Compaq, HP and IBM for over 25 years in multiple technology and operations functions. He also co-founded Ops Rules which is now part of Accenture Analytics.