What We're Talking About This year our steering committee focused largely on the synergies between humans and technology and what it means to use technology responsibly alongside contemplations about that
What We’re Talking About
This year our steering committee focused largely on the synergies between humans and technology and what it means to use technology responsibly alongside contemplations about that it meant for a business school to act responsibly as an agent for change in their communities and societies at large. Instead of viewing business schools and institutions as passive receivers of change among agents of disruption, we were urged instead to re-imagine business schools as agents of disruption themselves, as actors with power to influence, to shape, to change. What does this power look like to different types of business schools and what can we learn from schools who have had to leverage unconventional demographics, resources, market needs? What does it mean to redefine management education and development outside of its conventional norms?
The EFMD Global Network Americas Annual Conference has been designed for all those interested in management education and development. It brings together EFMD Global Network members, companies, educational institutions and other associations that have an interest in the Americas. This includes Deans, Deputy and Associate Deans, International Relations Directors, Programme Directors, Executive Education Directors and other Business School and Executive Development Professionals.
*ASCOLFA members can register as EFMD full members and take advantage of the exclusive EFMD full member rate.
*The optional EDAF session is open to everyone from a business school that is interested and free of charge. If you are not registering for the conference but want to register for the EDAF session, please contact Zulay Perez.
School of Management, Universidad de Los Andes
28 (Wednesday) 19:30 - 30 (Friday) 15:00 UTC-5
Los Andes University - Faculty of Management
Calle 21 1 – 20 Edificio SD Bogotá
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- November 28, 2018
18:15 Bus Transport to Welcome Dinner at Universidad de los Andes18:15 - 19:00Bus Transport to Welcome Dinner at Universidad de los Andes
19:00 Welcome Cocktail19:00 - 21:30Welcome Cocktail
21:30 Bus Transport to Hotels21:30 - 22:00Bus Transport to Hotels
- November 29, 2018
8:00 Bus transport8:00 - 8:40Bus transport to School of Management, Universidad de los Andes
8:40 Registration8:40 - 9:00Registration
9:00 Welcome9:00 - 9:15Welcome by the ChairpersonSpeakers: Eric Rodriguez
9:15 Embracing Disruption9:15 - 10:15How are business schools challenged to deal with new ways of learning? A reflection on the responsibility business schools have in a world of disruption.
10:15 Coffee break10:15 - 10:45Coffee break
10:45 Crunching the Numbers: Artificial Intelligence & Big Data10:45 - 12:00There are different uses for artificial intelligence and big data in the business school industry. Here are some approaches covering what is known, what some aims are, and what's uncertain in the time to come.
Panel moderated by Henrik TottermanSpeakers: Ana Paula Assis, Henrik Totterman, Miguel Molina-Cosculluela
12:00 Lunch12:00 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 Network Update & Ceremony13:30 - 14:00EFMD Global Network Update, EPAS Award Ceremony, and Insights from "Latin America: Management Education's Growth and Future Pathways"
EPAS Award Ceremony for IEEM Escuela de Negocios, Universidad de MontevideoSpeakers: Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz, Gabriela Alvarado
14:00 Staying With the Curve14:00 - 15:00What It Means to Run a Business School in a Tech Driven World
Panel of DeansSpeakers: Georgette Phillips, José Cláudio Securato
15:00 Coffee Break15:00 - 15:00Coffee Break
15:30 Serious Games: What is the Role of Business Schools in Society?15:30 - 17:00Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in an interactive session where they will discuss with their peers based on their assigned rules and roles on what the function of the business school is in development of their communities and in society at large.
17:00 Bus Transport to Hotels from Universidad de los Andes17:00 - 17:40Bus Transport to Hotels from Universidad de los Andes
19:30 Bus Transport to Gala Dinner from Hotels19:30 - 20:00Bus Transport to Gala Dinner from Hotels
20:00 Gala Dinner20:00 - 22:00Gala Dinner
22:00 Transport to Hotels22:00 - 22:30Transport to Hotels
- November 30, 2018
8:45 Bus Transport8:45 - 9:15Bus Transport to School of Management, Universidad de los Andes
9:30 Engaging with Recruitment and Corporate Learning/Development9:30 - 11:00Are the messages about the kind of employees companies want consistent? Is there a gap between what companies say they need when recruiting employees vs. what is needed from a corporate learning and development perspective? How is this managed in large and small companies? How can this inform the collaboration between business schools and corporate partners?
(panel)Speakers: Arturo Pagan
11:00 Coffee break11:00 - 11:30Coffee break
11:30 Town Hall on the Role of Business Schools in Society11:30 - 12:00Town Hall on the Role of Business Schools in Society
12:00 Impact of Politics on Business Schools12:00 - 12:30What is the Colombian context in regards to "country of origin branding" and how has that affected societal institutions, especially business and business schools, in the country in the past years and looking forward?Speakers: Maria Lorena Gutierrez
12:30 Concluding Remarks12:30 - 13:00Concluding Remarks and Presentation of Next Year's Venue by the ChairpersonSpeakers: Eric Rodriguez
13:00 Lunch13:00 - 14:30Lunch
14:30 Introduction to the EFMD Network and EDAF14:30 - 16:00Helping Business Schools on Their Way to Improvement
Get an overview of what is happening currently at EFMD and a deeper look at our service EDAF, EFMD Deans Across Frontiers, a mentoring service that helps schools on their way to improvement. *This session is open to the public, free to attend by business school professionals regardless of conference attendance.Speakers: Alfons Sauquet
Speakers for this event
Associate Director Quality Services, EFMD
Associate Director Quality Services, EFMD
Ana Paula Assis
General Manager for IBM Latin America, BRA
Deputy Director, Division for Human Resources, UNFPA, USA
Dean, School of Management, Universidad de los Andes, COL
Associate Director, EFMD Global Network Americas, USA
Associate Dean, ITAM Business School, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, MEX
Dean, College of Business and Economics, Lehigh University, USA
Dean, Accreditations–North America, Hult International Business School, USA
José Cláudio Securato
CEO, Saint Paul Escola de Negócios, BRA
Maria Lorena Gutierrez
Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia, COL
Founder and Managing Partner, Analytikus, USA