10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. — THE PASSION TO ACTION SUMMIT: THE LAUNCH OF THE MIT LEADERSHIP CENTER
The MIT Leadership Center seeks to advance the extraordinary knowledge, perspectives, and experience that enable leaders to transform their passion into action and to take on the world's most formidable challenges. This half-day program highlights leadership development initiatives across the Institute and features MIT leaders who leverage their management, science, and engineering skills to improve the world.
This program is complimentary to all Convocation registrants. All events will take place in Wong Auditorium and the Tang Center (Building E51) and will precede the Convocation's opening reception.
THEORETICAL INSIGHTS. PRACTICAL METHODS.
Engage in stimulating presentations and thoughtful exchanges as MIT Sloan faculty members lead panel discussions with some of the top business minds of our time and distinguished keynote speakers share their insights and perspectives. Ask questions that confront the most pressing challenges in management, and enjoy lively conversation with these intellectual leaders. Then head back to the classroom with your favorite professors to explore topics such as customer strategy and high-tech entrepreneurship. Participate in riveting class dialogue as these distinguished MIT Sloan faculty members share their latest research and deliver informative lectures.
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Kresge Lobby, W16
6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), (Huntington Avenue entrance)
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Museum of Fine Arts (Huntington Avenue entrance)
Join fellow MIT Sloan alumni, faculty, and their guests in this distinctive setting for an evening of reconnecting and making new friends.
Buses will be available to and from the MFA and the recommended hotels and Kresge.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kresge Lobby, W16
7:00 - 7:45 a.m.
7:45 - 8:00 a.m.
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
MAKING GLOBALIZATION WORK FOR ALL
Panel Leader: Richard Locke, PhD '89 (PO), Alvin J. Siteman (1948) Professor of Management; Faculty Chair, MIT Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership.
This panel explores the efforts to promote globalization that is fair to all involved. In particular, we will discuss various initiatives aimed at promoting both corporate profitability and enhanced labor standards. Under what conditions do improved labor standards promote industrial upgrading, productivity and quality gains, and increased competitiveness? How effective are private and nongovernmental attempts to monitor business practices and codes of conduct? Through a discussion of real-world experiences, we will seek to address these issues.
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
LEADERSHIP IN AN AGE OF UNCERTAINTY
Panel Leader: Deborah G. Ancona, Seley Distinguished Professor of Management; Faculty Director, MIT Leadership Center.
Panel: James Parker, Former CEO, Southwest Airlines.
Barbara Stocking, Director General, Oxfam, Great Britain.
In a world of complex problems, a shifting political landscape, and demand for work across boundaries, leadership cannot be solely the responsibility of the CEO. This dialogue explores how for-profit and nonprofit leaders create the cultures and processes that motivate others to work interdependently and make a difference. The panelists will discuss their experience of guiding their organizations through turmoil and ambiguity, building individual, collective, and distributed leadership.
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
LUNCH, Kresge, W16
12:55 - 1:55 p.m.
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
THE FUTURE OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Panel Leader: Stewart C. Myers, Gordon Y. Billard (1924) Professor of Management.
Panel: Adam O. Emmerich, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
William F. Pounds, Professor Emeritus of Management; Dean Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management.
Most discussions of corporate governance still look back to the excesses of the 1990s and the meltdowns that followed. This panel will focus on the future of corporate governance, particularly as it affects the allocation of capital as well as the efficiency and international competitiveness of U.S. corporations.
3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
NEW INSIGHTS INTO TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Panel Leader: Edward B. Roberts, SB '58 (EE), SM '58 (EE), SM '60 (GM), PhD '62 (EC) David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology; Founder and Chair, MIT Entrepreneurship Center.
Panel: Frank Douglas, MD, Former Executive Vice President, and Chief Scientific Officer, Aventis Corporation; Professor of Practice, MIT.
Gerard M. Mooney, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Emerging Business Opportunities, IBM Corporation.
This panel addresses several critical issues that face companies large and small for whom technology is a key element of strategy. How should companies effectively operate their research, development, and commercialization on a global basis, access scarce technical resources, and get closer to major customer segments? How can large firms create new managerial processes to reinvent their own product lines and businesses and enable continuing growth? How can an entrepreneur build a major firm in a non-U.S. culture that depends upon partnerships with large Western firms for its own growth and success?
7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Join alumni from your program and their guests at one of these two premier Boston venues. MOT, Senior Executive, and MIT Sloan Fellows: Four Seasons Hotel
Enjoy this classic Boston venue with views of the historic Boston Common and Public Garden.
AMP, LFM, MBA, PhD, SB, SDM, and SM: The New Moakley Federal Courthouse
Enjoy the stunning view of Boston from this new waterfront venue.
Note: Security regulations require that each attendee must show two forms of identification, one with photo. All cell phones, cameras, and other electronic devices will need to be checked at the door and accessible as needed.
Buses will be available to and from the dinner locations and the recommended hotels and Kresge.
7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Kresge Lobby, W16
7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
8:00 - 8:40 a.m.
8:55 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
Back to the Classroom sessions offer you the opportunity to reconnect with MIT Sloan faculty and to learn about the latest developments in their fields of expertise. You will have the opportunity to select a faculty presentation for each of the three sessions. Sign-up sheets along with the faculty presentation schedule will be available all day on Friday and during breakfast only on Saturday.
Locations for all faculty presentations will be posted.
|8:55 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.||Session 1|
|10:10 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.||Session 2|
|11:25 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.||Session 3|
Currently Confirmed Faculty:
Thomas J. Allen, SM '63 (GM), PhD '66 (GM)
Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management;
Faculty Fellow; Codirector, Program on the
"The Dynamics of the Cambridge Bio-Tech Cluster"
Arnold I. Barnett, PhD '73 (MA)
George Eastman Professor of Management Science.
"Some Threats to Our Well-Being"
Rebecca M. Henderson, SB '81 (ME)
Eastman Kodak Leaders for Manufacturing Professor
"Standards and Strategy: Competing in Increasingly Open Worlds" — Download PowerPoint slides (zip file)
Stuart A. Madnick, SB '66 (EE), SM '69 (EE),
SM '69 (GM), EE '71 (EE), PhD '72 (EE)
John Norris Maguire (1960) Professor of Information Technology; Director, PROductivity from Information Technology (PROFIT); Codirector, Total Data Quality Management Program.
"RFID IT: Information Infrastructure Needed for Effective Utilization of RFID AutoID Technologies" — Download Powerpoint slides (zip file)
Edgar H. Schein, Professor of Management Emeritus;
"Culture and Leadership: Some Perspectives from a 45-Year Career at MIT Sloan"
Michael S. Scott Morton,
Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management.
"Corporate Strategy and Information Technology: Is There Really an Impact?"
John Van Maanen,
Erwin Schell Professor of Management.
"Organization Culture: Then and Now"
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.LUNCH
1:30 - 2:25 p.m.KEYNOTE ADDRESS: MORRIS CHANG
2:25 - 2:40 p.m.