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  • Dean’s Innovative Leader Series

    The Dean's Innovative Leader Series is the premier executive speaker series at MIT Sloan. The series brings influential leaders to campus to share with students lessons learned from their experiences leading some of the world's most significant and innovative organizations. Join us as we welcome the following speakers to campus for the Dean’s Innovative Leader Series.
  • Spring Speakers Have Not Been Scheduled
    Speaking Program begins at 12:00 p.m. (noon).
    *Boxed lunch available first-come, first-serve.

    Alan Mulally, SF '82
    Retired President & CEO, Ford Motor Company; Former Executive VP, The Boeing Company; Former President & CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
    November 17, 2015
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    Stuart Levenick, SF '95
    Retired Group President, Caterpillar Inc.
    November 4, 2015
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    Kip Tindell
    Chairman and CEO, The Container Store Group, Inc.
    May 11, 2015
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    Honorable Deval L. Patrick
    Former Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Visiting Innovation Fellow at the MIT Innovation Initiative
    May 8, 2015
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    Jack & Suzy Welch
    Former Chairman and CEO, General Electric
    Former Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Business Review
    Co-Authors, The Real-Life MBA
    April 22, 2015
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    Laurent Lamothe
    Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Haiti
    April 13, 2015
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    Brian Halligan, SF '05
    CEO & Founder, HubSpot
    April 2, 2015
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    Paul Anderson
    Former CEO and Chairman, BHP Billiton; Former CEO and Chairman, Duke Energy
    March 2, 2015
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    Adriane Brown, SF '91
    President & COO, Intellectual Ventures
    November 17, 2014
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    Brad Feld, SB '87, SM '88 & Charlie Feld
    Fireside Chat: The Calloway Way
    October 29, 2014
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    Susan Hockfield
    President Emerita and Professor of Neuroscience, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
    October 2, 2014
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    Carl Bass
    President & CEO, Autodesk, Inc.
    April 2, 2014
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    Steve Rusckowski, SM ’84
    President & CEO, Quest Diagnostics
    March 6, 2014
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    Mostafa Terrab SM ’82 & PhD ’90
    CEO, OCP
    February 10, 2014
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    Severin Schwan
    CEO, Roche
    November 19, 2013
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    Ann Fudge
    Former CEO, Young and Rubicam
    November 13, 2013
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    Tom Siebel
    CEO, C3 Energy
    Octeober 11, 2013
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    Carlos Brito
    CEO, Anheuser Busch InBev
    September 19, 2013
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    John Krafcik, SM ’88
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Hyundai Motor America
    April 29, 2013
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    Brian Mullaney
    Co-founder & CEO, WonderWork; Co-founder & former CEO, Smile Train
    April 12, 2013
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    Ilene Gordon, SB ’75, SM ’76
    Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Ingredion, Inc.
    March 7, 2013
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    Robin Chase, SM '86
    Founder and CEO, Buzzcar
    November 19, 2012
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    Joseph "Jay" Hooley
    Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer State Street Corporation
    November 1, 2012
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    Kevin Kennedy
    President and CEO, Avaya
    September 27, 2012
    Article Recap
    Güler Sabancı
    Chairman and Managing Director, Sabancı Holding
    May 4, 2012
    Article Recap

    Dominic Barton
    Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company
    March 1, 2012

    Marjorie Yang, SB ’74
    Chairman, Esquel Group
    November 29, 2011

    Eric E. Schmidt
    Executive Chairman, Google
    November 15, 2011
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    Article Recap

    Gary Hirshberg
    Chairman, President, and CE-Yo, Stonyfield Farm
    September 28, 2011
    Article Recap

    Ellen J. Kullman
    Chair of the Board & Chief Executive Officer, Dupont
    September 26, 2011

    Roger Agnelli
    Former CEO, Vale
    September 14, 2011
    Article Recap
    Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger
    Pilot, US Airways (ret.)
    April 28, 2011

    Jack Welch
    Founder, Jack Welch Management Institute
    April 26, 2011
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    Ursula M. Burns
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Xerox Corporation
    March 3, 2011
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    Article Recap

    Ellyn McColgan
    Director, Primerica, Inc., and Executive Advisor, Aquiline-LLC
    February 24, 2011
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    Orit Gadiesh
    Chairman, Bain & Company
    February 14, 2011

    Dan Akerson
    CEO, General Motors
    February 10, 2011
    Article Recap

    José María Aznar
    Former Prime Minister, Spain
    December 6, 2010
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    Tom Glocer
    CEO, Thomson Reuters
    September 23, 2010
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    John W. Henry
    Chairman, John W. Henry & Co., Inc.; Principal Owner, Boston Red Sox
    May 3, 2010

    Bill Porter SF ‘67
    Co-Founder & Chairman Emeritus, E*TRADE Financial Corporation
    April 28, 2010
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    Raymond Offenheiser
    President, Oxfam America
    April 21, 2010
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    Edmund F. (Ted) Kelly, PhD ‘70
    Chairman, President & CEO, Liberty Mutual
    March 31, 2010

    Paul Sagan
    President & CEO, Akamai
    February 18, 2010

    Jeffrey Hollender
    Co-founder & Executive Chair, Seventh Generation
    November 17, 2009

    S.D. Shibulal
    Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Infosys Technologies, Ltd.
    October 27, 2009

    Lawrence K. Fish
    Former Chairman and CEO, Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
    September 24, 2009 

    Linda A. Mason
    Chair, Mercy Corps; Chairman and Co-Founder, Bright Horizons Family Solutions
    May 7, 2009

    Martin D. Madaus, PhD
    Chairman of the Board, President, CEO, Millipore Corporation
    April 9, 2009

    Robert A. (Bob) McDonald
    Chief Operating Officer, Procter & Gamble
    March 3, 2009

    Emmanuel P. Maceda, SM ’89
    Chairman, Asia Pacific Region, Bain & Company
    February 18, 2009

    Terri Kelly
    President & CEO, W.L. Gore & Associates

    Bob Malone, SF ’89
    Chairman & President, BP America
    October 28, 2008

    Ann S. Moore
    Chairman & CEO, Time
    October 15, 2008

    Ronald A. Williams, SF ’84
    Chairman and CEO, Aetna
    October 9, 2008
    Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
    Retired Chairman and CEO, IBM
    March 13, 2008

    Rafael del Pino, SM ’86
    Executive Chairman, Grupo Ferrovial, S.A.
    February 28, 2008

    Ellen J. Kullman
    Executive Vice President, DuPont
    February 13, 2008

    Jim Yong Kim, MD, PhD
    Co-Founder, Partners in Health
    Professor, Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School
    Chief, Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities, Brigham and Women's Hospital
    November 19, 2007

    Bruce Gordon, SF '88
    Former President & CEO, NAACP
    October 17, 2007
    Peter A. Wuffli
    Group Chief Executive Officer, UBS AG
    April 24, 2007

    Jack Welch
    Former CEO, General Electric
    April 12, 2007

    George David
    Chairman and CEO, United Technologies Corporation
    February 22, 2007

    Mike Lazaridis
    President and Co-CEO, Research in Motion
    February 8, 2007

    Anne Mulcahy
    Chairman and CEO, Xerox
    November 9, 2006

    Dan Hesse, SF ’89
    CEO, Embarq Corporation
    November 2, 2006

    Carly Fiorina, SF ’89
    Former President and CEO, Hewlett-Packard
    October 18, 2006

    G. Richard Wagoner, Jr.
    CEO, GM
    October 11, 2006

    Daniel Vasella
    Chairman and CEO, Novartis
    September 13, 2006

    Lord John Browne
    CEO, BP
    May 2, 2006

    Timothy Brown
    March 16, 2006

    Marilyn Carlson Nelson
    CEO, Carlson Companies
    March 9, 2006

    Indra Nooyi
    President & CFO, PepsiCo, Inc.
    February 28, 2006

    Michael Kaiser, SM ’77
    President, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    November 3, 2005

    Peter Diamandis
    Chairman and CEO, X PRIZE Foundation
    October 27, 2005

    Steve Ballmer
    Chief Executive Office, Microsoft
    October 21, 2005

    Lawrence K. Fish
    Chairman, President & CEO, Citizens Financial Group
    October 19, 2005

    Ricardo Semler

    President, Semco
    September 22, 2005

    Jack Welch
    Former Chairman and CEO, GE
    April 12, 2005

    Sallie Krawcheck
    CFO, Citigroup
    March 16, 2005

    Gary Cowger
    President, General Motors North American
    March 9, 2005

    Orit Gadiesh
    Chairman of the Board, Bain & Co.
    December 8, 2004

    John Reed, SM ’65
    Chairman, NYSE
    November 15, 2004