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Tuesday, July 31st 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Entrepreneurship in a Corporate Setting (“Intrapreneurship”)
This session on Intrapreneurship will be devoted to entrepreneurship in the corporate setting. The professor will use the Socratic method of teaching, which means that the session will be quite interactive. Discussions will answer the questions: what is an entrepreneur? How is it different from an intrapreneur? What are the Intrapreneurship models?
Tuesday, July 31st 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Persuasion and Influence
Effective managers achieve goals by winning the cooperation of others. How do you get people motivated about the things you want to do? We will discuss psychological tools to persuade others. Topics include techniques for motivating and influencing others, getting out of impasse situations, getting commitment from others, and building commitments. This session will help you develop your own influence style and understand how to get people to come your way.
Corporate Innovation and New Ventures
The session will focus on innovation within business entities, from the typical technology and product innovation programs, to broader, process, marketing and other forms of innovation. He will address innovation as a holistic strategic management imperative not limited to Research & Development or New Product Development. While the session will provide a theoretical foundation, the focus will be on real world issues and systems.
2012 Executive Summit Agenda
July 30 – August 1, 2012
|Monday, July 30|
|12:00 pm – 7:00 pm||Registration||Wright Bar|
|5:00 pm – 6:30 pm||General Session||Grand Ballroom|
|6:30 pm – 8:30 pm||On-Site Welcome Reception||Aztec Room|
|Tuesday, July 31|
|6:00 am – 7:00 am||Yoga|
|7:00 am – 5:00 pm||Registration||Grand Ballroom Foyer|
|7:00 am – 8:00 am||Breakfast||Arizona Biltmore Ballroom|
|8:00 am – 9:00 am||General Session / Dov Seidman||Grand Ballroom|
|9:00 am – 9:15 am||Refreshment Break||Squaw Peak Lawn|
|9:15 am – 10:30 am||Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting / Steven Rogers||Grand Ballroom|
|10:30 am – 10:45 am||Morning Break|
|10:45 am – 12:30 pm||Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting (continued) / Steven Rogers||Grand Ballroom|
|12:30 pm – 2:00 pm||Lunch||Arizona Biltmore Ballroom|
|2:00 pm – 3:30 pm||Persuasion and Influence / Tanya Menon||Grand Ballroom|
|3:30 pm – 4:00 pm||Afternoon Break|
|4:00 pm – 5:00 pm||Persuasion and Influence (continued) / Tanya Menon||Grand Ballroom|
|5:00 pm – 5:15 pm||Closing Remarks||Grand Ballroom|
|5:15 pm – 6:30 pm||Free Time|
|6:30 pm – 9:30 pm||Networking Dinner||Gold Room|
|Wednesday, August 1|
|6:00 am – 7:00 am||Yoga|
|7:00 am – 8:00 am||Breakfast||Arizona Biltmore Ballroom|
|8:00 am – 9:00 am||General Session / Dev Patnaik||Grand Ballroom|
|9:00 am – 9:15 am||Refreshment Break||Squaw Peak Lawn|
|9:15 am – 10:30 am||Corporate Innovation and New Ventures / Robert C. Wolcott||Grand Ballroom|
|10:30 am – 10:45 am||Morning Break|
|10:45 am – 12:30 pm||Corporate Innovation and New Ventures (continued) / Robert C. Wolcott||Grand Ballroom|
|12:30 pm – 12:45 pm||Closing Remarks||Grand Ballroom|
|12:45 pm – 2:00 pm||Lunch (available to go)||Arizona Biltmore Ballroom|
2012 Executive Summit Sponsors
Women’s Foodservice Forum is pleased to host the 2012 Executive Summit at the Arizona Biltmore.
To reserve your accommodations at the Executive Summit rate of $139 per night for single and double occupancy, please call group reservations at 1-800-950-0086. Please be sure to reference Women’s Foodservice Forum or provide code WFOOD. Reservations can also be conveniently made online through WFF’s hotel link.
WFF has a limited number of rooms available at the special $139 nightly rate that will be provided on a first come, first served basis. This special rate will expire on July 6th or once the room block is filled. Reservations made after July 6th will be at the prevailing hotel rate.
If you have any questions in regards to your accommodations, please contact Caroline Wolters at 972.770.9104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The concierge at the Arizona Biltmore can assist you with any special requests. They are skilled in booking dining reservations, transportation requests and spa appointments. If you are in need of any other special requests please feel free to make the Biltmore aware during the time you are setting up your reservations. The Biltmore is offering a 10% discount on all spa services for Summit attendees. The Biltmore is also offering high speed internet, access to the Biltmore Fashion Park Shuttle, use of 18 hole putting course, complimentary self-parking, daily newspaper, local and long distance calls access. After making your hotel reservation, contact the concierge to fulfill your request.
Reminder: If you are using a debit card as opposed to a credit card, there will be a hold put on the account of room and tax plus $100 per day (less any deposit) for incidentals upon check-in.
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2012 Executive Summit Keynote Speakers
CEO of Jump Associates
Dev Patnaik is the CEO of Jump Associates, a hybrid strategy firm focused on growth. Together with his teammates, Dev works with companies to create new businesses and reinvent existing ones. Jump has helped organizations define profitable growth platforms in highly ambiguous spaces, and built the systems, processes and metrics to make these platforms a reality. In recent years, Jump has become particularly well-known for its pioneering culture, and was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best places to work in America.
Dev is a trusted advisor to senior executives at many of America’s most admired companies, including GE, Target and Hewlett-Packard. A frequent speaker at business forums, Dev was featured as a guest on the CNBC series, “The Business of Innovation.” His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including BusinessWeek, CNN, Fast Company and Forbes.
Dev is the author of the book Wired to Care: how companies prosper when they create widespread empathy. It was named one of the best books of the year by both Fast Company and Business Week. Noted author Malcolm Gladwell called Wired to Care “just what we need for the lean years ahead.”
When he’s not working at Jump, Dev is an adjunct professor at Stanford University, where he teaches a course called Needfinding. In the class, students draw upon methods from anthropology, design and business strategy to discover insights about ordinary people and create new products and services.
Dev lives with his wife and family in San Mateo, California. And while he finds himself to be most often in other time zones, his watch is always set to Pacific Standard Time.
Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LRN
Named one of the “Top 60 Global Thinkers of the Last Decade” by The Economic Times, “the hottest advisor on the corporate virtue circuit” by Fortune Magazine and a “Game Changer” by Time Magazine, CEO, author and thought leader Dov Seidman has built a career, and pioneered an industry, around the idea that the most principled businesses are the most profitable and sustainable.
Seventeen years ago, Dov founded LRN with a powerful vision that the world would be a better place if more people did the right thing. From that basic notion, he has grown a successful business that has helped to shape the ways millions of employees, managers and leaders behave and interact all over the globe. LRN helps more than 500 leading companies worldwide develop ethical corporate cultures and inspire principled performance in business.
Dov maintains that in today’s connected and transparent world, people and organizations stand to gain by dedicating new thought and energy to how they do what they do. That's the inspiration behind his award-winning book, “HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything.” Now updated and expanded, HOW includes a new foreword from President Bill Clinton and a new preface from Dov Seidman on why how we behave, lead, govern, operate, consume, engender trust in our relationships, and relate to others matters more than ever and in ways it never has before. Since 2007, HOW has been published in the U.S., U.K., Germany, China, Korea, Brazil, France, India and will soon be published in Israel.
The HOW philosophy is prominently featured as one of the nine rules for companies to embrace in Thomas L. Friedman’s seminal book, “The World is Flat.” In Friedman’s “Hot, Flat and Crowded,” Dov explains how to lead a green revolution by adopting the HOW philosophy to outbehave and outgreen the competition. Friedman’s latest work, “That Used to Be Us,” suggests the sustainability and success of our institutions, countries and world lies in HOW.
In 2011, Dov was named to the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Values in Decision-making, and his company is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Community of Global Growth Companies. Dov was also named one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America in 2010 and 2011.
Dov is frequently invited to speak at leading industry events, and to senior corporate managers and boards of directors. Recent presentations include The Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, The World Economic Forum, The World Business Forum, 92nd Street Y, The National Press Club and The Aspen Ideas Festival. He has also been the keynote speaker at University of California Los Angeles’s annual commencement, and has received an honorary doctorate from Hebrew Union College.
Dov’s views on business behavior, success and corporate culture have been quoted in hundreds of media, including an in-depth profile in FORTUNE Magazine and in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, Charlie Rose and ABC’s Good Morning America. Each month, Dov shares his views on human behavior as the ultimate source of competitive advantage in a monthly column for Forbes.
Dov testified in 2004 before the U.S. Sentencing Commission arguing that corporations must move from a check-the-box, compliance-only approach to instead focus on fostering ethical cultures and behaviors. His proposals were adopted and today are the very standards by which companies, cultures and programs are judged.
Led by a lifelong pursuit and passion for ethical leadership, he and his company LRN became the exclusive corporate sponsors of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Prize in Ethics in 2008, as the institution was in its 20th year of celebrating ethical decision making among America’s youth.
Dov earned simultaneous bachelor’s and master’s degrees, summa cum laude, in philosophy from UCLA. He later earned a B.A. with honors in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University. He graduated with honors from Harvard Law School. He, his wife Maria and their son live in New York City.
2012 Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management Faculty
Visiting Associate Professor
Tanya Menon is visiting Associate Professor at Kellogg School of Management. She studies how national culture affects people's everyday assumptions and their patterns of decision making. She also studies how organizational cultures affect learning. This research examines how managers respond to new ideas, and particularly why they sometimes value knowledge from insiders, competitors, and consultants differently. Her articles have appeared in Organization Science, Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, Harvard Business Review, Personality and Social Psychology Review, Management Science, and Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes among others. Her research has been featured in various media outlets including the The Economist Intelligence Unit, The Times of London (UK), The Guardian (UK), The Times of India, Singapore’s Straits Times,.Fem Business (Netherlands), and De Standaard (Belguim). She is currently completing a book that features this research (under contract, Harvard Business Review Press).
As Associate Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Menon was the winner of the 2006 Faculty Excellence Award for exceptional commitment to teaching as voted by students in the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA programs, and the 2007 Phoenix Award, voted by the class of 2007 for enriching the experience of students inside and outside the classroom.
She has conducted executive programs all over the world, including the US Intelligence Community, Discover Financial Services, Citibank (India), Tetrapak (Italy), Aetna, CareerBuilder.com, National Starch, Baker-Tilly, and the Environmental Protection Agency. She has been a keynote speaker at organizations including American Bar Association Chief Bar Executives, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and the Deloitte Women’s group.
Menon earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Harvard University in 1995. Her advisor Chris Winship encouraged her to pursue a career in research, and she studied college-educated African Americans who worked in inner-city communities under his direction. This research received the Thomas Templeton Hoopes Prize as one of the best senior theses at Harvard. Menon earned a PhD in organizational behavior in 2000 from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She was also the recipient of an American Marshall Memorial Fellowship, a Kauffman Foundation Grant for research on Entrepreneurship, a Stanford Center for Conflict and Negotiation Fellowship, and was selected as one of Chicago’s emerging leaders by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Prior to graduate school, Menon was a research assistant in INCAE Business School in Costa Rica and an intern in Morgan Stanley's London office.
Gordon and Llura Gund Family Professor of Entrepreneurship
Clinical Professor of Management & Finance
Steven Rogers is the Gordon and Llura Gund Family Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship. Professor Rogers teaches Entrepreneurial Finance at Kellogg and is the former Director of the Larry and Carol Levy Institute for Entrepreneurial Practice. Before joining the Kellogg Faculty, he owned and operated two manufacturing firms and one retail operation. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Professor Rogers worked at Bain and Company Consulting firm, Cummins Engine Company and UNC Ventures, a venture capital firm.
Professor Rogers has been named to the Faculty Honor Roll in every quarter he has taught at Kellogg. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the 1996 and 2005 Lawrence G. Lavengood Outstanding Professor of the Year. He was the first of two professor, in Kellogg's history to have received this award more than once. In 1996, BusinessWeek named him one of the top 12 entrepreneurship professors at graduate business schools in the U.S. In 1997, BusinessWeek named him one of 14 “New Stars of Finance.” In 1998, he was selected as Entrepreneur Of The Year ® (supporter category) by Ernst & Young.
In addition to the regular MBA program, Professor Rogers teaches in many Kellogg executive programs in the U.S., Toronto and Hong Kong, including the Northwestern University PhD program. He has received the Outstanding Professor Award for the Executive Program 26 times.
Professor Rogers currently serves on the Advisory Board of Private Equity firm OCA Ventures. He also serves on the Board of Directors of SC Johnson Wax, W.S. Darley & Company, SuperValu (NYSE) and Oakmark Mutual Funds. He is a member of JP Morgan Chase's Capital Investment Committee. His non-profit work includes board membership for The A Better Chance Program and Urban Prep High School. Professor Rogers is also a former Trustee of Williams College and a former member of the Harvard Business School Visiting Committee.
In 2000, he received the “Bicentennial Medal for Distinguished Achievement” by an alum from Williams College. In 2005, he received the “Bert King Award for Service” from the African American Student Union of Harvard Business School. "In 2006, he was selected as one of the "100 Men Impacting Supplier Diversity." In 2007, he was inducted into his alma mater, Radnor High School's, Hall of Fame. In 2008 he was inducted into the Minority Business Hall of Fame. Governor Pat Quinn appointed him to be a trustee of the Illinois State Universities Retirement System Pension Board in 2009. In 2009 Ebony Magazine named him one of the top 150 influential people in America. In 2011, he joined Chicago Mayor Emmanuel’s Supplier Diversity Task Force.
He has been often quoted in many publications, including Black Enterprise, Crain's Business Journal, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Fortune, Monarch and BusinessWeek, NPR and the Tom Joyner Show. In 2002 Professor Rogers published his first book, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Finance and Business. The Second edition was published in 2008.
He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College. He has also completed 5 Triathlons.
Areas of Expertise
Entrepreneurship (Includes: Small Business Management)
Minority Business Issues
Small Business Management (Includes: Entrepreneurship)
Venture Capital and Private Equity
Robert C. Wolcott, Ph.D
Founder & Executive Director, Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN)
Senior Lecturer, Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Center for Research in Technology & Innovation (CRTI)
Clareo Partners LLC
Robert C. Wolcott is Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) and a member of the faculty of the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He teaches corporate innovation and entrepreneurship for Kellogg in Evanston, Miami and Hong Kong (with HKUST), and is formerly a visiting professor at the Keio Business School (Japan). He also serves on the advisory boards of Nordic Innovation for the Nordic Council, Oslo, Norway, and GE’s Innovation Accelerator.
His book with Dr. Michael Lippitz, Grow From Within: Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation (McGraw-Hill, 2010) shares a decade of research regarding the emerging approaches companies use to take innovation from idea to market at scale and has been published in Chinese and Japanese. Wolcott’s work has appeared in MIT Sloan Management Review, The Wall Street Journal, Advertising Age, Business Week, The Financial Times (European Edition), The New York Times and numerous overseas publications. He is a frequent speaker at events worldwide.
In 2003, Wolcott founded the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN), a network of senior executives dedicated to driving sustainable innovation. The KIN’s annual summit, KIN Global, takes place in late Spring and includes leaders from around the world from business, government, academia, non-profits and the arts who collaborate around issues of significance for their organizations and for humanity. www.kinglobal.org Wolcott also co-founded Clareo Partners LLC, a strategy consultancy specializing in new business creation and growth (www.clareopartners.com). Subsidiary Clareo Capital owns equity in companies in social enterprise and luxury markets.
Wolcott received a BA, European and Chinese History; and an MS and Ph.D., Industrial Engineering & Management Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois