Emerging Topics in Technology & Operations Management

The Emerging Topics in Technology & Operations Management course offers students the ability to gain direct exposure to the world of practical affairs by engaging Darden alumni with expertise in technology and operations management. It will expose students to a range of emerging issues and topics and will be organized around four topic areas to enable in-depth discussions: Innovation Management for Technology Businesses, Sustainability, Globalization and Operations, Technology-Enabled Business Models, and Operations and the Service Economy. The course design enables discussion on leading-edge practice and ideas relevant for students pursuing careers in general management, operations, technology management or consulting.

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact palesc@darden.virginia.edu.

2014 Spring Series

Eileen O. Auen (MBA '89)
Executive Chairman, PMSI/Progressive Solutions

Deniz Balci (MBA '13)
CBS Manager, Crane Merchandising Systems

Jeff Bennett
Founder and Managing Director, Amphora Consulting

Adam Burke
Entrepreneur and Investor

Joel Cowan
Professor of the Practice, Scheller College of Business
Turner Chair in Servant Leadership, Cowan-Turner Center for Servant Leadership

Brad Ellis
President, Crane Merchandising Systems

Ross Grossman (MBA '89)
Vice President, Human Resources at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Dean Johnson (MBA '84)
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Rimm-Kaufmann Group, LLC

Tony Milikin
Chief Procurement Officer, AB InBev

Mike Pearson (MBA '84)
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Hagen Radowski (MBA '91)
Partner, Mieschke Hofmann and Partner GmbH (MHP) - A Porsche Company

Steve Rush 
Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing, Whirlpool

John Stacey
Chief Marketing Officer, PartneraHealth; Founder of Parrot Learning

Reeves Wimbish (MBA '97)
Managing Director, Retail Strategy, Accenture

Adam Yoxtheimer (MBA '08)
VP & Chief Administrative Officer, U.S. Silica



Jonathan J. Adelman (MBA '76)
Executive Vice President, Polartec
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John J. Alexander (MBA '85)
President and CEO, Chameleon Scientific Corporation
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Eileen O. Auen (MBA '89)
Chairman & CEO, PMSI
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Cary Booth (MBA '84)
Marketing Officer, Norfolk Southern
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Michaela L. Baxter (MBA '80)
Assistant Brand Manager, Scotts Miracle-Gro
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Kathi Breen (MBA '89)
Senior Project Manager, Baxter Healthcare
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Ronald C. Carlock (MBA '93)
Sr. VP, Operatons, Fresh Market
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Marc J. Cote (MBA '95)
Managing Director, Yahoo! Inc.
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Marty Curran (MBA '84)
Sr. Vice President & General Manager, Corning
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Martha E. Demeo (MBA '99)

Chris DuPaul (MBA '04)
Director, Strategic Development, CVS
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Peter Elliman (MBA '98)
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Bradley F. Hahn (MBA '89)
Director, eBusiness, Air Products
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Doug Haynes (MBA '92)
Consultant, McKinsey
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Edwin B. Hooper (MBA '94)
Sr. VP, Corporate Development and Consumer Group, Cisco Systems, Inc
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Vivek M. Joshi (MBA '92)
CEO, Lumasense
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Professor Tim Laseter (MBA '84)
Professor, Darden School
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Timothy J. Portland (MBA '90)
Sr. VP & GM, Controls Business, Scotts Miracle-Gro
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Adam J. Ruff (MBA '94)
Sr. Director, Customer Development, DHL Exel
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Michael J. Steep (MBA '80)
Chief of Operations, Microsoft Corporation
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John A. Young (MBA '92)
Former President & CEO, Colfax Corporation

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