8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration & Networking Breakfast
Professional Headshots

CIBC Marketplace

9:00 am – 9:45 am Welcome and Dean’s Remarks
Conference Chair
Dezsö J. Horváth, CM, Dean & Tanna H. Schulich Chair in Strategic Management

Robert R. McEwen Auditorium

9:45 am – 10:45 am Keynote Address

Robert R. McEwen Auditorium

10:45 am – 11:15 am Networking Break
Alumni CONNECTions Café (Café remains open until 3:45 pm)
Professional Headshots
11:15 am – 12:30 pm Sessions A (choice of three sessions)
A1: Leading Change – New World Capitalism

Introduction by
Dezsö J. Horváth, CM, Dean & Tanna H. Schulich Chair in Strategic Management

Panelists
Dirk Matten, Professor of Strategy; Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility; Associate Dean, Research, Schulich School of Business
Matthew Thomas (BBA ’07), Co-Founder & CEO, Paddle
Eleanor Westney, Professor Emeritus, Organizational Studies, Schulich School of Business

Moderator
Matthias Kipping, Professor of Policy, Richard E. Waugh Chair in Business History; Academic Director, Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA Program, Schulich School of Business

A2: Executive Coaching

Moderator
Rob Hines, Executive Director, Career Development Centre

A3: Technology

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Buffet Networking Lunch

Executive Dining Room & CIBC Marketplace

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Alumni CONNECTions Café (Café remains open until 3:45 pm)
Professional Headshots
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Sessions B (choice of three sessions)
B1: Funding Change

B2: Artificial Intelligence

B3: Unlocking the Value of Infrastructure

For the past decade infrastructure has been described as a procurement process to deliver public assets, focusing on efficacy of the PPP model. This model is described in terms of life-time costs, the opportunity to supplement public capital with private investment, and a way to address long-term maintenance and repair. The debate has avoided discussion on an important opportunity; the provision of infrastructure as an entrepreneurial enterprise that can unlock value. Infrastructure is not a commodity to be built, then bought and sold over the term of a long-term contract. Rather it is a conduit through which value can be created, economic activity can be captured, and user needs met. This entrepreneurial approach should apply to getting the best value from existing infrastructure, as well as investing in new forms of infrastructure. It should capture the full benefits of emerging technologies, the rise of the shared economy, revenue models that can be justified in terms of benefits received, and new opportunities to deliver what is needed in radically different ways. The bottom line is that infrastructure needs to “dial up entrepreneurship”, a theme that emerged at the Berlin Global Summit in Infrastructure, March 2017.

Panelist
Sherena Hussian (BBA ’08, MBA/JD ’12), Assistant Professor, Brookfield Centre in Real Estate and Infrastructure

Moderator
James McKellarProfessor of Real Estate and Infrastructure; Director, Brookfield Centre for Real Estate and Infrastructure; Executive Director, External Relations

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Networking Break
Alumni CONNECTions Café (Café remains open until 3:45 pm)
Professional Headshots
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Closing Keynote: Passion Capital

Paul Alofs (MBA ’83), President and CEO, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

Robert R. McEwen Auditorium

5:30 pm Cocktail Reception

CIBC Marketplace

Contact

Further inquiries can be directed to Schulich Alumni Relations at alumni@schulich.yorku.ca or 416-736-5708