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The Benefits of Being a Mature Entrepreneur

By Noel Zamot, founder of Corvus Analytics and a member of the MIT EMBA class of 2016.

When you think of entrepreneurs — especially around MIT, and especially in the tech sector — you´d be forgiven for thinking in stereotypes.  We imagine a 20-something engineering grad full of ideas, energy (and Red Bull), living and working in common spaces, laptop in hand, de ...

07
June
2016

One Size Does Not Fit All with Innovation Models

By Cheryl Campbell, a cancer pharmacologist, lawyer, entrepreneur and a member of the MIT EMBA class of 2015.

One of the most significant hurdles scientists in the life sciences face in developing the next drug or device is raising capital. With several years of research and development required before the creation of a minimum viable product and another several years to market, scie ...

11
April
2016

A Journey through the Gateway of Entrepreneurship

Santosh Vetticaden, PhD, MD, MBA is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Insys Therapeutics, Inc. in Chandler, AZ and a graduate of the MIT EMBA Class of 2015.

Like many of my classmates, I came to MIT Sloan’s EMBA program with an interest in exploring entrepreneurship. After all, MIT is known for its entrepreneurial ecosystem. It’s often said that entrepren ...

06
April
2016

What Makes an Effective Leader?

 Daisy Tom is chief financial officer of Lady M Confections in New York City, NY and a member of the MIT EMBA Class of 2016.

What is good leadership? It sounds like a simple question and is certainly the topic of frequent discussion and many management books. However, at the end of the day, all of those theories won’t be helpful if you can’t inspire and motivate peop ...

17
March
2016

Extending Professional Networks and Expanding Intellectual Horizons

The MIT Executive MBA Program continues to evolve to meet students’ interests and needs. An exciting change is the recent expansion and enhancement of electives. We’ve grown from one elective for students in our inaugural class to a required minimum of three electives with the option of taking up to six.

During our recent January electives week, students could choose from ...

18
February
2016

How to Run a Data Project

Pieter van Noordennen is the director of digital development for Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group in New York City and a member of the MIT EMBA Class of 2016.

According to The Second Machine Age by MIT Prof. Erik Brynjolffson and Andy McAffee, we’re creating data so fast these days that we’re running out of the metric system. In 2012, there were 2.7 zettabytes of ...

15
February
2016

Using an Analytics Edge in Medicine

Dr. Stuart Hart is chief medical officer of innovation and medical education at the University of South Florida Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation and associate professor at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. He also is cofounder of Best Doctor Project, which is focused on matching patients to the best physician for their particular medical ne ...

08
February
2016

What does Microeconomics have to do with Nonprofits?

Sunny Suppa is a principal at Suppa Consulting & Associates in Alameda, CA. She is also a member of the board of directors at Good Samaritan Family Resource Center in San Francisco, CA and the former senior manager of workforce development operations at Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties. Sunny is a member of the MIT EMBA Class of 2016.

In the non ...

25
January
2016

Global Impact through Local Action: Climate Advocacy at MIT Sloan

Noel Zamot is the founder of Corvus Analytics, an early stage firm providing cybersecurity assessments and risk management to the aviation industry.  He has held executive roles in the aerospace and defense industry, is a former senior officer in the US Air Force, and is currently enrolled in MIT’s Executive MBA program at the Sloan School of Management, Class of 2016.  Prior ...

03
December
2015

The Sixth Cohort: Ready to Lead with Impact

Johanna Hising DiFabio is the program director of the MIT Executive MBA program, in Cambridge MA.

I am pleased to introduce to you our sixth Executive MBA cohort, the Class of 2017. We welcome this exceptional group of 120 global business leaders who are innovation-driven; they are known for creating value by finding both conventional and unconventional solutions to their organizatio ...

05
November
2015

Alumnae Achievements Celebrated

When our Executive MBA students graduate, they join one of the most influential groups of leaders in the world – MIT Sloan alumni. Women are an important part of that group. In recent months, many of our EMBA alumnae have had significant professional successes. We celebrate their accomplishments, as they work to make a positive impact on the world and inspire future students.

Th ...

05
November
2015

Leading Effective Innovation

Jaime Villafuerte is director of lean six sigma at Jabil in St. Petersburg, FL and a member of the MIT EMBA class of 2014. He also is the author of Lean Six Sigma Deployment Memory Jogger (2012) and coauthor of Creating a Kaizen Culture: Align the Organization, Achieve Breakthrough Results, and Sustain the Gains (2013).

In the 1980s, there was a significant shift in the automotive ind ...

23
October
2015

Battling Data Goblins: Applying Operations Management to Improve Healthcare

Alain Cohen is financing manager for Export Development Canada in Ottawa and a member of the MIT EMBA Class of 2015.

I work in the financial sector. I am not a physician nor have I ever worked in the healthcare field. However, I’ve always been up for a good challenge. So when my wife, a practicing physician, told me that the hospital she had just joined ranked 72nd for patient w ...

07
October
2015

Analytics in New-Edge Businesses

Sanjeev Jain is an entrepreneur in Boston, MA and a member of the MIT EMBA Class of 2012.

Internet, technology, mobile and media startups continue to be bright spots in the U.S. economy. Many of these innovative ventures have grown into huge billion-dollar companies in less than five years. While many factors contribute to their success, they all use a new form of marketing known as ...

07
October
2015

MIT Sloan Women’s Week

We are pleased to announce a collaborative Admissions event for the recruitment of high-potential women to the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Women’s Week Beyond Gender: Stories from MIT Sloan Women who have defied expectations and forged their own paths.

Monday, August 3rd: Google Hangout Monday, August 3rd: Alumnae Panel – Chicago Monday, August 3rd: Alumnae ...

23
July
2015