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November 2014
Friday, 7th
Monday, 10th
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6:30pm-0:00am, The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. MLK Blvd. Austin, TX 78712

RSVP Required: Please RSVP to Malorie Liljenwall: mliljenwall@deloitte.com by Friday, Oct. 31

Dress: Business Casual 

As chief executive officer of Deloitte LLP, Frank Friedman’s responsibilities extend to more than 65,000 professionals in nearly 90 U.S. cities and India. As head of the leading professional services firm, Friedman oversees our people in delivering measurable and enduring impact on behalf of our clients, communities, and society. Friedman plays a crucial role in serving the investor public and protecting capital markets, while providing high-quality service to some of the organization’s largest clients. We are pleased to announce that Frank Friedman will be visiting The University of Texas at Austin campus this fall to speak with McCombs School of Business students on his leadership experience and industry insight.

Friday, 14th
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2:00pm-3:15pm, GSB 2.120
Pingyang Gao will present a paper.
Wednesday, 19th
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11:30am-1:00pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Room 203

Innovation of new products drives competitive advantage across industries. Generating ideas is the first step. Closing the gap between idea generation and product commercialization is a complex blend of vision, business savvy, experimentation, failure, and success.

The cost of developing new products is challenging traditional business approaches to product development. Increasingly, partnerships between industry and academic institutions/startups are driving new technologies to the marketplace. In 2009, more than 60% of Merck’s revenues could be attributed to alliance products and patents.

The landscape for successfully developing new products continues to require business strategy as well as a culture of innovation and creativity. Cost constraints, regulations, and competitive pressure are compelling companies to rethink how to be nimble in a new environment. Partnerships and collaborations between industry and academia are overcoming these challenges and providing a new competitive advantage for emerging technologies.


Friday, 21st
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2:00pm-3:15pm, GSB 2.120
Jeff Hales will present a paper.
December 2014
Friday, 5th
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2:00pm-3:15pm, GSB 2.120
Jason Brown will present a paper.
Saturday, 6th
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3:30pm-6:30pm, Bass Concert Hall
You must RSVP to walk in the Commencement Ceremony. The deadline to RSVP for the Fall BBA ceremony is 11pm on Friday, November 14th. 

Special services are available to accommodate the needs of graduates with disabilities at all commencement events. If you require accommodations due to a disability, you may contact our office at 512-471-0690
January 2015
Tuesday, 20th
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All Day
January 20 is the first day of on-campus recruiting. This date is also the first day of classes for the spring semester.
Friday, 23rd
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11:30am-1:00pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

Texas Enterprise Speaker Series featuring Clay Johnston, M.D., Ph.D., Dean 

While industries of all kinds are evolving and thriving with the help of new technologies, health care is lagging far behind and awash in missed opportunities. It’s time to focus on creating and nurturing a new kind of healthcare ecosystem that encourages grassroots input, quickly identifies low-hanging fruit, convenes the right partners to maximize effectiveness, and is nimble enough to experiment and scale rapidly. 

In areas such as medical education, population health, informatics and digital health, there’s an incredible opportunity to rethink old models and support creative collaborations that become engines of change – all with a focus on improving health. 


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2:00pm-3:15pm, TBD
Wayne Landsman will present a paper.
March 2015
Friday, 27th
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2:00pm-3:15pm, TBD
Steve Glover will present a paper.
April 2015
Friday, 17th
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2:00pm-3:15pm, TBD
Panos Patatoukas will present a paper.