Advisory Committee Members

The Advisory Committee is comprised of distinguished corporate leaders who bring unique industry knowledge, and provide expertise, guidance and recommendations to program leadership with an overarching goal to ensure the program’s continued relevance and recognition in the market.  The Advisory Committee:

  • Evaluates the program’s educational objectives and performance in meeting those objectives
  • Reviews curricular and co-curricular program content to advise on market needs
  • Enhances awareness of emerging trends and challenges in science and technology leadership

Chief Technology Officer, JW Player

Calamera has more than 25 years of experience in building products and services from concept to completion for leading technology companies. His background in software development and management covers a broad spectrum of areas including software communications, systems architecture, client/server, mobile, telephony, and Internet clients and services. Calamera came to JW Player from Vonage where he was more

Executive Vice President, Hyundai Motor Group

Youngcho Chi is the Executive Vice President of the Hyundai Motor Group. Previously, Youngcho Chi was an advisor at Samsung Electronics HQ in Seoul, Korea as he retired from the role of Head of Corporate Strategy at the end of 2015. He joined Samsung in 2007 as Senior Vice President of global marketing for mobile division. In 2009, Dr. Chi formulated Vision 2020 to expand into B2B, healthcare, and servimore

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Textron Inc.

Scott C. Donnelly is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Textron Inc. Donnelly joined Textron in July 2008 as executive vice president and chief operating officer and was promoted to president and chief operating officer in January 2009. He became CEO in December 2009 and was elected chairman of the board effective September 1, 2010. Donnelly was previously President and CEO for General Emore

Head of Product Management, Atlassian

Brendan Foley is the Head of Product Management for the Ecosystem business at Atlassian.  He has more than 13 years experience in B2C and B2B product management covering sectors such as retail, digital advertising, enterprise software, and cloud applications.   In his current role at Atlassian, he leads efforts in product strategy and execution to enable developers to build apps for Atlassian products,more

Chief Technology Officer, Life Sciences, Cognizant

Bryan Hill is Chief Technology Officer responsible for digital solutions and technology innovation in Cognizant’s Life Sciences organization. New Jersey-based Cognizant is a multi-national Fortune 500 technology, consulting and business services company. Experts in Cognizant’s Life Sciences business unit work with all 30 of the top 30 global pharmaceutical companies, 9 of the top 10 biotech companies anmore

Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Financial Institutions Group, Citigroup

Sudhir Jain is Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Financial Institutions Group, a division of Corporate and Investment Banking at Citi that serves banks, asset managers and insurers, providing M&A, capital markets, transaction services and markets solutions. He is responsible for day-to-day business management of the global franchise, helping set overall growth strategy, allocate rmore

Chief Talent Officer, SapientNitro

Sharon Kamra is the Chief Talent Officer at SapientNitro where she oversees the recruitment, training and deployment of SapientNitro’s global workforce. Serving as a strategic business partner to the CEO and the senior management team, Kamra provides leadership and direction for global people programs including capability planning, career and compensation frameworks, employee relations, organizational dmore

Dean, SKK Graduate School of Business, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea

Jae Ha Lee is Dean and Professor of Finance at SKK Graduate School of Business (SKK GSB) at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in Seoul, Korea. He is a founding member of SKK GSB and was Deputy Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2004-2014. He also served as MBA Director and on the Executive and other committees at Sungkyunkwan University Business School from 1997 to 2003. Prior to joining SKKmore

Global CIO, Unilever

Jane Moran is CIO at Unilever where she leads the global IT organization, driving strategy, implementation and support for the internal and external business technology applications, platforms, networks and data centers. Moran has over 25 years of IT experience and joined Unilever in 2014 from Thomson Reuters where she most recently held the role of Group CIO.  She joined Thomson Reuters in 2002 and sermore

Founder and Chairman, JOULON, Dubaï, UAE

Deepak Munganahalli is Founder and Chairman of JOULON, an integrated asset management company established in 2016 in partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm. JOULON pursues acquisitions and investment opportunities in manufacturing, services and technology to provide asset management services to the energy industry globally. Prior to founding JOULON, Munganahalli had a 25 year career withmore

Corporate Vice President, Advanced Technology, and Chief Scientific Officer, Edwards Lifesciences

Stanton J. Rowe has been Chief Scientific Officer since 2008 and also serves as Corporate Vice President, Advanced Technology at Edwards Lifesciences. He joined the company in 2004 when Edwards acquired Percutaneous Valve Technologies, a company he helped found in 1999 and served as President and CEO. Previously, Rowe was Corporate Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning for Datascmore

Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

Leonard A. Schlesinger is Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School (HBS). As an educator and business leader, he has lectured and consulted on strategy, service quality, customer satisfaction, entrepreneurship, human resources and organizational change for over 200 major corporations, non-profit organizations, governments, and international leadership organizamore

Chief Executive Officer, Aushon BioSystems

Susan Vogt has more than thirty years of experience in the global life science research, pharmaceutical, biotech and clinical diagnostics markets and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of venture-backed Aushon BioSystems, a life science and diagnostics tools company enabling the discovery and use of protein biomarkers for the diagnosis and treatment of complex diseases. Prior to joining Aushon, Vomore
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Campus Committee Members

The Campus Committee ensures that the program goals are consistent with Brown’s mission and provides feedback and guidance to the program on:

  • The quality, effectiveness, and originality of the program curriculum
  • The effectiveness, rigor, and student engagement qualities of the program faculty
  • Other issues that the committee deems important to ensure a unique, effective and successful executive master’s program

Professor of Engineering
Professor of Computer Science

R. Iris Bahar received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Before entering the Ph.D program at CU-Boulder, she was with Digital Equipment Corporation, responsible for the hardware implementation of their latest processor. In 1996 she joinemore

Executive Director, Office of Industry Engagement & Commercial Venturing

Behr served as president and CEO of SLIPS Technologies, a venture-funded Harvard spinoff commercializing advanced materials and coatings. He is also a co-founder and director of Rediscovery Life Sciences, a drug development company focused on drug repurposing.  As a venture investor, he was co-founder and senior vice president of Access BridgeGap Ventures and director of technology ventures at Allied Mimore

Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics, Associate Professor of Medical Science, Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Dr. Sarkar comes to Brown from the University of Vermont where he has been director of biomedical informatics at the Center for Clinical and Translational Science. There he conducted research on the deep evolutionary history of an Alzheimer’s disease-associated gene, developed a patent-pending system for abstracting data from medical records, developed new courses on biomedical informatics, and edited amore

Executive Director, Executive Master in Cybersecurity
Plastech Professor, Computer Science, Brown University

Roberto Tamassia is the Plastech Professor of Computer Science at Brown University. His cutting-edge research focuses on computer security, applied cryptography, analysis, design, and implementation of algorithms, graph drawing and computational geometry. In addition to cryptographic foundations, access control, and authentication, Professor Tamassia’s expertise in data security and privacy includes netmore

Professor of Physics

Professor Valles does research in experimental condensed matter physics, in the areas of: superconductivity; electron correlation effects in disordered metals and nanostructures; and in using magnetic fields as a new tool for cell biology and biopolymerization. Valles’ group performs research in two distinct areas: low temperature condensed matter physics and biological physics. The condensed mattmore
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Emeritus Advisory Committee


Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Lyra Health

David Ebersman is founder and CEO of Lyra Health, a health care technology company focused on behavioral health. Previously he served as Chief Financial Officer of Facebook, Inc. from 2009 through 2014. Prior to joining Facebook, Ebersman worked at Genentech, Inc. for 15 years in various positions, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Senior Vice President, Product Operations;more

Senior Vice President, Advanced Materials & Systems Research – Technology Innovation BASF SE

Jens Rieger received his PhD in Theoretical Physics in Germany in 1989. The same year he joined the Polymer Physics Department of BASF where he was involved in R&D projects in the fields of plastics, coatings and paints, foams, cosmetics, pharma formulations, detergents and other materials. At BASF he is now responsible for scouting new technologies in advanced materials and materials systems and fomore
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