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Executive Summit

Convene | Connect | Construct

The 2018 Summit will convene Executive Master’s alumni and students from across disciplines, industries, and programs, and feature distinctive speakers, panels, and workshops focused on timely and relevant topics and professional development. 

November 8-10, 2018
Brown University

The 2017 Executive Summit was a fantastic opportunity to continue my professional growth, which was jump-started by the executive master’s program. At the summit I renegaded with old peers, while networking with new and diverse professionals.

 IE Brown EMBA Alumna

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Please note: All sessions shown are from the 2017 Executive Summit. Titles that appear in “red” are linked to recorded videos of the 2017 sessions.

5:30 – 7:00PM Registration & Welcome Reception |  Provost Richard Locke                                
7:15 – 9:30PM Opening Dinner | Dean Karen Sibley

Friday, November 3, 2017

Please note: All sessions shown are from the 2017 Executive Summit. Titles that appear in “red” are linked to recorded videos of the 2017 sessions.

8:00 – 8:45AM Welcome Breakfast & Registration 
9:00 – 10:00AM Dean’s Round Table: Building Innovative Communities & The Future of SPSJohn Luipold, Karen Sibley, Sarah Delmar & Peter McNally
10:15 – 11:30AM Bottom-Up Research: The Most Critical Skill In The Entrepreneurial Process | Danny Warshay ’87
11:45 – 1:15PM Lunch & Keynote: Fairness, Accountability and Transparency in Machine Learning: An OverviewMichael Littman PhD ’96
1:30 – 2:30PM Understanding the Business Imperative for Diversity & Inclusion | Liza Cariaga-Lo, Ivon Rodriguez ’00, EMBA ’16 & Tiffani Scott ’98
2:45 – 3:45PM EMCS Feature Discussion: Beyond SnowdenTimothy Edgar
2:45 – 3:45PM EMBA Feature Discussion: Trump’s Impact on the Global EconomyMark Blyth
4:00 – 5:00PM EMHL Feature Discussion: The Future of Healthcare ReformPeter Hollmann ’76, MD ’79
4:00 – 5:00PM EMSTL Feature Discussion: The Next Technology Tsunami: The Internet of Things and the Future of Connectivity | Larry Larson
5:00 – 6:00PM Break & Refresh
6:00 – 9:00PM Pub & Pitch: Test your newest elevator pitch, project, or professional venture on your fellow summit attendees over dinner & drinks | Sandra Smith

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Please note: All sessions shown are from the 2017 Executive Summit. Titles that appear in “red” are linked to recorded videos of the 2017 sessions.

7:45 – 9:30AM Breakfast                                                                                            
8:00 – 8:45AM Career Management Session 1: A Head Hunter’s Perspective | Inga Walter EMBA ’12
8:45 – 9:30AM Career Management Session 2: A Head Hunter’s Perspective | Inga Walter EMBA ’12
9:45 – 10:45AM Navigating Difficult Conversations: How to Address What Matters MostDouglas Stone ’80
11:00 – 12:00PM Practicing Mindful Leadership Throughout Your CareerSarah Bua ’91
12:15 – 1:30PM Networking Lunch
1:45 – 2:45PM Using Board Engagement & Philanthropy to Pivot Your CareerBrickson Diamond ’93
3:00 – 4:00PM Alumni Stories & Closing Reception | Jay Flanagan EMHL ’15, Meryl Moss EMHL ’15, Ivon Rodriguez ’00, EMBA ’16 & Dean Karen Sibley



Eastman Professor of Political Economy, Professor of International and Public Affairs, Professor of Political Science, Brown University


Executive Coach and Career Advisor


Senior Advisor to the Provost at Brown University


Global Head of Expansion, Cambridge Innovation Center


Executive Vice President, Chief Operation Officer, Executive Leadership Council


Academic Director, Global Cyber Challenges: Law, Policy and Governance, Executive Master in Cybersecurity,
Senior Fellow, International and Public Affairs, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs,
Brown University


Director of Quality Improvement and Clinical Transformation, Southern New England Practice Transformation Network


Executive Academic Director, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership, Brown University


Sorensen Family Dean of Engineering, Brown University


Professor of Computer Science, Brown University


Brown University

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Assistant Vice President, Real Estate, Brown University


Chief Operating Officer of Coastal Medical


Executive Director of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission


Southern US and Caribbean Managing Director, IE University


Global Inclusion & Diversity Leader, Becton Dickinson


Dean of the School of Professional Studies
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives
Vice Chair, Department of Education
Brown University


Program Director, Executive Master in Science and Technology Leadership,
Brown University


Founder, Triad Consulting


Senior Client Partner,
Korn Ferry


Executive Director, Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship,
Brown University

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The Summit is open to the Executive Master’s alumni, current students and their guests. If you are interested in attending the Summit but are not affiliated with the Executive Master’s programs, please contact ExecutiveAlumni@brown.edu.


Description Cost
Current Executive Master’s Students Complimentary*
Alumni and Guests before September 30 $195
Alumni and Guests after September 30 $250

*Current Students: Please use registration code “EXECSUMMIT2017”.

Faculty and invited speakers: Please contact us at ExecutiveAlumni@brown.edu for registration assistance.


After October 19, Summit attendees should feel free to make a reservation at a hotel or other accommodation in proximity to Brown University (Providence BiltmoreHotel Providence, Omni Providence, Hampton Inn, etc.).

Complimentary parking will be available throughout the day on Friday, November 3rd in the lot adjacent to the School of Professional Studies at 200 Dyer Street, Providence, RI. (Validation required and inside the building).  On Saturday, November 4th, street parking is available in proximity of Smith Buonanno Hall.

Consider extending your stay through the weekend and enjoy the last Waterfire of the season, tour the RISD Museum, or check out a few of Providence’s renowned restaurants.

Additional Information

Suggested attire for the Summit is business-casual. Please contact ExecutiveAlumni@brown.edu with any questions.

Join the Conversation

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Use the hashtag #BrownExecSummit or #BrownSPSAlumniSummit to discuss conference thoughts and insights.

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