Free London Event, 4 July: Overcoming Global Challenges

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  • Date: 04 July 2017, 18:00–20:30
  • Venue: Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, University of London, WC1E 7HU
  • Price: FREE

Join a high-power panel at this free event hosted by the University of London and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in the context of the new Global MBA.

Whether starting a business or contributing to the success of a multinational corporation, we all face challenges of globalisation. How do we approach international competition and turn it into a motivation for growth and self-improvement?

How do we manage change effectively, or turn diversity into competitive advantage? What does it really take to become a global player?

Industry leaders and influencers will tackle these and other pressing questions. You’ll have a chance to find out about the Global MBA and the contemporary business and educational contexts that surround it.

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18:00-18:30 – Registration / Welcome drinks.

18:30-18:40 – Welcome address: Ian Myson, Director of Higher Education Partnerships, CMI.

18:40-19:40 – Panel debate: Overcoming Global Challenges in Your Business.

  • Dr Liz Jackson MBE, BCMS
  • Maggie Buggie, Capgemini Consulting
  • Mike Johnson, Emergence
  • Andrew Halper, Plumb Line Advisors
  • Michael Kerrison, University of London International Programmes

19:40-20:30 – Networking reception / Refreshments.

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About the speakers

Ian Myson, Director of Higher Education Partnerships, Chartered Management Institute.

Ian Myson, CMIIan is responsible for the development of CMI’s University partnerships aimed at improving student employability and career development, as well as enhancing student experience and providing students with professional recognition and professional development pathways. He is also leading CMI’s international development. Ian is a Chartered Manager and Chartered Accountant and holds an MA and PGCE from the University of Oxford.

Dr Liz Jackson MBE, Marketing Director, BCMS.

Liz Jackson MBE, BCMSMany will have observed Liz Jackson’s extraordinary story from Channel 4’s ‘Secret Millionaire’. She launched her award-winning company, Great Guns Marketing, during the year when she lost her sight, and ran this for 17 years. She was awarded an MBE in 2007 for services to business, and received an honorary doctorate from Staffordshire University in 2012 for business achievements. Liz is also an accomplished author, having published her book StartUp.

Maggie Buggie, Vice President and Global Head of Digital Sales, Capgemini.

Maggie Buggie, CapgeminiMaggie helps CxOs transform their enterprises and customer experience to increase business performance through intelligent use of digital. She specialises in growth platforms and was the 2013 winner of the of “Women in the City” Technology category award in recognition of her achievements.  Maggie holds a MLitt and a B.B.S. (Lang.) in Business and French from Trinity College, Dublin, as well as a degree from the Grande École de Commerce, Rouen.

Mike Johnson, CEO, Emergence

Mike Johnson, CEO, EmergenceMike is the former CEO of Castrol (BP), where he increased the profits of the $9billion business by over 100%, employing 7,500 people in 60 countries. He is also the founder and CEO of Emergence, a consultancy built on his 20-year track record of establishing and leading successful businesses to breakthrough results in all regions of the world.

Andrew Halper, Managing Director, Plumb Line Advisors

Andrew Halper, Plumb Line AdvisorsA former diplomat, Andrew has nearly 20 years’ experience as a lawyer helping Western and Chinese clients in a wide array of sectors, including financial services, FMCGs, manufacturing, natural resources and high technology. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of London, following nine years’ previous service as a member of the Board of City University London.

Chair: Michael Kerrison, Director of Educational Innovation and Development, University of London International Programmes.

Mike Kerrison, University of London International ProgrammesMichael leads on the development and regeneration of academic initiatives, such as the new pedagogic ‘Track C’ model which encompasses the MSc in Professional Accountancy and Global MBA. During his tenure, the University’s growing range of MOOCs have passed one million enrolments. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Michael has contributed towards the work of a number of academic bodies, including key roles at Herriot-Watt University and the IFS School of Finance (formerly known as the Chartered Institute of Bankers).

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