Archive for the ‘Geographic’ Category

30
Apr

IE USA Club guest speaker: Kelly Shaw

Written on April 30, 2018 by Campus Life in Geographic, Professional

On March 15th, the IE USA Club hosted an event geared towards careers in financial services in the USA. It was an excellent opportunity to meet Kelly Shaw, VP of Acquisitions and Strategy at Synchrony in the USA. With her 7+ years experience, in over 3 countries, in M&A / Corporate Development and Corporate VC, Ms. Shaw was a perfect hit with our IE community! Here are some highlights from our event…

Mr. Shaw provided insights into the Corporate Development / Strategy roles at large firms, focusing on the latest Corporate Venture Capital and M&A trends.

She compared Corporate Development / Corporate VC to traditional Investment Banking and VC. Additionally she highlighted the latest trends in Retail and Fintech innovation as well as discussed many aspects of the deal execution process which many found very insightful.

Lastly, she kindly gave individual guidance to all the attendees interested in corporate development and corporate venture capital roles as well as to potential entrepreneurs interested in working with strategic investors. Afterwards, we enjoyed some tapas with the aim to network in a different setting. It was a very successful event.

We would like to thank everyone for attending and hope they received beneficial insights into the financial services sector. See you at our next event!

30
Apr

On February 28th, the IE USA Club and IE AI club hosted it’s first tech speaker session. It was an interesting opportunity to meet our guest speaker Joel Curado, a technology Strategist at Cisco and get inspired by his 10 years + experience in this field. Here are some highlights from our event…

Mr. Curado gave the IE community a glimpse of the latest trends in technology as well as how corporations innovate, strategize and engage from an internal and external perspective.

Being an expert in digital transformation, he shared some real experiences from his current position in Cisco Switzerland on how they deal with high tech customers in enabling their digital strategy with their latest software.

Joel also talked about his involvement in new solution creations and strategy in the IoT space for Smart Cities, to create new business models and market strategies, together with startups and accelerators around the world.

After this, we discussed career opportunities with the aim for Joel to educate and connect IE students to this sector by giving them insights on how to position themselves in the field and what skill-sets are valued in the IT sector.

We hope everyone enjoyed the event as much as we did and look forward to seeing you all at our next one!

16
Apr

Last Wednesday 21st, IE International Trade Club had a very special invitee: Mr. Yves Saint-Geours, Ambassador of France in Spain, who gave us a glimpse of how France is taking part in the EU’s foreign policy. Nowadays EU is an active actor in foreign affairs and the influence of France is quite important and useful.

After the speech, several attendees had the chance to pose questions to Mr. Saint-Geours to get to know his point of view about France and EU’s foreign affairs related issues.

IE International Trade Club organized a conference at IE Business School held by Mr. Jose Manuel (Mabo) Boccardo, Senior Management Consultant at Project Management Enablers S.L.

Mr. Boccardo talked about how to overcome the challenge of Project Management in an international context, sharing with us his experience and knowledge in the area.

16
Apr

Doing Business in Japan

Written on April 16, 2018 by Campus Life in Geographic, Professional

Last Tuesday IE International Trade Club had the chance to welcome Mr. Masashi Mizukami, Ambassador of Japan in Spain to give a conference at IE Business School.

There Mr. Mizukami gave a conference focusing on current economic and social situation of Japan and the latest business opportunities we can find.

After his speech he kindly answered several interesting questions from the audience like giving tips to adapt to life in Japan us a student, a worker or just a tourist.

In the end, we enjoyed a delicious cocktail with all the attendees and our speaker where everybody had the chance to network with the IE Japan Club and IE International Trade Club members, and of course the Ambassador and those representatives who came with him.

20
Dec

La Taquiza

Written on December 20, 2017 by Campus Life in Geographic, Social

During the month of September Mexico suffered two major earthquakes, the first one on September 7 with a magnitude of 8.2 affecting mainly the states of Chiapas and Oaxaca and the second on September 19 (31 years after the fateful earthquake of 19 September 1985) which damaged the states of Puebla, Morelos, and Mexico City.

When we heard the tragic news, we worried about our loved ones, at the beginning it was difficult to contact them and know they were well. As soon as more news arrived, we realized the magnitude of the tragedy and each minute that passed increased the sadness and the impotence of not being in Mexico and helping those affected by the earthquake.

From the abovementioned, it was that the IE Mexico Club and all our Mexican IMBA colleagues decided to organize a series of events with the aim of raising the largest amount of funds and use them to help the victims of earthquakes and focusing efforts on the reconstruction of the affected areas.

Being one of the most important events “La Taquiza” in which we managed to raise more than 800 euros which will be used for the reconstruction of the affected areas of Puebla, Morelos and Mexico City.

To organize “La Taquiza” we have the support of several Mexicans, especially the IMBA and MIM of the January 2017 intake who supported donating sodas, waters, beers or cash. In addition, we must thank Las Mañanitas because without their support this great event could not have been carried out. During the event, we offered beers, water, soft drinks for two euros and a plate with three tacos beans and rice for the amount of 6 euros.

As a Mexican, I will always be grateful to all the IE Family who participated in the event, showing their support, solidarity and good wishes, which confirms once again the great solidarity that exists within the IE Community. After all the support received in this difficult stage of the IMBA I know that the IE Community is a great family, that always supports you in difficult moments.

Finally, in the Annex to this document, we can see some photos of the event that show the great support of this great IE Family.

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