Archive for the ‘Professional’ Category


A week ago, the IE Blockchain Club hosted a workshop on the usage of cryptocurrencies. Together with Alex Casas, IE Alumni and Founder of Shelpin, and our coordinator Nikita Khudov, we discussed the evolution of money, blockchain technology and its value for the society. We also explained the history of bitcoin and how bitcoins are mined.

After the presentation, our partner Airbitz provided us with some bitcoins which we distributed to the attendees. We conducted a practical workshop and explained how people could buy or receive cryptocurrencies, how can they use them and most importantly, how they can store them. This was our third event this year and it was very well attended. We hope that the journey into the new world of the blockchain-economy has started for our members.

Great thanks to Alex and our partners for their help in the organization of this event.


TECH TALK by IE AI Club, Robotics Club, and Air & Space Club

Written on November 27, 2017 by Campus Life in Professional

On Thursday, November 23, IE AI Club, in collaboration with IE Robotics Club and IE Air & Space Club, hosted the biggest ever Tech Talk event of IE. Tech Talk was from 6pm to 8pm at Paper Pavilion and more than 80 people attended the event, including professionals and students from the IMBA, MiM and MBD programs. For more event photos, click here. For a recap on our AI panel questions written by panelist and TEDx Speaker Lolita Taub, click here.

The event started with presentations from four industry leaders: Balvinder Powar, Partner at AERDRON, Elena Baillo, CFO of IBERIA Express, Rodrigo Haya Ramos, Senior Expert in SENER, and an online presentation from Georgi Stoev, Manager at Hubble AI and EY. During the presentations, these professionals shared their insights and initiative regarding the newest technologies in their perspective industries.

The event was followed by a panel with Kiron Ravindran, Associate Dean and Professor of Information Systems at IE, Konstantina Valogianni, Assistant Professor in Information Systems in IE, and Lolita Taub, TEDx speaker and finalist of Forbes 30 under 30, current IMBA student at IE.

The very interacting panel was moderated by Betty Lu, president of IE AI Club. The panelists discussed various relevant issues regarding opportunities of AI in the future, how AI technologies will affect job availability and placement, the relevance of AI in different industries, and what skills are needed from business students to succeed in the area. Many students also shared their questions and concerns on AI technologies.

At the end of the event, students had the opportunity to network with the speakers and panelists, learn about the prospects in different industries, and share their insights regarding the topics.

IE AI Club thanks everyone who joined us on Thanksgiving Day and looks forward to see everyone again in 2018!



Written on November 13, 2017 by Campus Life in Professional

On November 8th, 2017, IE AI Club hosted first event in 2017-2018 academic year. 90 plus people registered to the event, with more than half of the attendees from IMBA program, many others from MIM and MBD programs. For event photos, click here.

The main purpose of AIcebreaker was to give the introduction to Artificial Intelligence technologies and ongoing researches not only from technical side, but also from business perspective.

During the event we had two games with prizes. The fastest teams received small sweet prizes, and we hope that after the event you fell in love with AI as everyone loves wine and sweets.

The first Kahoot game, perfectly hosted by Yuchen and Sanjay, was more icebreaker to get everyone involved. The winner with highest score received a bottle of rose wine.

Then the second game was the AI crossword specially made by AI Club coordinators with terms mentioned in a 10-minute presentation on “Introduction to AI” given by our VP of Technology Yadu Brian Yang. Brian used to work as an Investment Manager at Silicon Valley VC Plug and Play, and has established a strong network in the AI industry. We welcome you to contact him if you are interested in working in the AI industry.

Our next event will be in the end of November / beginning of December, and we can’t wait to share with you event details! Stay tuned and love AI!


Social Responsability Forum 2017

Written on November 6, 2017 by Campus Life in Professional, Social

On 25th October the IE Net Impact Club welcomed more than 150 students and industry thought leaders to its 12th Social Responsibility Forum, “Driving Innovation Around Responsible Business.” The forum, which took place at Aula Magna and Paper Pavillion started with a keynote from Asylbek Kozhakhmetov, Founder & President of Almaty Management University, Kazakhstan. The keynote was followed by a series of concurrent discussions around the topics of driving change in different sectors, leveraging Tech for Innovations in Responsibility and Investing for Impact.

The participants met with industry leaders, luminaries, and members of social impact community. Some of the companies and businesses that were present at the forum were Auara, PwC Spain, BBVA, Impact Hub Madrid, Gjosa & Smixin, Bscale and Bridge for Billions.

Gilles Vromman, Master in Management student, said “As a participant, I was impressed by the diversity of perspectives included: it was truly all-round insight into the topics at hand.”

The IE Net Impact Club would like to thank all those that made the event happen so successfully including all the speakers and coordinators, our sponsors, volunteers, attendees and of course, Campus Life.


The IE Venture Capital & Private Equity Club hosted the School’s first private equity trek to London, a major hub for private equity. Students from IE Business School’s full-time MBA and MIF programs, with private equity, investment banking and consulting experience, spent three days in London (16-18th October).

As part of the trek, members met key private equity firms of different size with diverse investment approaches and geographic focus, building connections with industry and deeper knowledge of investment trends. Participants were also able to actively explore career opportunities in the London market, meeting with a leading private equity recruiter.

Christian Santa Cruz and José Luis Cabal, Board Officers of the VC&PE Club leading the trek observed: “One of the great things about being in London, where some of the largest private equity firms in the world are headquartered, is the access that you have to such a diverse set of international funds, with distinct personalities and cultures.”

The participants met with managing partners and other senior professionals at Actis, Aurelius, Capital Group Private Markets, Inflexion Private Equity Partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and the Tulla Group family office, as well as recruiting firm PER.

Marvin Müller, Master in Finance Student, said: “It was an amazing experience to talk to private equity professionals, and to understand their perspectives on current trends. For students with aspirations to build a career in private equity, meeting key players face-to-face is incredibly valuable.”

The industry trek was originated and led by the IE VC&PE Club, with the support of members of the IE Business School’s community.

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