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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!

23
Apr

IBM Watson Analytics Workshop

Written on April 23, 2018 by Campus Life in Professional

Wednesday, 7th March, the IE AI Club in collaboration with the IE USA Club hosted a IBM Watson Analytics Workshop with Luis Reina, one of IBM’s leading Big Data architects at IBM Spain. The event is part of AI Club’s Tech Speaker Series.

Watson Analytics uses Natural Language Understanding and variety of Predictive Analytics to discover relationships, different facets and anomalies in Big Data. It could be applied in absolutely different industry and business problem. And the most attractive point is that it doesn’t require a lot of coding skills for develop your own solution. 

During the workshop, Luis presented Watson Analytics and Watson Data Platform to a packed classroom of business students at IE Business School. Being a part of IBM’s Academic Initiative, faculty and students at IE get access to tools to develop the next great thing. At the end of event, students had the opportunity to network with people from IBM and received special credits for IBM Cloud for their future projects and learnings.

We want to thank our members for being active in the Club’s activity. We are looking forward to meeting you all at our next events! Keep an eye for update in your inbox!

20
Dec

IE Halloween Party 2017

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

Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore
Scary witches at your door
Jack-O-Lanterns grinning bright
Wishing you a Haunting Night!

After the earthquake in Mexico and the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico the IE Mexican Club and IE USA Club decided to join forces and celebrate El dia de los Muertos/ Halloween to help celebrate and collect funds to help relief efforts. So we throw the IE Halloween Party, a night we party with our colleges at El Doblon where all our friends show up in crazy costumes! One of the most fun nights of the year when they could be out of their element letting lose and enjoy themselves wile they helped at the same time.

The party was a success, we manage to earn €1000 to help TECHO a nonprofit organization that mobilizes youth volunteers to fight extreme poverty in Latin America by constructing transitional housing and implementing social inclusion programs. With presence 19 countries in Latin America.

17
Nov

USA Club Blog – Second USA Club Event – Club Fair

Written on November 17, 2017 by Campus Life in Geographic, Social

I joined my fellow American board members for the October 9th club fair at MM4. Our January intake had previously held the club fair in the Launch Pad of MM31, so I was curious how big of a turn out there would be.

The place was packed! Many different clubs, with club members sharing their pride for their group with potential members. And unlike before, there were potential members from all the different IE programs, not just IMBA.

The USA Club was on fire! Andres, looking very dapper and professional, was making moves left and right, talking with people and signing them up for our club. Adi was all over the venue meeting people, infecting classmates with our unique, exciting and fun American spirit. Lauren, our fearless leader, looked resplendent in a multicolored dress which perfectly personified the beauty of diversity we value so highly in the United States. I did my best just to keep up with these fine Americans as I met interesting new people from so many different countries and programs.

By the end of the night we had shared several Mahous with our classmates, (I had a funky bottled “lemonade” I’ve never seen before and may choose not to try again) and wound up with a great long list of new members. Walking around, it looked like the other clubs had had a awesome night as well. Everyone there had smiles on their faces as they chowed down on the free popcorn and sipped the free cold brewskis.

My favorite part of IE is our diversity and the USA Club is working awesomely, as one piece of that beautiful diversity tapestry!

Until next time amigos!

 

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