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Athabasca University MBA 25th Anniversary

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10640 100 Avenue Northwest

Edmonton, AB T5J 3N8

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Athabasca University MBA 25th Anniversary | Conference & Awards Dinner

In 1994, Athabasca University’s Faculty of Business (AU-FB) launched the world’s first fully online MBA program. Many said the program would fail, but here we are today.

By offering our MBA program online, many learners gained access to a flexible, high quality, graduate-level business education, while still living their lives. We were and will continue to be the difference makers for individuals, organizations, and businesses.

We are boldly looking to the future, empowering our learners and alumni to continue leading business transformation in this age of disruption.

Dr. Deborah Hurst
Dean, Faculty of Business




Please join us to honour the world’s first online MBA founders and distinguished alumni at our inaugural summit - Leading business transformation in an age of disruption.

When: October 17, 2019
Cost: $299 + GST for individual tickets
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Matrix Hotel, 10640-100 Avenue, Edmonton, AB

To view our outstanding alumni and Hall of Fame inductees, please visit: THE 25


Agenda

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Registration
1:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. | Welcome and Introductions
Master of Ceremonies: Dr. Joe Cox
1:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Opening Comments
Dr. Matthew Prineas & Dr. Deborah Hurst
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Keynote and Q&A
Keynote: Dr. Graham Lowe
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Networking Break
3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Panel Discussion and Q&A
Facilitator: Dr. Stephen Murgatroyd
Panelists: Curtis Stange, Victoria Grainger, Dan Giurescu, Alexandra Cutean,
Adriano Marini, Rod Schatz
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Networking Break and Registration
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Cocktail Reception 
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | 25th Anniversary Video Viewing
Remarks from Dr. Neil Fassina and Dr. Deborah Hurst
7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. | Dinner
7:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Presentation of Awards to Hall of Fame Inductees and MBA Builders


Speakers

Keynote: Dr. Graham Lowe, PhD, The Graham Lowe Group

Graham Lowe has over 30 years of organizational, labour market, and policy consulting experience across Canada and internationally. Graham is the author of Creating Healthy Organizations: How Vibrant Workplaces Inspire Employees to Achieve Sustainable Success.

Master of Ceremonies: Dr. Joe Cox, Canada Research Chair in Digital Disruption and Organizational Transformation, Athabasca University

Dr. Joe Cox is an economist working in the area of the digital economy. Dr. Cox is an active researcher in the area of the digital economy and has regularly published his work in a range of leading journals, including Computers in Human Behavior, the European Journal of Operational Research, Kyklos, the Journal of Cultural Economics and Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

Industry Panel Chair & Facilitator: Dr. Stephen Murgatroyd, PhD FBPsS FRSA, Founding Director of AU-FB's MBA Program

Stephen has a long history of innovation. Stephen was the Founding Director of Athabasca University’s MBA (the first fully online MBA in the world, launched in 1994). Stephen is the author of over forty books, and has consulted for thirty of the Fortune 100 companies and continues to consult around the world.

Panelists:

Curtis Stange, President and CEO, ATB Financial

Curtis leads 5,500 team members at ATB Financial as President & CEO. Curtis is piloting ATB into Alberta’s banking future—a future where he sees people and technology as equally as important because he believes behind every new technology disruption is a person with a bright idea to grow and develop and a customer who is expecting a remarkable experience.

Victoria Grainger, Founder, Wellness Works Canada

Victoria is a passionate advocate for the impact health has on performance. She has worked in the field of health promotion and population health for close to 20 years. As the founder of Wellness Works Canada, she is living her dream of making a true impact in the new and growing industry of workplace health and performance.

Dan Giurescu, CEO/Founder of TerraHub

Visionary. Strategizer. Idea Accelerator. Serial Entrepreneur. Dan is the Founder of TerraHub. Dan created TerraHub after his own attempt to build a blockchain product and struggling to find realistic, knowledgeable sources. Dan saw the need for a company to help cut through the myths and provide real world advice and guidance.

Alexandra Cutean, Senior Director of Research and Policy, Information and Communications Technology Council

Authoring reports including the Canadian Digital Innovation Measure, The Digital Talent Dividend, Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of Work in Canada, and Mapping Calgary’s Digital Future, Alexandra’s role at ICTC focuses on providing in-depth research, analysis and policy considerations for the Canadian digital economy.

Adriano Marini, senior Technology Consultant, Ernst and Young LLP

Adriano is focused on providing leading-edge digital solutions to clients who seek to adapt and transform their business to suit the rapidly changing world of modern business. During his tenure at EY, Adriano has worked on a variety of Analytics and Information Management (IM). Specifically, IM is the core subject of a long-term project of his involving an industry-leading tool implementation in a government organization.

Rod Schatz, Managing Director, Alidade Strategies

Rod is a senior executive and serial entrepreneur with an information management focus where he delivers value to organizations through the use of data in unique and creative ways by leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Rod’s most recent business venture assists multi-billion dollar organizations to apply digital technologies and information management techniques to provide new value to their customers and employees for superior business outcomes.



There is a special rate for the Matrix Hotel at $160/night (plus GST).

This rate includes an executive breakfast buffet and self-parking. If you are interested, use the group code “1910ATHABA” to take advantage of this rate. Reservation deadline for the hotel is September 16. See link here.

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