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Global Alumni Weekend 2022

Save the date for the fifth edition of the Global Alumni Weekend taking place in the beating heart of Madrid on June 3rd and 4th. IE Alumni from every corner of the world will be returning home for two days packed with fun, emotions, and plenty of networking and reconnecting opportunities with your fellow alumni.

 

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Agenda & Speakers

  • Friday,
    June 3rd

     Velazquez 130 – Lobby

    Registration will be open from 18:30 until 21:00. Please note that we do require a valid ID or passport to verify your event credentials at registration.

    Maria de Molina 31 BIS – 8th floor

    A space for your kids to have fun while you are enjoying the Global Alumni Weekend activities on campus, Friday and Saturday.  In the Kids Area there will be activities specially designed for children aged from 2 to 12 years old. Children must be enrolled in the Register section to be admitted in the Kids Area. Limited spots available.

    Maria de Molina 31 BIS – Patio

    Speakers:

    Erik Schlie, VP of Global Alumni Relations and Talent & Careers. IE University

    Julia Sánchez, Head of Global Alumni Relations. IE University

    Let’s join each other and celebrate together!  We’ll kick off the GAW with a warm welcome by Erik Schlie, VP of Global Alumni Relations and Talent & Careers and Julia Sánchez, Head of Global Alumni Relations.

    Maria de Molina 31 BIS – Patio

    Enjoy cocktails, “tapas” and other appetizers at the patio right after the Opening Ceremony. Catch up with your classmates and meet up with new alumni acquaintances while listening to live music on stage. It’s time to relax and enjoy!

  • Saturday,
    June 4th

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – Lobby

    Registration will be open from 10:00 until 15:00. Please note that we do require a valid ID or passport to verify your event credentials at registration.  For those of you who registered on Friday (at María de Molina campus), please bring your registration credentials with you for a speedy check-in.

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259)

    A space for your kids to have fun while you are enjoying the Global Alumni Weekend activities at the IE Tower on Saturday.  In the Kids Area, there will be activities specially designed for children aged from 2 to 12 years old. Children must be enrolled in the Register section to be admitted in the Kids Area. Limited spots available!

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – Entrance

    Meet up with IE friends and enjoy an informal, continental breakfast outside at the entrance of the IE Tower… What better way to kick start your Saturday full of activities!

    Join our guided IE Tower Tours, which will start on the ground floor Lobby. In these tours, you will get an exclusive view of various floors of the IE Tower –  enjoy the Madrid skyline from the 24th floor terrace, check out the new flexible classrooms, Sports Center and more. Don’t forget to sign up here, spots are limited!

    Torre IE (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – Lobby

    El tour guiado de la Torre IE comenzará en la recepción de la planta baja. Durante el recorrido mostraremos las vistas impresionantes de Madrid desde la terraza situada en la planta 24, las aulas flexibles, el centro deportivo, el auditorio, y más. Plazas limitadas, no olvides registrarte.

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259)

    During this timeframe, each Dean of the five IE Schools will choose their favorite trending topic, which will be delivered by IE Faculty from their School.  Choose the “Dean’s Pick” topic that most interests you.

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – 20.04

    Speakers:

    Nikitas Konstantinidis, Acting Vice Dean and Associate Professor, IE School of Global and Public Affairs.

    Henry Pascoe, Assistant Professor of International Security, IE School of Global and Public Affairs.

    This session will consider the events surrounding the war in Ukraine and their implications for the future of international security. In particular, we will discuss the role of economic sanctions, international aid, violence against civilians, and international organizations in the conflict. In addition we will consider what could be the prospects for peace in the region. While the session will focus on the current crisis in Ukraine, it will also draw out more general implications for the role of political violence in the contemporary global order.

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – Floor 22 Hub

    Speakers:

    Martha Thorne, Dean. School of Architecture and Design. IE University.

    Cristina Mateo, Associate Dean. School of Architecture and Design. IE University.

    Jennifer Durand. Owner. Office of Versatile Architecture.

    During the pandemic, the virtual world helped us stay connected, yet it has also contributed to a false sense of connectedness. Increasingly, there is more potential to immerse ourselves into a world other than IRL (in-real-life) with glasses, helmets and other gadgets…and without our life seeming to lose one iota of intensity. But what is this new virtual space – Metaverse – and how will its democratization evolve?

    What type of interactions will we do there? Initial attempts demonstrate a focus on entertainment, gaming, dancing, talking… but is that all immersive environments are good for? What qualities of physical spaces can we translate? Are third spaces ideal for the metaverse? Some key features of third spaces that foster interactions in the physical space are:

    • Home Away From Home: People can visit whenever they wish & feel at home, without worrying about dress code, rules, or money spent
    • Knowledge Exchange: people from different ages, fields, and cultures learn from each other
    • Network Expansion: new connections and new friends are always possible

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – 19.02

    Speakers:

    Lee Newman, Dean. IE Business School.

    David Alayón. Chief Foresight Officer & Co-founder. Innuba.

    For years, companies have shaped the economy and society in which we live, creating sophisticated mechanisms to increase their profits regardless of the impact they generate. What happens when we reach the limits of our socio-economic system? And when the planet suffers from unsustainable “growth”? What happens when all of us, consumers and employees, acquire a higher level of awareness? In the future, only socially, environmentally and economically sustainable companies will be relevant to society and innovation plays a fundamental role in this sustainable transformation and in creating value by combining the triple bottom line.

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – 19.03

    Speaker:

    Ikhlaq Sidhu. Incoming Dean and Professor. IE School of Science and Technology, in transition from UC Berkeley

    TBC

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259)

    It´s time to return to the classroom with our renowned professors! You can experience what it’s like to attend a class at the IE Tower. Choose one of the below sessions:

    Please, note that some of the sessions below will be available at 12:40h.

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – 18.02

    Speaker:

    Patricia Gabaldón. Director Bachelor in Economics. IE Business School.

    La pandemia del Covid-19, el conflicto Ucrania-Rusia junto con algunas otras restricciones en la industria energética, entre otros elementos estructurales, están empujando los precios al alza. Después de décadas de tasas de interés bajas y un movimiento muy bajo de los precios, el mundo está aprendiendo a vivir bajo la presion de los precios. ¿Qué sigue en este escenario? ¿Cuál sería el papel de los bancos centrales? ¿La geopolítica está influyendo en estos rápidos aumentos de precios?

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – 18.01

    Speaker:

    Daniel Blake, Associate Professor. IE Business School

    With growing pressure from investors, regulators, customers and employees, sustainability has become a central priority for managers across the world. This session will provide an overview of the key pillars of a successful sustainability strategy, addressing both the strategic motivations for being sustainable, as well as the main elements of implementing a sustainability strategy.

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – 18.04

    Speaker:

    Alvaro de la Mora, Head of Retail. Minsait Business Consulting

    ¿Cuál es el futuro del Retail? ¿Cómo está transformando la innovación la forma en que compramos y vendemos cosas? ¿Cómo los nuevos modelos de negocio disruptivos y las start-ups están transformando el Retail en un sector sostenible/de impacto positivo? ¿Cuál es el papel de la Transformación Digital en esta revolución (Inteligencia Artificial, Realidad Aumentada, Omnicanalidad, Marketing Digital y Social Selling, etc)…? ¿Quiénes son los ganadores/casos de éxito? El objetivo de esta clase es proporcionar una perspectiva de alto nivel sobre cómo la transformación digital, la innovación, la sostenibilidad y los nuevos hábitos sociales están transformando el sector Retail y el mundo, para ayudar a los estudiantes a identificar futuras oportunidades profesionales.

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – 17.01

    Speaker:

    Rocío Bonet, Professor of Human Resources. IE Business School.

    The future of work is already here and is here to stay. The increased turbulence in the competitive environment, the introduction of new technologies, and shifts in workers’ preferences, are revolutionizing the way we work. The spread of remote work, the imperative of having an agile workforce, or the need for more flexible workforces require a new approach to talent management in organizations. Managers of today organizations need to successfully embrace these changes to remain competitive. This master class will explore the challenges and opportunities presented by innovations in the way we work and will present best practices to talent management in the current environment.

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – 18.03

    Speaker:

    Miguel Jaureguizar, Adjunct Professor. IE Business School.

    A technical protocol (TCP/IP) designed to copy information gave birth to the Internet and nowadays we have a technical protocol (Blockchain) that is designed to move value. This means that financial intermediaries, mainly banks and governments, are being disrupted at an essential level. What are the key elements driving the transition from Web2 users to Web3 stakeholders? Why is talent fleeing from Big Tech to DeFi and DAOs?

    Join us to understand how NFTs are not just bored apes but the frontline of limited information economic dynamics. Also, Web3 as the NFT’s essential container and a little bit about CBDCs and how the Token Economy will shape financials over the next decade.

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – 17.02

    Speaker:

    Alberto Levy.

    We will explore how combining art with technology prepares us to address global issues.

    Human beings are designed to use both sides of the brain but rigid educational processes limit us most of the time to exploring just one world – either art bringing design, creativity, and imagination or technology coupled with analysis, logic, and math. But why not combine both of them? Art advances the experiences of technology, while the technology advances the possibilities of art. As the impact of the pandemic has reached all corners of society with its unprecedented challenges, now is the time to fight back by using innovative means to make a positive impact in the world.

    Join us and Alberto Levy, designer, founder ant technologist and International MBA Professor, as he shares his insights on how applying the equation of art and technology introduces new capabilities and creativity in generating impact. Alberto is considered an “Innovation Evangelist” by the Harvard Business Review Summit and the World Economic Forum. In this edition of the Alumni Weekend, Alberto’s executive strategist and creative soul will empower and inspire us to be innovators by design.

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259)

    Time to return to the classroom with our renowned IE professors! You can experience what it’s like to attend a class at the IE Tower. Choose one of the sessions below.

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – 18.02

    Speaker:

    Patricia Gabaldón, Director Bachelor in Economics. IE School of Global and Public Affaris.

    The Covid-19 pandemic, the Ukraine-Russia conflict together with some other restrictions in the energy industry, among other structural elements, are pushing prices up. After decades of low interest rates and very low movement in prices, the world is learning how to live under price pressures. What is next in this scenario? What would be the role of central banks? Is geopolitics influencing these rapid increase in prices?

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – 18.01

    Speaker:

    Daniel Blake, Associate Professor. IE Business School.

    With growing pressure from investors, regulators, customers and employees, sustainability has become a central priority for managers across the world. This session will provide an overview of the key pillars of a successful sustainability strategy, addressing both the strategic motivations for being sustainable, as well as the main elements of implementing a sustainability strategy.

    Torre IE (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – 18.04

    Speaker:

    Alvaro de la Mora, Head of Retail. Minsait Business Consulting

    Which is the future of Retail? How is innovation transforming the way we buy and sell things? How are the new disruptive business models and start-ups changing Retail into a sustainable / positive impact sector? Which is the role of Digital Transformation in this revolution (Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Omnichannel, Digital Marketing and Social Selling, etc)…? Who are the winners / success stories? The purpose of this class is to provide a high level perspective on how digital transformation, innovation, sustainability and new social habits are transforming the Retail sector and the world, in order to help students to identify future professional opportunities.

    Torre IE (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – 17.01

    Speaker:

    Rocío Bonet, Professor of Human Resources. IE Business School.

    El futuro del trabajo ya está aquí y ha llegado para quedarse. El aumento de la turbulencia en el entorno competitivo, la introducción de nuevas tecnologías y los cambios en las preferencias de los trabajadores están revolucionando la forma en que trabajamos. La expansión del trabajo remoto, el imperativo de contar con una fuerza laboral ágil o la necesidad de una fuerza laboral más flexible requieren un nuevo enfoque para la gestión del talento en las organizaciones. Los gerentes de las organizaciones actuales deben adoptar con éxito estos cambios para seguir siendo competitivos. Esta clase magistral explorará los desafíos y las oportunidades que presentan las innovaciones en la forma en que trabajamos y presentará las mejores prácticas para la gestión del talento en el entorno actual.

    Torre IE (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – 18.03

    Speaker:

    Miguel Jaureguizar, Adjunct Professor. IE Business School.

    Un protocolo técnico (TCP/IP) diseñado para copiar información dio origen a Internet y hoy tenemos un protocolo técnico (Blockchain) que está diseñado para mover valor. Esto significa que los intermediarios financieros, principalmente los bancos y los gobiernos, están siendo perturbados a un nivel esencial. ¿Cuáles son los elementos clave que impulsan la transición de los usuarios de la Web2 a los interesados en la Web3? ¿Por qué el talento está huyendo de las Big Tech hacia las DeFi y las DAO?

    Únase a nosotros para comprender cómo las NFT no son simples monos aburridos, sino la primera línea de la dinámica económica de la información limitada. También, la Web3 como contenedor esencial de las NFTs y un poco sobre las CBDCs y cómo la Economía Token dará forma a las finanzas en la próxima década.

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – 17.02

    Speaker:

    Alberto Levy.

    We will  explore how combining art with technology prepares us to address global issues.

    Human beings are designed to use both sides of the brain but rigid educational processes limit us most of the time to exploring just one world – either art bringing design, creativity, and imagination or technology coupled with analysis, logic, and math. But why not combine both of them? Art advances the experiences of technology, while the technology advances the possibilities of art. As the impact of the pandemic has reached all corners of society with its unprecedented challenges, now is the time to fight back by using innovative means to make a positive impact in the world.

    Join us and Alberto Levy, designer, founder ant technologist and  International MBA Professor, as he shares his insights on how applying the equation of art and technology introduces new capabilities and creativity in generating impact. Alberto is considered an “Innovation Evangelist” by the Harvard Business Review Summit and the World Economic Forum. In this edition of the Alumni Weekend, Alberto’s executive strategist and creative soul will empower and inspire us to be innovators by design.

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259)

    Please note: these sessions are exclusive for attendees celebrating their Class Reunions.

    Get ready to once again see your favorite IE professor! Each Class Reunion will be have a special class with a top IE faculty member, and surely will be reliving their classroom experience from back in the day!

    25 Year Class Reunion

    MIDE 1995 with Professor TBC in room 20.01

    20 Year Class Reunions

    MIDE October 2001 with Professor Juan Carlos Pastor in room 20.02

    MAJ October 2001 with Professor Fernando Arenas in room 20.03

    MBA October 2001 with Professor Enrique Dans in room 20.04

    15 Year Class Reunion

    IMBA November 2006 with Professor TBC in room 19.01

    10 Year Class Reunions

    IMBA April 2011 with Professor Lee Newman in room 19.02

    IMBA November 2011 with Professor Gonzalo Garland in room 19.03

    MIM September 2011 with Professor Rolf Strom-Olsen in room 19.04

    5 Year Class Reunion

    IMBA January 2017 with Professor Alvaro Garcia Soto in room 16.01

    3 Year Class Reunions

    IMBA September 2018 with Professor TBC in room 15.03

    MIM September 2018 with Professor Portela in room 15.04

    IMBA January 2019 with Professor Pedro Gete in room 15.01

    MIM February 2019 with Professor TBC in room 15.02

    1 Year Class Reunion

    MIM September 2020 with Professor Marco Giarratana in room 16.02

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – Floor -3

    Lunch will be held at the Cafetería of the IE Tower. Enjoy the break to relax and network.

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – Lobby

    Join our guided IE Tower Tours, which will start on the ground floor Lobby. In these tours, you will get an exclusive view of various floors of the IE Tower –  enjoy the Madrid skyline from the 24th floor terrace, check out the new flexible classrooms, Sports Center and more. Don’t forget to sign up here, spots are limited!

    Torre IE (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – Lobby

    El tour guiado de la Torre IE comenzará en la recepción de la planta baja. Durante el recorrido mostraremos las vistas impresionantes de Madrid desde la terraza situada en la planta 24, las aulas flexibles, el centro deportivo, el auditorio, y más. Plazas limitadas, no olvides registrarte.

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – Auditorium

    Speaker:

    Angel Sáenz de Cenzano. General Manager for Spain and Portugal. Linkedin

    More information regarding the session will be coming soon.

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259

    Speaker

    Andrew Bertoli, Assistant Professor of International Security. IE University.

    What challenges will global actors face in the coming decades? In this simulation, players will try to overcome two major problems related to space governance and cyber affairs. This real-time game has many possible outcomes and demonstrates important lessons from game theory and social constructivism.

    Take a look at the preview video.

    Don’t miss out! Sign up here; limited spots available per group.

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259)

    Join this speed-networking session to refine your elevator pitch and expand your network quickly with new and interesting connections. Hosted by IE Talent and Careers. The plan for the speed networking will be as follows:

    15:40 – 15:45: Brief overview of the activity

    15:45 – 16:00: First round by Language (English & Spanish)

    16:00 – 16:15: Second round by Seniority (years of professional experience)

    16:15 – 16:30: Third round by Sectors/Functions

    Book your seat soon! Space is limited.

    More information coming soon.

    IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – Lobby

    Join our guided IE Tower Tours, which will start on the ground floor Lobby. In these tours, you will get an exclusive view of various floors of the IE Tower –  enjoy the Madrid skyline from the 24th floor terrace, check out the new flexible classrooms, Sports Center and more. Don’t forget to sign up here, spots are limited!

    Torre IE (Paseo de la Castellana 259) – Lobby

    El tour guiado de la Torre IE comenzará en la recepción de la planta baja. Durante el recorrido mostraremos las vistas impresionantes de Madrid desde la terraza situada en la planta 24, las aulas flexibles, el centro deportivo, el auditorio, y más. Plazas limitadas, no olvides registrarte.

    Four Seasons Hotel Madrid (Calle de Sevilla 3)

    We are celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Global Alumni Weekend and our EPIC alumni award winners with a black-tie gala dinner!  Join us for this special celebration and put on your fanciest evening gown, tuxedo or formal attire for a special evening to remember.

    The Gala Dinner will be celebrated at the iconic Four Seasons Hotel Madrid, with the following agenda:

    20:30 – 21:15: Welcome Cocktail and Reception
    21:15 – 00:00: Plated dinner & EPIC Awards Ceremony
    00:00 – 02:00: Dancing with DJ and open bar

    RSVP by buying your tickets on the Register section.