Go Global - or Not?

The Smith Business School offers you the opportunity to lead fearlessly! Join the Smith Business School's EMBA for a day on June 10, 2017 and participate in a class simulation where you will learn about our unique executive coaching tailored to every student, and network with our high caliber executives and alumni to hear different perspectives and stories of their career transformation.

Topic – Go Global --- or NOT?

World’s most influential living management thinker, Dr. Anil K. Gupta, chair and professor of Strategy, Globalization & Entrepreneurship will share with you a real-life case study to demonstrate what triggers a domestic company to go global and how to make a life and death decision in expanding internationally. 

For two years, DataClear has had the data analysis market to itself. But now a British upstart is nipping at its heels. Should DataClear continue to focus on its strong domestic prospects or expand overseas to head off the nascent international threat?   

About the Professor

Dr. Anil K. Gupta

DBA, Harvard University

Michael D. Dingman Chair & Professor of Strategy, 

Globalization & Entrepreneurship

Robert H. Smith School of Business

Dr. Anil K. Gupta is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy, globalization and emerging markets. Thinkers50 named him as the “world’s most influential living management thinker.” He is one of only 3 professors in the world to have been elected by his academic peers as a Lifetime Fellow of all three of the most prestigious bodies in the field – Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and Academy of International Business, with a combined membership of over 25,000 scholars worldwide.

     About the Smith EMBA Alumni Panelists

Edith Zhao 

CFO, IBM China 

Edith Zhao graduated from the Smith Global Executive MBA Program in 2015. She has been working for IBM since 2002. During her study at the Smith School of Business EMBA program, she was promoted to CFO.

Eliza Wang

Vice President, 51Talk

Eliza Wang graduated from the Smith Global Executive MBA Program in 2015. She has been working in the HR field since 1999. Now she is serving 51Talk as the Vice President.

Kjell Nelson

PhD, Bioengineering

Kjell Nelson obtained his Ph.D. in Bioengineering and worked as a scientist and technology developer for more than 10 years. He joined the Smith EMBA to solidify his skills, and now is an independent consultant in Precision Medicine.