Business Week 2010
April 12-16
Innovations Transforming Business in North Texas and Beyond

Business Week has long been a highlight for the UT Arlington College of Business, a full week set aside to connect faculty and students with business and community leaders.

The theme for Business Week 2010 is Innovations Transforming Business in North Texas and Beyond. The Business Week 2010 theme will provide students insight on how innovations in the marketplace might change the way we do business across key industries. More specifically, Business Week 2010 will place special focus on the business case for nanotechnology and its applications in various product and service markets. In addition, visiting executives will cover other key innovation topics including leadership, transportation, real estate, energy management and international business.

Business Week is an ideal way to bring executives to the University campus and for them to become acquainted with a promising new generation of business leaders.

For students, Business Week is an opportunity to meld theory with application. Guest speakers will share their experiences and present case studies from their companies.

Guest speakers will present during regular undergraduate and graduate classes. Students not enrolled in these classes may attend the guest speaker presentations, but space is limited.

 
 

The 2010 Business Week Guest Speaker Schedule

Updated March 31

Check back regularly for updates and additional guest speakers.
Times and locations are subject to change.


 

Monday, March 1

6:00 p.m.         Craig Happel (BBA '82), Deputy to the Vice President of Business Ventures,
  responsible for Contracts Management, Estimating, and Existing Programs
  Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  Topic: “Leadership”
  MANA 5350.

 

Wednesday, March 3

7:00 p.m.         Prashant Ranade, President and CEO
  Syntel Inc.
  Topic: “Emotional Leadership”
  Location: Business Building Rm 152
  MANA 5350.

 

Monday, March 22

6:00 p.m.         Terry Ryan, Senior Advisor to the President
  UT Arlington
  Topic: “Ryan on Leadership”
  Location: UTA FW Center
  MANA 5312. Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.

 

Wednesday, April 7

7:00 p.m.         Robert P. Birmingham, President
  Link Simulation & Training
  Topic: “Cutting Edge Leadership”
  Location: Business Building Rm 152
  MANA 5350. Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.

 

Monday, April 12

8:00 a.m.         Tim Matheus (BA '78), Owner
  Profile Equities, LLC.
  Topic: “Finding the Money!”
  Location: Business Building Rm 251
  Open to all students. Limited seating.

 
10:00 a.m.       Tim Matheus (BA '78), Owner
  Profile Equities, LLC.
  Topic: “Finding the Money!”
  Location: Business Building Rm 251
  Open to all students. Limited seating.

 
1:00 p.m.         Thom Tschaar
  Lockheed Martin
  Topic: “Process Automation: Powered by RFID Technology"
  Location: Business Building Rm 256
  MANA 4322. Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.

 
5:30 p.m.         Thom Tschaar
  Lockheed Martin
  Topic: “Process Automation: Powered by RFID Technology”
  Location: Business Building Rm 243
  MANA 4322. Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.

 
7:00 p.m.         David Edwards
  Lockheed Martin
  Topic: “Process Automation: Powered by RFID Technology”
  Location: Business Building Rm 147
  MANA 4322. Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.

 
7:00 p.m.         James Von Ehr, Founder, Chairman and CEO
  Zyvex
  Topic: “Commercializing Nanotechnology”
  Location: Business Building Rm 142
  MANA 5333. Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.

 
8:30 p.m.         David Edwards
  Lockheed Martin
  Topic: “Process Automation: Powered by RFID Technology"
  Location: Business Building Rm 150
  MANA 4322. Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.

 

Tuesday, April 13

8:00 a.m.         Mike Hawkins (BS '83), President
  Alpine Link Corporation
  Topic: “The #1 Core Competency of Leaders"
  Location: Business Building Rm 152
  LSHP 4311. Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
  Guests arriving after the 8:00 a.m. start time will not be able to enter the class room.

 
9:30 a.m.         David Roberts (BBA '87), Senior Vice President of Americas Sales
  Websense
  Topic: “Managing Channels of Distribution”
  Location: Business Building Rm 142
  MARK 3321. Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.

 
11:00 a.m.       Bradley Pietras, Director of Research and Development
  Lockheed Martin
  Topic: “Nanotechnology at Lockheed Martin”
  Location: Business Building Rm 147
  MANA 4322. Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.

 
11:00 a.m.       David Roberts (BBA '87), Senior Vice President of Americas Sales
  Websense
  Topic: “Managing Channels of Distribution”
  Location: Business Building Rm 142
  MARK 3321. Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.

 
6:00 p.m.         The Business Week 2010 Executive Dinner
  With Keynote Speaker Bruce Tanner (MBA '90), CFO,
Lockheed Martin Corp.,
UT Arlington
  Topic: “Dimensions of Innovation”
  Location: E.H. Hereford University Center Bluebonnet Ballroom
  THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

 
7:00 p.m.         David Edwards
  Lockheed Martin
  Topic: “Process Automation: Powered by RFID Technology”
  Location: Business Building Rm 245-E
  MANA 4322. Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.

 

Wednesday, April 14

3:00 p.m.         Dr.'s Patty and Earl Crisp and Dr. Jeff McGee, Management Department
  Topic: “What it really takes to be a 'top shelf' job candidate."
  Location: Business Building Rm 235
  Open to all students. Limited seating.

 
7:00 p.m.         Jim Lewis, Vice President for Development
  UT Arlington
  Topic: “Effective Leadership: The Goolsby Leadership Model"
  Location: Business Building Rm 152
  MANA 5350. Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.

 
7:00 p.m.         Scott Manning, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Professional Services
  Alcon
  Topic: “Doing Business in Japan"
  Location: Business Building Rm 142
  MANA 5331. Limited additional seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.

 
7:00 p.m.         Jonathan Pettit, P.E., AMS Project Manager
  Oncor Electric Delivery
  Topic: “Smart Meters: Enabling Electricity Innovation"
  Location: Business Building Rm 245E
  MANA 5339. Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.

 

Thursday, April 15

8:00 a.m.         Nano-101
  Location: Business Building Rm 239
  Open to all students. Limited seating.

 
9:30 a.m.         Nano-101
  Location: Business Building Rm 256
  Open to all students. Limited seating.

 
12:30 p.m.       Nano-101
  Location: Business Building Rm 348
  Open to all students. Limited seating.

 
5:30 p.m.         Nano-101
  Location: Business Building Rm 149
  Open to all students. Limited seating.

 
7:00 p.m.         Stacey Dwyer (MS '89), Executive Vice President and Treasurer
  D.R. Horton, Inc.
  Mike Murray, Controller
  D.R. Horton, Inc.
  Topic: “Financial Analysis in Residential Construction"
  Location: Business Building Rm 348
  ACCT 5324. Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.

 
7:00 p.m.         Mark Schulze, Vice President, Safety, Training, and Operations Support
  BNSF Railway Company
  Topic: “The Train Positioning System: the New Technology of the Railway"
  Location: Business Building Rm 147
  BCOM 5375. Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.