Expert speakers add value to the activities organized by EAE Business School
25 de June de 2019
25 de June de 2019
The Annual Report 2018 presents the key information about initiatives organized by EAE Business School with the participation of acclaimed speakers at events such as the graduation ceremonies and Alumni Reunions. The report also focuses on the events organized in collaboration with institutions such as APD.
Key activities throughout the year: the graduation ceremonies and the Annual Alumni Reunion
The Patron of the Graduation Class of 2017-2018 at the Madrid Campus was José María Álvarez-Pallete. During the ceremony, the President of Telefónica encouraged students, in the face of the "uncharted territory" of technological advances to decide what type of society they want. The graduation ceremony welcomed the participation of the CEO of Banco Sabadell, Jaime Guardiola, as the patron of the graduating class. In his speech, Guardiola emphasized the importance of values in the business world, such as non-conformity and commitment effectiveness and professionalism; and others related to personal skills, such as empathy and frank honesty.
EAE Alumni Reunion 2018 welcomed Jonas Kjellberg, the Co-Founder of Skype, as the keynote speaker. The Swedish entrepreneur and keen investor shared his professional insight in a presentation entitled "Social and creative innovation: new business models for a new generation". In Barcelona, Ernesto Caccavale, the Director of Development and Business for Spain and Portugal at Alibaba, took part in a session of the Chamber Dinners series at the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, which EAE Business School supports as an educational institution . Entitled "Alibaba, an ally for growing in China", the presentation analysed Chinese consumers, who are increasingly demanding international goods, including Spanish products, that fulfil certain quality, fashion and status criteria, which are "reliable and safe, with European certification".
The CEO of Telefónica Ecuador, José Manuel Casas, took part in a session entitled "The Human Face of Big Data: what is the digital revolution?", organized by EAE Business School and APD. In his presentation, Casas discussed the enormous quantity of data generated by our society, the empowerment of the masses and geolocated marketing and advertising. In December, Enrique Lores, the President of Imaging, Printing and Solutions Business at HP took part in the Spanish Executives around the World series organized by APD and EAE. Held in the auditorium of the auditorium of the iconic La Pedrera building, he shared his experiences in Silicon Valley and working for almost 30 years in HP. The same series included a really interesting session with Javier Díaz, the General Manager for South Europe and Latin America at IPSOFT, who gave a presentation entitled "The humanization of business through Artificial Intelligence". Another session in the series was led by José Carlos Martínez, the Global Director of Strategy and Planning at Intel Corporation, who gave a conference entitled "Opening up new markets: challenges and experiences".
In Barcelona, Javier Pijoan, the Managing Director for Iberia at Bacardi, Javier Pijoan, gave a presentation entitled "Cultural Transformation: going back to our origins and values" organized by EAE Business School and APD. Pijoan advocated "putting people at the epicentre" as a key factor in overcoming the "identity crisis" that Bacardi faced when it changed its CEO 7 times in 10 years. The Catalan capital was also the venue for the conference with Toni Nadal, the coach and uncle of Rafael Nadal. Passion, confidence and talent were the aspects highlighted in the session with the sports coach.
Events and round tables with acclaimed participants
As part of Recruiting Day, both in Madrid and Barcelona, the School held conferences with the aim of fostering the synergy and employability between companies and students. The participants at the Madrid Campus included Alicia Sánchez, the Director of Human Resources at Altran, Jesús Briones, the HR Manager at CEPSA, and Elvira Vega, the Director of Human Resources at Mapfre. Meanwhile, at the Calle Aragó Campus in Barcelona, the professionals taking part included Josep Armengou, the Head of Talent Acquisition & Internal Selection at Banco Sabadell, Núria Martín, the Human Resources Director at Cuatrecasas, Jaime Puig, the Head of Business Development at Talent Clue and David Gómez, the Head of Talent Acquisition at SAP.
A conference held at the CaixaForum in Madrid entitled "Professional competences and skills for business digitization" welcomed the participation of executives from technological companies and Human Resources professionals to discuss digital transformation in the world of employment. The experts sharing their insight included José Luis De Federico, the CEO and Founder of Grupo Bizpills, Miguel Ángel Turrado, the General Director at HP SCDS, Yolanda Lamilla, the Account Manager at Google Cloud, Luis Blas de Tejada, the Director of Human Resources at Altadis,?Teresa Fernández, the Director of Human Resources at Ibercaja, Esther Ponce, the Director in Madrid of Spring Professional, part of the Adecco Group, Gemma Baz, the Director of Human Resources for Business Units and Regional Coordination Territorial at Vodafone, and Pilar Llácer, the Senior Careers Advisor at EAE Business School.
Organized jointly by Bankia, APD and EAE, the conference "Trends in company training and development" included interesting presentations from Loreto Sanmartín, APD's Director of the Central Region, Carlos Hernández, the Director of People Strategy and Policies at Bankia, Sergio Jiménez, the CEO of Aiwin, Pilar Jericó, the Executive President and Partner at Be-Up, and María Pizzuto, EAE Business School's Employability Partner. The session ended with a discussion entitled 'Innovative Experiences. Growing with Talent and People', with the participation of Arancha García, the Executive Career Advisor at EAE Business School and moderator, Pablo Fernández, the Director of People Strategy at Bankia, Daniel Ferreiro, the L&D People Manager at Sanitas, and Francisco Puertas, the Strategy Talent & Organization Manager at Accenture.
EAE takes part in the 3rd National Human Resources Congress
Once again last year, EAE Business School collaborated with the 3rd National Human Resources Congress, held in Madrid, with the participation of acclaimed speakers such as Enrique Sánchez, the President of ADECCO, Luisa Izquierdo, the Director of Human Resources at Microsoft Ibérica, Carmen Polo, the Director of Human Resources at Axa, Joan Pere Salom, the Human Capital Partner at Deloitte, Ricardo Forcano, the Global Head of Talent and Culture at BBVA.
Furthermore, in 2018, other respected professional who gave presentations at events organized by EAE Business School included Amadeu Jori, the President of ASCEF, Fernando Serrate, a Partner at KPMG in Catalonia, María Jesús Rico, the Governance, Risk and Compliance partner at KPMG Advisor, Alejandro Climent, the General Director of the Cobega group, Karel Escobar, the CEO of Tetuan Valley; Marta Juan, the Senior Talent Acquisition at the LVMH Group; Enric Bayó, the Director of Innovation at the Catalan Government , Tomás Lahoz, the Talent and Development Manager at NH Hotels Group, Álvaro Suárez de Diego, the Digital Solutions Sales Manager at Correos and Raúl de la Vega, the Senior Digital Solutions Manager at Correos, to name just a few.
Check out EAE's Annual Report 2018 in the full version HERE.