The Annenberg Leadership and Management Speaker Series is an integral part of Harvey Mudd College’s commitment to encouraging students to lead with integrity. Endowed through a generous gift from The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Fund for Leadership Development, the series brings to campus accomplished individuals who are recognized leaders in their fields. The lectures provide an engaging forum for senior executives to address pertinent leadership issues, while sharing their insights with the HMC community.
During their visit to Harvey Mudd College, Annenberg speakers also are invited to lecture in the course, “Approaches to Leadership in a Technological World,” led by Professor Jay Prag. The class exposes students to various styles of leadership and the critical thinking necessary to direct and deploy new technologies toward the best possible ends.
Events will be held in the Platt Campus Center at Harvey Mudd College. Each program begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed at 6 p.m. by a dinner and lecture. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Stewardship and Events or by calling 909.575.8175.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Colin Bodell P14
Vice President, Website Application Platform & Builder Tools, Amazon.com
Colin Bodell leads the development and operations of the Amazon website platform used worldwide by Amazon.com retail, its subsidiaries and enterprise partner sites. He also heads the team responsible for Amazon’s internal development tools and deployment systems, and serves as the technical representative for Amazon’s Open Source Group.
Bodell came to Amazon.com in May 2006 from VA Software where he was CTO and vice president of Development SourceForge Enterprise. During his 28-year career, he has served as a senior executive at WebGain, IntelliCorp and Micro Focus. Bodell has 10 patents pending in the areas of website operations, email subscription management and DDoS protection. He is a named inventor on “Providing Continuing Service for a Third-Party Network Site during Adverse Network Conditions,” “Protecting Network Sites during Adverse Network Conditions” and “Monitoring a Network Site to Detect Adverse Network Conditions.”
"Scratch Your Own Itch, Then Scratch Theirs"
Bodell will discuss Amazon.com's success in finding and scratching itches—its own and its customers'—including operating in the Cloud and opening doors for anyone to store and sell goods from Amazon warehouses.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Founder and Managing Principal, Picoco LLC; Founder, President, The Massiah Foundation
Fariborz Maseeh leads Picoco LLC, an investment firm managing hedge funds, real estate funds and entertainment operations. He also is the founder and president of The Massiah Foundation, a charitable organization which invests in transformational situations for broad public benefit. He founded IntelliSense in 1991 with the vision of reducing the time and expense of creating next-generation microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices. Under his leadership, IntelliSense became one of the world’s fastest-growing MEMS companies and successfully created the first custom design, development and manufacturing MEMS operation.
“Diary of a Nerdy Kid”
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Indra K. Nooyi
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo
Indra Nooyi is chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo. In its global food and beverage portfolio, PepsiCo has 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. PepsiCo's main businesses include Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola. With more than $65 billion in annual net revenue, PepsiCo makes hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world.
Nooyi is the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo's promise to do what’s right for the business by doing what's right for people and the planet. It’s the company’s commitment to sustained growth with a focus on performance, human, environmental and talent sustainability.
In addition to being a member of the PepsiCo Board of Directors, Nooyi serves as a member of the boards of U.S.-China Business Council, U.S.-India Business Council, The Consumer Goods Forum, Catalyst, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The Peterson Institute for International Economics and Tsinghua University. She is also a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Successor Fellow of Yale Corporation and was appointed to the U.S.-India CEO Forum by the Obama Administration.
Nooyi is married and has two daughters.
"A Conversation with Indra Nooyi and Maria Klawe"
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Michael Angiulo '93
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
As corporate vice president of the Windows Hardware and PC Ecosystem team at Microsoft Corp., Michael Angiulo '93 leads the engineering teams working with OEM, IHV and ISV partners on future Windows technologies. He is also responsible for Microsoft Surface and Microsoft Hardware.
Before this role, Angiulo was the general manager of the Project Business Unit for four years, during which time Microsoft Project shipped new versions of both client and server, and completed an acquisition of an industry-leading portfolio management company, which led to its first-ever "IT PPM Leaders Quadrant" status from Gartner. Since joining Microsoft in 1994, Angiulo has held program management roles in Microsoft Research, as well as on the Microsoft Excel, Microsoft FrontPage and core Microsoft Office product teams. He has been awarded seven patents.
"Engineering Change in the PC Industry: The Story of Microsoft Surface"
The decision to build Surface, a PC, was significant for Microsoft and the PC industry. Angiulo will share his perspective on this challenging business decision and the exciting engineering journey that created Surface. He leads teams that work with the PC industry and that created Surface.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Co-Founder of Rose Park Advisors and author of Dare-Dream-Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream
Whitney Johnson is a leading thinker on driving innovation via personal disruption and is the co-founder of Clayton Christensen’s investment firm Rose Park Advisors (Disruptive Innovation Fund). Johnson is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, a senior advisor to the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards and a former double-ranked Institutional Investor equity analyst. Johnson is also the author of Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream(Bibliomotion, 2012) and is listed on Inc. magazine's 12 People to Follow on Twitter in 2012 and Business Insider's 54 Smart Thinkers Everyone Should Follow on Twitter.
Disruptive thinking improves the odds of success for products, companies and even countries, and harnessing this powerful mindset begins with the individual. Whitney Johnson will build on her Harvard Business Review article "Disrupt Yourself," applying the road-tested theory of disruptive innovation to the individual, providing practical tips along with real-world examples of personal disruption, with a focus on how leaders can drive individual and organization-wide innovation. If you are ready to move to the next level, it's time to disrupt the status quo and innovate from the inside.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Roger W. Ferguson Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer, TIAA-CREF
Roger W. Ferguson Jr., is president and chief executive officer of TIAA-CREF, the leading provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical, and cultural fields and a Fortune 100 financial services organization.
He is a member of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and served on its predecessor, the Economic Recovery Advisory Board. He also has served as vice chairman of the board of governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, as chairman of the Financial Stability Forum and co-chair of the Committee on Economic Development. He was a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee and has also chaired Federal Reserve Board committees on banking supervision and regulation, payment system policy and reserve bank oversight.
Ferguson serves on the Advisory Board of Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP and as co-chair of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on the Long-Run Macro-Economic Effects of the Aging U.S. Population.
"The Essentials of Good Leadership"
The key to being an effective leader is inspiring others to follow you. But how does one go about that? Roger W. Ferguson Jr., president and CEO of TIAA-CREF, will discuss the essential characteristics of good leaders, sharing examples from his own career in business and public service.
The speaker series is hosted by HMC’s Office of College Advancement and the President's Office. For more information, call 909.607.3162.
Judy Augsburger, Director of Public Relations, 909.607.0713.