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The Global Business School Network invites business school deans, directors and faculty to a one-day summit immediately preceding the AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting (ICAM) to explore the emerging technologies that are changing the landscape of management education and how they can be applied to developing world markets.

When: Sunday, April 6, 2014
From 9 AM until 4:30 PM
Where: INSEAD Asia Campus
1 Ayer Rajah Avenue
Contact: Lisa Leander
(202) 628-9040

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From MOOCs to mobile, educators around the world are closely watching advancements in technology that will transform management education, and the schools that provide it.

The Global Business School Network and INSEAD's Emerging Markets Institute convened over 50 leaders in business education and industry at INSEAD’s Asia campus to participate in a summit on “Tapping the Potential for Technology to Transform Management Education for Emerging Markets.” Delegates explored how technology is enabling new business models that expand the management education market and how it is changing the way that people learn in emerging markets.  

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INSEAD Asia Campus



INSEAD Asia Campus

1 Ayer Rajah Avenue, Singapore 

*Buses will pick up from the Marina Bay Sans Hotel at the Towel 1 Main Lobby at 8:30am. Return to hotel by 5:00pm.




Tunji AdegbesanAdetunji Adegbesan
Founder & Strategy Mentor
Gidi Mobile Ltd.

Walter BaetsWalter Baets
University of Cape Town,
Graduate School of Business

South Africa

Christopher ChiaChristopher Chia 
National University of Singapore Institute
of System Science Management Board


Soumitra DuttaSoumitra Dutta
Samuel Curtis Johnson School of Management,
Cornell University

Mark Fenton-O'CreevyMark Fenton-O'Creevy
Associate Dean
Open University Business School

United Kingdom
Thami GhorfiThami Ghorfi
ESCA School of Management

Tomas HultTomas Hult
International Business Center
Michigan State University

Rajen Makhijani
Associate Partner
Dalberg Global Development Advisors

Enase OkonedoEnase Okonedo
Lagos Business School

Guy PfeffermannGuy Pfeffermann
Founder & CEO 
Global Business School Network 


Vinika RaoVinika Rao
Executive Director 
INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute 

Sandeep SanderSandeep Sander
Founder & CEO 
SanderMan Pte. Ltd.

Karen Uffindell
Asia-Pacific IT Services Regional Leader

Hong Kong
Bala Vissa
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship



8:30Leave for INSEAD Singapore Campus 
9:00 - 9:30Welcome Address & Introductions
9:30 - 10:45Models of Management Education for the 21st Century
Discover and discuss how technology is enabling new business models for management education

Moderator: Christopher Chia,
Professor, National University of Singapore Business School (Singapore)

Featuring: Walter Baets,
Director, UCT Graduate School of Business (South Africa),
Soumitra Dutta, Dean, SC Johnson School of Management, Cornell University (USA), 
Balagopal Vissa, Associate Professor, INSEAD (Singapore) Download Presentation

10:45 - 11:00Technology Innovation Sponsor Showcase

Adetunji Adegbesan, Founder & Strategy Mentor, Gidi Mobile (Nigeria)
Download Presentation

11:00 - 11:30Tea Break
11:30 - 1:00Lessons to Learn from Business: Learning in a Digital Age

Discover and discuss ways businesses and education institutions use technology to provide interactive experiences for developing world customers and ways these approaches can be applied to education

Moderator: Robert Kennedy, Dean, Ivey Business School (Canada)

Featuring: Tomas Hult, Director, International Business Center, Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University (USA) Download Presentation
Rajen Makhijani, Associate Partner, Dalberg (Singapore / Mumbai) Download Presentation
Sandeep Sander, CEO, SanderMan Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
Karen Uffindell, Asia-Pacific IT Services Regional Leader, EY (Hong Kong) Download Presentation

1:00 - 2:00Networking Lunch
2:00 - 3:15Small Group Discussions

Applying technology in the developing world context and internationalizing your programs through technology

3:15 - 4:00Report Back
4:30Leave INSEAD Singapore Campus for Hotel


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Online Educa Berlin is the largest global e-learning conference for the corporate, education and public service sectors. More than 2000 high-level decision-makers from all areas of the education and training industry meet in the heart of Europe to shed light upon the future of ICT in education and training.   


Gidi Mobile 


Gidimo is Africa’s first  mobile server for learning, entertainment and connection. In collaboration with Pan-Atlantic University’s Enterprise Development Center, Gidimo offers a basic management course that includes videos of locally developed case studies, group discussions and reading materials. 


Join the Technology Summit as a sponsor and you will affiliate your organization with a dynamic, innovative event that attracts the attention of leaders in international management education. Your support also helps GBSN continue its important work ensuring the developing world has the management talent it needs to generate prosperity.

For more information on sponsorship, contact Doug White at or +1.202.628.9042



For more information, please contact GBSN at or +1.202.628.9040 
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