MBA Summit


Start: November 13, 2020, 08:30 am
End: November 13, 2020, 01:00 pm


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We shape leaders who seize opportunities to create lasting value in an ever-changing world.

Today's business world is in need of those leaders more than ever.

MBA Summit is an opportunity for current MBA students at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School to come together and reflect on Carey’s values: Relentless Advancement, Boundless Curiosity, Unwavering Humanity, and Collaborative Leadership.

We invite you to consider how these values are important to you during networking sessions, panel discussions and skill-building workshops with subject matter experts and industry leaders.

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The audience for this event: All MBA Students

MBA Summit Schedule

8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.: Attendees should log on to Brazen | Register within Handshake

8:45 a.m. to 9 a.m.: Welcome Message from Dean Alex Triantis

9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Networking

9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.: Panel Sessions

Guests can choose between two-panel discussions. One focused on growth during disruption, and a second focused on corporate responsibility. See below for more information on panels.

10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Break

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Workshops

Choose from two workshops focused on Lean Six Sigma and Practical Project Management. More information on the workshops below. 

12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Networking + Break

12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.: Keynote | Data and Disruption

Beth Blauer, the Executive Director at Johns Hopkins University Centers for Civic Impact, is one of the people behind the COVID-19 Dashboard and Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.


Option 1: Growing from Disruption (Relentless Advancement)  

Student Moderator:  Faith Whang, MBA 2021


  • Rick Camacho, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Danone
  • Patrick Ryan, Operations Sponsor, Chevron
  • Najam Sheikh, VP Asset Management, Mubadala

In March 2020, our worlds changed and shifted in ways that no one could have anticipated.  Join us during this Zoom roundtable discussion with Carey alumni and external partners who have not only managed and survived the disruption that COVID-19 has brought, but have thrived during these challenging times.    

In this session, you will:  

  • Hear from business leaders who have been on the front lines for their companies during economic disruption.  
  • Learn which skill sets are most necessary and used during times of uncertainty and what students can do to start honing those abilities.    
  • Understand how to sell the knowledge and abilities of an MBA to employers in need of top talent to navigate business challenges.   
Option 2: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Face of Global Change (Unwavering Humanity) 

Student Moderator:  Shefali Kashiz, MBA 2021 


  • Matt Echols, Vice President and Group Head of Communications, Public Affairs and Sustainability & GM of WWW Coca-Cola Asia Pacific 
  • Jesse Sneath, Director of Social Innovation, Warby Parker 
  • Emily Blynn, Innovation Advisor, USAID

Unwavering Humanity is a deep value of the Carey Business School. Carey advances society and shapes leading citizens, and we want to continue doing so especially given today's challenges. 

So how can we do it? Given our current events – a pandemic, climate change, social inequity – what can we as business school students and professionals do to heal and advance our society? Join this session to find out.  

In the session, you will: 

  • Hear from alumni and professionals whose work focuses on the intersection between business and humanity.  
  • Learn about different career paths that enable you to live out this Carey value.  
  • Understand the important role business plays as a solution to human and environmental concerns. 


Option 1 – Lean Six Sigma Primer, Julie Cady Reh (Boundless Curiosity) 

Lean Plan-Do-Study-Act (or PDSA and also known as the PDCA Deming Model) is one of the key elements in Lean based continuous improvement, or for that matter in any kind of improvement work. It is the most basic framework for any kind of change. All other Lean tools simply reside on top of the PDSA. 
Most Lean projects in the Western world fail not because they do not have some detailed tool, but because the PDSA model is neglected. In this session, participants will be exposed to the foundations of Lean problem-solving methods and tools through an interactive simulation and team-based problem-solving exercises. 

Option 2 – Practical Project Management (Collaborative Leadership)  

This hands-on workshop will provide a brief survey of project management tools, techniques, and certifications, including the history and evolution of project management methods, as well as practical applications for various areas of your life and work. Attendees will learn the difference between certifications such as the Project Management Institute's project management professional (PMP) and The Scrum Alliance's (Agile) Certified Scrum Master (CSM).  The workshop will culminate with a hands-on, small group, project planning exercise using Microsoft Planner. 

Keynote Speaker

Data and Disruption 

Believing in trustworthy data and navigating disruption have played key roles in shaping the career of Beth Blauer, Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins University Centers for Civic Impact. Significant disruption has impacted Ms. Blauer both personally and professionally, and it led her to becoming one of the minds behind the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Map and Coronavirus Resource Center. Don't miss this opportunity to hear her insights and to ask questions! 

Here are some news clips and talks with Ms. Blauer you can view to see her work in action: