Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Memorial Union
8–9 a.m. Registration begins and Campus Showcase opens
Make your first connections with units and departments to advance your talent acquisition, professional development and/or research partnerships with UW-Madison.
Light breakfast served.
9–9:45 a.m. Campus Welcome and Creating Successful Partnerships with UW–Madison
Campus welcome: Charles Hoslet, Vice Chancellor, University Relations
Creating Successful Partnerships: Amy Achter, Managing Director, Office of Business Engagement
Learn the essentials on how to partner with UW–Madison
10–10:45 a.m. Campus Showcase and Engagement Conversations
Connect one on one with representatives from units and departments from across UW–Madison and explore opportunities for talent acquisition, professional development and/or research partnerships.
10:50–11:40 a.m. “RED” Talks – Research, Education, Discovery at UW–Madison
Enjoy a Badger spin on this talk format with a wide range of topics from these four UW researchers
“All systems go: how engineers design complex systems”, Laura Albert, Industrial & Systems Engineering, College of Engineering
“Quantum clocks: The colors of time”, Shimon Kolkowitz, Physics, College of Letters & Science
, Lesley Sager, Design Studies, School of Human Ecology
“Unmanned Aircraft Systems, AKA “Drones”, Chris Johnson, Industrial & Systems Engineering, College of Engineering.
11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Lunch
Noon: “Diversity and Inclusion: Driving Innovation and Performance” Binnu Palta Hill, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Wisconsin School of Business
12:45–2 p.m. Industry Partnership Panel
Four industry partners share details on how they initiated their partnership with UW, what the process was like for them and what they learned along the way. Learn steps you can leverage and creative approaches your company can deploy and identify new opportunities in your own relationship with UW. Our partners get candid and tell you what the process looks like from the inside and will be joined by the campus team that helped to take their vision into reality.
Adrienne Bestul, Senior Manager,Talent Development, Lands’ End
Glenn Fung, Director of Research, Machine Learning Research and Innovation Group, American Family Insurance
Leslie Mullins, Talent & Culture Business Partner, Morningstar, Inc.
Richard Vincent, Chief Business Officer, Foxconn Industrial Internet’s (Fii) Technology Solutions Group
Jerry O’Brien, Director of the Kohl’s Center for Retailing, School of Human Ecology
Joan Schmit, American Family Insurance Distinguished Chair in Risk Management, Wisconsin School of Business