November 24, 2013 11:38 pm

The Academic Week Ahead

Monday – Nov 25

Join a Silicon Valley pop-up

The 13th annual Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford is taking place at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School. The focus of this year’s forum is on the broad themes of technology and healthcare, which is being explored through masterclasses and networking opportunities.

Be innovative

The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business is hosting its annual conference on the Business of Social and Environmental Innovation. This year’s theme is co-innovation to address wicked problems and looks to explore socio-ecological challenges and conflicting interests between stakeholders.

Tuesday – Nov 26

Use social media for the greater good

Randi Zuckerberg, social media and technology expert, is speaking about her new book Dot Complicated: Untangling our Wired Lives at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management in Canada. The book addresses the complications of our socially transparent world today, including issues of privacy, social identity, authenticity and crowdsourcing.

Alumni event: Spain

Paul Polman, chief executive of Unilever, the food and detergent company, is sharing his experience at Iese Business School in Barcelona. As well as a Q&A session with Mr Polman, the event includes the Food & Beverage Global Award Ceremony, which recognises business leaders who have distinguished themselves throughout their international careers in their industry.

Wednesday – Nov 27

Practise your talents

For the next two days, students at Nyenrode Business Universiteit in the Netherlands are taking part in a series of challenges that will allow them to showcase their entrepreneurial potential and meet other aspiring entrepreneurs. Activities include a business game competition in which students manage their own company through real life scenario simulations.

Listen to senior managers

Aston Business School is broadcasting the UK Senior Managers’ Conference 2013. The conference will demonstrate the expertise of senior managers from UK business schools, pool business intelligence and set agendas for the year ahead.

Indulge in luxury

Essec Business School is participating in the China Luxury Summit in Shanghai. Questions being considered include what kind of high-quality lifestyle do Chinese high-end consumers need? And how Chinese and global luxury brands deal with the talent development?

Thursday – Nov 28

Celebrate 25 years

Esade Business School, one of four founding members of Cems, is hosting the Cems Annual Events 2013, which marks the 25th anniversary of the alliance. The events run until Sunday, bringing together the Cems community.

Friday – Nov 29

Explore the energy industry

London Business School is hosting a conference on global energy, exploring what frontiers we are currently pushing to meet energy demands. The conference will feature four keynote speakers including Christoph Frei, secretary-general of the World Energy Council.

Network in India

Bangalore Business School is hosting a networking event in collaboration with the University of Exeter Business School in the UK. Abhay Abhyankar, professor of finance and Helen Freeman, head of marketing, communications and admissions at Exeter, will be present to share school updates.

Email forthcoming events to charlotte.clarke@ft.com

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