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The Intersection Podcast

Tune in to The Intersection, a podcast created by the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business.

Join us as we talk with Scheller MBA students and alumni, faculty, entrepreneurs, and other experts to gain insights into what it means to lead innovation in a tech-driven world.

We tackle topics ranging from personal stories and career insights, to cutting edge faculty research and current trends in tech and business.

Who should tune in? Anyone interested in the impact of innovation and technology on today's business world. Community members, prospective and current students, alumni, faculty, staff, and parents alike will walk away with something new.

 

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The Art of Negotiation: A Conversation With Mario Moussa

What makes someone a good negotiator and what defines a successful negotiation? Learn from Mario Moussa, faculty instructor for Georgia Tech Scheller's Executive Education courses. Hear from Mario as he discusses how negotiations differ in face-to-face versus virtual environments, the effect of Covid-19, and the best way individuals can prepare for negotiations situations.

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Meet Arush Lal: Global Health Consultant, Gender Equity Advocate, and Scheller Undergrad Alum

Join us for a conversation with Arush Lal, an honoree in the inaugural Georgia Tech Alumni Association 40 Under 40 list.

From a young age, Arush Lal learned a tough lesson: Illness is universal, but healthcare resources and support are not. With one of the largest global health challenges upon us, Arush Lal’s experience in global health policy and pandemic preparedness (including with Ebola and Zika) has proved critical to Covid-19 response efforts. Arush works at the WHO Americas Office where he supports Covid-19 efforts by procuring test kits and preventing stockouts of essential medicines and public health supplies worldwide. He’s worked across government and non-government organizations including the U.S. HHS Office for Global Affairs in the Pandemic and Emerging Threats division, IntraHealth International, and the Task Force for Global Health. In addition, he was appointed the youngest member on the board of directors for Women in Global Health.

Learn about Arush’s background, what drew him to his career in public health, lessons to learn from the Covid-19 pandemic, and the future of his work.

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Georgia Tech Scheller Lean Six Sigma: Is it Right For You?

What is Lean Six Sigma and what can it do for you and your organization? Learn from Bob Myers, faculty instructor for Georgia Tech Scheller’s new online Lean Six Sigma programs. Hear from Bob as he discusses the differences between Green Belt and Black Belt, program format, and how getting Lean Six Sigma certified can benefit your career.

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Georgia Tech Scheller Lean Six Sigma: Meet Bob Myers, Faculty Instructor

Meet Bob Myers, Georgia Tech Scheller’s faculty instructor for its new online Lean Six Sigma programs. Get to know more about Bob, including his personal background, his history with Georgia Tech, and how he cultivated his passion for process improvement through his career.

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Meet Bobby Henebry, CFA: Serial Entrepreneur, Global Volunteer, and Scheller MBA Alum

Join us for a conversation with Bobby Henebry, an honoree in the inaugural Georgia Tech Alumni Association 40 Under 40 list.

Bobby came to Georgia Tech as a mechanical engineering student and eventually became a Double Jacket with an MBA in entrepreneurship in 2006. Bobby spent 11 years as an investor before deciding to step away to reinvent himself through entrepreneurialism. As an early adopter in cryptocurrencies, Bobby started his own mining operation in 2016. He has since become an internationally recognized speaker on blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

Bobby also volunteers extensively with organizations like the Middle East Leadership Academy and Central Eurasian Leadership Academy, the Wounded Warrior Project Odysseys, The Global Good Fund, and Girl Power Talk, a women’s empowerment organization working in India and Nigeria. Inspired by the universal language of music, he founded the YouTube channel Chord Savvy and has brought his Martin Backpacker travel guitar with him to more than 40 countries.

Disclaimer: Nothing said is meant as investment advice, and all comments are for informational purposes only. Investing involves risks including, but not limited to, loss of principal. Consult with your financial advisor for whatever may be best for your personal situation.

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Meet Anik Khan: Scheller Alum and FinTech Entrepreneur

Meet Anik Khan. Anik is a Georgia Tech Scheller undergrad alum in finance and economics, and he’s also the co-founder and CEO of MaxRewards, Inc., a Techstars-backed financial technology company that empowers consumers to make smarter financial decisions. Learn about Anik’s journey, from his childhood as part of a first generation immigrant family, to starting a web design and development firm at 14 years old, attending Georgia Tech, becoming an Accenture consultant, and eventually building MaxRewards.

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Dean Maryam Alavi Discusses Tech, Higher Ed, and the Future of Work

Meet Dean Maryam Alavi of the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, as she discusses her background, the role of tech and digital disruption at work, and the role Scheller plays in shaping the workforce of the future.

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Dean Maryam Alavi on Bloomberg Radio

Dean Maryam Alavi discusses the effects of Covid-19 on the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, along with the College's new Full-time MBA GMAT/GRE optional policy for Fall 2021 admissions.

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Undergrads James, Priyesh, and Nevi talk diversity at Scheller, workplace – The Intersection Podcast

In this episode of the Intersection podcast series, listen as James Ni, Priyesh Shah, and Nevi Shah talk about what diversity means to them and the importance it plays in creating healthy organizations and relationships in the workplace and at Scheller.

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Ramblin' Roundtable: FinTech - The Intersection Podcast

Scheller College of Business is popular for being at the intersection of business and technology. On the Ramblin' Roundtable, Scheller students, alums, faculty, and more break this intersection down further to discuss hot topics in the intersection of technology and different business areas. In today's episode, 2nd year MBA candidate Ben Rosenthal, MBA Alum Saurabh Bose, and Scheller's own Dr. Eric Overby talk about their passions for FinTech, current events going on in the field, and what they are creating next. Listen to the episode to find out more!

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Summer Internships: West Coast Tech - The Intersection Podcast

On this episode of The Intersection, host Jasmine Howard sits down with 2nd year MBA candidates Parv Aggarwal, Andres Bequillard, and Alex Lafley to get the scoop on their summer internships with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Apple, and Amazon. Listen to the episode to find out what helped them secure their internships, what helped them be succesfull, and more!

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Summer Internships: Consulting - The Intersection Podcast

On this episode of The Intersection, host Jasmine Howard sits down with 2nd year MBA candidates Stephanie Landaverde, Henry McGill, and Dhaval Mehta to get the scoop on their summer internships with Deloitte, Alix Partners, and PwC. Listen to the episode to find out what helped them secure their internships, why they are returning full-time, and more!

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Ramblin' Roundtable: Technology and Mobility - The Intersection Podcast

Scheller College of Business is popular for being at the intersection of business and technology. On the Ramblin' Roundtable, Scheller students, alums, faculty, and more break this intersection down further to discuss hot topics in the intersection of technology and different business areas. In today's episode, 2nd year MBA candidate Stephen Stradley, 1st year MBA candidate Sunny Gupta, and from across the bridge Dr. Patricia Mokhtarian from Georgia Tech's School of Civil and Environmental Engineering talk about their passions for mobility, current events going on in the field, and whether or not we will have flying taxis in our future. Listen to the episode to find out more!

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International MBAs - The Intersection student podcast at Scheller

The Intersection sits down with full-time MBA candidates Melanie Coissard, Yash Lakhotia, and Alireza Nazari to learn about the experience of international students at Scheller. Listen to the episode to find out some of their helpful hints to thriving in an MBA program when coming from abroad.

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Undergrads Travis King and Sam Medinger talk internships at Atlanta corporations - The Intersection

On this episode of The Intersection, we sat down with Travis King and Sam Medinger to talk about their internships with big Atlanta corporations last summer. Sam spent the summer on the Leverage Finance team with SunTrust Robinson Humphry and Travis worked for Delta Airlines on the One Delta team.

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Intersection Podcast Celebrates International Women’s Day 2019 - The Intersection

The Intersection sat down with three of Scheller College’s rockstar women MBA candidates in celebration of International Women’s Day 2019.

Listen to this episode of The Intersection to find out more about why our guests chose to return to school when they did, what has helped them to understand a different perspective than their own, and what they will be creating next.

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Scheller is a School to Watch: Poets & Quants - The Intersection - MBA Student Podcast

Poets & Quants recently ranked The Georgia Institute of Technology, Scheller College of Business among their 10 Business Schools To Watch In 2019.

The Intersection sat down with the Jones MBA Career Center’s Lauren Porter, Executive Director of MBA Admissions Katie Lloyd, and 1st Year Full-time MBA Candidate Parv Aggarwal to find out just some of the reasons Scheller is a school to watch.

Read the article for more: https://poetsandquants.com/2019/01/13/10-business-schools-to-watch-in-2019/4/

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Sawyer Williamson, Evening MBA student - The Intersection - Entrepreneur Series

This episode of The Intersection is the second of two in our Entrepreneur Series where we talk to two outstanding Evening MBA students about their journeys with entrepreneurism.

Sawyer Williamson’s father and uncle started Williamson Brothers Bar-BQ in 1990. They came to Atlanta from central Alabama, chose a random exit off of I-75 in Marietta, found a vacant building, leased it, and moved their family to a nearby one-bedroom apartment. Today, Williamson Bros consists of five businesses with a sixth starting this spring. They have three Williamson Brothers Bar-BQ restaurants, a 16000 square foot catering facility, and an FDA approved food manufacturing facility with their products in over 2000 grocery stores and 500 restaurants.

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Christian White, Executive MBA student - The Intersection - Entrepreneur Series

This episode of The Intersection is one of two in our Entrepreneur Series where we talk to two outstanding Executive MBA students about their journeys with entrepreneurism.

After Christian White completed 6.5 years as an Army Officer he decided he wanted to transition to civilian life and pursue an MBA, where Georgia Tech was at the top of his list. Christian wanted to transition to Technology and he knew that Scheller, being at the intersection of business and technology, was the right place for him.

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Undergrad Corporate Internships - The Intersection Podcast at Scheller

On this episode of The Intersection we sat down with Darby Foster, Rachel Luckcuck, and Matt Webster to talk about their internships with some large corporations. All three of our guests worked in the IT space with these companies and are part of the Denning Technology and Management (T&M) Program at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business.

If you want to be like any of our superstar guests, heed some of the advice they imparted: work hard early on in your college career and take advantage of all of the resources available to you. We had a wonderful time chatting with these three undergraduate students and are excited to see what their future holds.

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Scheller MBA Student Podcast: Nike Internships

On this episode of The Intersection our host, first-year MBA student Jasmine Howard, talks to four of Scheller’s six second year full-time MBA students that interned at Nike this past summer.

Steven Kviklys and Christie King spent their summers in Oregon as Graduate Operations Interns. Steven was able to use the tools he learned in his Supply Chain Modeling class including the News Vendor Model to successfully plan Nike’s capacity in their footwear factories for the next season. Christie was tasked with converting the many channels of information Nike had for submitting chargebacks into usable data tables so Nike could easily see what went wrong and where.

Ross Smith and Joshua Partridge, both double jackets (both received undergraduate degrees from Georgia Tech and will be completing their graduate degrees next spring), interned closer to Scheller in Memphis, TN at Nike’s largest distribution center worldwide. Josh used what he learned in his Big Data Analytics class to help Nike optimize their labor force, while Ross was helping Nike configure their Warehouse Management System to increase throughput and reduce costs.

Listen to this episode of The Intersection to hear more about Scheller College of Business’s TI:GER Program, International Practicums, and Career Services as well as to find out more about what our Nike Interns did this summer, who brought home 50 pairs of shoes, and how Scheller helped them succeed.

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The Intersection - Undergrad Finance Internships

Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to intern at one of the most prestigious financial institutions in the world? Listen as three Scheller College of Business undergraduate students talk about their summer internships with Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, and Point72.

In this edition of The Intersection, we sat down with undergraduate students Naomi O’Halloran, (Goldman Sachs), Irfan Parvini (Point72), and Shane Phillipps (Credit Suisse) to hear what they learned in the world of accounting and finance.

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MBA Veteran and Active Duty Military Students discuss military and Scheller College experiences

In recognition of Veterans Day, the Intersection Podcast sat down with three of our active duty and veteran MBA students to talk about their experiences in the military and at Scheller College and how both are helping to shape their futures. All three offered prospective veteran applicants the same advice: be confident in the skills you’ve learned, as they are very valuable and relevant to you in your career search as well as the rest of your cohort.

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Scheller MBA Student Podcast: Delta internships

Tune in to this week’s episode to hear from three Scheller students about their experiences at Tech, the process of landing an internship at Delta, what it’s like to work there, and why you should strongly consider Scheller if you’re thinking about getting an MBA.

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Scheller MBA Student Podcast: Veterans in MBA

Hear directly from some of the veterans at Scheller why they think others who have served in the military may be the perfect candidates to apply for an MBA from Georgia Tech. We have full-time MBA students and Veterans Jamie Foss, Samuel Jerome, Lyndy Axon, and host Alex Walsh in the podcast.

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Scheller MBA Student Podcast: Katie Loyd, executive director of MBA Admissions

This week’s guest is Katie Lloyd, executive director of MBA Admissions at Scheller, and an extremely approachable person who would be happy to answer your more specific questions about applying. In that vein, Lloyd anticipates some of those questions this week, and makes a case for Scheller designed specifically for those individuals whose mouse cursors are hovering over the “SUBMIT APPLICATION” button.

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Scheller MBA student Podcast: Deloitte Internships

Tune in to this week’s episode to hear from three Scheller students about their experiences at Tech, the process of landing an internship at Deloitte, what it’s like to work there, and why you should strongly consider Scheller if you’re thinking about getting an MBA.

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Scheller MBA Student Podcast: Amazon Internships

If you want to work at Amazon, an MBA from the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech can get you there.

In the latest episode of “Why Scheller?”, a podcast from Scheller’s Full-time MBA program, second year students Declan Nishiyama, Prateek Mittal, and Newton Chan describe how they each landed summer internships with one of the most exciting companies in the modern business world.

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The Analytics Buzz: Nevarda Smith

Nevarda Smith, Chief Technology Officer, Docsnap

Analytics Throughout the Innovation Lifecycle

In this episode, Nevarda will discuss such topics as:

Innovation process
Analytics to support innovation stages
Barriers for implementing analytics and ways to overcome

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Scheller MBA Student Podcast: Summer interns discuss their experience and why they chose Scheller.

Scheller MBA student podcast #1: Georgia Pacific summer interns discuss their experience and why they chose Scheller.

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The Analytics Buzz: Speros Kokenes

Speros Kokenes, Visual Analytics Practice Lead, Axis Group

Current state and trends in data visualization

In this episode, Speros will discuss such topics as:

The meaning of data visualization
Current state of adaption of visualization
Changes and trends in data visualization

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The Analytics Buzz: Wes Chaar

Dr. Wes Chaar, SVP of Analytics, Data, and Decision Sciences, Turner

Using Analytics for Innovative Solutions

In this episode, Wes will discuss such topics as:

- Innovation in the media industry
- Using advanced analytics to develop solutions
-Data for more creative and effective advertising

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The Analytics Buzz: Victor Nilson

Victor Nilson, Senior VP Big Data, AT&T
Developing and driving a strong data culture

In this episode, Victor will discuss such topics as:

- The meaning of data culture
- Things that make a company data driven
- Moving the company to a data driven culture

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The Analytics Buzz: Sanjay Bhagat

Using Analytics to Drive Innovation

In this episode, Sanjay will discuss such topics as:

-Types of data-inspired innovation initiatives
-Barriers to implementing analytics solutions for innovation
- Suggestions for effectively integrating analytics within innovation process

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The Analytics Buzz: Tom Davenport

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The Analytics Buzz: Keith Osbon

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The Analytics Buzz: Craig Brabec

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The Anaytics Buzz: Dwight Specht, Designing Successful Dashboards

Designing Successful Dashboards

In this episode, Dwight will discuss such topics as:

- The importance of designing great dashboards
- Common pitfalls in business intelligence designs
- Methods for overcoming challenges associated with dashboard choices
- Advice and resources for improving skills needed

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The Analytics Buzz: Alex Vayner, Trends in Data Science

Trends in Data Science and the Focus on the Customer

• History of data and analytics
• Inflection from inward to outward focus in analytics
• Trend toward more customer-driven problem solving

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The Analytics Buzz: Tom Aliff, Senior Vice President - US Data and Analytics, Equifax

The Criticality of Developing Truly Meaningful Insights from Analytics
In this episode, Tom will discuss such topics as:
Understanding what it means for data to have value
Learning techniques for making your data and analytics solutions resonate
Developing strategies for skills to communicate insights

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The Analytics Buzz: Dr. Daniel Magestro, VP Research Director, International Institute for Analytics

Understanding Inherent Risks in Analytics
In this episode, Daniel will discuss such topics as:
What are types of ‘risks’ in analytics?
How can we better recognize risks, and understand them?
What can we do to reduce these risks within the data science and analytics process?

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The Analytics Buzz: Bill Franks, Chief Analytics Officer, Teradata Corporation

Instilling Analytically Focused Leadership

In this episode, Bill will discuss such topics as:
Inspiring leaders to be more data focused
Strategies to shift senior management toward more data-inspired leadership direction
Advice for analytics professionals looking to get their leadership more data-focused

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The Analytics Buzz: Dr. Ahmet Kuyumcu, President, Prorize LLC

Using Data to Improve Pricing Decisions
In this episode, Ahmet will discuss such topics as:
Learn how pricing practices are happening now
How analytics can help improve the pricing process
Types of data used to create pricing models
Benefits of using data to develop pricing models

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The Analytics Buzz: David Schmitt, VP Marketing Analytics Strategy at Beckon, Inc.

The Application of Analytics and Data Science for Developing Agile Marketing

In this episode, David will discuss such topics as:
The use of analytics and data science
What is this agile marketing phenomenon
How agile marketing relate to analytics
How agile marketing works
Advice for analytics professionals

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