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Summit on Technology Start Ups in the Bronx: Opportunities And Challenges

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Co-Chairs: Robert P. Gach, Global Capital Markets, – Industry Managing Director, Accenture & W. “RP” Raghupathi, Ph.D, Director, Center for Digital Transformation, Fordham University

Hosted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Gabelli School of Business, Hughes Hall, C04A
Fordham University, Rose Hill, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458

The Bronx presents great opportunities for technology-based start up activity and the support of small businesses with digital information & communication technologies. The presence of higher education institutions, health care entities including hospitals and medical colleges, the Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo and other government and non-profit agencies makes it attractive to consider the Bronx for entrepreneurial and business support activities.

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This summit brings together faculty, students, practitioners, companies, non-profit agencies and Borough government officials to discuss opportunities and challenges in the application of digital information and communication technologies in entrepreneurial start up and support of small business activities. Keynote speakers and panelists from academia, industry and government will share their expertise in exploring this potential, and identify the grand challenges, opportunities and solutions.

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The summit is an essential event to those interested in the transformation of the Bronx into a viable borough of sustainable, technology-driven business activities and economic growth.

Summit on Technology Start Ups in the Bronx: Opportunities And Challenges

– Breakfast and Networking

– Opening Remarks: David Gautschi, Ph.D, Dean, Graduate School of Business Adninistration, and George N. Jean Professor of Marketing and Business Economics, Fordham University

– Introduction by W. “RP” Raghupathi, Ph.D, Director, Center for Digital Transformation

– Donna Rapaccioli, Ph.D, Dean, Gabelli School of Business and Dean of Faculty Schools of Business, Fordham University

– Marlene Cintron, President, Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation

– Robert P. Gach, Global Capital Markets, – Industry Managing Director, Accenture

– Gary M. Weiss,, Ph.D, Associate Professor & Director of Wireless Sensor Data Mining (WISDM) Lab Department of Computer and InformationScience

– Darrly McLeod, Economics Department, Fordham University (with Erick Rengifo, Norma Fuentes, Jairo Guzman & Andrew Kingsley)

– Lourdes Zapata, Senior Vice President, South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation

– Mitch Fillet, Professor, Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University

Panel Discussion

– Steven D’Agustino, Ph.D, Director, RETC – Center for Professional Development, Fordham University

– Nestor Davidson, Professor, School of Law, Fordham University

– Teresita Abay Krueger, Latin Business Today, Advisory Board Member, Westchester County, NY, Hispanic Advisory Board, Murray Hill Institute, Director Social Media

– Anjali Kumar, Senior Counsel, Google Inc & Adjunct Professor, Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University

– Charlene Reid, Executive Director/Principal of theBronx Charter School for Excellence (BCSE)

– Rogina Coar Smith, Director of Procurement and MWBE Programs, South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation

Moderated by Robert P. Gach, Global Capital Markets, – Industry Managing Director, Accenture, and Scholar-in-Residence, Fordham Center for Digital Transformation

– Closing Remarks and Next StepsEvan Katsamakas, Ph.D, Associate Director, Center for Digital Transformation

– Lunch and Networking

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