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Wisconsin School of Business Headlines April Badger Talks Live Series

By Wisconsin School of Business

March 29, 2022

The Wisconsin School of Business will be featured prominently throughout April as part of University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Badger Talks Live Series, a virtual program that sparks conversation and extends the Wisconsin Idea by sharing the latest discoveries and insights from the university’s faculty, staff, and graduate students.

Supply Chain Disruptions During Pandemic Times
Tuesday, April 5 at noon

WSB’s Greg DeCroix, Grainger Professor in Supply Chain Management and a  professor of operations and information management, and Jake Dean, director of the Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management, will present “Supply Chain Disruptions During Pandemic Times.”

Talk Description: “It’s hard to escape hearing about ‘supply chain issues’ these days. How did we get here, and more importantly, what happens next?  Jake Dean and Greg DeCroix will share their industry and academic thoughts to put things in perspective.”

Dean is also a featured guest on the Badger Talks Podcast, “Shifts in Supply Chains with Jake Dean.” Listeners can access the podcast through the Badger Talks website as well as streaming platforms such as Spotify and Google podcasts.

From Idea to Business
Tuesday, April 12 at 1 p.m.

WSB’s Michelle Somes-Booher, director of the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center, and Dan Olszewski, Goldberg Family Director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, will present “From Idea to Business.”

Talk Description: “Over the past few years, interest in entrepreneurship has grown across the nation, the state, and the UW campus.  The teaching of entrepreneurship has also changed with the addition of new frameworks and approaches to help aspiring entrepreneurs move quickly to de-risk their startup idea and increase the likelihood of their success.”

Wisconsin School of Business: A Visit With Dean Samba
Tuesday, April 19 at noon

Vallabh “Samba” Sambamurthy, WSB’s Albert O. Nicholas Dean, will share his strategic vision for the school, reflect on WSB’s response to COVID-19, and discuss trends in business education.

Talk Description: “New technologies, new credentials, and new demands are reshaping the way we prepare Business Badgers for today’s dynamic digital economy. What did we learn from the COVID pandemic? What changes are in the pipeline? Who are the new rising stars among our faculty, and what will they bring to campus? How are diversity, equity, and inclusion becoming part of our DNA? Explore these and other questions with Dean Samba.”

No registration is required to attend the Badger Talks Live series; viewers can access the talks directly by going to the Badger Talks Facebook or YouTube channel. The talks will remain available on both channels after each episode.

The Badger Talks Live series is made possible in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association.