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BBQ, WhatsApp, and MIT Sloan Executive Education

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 16 days ago

“Chilean Executive MIT” on campus in the fall of 2018.

Your network is what you make it. MIT’s executive programs are designed to spark curiosity and continuous learning to drive innovation and impact, but what happens outside the classroom and beyond is up to the individual. Four Chilean participants—who call themselves “Chilean Executive MIT"— share their story of forming meaningful connections in our programs.

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ACE holder Joanne Markow says seize the day and always finish what you start

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 4 months and 9 days ago

Joanne Markow MIT Sloan

Joanne Markow is an executive and entrepreneur who recently earned her Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology (ACE). The ACE is a special Executive Certificate for participants who attend 25 program days (including at least 10 days of in-person programs) and complete at least two programs from each Executive Certificate track within a four-year period. We recently caught up with Joanne to learn more about her journey at MIT—from her first classes in 2014 to her online program experience, immersion in the MIT community, and the experience of earning an ACE.

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Bringing MIT frameworks back to Paris: An interview with participant Delphine Veissiere Monti

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 4 months and 24 days ago

Delphine Veissiere Monti

Delphine Veissiere Monti, PhD is Vice President of Business Development & Co-Founder at FinWedge, a regtech company based in Paris and Bordeaux. Delphine has attended numerous MIT Sloan Executive Education programs, both in-person and online, and is an Executive Certificate holder. We recently connected with her to learn more about her current role, here experience at MIT, and the takeaways she's currently applying to her work.

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Global business professional discovers that executive programs are the answer for post-MBA studies

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 5 months and 5 days ago


Vibhu Kapoor

In this interview, Vibhu Kapoor—a recent graduate of the Executive Program in General Management (EPGM) and an Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation and Technology (ACE) holder—shares his thoughts about continuous learning at MIT Sloan.

· Where are you from and what brought you to the U.S.?
I was born, brought up, and have lived most of my life in India, where I received my MBA in 2000. In 2003, I made a career move to Dubai and have been there for the last 16 years working for different organizations.

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Participant shares how ACE provides flexible and targeted continuous learning at MIT Sloan

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 5 months and 25 days ago

Pierre-Antoine Martino

Although Pierre-Antoine Martino had a solid international academic background—including undergrad and MBA degrees from an engineering school in new technology and a prestigious business school in France, as well as two exchange programs in the UK and Canada—the business executive felt there was something lacking in his professional résumé.


To fill the gap and supplement his CV, Pierre-Antoine pursued a degree in digital marketing and finance from IMD, a leading Swiss business school, and, ultimately, an Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology (ACE) from MIT in 2018.

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How to attract an investment in your startup with four documents

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 6 months and 20 days ago

David Ciccarelli

When it comes to raising capital for your startup, it can be an overwhelming but necessary step in order to scale your business. In a recent Forbes article, 2018 MIT Platform Strategy Summit attendee and Voices.com CEO David Ciccarelli identifies four documents that are key to helping you raise capital for your company: a one-page company profile, a confidential information memorandum, a pitch deck, and a financial model.

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An executive's deep roots and ongoing collaborations with MIT Sloan

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 6 months and 23 days ago

Carolyn Cameron-Kirksmith

Carolyn Cameron-Kirksmith manages key initiatives and a diverse range of projects for Standard Bank Group in Johannesburg, South Africa. In her complex role, Carolyn manages new and existing relationships throughout Africa and writes on topics like innovation and digitization for the company’s executive committee. She is charged with finding innovation solutions to complex problems for the bank. In 2012, Carolyn began a journey at MIT Sloan Executive Education that continues today. She holds an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership as well as an Advanced Certificate for Executives, and in 2014 she embarked on the five-week Advanced Management Program, simultaneously helping to forge innovative collaborations between MIT and her company.

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Marrying mindfulness, professional development, and purpose-driven leadership at MIT

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 7 months and 6 days ago

Charles Betito Filho

Charles Betito Filho is a serial entrepreneur and marketing executive. He founded Hive Digital Media in 2004 and led it to become one of Brazil’s premiere marketing technology companies. Charles is also deeply passionate about promoting clarity and compassion in the business world, so that groups of people can achieve radical meaningful change. To this end, Charles has been studying and practicing mindfulness meditation for more than 12 years. He originally came to MIT Sloan Executive Education to participate in the Global Executive Academy (GEA) and was looking for a school that shared his positive, humanistic kind of outlook on leadership. But what he found here surprised him.

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