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Minding Data

The scandal involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica is the most recent in a troubling trend of information security mishaps in which data belonging to millions of users is hacked, leaked or leveraged irresponsibly.

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The Savvy team member Mi Xiong presents to the panel of judges for the spring 2018 data dive. (Purdue University photo/Mark Simons)

Diving for Solutions

Cisco got a new view of some of the company’s recurring revenue streams and ideas for optimizing its return thanks to teams of Purdue students who competed in analyzing a large data set from the company.

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We, Too

In the wake of the #MeToo social media movement, which exposed the prevalence of sexual assault and gender discrimination in the workplace, a recent conference at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management served as a call to action among companies in the United States, says Ellen Ernst Kossek, Basil S. Turner Professor of Management and research director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. Kossek is a leading researcher on work-life balance and achieving gender equality and inclusion in the workplace. She was the organizer of a three-day conference at Purdue called “Breaking Bias: Leadership Excellence and Gender in Organizations Conference,” the theme of which was “Bridging the Research to Practice Gap.”

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David Ricks

Leading Lilly

When Dave Ricks (BSIM ’90) took the helm of Eli Lilly and Co. as chairman and CEO in 2017, he became the third Krannert alumnus to lead a Fortune 150 company, joining Sam Allen (BSIM ’75), chairman and CEO at Deere & Co, and Greg Hayes, president and CEO of United Technologies Corp.

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In the news

Don’t get left behind: Krannert prof examines how big data, automation are revolutionizing the world of retail
Krannert Professor Mohammad Rahman discusses how technology is transforming people and businesses and how AI could exploit our biases rather than help us overcome them. Rahman’s work aligns with Purdue's Giant Leaps celebration, acknowledging the university’s global advancements made in artificial intelligence as part of Purdue’s 150th anniversary. This is one of the four themes of the yearlong celebration’s Ideas Festival, designed to showcase Purdue as an intellectual center solving real-world issues

Fall 2018 issue of Krannert Magazine now online
In this issue, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Dr. Cornell A. Bell Business Opportunity Program (BOP), examine the giant leaps being made by alumni and faculty as part of Purdue's sesquicentennial campaign, share Krannert's 2017-18 annual report, offer donors' perspectives on giving, and much more.

Footprints: Dave Ricks, CEO, Eli Lilly & Co.
Purdue alumnus Dave Ricks took a Giant Leap from taking class in Lilly Hall of Life Sciences as a student to serving as CEO of Eli Lilly, the biggest private employer in Indiana. With an industrial management degree from the Krannert School of Management, Ricks is leaving his footprints in the pharmaceutical industry one step at a time.


Management Faculty Coffee, Wednesday, March 28 at Weiler Lounge
Management Faculty Coffee March 2018

Chatter, Thursday, March 22 at 308 on State
Chatter March 2018

Contact the Management Department:

Management Department Head:
Ananth Iyer
Assistant Department Head:
Meara Habashi
Assistant to the Department Head:
Angie Gutterman

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