On March 1st, 2019 Westford University College (WUC) and partner institutions hosted the MBA graduation ceremony for nearly 63 students from over 20 countries. It was a memorable event to see the class of 2019 graduate with MBA degrees in collaboration with Guglielmo Marconi University at the prestigious location Sharjah Chamber of Commerce. The theme of the ceremony centered on ‘Finding inspiration and managing change,’ gently transitioning the graduates into this new phase of their life. Professor Rainer Masera, Dean of Faculty of Economics at Guglielmo Marconi University, in his keynote speech, encouraged students to become pioneers of change and congratulated the students for concluding a challenging but enriching journey. Prof. Masera also highlighted the importance of studying in a globalized environment that nurtures students with the willingness and the enthusiasm to inspire change. Col. Anil Ahluwalia, the Academic Director of Westford University College, advised the graduates to keep working hard to accomplish future goals and dreams.

Nonetheless, Professor William Painter, the Dean of Westford University College continued by reminding the class of 2019 that they are now empowered to be leaders and not followers. Vilma Ramos graduated student from the Philippines, concluded the ceremony by thanking the Westford University College for guiding her into finding her true self, through constant motivation and empowerment. Michelle Valeria from Switzerland succeeded her fellow graduate, praising the global academic environment that gave her the chance to meet incredible people coming from different backgrounds and cultures. As the ceremony ended, friends and family cheered the graduates on stage as they went to collect their MBA degrees. The event concluded with the cap tossing tradition.

For more information visit the link https://mywestford.com/news-letter/

Gmu goes to Dubai: University College Graduation Day

On March 25th, 2019, Guglielmo Marconi University had the pleasure to host, in collaboration with MANAGERITALIA Roma, a very pertinent and inspiring event on entrepreneurial discipline, perspectives and methods. The event was guided by Professor Bill Aulet, Managing Director of the Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship at MIT and Professor of the Practice at the MIT Sloan School of Management and MIT Sloan Executive Education, who also authored “Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup”, that was translated in 18 languages. Professor Aulet’s 25-year successful business career at IBM lead him to become an award-winning educator and author, whose views are changing how entrepreneurship is understood, taught and practiced around the world. According to Professor Aulet “there is no gene or DNA that makes you an entrepreneur; it’s actually what you are exposed to that makes you one, its nurture and not nature”. The speech focused  around four fundamental points: (1) Heart, the entrepreneurial drive has to start from within; (2) Creative Irreverence, the willingness to be different; (3) Break the rules, the audacity to act differently and (4) Skills, the discipline to execute. According to Professor Aulet, the essence of entrepreneurship is “to have the spirit of a pirate […] and the executions skills of a Navy Seal”. The event saw the participation of Roberto Saliola, President of Manageritalia, of Arturo Lavalle, coordinator of the research and development area at GMU, and of Alessandra Berto, representative of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane and boot camper at the innovation program at MIT.

For more information please visit the following links www.disciplinedentrepreneurship.com and www.d-eship.com

Professor Bill Aulet talks entrepreneurship

On February 1st 2019, Guglielmo Marconi University attended the kick-off meeting of PROFIC Project (Professional Development in Intercultural Competence in Higher Education Institutions), hosted by the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain. The meeting saw the participation of all the European and Latin American project partners including, Glasgow Caledonian University (UK) – Coordinator, Universidad de la Iglesia de Deusto (Spain), Università Degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi (Italy), Universidad Tecnológica de El Salvador (El Salvador), Universidad Don Bosco (El Salvador), Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina), Universidad Nacional de Lanús (Argentina), Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina), Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico), Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico), Association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean (Mexico). The meeting was a stepping stone towards setting future goals and promoting IC (Intercultural Competences), curriculum and professional development, and pedagogical testing in Latin American Higher Education Institutions (Argentina, El Salvador, Mexico).

For further information please send an email to progettieuropei@unimarconi.it

PROFIC Project launched in Bilbao

On March 25th 2019, Guglielmo Marconi University, will host, in collaboration with MANAGERITALIA Roma, a very interesting event on “Entrepreneurial Discipline, perspectives and methods” (La Disciplina dell’Imprenditore, prospettive e metodi) guided by Dr. Bill Aulet, CEO of Martin Trust Center and entrepreneurial development professor at MIT Sloan School of Management. Dr. Aulet is an award-winning author treating several entrepreneurial topics, and his publications were translated in 18 languages. The event will see the participation of Roberto Saliola, President of Manageritalia, of Arturo Lavalle, coordinator of the research and development area at GMU, of Alessandra Berto, representative of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane and innovation program MIT entrepreneurship boot camper, and last but not least of the aforementioned Dr. Bill Aulet, with his innovative vison of how entrepreneurship should be understood, taught and practiced. It is possible to reserve a seat on the designated website. We hope to see you there!

For more information and reservations please visit the link https://BIT.LY/2EhTRJS

Entrepreneurial Discipline: Guglielmo Marconi University Welcomes Dr. Bill Aulet

“Data-driven Innovation in the Industry 4.0” was a 10-day training course focusing on data-driven analysis applied to the various University departments including engineering, economy, legal and humanistic sciences. The last lesson was held on December 14th, 2018 and treated the impact of digital transformation on Project Management, the importance of including Big Data and Data Analytics in Project Management Strategy, the new set of skills required by Project Manger 4.0, Project Manager in SME and it concluded with the presentation of in-depth case studies. The conclusive lesson saw the participation of illustrious relators including Arturo Lavalle, Research and Development Area Coordinator, Gabriele Provinciali, Solution Architect, Oracle – Innovation Solution Team, Michele Petrocelli, Political Economy and Monetary Economy Professor at Unimarconi, Paolo Fedi, Founder Innovation Strategy Advisor and member of CDA Manager Italia, and last but not least Claudia De Davide, CEO of Akhet s.r.l. The relators respectively tackled crucial Industry 4.0 topics including, digital transformation, project society and the future of project management; species evolution and web services on a global scale; innovative project management, social sciences in relation to business; big data and lastly, case studies in the field of archeological intervention. The lesson was highly stimulating, providing the participants fundamental knowledge, skills and hands-on cases applicable to the everyday life. With this in mind on January 25th, 2018, the students are invited to join the round table to draw the final conclusions and receive the participation certificates.

For further information please visit the link https://www.marconindustry4punto0.it/

Data-Driven Innovation in the Industry 4.0