2015 Summit

Fourth Annual Smith School Business Summit
Friday, Nov. 13, 2015
Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards

HIGHLIGHTS: Business Summit Speaker Shares Three Keys for Workplace 2025
Meeting current customer demands won’t be enough in 2025, keynote speaker Calvin G. Butler Jr. said on Nov. 13, 2015, at the fourth annual Smith School Business Summit in Baltimore. About 500 faculty, staff, students, and working professionals attended the event, organized by the Office of Career Services at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Following Butler’s comments, Smith School professors moderated 11 panels focused on different aspects of “Workplace 2025.” Overall, the panels featured 45 business leaders from 40 companies. MORE

The theme of this year’s event was “Workplace 2025: Emerging trends that will redefine modern business in the next decade.”

The keynote speaker at the event was Calvin G. Butler Jr., the chief executive officer of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE). Before becoming CEO of BGE on March 1, 2014, he previously served as BGE’s senior vice president, regulatory and external affairs. Before joining Exelon (BGE’s parent company) in 2008, Butler held leadership positions for eight years with the print, digital and supply chain solutions company RR Donnelley. He is also very active in civic and community relations. He Butler earned a bachelor’s degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and a Juris Doctor degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Mo.

After the keynote address, attendees were able to select from a series of panels moderated by Smith School faculty members on the following topics: business analytics, energy, finance, women in leadership, social value creation, innovation, leading with a global mindset, entrepreneurship, healthcare, sustainability and supply chain, and technology. The event concluded with a networking reception.

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