Speaking at Columbia Business School Executive Program: Business Digitization @ Columbia Business School
May 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Speaking at Columbia Business School Executive Program: Business Digitization @ Columbia Business School

Emma Arakelyan is a Featured Speakers at Columbia Business School Executive Program and she will deliver her next speech on Business Digitization.
She will be instructing students on how plan for 10x growth, best to automate their Accounting and Finance process and align it to their overall business strategy.

About Columbia Community Business Program (CCBP)
CCBP is an executive education program for small business owners aligned with the core curriculum of the MBA program at Columbia Business School. Participants will receive one-on-one business counseling, entrepreneurial education, and professionally facilitated peer learning. The program helps established business owners focus on their goals, maximize their time, increase revenues, build the right team, and make a big leap forward.

The program year is divided into four semesters and aligns with the core curriculum of the MBA program at Columbia Business School. Summers offer CEOs and their next-level managers the option of attending skills trainings designed to build on the educational modules of the previous semester. An important element of the second-year curriculum is intensive training on the procurement process.

The program consists of three hour instructor led classes on specified topics offered weekly or on alternate weeks. After completion of each module, students work together in small groups in order to develop business goals incorporating their studies. Once a semester, students meet with instructors one on one to review goals.

CCBP participants also have access to the broadly-offered resources of the Columbia University-Harlem Small Business Development Center and select Business School offerings during the program and beyond. At the conclusion of the program, students will have completed an operations manual, a human resources manual and a case study. Upon graduation, CCBP alumni receive a certificate of completion and credits towards the Certificate in Business Excellence conferred by Columbia Business School. After graduation, CCBP alumni can continue to work closely with CH-SBDC counselors and participate in Columbia University entrepreneurship events.

“The Business Caring Formula” Podcast with Dr. Frank Jürgen Richter @ Podcast interview
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
"The Business Caring Formula" Podcast with Dr. Frank Jürgen Richter @ Podcast interview

Dr. Frank Jürgen Richter is a German entrepreneur, economic advisor, and commentator. He is best known as the chairman of Horasis and founder of the Horasis Global Meeting, as well as a former director of the World Economic Forum.

Currently Frank is the Chairman of Horasis. He has served in that role since he founded the organization in 2005 – building it into today’s global platform for cooperation between emerging and developed markets. Horasis hosts the yearly Horasis Global Meeting as well as the Horasis India Meeting, Horasis China Meeting and the Horasis Asia Meeting. Frank is actively engaged with top businesses, and political and intellectual leaders around the world. He advises governments and private sector organizations on issues such as globalization, trade, and sustainable development.

Frank is frequent public speaker on BRICS economy (for our listeners: BRICS is the acronym coined for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). He is a scholar and author of 37 books and numerous articles on global strategy and Asian business.

His writings appeared in the financial and regional press, such as The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Far Eastern Economic Review, The Straits Times and the South China Morning Post. He has been interviewed by several publications and appeared on CNN, BBC, CNBC, CCTV (China Central Television) as well as the Voice of America.

“The Business Caring Formula” Podcast with Sidney Minassian @ Podcast interview
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
"The Business Caring Formula" Podcast with Sidney Minassian @ Podcast interview

Sidney Minassian is the Founder of ImpactLadder – a global people development company on a mission to help people become their extraordinary.

For the past 20 years, Sidney has been an entrepreneur, speaker and coach. His ventures and engagements have given him the opportunity to live and work in the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia.

As Founder & CEO, Sidney has raised private and venture capital, hired and developed teams, launched new products, designed go-to-market strategies and made direct and channel sales. His most recent venture, Contexti was acquired by Versent, Australia’s fastest growing technology company.

Additionally Sidney has been a keynote speaker and has interviewed hundreds of leaders and practitioners on his ShowInnovation YouTube series and on his SalesNative podcast.

“The Business Caring Formula” Podcast with Scott Sandschafer @ Podcast interview
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
"The Business Caring Formula" Podcast with Scott Sandschafer @ Podcast interview

Scott A. Sandschafer Scott Sandschafer is Novartis CIO and Head of NBS IT in Basel, Canton of Basel-Stadt, Switzerland. He was appointed as Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chrysler Group LLC in December 2009. In this position, he was responsible for all information technology applications and infrastructure in support of Chrysler Group business units located in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Asia-Pacific. He served as the executive sponsor of the Chrysler Asian Network (CAN), in addition to playing a leading role with the Chrysler Group Global Diversity Council.

Sandschafer joined Chrysler Group from CNH America LLC, where he gained extensive experience in information and communication technology, most recently serving as Head of Information Systems – SAP Core Program, Sales, Marketing and eBusiness.

Prior to that Scoot worked at Accenture, leading numerous global information and communication technology programs with broad global reach.

Sandschafer is an automobile enthusiast and loves to spend his free time with his family. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1996).

Mentoring at Impact Hub “Accelerate 2030” @ Impact Hub Yerevan
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mentoring at Impact Hub "Accelerate 2030" @ Impact Hub Yerevan

Emma Arakelyan is invited to mentor the businesses of the “Accelerate 2030” program period.

Accelerate 2030 is a global program, co-initiated by Impact Hub and UNDP, aimed at scaling the impact of successful entrepreneurial solutions tackling one or more of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Speaking at “You are the SHE[FF]” @ American University of Armenia
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Emma Arakelyan is invited to accept her certificate as a Goodwill Ambassador for “SHE[FF]” National Development Foundation within the EU-funded BRIDGE for CSOs Project implemented by the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU/ and Eurasia Partnership Foundation. Emma is joining the AGBU Goodwill Ambassadors’ (GA) list: Dr. Zorian as a GA for Technovation Armenia, Narine Abgarian as a GA for “Gradarak” kids’ library in the regions of Armenia and Greg Guerguerian as a GA for Miassine Foundation’s inclusive bakery in Gyumri.

As a Goodwill Ambassador for SHE[FF], Emma Arakelyan iss invited to speak during the “You are the SHE[FF]” project. The topic is “Women on the way to success”. The main message of the speech iss that when women learn about their strengths and get together, impossible becomes possible. Emma shared her experiences with the audience of 20+ people of different ages and professions. The event is going to take place at the American University of Armenia (AUA) EPIC Center (Entrepreneurship & Product Innovation Center).

In her Goodwill Ambassador role Emma is going to continue raising awareness about the women empowerment in the community, how become well-connected, and promote the work of NGOs targeting leadership and women growth.

About the event

“You are the SHE[FF]” is a project aimed to support women in entrepreneurship and innovation, organized by SHEFF with the support of AGBU Armenia, Bridge for CSOs and EPIC Innovation Center at AUA.

Speaking at about the 6Ds of the exponential growth @ Global.AM NGO
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Speaking at about the 6Ds of the exponential growth @ Global.AM NGO

Emma Arakelyan is invited to talk about the 6Ds of the exponential growth in the digital era. The event is organized by and Beeline Startup Incubator in the collaboration with Business Angel Network of Armenia.

About the organizers

Beeline Startup Incubator is a platform, where startups with a great potential of success will be educated by industry leaders and communicate with successful entrepreneurs.
Incubator provides a complete startup analysis for each project displayed.

The Business Angel Network of Armenia provide a platform for investors to meet and cooperate with their peers, as well as connect them with aspiring startups and entrepreneurs in need of investment and expertise.

Speaking at Seaside Startup Summit 2019, Sevan Armenia @ Sevan, Armenia
Jul 28 – Aug 3 all-day
Speaking at Seaside Startup Summit 2019, Sevan Armenia @ Sevan, Armenia

Emma Arakelyan is invited to speak during the Sevan Startup Summit from July 28-August 3 period in Sevan. Emma is also invited to mentor startups from more than 40 countries. One of the speeches will be about the 6Ds of Exponential Growth during the digital era. This speech is scheduled to take place on July 31st at 20:00-21:00 Yerevan Time (12:00-13:00 New York time).

About the event

Seaside Startup Summit is a global platform for transforming entrepreneurship and connecting founders, investors, startup enthusiasts, and all other decision-makers of the startup ecosystem from the region and around the world. This is the first non-formal startup event in the region and the first startup tent camp in the world. The Seaside Startup Summit leadership message is “If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to build theirs. Dreaming is nice but bringing your ideas to life and building the next big thing are possible only by choosing the hard way. We believe that a highly motivated team, passion, an innovative idea and disruptive technology make dreams happen! We are gathering together to, connect, learn win and have fun.” For more info visit their web-page:

Featured in AGBU FOCUS 2019 Global Booklet
Aug 8 all-day
Featured in AGBU FOCUS 2019 Global Booklet

Emma Arakelyan was featured in AGBU (Armenian General Benevolent Union) FOCUS 2019 Booklet with her “The Business Caring Formula” book.

AGBU FOCUS is a world class biennial event that brings together young Armenian professionals from across the globe for a weekend of culture, idea-exchange, nightlife, networking and celebration of a shared Armenian identity.

Since its inception at 2001, AGBU FOCUS has distinguished itself as a unique platform for interpersonal engagement, offering a venue for YPs to meet with likeminded peers and engage in meaningful dialogue through forums like Perspectives and the Conference.

FOCUS also serves as an opportunity to highlight the direct and positive impact of AGBU programs. Each year, the organizing committee selects an important program relating to one of the organization’s core pillars – education, culture, humanitarian relief, and socio-economic development -and launches a year-long global campaign to raise awareness and generate funds to support and enhance the initiative.

This year marks a much-anticipated AGBU FOCUS in South America. With participants travelling to Sao Paulo from destinations as far as Australia, Spain and South Korea – hundreds will have the chance to expand their networks and come away with a greater sense of unity and empowerment as global Armenian citizens.

Judging at the Graphic Design Battle September 28, 2019 @ Yerevan, Armenia
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Judging at the Graphic Design Battle September 28, 2019 @ Yerevan, Armenia

Emma Arakelyan was invited to be on the judge panel for the Graphic Design Battle in Yerevan, Armenia on September 28, 2019.
There were seven graphic designers to compete for the upcoming events design.

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