CALENDAR OF UPCOMING & PREVIOUS EVENTS

Sep
8
Tue
Emma Arakelyan Interviewed by Carolina A. Rossini of NRI on September 8th, 2020 @ Virtual - Digital conferencing platform
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Emma Arakelyan Interviewed by Carolina A. Rossini of NRI on September 8th, 2020 @ Virtual - Digital conferencing platform

Emma Arakelyan will be interviewed by Carolina Rossini of Network Readiness Index (NRI) on September 8th, 2020.

Carolina leads Portulans Institute, the publishing house for the Network Readiness Index (NRI). Over the last two decades, the NRI has established itself as one of the most comprehensive assessments of digital readiness, this year covering over 135 developing and developed economies and representing over 95 percent of global GDP. Many economies utilize the NRI to design their digital strategies, connecting Technology with People, Governance, and Impact.

For the 2020 NRI – launch planned for late October 2020 – NRI is working on content (written and multimedia) based on interviews with Ministers, C level executives, and thought leaders.  The interview with Mrs. Arakelyan will be one the interviews to enrich the discussion around the following topics:

  • Does every organization need to be digitally transformed to stay competitive/survive? Similarly, how COVID has affected the need for digital transformation
  • What leadership/culture is needed to ensure digital transformation does not exacerbate the global digital divide?
  • What is the role of reskilling, upskilling, lifelong learning in becoming a future-ready firm/government/society? How urgently should firm leaders across industries be reskilling themselves and their staff? How does a crisis – like COVID – impact the need for reskilling?
  • How can we make sure that digital transformation remains human-centric and ethical while also providing firms/governments/economies with a competitive advantage?
Sep
9
Wed
Emma Arakelyan & Dr. Armen Kherlopian Speaking at Startup Lithuania International Competition on September 9, 2020 @ Virtual - Digital conferencing platform
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

BAJ Accelerator Co-Founding Partners Emma Arakelyan and Armen Kherlopian, PhD will be speaking at the Startup Lithuania International startup competition Startup Fair Pitch Battle. It will take place in Lithuania on September  9th, 2020. Mrs. Emma Arakelyan will speak about “Protecting and Monetizing Your Innovation and Product” and Dr. Kherlopian will cover “Storytelling to Enable Growth and Resilience of Your Company” topics. Learn more about the event at this link

Armen Kherlopian, PhD Session Outline
Storytelling to Enable Growth and Resilience of Your Company

  • The relationship between storytelling and being a rainmaker
  • The structure of a good story
  • Behaviors that entrepreneurs can internalize to increase the value of their company
  • The importance of rapport
  • Drills for attendees to boost acumen
  • Case studies

Speaker Bio Dr. Armen Kherlopian is a world class data and strategy leader as demonstrated by repeatedly driving new venture growth and ecosystem impact. Moreover, his industry experience is cross-sector including Global Fortune 100 Companies, elite asset managers, startups as well as government organizations such as the FDA and NASA. He is a founding partner at the BAJ Accelerator hosted at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute as well as a Venture Judge in the Columbia University Entrepreneurship Community and a Science Mentor at the Creative Destruction Lab. At Genpact (NYSE: G, 100,000+ Staff) his contributions have included driving transformation in global drug safety to that of analytics insights in Formula E racing, for champion standing across three continents including the Paris, Santiago and New York ePrixs. At Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH, 25,000+ Staff) he was key in developing the advanced analytics book of business and received the firm’s highest accolade, the Booz Allen Innovation Award. As a thought leader, he co-authored the Field Guide to Data Science, the most successful publication in the firm’s 100+ year history, as well as co-founded the Data Science Bowl, which is the largest data challenge for social good. Armen is an awardee of the U.S. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, U.S. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, and is a U.S. delegate to the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meetings. He holds a BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on Algorithms from Columbia University, a PhD in Biophysics with a focus on Machine Learning from Cornell University, and completed a fellowship in High Performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence at Princeton University.

Emma Arakelyan Session Outline
Protecting and Monetizing Your Innovation and Product

  • Innovation Trends and Exponential Technologies
  • Innovation patentability requirements in the U.S.
  • Protecting your innovation and product
  • Monetizing your IP

Speaker Bio: Emma is a world-class management consulting executive, angel investor, author, speaker, entrepreneur, philanthropist, coach and professor.  Emma brings more than 20 years of experience in leadership across business strategy, IT Architecture & Transformation, M&A, governance and compliance credentialed by global professional services and technology companies as a Partner at EY (Ernst & Young) and Managing Director at Accenture.  Emma has first-hand experience in business transformation and technology solutions implementation for Fortune 500 companies. Emma is a founding Partner of the BAJ Accelerator which focuses on enabling startup growth. She is the CEO and Founder for Orion Worldwide Innovations offering IP Management & Acquisition solutions to the innovators and investors market globally. Emma operates her multimedia company Open Mind Productions and was an adjunct professor at New York University, and is a Featured Speaker at Columbia Business School and is a mentor at Singularity University. She published her book on leadership and how to navigate, succeed and make an impact in the world of international business: The Business Caring Formula: Building Your New Leadership Lifestyle.  Emma is a strategic advisor to multiple startups, cultural organizations and educational programs. Recognized both as a seasoned business professional and accomplished speaker, she is often requested to judge startup competitions, present at private meetings and public events.

Read more about Startup Lithuania here 

Startup Lithuania
Sep
18
Fri
Keynote Speaker at the Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF) on September 18, 2020 @ Virtual - Digital conferencing platform
Sep 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Keynote Speaker at the Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF) on September 18, 2020 @ Virtual - Digital conferencing platform

Emma Arakelyan will be the keynote speaker at the “Empowering females through capacity building to promote technology in non-technology sectors” project and present during this this session at the Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF) .

The topic of the keynote speech will be “10 Ways of Becoming Investable”. The importance of getting ready for the market and grow through the investment strategies will be highlighted with ten key factors.

Read more about EIF: http://www.eif.am/

Sep
20
Sun
Speaker and Partner at BAJ Accelerator, New York Virtual /@Cornell Tech September 20-25, 2020 @ Virtual or Cornell Tech Campus
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm
Speaker and Partner at BAJ Accelerator, New York Virtual /@Cornell Tech September 20-25, 2020 @ Virtual or Cornell Tech Campus

BAJ Accelerator is a New York based exclusive accelerator. Baltic-Armenian-Jacobs (BAJ) Accelerator was made possible by the collaboration and partnership of three organizations: Baltic American Chamber of Commerce, Orion Worldwide Innovations LLC and Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech. Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute is established jointly by Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

BAJ Accelerator enables startups to focus on what matters to customers and how to build business models to grow their businesses, connects founders to influential dealmakers and investors. Exposure to East Coast business and tech network, top leaders and business es, Cornell Tech network, Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute startups coaching proven methodology – makes BAJ Accelerator a unique growth and funding opportunity.

The Firing Range name of the BAJ Accelerator comes from the cornerstone differentiator of the program: offering multiple tangible engagements with upscale investors from the U.S. and other countries.

BAJ Accelerator third cohort for September 20-25,2020 6-Day program is open for founders from the Baltics, Armenia, the U.S. and the rest of the world. The program includes targeted coaching, real-time customer interviews, training and full day sessions with aggressive portfolio investors.
Check the application now on the BAJ Accelerator site

Oct
1
Thu
Speaking at Horasis Extraordinary Virtual Meeting on October 1, 2020 @ Virtual - Digital conferencing platform
Oct 1 @ 12:00 am – 5:00 pm
Speaking at Horasis Extraordinary Virtual Meeting on October 1, 2020 @ Virtual - Digital conferencing platform

Emma Arakelyan is invited to speak at the (virtual) Horasis Extraordinary Meeting on October 1, 2020, held on the side-lines of the UN General Assembly on Horasis’ new ground-breaking digital conferencing platform. Under the theme Unite. Inspire. Create, 500 of the most senior members of the Horasis Visions Community (including several heads of governments and key ministers) will gather virtually to overcome the profound economic, political and social disruptions caused by Covid-19.

Emma’s speech is scheduled to be at 12.30-13.15 (CET) and 6:30am-7:15am (EDT)
The topic is: Inspirational Leadership through and beyond COVID-19

An inspirational leader serves the needs of his/her employees, listens, and develops trust. Are there international differences that make leadership comparisons difficult, or are there discernable absolute traits? Can exceptional leadership be taught? How long does it take to develop globalized management skills dedicated to inspire the future?
Emma Arakelyan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Orion Worldwide Innovations, USA
Anna McCoy, Chief Executive Officer, Anna McCoy Global Ventures, USA
Alf Rehn, Professor of Innovation and Design, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Chaired by
Margarita Mayo, Professor of Leadership, IE Business School, Spain

Oct
9
Fri
Speaking at Columbia Business School Executive Program: Sales & Marketing Digitization @ Columbia Business School
Oct 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Speaking at Columbia Business School Executive Program: Sales & Marketing 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 Sales & Marketing 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.

Nov
16
Mon
Keynote Speaker at EU Startup Association on November 16, 2020 @ Virtual - Digital conferencing platform
Nov 16 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Keynote Speaker at EU Startup Association on November 16, 2020 @ Virtual - Digital conferencing platform

Emma Arakelyan was invited to be the keynote speaker at the European Startup Association Festival 2020 and present “Innovation and Growth during the Digital Era”.
Emma will be presenting two hour session to the host Christine Michaelis and 45+ participants and will be covering the following topics:
– 6Ds framework of Exponential Growth at Digital Era
– How to become investable with your innovation
– How to build a billion dollar company using Moonshot Thinking.

Learn more about European Startup Association and Festival November 16-21, 2020 visit their site at:
https://lnkd.in/duwCwKm https://lnkd.in/de799fb

Nov
25
Wed
Keynote Speaker at Supply Chain Lab sponsored by Lumis Partners on November 25, 2020 @ Virtual - Digital conferencing platform
Nov 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Keynote Speaker at Supply Chain Lab sponsored by Lumis Partners on November 25, 2020 @ Virtual - Digital conferencing platform

Emma Arakelyan is invited as keynote speaker to present at the Supply Chain Labs Fellowship program “US Market Immersion” structured sessions for SCL Cohort 2020. The event was sponsored by Lumis Partners.

The program will be consisting of startup companies selected by jury representation (>20 jury members) from organizations like ABB, AbinBev, Yournest, KaeCapital etc.

Emma will be covering topics about how a startup can establish a presence in the US market, what are the US Investors looks for in an early-stage startup company, about BAJ Accelerator, upcoming BAJ Accelerator January 2021 program and how it helps startups to enter the US market.

Jan
14
Thu
Speaking at EY Long Island PWN Event – January 14, 2021 @ EY Office in Long Island
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Speaking at EY Long Island PWN Event - January 14, 2021 @ EY Office in Long Island

Emma Arakelyan is invited to speak at EY Long Island’s Professional Women’s Network (PWN) Event on January 14, 2021.
The event is sponsored by EY Long Island PWN and all women from all service lines are invited.
Emma will cover key messages from her book “The Business Caring Formula” about building leadership lifestyle using seven key ingredients of the caring formula (visit www.emmaarakelyan.com for details).

The is Emma’s second speech at EY about leadership and building strong women leaders in the firm.

Jan
24
Sun
Speaker and Partner at BAJ Accelerator, New York Virtual Program on January 24-29, 2021 @ Virtual or Cornell Tech Campus
Jan 24 @ 8:00 am – Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm
Speaker and Partner at BAJ Accelerator, New York Virtual Program on January 24-29, 2021 @ Virtual or Cornell Tech Campus

BAJ Accelerator is a New York based exclusive accelerator. Baltic-Armenian-Jacobs (BAJ) Accelerator was made possible by the collaboration and partnership of three organizations: Baltic American Chamber of Commerce, Orion Worldwide Innovations LLC and Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech. Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute is established jointly by Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

BAJ Accelerator enables startups to focus on what matters to customers and how to build business models to grow their businesses, connects founders to influential dealmakers and investors. Exposure to East Coast business and tech network, top leaders and business es, Cornell Tech network, Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute startups coaching proven methodology – makes BAJ Accelerator a unique growth and funding opportunity.

The Firing Range name of the BAJ Accelerator comes from the cornerstone differentiator of the program: offering multiple tangible engagements with upscale investors from the U.S. and other countries.

BAJ Accelerator fourth cohort for January 24-29,2021 6-Day program is open for founders from the Baltics, Armenia, the U.S. and the rest of the world. The program includes targeted coaching, real-time customer interviews, training and full day sessions with aggressive portfolio investors.
Check the application now on the BAJ Accelerator site

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