CALENDAR OF UPCOMING & PREVIOUS EVENTS

Apr
26
Fri
Participating as a judge at the Intellectual Property Owners Club Event @ IPO Club
Apr 26 @ 5:00 am – 3:00 pm
Participating as a judge at the Intellectual Property Owners Club Event @ IPO Club

Emma Arakelyan will be joining a competition as a judge on critical and high impact area of Intellectual Property Management. The topics will include domain names, copyright, software and database, trademark, and IP in the jurisdictions of different countries.
The event is organized by Intellectual Property Owners Club of Armenia and university students are invited to participate and compete.

More about the event and how to participate(in Armenian) – IPO Club Event on April 26, 2019

May
24
Fri
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.

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

Oct
11
Fri
IP/IT Transformation for Armenia Innovation Summit, Yerevan Armenia @ Yerevan
Oct 11 – Oct 12 all-day
IP/IT Transformation for Armenia Innovation Summit, Yerevan Armenia @ Yerevan

Emma Arakelyan is co-leading the IP/IT Transformation for Armenia Innovation Summit (The Summit), which is organized by the Armenian Bar Association, Orion Worldwide Innovations and the Ministry of High-Tech Industry of Republic of Armenia.

The Summit covers the following areas of target are: Laws and Regulations, Institutional Framework and Capacities, Human Capacities, Cooperation Systems and Learning and Innovation.

The target audience includes: government ministers, members of parliament and officials; professionals in law, public and private businesses including startups and investors; academy of sciences and universities, and other constituencies engaged with innovation, development and research.

The specific objectives of the 2-day summit will be to engage all interested parties in discussions about, and propose solutions to, the following six sets of critical issues that the IP/IT Committee, working with its partners in Armenia, has identified as the key impediments to innovation in Armenia:
– The lack of statutory damages and administrative sanctions under Armenian IP law, for IP violations.
– The impossibility of patenting or otherwise protecting software innovation.
– The limited capacity of the Armenian patent office (AIPA).
– The poor suitability of Armenian corporate law for VC/angel investment.
– Insufficient protection of minority shareholders under Armenian corporate law.
– Insufficient protection of IP in educational and scientific institutions.

About the IP/IT Committee of the US Armenian Bar Association

The IP/IT Committee of the US Armenian Bar Association was established in November 2018 with the following objectives:
– Establish, grow and mutually benefit from the collaborative and business relationships among legal, education and business (including startups and science) professionals in the U.S. and Armenia.
– Facilitate an exchange of knowledge in the IP Management area between different jurisdictions, in particular the U.S. and Armenia, and Europe and Armenia.
– Facilitate knowledge exchange and learning by providing a conduit of access for IP practitioners, judiciary and academicians in Armenia, to their counterparts in the Diaspora.
– Facilitate the development and implementation of a more robust IP protection and enforcement framework in Armenia.
– Become a key advisor, partner and sponsor of the Armenian Global Innovation Hub.
– Educate fellow attorneys as well as business people and the community at-large about IP and its impact/importance.
– Assist students and new attorneys to break into the IP field, professionally.

Dec
6
Fri
Speaking at Columbia Business School Executive Program: Business Digitization @ Columbia Business School
Dec 6 @ 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 Human Resources 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.

Jan
8
Wed
“The Business Caring Formula” Podcast with Celso Guiotoko on January 8, 2020 @ Podcast interview
Jan 8 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
"The Business Caring Formula" Podcast with Celso Guiotoko on January 8, 2020 @ Podcast interview

CELSO Y. GUIOTOKO Tokyo, Japan
Celso has been one of the key players in the Manufacturing industry being a Member of the Board of Directors and CIO at Nissan Motor Corporation in Japan for 14 plus years, Global Alliance CIO at Renault-Nissan for 7 plus years; Information Technology leader at Toshiba Semiconductor in the US, and management consulting role at Accenture for 11 plus years. Celso has extensive experience in Supply Chain Management in several industries working for i2 technologies acquired by JDA Software.

Senior Technology Executive with a distinctive track record at board level driving commercial growth and innovation for Nissan and Renault-Nissan Alliance (2004-2017). Proven ability to design and lead transformation programs in IT, supply chain management, product life cycle management, customer relationship management and corporate support functions using advanced digital technologies. Combines the technical ability to evaluate new technology with negotiation skills to develop strategic partnerships that drive value to business and clients. Joined Nissan, following a series of roles in industries that spanned supply chain management, semiconductors, financial services and business and software consulting services. Unique multicultural background with previous positions in Brazil, the U.S., Japan and France. Established an Innovation Lab in Silicon Valley for Nissan, delivering significant results in Big Data, IoT – Internet of Things, Cyber Security and Machine Learning
. Technology Leadership: As Alliance Global VP for the IS/IT organization and Group CIO of Renault and Nissan, led the convergence of Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management, Purchasing, HR Functions and IT solutions to achieve more than 4B Euro synergies in 2016.
Most recently has been a member of the Board of Directors at Nissan Motors; has been a NED of Hinduja Tech Limited. Member for several advisory boards for global IT solution companies, high-tech start-up and academic program.
Currently, Celso is extremely active and holds several high impact roles as Non-Executive Board Member at Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holding Co., Executive member of Nishimoto Trading Co. , Digital Advisory Council member at Coats PLC in UK, President for Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Japan and Cyber Security Policy Program Advisory Committee Member at the Stanford University in the US.

Feb
11
Tue
“The Business Caring Formula” Podcast with Sal La Duca on February 11, 2020 @ Podcast interview
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
"The Business Caring Formula" Podcast with Sal La Duca on February 11, 2020 @ Podcast interview

Sal La Duca is an Environmental Consultant, leading Home Environment Safety Movement.
Sal is specialized in the built environment, with over 40 years’ experience in instrumentation and controls. That included operating a shipboard nuclear power plant, and later land-based power transmission and distribution. This also included work on mobile and fixed Radio Frequency equipment, as well as digital office systems.

Sal has deep specialization and here are some highlights from his experiences and learning:
> 1981 – FCC First Class License in Radar Endorsement
> 1981 – 1982 Radiological Controls Instrument Tech
> 1994 – Electromagnetic Field Consultant
> 2003– Electromagnetic Field and Indoor Air Quality Consultant – IBE
> 2003 – Indoor Environmental Consultant – IAQA
> 2009 – Radio Frequency Safety Officer – NARDA Microwave

Sal La Duca is passionate about improving others’ lives through sharing his knowledge of how they can improve their health by refining the electromagnetic environment of their home and workplace. He is a dedicated professional and is making a difference for people’s safer life and safer environment. Visit Sal’s website to learn more: http://www.emfrelief.com

Mar
8
Sun
Speaker and Partner at BAJ Accelerator, New York @Cornell Tech March 8-20, 2020 @ Cornell Tech Campus
Mar 8 @ 8:00 am – Mar 20 @ 5:00 pm
Speaker and Partner at BAJ Accelerator, New York @Cornell Tech March 8-20, 2020 @ Cornell Tech Campus

January 2020 marked the establishment of New York based exclusive accelerator the 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.

The BAJ Accelerator comes to the market at a critical time when startup investors fear subsidy bubble. As The Wall Street Journal reports Tech startups are facing pressure from investors to come up with new business models that generate profits, rather than offering endless “discounts aimed at luring new customers and racking up users”. VCs, Tech giants and other investors are interested in exponential technologies with business models and Intel’s $2 billion deal last month to buy Israeli startup Habana Labs marks the biggest AI deal in a year that saw transactions hit record highs (WSJ).

BAJ Accelerator will enable startups to focus on what matters to customers and how to build business models to grow their businesses. Connect founders to influential dealmakers and investors. Exposure to Cornell Tech network, Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute startups coaching proven methodology, Baltic and Armenian startup ecosystem.

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 will offer two bespoke programs open for founders from the Baltics, Armenia, the U.S. and the rest of the world:

14-Day Seed Program for early stage founders including targeted coaching, real-time customer interviews, training and full day sessions with aggressive portfolio investors.
6-Day Advanced Program for Series Funding with influential networking and three full day presentations to dynamic dealmakers.

May
17
Sun
Speaker and Partner at BAJ Accelerator, New York Virtual / @Cornell Tech May 17-22, 2020 @ Virtual or Cornell Tech Campus
May 17 @ 8:00 am – May 22 @ 5:00 pm
Speaker and Partner at BAJ Accelerator, New York Virtual / @Cornell Tech May 17-22, 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 second cohort for May 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 starting March 22, 2020 at BACC website

Jun
22
Mon
Speaker and Organizer MLF Global 2020 in Yerevan, June 22-24, 2020 (POSTPONED) @ Yerevan City
Jun 22 @ 8:00 am – Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm
Speaker and Organizer MLF Global 2020 in Yerevan, June 22-24, 2020 (POSTPONED) @ Yerevan City

Emma Arakelyan representing her brand, leadership methodology as a speaker and also representing her company Open Mind Productions, LLC as the organizer along with IAB (International Academy of Business), the founder Araksia Martirossian. IAB was the founder of MLF program.

The purpose of the 3rd Annual Management and Leadership Forum is initiated to bring together over 300 professionals, honorable international and local speakers and workshop leaders. The mission of the 3rd Annual Management and Leadership Forum is to foster a dialogue between Public and Private Sectors by building a learning and networking platform for decision makers from government, business and the civil society.

The aim of the 3rd Annual Management and Leadership Forum in Armenia is to increase the awareness of the value of management and leadership within the private and public sector. Furthermore, it is dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in management and leadership. The forum promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Management and Leadership disciplines.

The expected outcome of the forum will be a great learning platform to share knowledge and professional experience, to enhance understanding in management and leadership, serve for continuous professional development, as well as to learn from and network with attendees from a diverse range of career stages and specialties.

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