Experience the MS&E Alumni Reunion Event
Changing Nature of Work
Come connect with former classmates and make new friends!
All graduation years are invited. Sign up now! Space is limited.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
9:30 AM – 11:45 AM PDT
As we listen to the daily news from Washington, we hear about many decisions to take action, or to delay taking action. There is no evidence that any type of rigorous analysis is used to make these decisions. Yet for the last few hundred years we have known how to make decisions in the face of uncertainty, the phenomenon that makes decisions difficult. Since decisions are the only way you can change your future or that of the organizations in which you participate, this lack of knowledge is a major impediment to achieving clarity of action in decision-making. The potential of achieving excellence in decision-making requires teaching it at all levels, from elementary school through the university.
Developing sensitive ethics antennae and the ability to thoughtfully consider novel ethical issues that can arise in contemporary hi-tech workplaces are important success factors for today’s managers. Professor McGinn will discuss several recent cases to illustrate his main points.
Professor Hinds will highlight some of the technologies that are changing or promising to change the nature of work, particularly what work people actually do, how and with whom people collaborate, and how occupational roles and identities are likely to shift. She will give a preview of a single study we are conducting in an open innovation community, in which a company is sourcing its design ideas from outside of the firm through an online platform that they host. In this study, she examines how interaction dynamics affect participation in open innovation contests and the quality of the work that is submitted.
Introduced by Nick Bambos, Chair of Management Science & Engineering
During this engaging one-hour program three MS&E researchers will give brief talks to share compelling stories of how they are actively tackling practical societal issues by collecting data and applying leading-edge analytics and other management science techniques.
Immediately following the lecture, enjoy a hot brunch buffet while you visit with former classmates and make new connections with fellow Management Science and Engineering (MS&E) alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Other special attractions include:
Jen-Hsun Huang School of Engineering Center – Nvidia Auditorium (lower level of Huang)
475 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 94305
Parking is free on the weekends. You may park in the visitor and permit A and C spaces.
The two closest parking lots are: There are both a covered parking structure and a parking lot on Panama Street at Via Ortega—approach from Panama St, as Via Ortega is closed to through traffic.
How to get to the building
Additional parking locations may be found on the Stanford Parking & Transportation website.
You can find public transit options here.
What is the refund policy?
All tickets are nonrefundable.
Can you provide directions?
It is best to enter "475 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94035" into Goolgle Maps or similar to find the best route from your point of origination. The building is located in the Engineering Quad.
There will be signs near the parking garages and building directing you to the event. You can also search "Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center" in Google Maps to locate the building.
What are my parking options?
Parking in the Stanford campus is free on the weekends. You may park in the visitor and permit A and C spaces.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
There must be at least one MS&E alum in your party for the brunch.
Alumni weekend attendees will need to preregister online and show their badge at sign-in.
What if I can't stay for the entire event or need to arrive late?
Please come for whatever amount of time you can. The brunch is reception-style, so you can easily come a bit late or leave early.
Who do I contact with any questions?
You can contact Linda Esquivel at firstname.lastname@example.org