“Can it get more international than this?” – EMBA Team Consulting Project

“Can it get more international than this?” – EMBA Team Consulting Project

In our final post from the EMBA eyeWit Team Consulting Project, Enzo Lamberti reflects on one of the highlights of his EMBA journey.

Saying that this TCP has been an incredible experience would be an understatement, from both a professional and personal point of view.

Professionally, I had the incredible opportunity of researching a subject that was entirely new to me, discovering an exciting industry and contributing to its disruption.

Personally, I got to work with close friends, helping to change our idea of the world. When I was asked to join their team, I knew I was going for a great ride – it was even better than I’d imagined!

Before I realised, I was suddenly in Beirut, at an American University, helping my friends to pitch the eyeWit streaming news concept to a British former BBC executive and a Finnish professor of Media Content Creation (to be continued!)

We were doing this whilst working almost non-stop for our client in New York, an Argentinian investment banker for JP Morgan Investment Bank in NY… ok, I’ll stop before turning this into one of those old jokes! But can it really get more international than this?

When I enrolled to the Cambridge EMBA programme, I was drawn by the rich diversity of the previous cohorts, both in their industries and nationalities. The course delivered much, much more than I’d expected and this trip to Beirut will be one of the highlights of my EMBA journey: being a “Mediterranean”, I felt a strong sense of belonging.

The city of Beirut has an incredible vibe. It is beautiful, chaotic, warm, open, delicious. Life is bustling at every corner, all the time. Whenever I’ll be thinking of the AUB campus, I’ll always feel that big, big smile on my face I had while there.

Working with Cristina, Nada and Steve was how work should always be: challenging, fun, energising. When working with such a talented team, you get this incredible stamina: this stamina fueled our time working together … together with the incredible food, conversations and laughter over mezze and wine that marked our nights.

In the future, we hope eyeWit will empower people all over the world with unbiased, fact-checked news.

That day, we will fondly remember Beirut and how it was the perfect host for a group of passionate, dedicated friends that wanted to change the world, one stream at a time.

Engineering an Executive Career

Engineering an Executive Career

Gordon Hollingworth (EMBA 2017) – Director of Engineering at the Raspberry Pi Foundation – reflects on his interest in problem-solving, and how he is utilising the Cambridge EMBA within his engineering  toolkit. I always felt I was destined to be an engineer, not because I spent many hours tap-tapping away on a BBC micro in… Continue Reading

One More Girl

One More Girl

Hussain Kasim (EMBA 2016) has launched an NGO to help women from poorer families in Nigeria and West Africa receive an education, called Bringing Education to Girls in Nigeria (BEGIN). In this post, he describes the moment he decided to take action, and the mission of the organisation. It all began with Amina. Amina was a… Continue Reading

Tales from Beirut – EMBA Team Consulting Project

Tales from Beirut – EMBA Team Consulting Project

Undertaking a TCP on the EMBA programme is an opportunity for students to travel and experience other cultures. Before starting group work on the eyeWit streaming platform in Beirut, Cristina Savian visited an exhibition that documented the city’s recovery from war. The experience was very enlightening and enriching at the same time. My last visit to… Continue Reading

Developing a streaming news platform – EMBA Team Consulting Project

Developing a streaming news platform – EMBA Team Consulting Project

Four EMBA students, one Team Consulting Project.  Stephen Lile, Nada Chahadi, Cristina Savian and Enzo Lamberti (all EMBA 2016) worked together to develop eyeWit, a “Netflix-style” streaming news platform. In this first post, Stephen introduces the platform’s concept, and the importance of their trip to the American University of Beirut. As many students and academics… Continue Reading

The final stretch

The final stretch

For his EMBA Individual Project, retail banker Tom Martin (EMBA 2016) is asking how banks can better support entrepreneurs.  His journey on this quest has taken him further than he could have imagined. How did I end up here?   Whether it was my invitation to speak at London’s City Hall to over 100 budding start-ups,… Continue Reading

A Cambridge Matriculation Day

A Cambridge Matriculation Day

Jiaqi Nie (EMBA 2017) spent an entire day immersing himself in the history, architecture and academic prowess of Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, for his Matriculation Day. After my Orientation Week in October, I received multiple emails from my Cambridge college – Emmanuel – all with the same subject line: “Matriculation Day”. I wondered, what does… Continue Reading

I still can’t believe I was accepted

I still can’t believe I was accepted

Jiaqi Nie (EMBA 2017) writes our first blog from the new Class of 2017, reflecting on his first week in Cambridge. On the flight from Toronto to London, I still couldn’t believe I was accepted by Cambridge. I kept asking myself: was it worth turning down offers from the North American M7 business schools, to… Continue Reading