The NYC trek proved to be a tremendous success for the Cambridge North American Business Network (CNABN) and the Cambridge Executive MBA program. Led by Sunny Li, the chair of the CNABN committee, along with Naresh Krishnamurthy and Chris Pierson, the committee members, and supported by volunteers Luke Hughes, Jason Yule and Evani Mannur from the Executive MBA (EMBA) 2022 cohort, the trek was a result of six months of meticulous planning and the generous assistance of various stakeholders including Judge Careers, Judge EMBA program team, and alumni in the Tri-state region of the US.
We owe a profound debt of gratitude to our hosts, who graciously opened their doors to our 14 participants and provided them with invaluable insights into their respective industries. George Tulevski and his team at IBM enlightened us on cutting-edge AI and quantum computing technologies, showcasing their ground-breaking research facilities. John Hui, CDO at Rendr, shared his inspiring entrepreneurial journey in healthcare, drawing on his experience as an alumnus of the CJBS executive certificate program.
Carol Ng and her team at Amalgamated Bank introduced us to the world of socially responsible banking, emphasizing the bank’s commitment to creating lasting positive impacts on communities. Amrita Tooray, Emma Sherborne, and Aneis Mohammed of the British American Business Association showcased their efforts in facilitating transatlantic trade and advocating for businesses on the economic corridor between the United States and the United Kingdom.
We were fortunate to have Gordon T. Downes of NYSHEX generously share his incredible post-MBA journey, founding a successful and innovative start-up in a traditional industry. Peter Dushkin from Accenture organized a remarkable tour of their offices, granting us a glimpse into their innovative tech lab. Lastly, Rahul Mehendale from Deloitte provided us with profound wisdom and captivating stories from his entrepreneurial ventures. He emphasized the importance of prioritizing meaningful relationships, such as family and friendships, among CJBS alumni networks, encouraging greater support and collaboration among Judge alumni in North America to strengthen the CJBS brand across the pond.
We express our deepest gratitude to all these hosts for their invaluable contributions and their role in making the NYC trek an unforgettable experience for our participants. Last but not least, we thank Cantab NYC and Salmagundi Club for the help in hosting the Judge alumni dinner and appreciate the attendance of the Judge alumni and our distinguished guest Dr Patrice Derrington.
Author: Sunny Li, EMBA 2022 student and chair of the CNABN committee