Monday, March 4, 2013

Snapshot: SDM Class of 2013 - SDM Pulse, Spring 2013

On January 7, SDM welcomed 62 early-to-mid career professionals to its 2013 cohort. As in past years, fellows hail from diverse industries, among them wind energy, the military, automotive, mobile apps, healthcare, fashion, consulting, oil, telecommunications, global shipping, software product accessibility, finance, banking, water and wastewater treatment, forestry, gaming, and wine. 

Brian Hendrix



Brian Hendrix

Global lead product development engineer, Ford Motor Company
“At high levels of leadership, systems thinking becomes even more critical due to the complex, open-ended problems you encounter.”






Marianna Novellino



Marianna Novellino

Environmental engineer and former product manager, Parkson Corporation
“I want to be one of the new, emerging leaders who understands how technical and management issues affect each other, and consequently the business.”






Shingo Kawai, Ph.D.


Shingo Kawai, Ph.D.

Senior research engineer, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone“research needs to guide the company in the right direction, so even technical managers must be trained in strategy and management” 








Suzanne Livingston


Suzanne Livingston

Senior product manager, IBM Connections
“some of our most innovative solutions emerged from business challenges that can be solved with technology, and technology decisions that are influenced by business. My work revolves around connecting both.”







Chris Babcock



Chris Babcock

Product manager, Second Wind
“we must develop a more intelligent energy system, and that’s what I’m interested in building.”






Bryan Pirtle



Bryan Pirtle

Senior engineer, E&J Gallo Winery
As a distance student, “I will not only learn state-of-the-art systems-thinking theories while working at Gallo, but will also have a chance to apply my newly found knowledge on-the-job.”







Demographics:
•    49 men
•    13 women

Sponsorship:
•    23 company-sponsored
•    39 self-funded

Program option:
•    28 full-time on-campus students
•    19 local commuter students
•    15 distance students

Citizenship:
Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, India, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom,
United States, Venezuela

Average previous work experience:
9 years


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