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EMBA 26 Global Capstone Symposium

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EMBA 26 Global Capstone Projects


Global Capstone Symposium

May 1, 2021

The EMBA 26 Global Capstone Symposium is a culmination of our students’ two-year EMBA program. The symposium is a virtual day-long event with presentations by all of the EMBA 26 teams. After each presentation topic, a discussant will offer remarks, followed by a moderated question-and-answer session by the team.

The schedule, with project topics and brief descriptions, is shown below.

8 - 8:50 a.m. American Safari
Tourists from around the world visit Africa for the adventure of wildlife safaris. American Safari studies Safari tourism business models and experiences in Africa for application lessons in the United States. American Safari will design a social enterprise model to achieve tourist adventure, regional employment, wildlife and nature conservation, and profit goals.
9 - 9:50 a.m. Décor
People want to live and work in spaces different from conventional standards. Décor studies emerging change patterns of urban life and work style, values, architecture and design, furniture, and real estate in the United States and global comparators. Décor will design a for-profit enterprise to innovate a new business model that integrates e-commerce with environmental sustainability.
10 - 10:50 a.m. Digital Workers’ Coalition for America
The economies of the United States, developed, and developing countries face acute shortages of technically skilled digital workers. The Digital Workers’ Coalition for America will design a nonprofit coalition composed of technology companies to take national corporate leadership through a national action plan to train and re-train American workers in digital skills.
11 - 11:50 a.m. Equity Fintech Platform
The U.S. real estate market provides stable investment returns owing to maturity, low interest rates, and legal environment stability. Real estate developers are leveraging PropTech building materials innovations to drive costs lower and profitability higher. A Global Equity Fintech Platform integrates fintech innovations to connect global investment capital with American real estate opportunities.
12 - 12:50 p.m. eSports Investment
Electronic sports, or eSports, offers growth market opportunities through integration of conventional sports entertainment with global gaming and digital media distribution. Electronic sports investment strategies design innovative business models that leverage the institutionalized business models of conventional sports entertainment in an emerging global gaming and digital media entertainment ecosystem.

1 - 2 p.m. 


2 - 2:50 p.m. Hydrogen Production and Desalination Plant
Many countries, especially in the Middle East, need more clean water. Desalination turns seawater into potable water yet at a notoriously high cost of energy. Advances in hydrogen and fuel cells provide new opportunities to innovate desalination through a large scale, production-plant investment project in the Middle East.
3 - 3:50 p.m. Philanthropy Innovations
Philanthropic strategies and business models are changing to achieve new, ambitious social objectives through innovative models, such as social impact investing. Philanthropy stakeholders demand legitimacy achieved through mission and through transparent structures and processes of operations. Small and medium-sized philanthropies seek advice to achieve their social objectives in innovative ways.
4 - 4:20 p.m. Public Executive Consulting
Public executives in emerging economies can improve administrative policy and execution decisions with better access to timely, appropriately scaled, and reasonably priced expert advice. Retired public and private executives can serve valuable expert adviser roles with public executives in emerging economies through innovative business models.
4:30 - 4:50 p.m. Residential Solar Energy
Photovoltaic solar energy technology costs have decreased to enable applications in the mass marketplace of middle class-affordable home real estate. Developers of new family home real estate projects need to integrate solar panel technology design systems into their development project plans and mortgage lenders need to develop facilitating affordable lending models.
5 - 5:50 p.m. Tourism Ecosystem
Tourism will re-emerge to become a leading industry and employer in global business and the world economy. New technologies and practices will enable commercial tourism service providers and public infrastructure providers to work together to offer enriched tourist experiences. New business models and public governance roles together with technology-active Smart Tourists create a new tourism eco-system.
6 - 6:50 p.m. Vehicle Infrastructure Data
Vehicle traffic of cars and trucks provides data provides and vehicle data of the cars and trucks provide needed information for analysis to improve road and bridge, transportation infrastructure use, safety, maintenance, and construction in the United States. Comparative study of Singapore and the United States illuminates how vehicle infrastructure data contributes public policy and public good benefits through a business model that collects, analyzes, and packages information for public and private stakeholders.

6:50 - 7 p.m.

Reflections and Remarks
Professor Bardia Kamrad, senior associate dean, executive education

We welcome alumni with interest in advising on a particular project to contact Michael P. Ryan, lecturer, at ryanmp@georgetown.edu.

RSVP by Thursday, April 29.

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