Industry Insight Series - Tech

by Kellogg Student Association - Evening & Weekend

Speaker Career Development Tech

Fri, 15 Feb 2019

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Wieboldt - 540

Wieboldt - 340 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611

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Interested in enhancing your career in a particular industry or pivoting into a new one after graduation?

The KSA E&W Career Management Committee is here to support your efforts! Our third session as a part of the 2018-2019 Industry Insights Series will focus on Tech.

Come hear about post-MBA career life through the experiences and career journeys of Kellogg alumni and professors focusing specifically on:

• State of the industry, trends, and outlook
• Aspects of the industry that are compelling (what they love about their role & industry)
• Career navigation advice and post-MBA options (enhance role in current field or pivot to a new industry)
• Necessary and transferable skills for success in post-MBA positions

The event is capped off with a networking hour after the panel discussion; great way to start your weekend!
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Wieboldt - 540

Wieboldt - 340 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611


Tanya Bruskewitz Carlson

Delivery Manager


Tanya Bruskewitz Carlson has a decade of program and project leadership experience that has afforded her the opportunity to tackle a variety of challenges: from working with clients launching weather technology solutions to helping a Fortune 100 client navigate a divestiture to leading a B2B professional services marketing team to her most recent adventure implementing AI and machine learning powered Uptake solutions.

Personally speaking, she is a proud Wisconsin Badger and Kellogg alumna! A sense of curiosity drives her to travel the world, recipe test in the kitchen, and practice yoga in her free time. Tanya, her husband, and rescue dog, Baxter, live in Chicago's River North neighborhood and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new family member this spring!

Mauro Mujica-Parodi

Chief Product Officer

Narrative Science

As Chief Product Officer, Mauro leads the Product Management, Design, and Engineering functions, and is responsible for Narrative Science’s product and technology strategy as well as overseeing the product portfolio. Additionally, he oversees the company's Incubator program - a cross-functional team dedicated to exploring innovative technology and ideas that will propel its customers forward. Prior to joining Narrative Science, Mauro spent several years working for McKinsey & Company in their banking practice as well as serving as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Mauro earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and his BA from Georgetown University.

Brij Shah

Strategy and Product Leader


Brij Shah is currently General Manager, SMB segment in the Billing and Payments business at Fiserv, a market leader in financial technology and payments. After graduating from the part-time program in 2012, Brij worked with McKinsey’s Chicago office on strategy engagements in high-tech sector. Brij has spent over 20 years building and growing product businesses in financial services space. Brij also invests and serves as a board advisor in early-stage companies.

JoAnna Thomas

Co-funder of IHAV2 Foundation and CEO of Network JO Inc

JO, a medically retired mother, daughter/care-taker, entrepreneur and philanthropist. With a MBA from Northwestern, Kellogg School of Management and a BBA in Finance and Business Economics from The University of Notre Dame, JO uses her knowledge coupled with many lessons learned to help existing and aspiring business owners think outside the box. She offers a fresh perspective when evaluating branding and strategic goals. She has over 20 years in diverse financial analysis and corporate accounting couple with innovative yet agile program/project management. JoAnna has worked extensively amongst the elite and market leaders, most recently Apple and Amazon to name a few. JO loves developing relationships and creating connections amongst people with like goals, mutual interests, and needed resources to help entrepreneurs and professionals successfully grow within her community. She spends time coaching and mentoring those that are in need and more specifically want more!

Jeffrey Eschbach

Adjunct Lecturer

Kellogg School of Management

JEFFREY ESCHBACH is an entrepreneur and tech innovator, with over 20 years of experience creating new products and businesses. He is the founder and CEO of Page Vault Inc., an award-winning company that creates cloud-based business solutions for the legal space. Page Vault's flagship product permits lawyers to preserve web and social media content in a way that is both easy-to-use and highly admissible in court.

Before starting his current company, Jeffrey built a career managing new-product introduction teams in a variety of settings. He gained years of experience at best-in-class corporations such as Intel Japan and Motorola Research Labs, where he repeatedly guided novel ideas from concept to launch. His leadership positions spanned technical R&D, product management and corporate strategy, with assignments across Asia, Latin America and the US.

Jeffrey has earned nine patents related to cloud computing and has successfully integrated numerous innovations into high-tech products. His work has directly impacted context-aware communication systems, virtual and augmented reality platforms, and mission-critical wireless networks. He is also frequently requested to lecture and advise on startup and innovation topics, including intrapreneurship approaches within corporate environments.

Jeffrey is a National Science Foundation Fellow and earned both his BS with distinction and MS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. He later received his MBA with highest honors from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, focusing on Entrepreneurship and Tech Strategy.

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