Fireside Chat With Eric Rudder - Microsoft EVP to Startup Founder


Eric Rudder is a Founder of Pulumi Corporation. He most recently served as senior vice president of Servers and Tools, and was also responsible for leading the company's outreach to the developer community. Rudder and his team focused on coordinating the overall programming model for the client and server, creating the best tools for the .NET platform and fostering synergies between Windows and the Windows Server System offerings.

Prior to leading the Developer and Platform Evangelism division, Rudder was vice president of Technical Strategy working directly with Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates on Microsoft's technical planning processes. He also has worked in several other areas at Microsoft, including networking, operating systems and developer tools, where he previously served as general manager for Visual Studio.

Rudder graduated with honors from Brown University in 1988, and currently lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.

Leadership Speaker session - CCO Honeywell (PPE)

Will Lange,  Booth Alumni

Will leads Honeywell’s Personal Protective Equipment business. He is responsible for commercial strategy, product development and strategic marketing for the company’s complete portfolio of safety products, which help protect more than 500 million workers globally.

Prior to joining Honeywell, Will spent 11 years leading business development for GE Healthcare, where he was responsible for sales, marketing and commercial activities.

Will has an MBA from the University of Chicago and earned his Bachelors degree in marketing from The Ohio State University.

Hear from Will on how his team Led and responded to global market demand of masks during Covid

MAY 27th - 8.30 -9.30 am CST (Rescheduled from  APRIL 28th - 8.30 - 9.30 am CST)


Building Professional Advocates with Anita Brick

XCOM presents Building Professional Advocates, a workshop by Anita Bricks. Anita is a Chicago Booth alum and the Director of Career Advancement Programs at Chicago Booth. She also hosts and produces CareerCast, a podcast that features interviews with acclaimed authors and management experts.

WHEN: April 16th, 2021 at 1:00 PM central time

WHAT: This workshop will address the following questions:             1. What does it mean to build professional advocates?                     2. How is building advocates different than traditional networking? 3. How can we rethink engagement with our fellow EMBA students, our personal and professional network, and people we meet along the path?

PRE-WORK: Please prepare and bring the following to the session -

A specific goal that you can clearly articulate and communicate to others. This goal must be important to you and one that requires advocates (i.e. champions/endorsers) to accomplish

A list of 25 potential advocates. These can be aspirational and you don’t even need to have a connection to these people (yet)