Top Schools Named Winners at the Global Leaders Summit

What happens when over 350 alumni professionals from all over the globe gather together on campus at UCLA? Not only high quality presentations and learning on all aspects of alumni relations, but also top level networking among the delegates.


These were just a couple of the highlights at last week’s Global Leaders Summit (GLS) held at UCLA. The inaugural summit in North America was organized by Graduway, the leading provider of on-line networking platforms that help alumni and students to connect, find jobs, and mentor existing students.


Senior alumni relations delegates from 10 countries and across North America attended the summit, which included keynote speeches, ‘TED style’ talks, interviews, panel discussions, and even a Presidential style debate.


Speakers at the summit included Howard Wolf, Vice President for Alumni Affairs at Stanford University; Katrina Davy, Executive Director of Alumni Career Programs and Partnership UCLA, UCLA Alumni Affairs; Chris Marshall, Alumni Relations Consultant and Senior Vice President, Grenzebach Glier & Associates; Charlie Cumbaa, Executive Vice President of Corporate & Product Strategy at Blackbaud; Andrew Gossen, Senior Director for Social Media Strategy, Alumni Affairs & Development at Cornell University; Eva Kubu, Director of Career Services at Princeton University; and Sean Brown, Global Alumni Relations Director, McKinsey & Company; among others.


Global Leaders Summit also featured an awards ceremony. Winners included Tulane University for Best University Network, Ithaca College for Best Social Media Campaign, The Holderness School for Best Performing K12 Network, Smith School of Business for Best Business School Network, and UCLA for Best Mentoring Campaign.


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Graduway convenes its Global Leaders Summit 2016 at UCLA

Graduway, the leading provider of alumni networking platforms, convenes its third Global Leaders Summit (GLS).


GLS 2016 is being held at UCLA with an expected capacity crowd of 350 delegates.


Leaders from across the United States, and across both academic and corporate institutions, will gather to discuss global best practice in alumni relations and to hear about the future opportunities and challenges facing the profession.


GLS 2016 is proud to host speakers from some of the world’s leading institutions including Stanford, Princeton, McKinsey & Co., Blackbaud and Grenzebach Glier & Associates, UCLA, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Columbia, Holderness School, Florida International, Cornell, Nielson, Duke and Carnegie Mellon.


The two day conference will be packed with networking opportunities, insights from the industry’s leading experts and inspiring stores from schools across the world.

Serm Teck Choon named president for the Malaysian Digital Association

The Malaysian Digital Association (MDA) at its recent annual general meeting, has elected industry senior, Serm Teck Choon as president.


He will be MDA’s fourth head, since it was formed in December 2009. Choon is product hat CtrlShift, a leading digital marketing company in the region.


The new MDA council with Serm at the helm, take office in good times. Ad expenditure on digital formats in Malaysia rose by 25% in 2015, with mobile accounting for almost a quarter of the total, according to new data from WARC’s report of 25 March 2016. Digital adspend is estimated to have reached MYR726m in 2015, placing Internet as the third-largest ad channel in Malaysia.

Mindshare veteran Deepika Nikhilender takes MD role at ad tech firm CtrlShift

Singapore-based ad tech firm CtrlShift, formed at the start of last year from the merger of three companies, has named former Mindshare veteran Deepika Nikhilender as its new managing director.


Nikhilender joins the programmatic trading firm after an 18-year career at Mindshare, the last 11 as Asia Pacific business planning leader.


She was also chief executive of Mindshare Growth and Emerging Market Solutions (GEMS) for the past two years.


Nikhilender will report to CtrlShift chief executive and co-founder Rene Menezes and will spearhead the firm’s Marketer Solutions and Publisher Solutions divisions.