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Clemson Intersect

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Building Partnerships

Preparing Students for the Global Economy

Clemson Intersect is a collaborative project between the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences (CECAS), and the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business to reinforce the relationship between business and the technical degree programs. Intersect logoThis new initiative aims to demonstrate how the disciplines connect and frequently overlap. It hopes to reinforce the need for partnership and teamwork to address challenges in the future. Key focus areas of the program include Business Analytics, Leadership, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and Value Chain & Advanced Manufacturing.

"Our legacy should be created based on what we do for others, not on how much money we make or how many material things we acquire. We will never know the impact of the ripple effect of our actions and obedience if we sit on the sidelines as spectators."

- Manny Ohonme, President & CEO, Samaritan’s Feet

The business school’s Office of Career and Global Engagement and CECAS' Student Engagement are working together on developing the program. A speaker series will consist of professionals who will highlight trends and best practices from their organizations. Talks will also include how business, engineering, and computing work together to generate a global impact. The initiative will, eventually, expand to offer networking opportunities between students and speakers.

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Collision Space: Where Business + Tech Meet

East PWCAllissa East
PWC, Cyber & Forensics Practice


For over 15 years, Allissa East has assisted clients in determining their strategy and vision for the foundation of their information governance programs. Allissa holds a B.A. in English from Clemson University, many software vendor certifications, and is an AIIM Records Management Master.

VIDEO: Come learn about developing and combining your skills in business and technology, being a Tech Consultant, and getting the chance to travel the world while doing it all!

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Servant Leadership Keynote

Ohomne Samaritan's FeetManny Ohonme
President and CEO
Samaritan's Feet


Entrepreneur Manny Ohonme is President and CEO of Samaritan’s Feet, a not-for-profit organization that has distributed over 7.5 million pairs of shoes in 108 countries and 420 US cities to the world’s neediest people. As a young man from Nigeria, Manny traveled to the US on a basketball scholarship and completed an advanced degree in economics, transportation, and logistics before embarking on a career in business and technology.

VIDEO: Please join us for the Servant Leadership Conference, which is focusing on the guiding principles and practices that empower employees, build better organizations, and ultimately create a more just, caring, and equitable world.

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Humane Innovation: Lessons Learned in Social Entrepreneurship

Marsden profileRandy Marsden
Health Technology Special Projects Manager
Apple, Inc.


Randy Marsden is Health Technology Special Projects Manager at Apple Inc. He is an electrical engineer, social entrepreneur, and innovator of assistive technologies. Previous companies he co-founded include Swype, Inc. and Cleankeys, Inc. His work has spanned decades and has helped pioneer new ways of communication for people with physical and motor disabilities. Apple's QuickPath swipe texting is now available on all iPhone keyboards.

VIDEO: Please join us for the Humane Innovation: Lessons Learned in Social Entrepreneurship. Learn how thinking about who can benefit and how they can benefit can help shape your product towards humane innovations.

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Industry Panel: Global Awareness in Business and Engineering

panel profilesRodrigo Gutierrez
Michelin North America
Dr. Jürgen Kolb
Salzgitter (RET)
Ryan Thrasher
Steel Dynamics Inc


Rodrigo currently serves as Vice President of Supply Chain for Michelin North America, covering all Planning and Logistics Activities in the US & Canada. Dr. Kolb served for 15 years as a member of Salzgitter AG’s Management Board, including responsibility as Director of Sales and Executive Vice President and Chairman of Salzgitter’s worldwide Trading, Warehousing, and Steel Service Center activities. Ryan is currently the Sales Manager for Automotive business in SDI, one of the largest and fastest-growing steel producers in North America.

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