<h3>Energy Conference</h3><b>Oklahoma City</b>: Wed., May 20, 2015 | 9 am – 4 pm | Cox Business Convention Center <br /><b>Tulsa</b>: Tue., May 19, 2015 | 8:45 am – 1:30 pm | Hyatt Regency<h3>BIG DATA Conference</h3>April 7, 2015<br />Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma<h3>Management Scholars Professional Development Workshop</h3>April 10, 2015<br /> Wes Watkins Center | Oklahoma State University | Stillwater, OK<h3>Tulsa Business Forum/ Executive Management Briefings : 2015 Speakers </h3> Ambassador Karen Hughes, Worldwide Vice Chair, Burson-Marsteller and Counselor to Counselor to President George W. Bush, 2001-2002 | OKC – March 11, 2015 | Tulsa – March 12, 2015<br /> Steve Wozniak, Chief Scientist, Fusion-io and Co-Founder, Apple Computer | Tulsa / OKC – April 7, 2015<h3>Energy Midstream and Marketing 2015</h3>Tom Seng, Asst. Prof of Energy Business, Tulsa’s School of Energy Economics; Randy Brown, Partner, Tremont House Enterprises; Betty Simkins, Prof of Finance, OSU Spears School of Business; Deniese Palmer-Huggins, Senior Advisor, Bureau of Economic Geology at the Univ. of Texas; John Polonchek, Head, Dept. of Finance, OSU Spears School of Business<h3>BEST Leaders</h3>Strategic IQ: Prepare and Respond to the Ever- Changing Business Environment: Wed, April 22, 2015, 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Evidence-Based Management: Wed, June 10, 2015, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.<h3>24th Annual Women’s Business Leadership Conference</h3>March 4, 2015 | Tulsa<h3>Management & Professional Development Seminars</h3> Hacking Back I: Data Security for Employees |  March 25, 2015 | 9 AM – 12 PM | OKC<br /> Hacking Back II: Data Management for Managers | March 25, 2015 | 1 – 4 PM | OKC<h3>2015 Spears School of Business Golf Classic</h3>Friday, August 7, 2015<br />Karsten Creek<br />Stillwater, OK<h3>Save the Date for 2015</h3>11th Annual Oil and Gas Accounting Conference: Thursday, November 19, 2015<br />15th Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference: Friday, November 20, 2015<br />Hyatt Regency Hotel, Tulsa<h3>2014 OSU 10th Annual Oil and Gas Accounting Conference and 14th Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference</h3><h3>2014 OSU 10th Annual Oil and Gas Accounting Conference and 14th Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference</h3>

Energy Conference

Oklahoma City: Wed., May 20, 2015 | 9 am – 4 pm | Cox Business Convention Center
Tulsa: Tue., May 19, 2015 | 8:45 am – 1:30 pm | Hyatt Regency

BIG DATA Conference

April 7, 2015
Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Management Scholars Professional Development Workshop

April 10, 2015
Wes Watkins Center | Oklahoma State University | Stillwater, OK

Tulsa Business Forum/ Executive Management Briefings : 2015 Speakers

Ambassador Karen Hughes, Worldwide Vice Chair, Burson-Marsteller and Counselor to Counselor to President George W. Bush, 2001-2002 | OKC – March 11, 2015 | Tulsa – March 12, 2015
Steve Wozniak, Chief Scientist, Fusion-io and Co-Founder, Apple Computer | Tulsa / OKC – April 7, 2015

Energy Midstream and Marketing 2015

Tom Seng, Asst. Prof of Energy Business, Tulsa’s School of Energy Economics; Randy Brown, Partner, Tremont House Enterprises; Betty Simkins, Prof of Finance, OSU Spears School of Business; Deniese Palmer-Huggins, Senior Advisor, Bureau of Economic Geology at the Univ. of Texas; John Polonchek, Head, Dept. of Finance, OSU Spears School of Business

BEST Leaders

Strategic IQ: Prepare and Respond to the Ever- Changing Business Environment: Wed, April 22, 2015, 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Evidence-Based Management: Wed, June 10, 2015, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

24th Annual Women’s Business Leadership Conference

March 4, 2015 | Tulsa

Management & Professional Development Seminars

Hacking Back I: Data Security for Employees | March 25, 2015 | 9 AM – 12 PM | OKC
Hacking Back II: Data Management for Managers | March 25, 2015 | 1 – 4 PM | OKC

2015 Spears School of Business Golf Classic

Friday, August 7, 2015
Karsten Creek
Stillwater, OK

Save the Date for 2015

11th Annual Oil and Gas Accounting Conference: Thursday, November 19, 2015
15th Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference: Friday, November 20, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Tulsa

2014 OSU 10th Annual Oil and Gas Accounting Conference and 14th Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference

2014 OSU 10th Annual Oil and Gas Accounting Conference and 14th Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference

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12:00pm - 1:30pm
Worldwide Vice Chair, Burson-Marsteller and Counselor to President George W. Bush, 2001-2002
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12:00pm - 1:30pm
Worldwide Vice Chair, Burson-Marsteller and Counselor to President George W. Bush, 2001-2002
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9:00am - 4:00pm
Presented by Marc Tower | This seminar will help participants to improve employee productivity by increasing the efficiency of current resources, providing better customer service and encouraging employee engagement in the office. Participants will be able to develop and successfully execute business process improvement projects, learn how to measure the results of their work, and learn how to monitor and adjust new processes.
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9:00am - 4:00pm
Presented by Marc Tower | This seminar will help participants to improve employee productivity by increasing the efficiency of current resources, providing better customer service and encouraging employee engagement in the office. Participants will be able to develop and successfully execute business process improvement projects, learn how to measure the results of their work, and learn how to monitor and adjust new processes.
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9:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Dr. Jim Burkman This seminar will equip employees with specific actions to prevent computer security threats. Participants will leave the program with easy to use tools and practices to keep themselves and their companies safe from hackers and other data security threats.
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9:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Dr. Jim Burkman This data management program teaches managers how to be aware of and evaluate computer security threats. Participants will learn the language of security professionals, specific threat categories, and effective defense strategies.
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Offered by the the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. This conference will explore the management and strategic impact big data can have on a company or organization. This cross-industry conference brings speakers from industries throughout the region to share their experience of maximizing the use of big data. Those attending the conference will learn about leading practices in using analytics in energy, financial services, healthcare, medical services, and retail. Speakers and participants will explore various issues such as data capture, data management, data analysis and the strategic use of information for decision-making that drives success in business/organizations.
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10:00am - 11:30am
Chief Scientist, Fusion-io and Co-Founder, Apple Computer Wozniak is an American computer scientist best known as one of the founders of Apple and the inventor of the Apple II computer, and recently competed on ABCs Dancing with the Stars.
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4:00pm - 5:30pm
Chief Scientist, Fusion-io and Co-Founder, Apple Computer Wozniak is an American computer scientist best known as one of the founders of Apple and the inventor of the Apple II computer, and recently competed on ABCs Dancing with the Stars.
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8:00am - 5:15pm
The Oklahoma State Spears School of Business is pleased to invite faculty members and Ph.D. students to join our Management Scholars Professional Development Workshop. This event will offer professional development workshops and provide networking opportunities for scholars studying Organizational Behavior, Entrepreneurship or Strategy. We encourage Ph.D. students to submit papers and posters and urge faculty members to join us in this fun and scholarly academic meeting.
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1:00pm - 5:00pm
Business Engagement Series for Thought Leaders (BEST Leaders)- Strategic IQ: Prepare and Respond to the Ever-Changing Business Environment Presenter: Tracy Suter, Ph.D. Strategic IQ addresses the strategy itself, formal and informal organizational structures, and the human capacity of individuals and groups within the firm through various examples and case studies.
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8:30am - 4:00pm
From 2004, OSU has partnered with SAS, a leading provider of business analytics software, to offer very successful datamining and business analytics certificate programs. A primary goal of this conference is to link OSU's data mining and business analytics certificate programs and students who are trained in analytics using SAS with members of the local and regional business community. SAS Analytics Day will introduce our certificate programs to businesses and allow students and businesses to begin building their professional network.
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9:00am - 4:00pm
Developing the Strategic Middle Manager: The First Step Toward Organizational Renewal | Presented by James Pappas, Ph.D. | This seminar is designed to discuss new roles and opportunities of middle managers within complex organizations and recast their focus toward involvement and performance. Participants will be shown how to utilize behaviors to influence upper management decisions, champion new ideas, help implement deliberate strategies, and add value to their organization. A detailed explanation of how managers can utilize social connections and trust toward renewal will be explored.
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May 18-20, 2015 'Pearls of Knowledge'
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May 19 Energy Conference-Tulsa More Info arrow
8:45am - 1:30pm
Offered by the Department of Finance and the Center for Executive and Professional Development in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University
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8:45am - 3:45pm
Offered by the Department of Finance and the Center for Executive and Professional Development in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University
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May 31-June 5, 2015 A hands-on exploration program The Oklahoma State University Information Systems Technology Exploration Academy (ISyTE) is an action-packed, hands-on program designed for high school students interested in the vital intersection of business and technology. This six-day program will allow you to learn from industry leaders and current MIS students and faculty about information system practice and career possibilities.
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1:00pm - 5:00pm
Business Engagement Series for Thought Leaders (BEST Leaders)- Evidenced-Based Management Presenter: Matt Bowler, Ph.D. To become better decision-makers, we need to think critically, identify the best available information and hold our subjective biases in check. In this session, we will examine the perils of decision-making and work on techniques for more objective and rational decisions.
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9:00am - 4:00pm
Presented by Raj Basu, Ph.D. | A key to strong, performance-oriented teams is building strong interpersonal relationships prior to the formation of teams. Special attention will be given to the various challenges teams face in moving toward high performance and ways that teams can successfully navigate these obstacles. This seminar will make use of experiential exercises to demonstrate important team principles.
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July 20-24, 2015 Are you wondering what you can do to help develop top management in your organization? You are invited to send leaders from your company to attend this one-week executive development program.
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Due to popular demand, the OSU Spears School of Business is bringing back the golf scramble at Karsten Creek. Those who played in the 2014 100th Anniversary Golf Classic thought it was a great success and asked for another venture on the greens. We will devote any net proceeds from this year's event to the general scholarship fund for use by Spears School of Business students. Come join us for a great fun outing and bring your friends! Sponsorship opportunities are available.
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Offered by the Department of Management and the Center for Executive and Professional Development in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University
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9:00am - 4:00pm
Presented by Andrew Urich, J.D. | This seminar will help participants improve and sharpen the skills to help facilitate more successful negotiations. Participants will develop the ability to improve their negotiation strategy and execution based on an understanding of persuasion, critical thinking, and effective planning. Participants will also learn to identify factors that significantly impact negotiation outcomes through a series of discussions and group exercises.
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9:00am - 12:00pm
Presented by Lee Manzer, Ph.D. | This seminar will focus on accountability in your organization to increase productivity. This session investigates how cultures are specifically created within organizations and how to recognize creation variables.
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