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  • OCOB - Cal Poly to Host Global Packaging Conference
    countries Jay Singh is director of the Cal Poly Packaging Program and chair of the 2012 IAPRI conference IAPRI is the world s leading packaging research organization and is responsible for fostering the exchange of research initiatives by more than 1 000 experts from 80 packaging research institutes Singh said Hosting IAPRI s 18th World Conference reconfirms Cal Poly s presence as a leading North American packaging research institute The conference will include more than 100 presentations by international packaging experts from industry and academia Michael Okoroafor vice president of Global Packaging Innovation and Execution at the H J Heinz Co will give a keynote talk on Global Packaging Trends in the Food and Beverage Industries Amar K Mohanty director of the Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre BDDC at the University of Guelph in Ontario Canada will discuss Plastics and Sustainability Future of Bioplastics and Biomaterials in the New Green Economy James Porter executive vice president of Rocktenn will speak on North American Containerboard Supply to Global Markets and the Important Role for Innovation in Corrugated Packaging Today Master Gunnery Sgt Kevin D Smith and Capt Layke Franklin U S Marine Corps will present Packaging and Logistics to Support the War Fighter For information about registration or sponsorship opportunities visit www iapri2012 com or contact Singh at jasingh calpoly edu About the Cal Poly Packaging Program The Cal Poly Orfalea College of Business s Packaging Program is the leading program of its kind in the western United States offering a unique interdisciplinary curriculum that blends the university s Learn by Doing philosophy with the study of materials science sales design and graphics marketing business and food science About the International Association of Packaging Research Institutes IAPRI IAPRI was established in 1971 with an international membership to promote packaging as a

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/cal-poly-to-host-packaging-conference/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Professor Steven Mintz on the Ethics of Whistle-blowing
    Student Success Uncategorized Search for Professor Steven Mintz on the Ethics of Whistle blowing Steven Mintz Professor of Accounting for the Orfalea College of Business contributed to www trust org in an article about the ethics of corporate whistle blowing in cases of fraudulent or otherwise illegal business practices Mintz teaches ethics in business and accounting at Cal Poly and manages two popular blogs in ethical issues in business and society www ethicssage com and in the workplace www workplaceethicsadvice com In this feature Mintz raises tough questions about when an employee ought to speak up against corporate malpractice and discusses the various laws that protect whistle blowers who reveal sensitive information The harm a company does to a community with unlawful practices outweighs the harm an individual does to one s employer by blowing the whistle after attempting to right the wrong through internal means Steven Mintz To read the full story visit http www trust org trustlaw blogs anti corruption views the ethics behind blowing the whistle Posted May 30 2012 Recent News Paul Orfalea Speaks to Students on Campus Visit Cal Poly Faculty Receives 400 000 Grant to Study Economy of Local Food Cal Poly Students Rank

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/welcome-to-the-orfalea-college-of-business-were-getting-close-to-launching-the-website-with-long-titles/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Professor Rodney Mock on Tax Preparation Software in the Wall Street Journal
    Street Journal Associate Professor of Accounting and Law Rodney Mock recently contributed to two Washington Street Journal stories on the recent influx in the use of tax preparation software and electronic filing He discusses the problems arising from the Turbo Tax defense which becomes an issue when taxpayers are faced with penalties from the IRS When using a tax professional the taxpayer is protected against errors by claiming reliance on the tax advisor But with more and more Americans opting to use tax preparations software such as Turbo Tax there is no protection for the taxpayer in the case that errors were made by the software Professor Mock discusses the fact that while in most cases tax preparation software is beneficial it can become problematic for more complicated tax returns He explains this concept in more detail in this interview with the Wall Street Journal and in a follow up article he wrote for the WSJ online http online wsj com video opinion turbo tax made me do it 20D2C913 DE2E 41E1 A534 D7910AE7E0EB html http online wsj com article SB10001424052702304444604577339840734386180 html mod wsj share tweet Posted May 9 2012 Recent News Paul Orfalea Speaks to Students on Campus Visit

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/professor-rodney-mock-on-tax-preparation-software-in-the-wall-street-journal/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Roll Global Vice Chair Lynda Resnick to Speak April 25 at Cal Poly
    Global on Wednesday April 25 as part of the Orfalea College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series Roll Global is a privately held company based in Los Angeles with interests in agriculture and luxury brands including Paso Robles based Justin Vineyards and Winery A Conversation with Lynda Resnick will be held from 2 10 to 3 p m in Harman Hall at the Performing Arts Center Resnick will be in conversation with award winning journalist and producer Laura Diaz a Cal Poly alumna The event is free and open to the public Lynda Resnick began her career in advertising starting her own full service agency at age 19 Since then she has built a reputation as a smart business leader with a keen marketing mind Her book Rubies in the Orchard details her approach to building a successful brand an approach she has used to create bestselling brands at Roll Global including Wonderful pistachios POM 100 pomegranate juice Cuties California Clementines and Mandarins FIJI Water and Teleflora Resnick is also a dedicated philanthropist who is focusing her efforts on a transformative project in California s Central Valley where a large number of Roll s employees live and work for Paramount Agricultural Companies Laura Diaz is a 14 time Emmy Award winner who has anchored reported and produced for several flagship Southern California television stations over the past two decades In 1997 she became lead female anchor at KABC TV in Los Angeles the first Hispanic to hold that position at a Southland television station Most recently Diaz was lead anchor at KCBS TV in Los Angeles The Orfalea College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series seeks to enhance the educational experience of business students and the Cal Poly community while showcasing programs faculty and students to the California business community For more

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/roll-global-vice-chair-lynda-resnick-to-speak-april-25-at-cal-poly/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Steve Hamilton Explains the Disparity Between Wages and Increasing Prices
    Events Student Success Uncategorized Search for Steve Hamilton Explains the Disparity Between Wages and Increasing Prices Professor of Economics Stephen Hamilton discussed the implications of rising food prices for consumers who haven t seen an increase in wages in recent years While current salaries can go further for non food items such as appliances and electronics than they could a decade ago many consumers still feel the pressure of higher prices for everyday purchases As a rule of thumb prices go up by about 3 percent a year and wages go up a little bit more than that between 3 and 4 said Stephen Hamilton an economics professor at Cal Poly So in real terms nothing ever gets any more expensive But what has happened recently is that the prices have been going up but the wages haven t Read the full article from the San Luis Obispo Tribune here http www sanluisobispo com 2011 12 16 1874608 holiday costs changes over 10 html storylink cpy Posted Jan 27 2012 Recent News Paul Orfalea Speaks to Students on Campus Visit Cal Poly Faculty Receives 400 000 Grant to Study Economy of Local Food Cal Poly Students Rank High at Construction

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/in-the-media-steve-hamilton-explains-the-disparity-between-wages-and-increasing-prices/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - A Life-Saving Startup
    but some are better than others It was really invigorating to me Jessie Becker While Becker was serving as an entrepreneur in residence for the 2011 Innovation Quest competition at Cal Poly she met Alex Norred and Davis Carlin The two Cal Poly biomedical engineers took second place in the competition for their prototype device that could stop a potentially fatal postpartum hemorrhage PPH with vacuum pressure that activates the body s natural response Becker was immediately inspired seeing the need for a fast and cost effective treatment for PPH the leading cause of death for new mothers in developing nations Norred and Carlin named their idea InPress Technologies and entered the inaugural HotHouse Accelerator a three month summer program that fosters student businesses by providing workspace mentorship and seed funding Becker who ran the accelerator program found herself naturally gravitating toward InPress At the conclusion of the summer InPress was admitted into the HotHouse Incubator a new program offering two years of low cost workspace and access to the CIE s growing network of resources in San Luis Obispo and beyond It was then that Becker began moonlighting as an official member of the InPress team using her business skillset to explore the viability of producing and marketing the product commercially I decided to join because I cared about the mission and I believed that I could help InPress make an impact on the world she said The impact is what drives me In a stroke of luck or fate the InPress team met entrepreneur Nathan Bair as he was consulting with local businesses as part of the CIE s Small Business Development Center Bair had just moved to San Luis Obispo after 10 years launching startups and working in medical device engineering in the Midwest Even as inventors Carlin and Norred transitioned away from InPress to pursue other opportunities Becker and Bair held the company together with a staunch belief in its mission York says this kind of change is common for any new venture but it doesn t have to be detrimental I m so glad I came to Cal Poly and built the mindset that goes along with it Jessie Becker If you look at the makeup of any of the CIE companies none of them have the same team members they started with he notes But the others stay The resources in the CIE help these entrepreneurs weather that transition May of 2013 was a turning point for InPress The team learned it had been accepted into the Fogarty Institute for Innovation a nonprofit organization that helps medically innovative startups Bair and Becker hired Cal Poly biomedical engineer Amy Degenkolb and began working on InPress full time from its second office in El Camino Hospital in Mountain View Calif The wonderful thing that has allowed us to be as ambitious as we are is having the support of the HotHouse and CIE and Fogarty Institute at the right times said Becker During its tenure in

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/magazine/a-life-saving-startup/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Data Rush
    Cal Poly s Orfalea College of Business could be next on that list Preparing for a New Profession The critical and emerging demand for graduates strong in business analytics was not lost on the leadership at Cal Poly s Orfalea College of Business In the last several years the college began hiring faculty from disciplines such as information technology economics finance and marketing complementing an existing cadre of professors with data analytics expertise These faculty became part of a core multidisciplinary team tasked with building a new Business Analytics Program at the college Several of these faculty members like marketing Associate Professor Brennan Davis were also able to bring real world experience to the table having worked on data mining and analytic projects for high profile companies like Nissan Like others on the core team Davis had seen firsthand the growing need for data analytic skills at all levels of business organizations The world has changed says Davis Knowing simply how businesses run is no longer enough We now need to use data to inform business strategy and decisions Planning for new undergraduate business analytics classes a certificate program and a master s program is already well underway at the Orfalea College of Business with the goal of preparing career ready graduates who can visualize interpret and analyze data as well as straddle both the business and technical aspects of data analytics With this unique skill set graduates will be ready to immediately function as strategic liaisons within a variety of industries and drive business strategy We believe that it s the economic and business intuition combined with data analytics that is highly desirable and vitally important said Associate Dean of Graduate Programs Sanjiv Jaggia He feels the program s hands on approach to analyzing and leveraging data in the context of multiple sectors will differentiate Cal Poly s program from other universities With momentum building the college piloted its first undergraduate business analytics course during winter quarter 2014 Taught by Leida Chen associate professor of information systems and former senior program manager at Microsoft the course attracted students from a variety of disciplines and covered the complete cycle of business analytics from data warehousing to extraction to data prepping and mining Students then learned how to apply mined data to business strategies to assess past trends and predict new ones 45 The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the data analyst job category to grow by 45 percent from 156 000 in 2008 to 285 000 by 2018 The new course was a hit with students There was lots of interest in this business analytics course because students understand that this is where the jobs are said Chen A comprehensive Master of Science degree in business analytics is on track to start in fall 2016 As planned the program will be a one year interdisciplinary business degree encompassing economics finance accounting marketing and information systems The emphasis will be on serving the business side of data through improved visualization and

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/magazine/data-rush/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Business Without Borders
    and management concentration with minors in history and Asian studies for a career in international business Trang recently earned a highly sought after Critical Language Scholarship from the U S Department of State After graduation he travels to Malang Indonesia for two months of immersive cultural and linguistic study Here s a look at what he hopes to bring along as he sets off for the next chapter of his life Cal Poly T Shirts These will be gifts for my host family and tutors Whenever I travel I like to bring along gifts to share part of where I come from Journal To keep track of my thoughts The more I travel the more people I meet the more things I see and the more I learn all of which are valuable and worth recording Passport I ve had a chance to travel to 13 countries as a Cal Poly student so I can t wait to add a few more stamps After Indonesia I m going to study in China Smartphone A smartphone will be key for not only navigating my way around the country but also for translating Indonesian words and phrases Laptop This has everything music photos and a way to get in touch with my friends and family back home in San Jose It s also a way for me to keep up with news on ESPN and Sports Illustrated I helped manage the Cal Poly Men s Basketball team so I can t imagine being out of the loop for too long Rainbow Sandals I wear these almost all the time at Cal Poly Because Malang is similar to San Luis Obispo in temperature besides the humidity it is an item that will remind me of home Download a PDF of this article or

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/magazine/business-without-borders/ (2016-02-17)
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