It was an evening of Innovation and Inspiration for the MBA students at UCSD Rady School of Management as they gathered with the top INC 5000 companies in San Diego Tuesday evening.
The reception kicked off with a speech from Robert Sullivan, Dean of Rady School of Management. His excitement about the program and the future of these thriving minds was infectious. Dean Sullivan spoke about The Rady School of Management and their passion to provide an education for individuals seeking growth and professional success. Some of the statistics that were provided were astonishing. Many of the Fortune 500 companies had 0% job growth in 2011 while many of the small businesses, inlcuding EPM Live, are topping the fastest growing companies charts while also being recognized as the innovators of today. In San Diego alone, there are an average of 80 start-ups per quarter. There are 6,000 tech companies making up over 4 billion in payroll. Top sectors include tourism, military and technology.
The Rady MBA program is unlike any other business school with its unique culture of innovation, it attracts individuals who are looking to challenge business status quo. The students come from diverse professional backgrounds who share in the excitement of discovery and innovation. They recognize the growth of any industry, emerging and established, is led by those building bridges between business and science and technology.
EPM Live was amongst the few handpicked organizations asked to represent the most innovative companies in San Diego. Our story of innovation began as Project Management consulting firm who discovered the gaps in the existing PPM software market after completing over 500 PPM implementations. With a strong customer-centric vision and a long history of experience, EPM Live analyzed the common challenges of our customers and began to develop what would soon become one of the industry’s leading Enterprise Project, Portfolio and Work Management solutions. Today we are a global leader and continue to push the boundaries of traditional project management with our cutting edge solutions. Specializing in bringing together All Users, All Work and All Process in one central location, EPM Live truly provides a project management solution for everyone in your organization.
“Thank you so much for participating in our annual Innovation and Inspiration event. We have heard nothing but positive feedback from our students about the evening. It was exciting to have a spotlight put on EPM Live. Certainly your story of success is inspiring to our MBAs who hope to be a part of a dynamic company like yours some day!” said Amy Nastase, MBA Career Connections Assistant, UCSD Rady School of Management.
I think Bill Gates said it best, “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” The Rady MBA students were excited, ambitious and ready to dive into their next chapters of professional growth, wanting to empower business leaders and peers alike.