McIntire Hosts Eighth Annual Spring Symposium, "Leading in a Connected World"

April 30, 2008

On April 25, 2008, the McIntire School hosted its Eighth Annual Spring Symposium, "Leading in a Connected World," which featured the work of McIntire Professor Rob Cross. Cross, a management professor who heads the highly influential Network Roundtable at the University of Virginia, spoke at length on the hidden power of social networks. Through the Roundtable, Cross has worked with more than 120 companies in industries as wide-ranging as consulting, pharmaceuticals, software, manufacturing, chemicals, and government.

Joining Cross for a panel discussion of his network research in action were Tracy Cox, Director of Performance Consulting, Raytheon Professional Services LLC; Ted Graham, Practice Associate, McKinsey & Company; John Helferich, Executive-in-Residence, the College of Business Administration at Northeastern University, and Batten Fellow, the Darden School of the University of Virginia; and Lisa Vertucci, Managing Director, Global Head of Talent Development, Lehman Brothers.