The Rady School Blog

  • Rady Presents Global Business Leadership Forum

    September 15, 2016

    The Global Business Leadership Forum brings together innovative business leaders, leading students, and faculty at the Rady School of Management in an interactive learning environment to discuss a range of pertinent issues facing the business world today.

    This event will run from 5:30 to p.m. on Friday, September 23 in the J.R. Beyster Auditorium. Please register here if you are planning on attending.

    Sabeer Bhatia and Paul Martini will speak at the event. 

    Sabeer Bhatia
    Co-founder of Hotmail Corporation, current Chairman and CEO of Sabse Technologies

    A pioneer in the field of web-based e-mail, Bhatia co-founded Hotmail Corporation in 1996. As President and CEO, he guided Hotmail's rapid rise to industry leadership and its eventual acquisition by Microsoft in 1998. Hotmail has now transitioned to Outlook – which remains one of the largest e-mail providers in the World. Bhatia's visionary contribution to the Internet revolution has earned him widespread acclaim. His many awards and accolades include:

    • "Entrepreneur of the Year," 1997. Awarded by the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson.
    • Named to the "Elite 100," Upside magazine's list of top trendsetters in the New Economy.
    • Recipient of the "TR100" award, presented by MIT to 100 young innovators who are expected to have the greatest impact on technology in the next few years.
    • Selected by the San Jose Mercury News and POV magazine as one of the ten most successful entrepreneurs of 1998.
    • Named by TIME as one of the “People to Watch” in International Business in 2002

    Bhatia is the Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Sabse Technologies Inc, a company in the Telecom space that is creating a Global MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) for humans and the Internet of Things (IOT). Sabse’s goal is to provide cellular data connectivity to the the millions of devices that will come online in the next few years. Bhatia is also the Co-Founder of Amp Technologies, a company that is revolutionizing the Real Estate industry.

    His recreational interests include tennis, golf, skiing, swimming and yoga. Bhatia is also a philanthropist who has supported education efforts such as the re-building of his high school – St. Joseph’s Boy’s High School (Bangalore) and the building of a high-speed Ethernet network at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani. He also supports charities such as Room-to-Read, Home of Hope and the Miracle Foundation. Bhatia received a Master of Science degree from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, from the California Institute of Technology.

    Paul Martini
    Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, iboss Cybersecurity

    Paul Martini is the cofounder and chief architect of iboss Cybersecurity, where he pioneered the award-winning iboss Cybersecurity Platform that protects networks against malware, advanced threats and data loss direct-to-cloud, with an innovative node-based architecture. Prior to founding iboss, Martini was with an electrical engineering firm where he developed proprietary security solutions for clients such as Phogenix, the U.S. Navy and Hewlett Packard, leading the design and implementation efforts for HP’s e-tester used in their TIJ print heads.

    He was also a key contributor at Copper Mountain Networks and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), both of which, launched successful IPO’s. Martini holds a computer science degree from the University of California, San Diego and has had his work published in prestigious scientific journals including, the Journal of Foundations in Computer Science, and Journal of Analytical Biochemistry. As a recognized security expert, he has been featured in a wide range of publications such as USA Today, Forbes, and CSO magazine.

    Martini has been recognized for his leadership and innovation, receiving the Ernst Young Entrepreneur Of The Year™ award in the technology category for San Diego, and one of Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2014. He is committed to the advancement of San Diego as a cyber-security hub, and is a member of the Cyber Security Sub Committee for CAL OES (California Office of Emergency Services) and also serves on the board of the San Diego Economic Development Committee.

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  • Leveraging my MBA to Help Save a Community Space

    September 6, 2016
    by Sarah Feldman, MBA

    Even after I completed my MBA at the Rady School of Management in 2015 and began working full-time in data analytics at Tesla Motors, I still make time to figure skate on weekends.
  • Alumni Startup Abwiz Bio Inc. Receives NIH Grant

    August 29, 2016

    Abwiz Bio Inc. was created by Rady School of Management alumni CJ Okumura (MBA '13). The company is a pioneer in the development of novel monoclonal antibody development biotechnology. Recently, Abwiz Bio announced that the company received a $225,000 one-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant supports the development of novel therapeutic reagents for food allergies.
  • My Summer Internship at Cisco

    August 25, 2016
    by Theo Constantouros

    Most of what we know about power comes from studies in artificial laboratory environments or business organizations. But this ignores the many other contexts in which power plays out in daily life. Innovative research exploring how people experience everyday power finds that power and powerlessness are commonly experienced in many facets of life outside the workplace.
  • You've Got the Power

    August 22, 2016
    by Hallie Jacobs

    Most of what we know about power comes from studies in artificial laboratory environments or business organizations. But this ignores the many other contexts in which power plays out in daily life. Innovative research exploring how people experience everyday power finds that power and powerlessness are commonly experienced in many facets of life outside the workplace.
  • 2016 Rady Faculty Awards

    August 15, 2016

    2016 Rady Faculty Awards
  • Interview: North Point Maverick, a Budding Entrepreneur

    August 9, 2016
    by Chris Rodriguez

    During my first quarter at the Rady School I met Sher. I think he sets a great example of how drive and focus, coupled with ideas that in a growing space, can lead to tangible results in an ocean of talent and ideas.
  • Student Advocate to the Regents (St.A.R.) Program Experience

    August 5, 2016
    by Lawrence Norman Le Blanc

    . “St.A.R.” students meet, interact, and build relationships with UC Regents and speak about top student priorities. This month, Le Blanc traveled to San Francisco to speak with the Regents about important issues while representing not just UC San Diego, but the Rady School as well.
  • MBA Students Commit to Stopping Human Trafficking

    August 2, 2016
    by Hallie Jacobs

    To raise awareness and combat the human trafficking, the annual Financial Times MBA Challenge partnered with Stop the Traffik, a global movement of activists around the world dedicated to building resilient communities and preventing human trafficking.
  • The Fast Track to Success after Graduation: From MBA to UAV

    July 26, 2016
    by Hallie Jacobs

    These days, it seems like you can’t go anywhere without noticing a drone flying overhead – especially at the beaches of San Diego. The lightweight, semi-autonomous aircrafts’ popularity continues to grow exponentially, with interest from consumers, government agencies and commercial developers.
  • No Greater Commission

    July 19, 2016
    by Hallie Jacobs

    It’s a daring mission, to say the least. Caravanning across Africa in the midst of open fire through treacherous territories within Sudan to serve civilians in one of the world's most war-torn and impoverished nations is all in a day’s work for the members of No Greater Commission.
  • My Call to Live a Life of Significance (and not just success)

    July 14, 2016
    by David Tran

    I took a leap of faith and chose the Rady School of Management. Three years later, I find myself launching a 501(c)3 specialty coffee house devoted to employing marginalized people groups, partnering with local businesses and government leaders, and working at Fifty and Fifty, a creative agency in Downtown San Diego that serves mission-based organizations. In a serendipitous turn of events, I allowed compassion to drive my career decision.
  • My Journey from the Rady School to Management Consulting

    June 30, 2016
    by Allison Noel

    My friends joke that my life decisions are based on where I find the best ocean views. They have a point—I’ve been spoiled for two years by the incredible views at the Rady School and am excited to be joining a firm with yet another killer ocean view post-MBA.
  • Little tips for better life-school-work balance for the FlexMBA program

    June 28, 2016
    by Sunny Lee

    I believe you applied MBA program because you already (almost) achieved work-life balance. You realized that you could do something more, need a new challenge, and want to advance your future career. I am going to share what I learned after going through 20 months of MBA program.
  • Rady China Trip

    June 17, 2016
    by Irene Wang

    In March 2016, we lived in the city with the tallest skyscrapers in the world. Here we come, Shanghai, China! It’s my first time to experience a mysterious country- China. Along the skylines of Shanghai, we visited Shanghai companies and felt the energies of Shanghai. Shanghai has been a leading power of China's economic and trade development since ancient times. It’s still be biggest financial center in China. From the perspective of biopharma industry, many biopharma companies have presence in Shanghai. The recent news of Shanghai is – they have a new Disneyland!
  • When One Door Closes...a Look Back at My Rady School Experience

    June 8, 2016
    by Gary Sahota

    When looking towards the future, a wise man once told me to reflect upon the past first. And when doing so, I am astonished by just how much I've changed over the past two years. The things I know, the people I've met and the memories I've made will all attribute to the road ahead in ways I may not understand just yet. One day I will and that is when I'll appreciate the real value of the three new letters behind my name: MBA.
  • Our trip to Israel: the Sofaer International Case Competition

    June 2, 2016
    by Allison Noel, Cody Becker, RJ Niewoehner and Sapna Hegde

    Last week, we traveled to Israel to compete in the semifinals of the Sofaer International Case Competition (SICC), a global business strategy competition hosted by the Coller School of Management at Tel Aviv University. It was an unforgettable experience and we couldn’t have been prouder to represent the Rady School abroad!
  • Rady School Teams Sweep Entrepreneur Challenge Life Sciences Track

    May 26, 2016
    by Karen Jensen

    The annual Business Plan Competition, organized by the UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge, is one of the largest events to celebrate and recognize the startup community on campus, with $100,000 in prizes. On May 20, the Life Sciences track featured pitches from four selected teams, resulting in a sweep of the awards by three startups with ties to the Rady School of Management.
  • Recap: G.A.M.E Forum in New York City

    May 19, 2016
    by Gloria Bai

    It was a great experience to attend the Quinnipiac G.A.M.E Forum in New York City. Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education VI Forum invited more than 117 keynote speakers, panelists, workshop hosts and judges. Over 2000 students and professors attended the forum from all over the world.
  • Lab to Market: An Intrapreneur’s Perspective

    May 10, 2016
    by Michelle David

    Innovation is one of the hallmarks of the Rady School. While it lends itself to entrepreneurism, which is core to the Rady School brand, innovation is also necessary in the corporate world, in order for a business to be a leader in the industry. For me, finding opportunities for innovation within an existing organization is my goal, which made the Corporate Track of the Lab to Market (L2M) Series a perfect addition to my MBA curriculum.