CKGSB Knowledge Series Event: Next Practices in Global Innovation and Strategy Execution

May 27, 2018

Rediscover a new model to re-energize your organization’s strategy with top experts in this day of immersion in the “next practices” that will drive internal innovation and growth.

A CKGSB Knowledge Series Gold Event in Partnership with Executive Next Practices Institute


Next Practices in Global Innovation and Strategy Execution

Reinventing Organizations for Growth



Mary Wadsworth Darby

Chief Representative
CKGSB (Americas)

When: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

11:30AM: Check-In
12:00PM – 1:00PM: Hosted Lunch
1:00PM – 5:00PM: Program
5:30PM – 7:30PM: Reception

Where: CKGSB New York Office

601 Lexington Avenue
26th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Rediscover a new model to re-energize your organization’s strategy with top experts in this day of immersion in the “next practices” that will drive internal innovation and growth.

Global companies are even more at risk to being “uberized” in today’s disruptive markets. Losing key talent, customers and entire markets is a constant threat – as is simply staying in alignment and executing well.

General admission is $179 prior to October 15; $249 after. CKGSB community members may use code CKVIP to receive a 50% discount off the registration price. Register here.

Speakers Will Include:

  • Mary Wadsworth Darby, Chief Representative, CKGSB (Americas)
  • Sylvia S. Ehrlich, SCRP, President, Intrepid Relocation International
  • Hampton Dowling, Managing Partner, HCB Group LLC
  • Juan Piacquadio, Managing Director, ON STRATEGY
  • Matt Alexander, Founder, CTO, COGNETIK
  • Robert Horsley, Executive Director, Fragomen

Key Topics:

  • Examine the major emerging trends in capital, trade, talent and markets
  • Learn new approaches to building customer centricity and market adaptability
  • Develop more effective talent strategies – both full time and contingent workforce
  • How to create INtraprenuership within your organization

Who Will Attend:

  • CEOs, CFOs, Top HR, CIOs, Key Functional Leaders of Middle to Large Market Companies


Sutton Court Place
417 East 57th Street NYC


Mary Wadsworth Darby
Chief Representative, CKGSB (Americas)

As Chief Representative of CKGSB (Americas), Mary W. Darby is responsible for CKGSB’s initiatives throughout North and South America and oversees all aspects of CKGSB’s Americas Offices and their operations.  She is responsible for developing strategy and building alliances with partner schools and taking steps to strengthen brand awareness for CKGSB throughout the two continents comprising the Americas. She provides direction for marketing, business development, program development, other educational events, and operations. She spearheads cooperation with CKGSB partner schools and other key relationships to identify new businesses and opportunities for collaboration in response to market demand and new educational trends. Mary also conducts research on comparative leadership principles in Asia and the West and studies their impact on management success.  She frequently lectures on leadership including at joint programs with partner schools.

Previously, Mary worked for Morgan Stanley in Firm Management and headed its Asia and China Desks. She moved to Hong Kong and headed Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) in Hong Kong where she developed the first institutional sales initiative with Chinese financial entities. During her time at Morgan Stanley, she also created and ran a series of educational programs for the fixed income division and other departments with a focus on China.

Mary has worked extensively in China and Asia. She is a founder of Peridot Asia Advisors, a strategic transactions advisory firm. She has substantial experience negotiating market entry strategies over a broad range of industries, as well as with Chinese financial institutions, state-owned enterprises, regulatory authorities and other government entities responsible for regulating and supervising the insurance and banking industries there.

She also served as the Executive Director of the America-China Society, a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of U.S.-China relations chaired by former U.S. Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and the late Cyrus Vance.

Mary graduated with a BA degree from Princeton University. A fluent Mandarin speaker, she also holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MIA from the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs.

She is the Chair of the Hong Kong Association of New York; serves as a Senior Professional Fellow at the Chazen Institute at Columbia Business School; a Trustee of Concord Academy; and was for many years a Trustee of Princeton-in-Asia.

She serves as an Independent Director of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC, USA), whose parent company is the world’s largest bank. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


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Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
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