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Leadership in the management of technology and innovation in business.

Welcome. EMTM InSITE is for prospective and current students, sponsors, alumni and others interested in Penn's Executive Master's in Technology Management (EMTM). In each issue, we cover timely admissions information, program highlights and personal perspectives from EMTM students, alumni and faculty. We appreciate your interest and welcome your feedback and suggestions.


Technology and the Collapse of Mortgage Markets
The financial sector has been in free fall, with Bear Stearns as one of the latest casualties. And one of the first large stones that set this global avalanche rolling was the collapse of sub-prime mortgages in the U.S. What caused sub-prime mortgages to roll off the cliff? Rob Lux, EMTM '01, shares his thoughts from the Mortgage Bankers Association's technology conference — and where one of the key discussions was the role technology played in the crisis. >>more

Technology and the Collapse of Mortgage Markets

Making Their Mark: Two EMTM Graduates Collaborate
on Finding New Uses for an Emerging Technology

Say Peter Gabriele EMTM'03 and John D'Ottavio EMTM'03, "What we're doing is fairly new — but there is nothing else like it out there." It's called "microtagging," and is nanotech that enables writing on surfaces as small as 75 microns — less than the diameter of a human hair. When the two first heard of it, it was being used in agricultural seeds, but then they had this idea... >>more

Making Their Mark: Two EMTM Graduates Collaborate on Finding New Uses for an Emerging Technology

Consumer Toys to Business Tools: Finding a Middle Ground
Consumer technologies are infiltrating corporate IT departments, said a panel of experts at the most recent EMTM lecture series. In order to stay innovative and court the so-called "digital natives" — young workers accustomed to the latest gadgets — companies need to adapt. Read about how companies try to balance maintaining a stable IT environment with keeping pace with the newest and coolest technology. >>more

Consumer Toys to Business Tools: Finding a Middle Ground

Power Dynamic: EMTM Students Experience China's Globalization Opportunities and Challenges
In early 2008, a delegation of 32 EMTM students and alumni visited more than 15 companies during an 8-day trip to Beijing and Shanghai. Their trip to China was the culminating experience of EMTM's Global Experience Program. As Jeffrey Babin, director of the GEP, put it, "I don't think anybody had an appreciation beforehand of the complexities of doing business with or in China." >>more

Power Dynamic: EMTM Students Experience China's Globalization Opportunities and Challenges

EMTM Profiles: Rising Above the Rest
Read the stories of five graduates of the EMTM program who propelled themselves into more senior and wide ranging positions — expanding their opportunities while making an impact on their businesses. In the words of a recent alumna, "The program is hard work, but it's worth every ounce of effort because these are skills you can use for the rest of your career and the rest of your life." >>more

EMTM Profiles: Transforming Careers

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