Remarkable presentations predict business future ‘in the cloud’ at RSM Leadership Summit

More than 600 members of the business and academic communities, plus RSM alumni and students, explored how business is creating value with advanced technology at last week’s fourth annual RSM Leadership Summit at the Beurs-World Trade Center in Rotterdam, organised by Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). The keynote presentations, from four of the world’s most successful companies, were remarkable for their depth of insight and the extent to which sustainability was viewed as an integrated part of strategy.

Dean of RSM Steef van de Velde said the success of the Summit, which saw another year-on-year increase in the size of its audience, was driven by the quality and the relevance of its content.

High profile keynote speakers

The Summit’s theme was “Value Creation at the Edge of Technology”. In order to sustain their business, corporations are actively seeking innovation, driven both internally and externally. Four high-profile senior decision-makers from the worlds of strategy and technology, innovation and governmental affairs made impressive and remarkable keynote presentations about working at the interface between value creation for business and for people.

The Dean also announced the recent opening of an RSM office in the Zuidas region of Amsterdam, close to the financial heart of the Netherlands, which will enable RSM and its alumni to leverage new potentials and realise new benefits. The primary role of RSM’s Zuidas office is to provide a point of contact for RSM’s department of Executive Education and Organisational Development to better serve its Amsterdam-based clients. Further details will be released very soon, and an official opening will be held in November.

Of the Leadership Summit, Dean Steef van de Velde concluded: “From the many compliments we have received, we can say that the 2012 Summit was a very successful event, with corporate relations, alumni, students, other guests and RSM staff en able to interact – with each other, and with our expert speakers and academics.”

Next year’s RSM Leadership Summit will be on Friday 4 October 2013.