Episode 001: Aksh Gupta, Occasion

This month we are joined by DePaul Alumnus of the Economics & Policy Analysis Masters Program, Aksh Gupta. Aksh is the Cofounder & CEO of Occasion, a startup dedicate to solving tech challenges of experiential businesses. Occasion addresses a common problem in such disparate industries like nail salons, live theatre, and pilates studios: A better reservation system. Now, reservation systems aren’t novel, and its apparently very a crowded industry. So what will be the key to Occasion’s success?

Happy New Year!

This new year will bring a number of exciting developments for the newly created Business Strategy & Decision-Making Program in DePaul’s Department of Economics. However, to ensure that our planned initiatives are useful and valuable to our community, we’d like to invite you to take a brief survey. It is 5 short sections that will only take you 10-15 minutes to complete. Your feedback will help shape the future of the program and will also present some opportunities for you to be involved should you desire.

Economics & Strategy Podcast Introduction

DePaul University’s Economics & Strategy Podcast is a monthly conversation with individuals who use frameworks discussed in Economics and Business Strategy & Decision-Making. The interviewees will represent multiple industries and institutions, and hold various roles within their organizations. The premise of the podcast is to examine how economics and other related strategy frameworks are practically applied in real-world situations.

Strategy Talk on February 13, 2020: The Strategies in Consulting

This Strategy Talk presented by DePaul University’s Business Strategy & Decision-Making Program hosted a diverse panel of consulting professionals to discuss the basics of consulting in their areas and how they leverage strategic frameworks for their clients. The panel was followed by a networking hour with small plates and drinks.

Panelists (Industry Specialization)
Kristy Nittskoff of Vista Consulting (Human Resources)
Admira Ibisevic of Illumia Consulting (Organizations & Leadership)
Sanel Kostic of Illumia Consulting (Organizations & Leadership)
Matthew DalSanto of Winston and Strawn (Antitrust)
Kate Moberg of Berkeley Research Group (Strategy & Operations)
Amy Lewis of Berkeley Research Group (Data Privacy & Information Governance)

The event was held at:
Lewis Center
25 E Jackson Blvd
Room 1001
Chicago, IL 60604

The panel was from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. A networking opportunity immediately followed the panel.