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Public invited to free presentation by international business expert at North Central College

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Michael Hugos
Michael Hugos

April 9, 2012—The public is invited to hear international information technology consultant Michael Hugos deliver the free presentation “Success in the Global Markets” at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in North Central College’s Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St.  

Hugos’ presentation will address how Americans can compete in the international market and how working styles and cultures vary among the different countries where he has visited and worked.

Hugos is a principal at Center for Systems Innovation (c4si). He works with clients to find elegant solutions to complex problems with focus in supply chains, business intelligence and new business ventures. In recent years he has worked with clients and taught seminars in China, India, Ireland, Korea, Singapore, Turkey and Vietnam.

Earlier he spent six years as chief information officer of a national distribution organization where he developed a suite of supply chain and e-business systems that transformed the company's operations and revenue model. For his work he won the CIO 100 Award for resourcefulness, the InformationWeek 500 Award for innovation and the Premier 100 Award for career achievement.
He earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He writes columns for Computerworld magazine and a blog for CIO magazine titled “Doing Business in Real Time.” He has authored seven books including “Essentials of Supply Chain Management, 3rd Ed.,” and “Business in the Cloud: What Every Business Needs to Know about Cloud Computing.” Visit to learn more.

North Central College has introduced a distinctive new Master of International Business Administration (MIBA) degree. It is the Chicago region’s only such graduate-level program with an explicit focus on international business. Visit to learn more.

Entrepreneurship and small business management, international business, global studies, accounting, management and marketing are among more than 55 undergraduate majors and minors offered at North Central College. Visit to learn more.