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Distinguished Speaker Series

The Graduate School of Banking is pleased to enhance its curriculum with a series of keynote speakers, included in tuition at no additional charge — addressing timely, relevant banking and leadership topics.

Special thanks to our 2022 sponsors for their generous support of the GSB Distinguished Speaker Series.

These value-added programs will round out an exceptional 2022 session!

Actions Speak Louder

Deanna Singh

Presented by Deanna Singh, MBA, J.D.

The world is changing and in order to be effective leaders, we must forge a new, more inclusive way of doing business. During this keynote you will be guided through a process to move past the status quo and help lead the charge. Through the power of storytelling, sharing practical tips, and individual reflection, leaders will be able to identify the unique way to positively impact the future of their organizations and the potential of their actions.

Deanna Singh is a business consultant, speaker, and podcaster who is internationally recognized for her work in leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, Deanna is an instructor with the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development. Deanna helps her clients create more equitable and inclusive work environments and engage more authentically within their internal and external communities. Deanna earned her Bachelor of Arts in urban studies from Fordham University, a J.D. from Georgetown University, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and certification in diversity, equity, and inclusion from Cornell University.


Thrive Today and Tomorrow: How to Think About the Trends Transforming Society

Jack Uldrich

Presented by Jack Uldrich

In this fast-paced, energetic keynote, global futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich will deliver a presentation custom-made for UW GSB. The keynote will begin by helping students think more broadly about the trends transforming the world of banking and finance. Uldrich will then provide tangible tools and techniques designed to assist business leaders in leveraging the transformation and turning it to their advantage.

Jack Uldrich is a well-­recognized global futurist, speaker, and author of eleven books, including a number of award-­winning best sellers. He is a frequent speaker on technology, change management and leadership and has addressed hundreds of corporations, associations and not-­for-­profit organizations on five continents. He regularly makes television appearances on the Science Channel’s “FutureScape” program and the Discovery Channel show “Inside Out,” and is a frequent guest on major media outlets, including CNN, CNBC and National Public Radio. Jack is also an ongoing contributor on emerging technologies and future trends for a number of publications, including The Wall Street JournalForbesWired Magazine and BusinessWeek.