Management Magazine Spring 2017

Management Magazine
Spring 2017

Scholarship Breakfast

Disruptive Leadership in a Global Economy

2016 Scholarship Breakfast with Angel Ruiz
Moderated by Bill Sproull

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

  • About the Breakfast
  • Keynote Speaker
  • About JSOM

About the Scholarship Breakfast

About the Scholarship Breakfast

The Naveen Jindal School of Management’s Scholarship Breakfast was established in 2009 with two missions: to offer a forum for discussing relevant business issues and to support the education goals of UT Dallas students — the next generation of business leaders. The program has raised more than $600,000 and funded more than 325 new scholarship awards for Jindal School students.

2016 Scholarship Breakfast Keynote Speaker

Angel Ruiz

Angel Ruiz, chairman Americas, Ericsson

A member of Ericsson’s Executive Leadership Team, Angel Ruiz is Ericsson’s chairman for the Americas. Ruiz has worked in the telecom industry for more than 30 years and has been with Ericsson for more than 20 years.

Ruiz became head of the organization in North America in 2001. Under his leadership, Ericsson has become the No. 1 provider of telecommunications solutions and services in North America, a region that is leading the world in LTE network deployments. Ruiz has been instrumental in this technology leap, assuring the link between Ericsson’s research and development resources to deliver products and services that enable operators to launch 4G.

He drove Ericsson’s acquisition of Nortel’s CDMA, GSM and LTE businesses. Ruiz also brought the benefits of managed services to the United States with the groundbreaking contract with Sprint, bringing the benefits of the globally successful Managed Services business model to the U.S.

In 2010, Ruiz was awarded the Gifford K. Johnson Community Leadership Award from The University of Texas at Dallas for supporting and enabling activities such as research with UT Dallas faculty and participation by Ericsson executives on numerous advisory boards. Through his leadership, Ericsson has hired extensively from UT Dallas, has given professorships and scholarships, and is helping transform UT Dallas into a top research university.

Ruiz joined Ericsson in 1990 and has held a variety of sales and managerial positions within the company, including heading up the global account teams for Cingular/SBC/BellSouth (now AT&T). He has also been involved in project and product management and worked in customer support assignments in Mexico, Venezuela and Sweden. Before joining Ericsson, Ruiz held various positions with Sprint, AT&T and Bell Atlantic.

Ruiz holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree in management science and information systems from John Hopkins University in Baltimore.

In 2012, Ruiz was presented the Tech Titan CEO Award by the Metroplex Technology Business Council, the largest technology trade association in Texas. He was honored for making significant contributions to the industry and the North Texas area during the past year.

About the Naveen Jindal School of Management

With more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the Jindal School is the largest of the eight schools at UT Dallas. For 40 years, the school has provided students an excellent education grounded in management theory and practice; and graduated students who excel in the careers they choose. The Jindal School’s faculty rank among the top 15 worldwide in terms of research productivity. Leading publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times and U.S. News & World Report have recognized it as a leading business school in the United States and around the globe.

For more information, contact:

Diane McNulty

Diane McNulty, PhD

Associate Dean, for External Affairs and Corporate Development
Naveen Jindal School of Management
The University of Texas at Dallas
(972) 883-4489