The Gies Download

Featuring the business leaders, alumni, faculty, and students making an impact, the Gies Download podcast tells the story of Gies College of Business and of the thought leaders it fosters.

Gies News Articles

Aug 16

PODCAST: Gies Chief Disruption Officer Robert Brunner

Robert Brunner is an astrophysicist with one of the coolest job titles in the world: Associate Dean for Innovation and Chief Disruption Officer. With a penchant for forward-thinking and for futuristic technologies like artificial intelligence, Chat GPT and blockchain, Robert is helping lead the College and its students into the unknown.

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Gies Download - Brock

Feb 18

PODCAST: Former Olympian Brock Kreitzburg

Brock Kreitzburg has done it all. College football player. Olympic athlete. He even worked on a NASCAR pit crew for a time. On this episode of the Gies Download, the Gies MBA alum joins host Tim Sinclair to discuss bobsledding and business...and those super tight speed suits.

Gies Download - Josh Whitman

Aug 24

PODCAST: Illinois Athletic Director Josh Whitman

In the inaugural Gies Download podcast, host Tim Sinclair sits down with Director of Athletics at the University of Illinois and Gies Business alum, Josh Whitman (FIN '01) to talk about balancing academics and athletics, celebrating with student-athletes, and navigating the changing landscape of college athletics.