ESD faculty and students came together on November 8th in Lecture Room 6. The event had two prominent speakers. First, Prof. Saif Benjaafar gave a briefing to the prospective students about the recent developments in the ESD curriculum, including new courses that will be offered and the focus tracks. He was followed by Mr. Lingu Sawkar from IBM Asia Pacific who discussed how analytical skills are used in the business world. Mr. Lingu presented applications of business analytics to a variety industries. Because of the significant overlap between the skills offered by the ESD curriculum and those needed in these industrial applications, such as crime prevention through analytics, the talk incited the interest of students and faculty alike. Several videos that Mr. Lingu used throughout his talk are available on IBM’s youTube account.