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Wharton DC Summit focus on future workplace & workforce, supply chain resilience
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020



Wharton DC Innovation Summit. COVID-19: Pivot, Reboot, Rebound

May 26-27, 2020 on Zoom

For Immediate Release:

Today's Wharton DC Innovation Summit sessions feature topics vital to every business's ability to survive the pandemic. Keynotes are:

  • Marla Beck, Bluemercury's dynamic CEO and Co-Founder, who will discuss retail adaptation and receive the Benjamin Franklin Award for Innovation and Leadership
  • Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff, Founder of growth strategy & innovation consulting firm, Outthinker. He will present ways that every organization, can do a better job of Driving Innovation From Within, during and after the pandemic

Other topics today:

  • The Impact of COVID-19 on the Workforce & Workplace of the Future, featuring a top panel. Steve Cadigan, LinkedIn's first Chief HR Officer, will lead this discussion. Joining him will be Alisia Genzler, President & Chief Client Officer, Randstad Technologies, and Sue Bhatia, Founder & Chair, Rose Intl.
  • Pivot, Reposition & Future-Proof your business, featuring Wharton alum and Entrepreneurs Organization Atlanta Chapter president, Brad Stevens
  • Innovating for Supply Chain Resilience, with Cyndi Lago, VP Supply Chain at Capgemini and Jonathan Byrne, from MIT

"Every innovator and entrepreneur - anywhere in the world - who is interested in ways to pivot, reboot and rebound is welcome to join us today," says Alan Schlaifer, Summit Chair. "They can attend as many sessions as they are able to fit in. And have 90-day access to recordings of the whole Summit." 

He adds, "That includes yesterday's powerful discussions of funding (private and public sources, pitch sessions) and most promising types of healthcare innovation."

Part of the proceeds will go to other nonprofits aiding medical research and efforts for those hurt most by Covid.


Contact Alan Schlaifer: 301-365-8999, or email: anschlaifer@whartondc.com

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Group: Wharton Club of DC
Dateline: Bethesda, MD United States
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