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Knowledge@Wharton: August 8, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Dave Karpf (Associate Professor; Author of “Analytic Activism: Digital Listening and the New Political Strategy”, George Washington University), Peter Henning (Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School), David Kirsch (Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship; Author of “Bubbles and Crashes: The Boom and Bust of Technological Innovation”, Robert H. Smith School of Business), Kurtis Minder (CEO, GroupSense), Tom Richards (Chief Strategy Officer, Co-Founder, GroupSense), Morra Aarons-Mele (Founder; Author of “Hiding in the Bathroom”, Women Online; The Mission List), John Carroll (Assistant Professor, Mass Communication, Boston University), and Saikat Chaudhuri (Adjunct Associate Professor of Management; Executive Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation, The Wharton School) on the Wednesday, August 8, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Tom Richards and Kurtis Minder

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Kurtis Minder, Tom Richards

John Carroll and David Karpf

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Dave Karpf, John Carroll

Morra Aarons-Mele

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Morra Aarons-Mele

Saikat, Chaudhuri, David Kirsch and Peter Henning

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Peter Henning, David Kirsch, Saikat Chaudhuri

Featured Guests

Dave Karpf

Associate Professor; Author of “Analytic Activism: Digital Listening and the New Political Strategy”, George Washington University


Dave Karpf is Associate Professor and Associate Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009. Dr. Karpf teaches and conducts research on strategic political communication in the digital age. He is the author of two books, “The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy”, and “Analytic Activism: Digital Listening and the New Political Strategy”.


Twitter- @davekarpf

Book- https://www.amazon.com/Analytic-Activism-Listening-Political-Strategy/dp/0190266139
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Peter Henning

Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School


Peter Henning joined the Wayne State University Law School faculty in 1994, where he is a Professor of Law. His teaching focuses on criminal and corporate law, with specializations in white collar crime and legal ethics. He was a Fulbright Scholar in 2013, teaching at the University of Zagreb in Croatia, and a Fulbright Specialist in 2016 teaching at the Judge’s Academy in Taipei, Taiwan. Before entering law teaching, he was a Senior Attorney in the Division of Enforcement at the Securities & Exchange Commission from 1987 to 1991, and a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice from 1991 to 1994. He is a co-author of three law school casebooks and the leading treatment of public corruption under federal law, “The Prosecution and Defense of Public Corruption: The Law and Legal Strategies”. He is also a co-author of three legal treatises: “White Collar Crime, Securities Crimes (2d ed.)”, and “Federal Practice & Procedure: Criminal (3d ed.)”.


Twitter- @peterjhenning

Book- https://www.amazon.com/Prosecution-Defense-Public-Corruption-Strategies/dp/0195378415
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David Kirsch

Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship; Author of “Bubbles and Crashes: The Boom and Bust of Technological Innovation”, Robert H. Smith School of Business


David A. Kirsch is Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. His research focuses on the intersection of problems of innovation and entrepreneurship, technological and business failure, and industry emergence and evolution. His recent book — “Bubbles and Crashes: The Boom and Bust of Technological Innovation” co-authored with Brent Goldfarb — examines the causes of technology-based financial bubbles. He has also written a history of the electric vehicle in America, “The Electric Vehicle and the Burden of History”.


Twitter- @darchivist | @bubbles_crashes

Book- https://www.amazon.com/Bubbles-Crashes-Boom-Technological-Innovation/dp/0804793832
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Kurtis Minder

CEO, GroupSense


Kurtis Minder is the CEO and co-founder of GroupSense. With over 20 years in the information security industry, Kurtis brings a unique blend of technical, sales and executive acumen. A disciplined and focused leader, Kurtis has ably guided GroupSense in the development of an innovative approach to cyber intelligence. Drawing on his experience spanning operations, design, and business development, Kurtis has led GroupSense to market without significant fundraising.

Kurtis has served in pivotal roles at security startups and high growth companies such as Mirage Networks (acquired by Trustwave), Caymas Systems (acquired by Citrix) and Fortinet (IPO). A frequent contributor to the start-up community, Kurtis serves as an advisor and mentor to growing companies.


Twitter- @GroupSenseCyber

Personal Site- https://www.kurtisminder.com
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Tom Richards

Chief Strategy Officer, Co-Founder, GroupSense


Tom Richards brings over a decade of experience in the information security industry. Starting his career at Integralis (acquired by NTT), Tom held various positions in IT, operations and ultimately became a security analyst. After leaving Integralis, Tom was a senior business analyst with Verizon Business in Irvine, CA, where he was responsible for creating and securing systems for payment and order processing. In 2013, Tom founded ScoutSwarm, a cyber intelligence company focused on helping businesses proactively identify threats. ScoutSwarm was acquired by GroupSense, and Tom joined the founding team. Currently, Tom is responsible for setting GroupSense’s product strategy, and leading the team of analysts responsible for research, curation and discovery of information related to their clients’ security. Tom holds a bachelor degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) from Central Connecticut State University.

Breach Recon – breachrecon.com
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Morra Aarons-Mele

Founder; Author of “Hiding in the Bathroom”, Women Online; The Mission List


Morra Aarons-Mele is the founder of award winning social impact agency Women Online and The Mission List, a social change influencer database. She is an Internet marketer who has been working with women online since 1999, when she helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first Internet chat. Morra has launched online campaigns for President Obama, Malala Yousafzai, the United Nations, and many other leading figures and organizations.

Morra Aarons-Mele is the author of Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert’s Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You’d Rather Stay Home). Hiding in the Bathroom is a breakthrough introverts’ written for achievement-oriented people who are introverted, anxious, or just plain tired of the networking, deal-making, and the nonstop work culture we’ve come to see as the norm. The book offers wisdom and practical tips to help readers build strong relationships and achieve their own definition of professional success. Morra is also the host of the popular podcast Hiding in the Bathroom.

Morra’s Internet experience spans politics and the private sector. During the 2004 Presidential Election, Morra was the Director of Internet Marketing for the Democratic National Committee. After the 2004 election she founded Edelman’s digital public affairs team where she worked with Fortune 50 clients. Morra worked in various roles at leading online companies in New York and London, including iVillage.com, eBookers.com, and at iVillage UK, where she managed public relations and marketing.

She was founding Political Director for BlogHer.com, and has written for BlogHer as well as The Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, MomsRising, The Wall St Journal, The New York Times, and The Guardian. She has covered events from the White House to the campaign trail to Harvard Law School in her role as a blogger on women, politics, and work. Morra has degrees from the Harvard Kennedy School and Brown University.

Twitter – @morraam

Book – https://www.amazon.com/Hiding-Bathroom-Introverts-Roadmap-Getting/dp/0062666088/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
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John Carroll

Assistant Professor, Mass Communication, Boston University


Professor Carroll is a veteran of both the advertising and journalism worlds. For five years he was executive producer of news programs at WGBH-TV in Boston; for the three years previous to that, he was producer/panelist on the daily show Greater Boston and the weekly program Beat the Press. Over the past 20 years he has also written extensively on advertising and the media as a regular columnist for the Boston Globe and Adweek magazine, and as a commentator on WBUR-FM and National Public Radio. Carroll has won numerous national and regional journalism awards, including the RTNDA’s Edward R. Murrow award for writing, the National Press Club’s Arthur Rowse award for press criticism, and multiple New England Emmys for commentary and news writing. In addition, he spent almost two decades as a creative director and consultant in the advertising industry
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Saikat Chaudhuri

Adjunct Associate Professor of Management; Executive Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation, The Wharton School


Saikat Chaudhuri has served on the Wharton School faculty since 2004, where his research encompasses high-technology mergers and acquisitions, high-end outsourcing, and technological innovation in dynamic environments. He teaches MBA, undergraduate, and executive education courses on corporate development and M&A as well as innovation management. His publications span scholarly and managerial outlets, and he has received several teaching awards from the Wharton School, besides recognition from professional associations such as the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society. His work has been cited by leading media, and he is often interviewed or quoted by the press on contemporary business affairs.

Professor Chaudhuri has been invited to speak at corporate forums, industry events, and academic conferences across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Based on his research and experience, he has provided consulting on developing and implementing acquisition, innovation management, and corporate growth strategies for a range of technology-based companies, besides providing expert legal testimony and advising the Indian government on IT-based economic development opportunities.

Professor Chaudhuri is also the co-host of “Mastering Innovation” on SiriusXM 132.
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