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Knowledge@Wharton: February 8, 2019

Host Dan Loney is joined by John Gamba (Director of Innovative Programs, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Catalyst, University of Pennsylvania’s Graduation School of Education), Michael Golden (Executive Director of Catalyst; Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania’s Graduation School of Education), William Beltran (Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of the Division of Experimental Retinal Therapies, University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine), Gustavo Aguirre (Professor of Medical Genetics and Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine), Mitchell Orenstein (Professor and Chair of Russian and East European Studies, University of Pennsylvania), Lisa Cook Ph.D. (Associate Professor Economics and International Relations, Michigan State Univerisity), and Kevin Werbach (Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School) on the Friday, February 8, 2019 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Friday, February 8, 2019 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Mitchell Orenstein and Dr. Lisa Cook

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Mitchell Orenstein, Lisa Cook Ph.D.

Kevin Werbach

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Kevin Werbach

Dr. Gustavo Aguirre and Dr. William Beltran

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: William Beltran, Gustavo Aguirre

Michael Golden and John Gamba

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: John Gamba, Michael Golden

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John Gamba

Director of Innovative Programs, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Catalyst, University of Pennsylvania’s Graduation School of Education

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John Gamba is a seasoned entrepreneur and senior executive in the EdTech space with a passion for converting innovative ideas into high growth and industry transforming ventures. Over the last 20 years, he has served in founding roles of EdTech start-ups that were successfully funded, scaled and sold with strong ROI for stakeholders.

Currently, John serves as the Director of Innovative Programs and Entrepreneur in Residence at Penn GSE’s Catayst Program where he works with researchers, practitioners and policy-makers to transform global education through innovation and new paradigms of learning.
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Michael Golden

Executive Director of Catalyst; Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania’s Graduation School of Education

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L. Michael Golden is a proven education leader committed to education reform. He brings expertise in the convergence of business, technology, and education as an implementer with experience in established, emergent, and public sector environments. Most recently, Dr. Golden co-founded and served as CEO of Educurious, a non-profit corporation that provides project-based courses and professional development aimed at motivating students to become purposeful, self-confident, and successful in their learning.

Dr. Golden began his career in education as Deputy Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, where he set strategy, policy, programs, and legislation for over two million students. As Deputy Secretary, he developed systems and directed funding to make schools more effective and efficient, including formulating and implementing statewide education technology policies and initiatives. He envisioned and rolled out a groundbreaking $250 million reform to embed student-centered, inquiry-based, data-driven pedagogy in Pennsylvania’s 622 high schools through connected classrooms and one-to-one computing environments. He is a proud product of the Pennsylvania public school system.

Dr. Golden next served as Senior Vice President at Pearson, where he led the planning and administrative functions for Pearson’s U.S. education division, including strategy, marketing, business development, and research. He then became Corporate Vice President of Education at Microsoft. In this role, he directed the development and execution of Microsoft’s global efforts in education across the company.

Dr. Golden holds an Ed.D. in Education Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a B.A. from Williams College.
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William Beltran

Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of the Division of Experimental Retinal Therapies, University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine

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Dr. Beltran is a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist. He consults at the Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and teaches clinical ophthalmology to veterinary students.
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Gustavo Aguirre

Professor of Medical Genetics and Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

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Gustavo Aguirre is a professor of Medical Genetics and Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Mitchell Orenstein

Professor and Chair of Russian and East European Studies, University of Pennsylvania

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Professor and Chair, Russian and East European Studies, University of Pennsylvania. Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

Twitter – @m_orenstein
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Lisa Cook Ph.D.

Associate Professor Economics and International Relations, Michigan State Univerisity

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Dr. Lisa D. Cook is an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Department of Economics and in International Relations (James Madison College) at Michigan State University. She was the first Marshall Scholar from Spelman College and received a second B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University. She earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to this appointment and while on faculty at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, she was Deputy Director for Africa Research at the Center for International Development, Managing Editor of the Harvard University-World Economic Forum Africa Competitiveness Report, and contributed to the Making Markets Work program at Harvard Business School. She was also a National Fellow at Stanford University.

Among her current research interests are economic growth and development, economic history, innovation, and financial institutions and markets. Dr. Cook is the author of a number of published articles, book chapters, and working papers, and her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Bureau of Economic Research, Harvard Business School, the Economic History Association, and the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan, among others. Based on her research, she was appointed in 2013 to the Advisory Boards of the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

With former colleague and co-author Jeffrey Sachs, she advised the governments of Nigeria and Rwanda, and, as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, she was Senior Adviser on Finance and Development at the Treasury Department from 2000 to 2001 and is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. During the 2011-2012 academic year, she was on leave at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and worked on the euro zone, financial instruments, entrepreneurship, and innovation. In February 2015, she began serving as the president of the National Economic Association. She is a guest columnist for the Detroit Free Press and a regular contributor on MSNBC. She speaks English, French, Russian, Spanish, and Wolof.

Twitter – @drlisadcook | @michiganstateu
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Kevin Werbach

Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School

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Kevin Werbach is a leading expert on the business, legal, and public policy implications of emerging technologies such as broadband, blockchain, and big data.

Werbach is Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and founder of Supernova Group, a technology consulting and events firm. A longtime thought leader in communications and internet policy, he served on the Obama Administration’s Presidential Transition Team, and later was an expert advisor on broadband issues at both the Federal Communications Commission and the US Department of Commerce. He is a pioneer in emerging fields such as gamification (applying digital game design principles to business), algorithmic accountability, and blockchain. With his current focus on the business and legal implications of blockchain technology, he heads the Cryptoregulation initiative of the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, bringing together regulators, experts, and business leaders from around the world.

Werbach is the author of The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust (MIT Press, forthcoming 2018), co-author of For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business (Wharton Digital Press, 2012), and editor of After the Digital Tornado: Networks, Algorithms, Humanity (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2019). Over 400,000 students worldwide have registered for his top-rated Coursera Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), and he was named Wharton’s first-ever “Iron Prof” for his research.

Prior to joining the Wharton faculty, Werbach was the editor of Release 1.0, a renowned technology report for senior executives, and co-organizer, with Esther Dyson, of the annual PC Forum conference. Before that, he served as Counsel for New Technology Policy at the FCC during the Clinton Administration. Called “one of the few policy wonks who really got it” by Wired, he helped develop the U.S. Government’s e-commerce policies, and authored Digital Tornado, the first comprehensive analysis of the implications of the Internet on telecommunications.

A sought-after speaker and commentator, Werbach has appeared in print and broadcast media including CNN, PBS NewsHour, CNBC, NPR, ABC News, USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Financial Times, and The Economist. His writing has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Wired, IEEE Spectrum, Harvard Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, and Slate, among other publications, and he has testified before the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, and FCC. He is a fellow of the Global Institute for Communications in Japan; a director of Public Knowledge; a member of the Institute for the Future advisory council; an editorial board member of Wharton Digital Press; and a member of the editorial boards of Info, The Journal of Information Policy, and I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society.

Werbach is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he served as Publishing Editor of the law review, and a summa cum laude graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.

Twitter – @kwerb

Personal Site – http://werbach.com
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