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Knowledge@Wharton: March 5, 2019

Host Dan Loney is joined by Jeff Stoltman (Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programs, Mike Ilitch School of Business/ Wayne State University), Michael Lind (Author, Visiting Professor, The University of Texas at Austin Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs), Robert Atkinson (Founder & President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation), Iain Boyd (James E Knott Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Faculty Director of Government Relations, University of Michigan), Aram Sinnreich (Associate Professor, American University School of Communication), Avi Goldfarb (Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare, Professor of Marketing, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto), Hank Boyd Esq. (Clinical Professor of Marketing, University of Maryland (Robert H. Smith School of Business)), Lex Frieden (Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston), and Greg Autry Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship, Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California) on the Tuesday, March 5, 2019 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Dr. Jeff Stoltman

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Jeff Stoltman

Lex Frieden and Hank Boyd

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Hank Boyd Esq., Lex Frieden

Robert Atkinson and Michael Lind

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Michael Lind, Robert Atkinson

Greg Autry and Iain Boyd

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Iain Boyd, Greg Autry Ph.D.

Aram Sinnreich and Avi Goldfarb

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Aram Sinnreich, Avi Goldfarb

Featured Guests

Jeff Stoltman

Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programs, Mike Ilitch School of Business/ Wayne State University

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Currently, leading the development, delivery and assessment of all entrepreneurship-related curricula, and developing collaborative initiatives with other Wayne State University colleges. Former associate dean for research and graduate programs in the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University (2008-2011), A member of the Wayne State marketing faculty since 1988, having previously served on the faculty of the University of Nebraska and an instructor at Syracuse University. Jeff teaches in the areas of entrepreneurship, retailing, consumer research and marketing strategy. Jeff is an active consultant, having worked with over 150 organizations, in areas such as strategy development and strategic planning, organizational change, marketing research, customer research and loyalty/relationship management, product development and promotion strategy. Originally from Buffalo, NY, Jeff completed his Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology at Syracuse University in 1984.
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Michael Lind

Author, Visiting Professor, The University of Texas at Austin Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

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Michael Lind is co-founder of New America, along with Walter Mead, Sherle Schwenninger and Ted Halstead, and co-wrote the organization’s manifesto, The Radical Center (2001). He co-founded New America’s American strategy program, and most recently served as policy director of the economic growth program. A graduate of the University of Texas and Yale, Lind has taught at Harvard and Johns Hopkins and has been an editor or staff writer for The New Yorker, Harper’s, The New Republic and The National Interest. Lind is a columnist for Salon and writes frequently for The New York Times and The Financial Times. He is the author of numerous books of history, political journalism, fiction, poetry and children’s literature. His most recent book is Big is Beautiful: Debunking the Myth of Small Business.
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Robert Atkinson

Founder & President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

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As founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), recognized as the world’s top think tank for science and technology policy, Robert D. Atkinson leads a prolific team of policy analysts and fellows that is successfully shaping the debate and setting the agenda on a host of critical issues at the intersection of technological innovation and public policy.

He is an internationally recognized scholar and a widely published author whom The New Republic has named one of the “three most important thinkers about innovation,” Washingtonian Magazine has called a “tech titan,” Government Technology Magazine has judged to be one of the 25 top “doers, dreamers and drivers of information technology,” and the Wharton Business School has awarded him the “Wharton Infosys Business Transformation Award.”

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Iain Boyd

James E Knott Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Faculty Director of Government Relations, University of Michigan

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Iain D. Boyd is the James E. Knott Professor of Engineering in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan. He received a Ph. D. in aeronautics and astronautics (1988) from the University of Southampton in England. He worked for four years at NASA Ames Research Center in the areas of aerothermodynamics and space propulsion. Dr. Boyd was a faculty member in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell University for six years. He joined the University of Michigan in 1999. His research interests involve the development and application of physical models and computational methods for analysis of nonequilibrium gas and plasma dynamics processes in aerospace systems.

He has authored over 200 journal articles, more than 300 conference papers, and recently published a book entitled Nonequilibrium Gas Dynamics and Molecular Simulation. Dr. Boyd is a Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA), and has received the 1998 AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award, the 1997 AIAA Electric Propulsion Best Paper Award, and the 2011 AIAA Thermophysics Best Paper Award. He is also a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Royal Aeronautical Society. Dr. Boyd serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer and Physical Review Fluids. Dr. Boyd was awarded the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Award for Exceptional Public Service for his leadership role in the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (AFSAB).
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Aram Sinnreich

Associate Professor, American University School of Communication

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Dr. Aram Sinnreich is a media professor, author, and musician. He currently serves as chair of Communication Studies at American University’s School of Communication.

Sinnreich’s work focuses on the intersection of culture, law and technology, with an emphasis on subjects such as emerging media and music. He is the author of three books, Mashed Up (2010), and The Piracy Crusade (2013), and The Essential Guide to Intellectual Property (2019). He has also written for publications including The New York Times, Billboard, Wired, The Daily Beast, and The Conversation. In prior incarnations, Sinnreich worked at Rutgers University, NYU Steinhardt, OMD Ignition Factory, Radar Research, and Jupiter Research.

As a bassist and composer, Sinnreich has played with groups and artists including reggae soul band Dubistry, jazz and R&B band Brave New Girl, punk chanteuse Vivien Goldman, and Ari-Up, lead singer of The Slits. Along with co-authors Dunia Best and Todd Nocera, Sinnreich was a finalist in the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, in the jazz category.

 

Twitter- @aram

Personal Site- http://www.sinnreich.com
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Avi Goldfarb

Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare, Professor of Marketing, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

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Avi Goldfarb is the Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare, and Professor of Marketing, at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Avi is also Chief Data Scientist at the Creative Destruction Lab, Senior Editor at Marketing Science, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research on the economics of technology has been discussed in Congressional testimony, European Commission documents, the Economist, the New York Times, and elsewhere. Along with Ajay Agrawal and Joshua Gans, Avi is the author of the international bestselling book Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence. Avi received his Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University.

 

Twitter- @avicgoldfarb

Personal Site- https://www.avigoldfarb.com
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Hank Boyd Esq.

Clinical Professor of Marketing, University of Maryland (Robert H. Smith School of Business)

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Hank Boyd is a Clinical Professor of Marketing at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He is also the Managing Director at Ombudsman LLC, a diversified consultancy. He is licensed to practice law in Maryland, Wisconsin, and the U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin.

Hank’s opinions have appeared in The Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Washington Business Journal, Wisconsin State Journal, Morning Consult and CNBC. During the course of his academic career, Hank has taught over 15,000 students the intricacies of marketing theory and practice. A brief listing of his former clients includes the NFL, ExxonMobil, Verizon, and SAIC.

Hank received his Ph.D. in Marketing from Duke University, J.D. in Intellectual Property from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and A.B. from Princeton University.

Twitter – @SmithBrainTrust
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Lex Frieden

Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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Lex Frieden, MA, LLD (hon) is a professor at UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics and directs the Independent Living Research Utilization program at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) at Memorial Hermann. Best known for his contributions to the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Frieden suffered a spinal cord injury while in college and has used a wheelchair for more than 40 years. In March 2013, Frieden received a 2013 Henry Viscardi Achievement Award, which honors the accomplishments of people with disabilities on a global basis. Frieden has received two appointments as the University of Texas System Chancellor’s Health Fellow for Disabilities. In 1974, he completed a one-year teaching fellowship in psychology at the University of Houston, and in 1972, he completed a two-year research internship in rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine.

Twitter – @lexfrieden
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Greg Autry Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship, Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

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