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Knowledge@Wharton: November 16, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by John Woodrow Cox (Enterprise Reporter, The Washington Post), Jane E Kirtley (Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law, Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota), Ravin Jesuthasan (Co-Author of “Reinventing Jobs”; Managing Director, Willis Towers Watson), John Boudreau (Co-Author of “Reinventing Jobs”; Professor of Management Organization, Research Director, Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California), Andrea Matwyshyn (Professor of Law and Professor of Computer Science, Northeastern University), Tobias Barrington Wolff (Law Professor, University of Pennsylvania), and Sinan Aral (David Austin Professor of Management, MIT Sloan) on the Friday, November 16, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Friday, November 16, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Andrea Matwyshyn and Sinan Aral

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Andrea Matwyshyn, Sinan Aral

John Boudreau and Ravin Jesuthasan

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Ravin Jesuthasan, John Boudreau

Tobias Barrington Wolff and Jane Kirtley

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Jane E Kirtley, Tobias Barrington Wolff

John Woodrow Cox

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: John Woodrow Cox

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John Woodrow Cox

Enterprise Reporter, The Washington Post

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John Woodrow Cox is an enterprise reporter at The Washington Post, currently working on Children Under Fire, a book being published by HarperCollins imprint Ecco. It will expand on his Post series about kids and gun violence, a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in feature writing.

He has won Scripps Howard’s Ernie Pyle Award for Human Interest Storytelling, the Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma, Columbia Journalism School’s Meyer “Mike” Berger Award for human-interest reporting and the Education Writers Association’s Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting. He has also been named a finalist for the Michael Kelly Award, the Online News Association’s Investigative Data Journalism award and the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.

In addition, his stories have been recognized by Mayborn’s Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest and the Society for Features Journalism, among others.

John previously worked at the Tampa Bay Times and at the Valley News in New Hampshire. He attended the University of Florida, earning a bachelor of science in journalism and a master of science in management. He has taught narrative writing at UF’s College of Journalism and Communications and currently serves on the Department of Journalism’s Advisory Council.

 

Twitter- @JohnWoodrowCox

Personal Site- http://www.johnwoodrowcox.com
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Jane E Kirtley

Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law, Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota

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Jane E. Kirtley is the Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. She is also Director of The Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law and is an affiliated faculty member at the University of Minnesota Law School.

 

Prof. Kirtley was a Fulbright Scholar teaching U.S. media law and media ethics at the University of Latvia’s Law Faculty in Riga during Spring 2016. She was a Pulitzer Prize juror in 2015, and serves on the ABA’s Standing Committee on the Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts.

 

Prof. Kirtley was Executive Director of The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press for 14 years. Before that, she was an attorney with Nixon, Hargrave, Devans and Doyle in Rochester, N.Y. and Washington, D.C. She is a member of the New York, District of Columbia, and Virginia bars. Prof. Kirtley also worked as a reporter for the Evansville(Indiana) Pressand The Oak Ridgerand Nashville Banner(Tennessee).

 

Prof. Kirtley speaks and writes frequently on media law and ethics issues in the United States and abroad. Her J.D. is from Vanderbilt University Law School, where she was Executive Articles Editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.
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Ravin Jesuthasan

Co-Author of “Reinventing Jobs”; Managing Director, Willis Towers Watson

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Ravin Jesuthasan is a recognized global thought leader on the future of work and human capital.  He has led numerous research efforts on the global workforce, the emerging digital economy and the transformation of work. Ravin was the lead partner for the World Economic Forum’s ground breaking study; Shaping the Future Implications of Digital Media for Society. He has led numerous large-scale, global restructuring and transformation engagements for his clients.

Ravin has been a featured speaker on the aforementioned topics at conferences in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America. He has also been featured and quoted extensively by leading business media including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, CNBC, Fortune, FT, Human Capital (China), Les Echoes (France), Valor Economico (Brazil), Business Times (Malaysia), Globe and Mail (Canada), South China Morning Post, Dubai One TV and The Australian among others. Ravin has been a participant and presenter at the World Economic Forum’s annual meetings in Davos and Dalian.

He has been recognized as one of the top 25 most influential consultants in the world by Consulting Magazine. He is the author of Transformative HR and co-author of Reinventing Jobs: A Four Step Approach for Applying  Automation to Work. Ravin has authored over 25 articles and his article in the HR People and Strategy Journal entitled Performance Management as a Business Discipline received the 2014 Walker Award for the most original and valuable contribution to the HR profession.

His clients include six global high-tech companies, eight international financial services organizations, four large retail organizations, a major U.S. motion picture studio, four international consumer goods companies, six large pharmaceuticals firms, five major energy companies and twelve global airlines among many others.

Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson 22 years ago, Ravin was a consultant with the strategy practice of a major management consulting firm.

 

Twitter- @ravinjesuthasan

Book- https://www.amazon.com/Reinventing-Jobs-Approach-Applying-Automation/dp/1633694070
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John Boudreau

Co-Author of “Reinventing Jobs”; Professor of Management Organization, Research Director, Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California

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John Boudreau is recognized for breakthrough research on human capital, talent, and sustainable competitive advantage. His research studies the future of the global HR profession, HR measurement and analytics, decision-based HR, executive mobility, HR information systems, and organizational staffing and development. He has published more than 200 books and articles, and his research has been featured in Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Business Week. Professor Boudreau serves as Research Director for Marshall’s Center for Effective Organizations. He advises numerous organizations, including early-stage companies, global corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

He is co-author of Reinventing Jobs: A Four Step Approach for Applying  Automation to Work.

 

Twitter- @JohnWBoudreau

Book- https://www.amazon.com/Reinventing-Jobs-Approach-Applying-Automation/dp/1633694070

 
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Andrea Matwyshyn

Professor of Law and Professor of Computer Science, Northeastern University

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Dr. Andrea M. Matwyshyn is an academic and author whose work focuses on technology and innovation, particularly information security and consumer privacy law and policy.

Professor Matwyshyn is a US-UK Fulbright Commission Cyber Security Scholar award recipient in 2016-2017, collaborating with the University of Oxford Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre. She is a (tenured full) professor of law / professor of computer science (by courtesy) at Northeastern University, a faculty affiliate of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and a visiting research collaborator at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University, where she was the Microsoft Visiting Professor during 2014-15.

She has worked in both the public and the private sector. In 2014, she served as the Senior Policy Advisor/ Academic in Residence at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. As public service, she has testified in Congress on issues of information security regulation, and she maintains ongoing policy engagement. Prior to entering the academy, she was a corporate attorney in private practice, focusing her work on technology transactions. She continues to maintain collaborative technology industry relationships.

Professor Matwyshyn has previously held primary appointments in University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Northwestern University School of Law, and the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She has also held visiting appointments or affiliations at the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, Singapore Management University, Indian School of Business and University of Notre Dame.

Twitter – @amatwyshyn | @Northeastern
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Tobias Barrington Wolff

Law Professor, University of Pennsylvania

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Tobias Barrington Wolff writes and teaches in the fields of civil procedure and complex litigation, the conflict of laws, federal jurisdiction, and constitutional law. He is co-author (with Linda Silberman and Allan Stein) of Civil Procedure: Theory and Practice (Aspen, 3d ed 2009) and his recently published articles include Civil Rights Reform and the Body (Harvard Law & Policy Review), Redeeming the Missed Opportunities of Shady Grove (with Stephen Burbank) (University of Pennsylvania Law Review), and Federal Jurisdiction and Due Process in the Era of the Nationwide Class Action (University of Pennsylvania Law Review). Wolff has served as counsel or counsel for amici curiae in many civil rights cases seeking equal treatment under law for LGBT people. He won the A. Leo Levin Award for Excellence in an Introductory Course in 2009.

Twitter – @PennLaw
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Sinan Aral

David Austin Professor of Management, MIT Sloan

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Sinan Aral is the David Austin Professor of Management at MIT, where he is a Professor of IT & Marketing, Professor in the Institute for Data, Systems and Society and where he co-leads MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy. He was the Chief Scientist at SocialAmp, one of the first social commerce analytics companies (until its sale to Merkle in 2012) and at Humin, a social platform that the Wall Street Journal called the first “Social Operating System” (until its sale to Tinder in 2016). He is currently a founding partner at Manifest Capital and on the Advisory Board of the Alan Turing Institute, the British National Institute for Data Science, in London. Sinan was the Scholar-in-Residence at the New York Times R&D Lab in 2013 and has worked closely with Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Yahoo, Jet.com, Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Cisco, Oracle, SAP and many other leading Fortune 500 firms on realizing business value from big data analytics, social media and IT investments. Sinan’s research has won numerous awards including the Microsoft Faculty Fellowship, the PopTech Science Fellowship, an NSF CAREER Award and a Fulbright Scholarship. In 2014, he was named one of the “World’s Top 40 Business School Professors Under 40” by Poets and Quants and, in 2018, received the Herbert Simon Award of Rajk László College in Budapest. He is the author of the upcoming book The Hype Machine, about how social media is disrupting our democracy, our economy, and our public health. Sinan is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern University, holds Master’s degrees from the London School of Economics and Harvard University, and received his Ph.D. from MIT. He enjoys cooking, skiing and telling jokes about his own cooking and skiing. His most recent hobby is learning from his four-year-old son.

Twitter- @sinanaral.
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