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Mastering Innovation: October 10, 2019

Host Harbir Singh is joined by Dickson Chu (Global Head of Portfolio Management, BBVA NDB) and Sarah Kaplan (Distinguished Professor, Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy, The Rotman School, University of Toronto) on the Thursday, October 10, 2019 edition of Mastering Innovation.

Air Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019 on SiriusXM 132

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Sarah Kaplan

Air Time: 4:00 pm
Featuring: Sarah Kaplan

Dickson Chu

Air Time: 4:30 pm
Featuring: Dickson Chu

Featured Guests

Dickson Chu

Global Head of Portfolio Management, BBVA NDB

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Dickson Chu is the Global Head of Portfolio Management at BBVA. Here he has overall responsibility for the governance, budget and strategic direction of BBVA’s growing portfolio of Fintech businesses such as Simple in the US, Holvi in Finland, Atom Bank in the UK, Muno in Spain and OpenPay in Mexico.

Previously Dickson was Chief Product Officer and EVP Corporate Development at Ingo Money where he was responsible for strategy, product management, strategic alliances and M&A. Ingo Money is transforming consumer access to money to fuel consumer adoption of new and existing digital payment platforms. In September 2016 he transitioned out of management onto the Ingo Money board of directors prior to joining BBVA.

Dickson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary’s College of California. Currently he serves on the boards of Simple, Azlo, OpenPay, Denizen, Upturn, Ingo Money, Boomtown and Opportunity Fund (a non-profit providing loans to small and emerging businesses); and, previously served on the boards of Bluefin Payments and CFY.org (a non-profit that provides a digital learning platform to public middle schools – www.powermylearning.org). He was a Strategic Advisor to LoopPay (acquired by Samsung), Leapset (acquired by Sysco Foods), Cortex MCP (acquired by Uphold), Confirm.io (acquired by Facebook), Anywhere Commerce and Sequent.
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Sarah Kaplan

Distinguished Professor, Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy, The Rotman School, University of Toronto

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Sarah Kaplan is Distinguish Professor, Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy, and Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She is a co-author of the bestselling business book, Creative Destruction as well as Survive and Thrive: Winning Against Strategic Threats to Your Business. Her latest book, The 360° Corporation: From Stakeholder Trade-offs to Transformation appeared in 2019. Her research has covered how organizations participate in and respond to the emergence of new fields and technologies in biotechnology, fiber optics, financial services, nanotechnology and most recently, the field emerging at the nexus of gender and finance. She recently authored Gender Equality as an Innovation Challenge (2017) in the Rotman Management Magazine, “The Risky Rhetoric of Female Risk Aversion” (2016) in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, “Meritocracy: From Myth to Reality” in the Rotman Management Magazine (2015), and “The Rise of Gender Capitalism,” in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (2014). Her current work focuses on applying an innovation lens to understanding the challenges for achieving gender equality.

Formerly a professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (where she remains a Senior Fellow), and a consultant and innovation specialist for nearly a decade at McKinsey & Company in New York, she completed her doctoral research at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has a BA with honors in Political Science from UCLA and an MA in International Relations and International Economics from the School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

 

Twitter – @sarah_kaplan | @GenderEconomy
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