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The Digital Show: October 16, 2017

Hosts Loren Feldman, Kartik Hosanagar, Kevin Werbach, and Reed Hundt are joined by Loren Feldman (Editor in Chief, Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs), Kartik Hosanagar (Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, The Wharton School), Kevin Werbach (Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School), and Reed Hundt (Founder, CEO; Former Chairman of the FCC; Consultant to Covington & Burling LLP, Coalition for Green Capital) on the Monday, October 16, 2017 edition of The Digital Show.

Air Date: Monday, October 16, 2017 on SiriusXM 132

The Digital Show: October 16, 2017 17:00

Air Time: 5:00 pm
Featuring: Loren Feldman, Kartik Hosanagar, Kevin Werbach, Reed Hundt

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Loren Feldman

Editor in Chief, Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs

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Loren Feldman is editor in chief of the Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs. Until recently, he was a senior editor at Forbes, responsible for entrepreneurial coverage in print and online. He also co-hosts a call-in show for business owners, Mind Your Business, on Sirius XM’s Business Radio powered by the Wharton School. He has also been small-business editor of The New York Times, where he created the “You’re the Boss” blog, as well as editor of the Web sites at both Inc. and FastCompany. Before going digital, he was a top editor and writer for print magazines such as Inc., Philadelphia, Manhattan,inc., the American Lawyer, Money, and George. He has also written for GQ, The New York Times magazine and The New York Times Sunday Business section. And he has spoken and moderated discussions at numerous conferences and seminars on entrepreneurship.

Twitter – @lfeldman
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Kartik Hosanagar

Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, The Wharton School

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Kartik Hosanagar is a Professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Kartik’s research work focuses on the digital economy, in particular Internet media, Internet marketing and e-commerce.

Kartik has been recognized as one of the world’s top 40 business professors under 40. He has received several teaching awards including the MBA and Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching awards at the Wharton School. His research has received several awards including the best paper award at the Consortium on Technology Policy and Management. Kartik is a cofounder of Yodle Inc, a venture-backed firm that has been listed among the top 50 fastest growing private firms in the US. He has served on the advisory board of Milo Inc (acq by eBay) and is involved with other startups as either an investor or board member. His past consulting and executive education clients include Google, Nokia, American Express, Citi and others.

Kartik graduated at the top of his class with a Bachelors degree in Electronics and a Masters in Information Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS, Pilani), India, and he has an MPhil in Management Science and a PhD in Management Science and Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University.
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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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Reed Hundt

Founder, CEO; Former Chairman of the FCC; Consultant to Covington & Burling LLP, Coalition for Green Capital

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Mr. Hundt imagined the Green Bank concept in 2009, while he was working on the Obama Transition Team. After working for several years on federal Green Bank legislation, including the Green Bank Act of 2009 and the 2010 Senate Energy Committee Bill, Mr. Hundt decided to focus on state Green Banks. He founded the Coalition for Green Capital in 2012 and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Hundt is also the Principal of REH Advisors, an advisory firm serving private firms. Mr. Hundt is on the board of directors of Intel Corporation and Kno, Inc. He is also on the advisory board of the Connecticut Green Bank, the Yale School of Management, Peek Inc., and Mytonomy. He is a senior advisor to GTCR, a private equity firm. Mr. Hundt was chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 1993-97 and was co-chairman of the Forum on Communications and Society at the Aspen Institute (1998-2006). Previously he was a partner at Latham & Watkins, an international law firm. He is a member of the District of Columbia bar.

He has written many articles and four books: In China’s Shadow: The Crisis of American Entrepreneurship(Yale University Press, 2006), You Say You Want A Revolution: A Story of Information Age Politics (Yale University Press, 2000), The Politics of Abundance: How Technology Can Fix the Budget, Revive the American Dream, and Establish Obama’s Legacy (Odyssey, 2012), and Zero Hour: Time to Build the Clean Power Platform (Odyssey, 2013).

Mr. Hundt graduated from Yale College (1969) with a B.A. in History magna cum laude and honors with exceptional distinction in history and from J.D. Yale Law School (1974) where he was member of the executive board of the Yale Law Journal.
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