Last spring, the Graduate School of Business Administration (GBA) launched its Business and the City discussion series, taking inspiration from Hurricane Sandy to broach the subject of physical infrastructure.
On Tuesday, Oct. 15, GBA presents the second of its discussion series with “Growing and Leveraging Tech Disruption,” a conference also focused on infrastructure, but within the digital realm. As business culture reinvents itself in response to disruptive technologies, fields as varied as transportation, retail, and education are all being affected. The conference will focus on those areas, and more, through the prism of new digital products and services.
Tuesday, Oct. 15
8:00a.m. to 2:30p.m.
Lincoln Center Campus | 113 West 60th Street
- Esther Dyson, Chairman, HICCup/EDventure
- Anna Dyson, Associate Professor of Architecture & Director, CASE, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Gwen Schantz, Chief Operating Officer/Co-Founder, Brooklyn Grange
- Jessica Lawrence, Executive Director, New York Tech Meetup
- Joel Klein, Chief Executive Officer, Amplify; Executive Vice President, News Corp.
- Eason Jordan, Adviser/Investor, NowThis News; Former CNN Chief News Executive
- Errol Louis, Political Anchor, NY1 News
- Fred Wilson, Partner, Union Square Ventures
- Peter Weijmarshausen, Co-Founder and CEO, Shapeways 3-D Printing
David Gautschi, Ph.D., dean of GBA, describes the series’ goals by evoking Charles Dickens to describe a tale of two cities: “that of our collective memory and that of how we envision it.” He said the series will continue to focus on future possibilities for New York City and the role that business can play in the city’s evolving history.
Limited seating, advance reservations required.
Conference registration fee: $50 general | $25 Fordham Alumni | Free to all Fordham Students & Faculty.