Conference Check–In & Information  ( 8:30am - 5:00pm )

Refreshments and Networking  ( 8:30am - 9:00am )

Exhibitor Showcase Open  ( 8:30am - 12:30pm )

Conference Chair Welcome  ( 9:00am - 9:15am )

Research Collaboration between Academia and Industry: Lessons from the Trenches  ( 9:15am - 10:15am )
Mikhail Wolfson, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Kogod School of Business, American University
Susan Zhu, Senior Researcher, Department of Research and Insights, Society for Human Resource Management

Refreshment Break and Networking  ( 10:15am - 10:30am )

Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence  ( 10:30am - 11:15am )
Carlos Moreira, Principal, Price Waterhouse and Cooper

The Changing Landscape of Industry and Academic Partnerships  ( 11:30am - 12:30pm )
Andrew Bentley, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Raj Echambadi, Dean, D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University
Diane P. Weidner, Assistant Vice President, Investor Relations, American Financial Group, Inc
Nicolas Williams, Interim Dean, Carl H. Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati

Networking Luncheon  ( 12:30pm - 1:30pm )

Exhibitor Showcase Open  ( 1:30pm - 5:00pm )

Coding and App Development in Business Education  ( 1:45pm - 3:00pm )
Haya Ajjan, Associate Professor of Management and Director of the Elon Center for Organizational Analytics, Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, Elon University
Andrew Currah, Education Development Executive, Apple, Inc.
Jake Hansen, Market Segment Executive, Apple, Inc.

Refreshment Break and Networking  ( 3:00pm - 3:30pm )

Mini TED Talk Style Presentations: Best Practices in Partnerships  ( 3:30pm - 4:15pm )
Kodjo Adovor, Founder, CEO, Kevi Capital
Janée N. Burkhalter, Associate Professor of Marketing , Erivan K. Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph's University
Russ Kliman, Strategic Progams and Innovation, SEI
Elizabeth Mang, Brand Manager, Lavazza
Edward Moran, Executive Director, Innovation and Enterprise Solutions, KPMG LLP (US)
David M. Smith, Associate Provost, Online Learning, Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, Pepperdine University

Building a 21st Century Innovation District  ( 4:30pm - 5:00pm )
Steve Zarrilli, President and CEO, Science Center

Site Visit & Evening Reception  ( 5:30pm - 7:00pm )
Allison Joyce, Senior Vice President, Talent, Comcast Corporation
Meredith Sadoulet, Vice President of Talent Experience, Comcast Corporation

Refreshments and Networking  ( 8:30am - 9:00am )

Check-In & Information  ( 8:30am - 1:30pm )

Exhibitor Showcase Open  ( 8:30am - 11:30am )

Companies are Obsessed with Lifelong Learning, so Where Do Business Schools Fit In?  ( 9:00am - 10:00am )
Mike Malefakis, CEO & Associate Vice Dean, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Molly Nagler, Chief Learning Officer, PepsiCo, Inc.

Refreshment Break and Networking  ( 10:00am - 10:15am )

Strategic Partnerships  ( 10:15am - 11:15am )
Mina Evans-Alston, Corporate Program Manager, Leadership Programs, Lockheed Martin
Jeff Kearns, Manager, Learning Professional Development Institute Independence Universityv, Independence Blue Cross

Refreshment Break and Networking  ( 11:15am - 11:30am )

Internet of Things for Future Smart Cities  ( 11:30am - 12:30pm )
Kapil Dandekar, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, Bennett S. LeBow College of Business, Drexel University
Gaurav Naik, Engineering Leader, MachineQ , MachineQ

Networking Luncheon  ( 12:30pm - 1:30pm )