San Francisco Hub Opening

27 February 2020

By invitation only

 

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INSEAD San Francisco Hub Launch

February 2020, will mark a significant milestone in INSEAD’s history as the school inaugurates the San Francisco Hub for Business Innovation - its first North American location.

The Hub is a place where global students, alumni, faculty, and leaders collectively will shape the future of business. Situated in the heart of San Francisco—where cutting-edge technology, venture finance, and forward-thinking education converge—our North American location engages diverse communities to advance INSEAD's mission: to bring together people, cultures, and ideas to develop responsible leaders who transform business and society.

This is more than just a building. It is a dynamic, flexible facility that invites thinkers and doers to connect and co-create and leads the development of innovative research and teaching. It will open a new world of opportunities to collaborate and engage with a dynamic ecosystem of innovators.

Above all, the Hub aspires to rally today’s world-class tech talent to reimagine the future of business and its role in society. As we mark 60 years of excellence at INSEAD, join us in celebrating this new chapter in our history.

Tech everywhere in turbulent times

Rapid advances in technology, coupled with a succession of economic, social and political shocks, have created a world where change is the only constant. INSEAD is perfectly poised to offer insights and strategies to translate fast-paced technological innovation in helping business thrive in the digital age.

With a theme Tech everywhere in turbulent times, the inauguration is an exclusive and highly interactive event that provides a unique opportunity to exchange ideas on digital transformation, artificial intelligence and exciting new possibilities for leaders and organizations in a global business landscape being turned upside down by technology change.

The day will consist of an official opening ceremony followed by keynote talks by Silicon Valley business leaders and plenary & content sessions addressing a number of today’s most important business topics. It will also be the opportunity to interact and debate with our faculty on their latest research.

Programme

 

Thursday 27 February 2020

 

8:30 am – 9:00 am
Registration
9:00 am – 9:10 am

Welcome by the co-Masters of Ceremonies

Isabelle Finger MBA'09D

Director of INSEAD San Francisco Hub for Business Innovation

Peter Zemsky

Deputy Dean, Dean of Innovation, INSEAD

9:10 am – 9:30 am

INSEAD in San Francisco

Isabelle Finger MBA'09D

Director of INSEAD San Francisco Hub for Business Innovation

Mika Salmi MBA'92D

Partner, Lakestar

Peter Zemsky

Deputy Dean, Dean of Innovation, INSEAD

9:30 am – 9:35 am

Inauguration of the San Francisco Hub for Business Innovation

Dr. Andreas Jacobs MBA’90D

Chairman of the INSEAD Board, Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG

Ilian Mihov

Dean, INSEAD

9:35 am – 9:45 amKeynote speech
9:45 am – 9:50 amMusical interlude
9:50 am – 10:20 amCoffee Break
10:20 am – 10:50 am

Tech and Society fireside chats

Fireside chat #1

Geoff Ralston MBA’92D

Partner, Y Combinator

Moderated by

Isabelle Finger MBA'09D

Director of INSEAD San Francisco Hub for Business Innovation

 

Fireside chat #2

Oren Zeev MBA’94J

Founding Partner, Zeev Ventures LLC

Moderated by

Gopi Rangan MBA'07D

Founder and General Partner, Sure Ventures

10:50 am – 11:35 am

Plenary – Digital transformation of traditional companies

 

Adam Goldstein MBA’88J

Vice Chairman, Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd

 

Kyle Nel

Executive Vice President of the Uncommon Partners Lab, Singularity University and former Executive Director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs

Amy Shuen

Applied AI FinTech Strategy & Entrepreneurship Professor, INSEAD and University of Hong Kong

11:35 am - 12:10 pm

INSEAD’s global presence

Ilian Mihov

Dean, INSEAD

 

12:10 pm - 12:15 pmMusic interlude
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Networking lunch
1:15 pm - 1:55 pm

Global Talent in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Presentation by

Felipe Monteiro

Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy, Academic Director, Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), INSEAD

Panellists

Kay Firth-Butterfield

Head, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum

Alan MacIntosh MBA’87D

General Partner, Real Ventures

Teppo Paavola MBA’96J

Group Chief Digital Officer (CDO) & Member of Executive Committee, Adecco Group

Moderated by

Bruno Lanvin

Executive Director, Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), INSEAD

1:55 pm - 2:15 pm Keynote dialogue

 

Diane Greene

Director of SAP and Stripe

 

Moderated by

Meg Osius MBA'88J

Principal at Osius & Associates Inc.

2:15 pm - 2:20 pmMusical interlude
2:20 pm - 2:45 pm Coffee Break
2:45 pm - 3:25 pm Breakout sessions

Breakout Session #1 Uncertainty, Predictions, and the Illusion of Control

Anil Gaba

Professor of Decision Sciences, The Orpar Chaired Professor of Risk Management, Academic Director, Center for Decision Making and Risk Analysis

Breakout Session #2 Digital Transformation in Latin America: Leapfrogging Opportunities and Social Impact

Felipe Monteiro

Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy, Academic Director, Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), INSEAD

Breakout Session #3 Tipalti Case presentation

Oren Zeev MBA’94J

Founding Partner, Zeev Ventures LLC

Moderated by

Peter Zemsky

Deputy Dean, Dean of Innovation, INSEAD

 

Gopi Rangan MBA'07D

Founder and General Partner, Sure Ventures

3:25 pm - 3:30 pmStretch break
3:30 pm - 4:25 pm
Plenary – Tech goes global

Introductionary remarks

Klaus Hommels

Founder, Lakestar
 

 

Panellists

Joanna Griffiths MBA’12J

Founder & CEO, Knix Wear Inc

Christopher Harborne MBA'88J

CEO, Sherriff Global Group

 

Frédéric Mazzella MBA’07D

Founder & Chairman, BlaBlaCar

Lucy Quist MBA'05J

Managing Director and Head of Change Leadership, Morgan Stanley

4:25 pm - 4:35 pm

Conclusions

Ilian Mihov

Dean, INSEAD

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Celebratory Cocktail

Friday 28 February Programme
 

Open House at the INSEAD Hub

We are pleased to invite you to an open house at the Hub all day on Friday 28 February. You can attend interactive sessions on INSEAD’s North America strategy and meet the staff leading key elements from our new executive education offerings and upcoming event series to support for career development and alumni life-long learning.

Registration

 

This is a by-invitation only event. Please use the link provided in your email to register. To find out more, kindly contact us by email.

Practical Information

 
Venue

The Launch will be held at INSEAD San Francisco Hub for Business Innovation.

Address: 224 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, 94107

Dress code

The dress code for the San Francisco Hub Launch is business casual.

Media, filming and photography

INSEAD may engage professional photographers for this event. All sessions will be filmed. We reserve the right to use any film and/or photography from the event in our print and digital marketing collateral. Delegates who do not wish to be filmed or recorded should contact us prior to the event.

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