Date: Oct 24, 2023Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation with AI and Workflow (in-person)

Tue, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Harvard Club
Alumni OnlyEntrepreneurs


Join WSJ bestselling author and Fortune 500 executive, Atif Rafiq, as he introduces breakthrough methods to enable teams to innovate faster and smarter. Based on his WSJ bestseller, Decision Sprint, he will provide a model that addresses the hardest part of innovation — embracing unknowns and ambiguity. Learn how Decision Sprint can help your organization take on unknowns, make them actionable and move from ideas to action. Atif and his co-founder will also launch Ritual, a software app that leverages AI to help teams collaborate on innovation and problem solving.

Join us for a thought provoking and informative evening, book signing, author discussion and launch of an innovative software app.

During this evening event, you will have the opportunity to network, meet the author and join a moderated discussion where you will learn methods and concrete practices to help teams innovate and solve big problems based on a ground breaking system Atif used to help companies from Amazon to McDonald’s. Atif will present an overview of the system, provide practical tips for teams and leaders, and field your questions

Following the discussion, Atif and his co-founder, Mike Vo (an early employee at Facebook) will publicly launch their software company, Ritual, after over two years of development. Get a glimpse into the future of innovation and problem solving where AI and people team up to help companies move faster and smarter.

Admission includes a copy of the WSJ bestseller, Decision Sprint, signed by Atif.

Light food and beverages will be available and included.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Networking
6:30 pm – 7:15 pm – Author Discussion / Atif speaks in a moderated Q&A about WSJ bestseller, Decision Sprint
7:15 pm – 7:35 pm – Demo of Ritual
7:35 pm – 8:30 pm – Book Signing and Networking


Pre-registration is required and will close at 5pm on Wednesday, October 18th, 2023.

Please note that no refunds will be issued.





Atif Rafiq

WSJ Bestselling Author of Decision Sprint

Atif Rafiq has blazed trails in Silicon Valley and the Fortune 500 for over 25 years. After rising through digital native companies like Amazon, he held C-suite roles at McDonald’s, Volvo, and MGM Resorts. Rafiq was the first Chief Digital Officer in the history of the Fortune 500, a pioneering role he held at McDonalds, and he was most recently President at MGM Resorts, a Fortune 300 company. Atif serves on the Boards of various public and private companies.

His most recent endeavor is Ritual, a groundbreaking software company, where he is CEO and co-founder.

Atif is a Top Voice on LinkedIn, his social media following exceeds 500,000 and his newsletter Re:wire has over 100,000 subscribers. He was recently nominated for Thinkers50, a global ranking of the leading management thinkers.

His first book is a WSJ bestseller (DECISION SPRINT: The New Way to Innovate into the Unknown and Move from Strategy to Action; McGraw-Hill).


Victoria Taylor

Victoria Taylor brings an extensive background in communications and community: her experience includes being Reddit’s first Director of Communications, LinkedIn’s founding Community Editor, hosting a podcast for Simon & Schuster interviewing authors, and digital strategy across a variety of projects and clients.


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Date: Oct 24, 2023Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM


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