Date: Oct 15, 2018Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Oct152018

Driving Digital Strategy with HBS Professor Sunil Gupta

Mon, 6:30 PM TO 8:30 PM Citi
General PublicHBS Professors

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Disruption and transformation get a lot of hype, and for good reason. Digital technologies have disrupted entire industries and incumbents have often struggled in this new world. Typical approaches used by legacy players such as using technology to improve efficiency, encouraging business units to do digital experiments, or launching independent units to spur innovation have met with limited success. These players have to strengthen their core and build for the future at the same time. It is like changing the engine of a plane while it is flying.

Based on almost ten years of research, Professor Gupta provides a framework for companies to re-imagine their business. Using rich case studies and rigorous research, he shows how the rules of business have changed and why it is no longer enough for firms to be better or cheaper to gain competitive advantage. These new rules make it essential for companies to reexamine four fundamental aspects of their business to thrive in the digital era — their strategy, value chain, customer engagement, and organization structure. Done right, digital technology can be a tremendous opportunity for established players as demonstrated by Best Buy, New York Times, Weather Company and others.

Driving Digital Strategy is available for sale HERE, and Professor Gupta will be pleased to sign any copies brought to the event.

Please note that no refunds will be issued.

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Speaker

Sunil Gupta

Edward Carter Professor of Business at Harvard Business School

Sunil Gupta is the Edward W. Carter Professor of Business Administration and Chair of the General Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is also the co-chair of the executive program on Driving Digital Strategy.

Sunil’s current research is in the area of digital technology and its impact on consumer behavior and firm strategy. The primarily goal of his research is to understand how digital technology is disrupting existing industries and how incumbents should transform their businesses in this new environment. Sunil has published three books and over 90 articles, book chapters, cases and notes. His research has been well recognized in national and international circles and has won several awards. For the last three years (2016-2018), he has been invited by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to nominate a scholar for the Nobel Prize in Economics.

Sunil has conducted seminars and consulted with several companies in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. As a business expert, he has frequently appeared on several national and international television programs, such as CBS, CNN, NPR and BBC, and has been quoted in Forbes, The Fast Company, The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Prior to joining Harvard, Sunil was the Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business at Columbia Business School. Sunil holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

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Date: Oct 15, 2018Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Citi388 Greenwich Street
39th Floor, Client Center
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Price

  • Free / Patron Members
  • 20 / Member/Member Guest (limit one)
  • 50 / Non-Members

Attendees

Alok Agrawal, Carolyn Amato, Amy Anderson, Lockie Andrews, John Barber, Natalie Bartner, Todd Benson, Barry Berman, Nathalie Berman, Padmaja Bommareddy, Paul Bromfield, David Carey, Rodica Ceslov, Cole Charnas, Steven Choi, Leo Corbett, Patrick Corbett, Hugh Cullman, Ari Daie, Peyton Daniel, Catalina Daniels, Richard Davies, Eleri Dixon, Glenn Dixon, Margaret Downs, Mike Duda, Alec Ellison, Elizabeth Fairfax Brown, Catherine Fortin, Tom Fortin, Christine Fougeron-Louvet, Darren Friedman, Darren Glatt, Gretchen Grant, Gayle Haller, Kerry Hatch, Harry Hawks, Daniel Hornbarger, Alan Hurite, Charles Imohiosen, Teresa Jankovic, Edward Joback, Adam Jones, Ourania Katsapis, Terry Kawaja, Bonnie Kintzer, Noah Kraff, Jessie Levin, Jordan Levine, Gene Liebel, Patrice Louvet, Will Lucas, Peter Macnee, Sonia Marciano, Barrie Moskowitz, Terry O'Toole, Nyagaka Ongeri, Jill Pemberton, Bruce Pfau, Dianna Raedle, Dilip Rao, Edgardo Rivera, Lorenzo Sargenti, Ann Sarnoff, Richard Sarnoff, Punyashree Shah, Vimal Shah, Yannick Socolov, Milena Strasser, Lance Stuart, Tom Sturtevant, Naveen Suresh, Luke Tehan, Jose Tolosa, Siby Vadakekkara, Pam WOlf, Robin Weaver, Emmy Wexer, Philip Worland, Margaret Wyrwas, Fehmi Zeko, Karen Zuckerman, Ava Zydor, Mia de Kuijper, stephen sokoler, tbd tbd, chantal tjong

Organizer

Todd Benson '91, Barrie Moskowitz

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