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Fubon Center for Technology, Business and Innovation | 2023 NYU Stern Innovation Conference

2023 NYU Stern Innovation Conference

Innovation and Environmental Sustainability

October 27, 2023 9:00 AM - 1:45 PM

Stern Innovation Conference: Innovation and Environmental Sustainability

Please join us for the NYU Stern's Fubon Center for Technology, Business and Innovation annual Stern Innovation Conference! This year's theme is "Innovation for Environmental Sustainability". We will hear from an amazing ensemble of scholars and practitioners about the opportunities and challenges for innovating for environmental sustainability and the latest in research on how to successfully innovate in this space. The conference, which will be held on Friday, October 27th, from 9:00 AM - 1:45 PM EST is held virtually (online only) and attracts approximately 400 registrants that include faculty, students and alumni. The conference is structured as a combination of keynotes and panels, with a mix of academic presentations and practitioner insights. The conference is also recorded and made available on our website. Register for the conference at

Tensie Whelan Headshot

9:00AM-9:45AM EST Opening Keynote: "Sustainability as a Driver of Innovation"

Tensie Whelan, Clinical Professor of Business and Society 
Director, Center for Sustainable Business


9:45AM-10:45AM EST Panel: "Decarbonizing Our Cities"

Moderator, Laura Fox, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Streetlife Ventures
Shabazz Stuart, Founder and CEO of Oonee
Jeff Prosserman, Founder and CEO at Voltpost
Daria Siegel, Vice President at New York City Economic Development Corporation


10:45 AM-11:30 AM EST Keynote: "Innovating for a Circular Carbon Economy"

Dr. Jennifer Holmgren
Chief Executive Officer, LanzaTech

Outside view Kauffman Management Center

11:30AM-12:00PM Break


12:00PM-12:45PM EST Practitioner Panel: "Innovations in Carbon Capture and Utilization"

Raphael Carty, Moderator, Adjunct Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, NYU Stern School of Business
David Wakerley Co-Founder and CTO of Dioxycle
Brian Asparro COO of CarbonQuest

Shon Hiatt

12:45PM-1:45PM EST Keynote: "How Entrepreneurs Can Tackle the ‘Energy Transition"

Shon R. Hiatt, Associate Professor of Business Administration
Director of Business of Energy Transition initiative

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Melissa Schilling: Welcome and Closing Remarks

Fubon Center Director of the Technology & Innovation Initiative
Herzog Family Professor of Management
Professor of Management & Organizations
Deputy Chair of the Management & Organizations Department

JP Eggers headshot

J.P. Eggers

Professor of Management and Organizations
Dean, MBA & Graduate Programs

Catherine & Peter Kellner Professor of Entrepreneurship

JK Suh

Jungkyu Suh

Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations


2023 NYU Stern Innovation Conference Participants