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Tech at Stern: Speaker Series

Learn from award-winning faculty about research that is already shaping theory and practice.

The Fubon Center is proud to host several different Speaker Series, all of which are hosted by Stern Professors and feature distinguished guests: 
  • Our AI in Business Speaker Series is hosted by Professor Foster Provost.
  • Our Digital Leaders Series is hosted by Professor Arun Sundararajan. 
  • Our FinTech Speaker Series is hosted by Professor Kathleen DeRose.
  • Our Innovation Speaker Series is hosted by Professor Melissa Schilling.

Upcoming Events

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September 17: Innovation Speaker Series - Fireside Chat with Jihoon Rim

Jihoon is the former CEO of Kakao, a $15B+ tech company in South Korea. He was hired as CEO when the company was facing a crisis in 2015, making him the youngest CEO of TOP 100 publicly traded companies in Korea. Under his leadership, Kakao, best known for its mobile messenger Kakao Talk, successfully expanded its business into finance, content, mobility: disrupting the market and delivering services praised by users. He also heavily invested in Artificial Intelligence and technology.

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October 6: FinTech Speaker Series

This fireside chat will be moderated by Professor Kathleen DeRose.

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October 13: FinTech Speaker Series

This fireside chat will be moderated by Professor Kathleen DeRose.

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November TBA: AI in Business Speaker Series

This fireside chat will be moderated by Professor Foster Provost.

Past Events

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Digital Leaders: "Platform Responsibility and Global Leadership: A Conversation with Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk" (Feb 2020)

The Fubon Center hosted a fireside chat featuring Airbnb Co-Founder Nathan Blecharczyk in conversation with NYU Stern Professor Arun Sundararajan.

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Innovation: "Clean Meat - A Fireside Chat with Paul Shapiro" (Jan 2020)

The Fubon Center hosted a fireside chat between Melissa Schilling and Paul Shapiro, the author of the national bestseller Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World, the CEO of The Better Meat Co., a four-time TEDx speaker, and the host of the Business for Good Podcast.

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Digital Leaders: "Politics, AI and 5G: A Conversation with Huawei CTO Paul Scanlan" (May 2019)

The Fubon Center hosted a fireside chat featuring Huawei CTO Paul Scanlan in conversation with NYU Stern Professor Arun Sundararajan.

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AI in Business: "Machine Learning, Ethics, and Fairness" (April 2019)

The Fubon Center hosted a talk by Dr. Solon Barocas. A fireside chat featuring Dr. Barocas in conversation with Professor Foster Provost followed.

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AI in Business: "Demystifying AI and Machine Learning: What You Need to Know" (April 2019)

The Fubon Center hosted a lecture by Dr. Pedro Domingos, the bestselling author of "The Master Algorithm". A fireside chat featuring Dr. Domingos in conversation with Professor Foster Provost followed.

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