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Chicago Conversations were lively, engaging, insightful conversations among the brightest thinkers, innovators, and leaders, held in cities around the globe. Participants came together to examine industry-specific topics through the lens of Chicago-style thinking and to spark ideas, insights, and discussions in their local business communities.

Chicago Conversations Bay Area

Bay Area - May 18, 2017

The Truth and Hype of Artificial Intelligence:
Perspectives from the Venture Capital Community
The AI revolution is changing our world, and the startup ecosystem continues to propel artificial intelligence innovation forward, disrupting a variety of sectors. Artificial intelligence generates strong investor interest, and it can be challenging to distinguish between the truth and the hype. Venture capital experts offered their insights. More Details »

Chicago Conversations London

London - March 2, 2017

Brexit: The Upshot of Uncertainty? Implications and Impact on the Tech Sector
Britain’s departure from the European Union has left many sectors in a state of flux. Technology companies, however, are known to flourish in the presence of such uncertainty. Panelists explored the opportunities and challenges Brexit presents for the tech sector. More Details

Chicago Conversations Hong Kong

Hong Kong - February 15, 2017

New Consumer Models Leveraging Big Data
On February 15, Chicago Booth assembled an expert panel delivering insights on big data and how it can be used to target consumers in China and around the globe. Panelists discussed how firms worldwide are leveraging big data to make strategic business decisions about operations, product development, and marketing. More Details

Chicago Conversations Bay Area

May 18, 2017

Bay Area

The Truth and Hype of Artificial Intelligence:
Perspectives from the Venture Capital Community
The AI revolution is changing our world, and the start-up ecosystem continues to propel artificial intelligence innovation forward, disrupting a variety of sectors. Artificial intelligence generates strong investor interest, and it can be challenging to distinguish between the truth and the hype. Venture capital experts offer their insights. More Details »

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Chicago Conversations Seattle

Seattle - November 2, 2016

Driving Innovation in Seattle
Recently at Chicago Conversations in Seattle, Allen Webb, ’99, editor-in-chief of the McKinsey Quarterly moderated a discussion with industry experts from Amazon, Microsoft, and Egencia. Panelists discussed the evolution of innovation, its effect on leadership and organizational culture, and how to prepare for a career in innovation. More Details

Chicago Conversations New York

New York - October 6, 2016

David vs. Goliath: How Small Consumer Companies Are Winning Share and Big Companies Are Following Their Lead
At the recent Chicago Conversations event in New York, panelists included Charles Lukkes, ’03, Pinnacle Foods, Scott Norton, Sir Kensington’s, Bart Sayer ’04, Estee Lauder Companies, and Megan Shea ’07, The Soulful Project and The Campbell Soup Company. These industry experts discussed the effect of changing consumer trends on large and small CPG companies. More Details

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