Marketing Summit

Marketing SummitMarketing Summit is an annual, invitation-only event that brings together an elite community of alumni working as senior executives in marketing, innovation, digital, and general management to discuss pressing marketing topics.

Alumni can strengthen their core marketing knowledge and glean new insights they can apply at work. It’s also a chance to build new professional connections with industry experts and Booth faculty.

"The summit is a way to showcase Chicago Booth thought leadership in marketing from the practitioner perspective," Kilts faculty director Jean-Pierre Dubé said. "Among our alumni, we really have a lot of leadership in the area of marketing—across the field and across the globe—and that's something we really wanted to coordinate here.”

Marketing Summit 2019

Day 1: May 6, 2019 (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m)

The Langham, Chicago | 330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Day 2: May 7, 2019 (8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Gleacher Center | 450 Cityfront Plaza Dr, Chicago, IL 60611

This year’s event will feature industry keynote speaker Dan Doctoroff, JD '84, Chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company that works with cities to build products that address big urban problems.

We hope you will join us for enriching content and a unique opportunity to connect with fellow senior executive alumni with roles in marketing, innovation, digital, and general management.

Special room rates are available for this event at the following:

The InterContinental

Address: 505 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: (312) 944-4100

The Langham

Address: 330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: (312) 923-9988

This is an invitation-only event. Please contact Sam Imami ( or 773.702.8304) with any questions.


Dan Doctoroff Chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs

Dan Doctoroff is Chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs.

Dan was President and Chief Executive Officer of Bloomberg L.P., the leading provider of news and information to the global financial community, until December 2014. During his tenure at Bloomberg, Dan led the company through the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression by pursuing an aggressive strategy of investment, focused on enhancing the company’s core Terminal product, expanding into enterprise products and services, creating new businesses in government, law and energy, and building the company’s news operations, including its acquisition of Businessweek. During the seven years that he led the company, despite the financial crisis, Bloomberg’s organic revenues nearly doubled.

Prior to joining Bloomberg L.P., Dan served as Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York. With Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Dan led the city’s dramatic economic resurgence, spearheading the effort to reverse New York’s fiscal crisis after 9/11 through a five-borough economic development strategy. This plan included the most ambitious land-use transformation in the city’s modern history; the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site; the largest affordable housing program ever launched by an American city; and the formation of new Central Business Districts and Industrial Business Zones. Dan also oversaw the creation of PlaNYC, New York’s pathbreaking sustainability plan.

Before joining the Bloomberg administration, Dan was Managing Partner of the private equity investment firm Oak Hill Capital Partners. While at Oak Hill, Dan founded NYC2012, the organization that spearheaded efforts to bring the Olympic Games to the city.

Dan serves on the Boards of the University of Chicago, World Resources Institute, United States Olympic Committee, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Human Rights First. He is the founder of Target ALS, which raises funds for and has established a new model of collaboration to advance ALS research. He is a founder and chairman of Culture Shed, an innovative new cultural institution at the Hudson Yards in Manhattan. Dan is a graduate of Harvard College and The Law School at the University of Chicago. A native of Michigan, Dan has lived in New York for the past 32 years with his wife, Alisa. The Doctoroffs have three grown children.

Nicholas Epley

Nick Epley John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavior Science at Booth

John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavior Science at Booth

Nicholas Epley is the John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavior Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He studies social cognition—how thinking people think about other thinking people—to understand why smart people so routinely misunderstand each other. His research has appeared in more than two dozen empirical journals, been featured by The New York TimesWall Street Journal, CNN, Wired, and National Public Radio, among many others, and has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Templeton Foundation. He has been awarded the 2008 Theoretical Innovation Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the 2011 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology from the American Psychological Association, and the 2015 Book Prize for the Promotion of Social and Personality Science. Epley was named a "professor to watch" by the Financial Times, one of the "World's Best 40 under 40 Business School Professors" by Poets and Quants, and one of the 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics in 2015 by Ethisphere. He is the author of Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want.

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The inaugural 2018 summit focused on how digital communications have transformed the marketing landscape. Leaders from a wide range of industries discussed the importance of omnichannel customer experiences, new trends in blended commerce, and how they leverage data to inform marketing decisions.

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“I walked away reinvigorated to challenge my company to embrace continuous learning by balancing theory and practice.”

–Sergei Kuharsky, ’88, Executive Vice President, Franchise & Digital Enterprises, BBC Studios Americas

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