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MIT and the Digital Economy:
The Second Machine Age

 

A conference highlighting the award-winning research of MIT's faculty, the business contributions of alumni, 
and the perspectives of some of the most influential people in high tech.

Friday, April 4, 2014 
The TimesCenter 
242 West 41st Street, New York, NY
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Agenda

12:00 p.m.

Registration begins 
The Gallery, Main Level

12:30 p.m.

Welcome Remarks
The Hall, Lower Level

David Schmittlein
John C Head III Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management

12:45 p.m.

The Second Machine Age
The Hall, Lower Level 

Erik Brynjolfsson, PhD '91
Director, Initiative on the Digital Economy, Schussel Family Professor of Management Science, MIT Sloan School of Management

1:30 p.m. Coffee Break and Move Rooms
The Hall & Gallery, Main Level   
2:00 p.m.

How Business Models Will Have to Change
Andrew McAfee, '88, '89, LGO '90
Co-Director, Initiative on the Digital Economy, MIT Sloan School of Management

2:25 p.m. Panel Discussion: The Disruption of Everything
Moderator: Andrew McAfee, '88, '89, LGO '90, Co-Director, Initiative on the Digital Economy, MIT Sloan School of Management
Panelists: George Colony, Chairman & CEO, Forrester Research, Inc.
William H. Janeway, Managing Director, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications, Warburg Pincus
Hilary Mason, Data Scientist in Residence, Accel Partners
3:10 p.m. The Science of Social Media Influence
The Stage, Main Level 
Sinan Aral, PhD ’07, David Austin Professor of Management, Associate Professor of Information Technology and Marketing, MIT Sloan School of Management
3:35 p.m. Coffee Break 
The Hall & Gallery, Main Level 

4:05 p.m.

The Social Physics of Cultural Innovation: Keeping up with the Machines
Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland, PhD ’82, Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT Sloan School of Management; Director, Human Dynamics Laboratory; Director, Entrepreneurship Program, MIT Media Lab

4:30 p.m.

Fireside Chat with John A. Thain, SB '77, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CIT
Moderator: Erik Brynjolfsson, PhD '91, Director, Initiative on the Digital Economy; Schussel Family Professor of Management Science, MIT Sloan School of Management

5:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Automation and the New Mind-Machine Boundary
Moderator: Erik Brynjolfsson, PhD '91, Director, Initiative on the Digital Economy;Schussel Family Professor of Management Science, MIT Sloan School of Management
Panelists: Zoë Baird, President, The Markle Foundation
Carl Bass, President & CEO, Autodesk, Inc.
Thad Starner, SB '91, PhD '99,

5:45 p.m.

MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy
Erik Brynjolfsson, PhD '91, Director, Initiative on the Digital Economy; Schussel Family Professor of Management Science, MIT Sloan School of Management
Andrew McAfee, '88, '89, LGO '90, Co-Director, Initiative on the Digital Economy, MIT Sloan School of Management

6:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks
David Schmittlein, John C Head III Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management

6:05 p.m.

Cocktail Reception
The Gallery, Main Level