Wharton Club of DC Response to COVID-19

Join Tuesday, June 16, for a crash course in Digital Strategy & AI


On Tuesday June 16th, from 9am to 1pm EDT, Outthinker and Thinkers50 will bring leading thinkers to engage in a conversation to explore how AI will change our organizations, industries, and society. 

Guided by Harvard Business School Professor Karim Lakhani, Georgia Tech Roboticist Ayanna Howard and Mozilla Foundation's Executive Director Mark Surman, we'll explore questions like
• What role will AI play in our organizations, jobs, and lives?
• What does strategy and leadership look like when algorithms and networks run the world?
• What are the ethical questions are raised by the rise of AI?

We'll also hear from VC's, Entrepreneurs and Enterprise leaders as described below.

This summit is not about AI as technology per se, but about AI as a crucial topic for any business leader and professional to understand, and as such: a critical conversation to have at this very moment.

Please note: your pass for the Reimagine The Future Virtual Summit May 6th gives you complimentary access to this extra summit. You can join live sessions as they happen, and will get access to the content afterwards.




Entrepreneurial Activity Shaping the Evolution of AI

A panel of entrepreneurs and venture investors will outline the frenzied entrepreneurial activity around AI, exploring the cutting-edge concepts and applications currently underway. By understanding the early signals of this activity you will:

  • Begin to see the contours of the future of AI
  • Expand your command of the multifarious applications of AI that are only now being explored
  • Understand what investment flows imply about the most promising and exciting areas of AI and robotics

Large Enterprise Digital Transformation

A panel discussion with three chief digital officers - Barbara Martin Coppola of IKEA Retail (Ingka Group), Al-Noor Ramji of Prudential Plc, and Marcello Damiani of Moderna – will share the challenges, opportunities, and strategies large enterprises face as they seek to transform into AI-centered organization. You will:

  • Learn the dos and don’ts drawn from the experience of enterprises’ digital transformation efforts
  • Appreciate why it’s essential to build “AI-Factory:” a scalable decision factory, powered by software, data, and algorithms
  • Learn what it takes to rearchitect the firm, leveraging the full power of data, networks, and AI

Invite your colleagues and others to join as well?

The summit offers a unique opportunity to interact with some of the world's foremost authorities on AI and Digital Strategy. If you'd like your colleagues and others in your networks to join as well, just forward them this email. 

Tickets for this half-day summit are $49 (with team packages available including 5 tickets for $199, and 10 tickets for $299). You can gift them 30% off their ticket with code VIP30 or by using this link:


If you have any questions, we're more than happy to help- just respond!

  • Rates: 

  • $49 per Ratesperson/seat for Wharton Club of DC Members   
    • BONUSES: if you already signed up for the first 3 days, this is all included. If you sign up for this, all speakers are included.
  • Register:
  • Wharton Club of DC Members: Click here to access the promo code and link to register.  Please note, you will be required to LOGIN to access this page. If you are unable to recall your login information or are unsuccessful, please click here for assistance from our Club Administrator.
    • Not a current Member? The value of this Summit can more than repay your modest investment in dues. In view of the Covid-19 situation, we've slashed dues to their lowest level in years. Your Membership gives you access to this bargain event for yourself, as well as colleagues or friends at the rates shown. Call us at 301-365-8999 to discuss membership options, or CLICK HERE to go to the Membership page, and select the option you like.