An expansion of the Tarnopol Dean’s Lecture Series, Beyond Business is an ongoing conversation that explores the most complex and pressing issues impacting individuals and organizations across the world.

2022 Discussions

Rapid advancements in analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning have radically altered our approach to problem-solving in every domain. More than ever, decision-making in the financial industry is dominated by data. Elsewhere, analytics can be utilized in surprising ways to increase accountability and drive social good. And in sports, data comes into play both on and off the field. In this year’s three-part Beyond Business series, Dean Erika James will join esteemed Wharton Analytics faculty and industry-leading experts to highlight the issues at play across this diverse range of subjects and discuss how analytics can provide a viable pathway for solutions.


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November 15, 2022

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST

The Analytics of Finance

How Data Can Help Govern and Grow the Economy

More than ever, analytics is influencing critical decision-making in the field of finance through machine learning, big data, and algorithms. Learn how the financial landscape will evolve with these trends, and what obstacles — and opportunities — to expect.

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December 14, 2022

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST

Using Data to Protect and Serve

How Analytics Can Drive Social Good

When faced with challenging societal issues such as police reform, human trafficking, and media transparency, analytics can offer surprising ways to increase accountability and drive social good. Discover how data can lead us to more effective solutions.

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January 19, 2023

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EST

More Than a Game

How Analytics Gives Sports Teams a Competitive Advantage

Sports analytics has taken the spotlight as a driver of competitive advantage for professional teams, elevating the value of data both on and off the field. Explore how the sports industry can embrace data science in order to create dynasties.

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Previous Panelists

“In a complex and rapidly-changing world, companies need reliable guidance in order to survive and grow. Through our ‘Beyond Business’ series — and this year’s focus on analytics — I’m delighted to convene our esteemed faculty, alumni, and distinguished thought leaders to discuss the benefits of embracing the power of data to innovate and solve the previously unsolvable.”

Dean Erika James