Business Education Online Learning Summit


September 19-20, 2016

Jon M. Huntsman Hall

3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

Monday, September 19

5 pm – Reception


Welcome Remarks by Anne Trumbore, Senior Director, Wharton Online

Introductions by Don Huesman, Managing Director, Wharton Online

What is the relevance of business schools in the new credentialing economy?

  • Geoff Garrett, Dean, The Wharton School
  • Rick Levin, CEO Coursera, former president, Yale University
  • Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
  • Jeffrey Brown, Dean, University of Illinois College of Business

7:30 pm – Dinner

Tuesday, September 20

8 amBreakfast


Opening Remarks by Stephanie Stawicki, Senior Associate Director, Wharton Online

A Question of Value: What is the value of these new credentials? Of the MBA in this new marketplace? What are pricing strategies?

(Moderator) Jenna Talbot, Vice President, Director of Communications, Whiteboard Advisors

  • Howard Kaufold, Vice Dean, MBA Program, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ashwin Damera, Co-Founder and Director, Eruditus
  • Matthew Sigelman, CEO, Burning Glass
  • Jonathan Finklestein, Founder and CEO, Credly
  • Daniel Pianko, Founding Managing Director, University Ventures

10:15 am – coffee break

10:45 amMORNING PLENARY #2  

Experiments and Practices: What are the roles and responsibilities to this new population of learners around the world and at work? What are some innovative approaches to reaching global learners?

(Moderator) James DeVaney, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Innovation, University of Michigan

  • Patrick Mullane, Executive Director, HBX, Harvard University
  • Gordon Jones, College of Innovation and Design, Boise State University
  • Shahid Ansari, CEO Babson Global, Babson College
  • Anne Trumbore, Senior Director, Wharton Online, University of Pennsylvania
  • Roger Berry, CEO, Fullbridge

11:45pm – 12pm – Remarks by Vincent Price, Provost, University of Pennsylvania

12 pm – Lunch


The Elephant in the Room: What is the future of Executive Education and Lifelong Learning? Have business schools lost control of business education?

(Moderator) Goldie Blumenstyk, Editor and reporter, The Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Dave Weinstein, Associate Dean of Executive Education, GSB, Stanford University
  • Mike Malefakis, Associate Dean of Executive Education, Columbia Business School, Columbia University
  • Will Garrett, Associate Dean of Executive Education, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Wally Hopp, Associate Dean for Learning Design, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
  • Jagmohan Raju, Vice Dean of Executive Education, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

2:45 pm – Coffee Break

3:15 pm  – CLOSING PANEL

The Future of Business Education: What is the new normal for design and delivery of business education? What does it take to do participate in online business education (at scale and elsewhere)? What do we see for the future?

(Moderator) Betsy Ziegler, Chief Innovation Officer, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  • John Palmer, Chief Learning Officer, AT&T
  • Susan Cates, COO, 2U
  • Furqan Nazeeri, Partner, Extension Engine
  • Lou Pugliese, Senior Innovation Fellow, ASU
  • Mark Lester, Director of Strategic Partnerships, FutureLearn

Closing Remarks by Anne Trumbore, Senior Director, Wharton Online

4:30-6:30 pm – Reception