NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 30, 2016, the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School will host the annual Social Enterprise Conference. This year's one-day conference will focus on urbanization and how it is shaping the human experience in powerful ways. Top Fortune 500 companies participating in the event include: Microsoft, Propel, IBM, Vizalytics Technology, and Neighborly, among others. The event will feature keynote addresses and panel discussions focused on answering some of the most challenging questions that residents and companies in rapidly growing cities face including: Will urban change expand opportunity and equity, or will it entrench inequalities? What can companies do to drive inclusion in the tech and startup space? How can other cities learn from the policies and innovation of New York City?
A full agenda can be found here: http://www.columbiasocialenterprise.org/conference/program/
The event will also be livestreamed and can be viewed here: http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?func=VOFF&id=columbiagsb&date=2016-09-30&seq=1 .
This year's featured speakers include:
- Jimmy Chen, Chief Executive Officer, Propel
- John Paul Farmer '04BUS, Director of Technology and Civic Innovation, Microsoft
- Jenny Fielding, Managing Director, Techstars
- Anthony Fox, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
- Aileen Gemma Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Vizalytics Technology
- Sophia Tu, Senior Manager, IBM Corporate Citizenship
- Bruce Usher, Co-Director, Tamer Center for Global Enterprise at Columbia Business School
- Jase Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Neighborly
Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
Roone Arledge Auditorium, 1st Floor, Alfred Lerner Hall
116th Street and Broadway
New York City
About the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School
Columbia Business School's Tamer Center for Social Enterprise was established in 2015 by a generous gift from Sandra and Tony Tamer, which expanded the existing Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School, which was originally founded by Professor Ray Horton on 1981. The Center provides today's leaders with the understanding for how business can contribute to society and the environment, by emphasizing the vital role that social enterprise plays in transforming communities. For more information, please visit http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/socialenterprise/.
About Columbia Business School
Columbia Business School is the only world-class, Ivy League business school that delivers a learning experience where academic excellence meets with real-time exposure to the pulse of global business. Led by Dean Glenn Hubbard, the School's transformative curriculum bridges academic theory with unparalleled exposure to real-world business practice, equipping students with an entrepreneurial mindset that allows them to recognize, capture, and create opportunity in any business environment. The thought leadership of the School's faculty and staff, combined with the accomplishments of its distinguished alumni and position in the center of global business, means that the School's efforts have an immediate, measurable impact on the forces shaping business every day. To learn more about Columbia Business School's position at the very center of business, please visit gsb.columbia.edu.
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