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Ideas for a "New" New York

Contact: Tom Stoelker
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Last spring, the Graduate School of Business Administration (GBA) launched its Business and the City discussion series, taking inspiration from Hurricane Sandy to broach the subject of physical infrastructure.

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, GBA presents the second of its discussion series with "Growing and Leveraging Tech Disruption," a conference also focused on infrastructure, but within the digital realm. As business culture reinvents itself in response to disruptive technologies, fields as varied as transportation, retail, and education are all being affected. The conference will focus on those areas, and more, through the prism of new digital products and services.

Tuesday, Oct. 15
8:00a.m. to 2:30p.m.
McNally Amphitheatre
Lincoln Center Campus | 113 West 60th Street

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Speakers include:
  • Esther Dyson, Chairman, HICCup/EDventure
  • Anna Dyson, Associate Professor of Architecture & Director, CASE, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Gwen Schantz, Chief Operating Officer/Co-Founder, Brooklyn Grange
  • Jessica Lawrence, Executive Director, New York Tech Meetup
  • Joel Klein, Chief Executive Officer, Amplify; Executive Vice President, News Corp.
  • Eason Jordan, Adviser/Investor, NowThis News; Former CNN Chief News Executive
  • Errol Louis, Political Anchor, NY1 News
  • Fred Wilson, Partner, Union Square Ventures
  • Peter Weijmarshausen, Co-Founder and CEO, Shapeways 3-D Printing
Click to view full conference Agenda.

David Gautschi, Ph.D., dean of GBA, describes the series' goals by evoking Charles Dickens to describe a tale of two cities: “that of our collective memory and that of how we envision it.” He said the series will continue to focus on future possibilities for New York City and the role that business can play in the city's evolving history.

Limited seating, advance reservations required.
Conference registration fee: $50 general | $25 Fordham Alumni | Free to all Fordham Students & Faculty.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College, University of London, in the United Kingdom.

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