Retail Thought Leader Series

The Retail Thought Leader Series provides an interactive opportunity for students, faculty and industry leaders to gain valuable insights about current and upcoming trends in retail from academic and industry experts.

Past Virtual Events

Platforms & Strategy: How Network Business Models are Changing the Shape of Industry

On Friday, April 16, 2021, we hosted a seminar featuring Prof. Marshall Van Alstyne from Boston University. We learned how business models are evolving and how economic forces have changed innovation, marketing, human resources, operations, and strategy. This seminar presented ideas that explain why platforms beat products and what strategies will help you manage it.

Vaccines to Vaccinations

On Friday, April 9, 2021, we hosted a special seminar featuring two experts on COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. Brian Ward, an infectious diseases expert and vaccine developer, shared his medical knowledge on COVID-19 vaccines, and Dr. Tinglong Dai, a healthcare analytics expert, shared his perspectives on vaccine distribution and delivery.


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