April 22, 2019
Apr 5 2019

Future Assembly

8:30 am — 6:30 PM @ Harvard Business School

A commitment to spotting the future.

Future Assembly

We recognize that digital transformation is inherently multi-disciplined. Future Assembly provides a topic agnostic space for academic and practitioners to exchange ideas around new or emerging technologies. The uniting factor? A commitment to spotting the future.

Future Assembly provides unique offerings for one and all:

  • As a faculty speaker, it’s an opportunity to test out ideas and explore topics of interest with digitally-focused participants.
  • As a practitioner speaker, it’s an opportunity to take a more in-depth look at your assumptions about your ideas and plans.
  • As a participant, it’s an opportunity to bring your unique perspective around digital technology to the table to collectively answer tough questions; expand your thinking; and take ideas back to your own work.

EVENT BREAKDOWN:

  • A case discussion with an HBS faculty member to kick off the day.
  • Flash talks from Harvard faculty and industry leaders on digital topics and questions that keep them up at night.
  • Small breakout sessions to further explore the questions raised.
  • White space to informally test ideas, share challenges, and brainstorm solutions.

Future Assembly is invite-only. If you would like to be part of this idea exchange, please email us to request an invite.

 

  • Highlights from Future Assembly 2018

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    Participants during the Nokia case taught by Professor Karim Lakhani. The question? Who in this room has owned a Nokia phone?

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    Professor Ariel Stern during her flash talk, “Biomarkers, analytics, and the data-driven future of precision medicine.”
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    Participants digging further in to the flash talk topics.


    James Mickens (Harvard SEAS) presents a talk called “Blockchains Are a Bad Idea: More Specifically, Blockchains Are a Very Bad Idea.”

  • Highlights from Future Assembly 2017

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    Professor James Mickens from Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Science

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    Amy Yu, Viacom’s Senior Director of Product Strategy and Data Science
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    Hamish Macdonald, Prof. Kris Ferreira, and colleagues digging in to the Comcast case.

    Prof. Shane Greenstein presented a flash talk on “Avoiding the Echo Chamber: Why Wikipedia is the Best Place on the Internet.”

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