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The Digital Seminar Series

The Harvard Business School Digital Initiative Seminar is a premiere seminar series that hosts thinkers and scholars who are pushing forward research on the digital transformation of the economy. By conducting and connecting with cutting-edge leaders, equipping leaders, and building community, the Digital Initiative seeks not just to study but to also shape the digital transformation.

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, The New York Times/Visiting lecturer at The Wharton School
Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Reveals About Who We Really Are

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Below you’ll find links to our upcoming seminars, plus an archive of short video interviews with seminar speakers, audio footage, and past event pages.


video Digital Seminar 2016-17

Andrew Mao on Studying Teamwork and Cooperation in the Virtual Lab: WATCH

Post-seminar interview with Andrew Mao after February 8, 2017 Seminar

audio Digital Seminar 2016-17

Andrew Mao on Studying Teamwork and Cooperation in the Virtual Lab: LISTEN

video Digital Seminar 2016-17

Juliet Schor on Inequality and Precarity in the Platform Economy: WATCH

Post-seminar interview with Juliet Schor after February 22, 2017 Seminar

audio Digital Seminar 2016-17

Juliet Schor on Inequality and Precarity in the Platform Economy: LISTEN

video Seminar Series 2016-17

Fernada Viegas on Augmenting Human and Machine Intelligence with Data Visualization: WATCH

Post-seminar interview with Fernada Viegas after March 8, 2017 Seminar

video Seminar Series 2016-17

Martin Wattenberg on Augmenting Human and Machine Intelligence with Data Visualization: WATCH

Post-seminar interview with Martin Wattenberg after March 8, 2017 Seminar

audio Digital Seminar 2016-17

Fernada Viegas and Martin Wattenberg on Augmenting Human and Machine Intelligence with Data Visualization: LISTEN

video Digital Seminar 2016-17

Gerald Kane on Wikipedia: The Canary in the Coal Mine for Online Collaboration: WATCH

Post-seminar interview with Gerald Kane after March 22, 2017 Seminar

audio Digital Seminar 2016-17

Gerald Kane on Wikipedia: The Canary in the Coal Mine for Online Collaboration: LISTEN

video Digital Seminar 2016-17

Rebecca Karp on From Proprietary to Collective Control: WATCH

Post-seminar interview with Rebecca Karp after December 14, 2016 Seminar

Siobhan O'Mahony on From Proprietary to Collective Control: WATCH

Post-seminar interview with Siobhan O'Mahony after December 14, 2016 Seminar

Video Digital Seminar 2016-2017

Michael Bernstein on Flash Organizations: WATCH

Post-seminar interview with Michael Bernstein after November 30, 2016 Seminar

Melissa Valentine on Flash Organizations: WATCH

Post-seminar interview with Melissa Valentine after November 30, 2016 Seminar

Audio Digital Seminar 2016-2017

Melissa Valentine & Michael Bernstein on Flash Organizations: LISTEN

Video Digital Seminar 2016-17

Benjamin Shiller on Will Ad Blocking Break the Internet: WATCH

Post-seminar interview with Benjamin Shiller after November 16, 2016 Seminar

Audio Digital Seminar 2016-2017

Benjamin Shiller on Will Ad Blocking Break the Internet: LISTEN

Video Digital Seminar 2016-2017

Gillian Hadfield on Rules for a Flat World: WATCH

Post-seminar interview with Gillian Hadfield after November 2, 2016 Seminar

Audio Digital Seminar 2016-2017

Gillian Hadfield on Rules for a Flat World: LISTEN

Video Digital Seminar 2016-2017

Luís Cabral on What Makes Geeks Tick: WATCH

Post-seminar interview with Luís Cabral after October 19, 2016 Seminar

Audio Digital Seminar 2016-2017

Luis Cabral's Seminar on What Makes Geeks Tick: LISTEN

Video Digital Seminar 2016-2017

Linus Dahlander on Signaling Attention by Saying No: WATCH

Post-seminar interview with Linus Dahlander after October 5, 2016 Seminar

Audio Digital Seminar 2016-2017

Linus Dahlander on Signaling Attention by Saying No: LISTEN

Catherine Tucker & Christian Catalini on Seeding the S-Curve: WATCH

Post-seminar interview with Catherine Tucker & Christian Catalini after Sept. 21, 2016 Seminar

Seminar Series 2016-17

Video Digital Seminar 2015-2016

An Interview with Robert Cannon on Evolution of the Internet Interconnection Ecosystem: WATCH

Video Digital Seminar 2015-2016

An Interview with Christoph Riedl on Learning from Creative Design Competitions: WATCH

Audio Digital Seminar 2015-2016

Christoph Riedl's Seminar on Learning from Creative Design Competitions: LISTEN

Video Digital Seminar 2015-2016

An Interview Timothy Bresnahan on the Platform Market Stability of Mobile Apps: WATCH

Audio Digital Seminar 2015-2016

Timothy Bresnahan on the Platform Market Stability of Mobile Apps: LISTEN

Video Digital Seminar 2015-2016

Katja Seim on Sales Tax, E-Commerce, and Amazon's Fulfillment Center Network: WATCH

Audio Digital Seminar 2015-2016

Katja Seim on Sales Tax, E-Commerce, and Amazon's Fulfillment Center Network: LISTEN

Video Digital Seminar 2015-2016

An Interview with Hong Luo and Julie Mortimer on Copyright Enforcement: WATCH

Post-seminar interview with Hong Luo and Julie Mortimer after February 10, 2016 Seminar

Audio Digital Seminar 2015-2016

Hong Luo and Julie Mortimer's Seminar on Copyright Enforcement: LISTEN

Audio Digital Seminar 2015-2016

Prasanna Tambe on Who Pays for Technical Skills: LISTEN

Video Digital Seminar 2015-2016

Anne Majchrzak on Crowdsourcing: WATCH

Post-seminar interview with Anne Majchrzak after October 7, 2015 Seminar

Audio Digital Seminar 2015-2016

Anne Majchrzak on Crowdsourcing: LISTEN

Full audio of Anne Majchrzak October 7, 2015 Seminar

Video Digital Seminar 2015-2016

Ohad Barzilay on The Determinants of the Peer Economy: WATCH

Post-seminar interview with Ohad Barzilay after September 23, 2015 Seminar

Audio Digital Seminar 2015-2016

Ohad Barzilay on The Determinants of the Peer Economy: LISTEN

Seminar Series 2015-16

Video Digital Seminar 2014-15

Lorin Hitt on Data Analysis Capability and the Value of Social Media: WATCH

Post-seminar interview with Lorin Hitt after May 6, 2015 Seminar

Video Digital Seminar 2014-15

Riitta Katila on Who Takes You to the Dance: WATCH

Post-seminar interview with Riitta Katila after April 22, 2015 Seminar

Audio Digital Seminar 2014-15

Riitta Katila on Who Takes You to the Dance: LISTEN

video Digital Seminar 2014-15

Ray Fisman on The Distributional Preferences of an Elite: WATCH

Post-seminar interview with Ray Fisman after April 15, 2015 Seminar

Audio Digital Seminar 2014-15

Susan Athey on Aggregators, Social Media, and News Consumption: LISTEN

video Digital Seminar 2014-15

Ernest Wilson on Third Space Thinking & The Trillion Dollar Talent Gap: WATCH

Post-seminar interview with Ernest Wilson after March 11, 2015 Seminar

video Digital Seminar 2014-15

CV Harquail on Generative Business Practice: WATCH

Post-seminar interview with CV Harquail after November 5, 2014 Seminar

Hilary Mason on Innovation Through Data

Post-seminar interview with Hilary Mason after October 8, 2014 Seminar

video Digital Seminar 2014-15

Wesley Hartmann on Super Bowl Ads: WATCH

Post-seminar interview with Wesley Hartmann after September 24, 2014 Seminar

Seminar Series 2014-15