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Strategy and Innovation During Times of Crisis: Navigating the Current Pandemic and Beyond

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Strategy and Innovation During Times of Crisis:  Navigating the Current Pandemic and Beyond
Strategy and Innovation During Times of Crisis:  Navigating the Current Pandemic and Beyond

Time & Location

Jun 03, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT

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About the Event

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across companies and industries.  Join Women in Tech Leadership and Prof. Saikat Chaudhuri, Ph.D. for a workshop that will capture the issues and practices of leading global firms across sectors in real-time as they navigate the crisis, and provide guidance on how to approach the recovery and resurgence on the other side.  The session is designed to be highly interactive, interspersing a presentation, Q&A, and exercises.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Women in Tech Leadership is unable to process refunds if you are unable to attend the event. We appreciate your understanding and support of our organization. 

  • General Admission (starting May 17 - June 2):  $15
  • General Admission Day of the Event (June 3):  $20

Looking forward to seeing you there!

More about Guest Speaker: Prof. Saikat Chaudhuri, Ph.D.

Saikat Chaudhuri is the inaugural Faculty Director of the Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology (M.E.T.) Program, a flagship dual-degree program in engineering and business at the University of California at Berkeley. He holds the Grimes M.E.T. Chancellor’s Chair at the university, with a joint faculty appointment in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation as well as Management of Organizations groups at the Haas School of Business, along with the department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering.

Prof. Chaudhuri’s research specializes in corporate growth and innovation strategies, particularly high-tech mergers and acquisitions, high-value outsourcing and partnerships, and technological innovation in dynamic environments. His publications span both scholarly and managerial outlets, and his work has been recognized from the field’s leading professional associations including the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society.

An award-winning educator, Prof. Chaudhuri has not only designed and taught popular undergraduate and MBA courses on corporate strategy, management of technology, and innovation. He has also led and delivered customized executive education programs to a myriad of top firms around the world. He has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards and accolades at all levels across his academic career.

Prof. Chaudhuri’s work has been cited by leading media, and he is often interviewed or quoted by the global press on contemporary business affairs. He is regularly invited to speak at corporate forums, industry events, and academic conferences across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Based on his research and experience, he advises leading global corporations and governments worldwide, including providing expert legal testimony.

Prof. Chaudhuri came to Berkeley in 2021 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he served on the faculty of The Wharton School for over 16 years, holding leadership positions including Executive Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, and Interim Director of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology. His prior professional experience includes corporate development at Mannesmann AG, in addition to stints with Citibank, McKinsey and Company, and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.

Prof. Chaudhuri earned his Bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Multinational Management from the University of Pennsylvania, Master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University, and Doctoral degree in Technology and Operations Management from Harvard University

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