There are several exciting things happening this week at Northeastern that would not be possible without D'Amore-McKim. We often talk about being the connective tissue between colleges and disciplines, and the events and news I'd like to highlight truly showcase this statement.
- This Tuesday, April 5, at 2 p.m., Northeastern is hosting the 58th Annual Robert O. Klein Lecture featuring our very own Nada Sanders. This is extremely significant, because, by my count, a D'Amore-McKim faculty member has only been selected for this honor four other times in the history of the lecture series. She'll be talking about “Global Supply Chains: Current State, the Future, and Using Collective Intelligence for Redesign,” which nicely highlights the importance of our focus on digital transformation. It will be held both in person in Northeastern's John D. O'Bryant African American Institute and virtually via Facebook Live. I strongly encourage our entire community to attend.
- On Wednesday and Thursday this week, D'Amore-McKim is involved in some exciting events focused on research and applied AI solutions in support of Northeastern's new Institute for Experiential AI (EAI). The all-day event on Wednesday, April 6, will feature presentations, interactive panel discussions, and networking opportunities, and I'll be presenting in a panel discussion about the importance of AI in business and the ways D'Amore-McKim is exploring its challenges and opportunities. Then, on Thursday, April 7, D'Amore-McKim is hosting a related event, “For Marketers: AI Facilitates Explorations, Not Exploitation” with Don Peppers, John Fallon, and Koen Pauwels. Both events require registration, so please be sure to do so and join us!
- And on the innovation front, I'm so happy to finally talk about Chris Wolfel's new role as the Managing Director of NUCEE. This is his first week, but it's been months in the making. I can't think of anyone better to take our award-winning center's activities to new heights. Chris is the perfect person to build on the 12 years of growth led by Marc Meyer and leverage NUCEE throughout the university and our global network. His passion is infectious, and his ideas about scaling the center's work are exciting. Please help me welcome him into our faculty/staff community.
Soon we'll have end-of-year activities and commencement fun, so let's all be sure to take some time this week to learn some new things and embrace what D'Amore-McKim and Northeastern have to offer.
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