Co-Lab: Connecting Business Schools With Practice

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Co-Lab: Connecting Business Schools With Practice

June 21–22, 2018 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Special Thanks to Our Presenting Sponsor and Host: Drexel


The 2018 Co-Lab: Connecting Business Schools With Practice took place on June 21–22, 2018 at Drexel University’s LeBow School of Business in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA with over 80 attendees from across the business school and business practice landscape.

Co-Lab is AACSB's only event specifically designed to create space for business practitioners and business educators to collaborate on new innovative ways to bridge the gap between what students are learning, and what new talents and specialized skill-sets are needed in the workforce.

Highlights from the 2018 Conference included:

  • A special presentation on the Business Analytics: The Revolution That Has Changed the Relationship Between Industry and Academia from Tom Davenport,one of the top three business/technology analysts in the world
  • Guided tour of Drexel University’s Behavioral and Engineering Labs
  • 6 interactive Ted-Talk styled workshops

Featured Speaker

Tom-DavenportTom Davenport is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College, co-founder of the International Institute for Analytics, a fellow of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and a senior advisor to Deloitte Analytics. He teaches analytics and big data in executive programs at Babson, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan School of Business, and Boston University. He pioneered the concept of “competing on analytics” with his bestselling 2006 Harvard Business Review article and his 2007 book by the same name.


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