Co-Lab: Connecting Industry With Business Schools

May 30-31, 2019 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Co-Lab: Connecting Industry With Business Schools

May 30–31, 2019 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Conference Theme: Co-Creating Impact

Now more than ever schools are partnering with industry to innovate their curriculum and teaching, thereby creating and disseminating new knowledge, positively impacting our communities, and leading change in higher education.

Co-Lab: Connecting Industry With Business Schools is the ideal platform to explore leading-edge partnerships and business models that are mutually beneficial and ensure the success of the business education industry.

Reasons To Attend:

  • Create a plan for collaborating on research that works for business and schools.
  • Hear examples of collaborations on curriculum that creates value for both—industry and academia.
  • Ensure industry has access to future managers with the right skills.
  • Discuss how new technologies can affect business practices.
  • Discover how industry and b-schools can play a role in creating smart cities.
  • Engage in discussions on best practices in establishing university and industry partnerships.
 This year’s agenda includes representatives from companies such as Apple, SHRM, Lockheed Martin, IBX, and PepsiCo.
Chance to Network With:
Apple logo         
Comcast logo
IBX logo        
 Lockheed Martin logo
PepsiCo logo         
 PWC logo

SHRM logo

Learn from Apple executives!

Executives from Apple along with Elon University will present on the role of Coding and App Development in Business Education. This session will highlight a collaboration on the development of curriculum to teach students about the technical and business aspects of the app economy. Find out how Apple collaborates with b-schools to prepare students for transforming business models.

Who Should Attend

  1. Business schools and industry partners (advisory board members, collaborators, research partners)
  2. Colleges and universities seeking to engage industry to elevate their programs and research initiatives
  3. Industry seeking innovative research partners or public sector resources, as well as looking to better understand incoming talent and development opportunities of current employees
  4. Executive leadership learning & development officers, chief innovation officers, heads of university alliances.

"The conference was outstanding in the quality of delegates it pulled together to explore how business school’s best utilise and serve their corporate partners, and in how we all tackle the pressing issues brought about by Digital and AI. Holding it at LeBow Business School, which is clearly a trailblazer in business solutions, also really brought the matter to life."

Andrew Miles, Corporate Relations Manager, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

Conference Co-Chairs

Shaun Budnik
Partner, Audit, and Audit Innovation Leader, KPMG LLP

Paul E. Jensen
Dean, and R. John Chapel Jr. Dean’s Chair, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University

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