Kevin is Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. A world-renowned expert on emerging technology, he examines business and policy implications of developments such as broadband, big data, gamification, and blockchain. Kevin served on the Obama Administration’s Presidential Transition Team, founded the Supernova Group (a technology conference and consulting firm), helped develop the U.S. approach to internet policy during the Clinton Administration, and created one of the most successful massive open online courses, with nearly 500,000 enrollments. Kevin’s books include For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business and The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust.
Cesare is an Associate Professor of Finance and the Director of the Blockchain Initiative at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. His primary research interest is in corporate finance. His research, published in the top Finance journals, includes work on fintech, corporate governance, credit rating agencies, small business financing, and the effects of social networks and culture on financial policies. He teaches fintech, corporate finance and valuation to MBA, MSF, and MSBA programs, and empirical corporate finance to PhD students. Cesare holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano (Italy), and an MBA and PhD in Finance from UCLA Anderson. He was a visiting professor at the Wharton School from 2012-2013. Before his MBA, he worked as strategic management consultant at Booz Allen and Roland Berger in Italy, and as summer intern at the United Nations in New York.