The Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania will host its annual Fall Conference in Philadelphia on November 22, 2013 on the topic of “When Disruptive Technologies Meet Integrated Systems: Who Captures the Value?” This event is the Mack Institute’s first joint conference with the Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI), a research network focusing on critical questions of mobility and the global automotive industry. PVMI joined the Mack Institute in 2013.
The conference will examine the challenges and opportunities that occur when new technologies drive convergence across very different industries. Drawing on lessons learned from the automotive industry, speakers will discuss how firms can capture and retain value during periods of technology-driven uncertainty. J.D. “Dave” Power III, founder of J.D. Power and Associates and a 1959 Wharton MBA alumnus, will provide the keynote address. Other confirmed speakers include senior executives from Nissan, Google/Motorola Mobility, and Hertz, discussing disruptive technologies.