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Welcome to the upcoming speaker series listing. Each year, Rotman hosts about 100 public talks by international bestselling authors, top management executives and other influential thought leaders. We hope you'll join us for one of these remarkable events.

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  • 5th Annual Rotman Conference on Machine Learning and the Market for Intelligence

    Speaker Series | Research Discussions | Panel Discussion | Networking Event

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    On October 24, 2019 the Creative Destruction Lab at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management will host our 5th annual “Machine Learning and the Market for Intelligence Conference”. This is not a technical conference. Our focus is on the business opportunities and economic implications arising from the recent advances in Artificial Intelligence.

  • Dr. Jen Gunter in conversation with Sarah Kaplan on "Vagina Profiteers: The Economics of the Wellness Industrial Complex"

    Speaker Series | Healthcare

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    Join us on October 29th for a 1-hour conversation between Dr. Jen Gunter and Sarah Kaplan, Professor of Strategic Management and Director of the Institute for Gender and the Economy at the Rotman School of Management, based on her new best-seller “The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina-Separating the Myth from the Medicine” (by Dr. Jen Gunter, Penguin Random House, 2019). They will examine the economics of the wellness industrial complex, discuss how and why Jen is fighting back against wellness influencers exploiting gaps in women’s health, and explore how these businesses profit off misinforming women about what’s supposedly good for their vaginal and sexual health.

  • Rory Sutherland on "Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life"

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    Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman, Ogilvy; TED Talks Superstar; Columnist, The Spectator magazine; Author on Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life (by Rory Sutherland for William Morrow, May 7, 2019).

  • John Hull on "Machine Learning in Business: An Introduction to the World of Data Science"

    Speaker Series

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    John Hull, Professor of Finance, University Professor, Maple Financial Group Chair in Derivatives and Risk Management and Academic Director - Rotman Financial Innovation Hub, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Author on Machine Learning in Business: An Introduction to the World of Data Science (by John Hull, Independently Published, 2019).

  • 3 Short Talks on Business Topics in Japan

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    Join us for 3 Short Talks on Business Topics in Japan to discuss the following “Foreign Political and Economic Policy and Security issues in Japan” by Mr. Jonathan Miller, Senior Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs, “Human Resources Management and Corporate Governance Issues in Japan” by Mr. Keith Kakehashi, Corporate Officer and HR Director. NSG Glass and “Energy and Climate Change Issues in Japan” by Ms. Miho Kurosaki, Head of Japan Research, Bloomberg NEF.

  • Mihir Desai on "How Finance Works: The HBR Guide to Thinking Smart About the Numbers"

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    Mihir Desai, Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance, Harvard Business School; Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Author, The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return (Houghton Mifflin, 2017) on How Finance Works: The HBR Guide to Thinking Smart About the Numbers (HBR Press, 2019).

  • Tech Entrepreneurs Discuss "How I Built My Company: Stories from the Front-Lines of Entrepreneurship"

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    Join us for a panel discussion featuring 4 tech entrepreneurs who will share their stories of perseverance, trial and error, survival, and success. We will cover basic and essential topics such as how they decided on what business to build, designing their product, entering the market, battling competition and expanding their business. Our panelists are all from the technology sector.

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