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The sixth annual conference will convene thought leaders from academics, industry and government to debate the most challenging current issues in the field of entrepreneurship and set the agenda for future research and policy.

AI. CRISPR. mRNA. Key components of the rapidly expanding alphabet soup of technologies driving a boom in healthcare innovation. In this Kenan Insight, we explore why the 2021 Trends in Entrepreneurship Report names emerging technology in the healthcare industry as a key trend, along with some of the challenges that come with fast-moving technological advancements.

On Thursday, April 29, Lyft Chief Policy Officer and Advisor to the Co-founders Anthony Foxx joined UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Dean Doug Shackelford for an exclusive virtual discussion. Foxx discussed his career as the secretary of transportation under President Obama and as the mayor of Charlotte, the innovative technologies transforming transportation and how we can transition to a greener economy.

Join Rethinc. Labs to hear from Seth Lloyd, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Physics at MIT, as he shares his findings on quantum algorithms for analyzing financial data and predicting time series.

North Carolina just inked an $850 million deal with Apple. CREATE Faculty Director Maryann Feldman wants the state to invest at least as much in its school-age residents.

This fifth annual conference will convene thought leaders from academics, industry and government to debate the most challenging current issues in the field of entrepreneurship and set the agenda for future research and policy.

As long-standing leaders in sustainability, the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise are proud to host the University of North Carolina Sustainability Awards. These awards recognize the leadership of North Carolina Business in protecting and promoting the state’s natural resources.

Cryptocurrency has its critics, but it’s becoming an increasingly mainstream option for retail and institutional investors alike. In this Kenan Insight, we share some thoughts from former Co-president of Morgan Stanley Zoe Cruz and Rethinc. Labs Faculty Director Eric Ghysels on whether crypto has reached a tipping point for adoption by individual investors.

Join our panel of experts who will share their technological, legal and social expertise to answer the questions raised by the real-world performance of risk assessment instruments.

In a Rethinc. Labs webinar, our panel of experts shared their technological, legal and social expertise to answer the questions raised by the real-world performance of risk assessment instruments.

How have AstraZeneca's recent missteps in reporting COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial results affected the public's trust, and what's next on the road to FDA approval? Hear from Emmes Chief Business Officer Lynn Lewis.

Corporate executives have begun to glimpse the strategic value of incorporating artificial intelligence as an “employee” within their organization. In this Kenan Insight, we explore a framework that outlines the critical elements for harnessing the potential of human-AI working relationships.

Our Technology, Innovation & Strategy Experts

Barry Bayus

Professor of Marketing

    Chris Bingham

    Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Phillip Hettleman Distinguished Scholar and Area Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

    Eric Ghysels

    Edward Bernstein Distinguished Professor of Economics and Professor of Finance, Faculty Director of Rethinc. Labs

      Vickie Gibbs

      Executive Director, UNC Entrepreneurship Center

      Tarun Kushwaha

      Associate Professor of Marketing

      Lauren Lu

      Associate Professor of Operations

      Mahka Moeen

      Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

      William Putsis

      Professor of Marketing, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and Rethinc. Labs Fellow

      Albert H. Segars

      PNC Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

      Donghwa Shin

      Assistant Professor of Finance, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

      Nur Sunar

      Assistant Professor of Operations

      Jayashankar M. Swaminathan

      GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Professor of Operations, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

      Chris Wicher

      AI Research Fellow, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise; former Director of AI Research, KPMG AI Center of Excellence; Vice President, Watson Engineering, IBM