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Get inspired this spring with these must-see Rotman events

March 25, 2022

Open to fresh ideas and inspiration from some of the world’s top management thinkers?

This spring, learn more about using technology and business for social good, deep-rooted unconscious biases, new trends in AI, Nike’s branding success and the latest insights in behavioural science from Rotman faculty. Plus, hear from former Rotman School Dean Roger Martin on his new book.


For a complete list of upcoming events, see our events page.

Check out these upcoming Rotman events:

Redesign the world

Sam Pitroda on 'Redesign the World'

April 4, 2022 | 5 to 6 p.m. EST

Hyperconnectivity and the COVID-19 pandemic offer a unique opportunity to redesign the world to take humanity to the next level. How can this be done with the planet and its people at the centre? In this event, hear from Sam Pitroda, an internationally renowned policymaker who had a large role in laying the foundation of India’s technology revolution in the 1980s. Pitroda speaks with Rotman Prof. Partha Mohanram about his new book, Redesign the World.

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Paul Klein on 'Change for Good'

April 6, 2022 | 5 to 6 p.m. EST

More than ever, customers, shareholders and communities demand that companies do good, do more and do better. In a new book, Paul Klein reflects on his 35 years of experience helping businesses solve social problems — and benefit from doing so. Tune in as he speaks with Rotman Vice-Dean Kenneth Corts about how companies can collaborate with people with lived experience of social problems to bring promising solutions to life.

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Jessica Nordell on 'The End of Bias: A Beginning'

April 12, 2022 | 5 to 6 p.m. EST

We see unconscious bias and discrimination everywhere — in the workplace, medicine, education, policing and beyond. What does the research say about changing people’s minds, hearts and behaviours to uproot prejudices? Join science and culture journalist Jessica Nordell in conversation with Rotman Prof. Sonia Kang, as they discuss Nordell’s new book, The End of Bias: A Beginning: The Science and Practice of Overcoming Unconscious Bias.

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A New Way to Think with Roger L. Martin

April 26, 2022 | 5 to 6 p.m. EST

Think of Roger Martin’s new book as the ultimate guide to strategy and management essentials. Over a stellar career, including serving the Rotman School as Dean from 1998 to 2013, Martin has advised CEOs of some of the world’s most successful companies, including Procter & Gamble, Lego and Ford. In this virtual event, Martin sits down with Elena Cherney from The Wall Street Journal to discuss his latest business insights. Rotman Dean Susan Christoffersen will present opening and closing remarks.

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AI Hype Cycle: Taking Stock of Where We Are

April 27, 2022 | 8:30 to 10 a.m. EST

Has the hype around AI already passed? In this free virtual panel, hear from AI experts in finance, insurance, supply chain and startups about the trends they’re seeing now. Joining moderator and Rotman Adjunct Prof. Brian Keng (Research Director, Borealis AI) are Waleed Ayoub (SVP of Solutions R&D, Kinaxis), Foteini Agrafioti (Chief Science Officer, RBC and Head of Borealis AI), Rotman Prof. Avi Goldfarb (Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare) and Nicholas Howard (SVP Technology, Assurance IQ).

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Emotion By Design - Creative Leadership Lessons from a Life at Nike

April 28, 2022 | 5 to 6 p.m. EST

What makes Nike’s brand resonate with millions of people around the world? Hear from Nike’s former Chief Marketing Officer Greg Hoffman, who released a book Emotion by Design, an insider’s guide to building stronger emotional connections with consumers. He speaks with Rotman Assistant Professor Angèle Beausoleil, academic director of the Business Design Initiative at Rotman.

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Behavioral Science in the Wild

May 10, 2022 | 5 to 6 p.m. EST

More and more, organizations rely on findings from behavioural science to create accessible products, processes and experiences for consumers. Nina Mažar (Professor of Marketing, Questrom School of Business) and Rotman Prof. Dilip Soman (Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Science and Economics) share insights from their new book, Behavioral Science in the Wild. Tune into a conversation with Angela Duckworth, founder and CEO of Character Lab.

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