Senior Vice Dean Serguei Netessine - Business Model Innovation in Age of AI

Date and Time
Thursday, June 13, 2024
5:15pm— 7:30pm
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Level Onni South Lake Union
110 Boren Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
United States
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Tim Kung


Join us for a mixer and talk with Senior Vice Dean Serguei Netessine.

Part of the Senior Leadership team at Wharton, Prof. Netessine is Senior Vice Dean for Innovation and Global Initiatives and Professor at the Operations, Information and Decisions Department.

We are fortunate to have Prof. Netessine based out of Seattle (when not flying back and forth from Philly and beyond). Come and meet Prof. Netessine and connect with fellow Wharton alumni.

Prof. Netessine will give a talk on "Business Model Innovation in the Age of AI," a topic which he also teaches a course on.

Business Model Innovation in the Age of AI

Continuing uncertainty in the business world has accelerated the need for innovation. A convergence of recent events — the pandemic, global supply chain failures, military conflicts, and especially the advent of Large Language Models (such as ChatGPT) — have revealed stark vulnerabilities, gaps, and unprecedented challenges for businesses struggling to keep up with the pace of innovation. In the past, survival has hinged on how quickly a company could adapt, but the cost of innovating is significant in terms of money, time, and risk. To achieve sustainable results, companies will need to deploy a systematic framework for creating profit-generating ideas that leverage existing products, markets, and infrastructure.

Read more via Wharton@Work article.

About Prof. Serguei Netessine 

Prof. Netessine received BS/MS degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology and, after working for Motorola and Lucent Technologies, he also received MS/Ph.D. degrees in Operations Management from the University of Rochester.  

His current research focuses on business model innovation and operational excellence and he worked on these topics with numerous government and Fortune-500 organizations including Federal Aviation Administration (USA), Government of Singapore, Lockheed Martin, Procter & Gamble, McDonald’s, Rolls Royce, Comcast, Expedia, ABB and US Air Force.  He serves on advisory boards of multiple startup companies and he is an active angel investor.

Prof. Netessine also regularly participates in industry and government-organized forums on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, including World Economic Forum in Davos and World Knowledge Forum in Seoul. He was a member of the “Future of the Economy” committee for Singapore Government.



  • 5:15-6:00pm - Arrival and happy hour
  • 6:00-6:45pm - "Business model innovation in the age of AI
  • 6:45-7:30pm - Networking



Level South Lake Union - San Juan Conference Room

From Level main entrance, walk straight and past hotel reception. After reception, conference rooms are located on the right hand side. We'll be in San Juan conference room.


Tickets (to cover facility fees):

  • $15 non-member
  • $10 members



Underground paid parking available.

Paid street parking on Boren or Fairview Ave.

Free parking at Amazon Arizona building across street as well (parking entrance on Thomas St at Boren Ave N).


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Map & Directions

Level Onni South Lake Union

110 Boren Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, United States,
by public transit by car by bike Walking