Arun Sundararajan (March 19, 2015)

Professor and Sharing Economy Expert, New York University

Arun Sundararajan is Professor and NEC Faculty Fellow at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He also heads the Social Cities Initiative at NYU’s Center for Urban Science+Progress, and is an affiliated faculty member at NYU’s Center for Data Science. Professor Sundararajan’s research program studies how digital technologies transform business and society. He has published in numerous scientific journals and has given more than 200 conference and invited presentations internationally. His research has been recognized by four Best Paper awards, been supported by organizations that include Yahoo!, Microsoft, Google and IBM, and recently profiled by trade publications that include The Atlantic, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fast Company, the Financial Times, Forbes, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Wall Street Journal. He holds degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and the University of Rochester.

1:30 pm The Sharing Economy: What it Means for You (March 19, 2015)

Arun Sundararajan, NYU professor, will tell us how this emerging phenomenon will affect everyday asset‐intensive services, stimulating new consumption, raising productivity and catalyzing individual innovation and entrepreneurship. Listen to Heather Wake, West Coast General Manager for Instacart, discuss how they are leveraging the sharing economy and sophisticated analytics to build a successful business model.

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