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Rethinking Financial Services

Rethinking Financial Services with Harvard Business School Professor

Breakfast Buzz, hosted by FinTech Hive, creates a monthly forum that stimulates and encourages discussions on the latest FinTech trends and developments. If you want to be kept well informed, enlightened and up to speed on what’s new in the world of financial technology, join us in hearing insights from industry leaders and share your views with members from our ecosystem.

The sixth edition of the Breakfast Buzz will focus on rethinking Financial Services, brought to you by Dr. Karim Lakhani, Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. 


11:30   Registration & coffee

11:45   Welcome and Introduction - by Raja Al Mazrouei, Executive Vice President at FinTech Hive

11:50   Case Study: Ant Financial - by Karim Lakhani, Professor at HBS

12:30   Q&A Panel

13:00   End


Karim R. Lakhani is the Charles E. Wilson Professor of Business Administration and the Dorothy and Michael Hintze Fellow at the Harvard Business School. He is the founder and co-director of the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard, the principal investigator of the NASA Tournament Laboratory at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and the faculty co-founder of the Harvard Business School Digital Initiative. He specializes in technology management and innovation. His research examines crowd-based innovation models and the digital transformation of companies and industries. Lakhani is known for his pioneering scholarship on how communities and contests can be designed and managed to achieve innovative outcomes. He has partnered with NASA, Topcoder, and the Harvard Medical School to conduct field experiments on the design of crowd innovation programs. His research on digital transformation has shown the importance of data and analytics as drivers of business and operating model transformation and source of competitive advantage. He serves on the Board of Directors of Mozilla Corporation and Local Motors.

We look forward to seeing you there!