Wharton Global Forum in Sydney | March 7-9 2018

Wharton Global Forum in Sydney | March 7-9 2018


– This is the first time we had the Global Forum
in Australia and it’s so exciting. The Australian community is not very big,
but this opportunity has really given us a chance to rally together. – We’ve been planning this and talking about
it for about 3 years now. We really wanted to use this as an opportunity
to bring the alumni community together. – You get to hear a lot of interesting things
from the leaders of industry and political leaders. – We have a fantastic and very robust alumni
community of just over 300 in all of Australia and we have 460 attendees from all over the
world. – We have headquarters of some large organizations
like Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications carrier. But there’s a chance also to throw a little
bit of fun into it, so in the middle of the day, we went to Taronga Zoo, the world leader
in technology, preservation, and education. Every country has its own take on innovation
and Australia is on different. – The highlight for me was the discussion around
US-China and Australia’s role. To hear the kind of expertise, if you do what I do
for a living, it’s priceless. – The interview between David Gonski and Frank
Lowy was tremendous. Hearing what one of the great Australian entrepreneurs
thought were the important aspects of his success was really special. – I really enjoyed hearing the former Prime
Minister Paul Keating speak. I really enjoyed his perspective about American
foreign policy. – I anticipated that it would be a fantastic
experience, but the opportunity to speak to all of these folks is unparalleled. – You don’t have to have expertise in neuroscience. You can sort of come along for the ride and learn
what you need to know. – It was great to see that what we’re doing
people find accessible and they can apply it in their daily lives. – Wharton always puts on a good party. So I know tonight we’re on the harbor and
it’s going to be an absolute cracker. The chance to be in that setting with another group
of people that I get to meet is great. – You just never know who is going to be here. I’ve met people who are starting businesses. I’ve talked to board members and it’s all
informal. – Everywhere I go in the world, anytime I meet
Wharton people, there’s always an instant connection. – Seeing some friends that I haven’t seen for
a good many years, understand where their thinking is going. Seeing the fireworks on the harbor last night
and reigniting the connections really has been phenomenal. – I’ve been to a lot of the Global Forums and
each one has different and has perspectives and obviously the world changes every year. There’s no other school that really puts the
effort in that Wharton does. – When I first joined Wharton, I knew it was
a great business school. The fact that I’m standing here now a couple
of years later shows how committed they are to lifelong learning. I think it’s such a great thing to be a part of.

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