The Business of Social: Engagement, Collaboration and Innovation

Britt Technology Impact Series


The Britt Technology Impact Series (BTIS) provides MBA candidates and the Tuck and Dartmouth communities with insights into how changes in technology affect individuals, impact enterprises and reshape industries. The series explores a different theme each academic year through events including panel discussions with industry leaders, one-on-one meetings with executives and academic seminars. At year-end, the center produces an overview of the findings that gives students unique perspectives on relevant business and technology issues. This program is made possible by a generous donation from Glenn Britt, Chairman & CEO of Time Warner Cable. The 2013-14 Britt Technology Impact Series is examining how the physical world is becoming fully embedded with technology in a series titled, The Internet of You: Better Living Through Connectivity.

Past series have looked at big data, cloud computing, social technology, mobillity, video and web 2.0Experience Past Overviews and Learn More.

  • War Stories: Big Banks, Big Data & the Internet of Things Photo

    War Stories: Big Banks, Big Data & the Internet of Things

    April 29, 2014 • Noon • Frantz Classroom • Byrne Classroom Level

    Stuart Cornew T'84 is the co-founder of AnswerMine Group LLC, a data-mining and consulting technology company specializing in building forecasting and segmentation models for successful application across a myriad of industry segments. He will visit Tuck to share IoT war stories gained over years over working with data, IoT and the financial services industry. More ›

  • Nest Labs Photo

    Nest Labs

    April 10, 2014 • Tuck School of Business

    Jonathan Crimins, Partner Development Manager at Nest Labs, videoconferenced with Center MBA Fellows. More ›

  • Tech Triage: Health Care’s New Network Photo

    Tech Triage: Health Care’s New Network

    April 7, 2014 • Tuck School of Business

    Our exploration of the collision of technology and health focused on how the emergence of new technologies such as personal genetic testing, wearable health and fitness devices, automated health monitoring, decision support services, and Big Data analytics will change the face of medicine as we know it. We welcomed UnitedHealth Group's Chief Marketing, Product and Innovation Officer, Yasmine Winkler, athenahealth's Lindsey Baron and Founder/CEO of WiserTogether, Shub Debgupta to Tuck to discuss the implications of these technologies.  More ›

  • The Internet of You: The Connected Home Photo

    The Internet of You: The Connected Home

    February 13, 2014 • Tuck School of Business

    At this year’s Tech@Tuck, panelists from Time Warner Cable, iControl and EnergyHub explored the technology driving the connected home and the implications of connecting all aspects of our home lives. More ›

  • DOT.COMA: The Digital Downside to Knowing Your Customer Photo

    DOT.COMA: The Digital Downside to Knowing Your Customer

    October 10, 2013 • Tuck School of Business

    As Buxton’s vice president of marketing and business development, Chris Briggs oversees marketing and business intelligence efforts and gives direction on the company’s overall growth strategy. Chris spoke about challenges in the networked economy. More ›

  • Technologists at the Gate: How Smart Devices are Taking Over the Enterprise Photo

    Technologists at the Gate: How Smart Devices are Taking Over the Enterprise

    September 25, 2013 • Tuck School of Business

    Christopher Mines, SVP of Business Technology Futures at Forrester Research Inc. is a member of Forrester's Business Technology Futures team, which serves CIOs and their business partners by predicting the long-term business impact of information technology. He visited Tuck to discuss the explosion of IP-enabled products and services in the enterprise. More ›

  • Tipping The Scale: Google & The Future Of Big Data Photo

    Tipping The Scale: Google & The Future Of Big Data

    May 23, 2013 • Tuck School of Business

    Google's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Patrick Pichette, visited Tuck to discuss big data. More ›

  • Big Data Startups: Small Operations, Large Impact Photo

    Big Data Startups: Small Operations, Large Impact

    May 1, 2013 • Tuck School of Business

    Andy Palmer T'94 is a serial entrepreneur who specializes in accelerating the foundation and growth of early-stage, mission-driven companies. He came to Tuck to discuss big data and startups. More ›

  • Critical Care: Prescriptions For Marketing With Big Data Photo

    Critical Care: Prescriptions For Marketing With Big Data

    March 6, 2013 • Tuck School of Business

    Robert Mead, SVP of Marketing at Aetna and Michael Palmer, Head of Innovation at Aetna visited Tuck to discuss the use of big data and marketing. More ›

  • Big Data In The Driver’s Seat: Revving Up The Auto Industry Photo

    Big Data In The Driver’s Seat: Revving Up The Auto Industry

    February 21, 2013 • Tuck School of Business

    Dr. John Ginder is the Manager of Systems Analytics and Environmental Services at one of the world's most data-driven and data-rich companies -- Ford. He visited Tuck to discuss how this U.S. automaker is using big data analytics for real-world growth and the possibilities big data presents for the future. More ›

  • Getting To Know You: Big Brands & Big Data Photo

    Getting To Know You: Big Brands & Big Data

    February 7, 2013 • Tuck School of Business • TECH@TUCK

    This year's Tech@Tuck event focused on the advent and explosion of big data with visitors from Bluefly, Caesars Entertainment, Nordstrom, MasterCard Advisors and Quidsi (an Amazon Company.) More ›

  • Hollywood’s Rising Star: Turning Data into Dollars Photo

    Hollywood’s Rising Star: Turning Data into Dollars

    November 8, 2012 • Tuck School of Business

    Rentrak Corporation is an industry-advancing media measurement and research company, providing content measurement, analytical services and unique insight to the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry. David Chemerow T’75, CFO and COO at Rentrak, spoke about the vast amounts of data involved in Rentrak's operations and business model. More ›

  • Digital Donkeys & Electronic Elephants: Campaigning with Big Data Photo

    Digital Donkeys & Electronic Elephants: Campaigning with Big Data

    October 26, 2012 • Tuck School of Business

    Presented as part of Tuck's student-run "Trends in Technology" Conference; this panel discussed the massive role of big data in politics. Participants included Chris Kelly, Former Chief Privacy Officer at Facebook (shown here,) Nate Murphy, Election Center Manager at NationBuilder,  Tom Buxton, Chairman of Buxton and Joseph Bafumi, Associate Professor of Government at Dartmouth College. More ›

  • Big Data: The Information Explosion That Will Reshape Our World Photo

    Big Data: The Information Explosion That Will Reshape Our World

    September 18, 2012 • Tuck School of Business

    Mike Gualtieri, principal analyst at Forrester, looked at what is driving exponential growth in information and what it means for consumers and enterprises. More ›

  • Ahead in the Cloud: Thriving in the Marketplace of Tomorrow Photo

    Ahead in the Cloud: Thriving in the Marketplace of Tomorrow

    May 3, 2012 • Tuck Campus

    The CDS was pleased to welcome Bill McDermott, Co-CEO and Executive Board Member of SAP AG, back to Tuck to discuss cloud computing.     More ›

  • Distribution Models in the Cloud Photo

    Distribution Models in the Cloud

    March 30, 2012 • Tuck Campus

    In conjunction with the Tech Club's symposium, this panel looked at distribution models in cloud computing. Participants included Blair Westlake, Corporate VP of Media & Entertainment, Microsoft Corp; Justin Connolly, ESPN & Disney Media Networks and Aljit J. Joy SVP, Comcast Innovation Labs. More ›

  • Innovation On Demand: The Promise of Cloud Computing Photo

    Innovation On Demand: The Promise of Cloud Computing

    February 15, 2012 • Tuck Campus • TECH@TUCK

    This year's Tech@Tuck welcomed guests from Amazon, AT&T, Cognitive Electronics, Google and IBM for a close look at the possibilities, problems and promises of cloud computing. Particpants included Peter Vosshall D'92, VP & Distinguished Engineer at Amazon.com; Steven Caniano, VP, Hosting & Cloud Services at AT&T Business Solutions and Tom Mills, Global Director, Enterprise Education at Google. More ›

  • The Fog of War: Security and Cloud Computing Photo

    The Fog of War: Security and Cloud Computing

    November 29, 2011 •Tuck Campus

    The CDS welcomed Enrique Salem, President and CEO of Symantec, to Tuck for a closer look at security in the cloud. More ›

  • Maps, Spies and Commerce: Elevating Satellite Imagery with Cloud Computing Photo

    Maps, Spies and Commerce: Elevating Satellite Imagery with Cloud Computing

    November 17, 2011 • Tuck Campus

    Yancey L. Spruill T'97, CFO at DigitalGlobe, visits Tuck to talk about managing large amounts of data and enormous files in the cloud. More ›

  • CIOs in the Cloud: Pinning Down Risks and Rewards Photo

    CIOs in the Cloud: Pinning Down Risks and Rewards

    October 17, 2011 • Tuck Campus

    Three top CIOs from Nestlé, Hilti and Bechtel shared their perspectives on cloud computing including security concerns and business opportunities. Shown left: Hilti's CIO, Martin PetryMore ›

  • Up in the Air: The Rise of Cloud Computing Photo

    Up in the Air: The Rise of Cloud Computing

    September 23, 2011 • Tuck Campus

    Peter DeSantis, the VP of Amazon Web Services and General Manager of Amazon EC2, visited Tuck to discuss cloud computing. More ›

  • Social Living in the Cloud - Tuck Alumni Panels Photo

    Social Living in the Cloud - Tuck Alumni Panels

    August 9, 2011 • San Francisco, CA • Portland, OR • Seattle, WA

    "Social Living in the Cloud" Tuck Alumni Panels Moderated by Professor Eric Johnson. Participants included executives from Facebook, Nike, EMC, Rhapsody, Cisco Systems, Emergence Capital Partners, Ariba and Rentrak. More ›

  • Strategy & Innovation in Social Marketing Photo

    Strategy & Innovation in Social Marketing

    May 16, 2011 • Tuck Campus

    John Bell, Global Managing Director, 360° Digital Influence (shown here) and Lou Aversano, Worldwide Managing Director, IBM Brand Services, Ogilvy Worldwide, visited Tuck to discuss how companies are leveraging social technologies to increase brand loyalty and market share. Moderated by Professor Kopalle. More ›

  • Corp Comm in the Age of Facebook Photo

    Corp Comm in the Age of Facebook

    May 9, 2011 • Tuck Campus

    This panel of leading industry executives discussed the changing landscape of corporate communications with regards to the vast reach and adoption of social technologies. Moderated by Professor Paul A. Argenti. Panelists included Alex Dudley, VP, Public Relations, Time Warner Cable Inc., and Rod Thorn, Director of Communications at PepsiCo. More ›

  • Necessary Measures: The ROI of Social Technology Photo

    Necessary Measures: The ROI of Social Technology

    April 20, 2011 • Tuck Campus

    Linda Abraham, CMO & EVP of Global Development at comScore, visited Tuck to discuss the business side of social analytics. More ›

  • ProfitVille: The Business of Social Gaming Photo

    ProfitVille: The Business of Social Gaming

    April 1, 2011 • Tuck Campus

    As part of BTIS and the Media, Sports & Entertainment Symposium titled, "The State of Media in 2011," this panel discussed the business side of social gaming. Participants included Steve Cassavant T’05, VP, Strategy & Business Development, IGN Entertainment and Chris Mahl, SVP and Chief Brand Alchemist, SCVNGR, shown here and Teemu Huuhtanen, EVP Business Development and Communications, North America, Sulake Inc. This discussion was moderated by Prof. Eric Johnson. More ›

  • Avatars in the Boardroom: A Virtual Revolution in Workplace Collaboration Photo

    Avatars in the Boardroom: A Virtual Revolution in Workplace Collaboration

    February 24, 2011 • Tuck Campus

    John Lester, Director of Community Development at ReactionGrid, spoke at Tuck on the power and reach of virtual collaboration as part of the Britt Technology Impact Series.  More ›

  • Social & The Enterprise Photo

    Social & The Enterprise

    January 13, 2011 • Tuck Campus • TECH@TUCK

    The 2011 Tech@Tuck event is titled, "The Business of Social: Engagement, Innovation and Collaboration." The Tech@Tuck panel discussion focused on social technology and the enterprise. This panel included Sam Howe, CMO at Time Warner Cable and Ben Edwards, VP, Digital Strategy and Development at IBM. More ›

  • Managing in the Age of the Empowered Customer Photo

    Managing in the Age of the Empowered Customer

    December 2, 2010 • Tuck Campus
    Speaker: Josh Bernoff, SVP, Idea Development, Forrester Research

    This discussion considered how the real time web has effected identity, communication flows and immediacy. Josh Bernoff, SVP of Idea Development at Forrester Research and co-author of the books, "Groundswell," and "Empowered" delivered this talk. More ›

  • Customer Engagement in the New Social World Photo

    Customer Engagement in the New Social World

    November 16, 2010 • Tuck Campus

    Business experts from world renowned companies and agencies came together to discuss the exciting state of engaging customers in this new social landscape. We were pleased to host this panel including: Kyle Keogh T'99, Director of Sales Strategy and Planning at Google; Collin Douma, VP of Social Media at Proximity BBDO and Doug Neil, SVP of New Media at Universal Pictures. John F. Marshall, Senior Partner and Director of Brand Strategy at Lippincott moderated the panel. More ›

  • Cloud Computing and the Future of Social Media Photo

    Cloud Computing and the Future of Social Media

    October 14, 2010 • Tuck Campus

     Mark Dickey, SVP at Salesforce.com Foundation, spoke with attendants about Salesforce.com Foundation's new social product called Chatter and answered questions about cloud computing and its impact on today's business world. More ›

  • Mobile Future: Infrastructure, Enterprise, Commerce Panel Photo

    Mobile Future: Infrastructure, Enterprise, Commerce Panel

    April 28, 2010 • Tuck Campus

    Four industry experts came to Tuck to consider the vast possibilities in the current and future mobile marketplace. Participations included Perry LaForge T'04, Founder, Executive Director and Chairman, CDMA Development Group; Mike Mulica, CEO, FusionOne; Barry West, Strategic Advisor, Clearwire and the panel was moderated by Mark Lowenstein, Managing Director, Mobile Ecosystem.  More ›

  • Mobile Money: Innovation Ecosystems and Strategy Photo

    Mobile Money: Innovation Ecosystems and Strategy

    April 21, 2010 • Tuck Campus

    Associate Professor of Business Administration at Tuck, Ron Adner, moderated a discussion with the EVP and CDO of Nokia, Mary McDowell. The full room of MBA students, Tuck faculty and staff listened to Mary's extensive knowledge surrounding the mobile payments and banking industry. Attendants enjoyed asking Mary direct questions at the end of the session. More ›

  • Mobile Advertising Panel Photo

    Mobile Advertising Panel

    March 31, 2010 • Tuck Campus

    This panel spoke to a full room of students, faculty and staff. Adam Cahill, Senior Vice President, Director of Digital Media, Hill Holiday and Lars Albright, Director, Publisher Partnerships & Alliances, Apple, Inc. were moderated by Carl Howe, Director, Anywhere Consumer Research, Yankee Group. Successful mobile marketing campaigns, possible future mobile marketing capabilities and mobile technology were discussed and attendants asked specific questions following the discussion. More ›

  • Location-Based Services Photo

    Location-Based Services

    March 3, 2010 • Tuck Campus

    Margot Carlson Delogne, Vice President of Global Communications at TeleAtlas, spoke to a full room of Tuck students about mapping, marketing and the technologies of location-based services. More ›

  • Mobile TV Value Chain: Business Models and Monetizing 3G Panel Photo

    Mobile TV Value Chain: Business Models and Monetizing 3G Panel

    February 24, 2010 • Tuck Campus

    This panel of highly experienced executives came together to discuss the challenges of monetizing digital content as well as the diverse landscape of business models in the current mobile TV marketplace. Participants included Dan York, Executive Vice President, Content, AT&T; Jonathan Barzilay, Senior Vice President, Programming & Advertising, FLO TV/Qualcomm; Matt Murphy, Senior Vice President, Digital Video Distribution, Disney & ESPN, Media Networks and was moderated by Alva Taylor, Associate Professor, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.  More ›

  • Mobile Strategy, Technology, Entertainment and Innovation Photo

    Mobile Strategy, Technology, Entertainment and Innovation

    January 13, 2010 • Tuck Campus • TECH@TUCK

    Industry experts, business leaders, academics and vendors gathered to discuss mobile strategy. The panel was a strategic conversation on 2010's theme of Mobile Technology. Participants included Terry Kramer, Regional President of Vodafone Americas; Kevin Bradshaw, CEO of buzzd; Mark Vandenbrink, VP of Technology Solutions, Samsung and was moderated by Emily Nagle Green, President and CEO of Yankee Group. More ›

  • Video Content Distribution and Monetization Photo

    Video Content Distribution and Monetization

    April 22, 2009

    Three top media executives from NBC Universal, MTV and WMUR-TV wrapped up this year’s Speaker Series with a provocative discussion about the monetization of video content as part of this year's BTIS focus on video. The three professionals participated in a lively discussion experienced by a full room of MBA students. More ›

  • The Monetization of Mobile Content Photo

    The Monetization of Mobile Content

    April 15, 2009

    Executives from Quattro Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications dicuss the challenges of delivering mobile content. More ›

  • Video and the Value Chain Photo

    Video and the Value Chain

    February 18, 2009

    Bob Zitter, EVP, Technology and CTO, Home Box Office and Jonathan Hurd, Director, Altman Vilarie & Co., visited Tuck to discuss video and the value chain.   More ›

  • Entrepreneurship & Video: The Future of Search Photo

    Entrepreneurship & Video: The Future of Search

    February 4, 2009

    Suranga Chandratillake, CEO of blinkx, an international expert on video search and the convergence of Web and TV visited Tuck. He founded blinkx, which is considered a leader in video search, in 2004. The company went public on the London Stock Exchange in 2007. Chandratillake has been recognized as one of the top 10 leaders in Science and Innovation by The Observer's Future 500 list. More ›

  • Google TV Ads Photo

    Google TV Ads

    January 14, 2009

    Keval Desai, Director of Product Management at Google, presented an inside view of Google's new TV ad business on January 14, 2009. He walked students through a demonstration of how easy it is for anyone to place an ad on television using Google's new service. Since joining the company in 2003, Keval has managed products in Google's Ads and Syndication businesses. Currently, Keval leads Google's efforts in TV Ads. More ›

  • VIDEO: Winning the Battle for People, Platforms & Profits Photo

    VIDEO: Winning the Battle for People, Platforms & Profits

    January 14, 2009 Tuck Campus • TECH@TUCK

    Students, faculty and community members gathered at Tuck to gain insights and information from top industry executives. The panelists discussed how consumers are driving their companies to offer dynamic content on multiple platforms including mobile devices, conventional television and online. More ›

  • Video on Demand: Personalization of TV Photo

    Video on Demand: Personalization of TV

    December 3, 2008

    Yvette Kanouff, chief strategy officer at SeaChange Intl., spoke to a full house regarding the personalization of TV. More ›

  • VIDEO: An Industry Overview Photo

    VIDEO: An Industry Overview

    November 12, 2008

    James McQuivey, VP of Forrester Research, spoke at Tuck. He kicked off the 2008-2009 Britt Technology Impact Series, sponsored by Glenn Britt (T'72), CEO of Time Warner Cable. The BTIS has additional funding from IBM. More ›

  • Beyond Web 2.0 Photo

    Beyond Web 2.0

    April 23, 2008

    An off-the-record look at emerging technologies, venture capitalism, and entrepreneurship was enjoyed by participants and attendants. Questions covered include: How are companies looking to invest in emerging technologies identifying and evaluating new prospects? How are entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-turned-investors working together? More ›

  • Web 2.0 and Career Management Photo

    Web 2.0 and Career Management

    April 8, 2008

    How is Web 2.0 changing the way individuals manage their professional identities? How will it impact the way companies recruit and identify potential talent? The Director of Marketing at LinkedIn, Surya Yalamanchili, spoke directly with Tuck students about managing careers given today's internet tools.   More ›

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  • Web 2.0 and Customer Collaboration and Marketing Photo

    Web 2.0 and Customer Collaboration and Marketing

    March 26, 2008

    How is Web 2.0 changing the way companies engage and collaborate with customers? Jason Thalappillil from Pepsi spoke with Tuck students about his extensive experience with web 2.0.   Experience Jason Thalappillil's RadioTuck interview here. More ›

  • Web 2.0 and Discovery and Sharing Photo

    Web 2.0 and Discovery and Sharing

    December 3, 2007

    How is Web 2.0 changing consumers' relationship to content? How do they find it, share it, contribute to it? Kerry Vance D'98 and PR Manager at Joost visited Tuck to discuss these questions. The full room of participants enjoyed her talk and were invited to ask their own questions. More ›

  • Web 2.0 and Innovation Photo

    Web 2.0 and Innovation

    October 9, 2007

    This discusson focused on how companies are applying Web 2.0 strategies to innovate with partners and customers.    More ›


Past Series

Information Overload: Capitalizing on Big Data Thumb Ahead in the Cloud: The Impact of On Demand Software, Storage and Services Thumb The Business of Social: Engagement, Innovation & Collaboration Thumb Mobile Strategy: Technology, Entertainment and Innovation Thumb Video: Winning the Battle for People, Platforms & Profits Thumb

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Britt Technology Impact Series

The Britt Technology Impact Series (BTIS) is a program of MBA-facing initiatives including panels and conferences, Tech@Tuck events, industry speakers and academic seminars focused on a yearly theme, illuminating the impact of a technology on individuals and enterprises. At the end of each year, the Center produces an overview to summarize learning from the various events and providing students with tangible perspectives on the relevant business and technology issues.

This program is made possible by a generous donation from Glenn Britt, Chairman, President and CEO of Time Warner Cable. Mr. Britt is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Tuck School of Business.


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