Professor Mohanbir Sawhney
Director of the Center for Research in Technology & Innovation
Chair of Technology, Kellogg School of Management

We are delighted to have globally recognized leader in technology, analytics and innovation, Professor Mohan Sawhney, join Kellogg and Wharton alum in PE & VC for a candid and insightful discussion about the impact of technology on investing.  Sawhney is a Wharton alumni, 3-time author, honored researcher and Kellogg Professor.  Seating for this event will be limited to allow for greater engagement with Professor Sawhney.

Professor Sawhney will offer insight into key themes around how tech is impacting investments across all industries while allowing ample time for engaging with members:

- Current market, key tech trends and drivers (mobility, IoT, AI/Machine Learning, Blockchain, robotic process automation, etc.)

- How tech is driving disruption across industries like retail, transportation, financial services and healthcare

- Parse out what's real and what’s not, what’s imminent and what’s not

- Discuss his opinions on timing of investment bets on incumbents as well as disruptors

- Offer some ideas on where FANG may be headed in terms of valuation and investing

Following his presentation, we'll host a fireside chat to afford engagement with the alumni and allow for ample Q&A. We'll conclude the evening with a cocktail reception and networking for alumni.

Seating for this event will be limited to maximize engagement/discussion.


Thursday, October 11, 2018

5:30 Registration

6:00 - 7:00 PM Program & Fireside Chat

7:00 - 8:00 PM Cocktail Reception


Offices of Madison Dearborn, Chicago, IL


Free to KFN Members investing PE, VC and LP investments (including family offices)

Save on the Bundle: $85 includes Membership + Event



More About Our Speaker:

Mohanbir Sawhney is the McCormick Tribune Professor of Technology, the Director of the Center for Research in Technology Innovation and the Chairman of the Technology Industry Management Program at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Prof. Sawhney is a globally recognized scholar, teacher, advisor and speaker in strategic marketing, technology marketing and e-business strategy. His research and teaching interests include collaborative marketing with customers, IT and business value, technology-enabled business transformation and business innovation in large companies. He has been widely recognized as a thought leader. Business Week named him as one of the 25 most influential people in e-Business. Crain’s Chicago Business named him a member of “40 under 40”, a select group of young business leaders in the Chicago area. He is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum.

Prof. Sawhney is the co-author of three books – The Seven Steps to Nirvana: Strategic Insights into eBusiness Transformation, Techventure: New Rules for Value and Profit from Silicon Valley, and Kellogg on Technology Innovation. He has also co-authored PhotoWars, a strategy simulation game. His research has been published in leading journals like California Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Interactive Marketing, Management Science, Marketing Science, MIT Sloan Management Review, and Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. He has also written several influential trade articles in publications like the Financial Times, CIO Magazine, and Business 2.0. He has won several awards for his teaching and research, including the 2001 Accenture Award for the best paper published in California Management Review in 2000 and the Outstanding Professor of the Year at Kellogg in 1998.

More About Mohanbir…

Prof. Sawhney advises and speaks to Global 2000 firms and governments worldwide. His speaking and consulting clients include ABN-AMRO Bank, Accenture, ADP Dealer Services, Bank of America, Bell Canada, Boeing, Choice Hotels, Dell, Deloitte Consulting, Denstu, Dow Chemical Company, Eli Lilly, Ericsson, Estee Lauder, General Mills, Goldman Sachs Group, Hallmark, Honeywell, IBM Consulting Services, Infosys, Kraft Foods, Microsoft, Motorola, NCR Teradata, Nomura Research Institute, Rockwell Automation, Sears Roebuck Company, Stena AB, Telemar, Thomson Corporation and USA Networks. He has also advised the Governments of Oman, Punjab, and Andhra Pradesh on e-Government strategy. He also serves on the boards and advisory boards of several technology startup companies.

Prof. Sawhney holds a Ph.D. in marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania a Master’s degree in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.