Our third installment of Driven will bring together two industry leaders for a moderated conversation at the Aloft Boston Seaport Hotel. JOHN F. FISH, Chairman and CEO of Suffolk – a leading U.S. contracting firm and architect BJARKE INGELS, founder and creative partner of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), will discuss innovation in architectural design and why it's crucial to "build smart". WBUR’s award-winning journalist and senior correspondent, Bruce Gellerman will lead the evening’s conversation.
John F. Fish Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Suffolk Under John Fish’s leadership, Suffolk has thrived as one of the country’s leading privately held general building contractors. With approximately $3 billion in annual revenue, it ranks 26th on Engineering News-Record’s national list of Top 400 Contractors. A former Chairman of the Board at Boston University, John has ranked #1 among Boston Magazine’s “50 Most Powerful People in Boston” and “Most Admired CEO” by the Boston Business Journal.
Bjarke Ingels Founding Partner and Creative Director, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group Named by Time Magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people, Bjarke Ingels founded BIG in 2005. His New York and Copenhagen-based group of architects, designers, and builders has garnered international acclaim for its innovative, signature projects on four continents. Honored as the Wall Street Journal’s Architecture Innovator of the Year in 2011, Bjarke has taught at Harvard and Yale and excelled as a speaker with TED and the World Economic Forum.
November 1, 2017 - 5pm - Aloft Seaport Hotel, Boston, MA Conversation begins at 5:30pm followed by a networking reception until 7:30pm Open to the public
Several times each year Driven: A Conversation with ...& the Isenberg School of Management will bring seminal business thought leaders together to share insights with Boston’s business community. Driven will draw its speakers from across the business spectrum. Our principal selection criterion: speakers will have excelled as change agents whose ideas are reshaping the landscape of business thought and practice.
As New England’s top-rated public business school, Isenberg is an increasingly valued resource for Boston’s business community. In that role, Driven aspires to catalyze the exchange of innovative ideas and business networking.
For its inaugural event, Isenberg presented Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer and chief scientist at Primary Data. A Silicon Valley icon for more than thirty years, Wozniak co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs in 1976, shaping the computer industry with his design of Apple I and II and influencing the popular Macintosh. In recent years, he has directed his passion for mathematics and electronics toward improving computer capabilities in schools and hands-on learning and creativity among students.