Looking at the Future of All Business

MEM's fifth annual Industry Night will be highlighted by keynote speaker Dr. Robert Wolcott, Clinical Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.

The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program at Northwestern University is excited to host its fifth annual Industry Night on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The event will be held at the James L. Allen Center on Northwestern's Evanston Campus.

Much like the MEM program itself, Industry Night was launched to bring people together who find themselves at the intersection of engineering and business. The event is open to MEM students, alumni, faculty and invited industry guests.

This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Robert Wolcott, Co-Founder and Chairman of The World Innovation Network (TWIN), and Clinical Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. Wolcott will address "Foresight, Proximity and the Future of All Business," and he will also share insights into how individuals and organizations can build vision as a capability.

Wolcott won Teacher of the Year from Kellogg’s EMBA program in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.  He is also a managing partner with Clareo, a foresight and growth strategy consultancy serving global corporations.

Wolcott follows in a line of past keynote speakers who have bridged the worlds of business and engineering, including:

"We, as a program, have tried to bring in speakers that are connected to MEM or the Chicago innovation/technology scene," said Associate Director Steve Tilley. "Our speakers, in my opinion, have enriched our MEM community with fascinating talks. We as a program look forward to hearing from Dr. Wolcott and learning from his insights."

Industry Night will begin with a networking event, followed by Wolcott's speech. A formal dinner will follow.

The event is sponsored by Chamberlain Group, Chicago Tube and Iron, and Epsilon Economics.