Boston EdTech Meetup group is partnering with Hult International Business School, in presenting our speaker series featuring Efoso Ojomo co-author of The Prosperity Paradox.
Title of Talk: "The Power of Market-Creating Innovation"
Over the past several decades, trillions of dollars have been spent in an effort to help poor countries develop. Although there has been some progress, many countries that were poor in the 1960s are still poor today. What role does business and innovation play in helping countries prosper? Efosa Ojomo's talk will explore different types of innovation and how a particular type can serve as an engine for sustainable growth and development.
Efosa Ojomo is currently a senior research fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, where he leads the organization’s Global Prosperity research. He works alongside Harvard Business School Professor Clay Christensen in figuring out the best ways to help entrepreneurs, policymakers and development practitioners spur economic prosperity in low- and middle-income countries, and in depressed regions in high-income economies.
His work has been published by the Harvard Business Review, Guardian, Quartz, the World Bank, and he regularly speaks on the topic of innovation and economic development. His most recent book, published alongside Professor Clayton Christensen and Karen Dillon is titled The Prosperity Paradox: How innovation can lift nations out of poverty. (copies of the book will be available for purchase after the event)
Ojomo graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in computer engineering and got his MBA from Harvard Business School.
6:00 – Networking & Food
6:30 – Featured Talk
7:15 – Q&A Session
7:45 - Closing Remarks
8:15 – Networking at Little Lingo
Partners & Sponsors
Special thanks to Hult International Business School for sponsoring the food and hosting the event!
Special thanks to Efosa Ojomo for taking time to join us.