Keynote speakers

Keynote Speaker on November 10, 2022

Jamie D. Prenkert
Executive Associate Dean for Faculty and Research

Charles M. Hewitt Professor
Professor of Business Law
Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington

Jamie Prenkert is the Executive Associate Dean for Faculty and Research and holds the Charles M. Hewitt Professorship at the Kelley School of Business. Dean Prenkert has served in many leadership roles at Indiana University Bloomington, including Associate Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Associate Dean of Academics, and chair of the Department of Business Law & Ethics at the Kelley School. He is a Faculty Male Advocate for Equity with the Center of Excellence for Women & Technology and the Immediate Past President of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. He has won many awards for his teaching and research, which focuses on issues of employment discrimination and human rights obligations of transnational corporations.

Dean Prenkert is the lead coauthor of a prominent business law/legal environment of business textbook, Business Law: The Global, Ethical, and Digital Environment, currently in its 18th Edition. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses, both in residence and online, focusing on the legal environment of business, employment law, law for entrepreneurs, business and human rights, and critical thinking and leadership.

Prior to joining Kelley in 2002, Dean Prenkert was a senior trial attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He also practiced with the law firm of Baker & Daniels in Indianapolis. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a B.A., summa cum laude with honors, in political science from Anderson University.

César A. Hidalgo
Center for Collective Learning,
Universities of Toulouse, Manchester, & Harvard

César A. Hidalgo is a Chilean-Spanish-American scholar known for his contributions to economic complexity, data visualization, and applied artificial intelligence.

Hidalgo leads the Center for Collective Learning at the Artificial and Natural Intelligence Institute (ANITI) of the University of Toulouse. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Manchester and a Visiting Professor at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Between 2010 and 2019 Hidalgo led MIT’s Collective Learning group. Prior to working at MIT, Hidalgo was a research fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Hidalgo is also a founder of Datawheel, an award winning company specialized in the creation of data distribution and visualization systems. He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor in Physics from Universidad Católica de Chile.

Hidalgo’s contributions have been recognized with numerous awards, including the 2018 Lagrange Prize and three Webby Awards. Hidalgo’s is also the author of dozens of peer-reviewed papers and of three books: Why Information Grows (Basic Books, 2015), The Atlas of Economic Complexity (MIT Press, 2014), and How Humans Judge Machines (MIT Press, 2021).