About the Meeting

Advanced Practices Council members will gather at Le Meridien Cambridge MIT on 
June 13 and 14 to explore strategies for transforming their organizations. Many of the sessions will be led by Harvard Business School and MIT professors. The meeting will also include a visit to Boston's emerging technology ecosystem as well as the MIT Media Lab.

Topics and speakers include:

  • Amy Edmondson (Harvard Business School) - Building a learning organization
  • Frank Cespedes (Harvard Business School) - strategy, sales, growth and the business model
  • Thomas Malone (MIT) - power of people and computers thinking together
  • Gabriel Piccoli (Louisiana State University) and Federico Pigni (Grenoble Ecole de Management) - Digital twinning
  • Discussions with key members of the Boston tech community
  • Tour of MIT Media Lab


  AGENDA    Full Meeting agenda will be posted when it is finalized

  Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Thursday, June 14, 2018  
7:30 AM Continental breakfast 7:30 AM Continental breakfast
  8:00 AM Introductions, round table 8:00 AM Building a learning organization (Amy Edmondson)  
9:45 AM Digital twinning (Gabe Piccoli and Federico Pigni) 9:20 AM The power of teaming (Amy Edmondson)
  11:30 AM Member debrief 10:30 AM Strategy, sales, growth and the business model (Frank Cespedes)  
12:00 PM Lunch 12:30 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Power of people and computers thinking together (Thomas Malone) 1:30 PM MIT Tours and briefings including MIT Design, MIT Infinite Corridor, MIT Computer Science and AI Lab
  3:15 PM Member debrief 4:30 PM Close  
  3:30 PM Member sharing      
  5:00 PM  Close for the day      
  6:00 PM Cocktails and dinner      





Frank Cespedes
Harvard Business School

Amy Edmondson
Harvard Business School

Thomas Malone


Gabe Piccoli
Louisiana State University

Federico Pigni
Grenoble Ecole de Management




Le Meridien Cambridge MIT 
20 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 577-0200

We have secured a special room rate of $369 (plus taxes) for our meeting attendees. To reserve a room click the Room Reservations button. 


If you are an Advanced Practices Council member register for the meeting by clicking the Register Now button below.

If you are not a member, but would like to attend as a guest, please contact Program Director Madeline Weiss. A limited number of guest spots are available. 



Madeline Weiss, Ph.D.
Program Director
(301) 229-8062

Richard Watson, Ph.D.
Research Director
(706) 542-3706

Vincenzo Nelli
Program Manager
(856) 380-6827

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