Wharton Stories: Technology

At the competition kick-off in September, Penn researchers and last year’s Y-Prize runner-up spoke on new inventions, taking the innovative approach, and why participation matters.

Y-Prize Calls On Entrepreneurs to Reimagine Nature-Inspired Tech

Wall Street veteran and Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat, WG’87, shares four lessons from the global financial crisis that she says are “relevant today for all industries.”

The 4 Lessons Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat Learned from the Financial Crisis

Shivaraman (Shiva) Ramachandran, WG’18, used the Wharton MBA Program for Executives to hone his leadership skills and transition into hardware business operations at payment processing and point-of-sale solutions company Square.

From Technologist to Business Operations Leader: How This EMBA Alum Used Wharton’s Executive Coaching and Feedback Program to Make the Transition

Last semester, four undergraduate Wharton Social Impact Initiative Fellows dove into WIRED, a first-of-its-kind impact investing database.

Social Impact Fellows Examine the Ins and Outs of Impact Investing

Here’s how Alana Hewitt, WG’19, uses Wharton’s curriculum and Scale School to benefit intrapreneurship at Amazon, which she calls “a company of 1,000 startups.”

How This EMBA Student Is Bringing Wharton Insights Back to Amazon

U.S. Air Force Director of Cyberspace Innovation Lauren Knausenberger, WG’12, made the transition from government contractor to entrepreneur to one of the youngest senior executives at the Pentagon.

How This EMBA Alumna Is Sparking Innovation in the U.S. Air Force

When San Francisco student Chad Liu helped welcome the East Coast EMBA class to the West Coast campus for Marketing Week, he strengthened his connections to the second network of classmates he interacts with as part of Wharton’s bicoastal program.

How This Student is Using Wharton’s Bicoastal EMBA Program to Expand His Network

The new Wharton Coding Club brings MBAs of all backgrounds together to explore software engineering, polishing leadership and teamwork skills along the way.

This Coding Club Is Demystifying Tech for MBAs

AlphaSense cofounder Jack Kokko, WG’08 talks with Karl Ulrich about how his days as an analyst—and as a Wharton Executive MBA student—inspired him to create an intelligent search engine for business.

AlphaSense: An Intelligent Search Engine for Business

To Tian Pei, WG’18, co-founder and president of Penn’s first cross-campus VR/AR organization, virtual and augmented realities are the future – they are also her solution to balancing creativity and tech in her own career.

Making Virtual a Reality: How This MBA’s Vision Brought VR/AR to Wharton