Join Peter Weill for a book talk with author Sinan Aral:
Peter Weill and Sinan Aral will discuss Sinan’s new book, The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health—and How We Must Adapt (available on September 15). Sinan is the director of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) and will help us take stock of social media’s ascendance and provide clear-eyed prescriptions for how we can protect ourselves and democracy from fake news deception and social media manipulation.
As a special bonus, MIT CISR will send a free copy of Sinan’s book to the first 250 people who register for this webinar and provide their mailing address.
GUEST: SINAN ARAL
Sinan Aral is a scientist, entrepreneur and investor. He is the David Austin Professor of Management at MIT, Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) and a founding partner at Manifest Capital. He was the Chief Scientist at SocialAmp (until its sale to Merkle in 2012) and at Humin (until its sale to Tinder in 2016). He currently serves on the Advisory Boards of the Alan Turing Institute, the British National Institute for Data Science in London, the Centre for Responsible Media Technology and Innovation in Bergen, Norway and C6 Bank, one of the first all-digital banks of Brazil.
HOST: PETER WEILL
Peter Weill is Chairman and Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). Peter joined the faculty of the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2000 as director of MIT CISR, of which he became chairman in 2008. Peter’s current responsibilities include the globalization of MIT CISR’s research and sponsorship base and engagement with senior executive teams. Peter’s award-winning books, articles, and case studies have been published by Harvard Business School Press, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The European Business Review.
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Organized By: MIT Center for Information Systems Research