The Digital Business Institute brings together business professionals, thought leaders, and researchers for engaging, topical, and thought-provoking events that showcase leading-edge digital business research.

Upcoming Events

Don’t Let Platforms Commoditize Your Business.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 2:00pm -3:00pm EST

Platforms such as Amazon, Alibaba, and Apple’s App Store play an important role in businesses but commoditization can be a problem. Join Questrom Professor Andrei Hagiu to get insights as to how you can make platforms work for your brand!

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CBER Conference
Friday, May 13, 2021, All day in person/hybrid event

Join us for the 2nd Crypto and Blockchain Economics Research Forum Conference.
Keynote Speaker:
Antoinette Schoar, Stewart C. Myers-Horn Family Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship, MIT Sloan School of Management

Registration coming soon!

Past Events

Building Products that Customers will Love
Monday, Nov 8 2021, 7:00pm – 8:00pm EDT – Hybrid Event

Moderated by Ben Lubin, Clinical Associate Professor, Information Systems Faculty Director, MSDT Program


Neel Madhvani, former VP of Product, Chewy and Questrom MBA 2011
Anis Raja, Senior Director of Software Engineering, Chewy
Brad Durkin, Head of Design, Perch

Video coming soon!

The Cookies are Crumbling: What’s Next for Digital Advertising?
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT – Zoom webinar

Cookies have already been turned off by Firefox and Safari and Google announced it will ban third-party cookies beginning in 2022.  What are the implications for the marketing industry?  What’s next?

Join Questrom Professors Pete Howard and Garrett Johnson as they discuss the future of the marketing industry in a post cookie world.

Video coming soon!

Managing AI
Friday, September 24, 2021

Join editors and authors for a discussion of the papers in the MIS Quarterly Special Issue on Managing AI
This event is sponsored by the Digital Business Institute and MIS Quarterly.
Event Agenda and Video

Platform Strategy Research Symposium
July 16, 2021, Boston University Questrom School of Business

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Should We Regulate Platforms? How?
May 27, 2021, 12:00pm – 2:00pm EDT

Join Marshall Van Alstyne, Questrom Professor in Management, as he hosts a panel of experts, including Andrei Hagiu, Associate Professor of Information Systems, to discuss whether platforms should be regulated, the implications of such actions, and possible solutions on how to regulate them. Guest speakers include the former Chief Economist for Microsoft, lead author of the U Chicago antitrust report, lead author of the EU antitrust report, and the review team for the EU Digital Markets Act.

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Digitally Transforming Post-COVID Health Care 7 Part Series

This 7-session series presents an evidence-based approach to digitally transforming Health Care to address the immediate COVID Crisis and improve post-COVID Health Care outcomes dramatically.

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The Digital Business Institute is a co-sponsor of the 2021 Platform Strategy Research Symposium – July 16, 2021

The Symposium brings together global scholars to advance the latest research.
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Boston Digital Leadership Forum

The Digital Business Institute and the Information Systems Department at Boston University Questrom School of Business co-host the Boston Digital Leadership Forum, where we feature well-known digital business leaders or thinkers to discuss our digital future. Find out more.