Connections with digital business experts. Executive learning opportunities. Cutting-edge research that matters, top-student talent, and topical seminars and workshops. It’s all at your fingertips.

As a sponsoring partner, you can further customize your relationship with the Digital Business Institute to suit your unique business needs. Sponsoring partner benefits include:

  • Exposure to current, innovative thinking in Digital Business
  • Engagement of Questrom faculty on business problems
  • Access to student talent through internships, competitions, class projects and hiring
  • Forums, Conferences, Seminars (topical content, networking, access to faculty)
  • Multiple executive learning sessions (digital and onsite delivery)
  • Frequent content sharing; Newsletters, Blog Posts
  • 2-way content engagement with an innovative, forward-thinking community, involving networking with peers and
  • Questrom researchers
  • Advance drafts of papers and articles and curated views of relevant research
  • Input into activities of the Institute

If you are interested in becoming a sponsoring partner with the Digital Business Institute, please contact Peter Howard at


Digital Supply Chain Benchmarking

We are seeking companies to partner in innovative projects to establish best practices in digital supply chain reconfiguration in specific industries. Our Digital Supply Chain Benchmarking Initiative, led by Professor Nitin Joglekar,  will provide a structured approach backed by digitalization and platforming know-how.  Components of the assessments will include: 

  1. Efficiency – Basic Supply Chain Readiness Within a Firm: Assessing supply chain performance (such as skill and technology readiness levels and allied risks) for point-solutions, infrastructure, and system-wide enhancement efforts through supply chain projects using standardized assessment tools set (see references below). Some aspects of the basic readiness analysis will be customized to the practices for specific industry such as energy infrastructure,  pharmaceuticals/healthcare, and retail.
  2. Resilience – Identification of Emergent Supply Chain Blind Spots within a Firm:  This part of benchmarking will explore advanced integration and resilience planning within a firm (Joglekar et al. 2020). It will also document needed human interventions to refine existing programs and to identify possible gaps in resilience scenarios (and short vs long-term trade-offs) using GPT3 tools.
  3. Comparative, within-industry, and cross-industry assessments:  By aggregating within firm data collected in parts (i) and (ii), along with expert commentary and group discussions.


Partnered Organizations/Companies 




Individual Giving

Individual Giving to the Digital Business Institute at Boston University Questrom School of Business

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As an individual donor of the Digital Business Institute, you can support a vibrant community of students, faculty and researchers focusing on the practical application of research to the real-world challenges in our ever-changing business world.

For more information about Individual Giving opportunities to support the Digital Business Institute, please contact Bill Woodman at