“All businesses, no matter the product or service, are now – at their core – IT organizations,” said Sid Kumar, vice president, Customer Lifecycle Solutions, CA Technologies. “We’re committed to working with Wharton and the Mack Institute to bring really smart ideas and know-how to our customers to help them tackle the new software and app-driven environments in which they operate.”
“Software is disrupting many industries and fundamentally redefining business models. CA Technologies has been one of the leaders in the enterprise software space for nearly 40 years, and its solutions are at the center of the world’s largest and most complex enterprises. With this rich industry heritage and focus on continued innovation, CA Technologies brings a very valuable perspective to the Mack Institute,” said Mack Institute Co-director Nicolaj Siggelkow.
The Mack Institute brings together thought leaders from across academic disciplines and industries to explore how companies survive, compete and thrive through innovation management. The institute’s research agenda is driven by its select circle of partners from a wide range of industries, including aerospace, defense, pharmaceuticals, and data solutions and IT.
The partnership will also leverage synergies between two state-of-the-art Silicon Valley innovation and business centers – the CA Silicon Valley Technology Center and Wharton │ San Francisco. The Mack Institute will host its Spring Conference 2014 at Wharton │ San Francisco, where CA Technologies leaders will meet with Mack Institute industry partners and Wharton academic leaders to discuss strategies for established firms to foster creativity and successfully incubate innovation.
About the Wharton School
Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates ongoing economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and a powerful alumni network of more than 92,000 graduates.
About the Mack Institute for Innovation Management
The Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School is an exclusive network that connects business leaders, researchers, world-class Wharton faculty, and students. At the Institute, thought leaders from across academic disciplines and industries come together to explore how companies survive, compete, and thrive through innovation management. The Institute’s multidisciplinary faculty and researchers develop practical approaches to managing innovation and share this knowledge through thought-provoking conferences, workshops, and publications.