Cambridge Wide Open Day: An opportunity to engage and connect with the Cambridge entrepreneurial community

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12 Jun 2024

11:00 -15:00

Times are shown in local time.

Open to: All

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Cambridge Judge Business School

Trumpington St



United Kingdom

Cambridge Wide Open Day 2024.

Join the Cambridge Wide Open Day

The Cambridge Wide Open Day event on Wednesday 12 June is a unique opportunity for all to find out first-hand about the game-changing scientific advancements and technological innovations happening right here in our city, the UK’s science and tech capital.

This event is open to all, whether you are a local resident who wants to have a sneak peek into what’s going on in a science park near you or an investor curious to deep dive into the early stage science and tech startups scene in Cambridge, sign up for the Cambridge Wide Open Day & Tour and drop-in to explore the world-class facilities of Cambridge all in one day.

The Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School is proud to take part in the Cambridge Wide Open Day.


11:00 – 11:45

Understanding Financial Innovation – the work of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance

Hunter Sims

11:45 – 12:30

Healthcare Delivery- A Medley of exploratory research

Feryal Erhun

12:30 – 13:00

Coffee, tea and sandwiches

13:00 – 13:45

Designing Incentives for Innovation

Niyazi Taneri

13:45 – 14:30

Limits on ESG Investing

Andrei Kirilenko

14:30 – 15:00

Closing remarks and Q&A

Aris Oraiopoulos


Feryal Erhun

Professor of Operations & Technology Management

Academic Director of the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre

My research interests include strategic interactions between stakeholders in supply chains and socially responsible operations. I’m a strong proponent of practice-based research and through collaborations with Intel Corporation, Stanford University Medical Center and others, I’ve combined my academic interests with firms’ needs to deliver insights for both communities.

Andrei Kirilenko

Professor of Finance

Founding Director of the Cambridge Centre for Finance, Technology & Regulation (CCFTR)

My research interests include the intersection of finance, technology, and regulation, fintech, asset pricing, data, digital technologies, and the design of automated financial markets. I previously served as Chief Economist of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), where I used modern analytical tools and methods to design and enforce an effective regulatory regime of financial markets.

Nektarios (Aris) Oraiopoulos

Professor of Operations & Technology Management

My research interests include business analytics and data-driven decision-making processes, technology and R&D management. I’ve worked closely on research projects with numerous executives from the biopharmaceutical industry, both in large pharmaceutical organisations and small biotech companies.

Hunter Sims

Associate Director of Business & Operations, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance

Hunter’s research interests are in digital payments, financial inclusion, open banking and more broadly frontier market investing. Prior to joining the Centre, Hunter worked in the finance industry, beginning his career in corporate banking in the United States, later transitioning to Rwanda to facilitate a turnaround plan and digital transformation strategy at a microfinance bank as Head of Credit. This included the implementation of a USSD-enabled digital payments platform enabling the disbursement and collection of credit via an agent network to 200,000+ clients across the country. Hunter holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge with a Concentration in Finance.

Niyazi Taneri

Associate Professor in Operations & Technology Management

My research and corporate engagements are related to product and business model innovation, incentive design, supply chains, manufacturing, service operations, technology, and their impacts on societal outcomes.


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