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Life with Walmart and eCommerce Insights

Come for an amazing fireside chat with industry titan, Marc Lore, President and CEO of Walmart eCommerce U, and Professor Barbara Kahn. This will be an amazing opportunity to learn from industry practitioners on key business concepts.

baker retailing center: life with walmart and ecommerce insights
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Join Wharton students, alumna, and prospective students for an evening of networking and discussion with Marc Lore and Professor Barbara Kahn. Open to Penn Alums and Students Only ($25 Fee)—this event expected to reach capacity quickly!

5:30 pm – 6:45 pm:       Registration and Cocktails
6:45 pm – 8:00 pm:       Fireside Chat

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  Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time:  5:30 - 8:00 pm (PDT) 
Location: Wharton San Francisco, 2 Harrison Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco


Marc Lore, President and CEO, Walmart eCommerce US
Marc Lore is president and chief executive officer of Walmart eCommerce U.S. He was appointed in September 2016 to lead U.S. e-commerce when his company Jet.com was acquired by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. In his role, he accelerates Walmart’s U.S. e-commerce growth and customer reach, leading Walmart.com and Jet.com. Walmart.com offers customers everyday low prices and a seamless shopping experience across Walmart.com and Walmart’s stores and apps, while Jet.com delivers premium brands and a premium experience with emphasis on millennial and urban shoppers. He also oversees @WalmartLabs, Walmart’s technology arm for e-commerce.

Prior to Jet, Marc was the Co-founder and CEO of Quidsi, the parent company of e-commerce websites Diapers.com, Soap.com, Wag.com and more. The company was founded in 2005 and sold to Amazon in 2011 for $550 million. Marc was also the Co-founder and CEO of The Pit, Inc., an internet market-making collectible company constructed as an alternative to eBay, which was sold to the Topps Company in 2001. Prior to being a serial entrepreneur, Marc held various investment banking positions, including Executive Vice President of Sanwa International Bank in London, where he was head of the bank’s Risk Management Division and Vice President of Emerging Markets Risk Management at Credit Suisse First Boston.  He graduated from Bucknell University, where he received a BA in Business Management/Economics, cum laude.

Barbara Kahn, Patty and Jay H. Baker Professor of Marketing, the Wharton School
Barbara is Patty and Jay H. Baker Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She served two terms as the Director of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center. Prior to rejoining Wharton in 2011, Barbara served as the Dean and Schein Professor of Marketing at the School of Business Administration, University of Miami (from 2007 to 2011).  Before becoming Dean at UM, she spent 17 years at Wharton as Silberberg Professor of Marketing.  She was also Vice Dean of the Wharton Undergraduate program. 

Barbara is an internationally recognized scholar on retailing, variety seeking, brand loyalty, product assortment and design, and consumer and patient decision-making. She has published more than 75 articles in leading academic journals.  She co-authored Grocery Revolution: The New Focus on the Consumer, Global Brand Power: Leveraging Branding for Long-Term Growth, and is working on a new book on Disruption in Retailing: New Ways to Compete. Barbara received her PhD, MBA and MPhil from Columbia University, and a BA from University of Rochester.


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