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San Jose Sharks Backstage!

SOLD OUT! Network with Industry Leaders at the San Jose Sharks Sports and Business Mixer!

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Dear Wharton Alumni and Friends,

Get ready for an electrifying mix of networking, insightful discussions, and thrilling ice hockey action with the Wharton School of Business! We're teaming up with both HBS and Kellogg Alumni Clubs for a not-to-be-missed event where business meets sports. Not only will we gather to support the San Jose Sharks in their exciting game against the Anaheim Ducks, we'll also have a talk delivered by Jonathan Becher, the President of Sharks Entertainment!

As many of you know these events have led to many successful collaborations between our members and the members of other alumni clubs resulting in business partnerships, VC investments, and other great projects. We only have limited seats. Don't miss out!

Mark Your Calendar: Thursday, February 29, 2024

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Check-In Opens and Networking
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Exclusive Reception in the Frank Jirik Room featuring Jonathan Becher, President of Sharks Sports & Entertainment
6:45 pm: Enjoy a Buffet-style Dinner at the Penthouse Plaza. Includes two drink tickets per guest, redeemable at the Plaza Bar.
7:30 pm: Game Time - San Jose Sharks vs. Anaheim Ducks
Post-game: Memorable Group Picture on the Ice

Please Note:
All ticket sales are final. First-come, first-served basis. No refunds or assigned seating.
Registration Deadline: February 26th, 2024, 5pm PST (Event may sell out 2+ weeks in advance)

Inquiries: Contact Claire Gao (clairegao.wsf2012@gmail.com). Tickets will be emailed 1-2 days prior to the event.

Location: SAP Center at San Jose 525 W Santa Clara St San Jose, CA 95113, USA

Ticket Pricing:

$165 for Wharton Alumni Club Members 
$190 for Non-Member Wharton Alumni 
$215 for General Public

More about Jonathan Becher:  Jonathan Becher, as the dynamic President of Sharks Sports & Entertainment, stands at the forefront of transforming the sports industry through innovative strategies and cutting-edge technologies. Under Becher’s leadership, the San Jose Sharks have seen a significant transformation. His focus on integrating advanced technology into sports has led to enhanced fan engagement and operational efficiencies. Looking forward, Becher is focused on leveraging artificial intelligence, data analytics, and other emerging technologies to further enhance the sports viewing experience, both in-stadium and digitally. His vision includes expanding the reach of Sharks Sports & Entertainment and continuing to be a trailblazer in the industry. Academically Becher holds a Master’s in Computer Science from Duke University and a Bachelor's in Computer Engineering from the University of Virginia

Career Highlights:

Current Role: President, Sharks Sports & Entertainment

Past Experience: Held significant leadership roles at SAP, contributing to its global success.

Entrepreneurial Spirit: Served as a three-time CEO

Blogging and Thought Leadership: Becher is also known for his influential blog, "Manage By Walking Around," where he shares insights into leadership, innovation, and the impact of technology on business and society.

We look forward to seeing you there for an unforgettable evening of networking, insight, and hockey!

Date: Thursday, February 29 2024
Time: 5:00 PM- 10:00 PM PST
Location: SAP Arena, 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113 USA

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