The Business SummitThe Global Business Summit Leading in Business and Beyond was the culmination of the Centennial year for Harvard Business School alumni. Held on campus October 12-14, 2008, the Business Summit featured thought-provoking discourse, debate, and insight into the seminal topics facing the global community. World leaders, renowned experts, and HBS faculty took center stage on issues, such as globalization, business and society, and the meaning of leadership in the 21st century.

Healthcare

  • Impact of Entrepreneurs on Consumer-Driven Health Care A breakout session with Professor Regina E. Herzlinger Tuesday, October 14, 2008 The growing presence of consumer-driven health care across the world has created vast opportunities for medical technology, insurance, service, and IT entrepreneurs. With attendees, Professor Herzlinger uses the "Six Forces" framework in her new text book "Innovating in Health Care" to illustrate and explore successful entrepreneurial business models.
  • Value-Based Health Care Delivery A breakout session with Professor Michael E. Porter Tuesday, October 14, 2008 This session offers a roadmap for transforming health care delivery, drawing on examples of leading health care providers and health plans that are achieving exciting value improvements in the U.S. and other countries.
  • Impact of Public Policy on Consumer-Driven Health Care A breakout session with Professor Regina E. Herzlinger Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Professor Herzlinger describes the problems facing the U.S. health care system along with models to address these problems. Panelists, including representatives from the governments of Switzerland and the Netherlands, describe their health care systems.
  • Redefining Global Health Care A breakout session with Professor Michael E. Porter Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Professor Michael Porter and global health pioneers, Professors Paul Farmer and Jim Kim of Harvard Medical School, provide an overview of the state of global health care delivery, and describe their joint initiative to transform health care delivery in the developing world.
  • Global Health Threats A breakout session with Harvard School of Public Health Professor Barry R. Bloom Monday, October 13, 2008 Panelists address three of the world's most significant health threats: infectious disease, particularly the threat of a pandemic; chronic disease; and aging.