Shaping the Future with Creators and Leaders

March 26, 2022

Singh Center for Nanotechnology

3205 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Thank you for joinging us for our annual M&T community event celebrating current students and connecting alumni!

2022 M&T Summit

Keynote Speaker Cliff Asness ’88

Cliff is a Founder, Managing Principal and Chief Investment Officer at AQR Capital Management. He is an active researcher and has authored articles on a variety of financial topics for many publications, including The Journal of Portfolio Management, Financial Analysts Journal, The Journal of Finance and The Journal of Financial Economics. He has received five Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Awards from The Journal of Portfolio Management, in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2014 and 2015. Financial Analysts Journal has twice awarded him the Graham and Dodd Award for the year’s best paper, as well as a Graham and Dodd Excellence Award, the award for the best perspectives piece, and the Graham and Dodd Readers’ Choice Award. He has won the second prize of the Fama/DFA Prize for Capital Markets and Asset Pricing in the 2020 Journal of Financial Economics. In 2006, CFA Institute presented Cliff with the James R. Vertin Award, which is periodically given to individuals who have produced a body of research notable for its relevance and enduring value to investment professionals.

Prior to co-founding AQR Capital Management, he was a Managing Director and Director of Quantitative Research for the Asset Management Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. He is on the editorial board of The Journal of Portfolio Management, the governing board of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Finance at NYU, the board of directors of the Q-Group, the board of the International Rescue Committee, the board of trustees of The National WWII Museum and the board of trustees at the New-York Historical Society.

Cliff received a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School and a B.S. in engineering from the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude in both. He received an M.B.A. with high honors and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Chicago, where he was Eugene Fama’s student and teaching assistant for two years (so he still feels guilty when trying to beat the market).

2022 M&T Summit Program

7:30 am – 8:30 am Registration & Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:00 am Welcome & Introductory Remarks

9:00 am – 10:00 am Keynote Address

Fireside chat with Cliff Asness’88, Managing and Founding Principal AQR
Led by Vijay Kumar, Nemirovsky Family Dean & Professor, Penn Engineering

10:00 am – 10:30 am  Coffee Break

10:30 am – 11:45 am Founders Panel

Daniel Getelman’13, Co-Founder & CTO at Remix (acq by Via), Maneesha Ghiya’00, Managing Partner & Founder of FemHealth Ventures, and Angela Lai94, Co-Founder & CEO BetterOmics

11:45 am – 12:45 pm Lunch

12:45 pm – 3:00 pm Integration Lab Presentation


Tim Babich’99, CEO at Nexxus Holdings, Founder & Director at RUNX1 Research Program, Chris Wong08, Founder & CEO at Flight Health, Allie Rogers’87, Director Aimee Pearl Holdings, Lauren Sholder’04, Business Development at NYDIG

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Coffee Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Second Career Panel

Herald Chen’93, President and CFO at AppLovin, Gady Nemirovsky’85, Managing Partner at Inspiration Ventures, Ryan Sheftel’95, CEO Radkl & Partner of GTS, and Monika Shrestha’97, Portfolio Manager at Lazard Asset Management
Moderated by Gad Allon, Jeffry A. Keswin Professor and Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Student Speed Networking

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm Coffee Break

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Closing Remarks and Awards

Erika H. James, Dean of the Wharton School

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Alumni Cocktail Reception

The Study at University City
The Drafting Room
20 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia



M&T Summit 2021

March 20th, 2021

Navigating the Uncharted Waters of a Virtual World

Opening Keynote
A Fireside Chat with Hital Meswani ’90 – Executive Director and Member of the Board of Reliance Industries ltd – Moderated by Penn Engineering Nemirovsky Family Dean Vijay Kumar

Integration Lab Presentations
Judges: Ken Glass M&T’82, Allie Rogers M&T’87, Maneesha Ghiya M&T’00,
Lauren Sholder M&T’04, Danish Munir M&T’09

Closing Keynote
A Fireside Chat with Deika Morrison ’94 – Co-Founder, MD – Mdk Advisory & Consulting Ltd. – Moderated by M&T Director Professor Gad Allon

Closing Remarks by The Wharton School Dean Erika James

M&T Summit 2019

Disruptive Technologies: From Start to Scale
March 30th, 2019

Conversation with Jeff Fluhr M&T’96 – Entrepreneur & General Partner, Craft Ventures – Moderated by Dean Vijay Kumar, SEAS 

Panel – Challenges Associated with Scaling
Boris Bogatin M&T’98 – Entrepreneur & VC Investor
Peggy Choi M&T’06 – Founder & CEO, Lynk
Brandon Christie M&T’12 – Principal, NEA
Reshma Sohoni M&T’98- Co-Founder, SeedCamp
Moderated by Professor Saikat Chaudhuri

Structured Speed Networking
Tim Babich M&T’99, Prateek Bhide M&T’11, Peggy Choi M&T’06 Alan Frost M&T’87, Jonathan Haski M&T’11, Han Hu M&T’08, Doug Lawrence M&T’85,
Jeffrey Keswin M&T’90, Danielle Rubin M&T’16, Reshma Sohoni M&T’98

Fireside Chat with Josh Kopelman W’93 – Entrepreneur & Founder of First Round Capital – Moderated by Professor Gad Allon 

M&T Summit 2018

Big Data & Personalized Health
March 24th, 2018

Opening KeynoteJeff Luhnow M&T’89, General Manager for Houston Astros
Pro Sports in the Era of Big Data & Wearables

Panel 1- Big Data Analytics in Health
Gary Eichenbaum M&T’95 Vice President, Preclinical science & safety, J & J
Clifford Jones M&T’07, Founder & CEO of AllazoHealth
Jay Komernani M&T’05 Founder & Chair, Human Diagnosis Project

Panel 2- Technology Innovation & the changing Business of Health
Jesse Beyroutey M&T’11 Partner, IA Venture
Kunal Ghosh M&T’03 Founder & CEO, Inscopix
Meenal Lele M&T’05 Director, Clinical affairs, VelanoVascular

Afternoon KeynoteScott Snyder SEAS ’87, Partner, Digital and Innovation at Heidrick & Struggles
From Fintech to Health tech-Technology trends for the next 5 years


The Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology
The Larry Robbins House

3537 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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