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The trends shaping our future: with Dr. Mauro Guillén

February 3, 2021

The trends shaping our future: with Dr. Mauro Guillén

Dr. Mauro Guillén

International Management Professor Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Mauro Guillén discusses the demographic shifts, geopolitical and economic evolutions, and technological advancements shaping our world.

On a recent Walker Webcast, Walker & Dunlop's CEO, Willy Walker, was joined by Wharton Professor and author of "2030: How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide And Reshape The Future Of Everything" Dr. Mauro Guillén to discuss the demographic shifts, automation trends, geopolitical and economic evolutions, and technological advancements that are shaping our world.

A bit about each speaker:

Willy Walker
Willy Walker

Willy Walker is chairman and chief executive officer of Walker & Dunlop. Under Mr. Walker’s leadership, Walker & Dunlop has grown from a small, family-owned business to become one of the largest commercial real estate finance companies in the United States. Walker & Dunlop is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and in its first ten years as a public company has seen its shares appreciate over 800 percent.

Dr. Mauro Guillén

Mauro F. Guillén is one of the most original thinkers at the Wharton School, where he holds the Zandman Professorship in International Management and teaches in its flagship Advanced Management Program and many other courses for executives, MBAs, and undergraduates. An expert on global market trends, he is a sought-after speaker and consultant. He combines his training as a sociologist at Yale and as a business economist in his native Spain to methodically identify and quantify the most promising opportunities at the intersection of demographic, economic, and technological developments. His online classes on Coursera and edX have attracted over 100,000 participants from around the world. He has won multiple teaching awards at Wharton, where his presentation on global market trends has become a permanent feature of over fifty executive education programs annually.

As Director of the Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies between 2007 and 2019 he revolutionized the world’s premier graduate international program combining the Wharton MBA with a degree in International Studies by launching innovative learning experiences such as the Global Knowledge Lab, the Lauder Intercultural Ventures, and the first Africa-focused academic program at a major business school. These contributions earned him the Aspen Institute’s Faculty Pioneer Award.

His research, teaching, and speaking incorporates both numerical assessments of trends and illuminating examples from business, politics, and everyday life. He shows in accessible terms that one can accurately forecast trends by systematically following the babies and following the money into the future. His research has earned him many distinctions, including Fulgright, Rockefeller, and Guggenheim fellowships, a membership in the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and prizes from the Academy of Management, the American Sociological Association, the Social Science History Association, and the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights. He is an elected member of the Sociological Research Association and the Macro Organizational Behavior Society.

His research, op-eds, and commentary have been featured in numerous outlets, from the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal to The Economist, and the Financial Times. He has appeared on radio and TV shows such as NPR’s Marketplace and Radio Times, CNBC’s Mad Money and Squawk Box, and CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS. He is a seasoned public speaker at conferences, conventions, forums, and corporate events organized by industry associations and Fortune 500 companies. He serves or has served on several advisory groups, boards of directors, and nonprofit boards of trustees.

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