Willis Towers Watson today announced it is joining the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, as a corporate partner.

Through the Mack Institute’s renowned events and workshops and its global network of corporate partners, the Willis Research Network anticipates gaining compelling insights into the challenges companies across industry face including:

  • the Future of Work and the accelerated emerging technologies influencing the organizational business models
  • specific insights into the Technology, Media and Telecommunications business sector, building on a successful portfolio of work previously completed at Willis Towers Watson
  • strategic areas for innovation and opportunities to challenge the perception of risk

Willis Towers Watson aims to ensure clients can benefit from in-depth research that we pursue in many arenas. The Mack Institute’s focus on applied, practical research areas complements a growing emphasis of the Willis Research Network on People and Technology related risks. Willis Towers Watson is participating in the Institute’s Collaborative Innovation Program — which connects Wharton students with the Institute’s corporate partners — for support with identifying, by the end of 2020, potential challenges and impacts to the corporate risk landscape including and building on those we identified in our 2016 Technology, Media and Telecommunications Risk Index.

Sara Benolken, Global TMT Industry Leader, Willis Towers Watson welcomed the partnership “Emerging Technologies are influencing new solutions and helping change how companies view risk across almost every industry. Willis Towers Watson’s TMT Risk Report, created with input from the Collaborative Innovation Program’s Wharton MBA team, will help companies strategically plan as well as mitigate the increasing risk implications brought about through the advancement of technology. The research will allow us to help prepare and drive a new, more strategic role for Risk Managers and help prepare for the changing risk landscape facing global companies.”

Saikat Chaudhuri, Executive Director of the Mack Institute added “We’re thrilled to have Willis Towers Watson join our global learning network for scholars, business leaders and students. Our Collaborative Innovation Program taps into a pool of top students at the Wharton School, under the guidance of a faculty member, to tackle our corporate partners’ challenges. We’re confident that Willis Towers Watson will benefit from our informative events and through CIP. We also look forward to them sharing their insights with our partner community, so we can collectively advance meaningful impact on managerial practice”.