Alumni Update (Mar 2016)

Dear Penn and Wharton alumni,

Please find below the upcoming Penn and Wharton alumni events this month. Please note that Professor Vijay Kumar, the Dean of the Engineering School, will be in Singapore next week and will host 2 events.



1. Wharton Global Forum Kuala Lumpur (11-12 March 2016)
Join the Wharton community in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for this extraordinary opportunity to make new connections and learn from innovators and thought leaders who are mobilizing ASEAN through their dynamic partnerships. Connecting international thought leaders from across industries, government, and academia, the KL Forum presents an opportunity for Penn and Wharton alumni to engage in compelling dialogue about the most important issues facing business today.
Our very own Alan Hsu will be speaking at the conference on the future and challenges of Venture Capital.
Registration Link:


2.Visit from the Dean of Penn Engineering (11-March 2016)
The University of Pennsylvania Invites you to join Dr. Vijay Kumar, Dean of Penn Engineering,for a special opportunity to learn more about Penn Engineering in the 21st Century and his world reknowned work in robotics.

Date and Time: Friday, March 11; 3:00pm
Venue: Raffles Institution; Lecture Theatre 3; Raffles Institution Lane; Bishan Street 21; Singapore 574013
RSVP: here

About Dean Vijay Kumar:
VIJAY KUMAR is the Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering with appointments in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Computer and Information Science, and Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.
Kumar's group works on creating autonomous ground and aerial robots, designing bio-inspired algorithms for collective behaviors, and on robot swarms. They have won many best paper awards at conferences, and group alumni are leaders in teaching, research, business and entrepreneurship. Kumar is a fellow of ASME and IEEE and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. See short bio and picture (low res, high res tif download).
Vijay Kumar has held many administrative positions in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, including director of the GRASP Laboratory, chair of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, and the position of the Deputy Dean. He served as the assistant director of robotics and cyber physical systems at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Dean Vijay Kumar's TED talk:


3. Drinks with Dean of Penn Engineering (12-March 2016)
The University of Pennsylvania Invites you to join Dr. Vijay Kumar, Dean of Penn Engineering, for a for networking drinks on Saturday 12-March at the Conrad hotel

Date and Time: Saturday, March 12; 3:00pm
Venue: Conrad Centennial Singapore; Lobby Lounge; 2 Temasek Boulevard; Singapore 038982
RSVP: here


4. Powerful Connections: Networking That Works (1 April 2016)
You are invited to a high impact networking event designed to help you build strong relationships. Hear from a distinguished speaker on connecting effectively and network with like-minded professionals.
Please RSVP by filling out the registration form and purchasing tickets (you will receive registration confirmation shortly). This event is sponsored by Linkked: Connect for Business & for Life.

Date and time: Friday April 1st, 2016; 6:00pm-9:00pm
Venue: 10 Marina Bay Financial Centre; 23rd Floor
Cost: $25.00
Other: Food & beverages will be provided

About The Speaker:Paul is a 4-time TEDx speaker. He is one of the most engaging, compelling and inspiring speakers you could ever experience. Audiences love being involved with him. He was honored as a Social Innovation Fellow in his new home of Singapore; something he shares with film-star and philanthropist Jet Li and Walmart Chairman, Rob Walton. Paul continues to push the boundaries. He recently featured in Forbes Magazine alongside Sir Richard Branson in a global piece on ‘disrupters’ in business.
His book, The Firm of the Future, is widely regarded as a breakthrough book for professional firms. Paul now serves as Chairman of the revolutionary B1G1: Business for Good, a company that’s already enabled businesses to create almost 74 Million giving impacts around the world.

For any queries relating to the Penn and Wharton Alumni Club of Singapore, please email us at [email protected]
Please feel free to visit our Facebook pages: Penn Alumni in Singapore:!/groups/33271115940/; Wharton Alumni in Singapore:!/groups/86611689868/
Please forward this onto any relevant Penn and Wharton alumni whom you think may have missed this!