Fireside Chat: Covid -19 Vaccine. Are The Consumers Ready?

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021
6:00pm— 7:00pm
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Wendy Dalwin
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Wharton Club of Boston and Dr. Navjot Singh with Dr. Mekala Krishnan invite you to a Fireside Chat: Covid -19 Vaccine are the consumers ready? on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 6:00 -7:00PM. Learn more about Wharton Club of Boston, meet professionals from a variety of companies and experience a unique opportunity to hear from two industry thought leaders.

Stakeholders may want to consider their long-term plans for consumer engagement in immunization. Here, there will be discussion about the latest insights on US consumers’ reported acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination and considerations for healthcare leaders and others.

6:00 - 6:05 PM: Welcoming Remarks and Introduction of Dr. Navjot Singh and Dr. Mekala Krishnan by Wendy Dalwin
6:05 – 7:00 PM: Fireside Chat: Dr. Navjot Singh- Senior Partner Boston Office, McKinsey & Company and Dr. Mekala Krishnan- Senior fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) Covid -19 Vaccine are the consumers ready?

Event Chairs: Wendy Dalwin and Neal Piliavin- [email protected]

This is a complimentary event but registration is required to receive access information.

Dr. Navjot Singh serves as the managing partner of our Boston office and leads the state and local work for our Public Sector Practice in North America. He is also a leader in our Pharmaceutical & Medical Products and Strategy & Corporate Finance Practices, with a focus on innovation. Dr. Navjot Singh brings deep business expertise in strategy, innovation, operations, business development, and risk to all his client engagements. An expert in the use of Six Sigma methodologies for product development and process design, Dr. Navjot Singh holds 15 patents.

Dr. Navjot Singh works with pharmaceutical companies to enhance R&D productivity, with contract-research organizations to strengthen performance, and with private-equity players that invest in a variety of science- and medicine-intensive areas. He also works with public-sector organizations to refine strategy and operations. Dr. Navjot Singh spearheads McKinsey’s knowledge initiatives on R&D productivity in the pharmaceutical industry and leads our Center for Asset Optimization. His recent government work has included helping regulators, states, and cities enhance their performance across the board. Dr. Navjot Singh is a former chair of the board of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. He also hosts Imagine Get-Togethers that convene cross-sector leaders on cutting-edge topics, such as synthetic biology, commercial applications of drones, and the future of space exploration. Before joining McKinsey, in 2001, Dr. Navjot Singh was a laboratory manager at General Electric, where he helped to design manufacturing processes and to develop new polymetric materials and nanomaterials.

Dr. Mekala Krishnan is a senior fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey’s business and economics research arm, based in Boston, MA.

Her research focuses on various topics related to inclusive growth and economic development, including climate risk, globalization, productivity growth in advanced economies, and women’s role in labor markets. Her most recent research focuses on the near-term impact of physical climate risk across sectors and geographies, including its implications for companies and countries. She is an author of the recent McKinsey Global Institute research Climate Risk and Response: Physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts. Her past research has focused on risks facing global value chains and the future of globalization. Mekala is a frequent speaker on these topics at global conferences as well as with executives at Fortune 500 companies. She has authored numerous articles and her work has been cited in leading business publications, including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Harvard Business Review.

Dr. Mekala Krishnan is a member of a task force at the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings focused on improving productivity measurement, serves on an advisory board for the Sibley School of Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University, and serves on the board of the Global Fund for Women, a leading public foundation dedicated to improving global gender equality.

Dr. Mekala Krishnan received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 2011. Prior to Cornell, she received a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2006 from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.


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