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Kevin Werbach

Kevin Werbach

Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics Wharton School


Kevin Werbach is a Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His work examines the intersection of business, policy, and emerging technologies in areas such as broadband, blockchain, and big data. Werbach co-led the review of the Federal Communications Commission for the Obama Administration’s Presidential Transition Team and has served as an expert advisor to both the FCC and the US Department of Commerce. He founded the Supernova Group, a technology consulting firm, and for nine years hosted the influential Supernova executive technology conference.

Werbach is the co-author of For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business (Wharton Digital Press 2012), author of The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust (MIT Press 2018), and editor of After the Digital Tornado: Networks, Algorithms, Humanity (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2019). Over 450,000 students worldwide have enrolled in his Coursera massive open online course, and he was named Wharton’s first-ever “Iron Prof” for his research applying game design principles to business. Earlier in his career, he served as editor of Release 1.0: Esther Dyson’s Monthly Report, and as Counsel for New Technology Policy at the FCC during the Clinton Administration.

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