Fiona Murray
Associate Dean for Innovation & Co-Director MIT Innovation Initiative
William Porter Professor of Entrepreneurship, MIT Sloan

Fiona Murray is the William Porter (1967) Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship, and the faculty director at both the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and the Legatum Center. She is also the associate dean for Innovation, co-director of the Innovation Initiative, and has most recently been appointed a member of the UK Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology (CST).

Murray is an international expert on the transformation of investments in scientific and technical innovation into innovation-based entrepreneurship that drives jobs, wealth creation, and regional prosperity. She has a special interest in how policies, programs, and relationships between academia and industry can be designed to accelerate the productive role of universities in their local entrepreneurial ecosystem. 


Phil Budden
Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan

Phil Budden is a senior lecturer at MIT's Management School, in Sloan's TIES (Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic-management) Group, where he focuses on 'innovation-driven entrepreneurship' (IDE) and innovation ecosystems. He co-teaches in the successful 'Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program' (REAP), an ExecEd program for regional teams from around the globe interested in accelerating 'innovation-driven entrepreneurship'; in the related 15.364 class, known as the 'Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Lab' (REAL), aimed at MBAs and Sloan Fellows; and on similar topics in a variety of degree and ExecEd settings. 

Georgina Campbell Flatter
Executive Director, The Legatum Center
Lecturer, MIT Sloan

In her role as director and lecturer, Georgina Campbell Flatter works to implement educational programming and curricula for MIT students who are building and scaling sustainable impact-ventures across the developing world. Flatter has been emerged in, and an active contributor to, MIT's innovation ecosystem for several years through her roles as executive director of MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP), director and lecturer of the XPRIZE Lab @ MIT and, as a student, a researcher at the Langer Lab, and managing director of the MIT Clean Energy Prize. She has also led several innovation projects at the World Bank and worked as a research associate at a renewable fuels spinout from MIT.

David Capodilupo
Executive Director, MIT Sloan Office of International Programs

David Capodilupo's Program's portfolio includes established collaborations with masters programs and academic institutions within Malaysia, China, Korea, Lisbon, India, Moscow, Turkey, Taiwan, and Brazil. Capodilupo also initiated and manages the MIT Sloan Latin America Office in Santiago, Chile. He was appointed executive director of the MBA and Masters of Management Studies Programs prior to his managing MIT Sloan’s Office of International Programs.

Jacqueline Paris
Conference Coordinator, MIT Sloan Office of International Programs

Jacqueline Paris is the conference coordinator of the MIT Sloan Office of International Programs. In her current role, Paris is responsible for coordinating the administrative, financial, and programmatic aspects of events and conferences sponsored by the OIP.