The Power of AI and Blockchain Conference

Friday, December 7, 2018 

The Blockchain Club at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School was proud to host the Power of AI and Blockchain conference on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The goal of the conference was to expand student and community understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain topics with a focus on application. Students from business, computer science, law programs and more attended from Duke University, North Carolina State University and UNC Chapel Hill. Faculty from each university joined the students to learn from AI and blockchain industry leaders.

10 Years of Excellence in Private Equity Research

Thursday, December 6, 2018 

On Nov. 1-2, leading practitioners and top researchers from around the world joined together at the tenth annual Private Equity Research Consortium (PERC) Symposium in Chapel Hill, NC. Hosted by the Institute for Private Capital, an affiliated center of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, the conference has established a reputation as leading the discussion between leading academics and practitioners in the private capital arena.

Rethinc-ing Machine Learning

Thursday, December 6, 2018 

From healthcare to manufacturing to consumer goods, the adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning is quickly becoming indispensable to how we live our lives. Both were the focus of the Rethinc. Machine Learning Symposium on Friday, Nov. 29, at the Kenan Center in Chapel Hill.

Leveraging Aging as an Opportunity for Economic Development

Monday, December 3, 2018 

In a recent paper published in the Economic Development Journal, James H. Johnson, Jr., Allan M. Parnell and Huan Lian, researchers from the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, assert that an aging population is an opportunity for economic growth.

Kenan Institute Hosts SunTrust CEO Bill Rogers

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 

The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise was proud to host Bill Rogers, chairman and CEO of SunTrust Banks, at the Kenan Center Monday, Nov. 19. The Kenan Institute hosted Rogers as part of its Dean’s Speaker Series, which is made possible by the Archie K. Davis endowment. During his visit, the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School alumnus met with faculty, staff and students to discuss issues ranging from rural economic development to emerging technologies.

Future of Work Summit Provides Intriguing Look into How Work is Changing

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 

Cloud computing. Artificial intelligence. An aging workforce. The global economy. These are just some of the factors that are radically changing how we work.

Kenan Institute Hosts SBIC, RBIC Workshop to Drive Community Investment

Friday, October 19, 2018 

Experts from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) met with bankers and investors to shed light on the unique challenges and advantages of investing in two federal government programs designed to infuse capital into small and rural businesses at the Community Development Investment Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Kenan Center in Chapel Hill.

Michael No Match for Commercial Real Estate Data Alliance (CREDA) Conference

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 

“A storm is threat’ning….Gimme, gimme shelter.” The words of Mick Jagger were probably on the minds of many at the 2018 UNC Real Estate Research Symposium on October 11-12. As the remnants of Hurricane Michael came crashing through the Raleigh-Durham area, participants battled flight delays, cancellations and power outages to get to the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill.