Panelists From Divvy, Uber And Kickstarter To Discuss The “Sharing Economy” At The Executives’ Club Of Chicago Program

Disruptive innovation is happening broadly in the new “sharing economy,” where companies such as Divvy, Uber and Kickstarter are taking peer-to-peer to a new level.

As the sharing economy becomes more prevalent, the potential for market disruption grows as well, challenging the playbook of existing markets. If not already, organizations may soon be faced with a choice between aligning with this new structure, partnering with a sharing economy company, or fighting an uphill battle against new economic and consumer trends.

Panelists from companies who are successfully implementing this collaborative consumption model will discuss these issues and the rise of the collaborative consumer at The Executives’ Club of Chicago Leadership Circle Program on Tuesday, March 24.

Event Details

Leadership Circle Program: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

“The Sharing Economy: Rise of the Collaborative Consumer”
Mesirow Financial, James Tyree Auditorium, 353 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Registration and Networking: 5:00 p.m.; Program: 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Post-Program Networking: 7:00-7:30 p.m.


Charles Adler, Co-Founder, Kickstarter
Elliot Greenberger, General Manager, Divvy
Andrew Macdonald, Regional General Manager for Midwest & Canada, Uber

Moderator: Dean Debiase, Chairman, Reboot Partners & AKTA; Senior KIN Fellow, Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern University

Gold Sponsors: A.T. Kearney and Mesirow Financial

Silver Sponsor: JPMorgan Chase & Co.

For further information on this program, purchasing tickets, membership or sponsorship, call (312) 263-3500 or email

About The Executives’ Club of Chicago:

The Executives’ Club is Chicago’s premier membership and business forum. For more than one hundred years, The Club has been a valued resource for Chicago’s business leaders – connecting members, and providing opportunities for strategic relationship development, access to intellectual exchange and world class speakers, and enhanced exposure to the global business community. Through its Global Leaders, Women’s Leadership, Chicago CEO Series and other programming, The Club brings together business, civic and academic leaders from all industries to discuss strategies that address challenges and opportunities affecting Chicago and the world.

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