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Karl Ulrich

Karl Ulrich, ScD

CIBC Endowed Professor; Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions; Professor of Management; Dean’s Office Advisor on Asia Strategy, The Wharton School

Research Interests:Environmental issues, product design and development, innovation

About Karl

A holder of more than 20 patents for medical devices, tools, food products, sporting goods, and more, Karl has expertise in innovation, entrepreneurship and product development. He is the co-founder of the Weiss Tech House and the Integrated Design Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Karl’s Xootr scooter was recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the coolest products of the 21st Century.

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Executive Education Programs Taught

Chief Technology Officer Program

This immersive, nine-month experience teaches Chief Technology Officers and other senior-level IT leaders how to become more strategic partners with other operating units within their organization and determine efficient ways to scale their company’s technology infrastructure. The rigorous curriculum includes interactive online sessions and on-campus electives and offers a path to alumni status for qualified individuals.

Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program: Scaling Your Business

This three-month online certificate program provides entrepreneurs with a proven toolkit that goes beyond the idea. Leveraging Wharton’s strength in data-driven outcomes, learn proven techniques for scaling your business including how to build a team, choose the right legal structure, generate demand, and finance growth.

Mastering Innovation: Strategy, Process, and Tools

Academic Director

Create and activate the innovation that drives your organization toward sustained growth. Return to your workplace with the ability to empower and commercialize the tools, technology, and principles necessary to build an architecture that triggers a culture of thriving innovation.