Miami Herbert Lecture Series

Knight Venture Leaders Series

Fostering connections among members of the South Florida business community and educating them on current business topics through talks presented by visionary executives across different industries.

Sponsored by The James L. Knight Foundation, this lecture series aims to foster connections among members of the South Florida business community and educate them on current business topics through talks presented by visionary executives across different industries.

Past Speakers

Peggy Johnson, CEO of Magic Leap

Peggy Johnson

CEO of Magic Leap

March 11, 2021
Peggy Johnson, a veteran tech executive who joined Magic Leap last July, shared industry insights and touted the benefits of augmented reality (AR) as 'next level' technology.

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Sandeep Mathrani

CEO of WeWork

January 28, 2021
Sandeep Mathrani, who has led five different firms during his career including the real estate company WeWork, counseled a virtual audience on the importance of management flexibility as part of the Distinguished Leader Lecture series at the University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School.

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Christopher “Chip” Paucek

CEO of 2U

December 2, 2020
Christopher “Chip” Paucek—whose firm 2U provides investment, technology, and support to nonprofit colleges and universities to expand and enhance their online course offerings—touted the potential of technology to expand the reach of pedagogy and promote lifelong learning opportunities.

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Eric Yuan

Founder & CEO of Zoom

October 20, 2020
Long before Zoom Video Communications became a household name Yuan realized the importance of connectivity.

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Anne Wojcicki

Co-founder and CEO of 23andMe

July 22, 2020
As the inaugural speaker of the University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School’s Knight Venture Leaders Series, Anne Wojcicki, the CEO and co-founder of the world’s largest genome analyzing firm, explained that the company seeks to empower its customers to be more responsible for their own health and well-being. 

Lecture Series Playlist

For a complete playlist of past Knight Venture Leaders Series speakers, follow the link below. 

Knight Venture Leaders Series Playlist