Bonser Distinguished Lecture Series

Enhancing knowledge of economic issues and stimulating discussion of public policy

The Bonser Distinguished Lecture Series attracts prominent and influential leaders in academia, business, and politics to the Kelley School of Business and the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs to speak about the interactions between public policy and business. Discussions with prominent speakers enhance students’ and faculty members’ knowledge of economic issues and stimulates discussion of public policy. The lecture series is co-administered each year by the Department of Business Economics and Public Policy (Kelley) and the Institute for Development Strategies (O'Neill).

Charles F. Bonser speaking at graduation in 1985.

2019 Bonser Distinguished Lecture

Jesse Devitte
Jesse Devitte, Co-founder and General Partner, Building Ventures

Speaker Bio

Smart Cities of The Future - Where Public and Private Collaboration Can Save Our Planet

Monday, April 1, 2019

4 p.m.
Kelley, Godfrey Graduate Center 3059
Reception to follow

O'Neill alumnus Jesse Devitte has spent his life since graduating as a tech Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist.  He has recently embarked on a mission to help create the next generation of startups driving transformation in the way we design, build, operate and experience our Built Environment.  In this keynote talk, he will introduce the potential that innovative “Smart Cities” offer to deal with the increasing pressure on the Built Environment driven by a growing and increasingly urban global population, including the opportunity for public and private sectors to collaborate.