Andrew McAfee in Brief
Andrew McAfee is a top technology speaker, futurist, author, and one of the most influential people in IT. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 articles, case studies, and other materials for students and teachers of technology, and has been voted one of the 100 Most Influential People in IT, one of the 50 most influential people in business IT, and one of the 100 most influential executives in the technology industry. His research investigates how IT changes the way companies perform, organize themselves, and compete.
Why Andrew McAfee
Andrew McAfee studies the ways that information technology (IT) affects businesses, business as a whole, and the larger society. His research investigates how IT changes the way companies perform, organize themselves and compete. At a higher level, his work also investigates how computerization affects competition, society, the economy and the workforce.
Speaker Andrew McAfee’s Accomplishments Include…
Andrew McAfee is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He studies how computer technologies are changing business, the economy, and society. His 2014 book on these topics, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, co-authored with Erik Brynjolfsson, has won several prestigious awards and has been both a New York Times and Wall Street Journal top-ten bestseller. He is also the author of the 2009 book Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization’s Toughest Challenges. Andrew’s newest book, Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future, published June 2017, offers an executive’s guide to succeeding during this turbulent era when technologies are hurtling forward at such a startling pace.
Andrew has been named to both the Thinkers 50 list of the world’s top management thinkers and to the Politico 50 group of people transforming American politics. He writes popular blogs, academic papers, and articles for publications including Harvard Business Review, The Economist, The Wall St. Journal, and The New York Times. He has talked about his work on CNN and 60 Minutes, at the World Economic Forum, TED and the Aspen Ideas Festival, with Tom Friedman, Charlie Rose, and Fareed Zakaria, and in front of innumerable global and domestic audiences. Andy was educated at Harvard and MIT. He lives in Cambridge, watches too much Red Sox baseball, doesn’t ride his motorcycle enough, and starts his weekends with the NYT Saturday crossword.