Andy McAfee

Andy McAfee is a principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business in the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a fellow at the Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. He continues to explore how computerization affects competition itself – the struggle among rivals for dominance and survival within an industry.

A seminal thought leader in his field, Andy has helped to chronicle as well as shape the ways in which information technology (IT) affects business. In coining the phrase “Enterprise 2.0” to describe the use of Web 2.0 tools and approaches by businesses, he cemented his place in the IT world as a bold game changer, one of the “most influential people in IT” and one of the “Top 25 Most Innovative Leaders in the Technology Industry.” He is also author of the book, Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization’s Toughest Challenges, 2009.

His speaking, research and teaching focus on how IT changes the ways in which companies perform, organize and compete, and include topics such as:
– Enterprise 2.0: Business Benefits and Adoption Roadmaps
– Enterprise 2.0: The State of an Art
– The Digital Imperative
– The Cloudy Future of Corporate IT
– The Cloudy Future of Corporate IT
– Management Science 2.0
– Big Data

Andy has also taught in executive education programs around the world. He is the author or co-author of more than fifteen scholarly articles and ninety case studies and other materials for students and teachers of technology. In 1998, he joined the faculty of the Technology and Operations Management Unit at Harvard Business School.

He received his Doctorate from Harvard Business School, and completed two Master of Science and two Bachelor of Science degrees at MIT.