John Hagel

Singularity Expert: Corporate Innovation

John has 40 years’ experience in Silicon Valley as a management consultant, entrepreneur, author, and speaker. He has helped companies around the world to improve their performance by crafting creative business strategies that more effectively harness new generations of information technology and shape broader markets and industries. He also designs and implements change management strategies to help companies develop capabilities to drive more rapid performance improvement. John is the founder and has spent 13 years as the chairman of the Silicon Valley-based Deloitte Center for the Edge, conducting original research on emerging business opportunities that are not yet on the CEO’s management agenda but should be.John has also spent more than a decade on the Board of Trustees at the Santa Fe Institute, an organization that conducts leading edge research on complex adaptive systems.. Before joining Deloitte, John was an independent consultant. Prior to that, he held significant positions at leading consulting firms and companies. From 1984 to 2000, he was a principal at McKinsey & Co., where he was a leader of the Strategy Practice and helped to open their Silicon Valley office. In addition, he founded and led McKinsey’s Electronic Commerce Practice from 1993 to 2000. John has also served as senior vice president of strategy at Atari, Inc., and earlier in his career, worked at Boston Consulting Group. He is the founder of two Silicon Valley startups. John is the author of The Power of Pull, published by Basic Books, making the case that we are struggling as individuals and institutions to adapt to a long-term shift in our business environment that changes the nature of competition. He is also the author of a series of earlier best-selling business books, Net Gain, published in 1997, Net Worth, Out of the Box and The Only Sustainable Edge. He is widely published and quoted in major business publications like The Economist, Fortune, Forbes, Business Week, Financial Times and Wall Street Journal as well as general media like the New York Times, NBC and BBC. He has won two awards from Harvard Business Review for best articles in that publication and has been recognized as an industry thought leader by a variety of publications and institutions, including the World Economic Forum and Business Week.