Andrew McAfee is a top technology speaker, futurist, author, and one of the most influential people in IT. His research investigates how IT changes the way companies perform, organize themselves, and compete.
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. Andrew McAfee studies the ways that information technology (IT) affects businesses and business as a whole. 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.
He and Erik Brynjolfsson are co-authors of the book “Race Against the Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation”, “Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy”. This book brings together a range of data, examples, and research to show that the average US worker is being left behind by advances in technology.
Andrew Mcafee coined the phrase “Enterprise 2.0” in a spring 2006 Sloan Management Review article to describe the use of Web 2.0 tools and approaches by businesses. He also began blogging at that time, both about Enterprise 2.0 and about his other research. McAfee’s blog is widely read, becoming at times one of the 10,000 most popular in the world (according to Technorati).
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.
He was previously a professor at Harvard Business School and a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. He received his Doctorate from Harvard Business School, and completed two Master of Science and two Bachelor of Science degrees at MIT.