Co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Andrew McAfee, is also an associate director of the Centre for Digital Business. In both roles, he studies the influence of information technology in businesses, a topic which he also explores in his public speaking. A popular choice at industry events and conferences, Andrew is regularly booked as an expert on artificial intelligence and digital technology.
With a BS in Mechanical Engineering, MS in Management and a Doctorate from Harvard Business School, it is no surprise that Andrew is an expert in his field. The business speaker has had an interest in business and technological relations since his years in higher education, having completed his thesis on The impact of enterprise information systems on operational effectiveness: An empirical investigation. Further research led Andrew to publish Investing in the IT that Makes a Competitive Difference. In his article, Andrew lays out how technology can put businesses at the head of their market.
As a published author, Andrew has made technology studies accessible for all. His first non-fiction book Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization's Toughest Challenges, is a collection of case studies sociology, computer science, combining economics, consumer psychology and management studies. For his next book, Andrew explored how US workers are being left out of advancing technologies, titled Race Against the Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy. Andrew later published two more books in 2014 and 2019, named Leading Digital – Turning Technology into Business Transformation and More from Less: The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources — and What Happens Next.
Similarly to his novels, Andrew’s public speaking embraces the need for technology in business and promotes its importance for future markets. Previously named one of the 100 Most Influential People in IT, this speaker is an opportunity not to be missed if you want to make your business stand out as a competitive leader. Simply reading Andrew’s popular blog is enough to understand how passionate he is about the study of technology, a sentiment that he reflects in his public speaking.