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Erik Brynjolfsson      

Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business; Co-Author of "The Second Machine Age"

Erik Brynjolfsson is the Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, the Schussel Professor at the MIT Sloan School and a Director of public and private companies. A leading economist and expert on technology, Erik Brynjolfsson lectures worldwide on business strategy and performance, pricing models and intangible assets and he teaches courses on the Economics of Information at the MIT Sloan School.

Professor Erik Brynjolfsson was among the first researchers to measure the productivity contributions of information technologies, and his research has been recognized with nine Best Paper awards and five patents. Businessweek has profiled Erik Brynjolfsson as one of five "ebusiness visionaries" and a reader's poll by Optimize ranked him as one of the world's two most influential academics. Erik Brynjolfsson is the Chairman of MIT Sloan Management Review and editor of the Information System Network.

Erik Brynjolfsson is one of the most widely-cited researchers in the information systems field, he is the author or co-editor several books including "Understanding the Digital Economy," "Intangible Assets," and "Strategies for eBusiness Success." Erik Brynjolfsson has served on the Editorial Boards of numerous academic journals as well as Time magazine's Board of Economists and the Academic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Professor Erik Brynjolfsson holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from Harvard University in Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences and a PhD from MIT in Managerial Economics. Before joining the MIT faculty, he co-founded and directed a software development and consulting firm and taught two of the first courses on Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge-based Systems at Harvard University. From 1996-1998, Erik Brynjolfsson was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and from 2004-5, he was Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School.

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July 11, 2011. National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC

Eric Brynjolfsson gave an insightful talk at our workshop on Developing Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators for the Future. His presentation focused on how to use nowcasting, netometrics and nanodata to develop new indicators of science and innovation activities in a timely fashion. The audience was specifically intrigued by how Eric proposed to use these tools to track intangible assets and knowledge flows from online recruiting sites and social networks. He clearly listened to our specific problem set and targeted his techniques to address our specific issues. This was much appreciated by the panel and audience members. Eric’s responses to questions during the discussion period were on-point. He also dialogued well with the other speakers in his session. Eric is a truly engaging speaker.

May 6, 2011. National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC

Erik spoke on the potential of nanodata and now-casting to supplement existing federal statistics and to generate entirely new kinds of information. He provided an overview of some of the most promising nongovernment data collections, focusing on their capabilities, likely directions, and implications for the quality and breadth of future economic and social statistics. This was the most interesting and provocative seminar I have ever attended in the Committee on National Statistics series (and I have been to a lot of them!). Erik is thoroughly engaging and extremely gracious in his handling of post-talk discussion.

Walmart Year Beginning Meeting--March/2011--Orlando, Fl.

Very engaging topic that fit well with our retail model and desire to innovate. Not too cerebral for the mixed audience. Kept everyone entertained. Thought provoking. A lot of good post presentation feedback.

Rotterdam, Netherlands, 23 February 2011

Insightful and empirical information about the impact of digital technology on business. Entertainingly and convincingly presented. Erik is generous with his time and his expertise, and presents with authority and humor.

UC Irvine CIO Roundtable, Newport Beach, CA

The talk provided important actionable insights for CIO's on creating value in a digital economy. Erik's recommended approach to drive innovation with IT (Experiment, Measure, Share, Replicate) is very insightful and derived from the fundamental economic characteristics of IT. Moreover, Erik's prescriptions are based on the foremost academic research, making the recommendations credible. Yet, the presentation is pitched at the perfect level for senior executives. In terms of presentation style, Erik is very engaging and the discussion was extremely lively and informative.


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