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Erik Brynjolfsson

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Leading expert on the economic impact of technology

Schussel Family Professor of Management Science, MIT Sloan School of Management (1999-present)

Best-selling author, "The Second Machine Age" (2014)

Erik Brynjolfsson Speaker Profile:

Professor Erik Brynjolfsson examines, and speaks with authority on, the effects of information technologies on business strategy, productivity and employment. His recent research studies data-driven decision making, the pricing implications of internet commerce and the role of intangible assets.

Erik is currently the Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, a Professor at the MIT Sloan School and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also on the academic advisory board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and Time Magazine’s Board of Economists.

Erik wrote an influential review of the “IT Productivity Paradox” and in separate work, documented a clear correlation between IT investment and productivity. He has argued that the use of Information Technology is mostly likely to increase productivity when it is combined with complementary business processes and human capital.

Erik Brynjolfsson has received numerous awards for his research and lectures on technology and strategy. BusinessWeek has profiled him as an “ebusiness visionary” and he is a director or advisor for several technology-intensive firms.

Erik is the author of several notable books, including “Wired for Innovation: How IT is Reshaping the Economy” (2009) and “Race Against the Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy” (2011). His most recent book,”The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies” (2014), is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post best-seller.

For availability and speaker fees, please contact Erik Brynjolfsson’s speaking agent here or call +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.

Our Comment

"A passionate advocate of the power of technology to boost economic productivity and reduce poverty, Erik is a highly thoughtful commentator on how innovation is re-shaping the global economy, and what the implications are for businesses and governments."

TEDtalk: The key to growth? Race with the machines (2013)

[youtube http://www.ted.com/talks/erik_brynjolfsson_the_key_to_growth_race_em_with_em_the_machines]

The economic impact of information technology (2012)

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