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John Hagel - Participant

John currently serves as co-chairman of the Silicon Valley-based Deloitte LLP Center for the Edge, which conducts original research on emerging business opportunities that are not yet on the Chief Executive Officer’s management agenda but should be.

John Hagel III has nearly 30 years of experience as a management consultant, author, speaker and entrepreneur. 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.

Before joining Deloitte, John was an independent consultant and writer. Prior to that, he held significant positions at leading consulting firms and companies. From 1984 to 2000, he was a principal at McKinsey and Co., where he was a leader of the Strategy Practice. 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 and summarizing recent research pursued at the Center for the Edge, 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, beginning with Net Gain, published in 1997, and including 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.

John has his own website at www.johnhagel.com, a joint website with John Seely Brown at www.edgeperspectives.com, a personal blog at www.edgeperspectives.typepad.com as well as joint blogs with John Seely Brown on the Harvard Business Review and the Business Week websites.

John holds a BA from Wesleyan University, a B.Phil. from Oxford University and a JD and MBA from Harvard University.

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Deloitte Center for the Edge

Title

Co-Chairman

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