expert on the economics of disruption
Technology, business and society
The future of work
Erik Brynjolfsson is a prominent academic and best-selling author on the impact of technology on business strategy, productivity and performance, digital commerce, and intangible assets.
He is Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Professor at MIT Sloan School, and Research Associate at NBER.
His books include, with co-author Andrew McAfee, Machine Platform Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future (2017) and NY Times best-seller The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies (2014).
Erik is also editor of SSRN’s Information System Network and has served on the editorial boards of numerous academic journals.
Erik has built his reputation as one of the world's leading researchers and thinkers on digital innovation and how technology is uprooting traditional business models.
His best-selling books not only articulate the key trends impacting the global economy. They also offer a wealth of guidance on how organisations and individuals need to think if they are to make the most of the opportunities presented by the new machine age - and avoid the pitfalls.
An in-demand keynote speaker, Erik conveys his game-changing ideas with great charisma and dynamism on stage.
"Machine, Platform, Crowd is a forward-looking take on how business will interact with artificial intelligence and what that will mean for the transformation of industries." --- The New York Times
"For startups and established businesses, or for anyone interested in what the future holds, Machine, Platform, Crowd is essential reading." --- The Gentleman's Journal
"For an astute romp through important digital trends, ‘Machine, Platform, Crowd’ is hard to beat."—- The Economist
"This is a clear and crisply written account of machine intelligence, big data and the sharing economy." —-Financial Times, FT business books of the month: June 2017
"Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson...[use] their deep knowledge of the business and technology sectors to build a detailed, cogent and conversational guide to where we are and where we are going. The story is warmly and richly told, using footnotes approaching a third of a page in length when things get really exciting, and amply supported by notes, references and links. This book is in many senses a primer, a thorough grounding for the digital warrior in the driving forces of the 21st-century economy." —- Times Higher Education