CIO Symposium Contributor


Andrew McAfee, SB ‘88, SM ‘90


MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

Symposium Roles

Speaker/Panelist 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015


Book: The Second Machine Age

Andrew McAfee studies the ways that information technology affects businesses and business as a whole. His research investigates how IT changes the way companies perform, organize themselves, and compete. He and Erik Brynjolfsson are co-authors of two award-winning books: NY Time best-seller The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies (2014); and Race Against the Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy (2012).He coined the phrase “Enterprise 2.0” in a spring 2006 Sloan Management Review article to describe the use of Web 2.0 tools and approaches by businesses. McAfee has been acclaimed as one of the most influential people in IT by Ziff-Davis, Baseline, and Everything Channel.

Book: Leading Digital

McAfee is a principal research scientist and co-director at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He received his Doctorate from Harvard Business School, and completed two Master of Science and two Bachelor of Science degrees at MIT.