John Hagel III
John Hagel III has nearly 30 years' experience as a management consultant, author, speaker, and entrepreneur, and has helped companies improve their performance by effectively applying information technology to reshape business strategies.
John currently serves as co-chairman of the Silicon Valley-based Deloitte LLP Center for the Edge, which conducts original research and develops substantive points of view regarding promising emerging business opportunities.
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 & 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 strategic planning 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 a series of best-selling business books, beginning with Net Gain, published in 1997, and including Net Worth, Out of the Box, The Only Sustainable Edge, and, in 2010, with co-authors John Seely Brown and Lang Davison, The Power of Pull. 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 professional service firms.