Mark Bunger is a research director at Lux Research, with 18 years of business strategy experience as a management consultant and technology analyst. In this time, he has advised more than 40 Fortune 500 corporations, led hundreds of engagements, and authored over 60 reports and other publications. He is passionate about science and its role in innovation, and works with R&D and business leaders at clients around the world.
Mark joined Lux Research in 2005 and launched and leads Lux Research's Bioscience Intelligence Service. He previously led the company's consulting practice and research team.
Immediately prior to joining Lux, Mark was a principal analyst at Forrester Research, where he studied and advised clients in manufacturing industries, including automotive and aerospace. Prior to that, Mark was a managing director at European technology consultancy LB International. He also co-founded the leading online promotional currency company, SoftCoin, which manages multimillion-dollar campaigns for clients such as Kodak, Proctor & Gamble, Frito-Lay, and Nokia. The first six years of Mark's career were spent at Accenture in the U.S. and Europe, where he was a consultant in a variety of industries and technologies.
Mark and his work have figured in leading media outlets in the U.S. and Europe, including CNN, PBS, CNBC, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News, American Chemical Society Nano Letters, and other technical, regional, and trade publications and channels. He is a frequent speaker, with recent presentations to the European Commission, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Institute of Physics, and other government, academic, and industrial groups.
Mark's business education was in International Marketing at Malardalen Polytechnic (Sweden), and Market Research at the University of Texas. Mark currently studies biochemistry part-time via an ad hoc program of University of California-Berkeley extension courses and lab work (neurology, bioengineering) at UCSF. He speaks English, Swedish, and German, and is conversant in several other languages. He has served as chairman and vice chair of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce on the regional and national level, respectively. Mark and his wife and three children split the year living in California and Sweden.