Chris Meyer

July 11, 2009

Christopher Meyer is the Director of the Center for Business Innovation in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Center is charged with identifying the issues that will be challenging business in the future and defining responses to them. As Director, Chris is responsible for establishing the Center’s research agenda.

His current research is focused on development of the Adaptive Enterprise, applying recently developed insights from adaptive systems theory to understand how businesses can be designed to evolve autonomously in response to economic volatility. He is also developing perspectives on the coming molecular economy, driven by the rapidly developing fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology, and materials science.

Chris frequently speaks and writes about the evolution of the information economy, the innovative use of information, and its impact on strategy, shareholder value, and the effect of connectivity on the economy. His publications include BLUR: The Speed of Change in the Connected Economy (Addison-Wesley, 1998), Future Wealth (Harvard Business School Press, 2000), and “Swarm Intelligence: A Whole New Way to Think About Business,” in Harvard Business Review.

Chris established the Bios Group, Inc., Cap Gemini Ernst & Young’s initiative to develop complexity-based solutions for management. He serves as a Board Member to Bios Group, Icosystems, and the International Informatics Society. He is also a member of the advisory boards of LaunchCyte and Corey McPherson Nash.

Chris has over 20 years of general management and economic consulting experience. Prior to joining Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, he was a Vice President at Mercer Management Consulting, where he founded and built the firm’s practice in the information industries, comprising telecommunications, hardware, software, and information services and media. He led relationships with several of the firm’s leading clients—some spanning ten years—helping them pioneer concepts of capability-based strategy, horizontal and process management, and the nature of business in the information economy. His Group won awards for service excellence from AT&T and Texas Instruments.

Chris holds a B.A. in both Mathematics and Economics from Brandeis University and a M.B.A. (with distinction) from The Harvard Business School. In addition, he held a University Predoctoral Fellowship in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.

See essays by this author:
Understanding the Accelerating Rate of Change