Andrew McAfee

Co-Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy




Champion Committee


Andrew McAfee (@amcafee), a principal research scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management, cofounded the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy with Erik Brynjolfsson.  McAfee studies how computer technologies are changing business, the economy, and society.  His 2014 book on these topics, “The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies,” co-authored with Erik Brynjolfsson, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.  He is also the author of the 2009 book “Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization’s Toughest Challenges.” He’s discussed his work on The Charlie Rose Show , 60 Minutes, at TED, at the Aspen Ideas Festival, and in front of many other international and domestic audiences.

McAfee was educated at Harvard and MIT.  He lives in Cambridge.

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