Andrew McAfee, SB ‘88, SM ‘90

Principal Research Scientist/Co-Director

MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

Symposium Roles
Speaker/Panelist 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Panels Participated in
Is Tech Screwing Up the Planet? (2018)
Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future (2017)
A Tale of Two Machine Ages (2016)
Objects in the Future are Closer Than They Appear (2015)

Andrew McAfee (@amcafee), a principal research scientist at MIT, studies how digital technologies are changing business, the economy, and society. His most recent book, written with Erik Brynjolfsson, is Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future. Their 2014 book on these topics, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies was a New York Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Financial Times / McKinsey business book of the year award.

Mr. McAfee has written for publications including Harvard Business Review, The Economist, The Wall St. Journal, the Financial Times, and The New York Times. He’s talked about his work on The Charlie Rose Show and 60 Minutes, at TED, Davos, the Aspen Ideas Festival, and in front of many other audiences.

He was educated at Harvard and MIT, where he is the co-founder of the Institute’s Initiative on the Digital Economy.

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