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Barry Libert

Chairman and Co-Founder AIMatters, Author, The Network Imperative and Multiple articles in HBR and MIT on AI driven businesses at AIMatters

About Me

Barry is a digital board member, CEO and board advisor. He is the founder and chairman of AIMatters, Inc., an AI start up that is reinventing consulting. He is an expert in digital business models – particularly platforms, networks and AI. Barry served as a senior fellow at The Wharton School where he led their research into new business models (platforms with network effect) at the SEI Center since 2011. Barry has spent the last 6 years advising CEOs and boards on how to transform their business models from product to platform, customer to network, and data to AI in order to achieve exponential growth and value. His startup portfolio companies, collectively, have built and managed more than 15,000 customer and employee networks with more than 40 million users for 350 brands with more than 100 million fans. Current boards include Enterprise Community Inc., Bellwether, Wharton’s SEI Center, as well as a variety of start-ups. Past and present institutional clients include Barrick Gold, iRobot, Salesforce, Microsoft, GE Healthcare, Sun Life, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, PWC, and ESPN. Barry is an active columnist for HBR, Forbes, Knowledge at Warton and MIT’s Sloan Management Review (SMR). Starting in 2018, he will add CIO to his monthly features. His sixth book, The Network Imperative was published in June 2016 by Harvard Business Review (HBR) Press. This book, along with his others – including We Are Smarter than Me and Social Nation - focuses on why and how digital business models outperform all other types. Mr. Libert has delivered more than 500+ keynote speeches to 50,000 people globally at leading industry conferences, private corporate events, and institutional investor gatherings. He has published 1,250+ articles in such periodicals as Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Barron's, and The New York Times. He has also appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox News Network, NPR, and Facebook Live. Barry began his career with McKinsey & Company, is a graduate of Tufts University (Magna Cum Laude) and holds an MBA from Columbia University (Beta Gamma Sigma).

Courses and Programs taught by Barry Libert

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