Marco Iansiti, David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration, is a codirector of the Laboratory for Information Science at Harvard and of the Digital Initiative at HBS.
Prof. Iansiti’s research examines the digital transformation of companies and industries, with a special focus on digital ecosystems, AI-centric operating models, and the impact of AI and network effects on strategy and business models. Iansiti is known for his research on the management of innovation, business ecosystems, and digital transformation. His work on business ecosystems and their impact on strategy has been widely recognized and quoted. More recently, his research on digital transformation has received broad attention among both academics and practitioners, and his writings on this subject made HBR’s list of top ten articles of the year for three of the last four years. Iansiti has authored or coauthored several books, including Technology Integration, The Keystone Advantage, and One Strategy.
Iansiti joined Harvard Business School in 1989 and taught extensively in the school’s MBA, Executive Education, and doctoral programs. He developed courses on Managing Product Development, Starting New Ventures, and worked with Karim Lakhani to create the Digital Innovation and Transformation course. He is currently responsible for the Digital Transformation course module in the Executive Education Advanced Management Program, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious executive programs.
He cofounded several companies, including Model N (NASDAQ:MODN) and Keystone Strategy LLC. In association with the Keystone Strategy team, he has advised most of the largest technology companies, from Facebook to Amazon, and from Microsoft to Intel, as well as many more traditional Global 1000 firms. Iansiti currently serves on the boards of several companies, including PDF Solutions (NASDAQ: PDFS), ModuleQ, and Keystone Strategy, where he is Chairman. Iansiti was awarded a PhD and an AB in Physics from Harvard University.