“Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome the director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, Erik Brynjolfsson, and Andrew McAfee, one of the principal research scientists at the Center, for a discussion of their book, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies. The authors were joined in conversation by Meghna Chakrabarti, co-host of WBUR’s Radio Boston. In The Second Machine Age MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee’two thinkers at the forefront of their field’reveal the forces driving the reinvention of our lives and our economy. As the full impact of digital technologies is felt, we will realize immense bounty in the form of dazzling personal technology, advanced infrastructure, and near-boundless access to the cultural items that enrich our lives.”
BIO: Andrew McAfee
Andrew McAfee received his Doctorate from Harvard Business School, and completed two Master of Science and two Bachelor of Science degrees at MIT. He is currently a principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business in the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a fellow at the Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. McAfee coined the phrase “Enterprise 2.0” in a spring 2006 Sloan Management Review article to describe the use of Web 2.0 tools and approaches by businesses. His book, Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization’s Toughest Challenges, studies the ways that information technology (IT) affects businesses and business as a whole. McAfee is the author or co-author of more than fifteen scholarly articles and ninety case studies for students and teachers of technology. He speaks frequently to both academic and industry audiences, and has taught in executive education programs around the world. In 2008 McAfee was named by the editors of the technical publishing house Ziff-Davis number 38 in their list of the “100 Most Influential People in IT.”
BIO: Meghna Chakrabarti
Meghna Chakrabarti is an American journalist and radio producer. She is the host of NPR’s On Point, the former host of the WBUR news program Radio Boston and the Modern Love podcast.