Larry Downes is considered an expert in developing business strategies in an age where you see a constant disruption of technology and the various associated legal aspects. A bestselling author, he has held faculty appointments at various institutions of higher learning. He includes, amongst these, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the University of California-Berkley Haas School of Business where he was the Associate Dean of the School of Information, and Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.
From 2010 to 2019, Larry Downes served as project director at the Georgetown Centre for Business and Public Policy. Prior to this, i.e., from 2006 to 2010, he was a nonresident Fellow at the Stanford Law School Centre for Internet and Society.
Larry Downes is also a bestselling author. His New York Times and Business Week bestseller ‘Unleashing the Killer App: Digital Strategies for Market Dominance” was named one of the five most important books ever published on business and technology by the Wall Street Journal.
Besides taking time from his busy schedule to write his bestsellers, Larry Downes also regularly contributes to various publications. Amongst these, he includes The New York Times, The Economist, Wired, Congressional Quarterly, The European Business Review, and The San Francisco Chronicle.
These days Larry Downes helps with the creation of comprehensive strategies that embrace all stakeholders while ensuring continued success.
A sought-after conference keynote speaker, Larry Downes focuses on areas related to disruptive innovation, strategy, and technology policy. He lives in the USA and presents in English.