Marco Iansiti

David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration
Unit Head, Technology and Operations Management Unit

Harvard Business School

Harvard University

Soldiers Field
Boston, MA 02163

(617) 495-6643

Website: Harvard faculty profile

Issues: Cloud Computing, Innovation and Economic Growth, Interoperability and Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

About Marco Iansiti

Marco Iansiti is the David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration and heads the Technology and Operations Management Unit and the Digital Initiative at Harvard Business School. Professor Iansiti is an expert on digital innovation and transformation, with a special focus on strategy, business models, and new product development in high technology industries.


Professor Iansiti’s research has focused on technological innovation, product development, entrepreneurship, and operations—specifically the drivers of productivity, flexibility, and adaptation in organizations. He examined the strategy and innovation processes of key organizations including Microsoft, IBM, Hewlett Packard, WalMart, AT&T and Dell, Amazon, and Google, among many others.


He is the author or coauthor of more than 100 articles, papers, book chapters, cases, and notes, including “The Ecology of Strategy” (with R. Levien) and "Digital Ubiquity" (with K. Lakhani), which were published in the Harvard Business Review. His second book, The Keystone Advantage: What the New Dynamics of Business Ecosystems Mean for Strategy, Innovation, and Sustainability (also with R. Levien), published in August 2004 by HBS Press, was selected as one of the 10 best business books of the year by Strategy and Business. His latest book, One Strategy: Organization, Planning, and Decision Making (Wiley Press, 2010), was written with Steven Sinofsky.


Professor Iansiti has advised a variety of Fortune 500 firms with a focus on digital strategies and transformation. He is a member of the board of directors of Keystone Strategy Inc., a consulting firm he co-founded. He currently also serves on the boards of AltX, Module Q, and Decibel. AltX is a data platform and marketplace for alternative investments; ModuleQ is a Personal Resource Management application, and Decibel is a stealth mode start-up in the sports space.


Ph.D. Physics, Harvard University, 1988