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Marco Annunziata economics, innovation and business strategy consultant

Marco Annunziata

I analyze the interplay of innovation and global economic trends, and assess the impact on business models and strategies. I have worked in policy, finance and industry -- most recently as GE's Chief Economist and Head of Business Innovation Strategy. 

I served on the Board of Advisors on Information Technology of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; as Entrepreneur in Residence at GE Ventures and a Research Fellow at Autodesk.


TED speaker, author of "The Economics of the Financial Crisis", two-times winner of the Rybczynski Prize for best paper in business economics, published in the Harvard Business Review and other business and financial publication.

PhD economist (Princeton), but with an  optimistic twist. 

Click here for my latest ideas, and here for consulting services


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Consulting Services

Marco Annunziata's creative desk

We work closely with our clients to offer strategic advice tailored to your needs. We can help you to:

Navigate the global economic, financial and geopolitical environment and anticipate the opportunities and challenges for your business. Our macro analysis and proprietary forecasts will help you cut through the noise and focus on what matters in times of uncertainty and volatility.

Understand innovation and technology trends most relevant to your business, identifying priorities, opportunities and adoption and execution challenges.

Take your thought leadership to the next level, bolstering your visibility and your credibility with customers, partners and policymakers.

Our clients include major blue-chip companies in industry, finance, software and learning, as well as tech startups.


Speaking Engagements

Marco Annunziata TED talk on the Industrial Internet

To book Marco for a speaking engagement, please email him directly at marco@annunziatadesai.com




Michael Leifman (another GE alumn) and I host a  podcast where we explore the latest technologies through conversations with startup founders. It's on iTunesStitcherGoogle Podcasts , Spotify, Tune-in on Alexa... wherever you listen. You can also listen directly through M4Edge.com . 

We also provide a joint advisory service that brings together the strength of Annunziata + Desai Advisors and Tenley Consulting.  We specialize in helping tech startups at all stages of growth, and scenario planning for both startups and major corporations. Contact us at StrategyGarage@M4Edge.com

Publications, Debates & Interviews


I am a Senior Contributor to Forbes. My latest piece:  Is Clip A 'Slack' For Factories?


 A Podcast on innovation, productivity, competitiveness, growth and inflation, hosted by financial firm Parkview.


Click here to listen.

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 The Oxford Union Debate on Universal Basic Income. This one was great fun, especially as we won the argument with a major upset, turning 22% of the audience to our side. Guess which side I was on...?


Click here to watch the debate

I have contributed a piece to The Bridge, the quarterly journal of the US National Academy Of Engineering. The Spring Issue is devoted to Postpandemic Engineering.


In my piece, What The Digital-Industrial Revolution Means For Manufacturing Companies' Social Responsibility, I address one of today's hottest issues: whether and how corporations should pursue broader goals beyond shareholder value maximization. In the article I try to offer a structured approach for how manufacturing companies should approach this challenge, including in view of the disruptive digital-industrial transformation. 

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In the latest issue of the International Banker I discuss four questions that will shape the economic future in 2021 and beyond:

  • whether innovation can truly be a game changer;

  • the future of globalization;

  • whether monetary policy should be subservient to fiscal policy;

  • and whether it’s wise for governments to run up even more debt.

Read the article here.

Check out the BLOG page for my latest thoughts.

Article in:  'The International Economy' , on The Hidden Tech-Driven Productivity Revolution in the US.

Harvard Business Review article on Augmented Reality with my friend Magid Abraham

A paper on the Future of Work to the online journal Economics, co-authored with Hendrik Bourgeois


Contact me


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In the READINGS page I post short reviews of the books I find most interesting.


In the Ministry of Truth page I highlight some egregious examples of misleading media coverage, because cutting through the noise and misinformation has become a key challenge for analysts and businesses.

I also dabble in photography, and the gallery below will give you a sample of what catches my eye. You can find more of my photos on my 500px page.