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; I've been an Entrepreneur in Residence at GE Ventures and a Research Fellow at Autodesk.
I am a TED speaker, author of "The Economics of the Financial Crisis", two-times winner of the Rybczynski Prize for best paper in business economics and have published in the Harvard Business Review and other business and financial publication.
I am a PhD economist (Princeton), but with an optimistic twist.
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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.
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Michael Leifman (another GE alumn) and I host a podcast where we explore the latest technologies through conversations with startup founders. It's on iTunes, Stitcher, Google 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 & Interviews
I am a Senior Contributor to Forbes. My latest piece: