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Henry Chesbrough
Faculty Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business


Henry Chesbrough is best known as “the father of Open Innovation”. He teaches at the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley. He is also a professor of Information Systems at Esade Business School.

He has written books such as Open Innovation (Harvard Business School Press, 2003), Open Business Models (Harvard Business School Press, 2006), and Open Services Innovation (Jossey-Bass, 2011).

He has been recognized as one of the leading business thinkers by Thinkers50. He received an Innovation Luminary award from the European Commission and Intel in 2014. He received the Industrial Research Institute Medal of Achievement in 2017, and has two honorary doctorates. He can be reached at

Agenda Sessions

  • Open Innovation: Where We’ve Been, and Where We Need to Go