Henry Chesbrough
University of California, Berkeley

Henry Chesbrough is best known for his theories of modern business – open innovation. He is the author of several award winning books and was named to the Thinkers50 list in 2011. He serves as Executive Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, which focuses on conducting research, publishing articles and developing teaching materials around open innovation. Henry Chesbrough is also a tenured Full Professor at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He is the author of more than 20 case studies on companies in the IT and life sciences sectors, available through Harvard Business School Publishing. Prior to his academic career, Henry Chesbrough spent 10 years in various product planning and strategic marketing positions in Silicon Valley companies.