Thomas Koulopoulos

Chairman & Founder - Delphi Corporation

Tom Koulopoulos is chairman and founder of Delphi Group, a Boston-based think tank providing advice on leading edge technologies and futures to Global 2000 organizations and government agencies for the past 25 years. He has also been the executive director of the Babson College Center for Business Innovation, an executive in residence at Bentley University, and the leader of a global Innovation Lab for Perot Systems (now Dell). Named one of the industry's most influential information management consultants by InformationWeek magazine, he is an authority on the implications of trends in technology, society, and business for global organizations. His articles and market insights have appeared in national and international print and broadcast media such as; BusinessWeek, FastCompany, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, CNBC, CNN, and NPR. His nine books include; Cloud Surfing, The Innovation Zone, Smartsourcing, Corporate Instinct, Smart Companies, Smart Tools, and The XEconomy. Tom's current book, Cloud Surfing, looks at the dramatically changing forces and behaviors that are driving the way we work, live, and play in the hyperconnected cloud. His insights have received wide praise from luminaries such as the late Peter Drucker, the father of modern management; Dee Hock, founder of Visa International; and management guru Tom Peters, who called his writing, "a brilliant vision of where we must take our enterprises to survive and thrive." According to Tom's mentor, Peter Drucker, Tom's writing "makes you question not only the way you run your business but the way you run yourself." In his prior book, The Innovation Zone, How Great Companies Re-innovate for Amazing Success, Tom boils innovation down to its essence and provides a play list for companies and individuals who want to increase their ability to innovate. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Tom has also been an adjunct professor at the Boston College Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management and a guest lecturer at the Boston University School of Management and the Harvard University School of Public Health.