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Nathan Furr is a Full Professor of Strategy at INSEAD, where he teaches innovation and technology strategy. Nathan earned his PhD from the Stanford Technology Ventures Program at Stanford University and holds BA, MA and MBA degrees from Brigham Young University. He has held permanent or visiting positions at INSEAD, ESSEC, and BYU. Nathan Furr is directing Leading Digital Transformation and Innovation and Innovation in the Age of Disruption and Building Digital Partnerships and Ecosystems Nathan’s research focuses on innovation and technology strategy, particularly how new and established firms adapt to technology change and enter new markets. Published papers include explorations of how to capture new opportunities, how to balance the need for execution and flexibility, how firms develop innovative business models, the determinants of success for firms changing industries, and the impact of learning on new market success. His research has been published in leading journals, such as Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He has received various awards, including the Best Dissertation Award from both the Technology & Innovation Management Division and the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management, as well as Best Paper Awards or finalist distinctions from the Business and Public Policy Division of the Academy of Management, the Kauffman Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, and other recognised academic institutions. Nathan is also a recognised expert in innovation, entrepreneurship, and value creation, co-authoring Innovation Capital (Harvard Business Review Press, 2019), Leading Transformation, (Harvard Business School Press, 2018), The Innovator's Method (Harvard Business School Press, 2014) and Nail It then Scale It: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Creating and Managing Breakthrough Innovation (NISI Institute, 2011). His articles appear in Harvard Business Review and Sloan Management Review. In addition, Nathan contributes to Forbes, Inc. and other magazines on issues of innovation, value creation, and technology strategy Professionally, Nathan has acted as the founder or advisor to corporations and startups in healthcare, clean technology, professional services, the internet, retail and financial services industries. Nathan also sits on the investment board of the Kickstart Seed Fund, an innovative early-stage venture fund, and was the founder of the International Business Model Competition, which attracts thousands of innovative teams from around the world in an international competition. Nathan also worked as a consultant at Monitor Group, a premier international strategy consulting firm, working with senior executives on a range of strategic and market discovery initiatives.
Jason Davis is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD. He is an expert on digital transformation and innovation in large enterprises and the strategies of startups in digital platform ecosystems. His research has focused on issues of collaboration and adaptation by 'big tech' computing companies in Silicon Valley and Seattle, fast experimentation by mobile app ventures on the iPhone and Android platforms, and the social media strategies of the Fortune 500 companies using Twitter and Facebook. He applies these insights to large organizations as they seek to create value with new digital technologies and systems like artificial intelligence, automation, platform-marketplaces, blockchain, and super-apps, and to new ventures in his MBA courses on Digital Entrepreneurship and Crypto Entrepreneurship. Jason has focused effort on investigating business model innovations by big tech companies in Asia, having developed teaching cases about how companies such as Go-Jek, Grab, Alibaba, and ByteDance are innovating in the region, and how Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google compete globally. Prior to joining INSEAD, Jason was an Associate Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management in the MIT Sloan School of Management where he taught Technology Strategy. He currently serves as Senior Editor at Organization Science. Jason earned PhD and MA degrees from Stanford University, where his research was supported by the National Science Foundation. He also earned MS and SB degrees from Caltech and MIT where he did thesis research in computation theory and molecular biology. His research has been published in top academic journals such as the Administrative Science Quarterly, American Economic Review, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, and Academy of Management Review. Jason has served as editorial board member at Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Strategic Organization. He has received multiple research awards including the AOM Academy-Wide Newman Award for Best Paper from a Dissertation (2009), the TIM Division Best Doctoral Dissertation Award (2009), the TIM Division Best Paper Award (2009), the OMT Division Best Paper Award (2008), and the ACAC Competitive Advantage Best Paper Award (2014). Jason also received an Honorable Mention Award for the Granovetter Prize for best article in Economic Sociology from the American Sociological Association (2012). He is also the recipient of the Academy of Management's Technology Innovation Management Emerging Scholar Award (2012). Finally, Jason was selected to receive the ASQ Award for Scholarly Contribution (2015) given to “the most significant paper published in ASQ five years earlier.” His research has also been featured in a variety of popular and industry publications like Harvard Business Review, BBC, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The Atlantic, Forbes, Fortune, The Economist Podcast, Wired, Channel News Asia, South China Morning Post, Jakarta Post, Huffington Post, Sloan Management Review, Computer World and Technology Review. Jason has also consulted, advised, or spoken about his research or conducted executive education at multiple companies including Intel, Microsoft, Cisco, Google, Broadcom, ESI, Sun Microsystems, Tesla, Citibank, Bank Indonesia, BCA, Pertamina, Astra, Go-Jek, Axiata, Natixis, Frasers, Prudential, Aviva, CIMB, Jardines, JG Summit, Lenovo, Vale, Tata Consulting Group, Avery Dennison, Public Bank, and various startups. Recently, he is a recipient of the EFMD EiP Gold Award (2020) in executive education and Case Centre Best Case Award in Entrepreneurship (2021). At INSEAD, he serves as Program Director for customized executive education programs about Digital Strategy & Leadership and the Leading Digital Transformation and Innovation open enrolment program on INSEAD’s Asia campus.