John Kao

John Kao
  • Chairman and Founder, Institute for Large Scale Innovation, USA

BA, Yale College; MD, Yale College of Medicine; MBA, Harvard Business School. Formerly: residency in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; 14 years as faculty member, Harvard Business School, focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship; founder, companies in life sciences, digital media and entertainment. Former Chair, Global Agenda Council on Innovation, World Economic Forum. Director, Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium. Vice-President, Arts and Business. Fellow, Royal Society of Art. Production Executive, Sex, Lies and Videotape. Adviser to Aalto University. Author: Innovation Nation; Jamming; Innovation Manifesto.