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David Shrier

Managing Director, Connection Science & Engineering


David L. Shrier has spent his career helping large organizations to build new revenue and enter new markets. He is the Managing Director of MIT Connection Science, which applies big data and communications technology to understanding and managing innovation in companies and societies, and delivering behavior change within populations in domains including health, financial services and urban systems. In his role at MIT, David incubates new initiatives for the Institute such as Connection Science; MIT Sloan’s family office program; and study of the neuroscience of learning as part of the Office of Digital Learning. He also advises the European Commission on commercializing innovation and building regional innovation capacity, and counsels leadership at private and public companies on growth strategies. David specializes in unleashing organizational potential, having developed $8.5 billion of growth opportunities globally with companies including GE/NBC Universal, D&B, Wolters Kluwer, The Walt Disney Company, Ernst & Young, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts, as well as leading private equity and VC funds. He has also started and/or led a number of private equity and venture capital-backed companies as CEO, CFO or COO. David Shrier was granted an Sc.B. from Brown University in Biology and Theatre, has been adjunct faculty at NYU/Stern’s School of Business MBA Program, and has lectured at leading universities around the world on corporate innovation.

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