Barry Libert

CEO at Open Matters & Author of The Network Imperative

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“Revolutionary ideas drive the next big growth areas, so you need to be a bit uncomfortable to stay relevant”

Barry Libert

CEO at Open Matters & Author of The Network Imperative

“Business models follow on from the mental models in your leadership team”

Barry is a digital board member, CEO advisor and angel investor.  He is also a Senior Fellow at Wharton’s SEI Center.

Barry has spent the last decade advising boards and leaders about how to build digital networks and platforms to drive value, growth, and profits. He has assisted CEOs in pivoting their business models, and has invested in social, mobile, cloud, and big data startups. His portfolio companies have built networks and platforms for many leading brands including Goldman Sachs, Major League Baseball, AAA, and ESPN.  Barry also sits on a number of for-profit and not-for-profit boards.

Barry has co-authored six books.  His latest is called The Network Imperative:  How to Survive and Grow in the Age of Digital Business Models. This book, along with his others – including We Are Smarter than Me and Social Nation – focus on the value of today’s technologies, new business models, and networks.

Barry has delivered more than 400 keynote speeches to 30,000 people globally. He has published 1100 articles in periodicals including Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Barron’s, and The New York Times.  He has also appeared on CNN, CNBC, FNN and NPR. 

Barry began his career with McKinsey & Company, is a graduate of Tufts University, and holds an MBA from Columbia University. He resides in Dover, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.

 

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