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N. Venkat Venkatraman
David J. McGrath Jr. Professor in Management
Boston University Questrom School of Business

N. Venkat Venkatraman is the David J. McGrath Jr. Professor of Management at Boston University Questrom School of Business.

Prof. Venkatraman’s primary appointment is in the Information Systems Department with a joint appointment in the Strategy and Innovation department.  Over the last three decades, his research and teaching have focused on how companies win in the post-industrial, digital age—where products, processes and services are shaped and supported by information and communication technology.  His recent book, The Digital Matrix: New Rules for Business Transformation through Technology was published in 2017 by LifeTree Media for global distribution and Portfolio Penguin for the Indian subcontinent.  Ginni Rometty, Chairman & CEO of IBM endorsed the book with the following quote: "Venkat Venkatraman has created an essential new model for digital business strategy in the age of cognitive systems and artificial intelligence – at once simple, pragmatic and quietly groundbreaking. Although written for incumbents in traditional industries, The Digital Matrix will, I believe, prove invaluable for all leaders, whether of established institutions or born-on-the-cloud startups. It is nothing less than a roadmap for the next era of business transformation."

Besides Boston University, he has taught at MIT Sloan School of Management and London Business School He has been awarded the 2004 and 2006 IBM Faculty Fellowship for his work focusing on business challenges in the network era.  He has been recognized by as one of the most cited researchers in strategy and management by Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Thomson Financial/ISI and Google Scholar.  His research has won awards from The Academy of Management (AT Kearney Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research) and Strategic Management Society (McKinsey Honorable Mention).

He writes papers for managerial audience and academic publications.  His papers for managers have been published in the Sloan Management Review and California Management Review, Harvard Business Review online and Financial Times over the last decades.  He has also published in IBM Systems Journal (1993 Special Issue on Strategic Alignment; the Turning Points issue in 2000) and Business Strategy Review (London Business School). His academic research has been published in Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Information Systems Review, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review and others.

He has served on the Technical Advisory Committee of Canal + France focused on disruption and innovation in the digital media sector.  He holds a BTech degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM Calcutta) and PhD from Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.   In 2015, he was selected by IIM Calcutta as a Distinguished Alumnus. 

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