Haydn Shaughnessy, is editor of Innovation Management Magazine, and has worked at the epicentre of innovation in a 25 year career spanning journalism, consultancy and research management. He began his technology career as a manager of application research in broadband, mobile and downstream satellite services and has maintained a continuous production of analysis and intellectual material around innovation since then, having written on Wired Cities, Fibre to the Home, Future Search Engines, and international collaboration. A graduate of the London School of Economics he is a thought leader in systemic innovation building on his PhD research at Oxford University in large scale economic transformations. He was previously a partner at The Conversation Group, the leading global social technologies consultancy where he helped companies such as Alcatel Lucent, Volvo, General Motors, Symbian Foundation, and Unilever adapt to the current transformations in the global digital economy.
Haydn has written for the Wall St Journal, Forbes.com, Harvard Business Review, and many newspapers as well as making documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4 and RTE. His consultancy and research work encompasses changing enterprise structures, new business models and long-term trends in attitudes. He is in demand as a speaker on the impact of changing attitudes on business and on gearing innovation to new consumer requirements. His writing work gives him access to an audience of some 7 - 10 million monthly visitors. He has been a contributor to the enterprise program on ecosystem metrics. He has also pioneered new semantic and analytical approaches using social and unstructured data for strategic planning and market analysis.