Eamonn Kelly "is CEO of Global Business Network, the renowned California-based, future-oriented network and consulting firm, and a partner of the Monitor Group. He has been central to sustaining GBN's thought leadership about the future, and is also head of its consulting practice. He has consulted at a senior level to dozens of the world's leading corporations in most sectors, including healthcare, energy, telecommunications, transportation, financial services, manufacturing, computing, professional services and consumer goods. Eamonn has also worked with key global and national public agencies, as well as several major philanthropic foundations. For more than a decade he has been at the forefront of exploring the emergence of a new, knowledge-intensive economy, and the far-reaching consequences for society, organizations and people—and has been invited to present his provocative ideas frequently all over the world.
"Prior to joining GBN, Eamonn was head of strategy at Scottish Enterprise, one of the world's most respected development agencies, where he led the creation of new and effective strategies for economic and social development in a new era. He has also established successful community-based business initiatives, and served on the boards of numerous organizations. Eamonn studied drama, sociology and economics at the University of Glasgow, and also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Strathclyde University. Eamonn is the author of Powerful Times: Rising to the Challenge of Our Uncertain World (Wharton, 2005). and co-author of What's Next: Exploring the New Terrain for Business (Perseus/Wiley, 2002) and The Future of the Knowledge Economy (OECD, 1999). Eamonn also authored GBN's 2003 Scenario Book, History in Motion."