An innovation strategy and growth expert and Harvard Business School professor, Clayton Christensen is recognized as one of the world’s most influential living management thinkers. His theory of disruptive innovation revolutionized conventional management thinking with his seminal book, “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” which explored the paradox that great companies fail by making the “right decisions” in the “wrong” situations. The New York Times best-seller has deeply influenced some of the greatest business leaders of our time, including Apple’s Steve Jobs, business magnate Michael Bloomberg and Intel CEO Andy Grove. Professor Christensen introduced a profoundly influential concept in his 2003 book “The Innovator’s Solution” -- Don’t sell products and services to customers; address their jobs to be done. By understanding what causes customers to "hire" a product or service, he makes the case that businesses can improve innovation track records and uncover new growth opportunities, a theory that also is the focus of his recently-published book, “Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice.” In his writings and in the work of the nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank he founded, The Clayton Christensen Institute, Professor Christensen continues to focus the lens of disruptive innovation on the most pressing social problems of the day. His focus on health care, education and economics offers unique frameworks for better understanding and addressing these ever-evolving challenges. Professor Clayton received his B.A. in economics, summa cum laude, from Brigham Young University and a Master of Philosophy in applied econometrics from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He received an MBA with High Distinction and subsequently, his DBA from the Harvard Business School. As a White House Fellow, he was assistant to U.S. Transportation Secretaries Drew Lewis and Elizabeth Dole. An experienced entrepreneur, he has started three successful companies including CPS Technologies, innovation consulting firm Innosight, and investment firm Rose Park Advisors. A widely sought-after speaker, advisor and board member, Professor Christensen’s research continues to be applied to national economies, start-up and Fortune 50 companies, as well as to early- and late-stage investing.