Dr. M. S. Krishnan (“Krishnan”) is the Accenture Professor of Computer Information Systems and Professor of Technology and Operations at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. He is also the Faculty Director for India Initiatives at the Ross School of Business. He has co-authored the book “The New Age of Innovation: Driving Co-Created Value with Global Networks” with Professor C. K. Prahalad (late). The Economist and BusinessWeek magazine named this book as one of the Best Books on Innovation in 2008. In this book, they argued that powered by digital technologies, the structure of business models across industries will transform from mass production of products or services to co-creation of personalized experience with individual customers (N=1) through the orchestration of access to global resources on digital technology platforms (R=G). His research articles have appeared in several journals including Management Science, Information Systems Research, Management Information Systems Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Software, Decision Support Systems, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Information Week, Sloan Management Review, Optimize and Communications of the ACM.
Prof. Krishnan collaborates with Gooru to develop the strategy for enabling an ecosystem to accelerate learning for everyone. They developed a learner identity model to implement N=1 in learning. Gooru also established a Navigated Learning Collaborative (NLC) to tap into the collective intelligence enabled by R=G. Krishnan and Gooru collaborate in research projects related to building capabilities including business models for a thriving N=1 and R=G ecosystem.