Mark Johnson is chairman of Innosight, an innovation-based consulting and executive training firm focused on helping companies and institutions innovate for new growth and transformation. He co-founded the firm with Harvard Business School professor and best selling author on innovation, Clayton M. Christensen. Mark has led numerous consulting engagements within Fortune 500 companies in a broad range of industries, including consumer packaged goods, healthcare, commercial enterprise IT, oil and gas, aerospace/defense and government labs. Mark has also done work at the country level, having led a large-scale innovation management project for the government of Singapore. Many of the insights from Mark's client work can be found in the award winning article from the 2002 spring issue of Sloan Management Review entitled, "Foundations for Growth: How to Build Disruptive New Businesses", which he co-authored with Clayton Christensen.
Mark has co-authored The Innovator's Guide to Growth (Harvard Business Press July 2008) with Innosight colleagues Scott Anthony and Joe Sinfield. His most recent work has focused on business model innovation, helping companies create distinct business models, strategies and skills to manage new market growth. This work is the subject of a Harvard Business Review article scheduled for release in September 2008 and a book entitled Conquering the White Space: Achieving Transformative Growth through Business Model Innovation scheduled for release in early 2009 by Harvard Business Press.
Mark is a much requested authority and speaker on innovation, transformation, and business model change and has been a featured speaker at several conferences in the defense, automotive, healthcare, financial services, and venture capital industries.
Prior to co-founding Innosight, Mark was a consultant at Booz | Allen | Hamilton where he worked on a variety of assignments for clients involved in managing innovation and comprehensive change programs. Additionally, Mark worked with Harvard Business School professor David Garvin in developing an approach and tools to help clients improve their strategy development process through learning based methods. Prior to joining Booz | Allen | Hamilton, Mark was an officer in the U.S. Navy. He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm.
Mark received his MBA with second year honors from the Harvard Business School. He received a Master's degree in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics from Columbia University and a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.