Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute
Michael Chui was the speaker at the October 2011 CCST meeting. His presentation was titled
Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity.
Chui is a Senior Fellow of the McKinsey Global Institute. He is based in San Francisco,
CA, where he directs research on the impact of information technologies, such as Big Data, Web 2.0
and the Internet of Things, on business and the economy. He has served clients in the High Tech,
Media and Telecom industries on strategy, innovation and product development, IT, sales & marketing,
M&A and organization. His research has been cited globally in publications such as the Wall Street
Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Fast Company, Forbes, The Economist, The Times of London,
and Les Échos.
Michael holds a B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University and earned a Ph.D. in Computer
Science and Cognitive Science, and a M.S. in Computer Science, from Indiana University. His Ph.D.
dissertation, entitled "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For: Web Searching as Query
Refinement," examined Web user search behaviors and the usability of Web search engines.
Prior to joining McKinsey, Michael served as the first Chief Information Officer of the City of
Bloomington, Indiana, where he re-architected the enterprise architecture using Open Source
technologies and led a project that resulted in Bloomington becoming the first community in the
world to offer both live and archived video streaming of public meetings on the Web.
Before that, Michael was founder and executive director of HoosierNet, Inc, a nonprofit
cooperative Internet service provider that provided dial-up and broadband access to the Internet to
consumers, nonprofits, governments and businesses.