Terri Griffith holds the Keith Beedie Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business. She spent two decades in the Silicon Valley and in 2012 was honored as a Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Terri helps her students and their organizations accelerate performance and prepare for the futures of work. Terri brings energy and evidence-based innovation to organizational design and technology management through her research, teaching, speaking, and writing. Her current research focuses on remote and hybrid work strategies, especially the bottom-up application of automation and artificial intelligence.
For over 30 years she has partnered with universities as they provide executive education to organizations such as Oracle, IBM, Cisco, ESADE, Sonera, SIM APC, and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. She serves on advisory boards for startups and advisory groups and served as the 2022 President of ISSIP - The International Society of Service Innovation Professionals. She's now joined the ISSIP Strategy Council.
Through her blog, Technology and Organizations, and freelance work (Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review Blog, Women 2.0, MIT’s Sloan Management Review), Terri follows organizational trends and the leaders who bring them to life. Terri's award-winning book, The Plugged-In Manager: Get in Tune with Your People, Technology, and Organization to Thrive, offers clear examples and frameworks for succeeding now and in the future -- not just leadership, not just technology, but a powerful combination that leverages all your resources. Her academic work is published in top journals such as: Organization Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, IEEE – Transactions on Engineering Management, and the Academy of Management Review. Some of this research has been funded by Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the U.S. National Science Foundation. Terri has served as senior editor for Organization Science and associate editor for MIS Quarterly. She is currently an editorial review board member for Organization Science and Organizational Psychology Review. Her undergraduate degree is from UC Berkeley; her MS and PhD are from Carnegie Mellon.