Chunka Mui is a futurist, innovation advisor and keynote speaker. He is the author of four books on innovation, including the New York Times business best seller, Unleashing the Killer App: Digital Strategies for Market Dominance. In 2005, The Wall Street Journal named that book one of the five best books on business and the Internet. Inc. and other publications named his 2008 book, Billion-Dollar Lessons: What You Can Learn from the Most Inexcusable Business Failures of the Last 25 Years, one of the best business books of that year.
Chunka’s latest book is The New Killer Apps: How Large Companies Can Out Innovate Start-Ups. One reviewer wrote that “it absolutely nails how to and how not to innovate.” Kirkus Review named it a book of the month selection and awarded it a coveted Kirkus Star for excellence.
Chunka is also the managing director of the Devil’s Advocate Group, a consulting group that helps organizations stress test their innovation strategies. He is a regular contributor to Forbes and strategy+business and has published in numerous premier outlets including the Harvard Business Review and Technology Review.
He was previously a managing partner and chief innovation officer at Diamond Technology Partners (now part of PWC). Chunka also cofounded and directed Vanguard, CSC’s multinational executive research program on emerging technologies (now TTI Vanguard) and helped to establish Accenture’s Center for Strategic Technology Research (now Accenture Technology Labs).
Chunka was born in Hong Kong, raised on the south side of Chicago and now lives near the Green Mountains of Vermont. He holds a B.S. in computer science and engineering from MIT.