“I’m a communicator – it’s what I’m absolutely best at. It’s how I built an INC 500 business, wrote ten books, and succeeded in the highly competitive world of public speaking for 25 years. For me, speaking isn’t a sideline business, it’s the passion and the energy I thrive on.”
– Thomas Koulopoulos
Tom Koulopoulos is one of the industry’s leading futurists. He is the author of ten books, including The Gen Z Effect; Cloud Surfing; The Innovation Zone; and Corporate Instinct, and founder of Delphi Group, a 25-year-old Boston-based think tank, which was named one of the fastest growing private companies in the US by Inc. Magazine. Delphi which provides strategic advice to Global 2000 organizations and government agencies. Tom is also a columnist for Inc.com, an adjunct professor at the Boston University Graduate School of Management, an Executive in Residence at Bentley University, the past Executive Director of the Babson College Center for Business Innovation, and past Executive Director of the Dell Innovation Lab.
Named one of the industry’s most influential consultants by InformationWeek magazine, Tom’s articles and market insights appear frequently in national and international print and broadcast media. Geoff James of CBS Interactive Media called Tom “one of the truly deep thinkers in the arena of technology and culture.” Forbes.com named Tom one of its Business Visionaries with “an incisive view of world trade…”
His work has been praised by luminaries such as Tom Peters who called his writing “a brilliant vision of where we must take our enterprises to survive and thrive.” And according to the late Peter Drucker, Tom’s writing “makes you question not only the way you run your business but the way you run yourself.”
Thomas M. Koulopoulos is President and founder of Delphi Group, a 25-year old Boston-based think tank and advisory firm. Delphi was founded in 1989 and has served nearly 20,000 clients across all industries, federal and state government agencies around the world.
Since launching Delphi Group in 1989, Mr. Koulopoulos propelled Delphi to its position as an Inc. 500 company (one of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the USA) with global offices, a trusted brand, and a leading independent advisor on business and technology trends to large enterprise and government.
Mr. Koulopoulos is also an Executive in Residence at Bentley University, where he teaches graduate courses on Innovation; a Board member of the Kaplan School for Information Technology; and a faculty member of Harvard University’s School of Public Health. Tom has also been an adjunct professor at the Boston College Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management and a guest lecturer at the Boston University Graduate School of Management. He is the past Founding Executive Director of the Babson College Research Center for Advanced Business Innovation, where he oversaw some of the world’s leading research and thought leadership on the topic of Business Innovation.
Named one of the industry’s “Killer Consultants” and most influential management consultant by InformationWeek magazine, he has delivered consulting services as a senior level advisor to hundreds of global organizations, including: Apple, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Oracle, USGS, FBI, Secret Service, DuPont, UBS, BAA, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Digital Equipment Corp., NYSE, NY Port Authority, Pepsi, Washington Mutual, SAP, Intel, Library of Congress, Department of Justice, NY Life, Air France, British Airways, LG CNS, Microsoft, California Federal, Lawrence Livermore Labs, National Life, Revenue Canada, Canadian Government, USAF, Kimberly Clark, Las Vegas Water Authority, Dow Corning, Tennessee Valley Authority, CitiCorp, Arthur Andersen, Exxon Mobil, GD Searl, Warner Lambert, Mayo, Kellogg’s, Nomura, Intel, and Microsoft.
His ten books include The Gen Z Effect, Cloud Surfing, The Innovation Zone, Smartsourcing, Corporate Instinct, Smart Companies, Smart Tools, and The X-economy. During the past two decades his works have introduced core industry concepts, frameworks and vernacular such as Innovation Zones, Smartsourcing, Single Point of Access, Touch Points, Digital Control Rooms, Business Operating Systems and Corporate IQ, that are widely used today in describing the impact of technology on business. His insights have received accolades from luminaries such as Peter Drucker, Dee Hock, and Tom Peters who called his writing “a brilliant vision of where we must take our enterprises to survive and thrive.” According to Peter Drucker, Tom’s writing “makes you question not only the way you run your business but the way you run yourself.”
Mr. Koulopoulos’ philanthropic interests include being an early advisor to the non-profit Tech Foundation, which makes technology accessible to the non-profit sector in an attempt to bridge the widening digital divide and an Advisor/Donor/Team Manager for Destination Imagination, a global K-12 program with more than 200,000 participants in 20 countries, which focuses on developing creative problem solving and team-building skills in children to better prepare them for an innovation-based economy.