James A. Euchner

James A. Euchner

James A. Euchner

Jim Euchner is Honorary Professor at Aston Business School (UK) and Editor in Chief of Research-Technology Management, a peer-reviewed journal for practitioners of innovation, technology and research management. He was previously Vice President of Global Innovation at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, where he led the development of new businesses and helped launch five businesses on three continents. Prior to his work at Goodyear, Jim held positions as Vice President of Growth Strategy and Innovation at Pitney Bowes, Inc. and Vice President, Network Systems Advanced Technology at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon).

In his consulting practice, Jim helps companies move quickly and in a disciplined way from concept to cash.  Areas of focus include business model innovation, the use of lean startup approaches in large organizations, and the challenges manufacturers confront in moving to services-led business models. He works extensively with companies implementing businesses enabled by emerging technologies, including AI, the Internet of Things (IoT), and predictive analytics.

Jim is industry co-chair of the Aston Advanced Services Partnership and a member of the Scientific Advisory Council for the Nissan Autonomous Vehicle program. He is also a co-founder of the MIT Innovation Laboratory, a consortium to nurture innovation in organizations. Jim has published and spoken extensively on innovation and technology management. His google scholar page can be found at http://tinyurl.com/google-scholar-JimEuchner

Jim received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in mechanical and aerospace engineering and his Master’s degree from Princeton University, where he was a Guggenheim Fellow.  He also holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University.