Paul Nunes

Accenture, Global Managing Director of Thought Leadership

About speaker

Paul Nunes is the Global Managing Director of Thought Leadership for Accenture Research and is a renowned innovator, author and speaker on business strategy.
Over thirty-plus years at Accenture, he has researched technology-led changes in business and marketing strategy. His findings are regularly featured in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USAToday,, Chicago Tribune and other publications around the world, as are his articles on marketing and business strategy. He also writes a regular column on disruptive innovation for Forbes with author Larry Downes.
Paul is co-author of four award-winning, international-bestselling books. One of his books, Big Bang Disruption: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation (2014), was named a must-read for 2014 by Entrepreneur magazine. His recent book “Pivot to the Future”, written jointly with Omar Abbosh and Larry Downes, was published in spring 2019. It includes numerous case studies that show how some of the world’s most prestigious companies are reinventing themselves. It is a story built on the company’s real-world client work and its rigorous multi-year study of thousands of businesses across 30 industries.
He frequently speaks at industry and management conferences around the globe and at top business schools including Harvard, Columbia, Wharton and Dartmouth.
Paul was awarded a U.S. patent in 2010 for his systematic method of improving organizational innovation processes. He earned his Master of Science in Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He currently resides near Boston.