Thomas Malone

Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management and Professor of Information Technology, Sloan School of Management

Thomas W. Malone is the Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. At MIT, he is also a Professor of Information Technology and a Professor of Work and Organizational Studies. Previously, he was the founder and director of the MIT Center for Coordination Science and one of the two founding codirectors of the MIT Initiative on Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century. Malone teaches classes on organizational design, leadership and information technology, and his research focuses on how to design new organizations to take advantage of the possibilities of information technology. Malone co-founded four software companies and has consulted and served as a board member for several other organizations. He has previously worked as a research scientist at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. He earned a PhD from Stanford University and an honorary doctorate from the University of Zurich.