Randall S. Wright is a Senior Liaison Officer with MIT's Industrial Liaison Program. He manages the interface between the managements of fifteen companies, headquartered in the United States and Europe, and the senior administration and faculty of MIT.
As a Senior Liaison Officer for MIT, he takes part in the analysis of business, technology, and commercial problems within companies, and translates these problem needs into faculty resources at MIT. Business executives seek his help to establish on-going dialogues between their companies and MIT to stay abreast of the latest developments in technology and business practices, and to stimulate innovation in their own organizations. Corporations also seek his help to develop research programs with MIT laboratories.
Prior to becoming a Senior Liaison Officer for MIT, Mr. Wright was a Marketing Manager for Pfizer, Inc., a major U.S. pharmaceuticals company. He was also a Strategic Planning Analyst for Pennzoil Company--a Fortune 500 oil and natural resources company.
Mr. Wright is an invited lecturer at Northeastern University's Executive MBA Program where he lectures on innovation and corporate strategy.
, 14th Annual Conference on Concurrent Enterprising, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2008
Author "Why Innovations Are Arguments,"
MIT Sloan Management Review, Spring 2012
"How to Get the Most from University Relationships," MIT Sloan Management Review, Spring 2008
“New Value for Shareholders—How Business Sees the University,” Keynote Address, 14th Annual Conference on Concurrent Enterprising, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2008
“Future of the Internet—Developments in the USA," Address to Internet for Industry Conference, September 28, 1998, Graz, Austria.
“From Idea to Product—A Case Study of How MIT Works with Corporations,” Address to the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, September 24, 1998, Vienna, Austria.
“Participation in the Research and Educational Programs at MIT,” Address to Tag der Forschung/Day of Research Conference, September 17, 1998, Klagenfurt, Austria.
“Job Creation and Entrepreneurship in the USA,” Keynote Address to The 28thEuropean Small Business Seminar, Vienna, Austria, September 16, 1998.
“Virtual Reality and Architecture at MIT—City of Bits," Address to The Commercial Impact of Virtual Reality Conference, March 6, 1998, Graz, Austria.
“The New Business Development Environment in Boston,” Address to the Economic Chamber of Carinthia, December 9, 1996, Klagenfurt, Austria.
University of Chicago
Booth School of Business, Chicago, IL
Master of Business Administration
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Master of Science in Metallurgy
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with distinction