Ned Calder

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Ned Calder

Ned is a partner and leader of the industrial and technology solutions team at Innosight, Huron’s strategy and innovation business. In over a decade with Innosight, he has partnered with leadership teams of some of the world’s top companies to navigate disruptive change, develop new ways of thinking and build compelling growth strategies.

About Ned

Transformation is about fundamental change. It’s about rethinking for whom and how a company creates value. The pace and nature of that change can vary by a client’s circumstance and ambition, but it always involves a significant shift from one paradigm to another.

Ned has extensive experience helping companies find, develop and commercialize high-potential growth opportunities across a wide range of industries, including automotive, high-tech, materials, manufacturing, aerospace and defense. His work has enabled organizations to define and align on a unified strategy for long-term growth, develop new business models for products and services, and build the organizational enablers and capabilities required to support the transformation.

Ned is a thought leader, speaker and author on various topics related to technology-driven industries, including the future of the automotive industry, research and development, industrial internet of things, and digital services and business models. His perspectives have appeared in Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review and Forbes.

Prior to joining Innosight, Ned worked with a range of science and engineering-based organizations, such as NASA and Atlas Scientific. He also co-founded a number of businesses, including a Cambridge-based biotechnology startup that develops biological systems for energy production. Ned holds a Bachelor of Science in physics from Northwestern University and a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Areas of Expertise

  • Enterprise Strategy
  • Innovation and Commercialization


  • Energy and Utilities
  • Industrials and Manufacturing
  • Technology Media and Telecommunications

Education & Certifications

  • B.S., Northwestern University
  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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