Author

Vinnie Mirchandani likes to write about technology-enabled innovation. His books, The New Polymath and The New Technology Elite have been called “innovation firehoses.” His work, SAP Nation, was more investigative but carried his trademark style, which is case study-heavy and research-intensive. His book brings unique perspectives from his twenty-five years consulting with customers at PwC, Gartner and advisory firm, Deal Architect and his travels and speaking engagements across fifty countries.

He is President of Deal Architect Inc, a technology advisory firm. The firm helps clients take advantage of disruptive trends like cloud computing and business process outsourcing (BPO) before they go mainstream. Between this firm and previous role at the technology research firm, Gartner he has helped clients evaluate and negotiate over $10 billion in technology contracts. The Black Book of Outsourcing has recognized his firm as one of the top boutique advisory firms. He writes a blog, Deal Architect which focuses on waste in technology and has been rated by Industry Standard as one its favorites. His innovation blog, New Florence. New Renaissance averages 500 posts a year on innovation in infotech, biotech, cleantech and other areas.

He spent his early career at Price Waterhouse, first as an accountant, then as a technology consultant (that division is now part of IBM). He has been quoted in most major technology and business publications, and he has presented at a wide range of industry events.

There’s enough in this thoroughly researched and readable book to back the view that automation can sit alongside artisanship, to coin a phrase, both are ‘better together’

Jon Collins
GigaOm