Ned Calder is a Managing Director at Innosight based in Boston and a leader of the Industrial & Technology Solutions practice. In over a decade with Innosight, he has partnered with leadership teams of some of the world’s top companies to navigate disruptive change and transform into the next version of themselves.

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, R&D, Industrial IoT, and digital services and business models. His perspectives have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and Forbes. Two of his most recent publications include: “Building a Direct-to-Consumer Strategy Without Alienating Your Distributors” (Harvard Business Review, 2018), and “Why It’s Not Too Late to Build Your Own Industrial Internet Platform” (IndustryWeek, 2017).

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 start-ups including a Cambridge-based biotechnology start-up that is developing biological systems for energy production. Ned holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from Northwestern University and a Masters of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



“Leading into the Age of AI”
Innosight, November 2023



ai - artificial intelligence and deep learning concept of neural networks. Wave equalizer. Blue and purple lines. Vector illustration“How to Unlock Digital Success in the Industrial Sector”
Innosight, November 2022



Harvard Business Review Logo Thumbnail 130 x 130“How Maersk Designed a More Innovative Supply Chain”
Harvard Business Review, November 2022



Gathering, investigating and summarising market data“Put Your Brand at the Heart of Your Transformation Strategy”
Innosight, July 2022



Binary code makes up cityscape“Building Customer-Centric B2B Companies With Jobs to Be Done”
Innosight, February 2022


“Reinventing How Industrial Organizations Address Disruptive Change”
Innosight, December 2021


Aerial view of a massive highway intersection in Los Angeles“How Automotive Companies Can Master Customer-Driven Innovation”

Innosight, June 2021


Highly detailed abstract wide angle view up towards the sky in the financial district of London City and its ultra modern contemporary buildings with unique architecture. Shot on Canon EOS R full frame with 10mm wide angle lens. Image is ideal for background.“2021 Corporate Longevity Forecast”

Innosight, May 2021



“Leading Your Organization Towards a Sustainable Future”
Innosight, March 2021



Growth Strategy Resilience: Five Questions to Ask to Avoid Overcorrecting in a Crisis”
Innosight, April 2020



rd cover_130“Can You Say What Your R&D Strategy Is?”
Innosight, 2019



Harvard Business Review Logo Thumbnail 130 x 130“Building a Direct-to-Consumer Strategy Without Alienating Your Distributors”
Harvard Business Review, 2018


IW IndustryWeek logo“Why It’s Not Too Late to Build Your Own Industrial Internet Platform”
, 2017


IW IndustryWeek logo“A New Go-to-Market Model for the Industrial Internet”
IndustryWeek, 2015



Harvard Business Review Logo Thumbnail 130 x 130“How Industrial Systems Are Turning into Digital Services”
Harvard Business Review, 2015



MIT Sloan Management Review Logo“How to Identify New Business Models”
Sloan Management Review, 2011