John Winsor

Founder & CEO of Open Assembly




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CEOContent MarketingEmployee engagementInnovationbusiness trendschangecustomer experiencedesign thinkingfuture of workorganizational developmenttalent development

John Winsor is an entrepreneur, thought-leader and global authority on the future of work, the human cloud, open innovation and crowdsourcing. John’s ideas, expressed through his writing, speaking, and the companies he’s built, have placed him at the intersection of innovation, disruption and storytelling. “John Winsor is a brilliant founder and visionary, a true pioneer who understands how digital disruption is changing the future of work”, says David Jones, Founder and CEO of You & Mr. Jones.

John is currently the executive-in-residence at Harvard Business School’s Laboratory of Innovation Sciences at Harvard (LISH) and founder and CEO of Open Assembly, a company that provides content, community, and strategic advising to organizations, people and platforms to co-create the future of work.

Prior to this, John Winsor became the Global Chief Innovation Officer of Havas, when Havas purchased his open advertising agency, Victors & Spoils, in 2012. Winsor founded V&S after introducing the advertising world to the practice of co-creation in his role as SVP and executive director of strategy and innovation at Crispin, Porter + Bogusky. Winsor had merged his company Radar Communications, the world’s leading open strategy and research company, with CP+B back in 2007. Other companies John Winsor founded include Sports & Fitness publishing, sold to Conde Nast, and the Gravity Games, sold to NBC.

Winsor’s books include "Beyond the Brand", "Spark", "Flipped", and the best-selling "Baked In", winner of the 2009 800-CEO-READ Business Book Award in marketing. John Winsor is an advisor to the Digital Initiative at Harvard Business School and a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, The Guardian, Forbes and Digiday. 

Winsor is a world traveler who enjoys cycling, surfing, extreme skiing, mountain and rock climbing.

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