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Charlene Li

Senior Fellow, Altimeter, a Prophet Company

For the past two decades, Charlene Li has been helping people see the future. She’s the author of six books, including her latest, The Disruption Mindset: Why Some Businesses Transform While Others Fail. She also wrote the New York Times bestseller Open Leadership and co-authored the critically-acclaimed book, Groundswell.
Charlene is also an entrepreneur, the Founder and Senior Fellow at Altimeter, an analyst firm acquired in 2015 by Prophet. With over 20 years of experience advising Fortune 500 companies, she is an expert in digital transformation and strategy, customer experience, and the future of work. Charlene also serves on the regional board for YPO, a global network of CEOs.

Charlene is a sought-after speaker and has appeared at events ranging from TED and the World Business Forum to SxSW. She has appeared on 60 Minutes and PBS NewsHour and is frequently quoted by news outlets like The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and The Associated Press.

Charlene was named one of the Most Creative People in business by Fast Company and one of the Top 50 Leadership Innovators by Inc., Charlene graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and received her MBA from Harvard Business School. She lives in San Francisco.