John Blair

Strategist, Autonomous Mobility

Co-founder and Managing Director

Berkeley Research Group

As strategist of the Autonomous Mobility Cohort, as well as its Channel, John Blair guides business leaders through critical issues related to the future of mobility. He sets the agenda and invites experts to go deep on an issue with the purpose of sparking insights for subscribers.

 

Blair specializes in information technology, financial services, intellectual property, and antitrust matters.


His practice and research interests focus on the intersection between IT innovation and business strategy and analysis.

 

Before joining BRG, Blair was a consultant and director for LECG. In 1999, he co-founded Kenamea, an infrastructure software company at which he was chairman and chief technology officer. Kenamea was the pioneer company that opened the commercial use of event-driven Web communications to transform user experience and productivity, now standardized as Web 2.0.

 

He previously served as a partner at Regis McKenna, Inc. and at Booz Allen and Hamilton in their information technology practice groups. Additionally, he has been a consultant and strategic advisor to government agencies and executive management at some of the world’s largest technology firms, including IBM, Apple, Adobe, and Oracle.

 

Before coming to the US, Blair co-founded Hypertec Pty Ltd., one of Australia’s most successful computer product design and manufacturing firms, and led the engineering team that developed and brought to market the Dulmont Magnum, the world’s first 16-bit laptop computer.

Blair is based in San Francisco.

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