Brandon Barnett

Reimagining Corporate Innovation Strategy For The 21st Century

Brandon Barnett is a pioneer in strategy development through a hands-on process of systems transformation. His goal is to reveal the hidden forces that reshape industries and discover actionable levers that steer transformation for the good of the organization and society. Currently, Brandon is Director of Corporate Strategy at Intel Corporation where he works in areas ranging from the Internet of Things to Artificial Intelligence. He thrives leading diverse teams to adopt big data, ethnography, and complex systems techniques to find unseen opportunities in uncertain and rapidly changing ecosystems.

Brandon holds an MBA from the Oregon Executive MBA program, Ph.D. and MS degrees in Applied Physics from the University of Michigan, and a Sc.B. in Electrical Engineering from Brown University. Brandon is a co-founder of the open innovation Vibrant Data Project ( and he sponsored the National Day of Civic Hacking (, the nation’s largest hackathon combining private and public data resources for social good. He is also a member of the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute Commercialization Advisory Council and a founder of NorthShore Biosciences, a chip-based sequencing company. Brandon lives in Oregon with his wife and their triplet boys.