Digital Strategies Roundtable

M. Eric Johnson

Bruce D. Henderson Professor
Vanderbilt University


Eric Johnson is the Bruce D. Henderson Professor at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. He anchors a video series on business and blogs on leadership. Previously he served as Associate Dean for the MBA program at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, where he was also Faculty Director of the Center for Digital Strategies.


His teaching and research focus on digital strategies and impact of information technology on the extended enterprise. Through grants from the National Science Foundation, Johnson studies how information technology improves process execution, but also how security failures create friction. He is currently focused on the role of information technology to improve healthcare quality and reduce cost.  He has authored patents on interface design and has testified before the U.S. Congress on information risk. 


In addition to his academic research, Johnson has consulted with global companies such as Accenture, Hewlett-Packard, Nike, Oracle, and Philips Healthcare. His writing and expert commentary have been featured in global media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, and Bloomberg News.  He was previously employed by Hewlett-Packard Co., General Motors, and Systems Modeling Corp. 


Johnson has served on numerous editorial boards including Electronic Markets, Management Science, and Operations Research.  He is currently serving on the board of Nashville Capital Network and previously served on boards at Nashville Technology Council, Nashville Healthcare Council, Evant Inc. (sold to Manhattan Associate), Dartmouth Regional Technology Center, and INFORMS.


He holds a B.S. in Economics, B.S. in Engineering, M.S. in Engineering from Penn State University, and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Stanford University.