Marcelo Tedesco is a Research Affiliate with MIT D-Lab, where he is researching economic ecosystems in emerging economies and collaborating with the Local Innovation Group on the implementation of a participatory innovation ecosystem mapping project.
Marcelo is the founder and Executive Director of Global Ecosystem Dynamics (GED), an international research initiative focused on advancing the study of economic ecosystems. GED uses Complex System Theory and techniques from Complex Network Analysis and social network mapping to study the dynamics of collaboration within entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Marcelo brings significant professional expertise in strategy and management to his research, having led the MIT Enterprise Forum Mexico as Executive Director from its inception in 2014 through significant expansion into four regions of Mexico, engaging more than 8,000 entrepreneurs, innovators, scientist and technologists through its programs. Previously, he served as Director of Strategic Planning for Toshiba Latin America, among other positions in international corporations. Marcelo is a published author in the fields of business leadership and strategy, and received his Doctoral Degree in Business and Social Sciences from Fidèlitas Costa Rica.