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I am fascinated by the panic around robots – “The robots are coming! The robots are coming!” If you read the news, it feels like a robot will knock on your door, pull you out of your house, beat you up and steal your job. Change doesn’t happen like that. Job evolution will occur as all evolution occurs – slowly and unpredictably.
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Scott Latham is an expert in business strategy, startup development and organizational turnaround. He has led companies through the highs and lows of the dot-com era, worked in business development and marketing for industry giants including IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Gillette, and managed partnerships with businesses such as Oracle and SAP AG.
His business career included helping a high-tech startup grow from six to 100 people in a four-year span. He was also part of a senior management team that took a company through an IPO process and helped raise $20 million in bridge funding after the initial public offering was canceled.
At UMass Lowell, Latham’s research focuses on innovation, business turbulence and organizational decline. He also consults with entrepreneurs on topics including business models, growth and strategic positioning. With the
Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2)
, a joint effort of the UMass Lowell and Worcester campuses, he has advised nearly 100 startups that have launched products and businesses with the center’s support. He teaches in UMass Lowell’s Manning School of Business.
He has provided his expert opinion on the 2014 Market Basket saga – a new model for how a labor uprising can change the course of a company and a community – to members of the media, documentarians and authors of books on the topic.
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to visit Latham’s academic profile.
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