Henry Chesbrough coined the term open innovation and is the author of Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology (HBS Press, 2003). He has also written two other books on open innovation: Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape (HBS Press, 2006) and Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm (Oxford, 2006), an edited book of academic papers.
Chesbrough is currently an adjunct professor and the executive director of the Center for Open Innovation at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to Haas, he taught at the Harvard Business School as an assistant professor and Class of 1961 Fellow from 1997 to 2003.
Chesbrough holds a BA in Economics from Yale University, an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a PhD from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
He acts as the chairman of the Open Innovation Center - Brazil. His first appearance in Brazil was in 2008, when he did a presentation in the Open Innovation Seminar 2008.
He also acts as the chairman of board of advisors for Induct Software and appear in Oslo on the 2011 Oslo Innovation Week (source: wikipedia.org)