Henry Clippinger was Co-Director of The
Law Lab at Harvard University, a multi-disciplinary project founded to research the role of social, neurological,
and economic mechanisms on the role of law in facilitating cooperation and
entrepreneurial innovation. The goal of The Law Lab is to conduct controlled
and open experiments on the Web and to develop open source software to
facilitate the growth of a wide range of “digital institutions” to enable
innovation and cooperation. The Law Lab is designed to be a global
collaborative network of university, non profit and industry partners and is
supported by a grant from the Kauffman Foundation.
Dr. Clippinger directed Social Physics project at the Berkman Center that supported the development of an open source,
interoperability identity framework called Higgins to give people control over
their personal information. Dr.
Clippinger also directed
multi-disciplinary research and workshops to explore the impact of trust, reciprocity,
reputation, social signaling on the formation of digital institutions. He is
of A Crowd of One: The Future of Individual Identity (Perseus, Public
is founder and a board member of Azigo Inc. (formerly Parity Communications)
and consults with Equifax, The Rendon Group, and other companies, foundations, and
government agencies on technology, policy and business strategy.
was CEO of Context Media LLC, a knowledge management software and services
company and Director, Intellectual Capital, at Coopers & Lybrand (now Price
to joining Coopers & Lybrand, he was founder and CEO of Brattle Research
Corporation, which developed
artificial intelligence, language processing and search software. He is author/editor
of the book, The Biology of Business: Decoding the Natural Laws of Enterprise
(Jossey-Bass, 1999) and the author of Meaning and Discourse: A Computational
Model of Psychoanalytic Discourse (Johns Hopkins, 1977).
Clippinger is a graduate of Yale University and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a frequent participant at The Highlands
Forum, The Aspen Institute, the CEO Leadership Institute of Yale School of Management,
Creative Leadership Summit, Aspen Institute Italy, Fortune Brainstorm, Arab
Thought Leadership Conference, World Economic Forum, Supernova, Diamond
Exchange, TII/Vanguard, and The Santa Fe Institute Business Network.