Karen Coburn


Karen Coburn founded Cutter Consortium in 1986. Key among Ms. Coburn’s goals in creating Cutter Consortium, was to build and foster a global community of thought leaders and for Cutter to serve as a catalyst for collaboration among these experts to further innovation across disciplines. Many of these experts have done pioneering work in areas key to successful digital transformation, which Cutter clients have been able to leverage.

Cutter's key role is as a catalyst for collaboration among business technology thought leaders worldwide.

Karen Coburn
CEO, Cutter Consortium


Ms. Coburn is a past President, Officer, and Board member of the International Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Association. Prior to starting Cutter, she worked at Cahners Publishing Company for eight years, helping to develop the Cahners Newsletter Center and serving as its Director. There she developed and founded numerous journals, ranging from Expert Systems Strategies to Global Climate Change Report. Upon founding Cutter, she continued to launch new journals. She remains very involved with the focus of Cutter Consortium’s continuous stream of expert-authored, written and multimedia research and Cutter Consortium’s events.

Ms. Coburn holds an A.B. from Harvard University. She can be reached at coburn.karen@cutter.com.