George Westerman

Principal Research Scientist

MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

Symposium Roles
CIO Award Team Member 2017 (Co-chair), 2016 (Co-chair), 2015 (Co-chair)
Speaker/Panelist 2017, 2016, 2015
Panels Participated in
The CIO Adventure: Insights from the Leadership Award Finalists (2017)
Preparing for the Future of Work (2017)
Developing your Organization’s Skills for the Digital Future (2016)
Leading Digital: A Manifesto for IT and Business Executives (2015)

George Westerman is a Research Scientist with the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. His research and teaching focus on digital technology leadership and innovation.

Book: Leading Digital

George has written numerous contributions for publications ranging from Sloan Management Review to Organization Science to The Wall Street Journal. He is co-author of two respected books: The Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value, named the #1 Book of 2009 in its field, and IT Risk: Turning Business Threats Into Competitive Advantage, named one of the top five books of 2007. He is coauthor of a new book, Leading Digital: Turning Technology Into Business Transformation, which was published in October 2014.

George regularly conducts keynote presentations and senior executive workshops with companies around the world. Prior to earning a Doctorate from Harvard Business School, George gained more than 13 years of experience in product development and technology leadership roles.

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