Jeanne Ross


Director and Principal Research Scientist
Center for Information Systems Research (CISR)
MIT Sloan School of Management

 

Jeanne W. Ross directs and conducts academic research that targets the challenges of senior level executives at CISR's more than eighty global sponsor companies. She studies how firms develop competitive advantage through the implementation and reuse of digitized platforms. Her work has appeared in major practitioner and academic journals, including Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, MISQ Executive, MIS Quarterly, the Journal of Management Information Systems, IBM Systems Journal, and CIO Magazine.

She is coauthor of three books: IT Governance: How Top Performers Manage IT Decision Rights for Superior Results, Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution through Harvard Business School Press, and IT Savvy: What Top Executives Must Know to Go from Pain to Gain. She has served on the faculty of customized courses for a number of major corporations, including PepsiCo, McKinsey, General Electric, TRW, Pfizer, News Corporation, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, IBM, and Credit Suisse. She regularly appears as a speaker at major conferences for IT executives.

Jeanne earned a BA at the University of Illinois, an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a founding senior editor and former editor in chief of MIS Quarterly Executive.


Faculty Media

  • Turning Big Data into Smart Data

    Companies are getting more data; in fact, the typical company doubles the amount of data it stores every two years. But more data isnt necessarily a good thing. Data, after all, is inherently...


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  • Turning Big Data into Smart Data

    Companies are getting more data; in fact, the typical company doubles the amount of data it stores every two years. But more data isnt necessarily a good thing. Data, after all, is inherently...


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  • 5 commandments of cloud preparation

    The clouds ability to accelerate technology adoption can lead to big advantages, so its well worth it to start the transformation. In a case study of the SEC and a number of for-profit firms, weve...


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  • Turning Big Data Into Smart Data

    Companies are getting more data; in fact, the typical company doubles the amount of data it stores every two years. But more data isnt necessarily a good thing.


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  • You May Not Need Big Data After All

    Companies are investing like crazy in data scientists, data warehouses, and data analytics software. But many of them dont have much to show for their efforts. Its possible they never will....


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  • How to Revitalize Your Digital Business Model

    Why on earth do we need another thing with model at the end of it? asked Martin Mocker, a research scientist at MIT Sloan School of Managements Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). A...


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  • Students Discuss Women in Technology Industry

    A group of Harvard College students gathered Wednesday night for a roundtable discussion about womens futures in technology. The meeting, led by four women with successful careers in the field, was...


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  • Finding Value in the Information Explosion

    The rapid growth of data creates new opportunities for smart analytics and improved customer service but only if IT and business management can work together.


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  • The Role of the CIO: Same As It Ever Was

    In a 1999 paper titled The Evolving Role of the CIO, authors Jeanne W. Ross and David F. Feeny of the MIT Sloan School of Managements Center for Information Systems Research describe the role of...


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  • Enterprise architects' role evolving with business objectives

    There could, or perhaps should, be a shake-up in many businesses' organizational layout. Jeanne Ross, director and principal research scientist at the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR)...


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Teaches In

Essential IT for Non-IT Executives Nov 13-14, 2014 | Apr 9-10, 2015 | Nov 17-18, 2015

Revitalizing Your Digital Business Model Oct 16-17, 2014 | Oct 13-14, 2015