Peter Weill

Chairman, Center for Information Systems Research
(CISR) & MIT Sloan Senior Research Scientist
MIT Sloan School of Management


Peter Weill's work centers on the role, value and governance of IT in enterprises. He joined the Sloan faculty in 2000 to become director of MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). MIT CISR is funded by seventy-five corporate sponsors and patrons, and undertakes practical research on how firms generate business value from IT. Weill is now Chairman of MIT CISR and focused on globalizing MIT CISR research and delivery.

In 2008 Ziff-Davis recognized Weill as # 24 of “Top 100 Most Influential People in IT”. Weill has written award-winning books, journal articles, and case studies. His work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review and the Wall Street Journal.

Weill has coauthored “best-selling” books published by Harvard Business School Press entitled: “Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution” (2006), “IT Governance: How Top Performers Manage IT Decision Rights for Superior Results” (2004), and “Leveraging the New Infrastructure: How Market Leaders Capitalize on Information Technology” (1998). Peter’s coauthored book “Place to Space: Migrating to eBusiness Models”, (2001) won one of the Library Journal of America’s best business book of the year awards and was reviewed by the New York Times.

Weill's new book with Jeanne Ross is “IT Savvy: What Top Executives Must Know to go from Pain to Gain” was published by HBS Press in 2009. Weill presents executive and MBA programs on the business value of IT and in 2007 he received a MIT Sloan “Outstanding Teacher” award.

Weill regularly works with corporations and governments in IT issues including: Aetna, ANZ, BCG, BT, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, IBM, McKinsey, Microsoft, Origin Energy, PwC, Raytheon, State Street Corporation, TCS, Unibanco, Woolworths and World Bank. In 2009 and 2010 Weill conducted workshops at Microsoft and Bill Gate’s CEO Summit.

Faculty Media

  • Revisiting Complexity in the Digital Age

    As businesses grow and diversify, they almost inevitably make their range of offerings more complex. Complexity brings costs but smart use of todays digital technologies can help companies finesse...

  • How the digital marketplace is redefining customer relationships

    From an organizations perspective, this makes complete sense. Theres a division for phone service, a division for Internet service, and a division for television. Specialists and technicians exist...

  • Bitcoins role in digital strategy

  • How to revitalize your digital business model

    Business models matter because they define how businesses make money. But the way a business model works in the material world does not translate to how it will work in the digital world.

  • How the digital marketplace is redefining customer relationships

    The digital marketplace is redefining customer relationships, the way employees work, and how companies build internal and external capabilities. Peter Weill, Senior Research Scientist at MIT...

  • 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...

  • Optimizing Your Digital Business Model

  • The Benefits of Combining Data With Empathy

    Knowing how to optimize business processes and technology only takes companies so far. Success in volatile environments requires learning how to apply data compassionately in response to new...

  • The Business Models Investors Prefer

    New research suggests that the stock market particularly values business models based on innovation and intellectual property.

  • IT Reuse Helps Companies Thrive

    Everyone knows that reinventing the wheel is a bad idea, but apparently many large organizations haven't gotten the memo. When faced with a new business issue or challenge, these companies...


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