George’s work has won numerous awards. For example, “The Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value” (coauthored with Richard Hunter) was named #1 Book of 2009 by CIO Insight magazine. “IT Risk: Turning Business Threats into Competitive Advantage” (also with Hunter) was one of CIO Insight’s Best Books of 2007. And “Digital Transformation: A Roadmap for Billion-Dollar Businesses” was named one of the top five thought leadership publications of the decade. He frequently contributes articles and blog posts to journals such as Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Organization Science.
Prior to earning a Doctorate from Harvard Business School in 2002, George gained more than thirteen years of experience in product development and technology management. He regularly speaks and conducts workshops for executive audiences around the world.
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