Stephanie Woerner

Research Scientist
Center for Information Systems Research (CISR)


Stephanie Woerner Stephanie Woerner is a Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research. She studies how companies manage organizational change caused by the digitization of the economy. Her research centers on enterprise digitization and the associated governance and strategy implications. Three current studies include i. the amount, allocation and impact of enterprise-wide digital investments, ii. how digitization is influencing the next-generation enterprise, and iii. the impact of the Internet of Things on company business models and the competitive landscape. In previous National Science Foundation-funded work, she studied distributed work teams and their use of multiple media, electronic communication technologies and coordination mechanisms to get work done; she was also project manager for the five-year grant.

Faculty Media

  • Which Traits Set 'Digitally Savvy' Companies Apart From Competitors

    Stephanie Woerner discusses how preparing for digital disruption is becoming easier for companies that value the innovation technology affords.

  • The One Thing Missing From Your Board of Directors — And Why It Matters

    It’s a rare organization that can’t find a digital opportunity to harness. In this article, Stephanie Woerner explains why a tech-forward board of directors can help you find yours.

  • DerStandard Interview with Stephanie Woerner

    DerStandard interviews Stephanie Woerner on digitization ahead of her appearance of the 2019 MIT Europe Conference.

  • Companies With Tech Expertise on the Board See Higher Revenue Growth, MIT Study Finds

    Enterprise technology executives have skills that could positively influence the financial health of a company—especially if they snag spots on company boards.

  • Four Pathways To ‘Future Ready’ That Pay Off

    Transformation is not easy but the companies who have reached “Future Ready” have significantly higher financial performance. Know about the different pathways companies take in their attempt to...

  • It Pays to Have a Digitally Savvy Board

    In this article, Stephanie Woerner and Peter Weill discuss why having board members with experience in digital business is the new financial performance differentiator.

  • Technology and the CEO Résumé: Instilling the Right Perspective on Tech

    Not every CEO has technology experience—nor should they.

  • Is Your Organization Ready to Become an Ecosystem Driver?

    Amazon is a good example of the importance of learning how to thrive in a digital ecosystem.

  • Four Factors for Realizing Full IoT Value

    Realizing value through the Internet of Things (IoT) may begin with simple goals, but it can also catapult a business toward new horizons. The level of commitment to completing the journey really...

  • How Tech Savvy Does the CEO Need To Be?

    Many CEOs lack a technology background, but still have to lead digital transformation efforts. Here's how they can gain the tech insights needed to stay competitive.


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Revitalizing Your Digital Business Model Sep 24-25, 2019 | Apr 14-15, 2020 | Oct 13-14, 2020

The Next Generation Enterprise: Four Business Models for Thriving in the Digital Era

Drawing from her study of 144 breakthrough initiatives in large organizations—as well as fascinating survey results from over 300 firms—Dr. Woerner familiarized participants with the significant changes, risks, and opportunities enabled by digitization.