George Westerman is a Principal Research Scientist with the MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy. His research and teaching focus on digital technology leadership and innovation. He serves as a Board member for the Technology Business Management Council, Co-Chair of the annual MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Awards, and faculty director for the MIT Sloan course Essential IT for the Non-IT Executive.
George has contributed to publications such as Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. He is co-author of three award-winning books. The most recent, Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation was named a top ten book of 2014 by Business Digest and silver medalist in the 2015 Axiom Business Book Awards. The prior book, The Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value was named the #1 book of the year in its field. His research and writing have won numerous other awards.
Prior to joining the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2002, George earned a doctorate from Harvard Business School, and gained more than thirteen years of experience in product development and technology management roles. He regularly conducts keynote presentations and senior executive workshops with companies around the world.
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Essential IT for Non-IT Executives
Internet of Things: Business Implications and Opportunities (self-paced online)
IT is From Venus, Non-IT is From Mars: Bridging the IT and Business Leader Divide to Improve the Business Value of IT
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