George Westerman, MBA,DBA

Principal Research Scientist
Initiative on the Digital Economy
MIT Sloan School of Management

George’s research and teaching show senior executives how to drive competitive advantage through technology. He is an award winning author and Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy where he is also faculty chair of the course, Essential IT for Non-IT Executives. A leading voice on how to shift the IT conversation from cost to value, his portfolio of research focuses on digital transformation, CIO-level leadership and innovation. Prior to his academic career, George spent more than 13 years in product development and technology leadership roles.

George’s books have received wide acclaim. His most recent, Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation, extends this thought leadership by showing CEOs and other senior executives how to lead digital transformation in their organizations. The Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value was named the #1 book of the year in its field, and IT Risk: Turning Business Threats into Competitive Advantage, was recognized as one of the top five books of the year. He has also written numerous articles and other contributions for publications such as Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal and Forbes.

Prior to joining the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2002, George earned a doctorate from Harvard Business School.