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George Westerman

  • Principal Research Scientist
  • MIT Center for Digital Business

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.  

George has written numerous contributions for publications ranging from Sloan Management Review to Organization Science to The Wall Street Journal.  He is co-author of two respected books:  The Real Business of IT:  How CIOs Create and Communicate Value, named the #1 Book of 2009 in its field, and IT Risk:  Turning Business Threats Into Competitive Advantage, named one of the top five books of 2007.  He is coauthor of a new recent book, Leading Digital: Turning Technology Into Business Transformation.

George regularly conducts keynote presentations and senior executive workshops with companies around the world.  Prior to earning a Doctorate from Harvard Business School, George gained more than 13 years of experience in product development and technology leadership roles.