George Westerman

Research Scientist
MIT Center for Digital Business


George Westerman

George Westerman is a Research Scientist in MIT Sloan’s Center for Digital Business (CDB), and faculty chair for the MIT Sloan executive course Transforming Your Business Through Information Technology.   George’s research and teaching examine executive-level approaches to generating value through digital technology.  Key topics include innovation, risk management, and value transparency.  He is currently leading a series of projects examining the impact of digital technology on the management of large firms.

George is co-author of The Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value (named #1 IT / Business Book of 2009 by CIO Insight magazine), and IT Risk: Turning Business Threats into Competitive Advantage (one of CIO Insight’s Best Books of 2007). His research has appeared in journals such as Organization Science, Sloan Management Review, Industrial and Corporate Change, and MIS Quarterly Executive.

George is an accomplished speaker, advisor, and workshop facilitator.  He has worked with organizations in the financial, technology, medical, and retail sectors as well as government agencies and trade associations.  Prior to earning his Doctorate from Harvard Business School, he gained more than fifteen years of experience in engineering and management.


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Tel: (617) 253-2939