George Westerman is a pioneering researcher and world-recognized thought leader on digital transformation.

He works at the intersection of executive leadership and digital innovation to provide a continuous stream of insights to leaders in all industries. 

  • As a Senior Lecturer with the MIT Sloan School of Management, he conducts award-winning research on digital transformation and innovation culture.
  • As Founder and Principal Research Scientist for the Global Opportunity Initiative in MIT’s Office of Open Learning, he is energizing a community of organizations to transform workforce learning -helping millions of workers to advance in their careers by getting the right skills to the right people in the right way, at global scale.  

George regularly conducts keynote presentations, senior executive workshops, and Board sessions around the world.

George’s books have received wide acclaim.

  • Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation was named one of the top ten books of 2014 by Business Digest and silver medalist in the 2015 Axiom Business Book Awards.
  • The Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value was named the #1 book of the year in its field,
  • IT Risk: Turning Business Threats into Competitive Advantage was recognized as one of the ten best books of the year.

He has written numerous contributions for publications such as Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review and The Wall Street Journal.

George is a member of the Digital Strategy Roundtable for the US Library of Congress, Co-Chairman of the MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Awards, and faculty director for three MIT executive courses.

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.