George Westerman is a world-recognized thought leader on leading transformation and competitive advantage through technological innovation.

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

  • As a Senior Lecturer with the MIT Sloan School of Management, he conducts research on digital transformation and innovation culture.
  • As Principal Research Scientist for Workforce Learning in MIT’s Jameel World Education Lab, he works with  Chief Learning Officers, educators, and non-profit executives to transform the way workers get the skills they need to thrive.

George regularly conducts keynote presentations, senior executive workshops, and Board presentations  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 also written numerous contributions for publications such as Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.

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.