About

George Westerman‘s award-winning research, writing and speaking show senior executives how to drive competitive advantage through technology.

As a Principal Research Scientist with the MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy, he leads research programs on digital transformation, innovation, and IT leadership.  He also serves as faculty chair of the course, Essential IT for Non-IT Executives.

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

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 Board of Directors of the Technology Business Management Council and Co-Chairman of the MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Awards.

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.