Books

 

Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation

Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation

Leading Digital shows the key elements and processes that have made Digital Masters out of companies around the globe.
– Pete Blackshaw, Global Head of Digital and Social Media, Nestlé.

The authors provide not only the inspiration, but also the practical guidance required for CEOs to successfully navigate this complex transformation.
– Pierre Pringuet, Vice Chairman of the Board and CEO, Pernod Ricard.

Leading Digital shows how transformative companies are navigating this disruptive era successfully—and why others are falling behind.
– Joe Tucci, Chairman and CEO, EMC Corp.

Silver Medalist, 2015 Axiom Business Book Awards

Named one of the ten best books of 2014 by Business Digest

The next imminent phase of digital transformation – driven by the convergence of mobility, analytics, social media, cloud computing, and embedded devices – will make everything that’s happened so far seem like a prelude. Until now, changes in the digital realm have focused on high tech and media companies – less than 10% of the business economy. This book offers the blueprint for the rest of us.

G. Westerman, D. Bonnet, A. McAfee
Harvard Business Press
Forthcoming, October 2014

 

The Real Business of IT

The Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value

This book better than any other, captures…how a CIO adds business value…a very important book for both CIOs and CEOs.
– F. Warren McFarlan, Harvard Business School.

Is there any tougher job than being a CIO?  With this book, it just got a lot easier.
– Don Tapscott, Chairman, NGenera Insight and coauthor, Wikinomics.

It represents a vital step forward for … CIOs looking to become key senior officers in an organization.
– Jack M. Cooper, former President of CSX Technology and former CIO of Bristol-Meyers Squibb and Seagrams.

#1 on the list of Best Books of 2009 by CIO Insight Magazine.

CIOs and IT leaders want to be strategic partners to the business, but too many are stuck in an order taking, IT-as-cost, role. More than four years of research with hundreds of IT and non-IT leaders shows that there is a clear path to being seen as a true member of the business leadership team. This book offer clear lessons and examples of how to take charge of the IT conversation by communicating transparently about value. It provides concrete solutions that will help any IT leader gain credibility, reshape relationships, and earn a role as the strategic CIO or even the CIO Plus – whose role extends beyond IT.

Richard Hunter and George Westerman
Harvard Business School Press, 2009

 

 

IT Risk

IT Risk: Turning Business Threats into Competitive Advantage

This should be required reading for anyone – from IT specialist to board member – whose operations depend on technology.
– Steve Cooper, Senior Vice President and CIO, American Red Cross.

A thorough, insightful book loaded with best practices for improving organizational resilience and agility.
– Robbie Higgins, Managing Director, Motorola Security Systems.

Named one of the ten best books of 2007 by CIO Insight Magazine.

Many companies are leaving profits on the table by delegating IT risk management completely to IT executives. When business and IT executives have a shared understanding of IT risks, their companies have not only lower IT risk, but also better IT management. This book outlines a new model for IT risk management – from availability to agility – along with tools and practices that all managers can understand.  Changing the conversation around IT risk eliminates silo-based risk discussions and improves the value that IT risk management delivers.

George Westerman and Richard Hunter
Harvard Business School Press, 2007