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George Westerman

MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
Research Scientist

George Westerman is an award winning researcher, author and speaker.  A leading voice on how to shift the IT conversation from cost to value, his portfolio of research focuses on digital transformation and CxO-level IT leadership.  He serves as a Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy and faculty director of the course Essential IT for Non-IT Executives

George’s books have received wide acclaim. His most recent, Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation, shows CEOs and other senior executives how to drove digital transformation in their organizations. He is also a contributor to publications such as Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Sloan Management Review, and Harvard Business Review. 

George spent more than 13 years in product development and IT leadership roles before earning a doctorate from Harvard Business School in 2002.   He serves on the Board of Directors of the Technology Business Management Council, co-chairs the MIT CIO Leadership Awards, and advises senior executive teams around the world.