CIO Symposium Contributor



George Westerman

Research Scientist

MIT Center for Digital Business

Symposium Roles

CIO Award Team Member 2013, 2014
CIO Award Judge 2012, 2013
Speaker/Panelist 2014


George’s research and teaching examine executive-level approaches to generating value from technology.  He currently leads the MIT CDB research portfolio on Digital Transformation, as well as other research projects.   He also serves as faculty chair for the MIT Sloan course “Essential IT for Non-IT Executives.”

George’s work has won numerous awards.  For example,“The Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value” (coauthored with Richard Hunter) was named #1 Book of 2009 by CIO Insight magazine.  “IT Risk: Turning Business Threats into Competitive Advantage” (also with Hunter) was one of CIO Insight’s Best Books of 2007.   And “Digital Transformation: A Roadmap for Billion-Dollar Businesses” was named one of the top five thought leadership publications of the decade by   His work has been published widely in both academic and business publications.

Prior to earning a Doctorate from Harvard Business School in 2003, George gained more than thirteen years of experience in product development and technology leadership.  He regularly speaks and conducts workshops for executive audiences around the world.