Dr. George Westerman

Principal Research Scientist
Faculty Director, Workforce Learning, MIT Jameel World Education Lab

Primary DLC

Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL)

MIT Room: NE49-200

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Digital Transformation
Information Technology (IT) Management
Information Systems (IS) Management
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Innovation
Risk Management
Business Value of IT
Chief Learning Officer
Workforce Learning
Work of the Future
Digital Learning

Recent Work

  • Video
    June 9, 2020Conference Video Duration: 59:24

    2020 Digital Transformation - George Westerman

    2020 Digital Transformation - Coming Back Stronger Managing the People Side of Covid - George Westerman
    November 15, 2019Conference Video Duration: 42:45

    George Westerman - 2019 Paris

    Leading Digital Transformation: Five Lessons from Nine Years of Research

    How do some companies thrive in an era of constant technological disruption, while others stumble? How can your company excel in using artificial intelligence, chatbots, and future technological innovations to delight your customers and dominate your competitors? Through seven years of research into digital transformation, we have identified five levers digital masters use to outperform their industry peers. They don’t just adopt technology; they build the capabilities to continuously drive technology-powered transformation. Using examples from several industries and countries, we will show you how to turn your company into a digital master.

    2019 MIT Paris Symposium
    April 16, 2019Conference Video Duration: 39:42

    George Westerman - 2019 ICT Conference

    Leading Digital Transformation: How You Can Make Your Company into a Digital Master

    Amidst the hype over digital transformation, there is an important truth: Some companies manage it better than others. In seven years of research with more than 400 organizations, the key capabilities of Digital Masters were identified. These large traditional companies, which exist in every industry, are better able to translate technology into transformation again and again. In this session, we will examine how Digital Masters are different from their peers, share numerous examples, and discuss how you can turn your company into a digital master.
     
    2019 MIT Information and Communication Technologies Conference
    October 3, 2018Conference Video Duration: 46:32

    Chicago 2018 - George Westerman

    Leading Digital Transformation: How You Can Make Your Company into a Digital Master

    Amidst the hype over digital transformation, there is an important truth: Some companies manage it better than others. In seven years of research with more than 400 organizations, the key capabilities of Digital Masters were identified. These large traditional companies, which exist in every industry, are better able to translate technology into transformation again and again. In this session, we will examine how Digital Masters are different from their peers, share numerous examples, and discuss how you can turn your company into a digital master.

    2018 MIT Chicago Symposium: Digital Transformation
    April 28, 2014MIT Faculty Feature Duration: 10:42

    George Westerman

    Research Scientist, MIT Center for Digital Business