The IT/Business Partnership: The Cloud and Transformation

Featuring research scientist George Westerman of MIT Sloan’s Center for Digital Business, whose most recent book is Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation.
Sponsored by Oracle
Complimentary Video Webinar

Monday, April 25, 2016

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM US Eastern
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM US Central
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM US Mountain
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM US Pacific
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM GMT

Webinar Overview

The digital world is changing fast. Cloud, social, mobile, analytics, and the Internet of Things are changing competition. Customers demand personalized services, and expect to engage through social and mobile channels. Companies are getting faster, smarter, and more efficient. New business models are emerging. If a company doesn’t lead digital innovation, then a competitor will. 

Companies want to turn technology into business transformation, but sometimes struggle to make the leap. In many organizations the move to become digital has resulted in a cacophony of inconsistent, disconnected, and incompatible activities. Companies have multiple initiatives and vendors, which often don’t work together. 

Senior leaders must keep in mind that business transformation comes from leadership, not technology. To create real transformation, CIOs must partner with the business and participate actively in the conversation about becoming digital.

In this interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, digital transformation expert George Westerman of MIT’s Sloan Center for Digital Business will lay out the key components needed for strong digital capability and will present the path for the CIO/business partnership.

If your organization is participating in the digital transformation, but wants to go faster, or if you want to learn how IT and the business can partner more effectively, join HBR and George Westerman on April 25.

About the Speaker

George Westerman Principal Research Scientist MIT Center for Digital Business

George Westerman

Principal Research Scientist

MIT Center for Digital Business

George Westerman is a Research Scientist in MIT Sloan's Center for Digital Business (CDB).  His research and teaching examine executive-level approaches to generating value through 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.” His latest book is Leading Digital: Turning Technology Into Business Transformation.