episode 508

MIT CISR's Peter Weill on Digital-Savvy Leadership

Peter Weill is the Chairman and Senior Research Scientist at MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research. In his position, Peter is focused on the role, value, and governance of digitization in enterprises and their ecosystems. Peter is also the author of numerous award-winning books and articles. December 03, 2020

508: MIT CISR Executive Director Peter Weill discusses 

  • The two roles of a technology leader: To manage technology and to help differentiate their enterprises. 
  • Some of the education programs CISR has for management teams to increase digital savviness
  • Some of the long-term implications the pandemic will have on the world
  • The results and implications from several of the machine learning based studies done by CISR that show that less than half of CIOs or CTOs and less than a quarter of boards are digitally savvy
  • The importance of having at least three digital savvy directors on a board
  • The three major aspects of a board
  • The value of having CIOs on boards

Among a variety of other topics.


This episode is sponsored by Zoho and Sykes

"We were able to find that with all listed companies in the United States with revenues over a billion, that only 24% of boards were digitally savvy and they had a much higher performance."

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

From strategy to implementation

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