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g-f(2)143 THE BIG PICTURE OF THE DIGITAL AGE, MIT Sloan Executive Education, How Digitally Savvy Boards and Leadership Teams Pay Off.

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  • This golden knowledge container teaches about fundamental aspects of the Big Picture of the Digital Transformation.
  • A digital transformation involves rethinking how technology can be used to improve business models, value proposition, customer experience, operational efficiency, and more. 
    • This means innovating to deliver enhanced products, services, and customer engagement, but it also means having a board of directors and top management team that is digitally conversant.
  • Recent MIT research shows that having board members and top management teams with digital savvy is the new financial performance differentiator.

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MIT Sloan Executive Education YouTube Channel

How Digitally Savvy Boards and Leadership Teams Pay Off

Category 2: The Big Picture of the Digital Age

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In this webinar, Peter Weill, Chairman of MIT Sloan Center for Information Research (CISR) and Meg Regan, Senior Director for Executive Education, discuss:
  • What constitutes being “digitally savvy”
  • The role of the board and top management team in guiding digital transformation
  • How digital savviness pays off

Extracted from MIT Sloan School of Management

Peter Weill is a Senior Research Scientist and Chair of the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

His work centers on the role, value, and governance of digitization in enterprises. Weill joined the MIT Sloan faculty in 2000 to become director of MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). MIT CISR is funded by 80 corporate sponsors and patrons, and undertakes practical research on how firms generate business value from information technology (IT). As chair, Weill focuses on globalizing the center’s research and delivery. In 2008, Ziff Davis recognized Weill as #24 of The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, the highest-ranked academic.

His award-winning books, journal articles, and case studies have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, the Sloan Management Review, and The Wall Street Journal. Weill has co-authored best-selling books published by Harvard Business School Press, including IT Savvy: What Top Executives Must Know to Go from Pain to Gain (2009), Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution (2006), IT Governance: How Top Performers Manage IT Decision Rights for Superior Results (2004), and Leveraging the New Infrastructure: How Market Leaders Capitalize on Information Technology (1998). His co-authored book, Place to Space: Migrating to eBusiness Models (2001), was named by Library Journal as one of the best business books of the year, and was reviewed by The New York Times. Weill presents executive and MBA programs on the business value of IT, and in 2007 received an MIT Sloan Outstanding Teacher Award.

Meg Regan, MBA, CPC
Executive Development and Leadership Coach Connecting People and Ideas


Pragmatic, results-driven executive development professional with deep experience designing and delivering transformative learning experiences in corporate, higher education and non-profit environments globally. Strong quantitative skills and talent analyzing problems, finding innovative solutions and implementing change. Proven ability to develop, motivate and lead.

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