Leadership

Can Business Harness IT to Minimize Risk?

Leadership - Can Business Harness IT to Minimize Risk?

Since IT supports the business functions needed to execute business strategy, wouldn’t IT be a powerful ally in minimizing business risk? Is there any way IT could help identify risks ahead of the curve so they could be dealt with before they become serious issues? What kinds of risks could IT best help tackle?

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George Westerman

George Westerman, Research Scientist in the Center for Information Systems Research, The MIT Sloan School of Management

George Westerman is a research scientist in MIT Sloan's Center for Information Systems Research and faculty chair for the course IT for the Non-IT Executive. His research and executive presentations focus on senior management challenges suc... More   View all posts
Richard Hunter

Richard Hunter, Group Vice-President and Gartner fellow, Gartner Executive Programmes

Richard Hunter was elected a Gartner Fellow in 2003, and is vice president and research director in Gartner Research, where his recent work has focused on matters of interest to CIOs. Mr. Hunter is the author of "World Without Secrets: Busi... More   View all posts
Scott Gibson

Scott Gibson, CIO & Senior VP of Distribution, Best Western International

Gibson joined Best Western in 2005 as Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Distribution. He brings more than 22 years of experience in the hotel industry technology sector to his role, along with a reputation for planning ... More   View all posts
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