MIT (CAMS Research Consortium)
Dr. Keri Pearlson is the executive director of the research group cybersecurity at MIT Sloan (CAMS). Dr. Pearlson has held positions in academia and industry including Babson College, UTexas-Austin, Gartner’s Research Board, CSC, Hughes Aircraft Company and AT&T. She was the CIO for Shalom Austin. Her research career focuses on the intersection of information systems, business strategy and organizational design. Her current research projects study how organizations build a culture of cybersecurity, how cybersecurity can be a competitive advantage and how organizations create and adopt cybersecurity innovations. She’s the lead author of the popular MIT textbook Managing and Using Information: A Strategic Approach (7th edition) and co-author of Zero Time: Providing Instant Customer Value. She has written dozens of papers and case studies, many of which included ground-breaking work which has influenced how managers and leaders think about and manage information. She was the founding president of the SIM-Austin chapter and has held various other positions on the SIM Management Council and committees. Dr. Pearlson holds a doctorate in business administration (DBA) in MIS from Harvard Business School, a Masters (MS) in industrial engineering and a bachelors (BS) in mathematics from Stanford University.