Director, Center for Information Systems Research (CISR)
MIT Sloan Senior Research Scientist
Peter joined the Sloan faculty in 2000 to become director of MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). MIT CISR (established in 1974) is funded by fifty-five corporate sponsors and patrons, and undertakes practical research on how firms generate business value from IT. MIT CISR disseminates its findings through briefings, papers, workshops and executive education. Peter’s research and advisory work centers on the role, value and governance of IT in enterprises. In 2007 Ziff-Davis and eweek.com recognized Peter as one of “Top 100 Most Influential People in IT”.
Peter presents executive education and MBA programs on the business value of IT and has written award-winning books, journal articles, and case studies. His work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Peter recently coauthored a book entitled Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution (HBS Press, July 2006) and is researching business agility. He co-authored a “best selling” book, IT Governance: How Top Performers Manage IT Decision Rights for Superior Results (Harvard Business School Press 2004). He is co-author of the ‘best-selling’, Leveraging the New Infrastructure: How market leaders capitalize on information technology (HBS Press 1998) and Place to Space: Migrating to eBusiness Models, (HBS Press 2001) which won one of the Library Journal of America’s best business book of the year awards and was reviewed by the New York Times.
Peter regularly works with corporations and governments in IT issues including: Aetna, Australian Tax Office, BCG, British Telecom, IBM, Merrill Lynch, McKinsey, Microsoft, PwC, Raytheon, State Street Corporation and Unibanco. In 2007 Peter received an MIT Sloan “Outstanding Teacher” award.