Cyrus “Chuck” Gibson, PhD ’69

Symposium Roles
CIO Award Judge 2018, 2017, 2016, 2019 ()

Dr. Gibson is an independent consultant and educator in IT strategy, IT management, and IT-
driven digitization and business transformational change. His work has spanned over thirty years
in academia and consulting, most recently with the Initiative on the Digital Economy in the MIT
Sloan School and as a mentor and member of the support team for the Sloan graduate level
Action Learning course on Data Analytics.

Prior to that Dr. Gibson was a Senior Lecturer at the Sloan School, where he taught IT-business
management and field research seminars to undergraduates, MBAs, and executive students and
was involved in research on IT-enabled change management. He also worked at the MIT Center
for Information Systems Research with particular responsibilities for sponsor relationship

Until 1996 Dr. Gibson was a senior vice president at CSC Index, a management consulting firm
in reengineering and information systems management, where he had been since 1978. He was
an associate professor at the Harvard Business School, where he taught in MBA and executive
programs in organizational behavior and IT management and conducted research on
organizational and behavioral change associated with the implementation of information

Dr. Gibson’s publications include the books, The Information Imperative (with Barbara Jackson),
1987, and Managing Organizational Behavior, 1980, and over twenty articles, including,
“Managing the Four Stages of EDP Growth” (with Richard Nolan), Harvard Business Review,
1970, and “IT-enabled Business Change: An Approach to Understanding and Managing Risk”,
MIS Quarterly Executive, 2003. He has written over twenty-five case studies, with recent
particular emphasis on the management of large scale IT-related change.

He holds a PhD from the MIT Sloan School, an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and a
BE from Yale. He has been a member of the Advisory Board of ICEX, Inc., a knowledge
management services firm, and the Advisory Board of Plenia Locatel, a retail medical products
firm doing business in Latin America.