Keri Pearlson

Executive Director

MIT Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan (CAMS)

Symposium Roles
Speaker/Panelist 2021, 2020, 2017, 2022 ()
Panels Participated in

Keri Pearlson is the Executive Director of Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan (CAMS), a research group focused on the difficult questions of leadership, strategy and management of cybersecurity.  She has held positions in academia and industry including Babson College, UTexas-Austin, Gartner’s Research Board, CSC, and AT&T. She founded KP Partners, a CIO advisory services firm. She was the Director of the International Institute of Analytics Leadership Consortium and the co-founder of the Concours Information Technology Leadership Development Program. Dr. Pearlson began her career at Hughes Aircraft Company as a systems analyst.

Dr. Pearlson’s research spans MIS, business strategy and organizational design. She is the co-author of Managing and Using Information: A Strategic Approach (7th ed) and of Zero Time: Providing Instant Customer Value. Her work has been published in Sloan Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, Information Resources Management Journal and by Harvard Business School Publishing.

Dr. Pearlson holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) in MIS from Harvard Business School and a MS in Industrial Engineering and BS in Mathematics from Stanford. She’s the founding President of the Austin Society for Information Management (SIM) and was named “2014 National SIM Leader of the Year”. 

Recent Press Coverage

October 24, 2019: Keri Pearlson interviewed with MIT Sloan’s Christopher Reichert for a podcast: “Keri Pearlson Executive Director of Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan” 

July 15, 2019: Stuart Madnick, Michael Siegel, Keri Pearlson, and Keman Huang were published in the Sloan Management Review- “Casting the Dark Web in a New Light” 

February 14, 2019: Keri Pearlson is featured on NBC Boston – “Take Back Your Privacy: Hiding Your Digital Footprints”

Recent Press Coverage