Gerald C. (Jerry) Kane is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School, and author of “The Technology Fallacy: How People Are the Real Key to Digital Transformation”. He is also the Faculty Director of the Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepeneurship a Professor of Information Systems at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He is a senior editor at MIS Quarterly, the most prestigious academic journal on information systems.

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“Helping organizations and executives adapt to a digital World”

  • Visiting Scholar, Harvard Business School
  • Professor of Information Systems at the Carroll School of Management of Boston College;
  • Faculty Director of the Edmund H. Shea Center for Entrepreneurship at Boston College; and
  • Senior Editor, MIS Quarterly.

His research explores the role of digital technologies in business strategy, organizational culture, and talent development.

Teaching Boston College’s Tech Trek program, he prepares and takes undergraduate students to visit technology companies in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, and Dublin. His groups are typically called “the best prepared students we see all year.”

He has worked with companies such as Walmart, MetLife, Allstate, Caterpillar, Liberty Mutual, Partners Healthcare, among others to help executive teams understand and respond to digital disruption.

Dr. Kane has received grants from the National Science Foundation (CAREER) and from the US Army for his research. He has twice been nominated by Boston College as the US Professor of the Year.

His published research has appeared in such academic journals as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Organization Science, Management Science, Marketing Science, Harvard Business Review, and MIT-Sloan Management Review, among others.

Dr. Kane received his Ph.D. from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University and his M.B.A. in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University.

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