Dr. Keri E. Pearlson is an expert in the area of managing and using information. She has worked with CIOs and executives from some of the largest corporations in the world. She has expertise in helping executives create strategies to become Web 2.0-enabled enterprises, designing and delivering executive leadership programs, and managing multi-client programs on issues of interest to senior executives of information systems. Keri specializes in helping IT executives prepare to participate in the strategy formulation processes with their executive peers. Current issues include web2.0/3.0 strategy, ecoinformation systems, finding additional value from current investments, project vulnerability analysis, and succession preparation. She’s a skilled relationship manager and an accomplished meeting facilitator. She’s the Founding Partner and President of KP Partners, a CIO advisory services firm.
Keri has held various positions in academia and industry. As Vice President-Leadership Development for nGenera (formerly the Concours Group), she designed and delivered executive-level workshops for CIOs and their direct reports, and she led research programs on issues of importance to CIOs. She was a research and program director at the Research Board, a small, private think tank for CIOs, from 2001- 2003. From 1992-2000, she was a member of the information systems faculty at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin where she taught management information systems courses to MBAs and executives. Keri was also a research affiliate with CSC-Research Services where she conducted a study of the design and execution of mobile organizations. From 1986 to 1992, she did research for faculty at the Harvard Business School and for CSC-Index’s Prism Group. Prior work was at AT&T and Hughes Aircraft Company.
Keri holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) in Management Information Systems from the Harvard Business School and both a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering Management and a Bachelors Degree in Applied Mathematics from Stanford University.